Dr. Leia Anderson
CREDENTIALS, EDUCATION & ACHIEVEMENTS
Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine
Master of Science in Genetic Counseling from The University of Pittsburgh Graduate
School of Public Health
Bachelor of Arts in Microbiology from Ohio Wesleyan University
Member of the Pennsylvania Association of Naturopathic Physicians
Licensed Naturopath in the State of Vermont (until PA offers licensure)
WHY I BECAME A NATUROPATHIC DOCTOR…
I have been interested in prevention-based healthcare since High School, after witnessing family members with preventable diseases only getting sicker with managed conventional care.
My passion for scientific research and prevention led me to getting a Masters in Genetic Counseling, but after working with patients in that setting I realized I needed to be a Doctor to have the greatest impact on people’s health.
I love being able to empower my patients to think differently and pro-actively about their health, and I’m humbled and in awe every day by the amazing ability our bodies have to heal naturally when given the opportunity!
THINGS YOU MIGHT BE SURPRISED TO KNOW ABOUT ME
I play the violin and was briefly in a Blue Grass band in college.
I sang in an A Capella Choir with other University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Public Health students called the PalPITTations.
My kids will eat anything. Yes, ANYTHING including kale salad, sushi, and Indian food.
I love my two amazing children, and strive to instill in them healthy habits that will last a lifetime. I plan to unabashedly encourage them to share my enthusiasm for music, exercise, and science. They are still very young, but right now my son wants to be an astronomer and my daughter wants to be a nurse!