Leslie Neher, MD
- Family medicine
- Women's Health
- Breastfeeding medicine
- Sports Medicine
- Addressing health disparities
What is your practice philosophy?
To create a medical home for my patients where they feel respected, can fully participate in their care, and be supported; all while honoring culture as an important aspect of the care team.
What are you passionate about? And why?
Decreasing health disparities amongst marginalized groups.
If I wasn’t a provider, I would be a: Lactation consultant because I love taking care of mother-baby dyads.
Why did you become a provider? When did you know this was the career for you? I became a doctor to decrease health disparities. I knew this was the career for me when I was able to connect with patients in a way where we learn from each other.
Something I have learned from my patients is: I have learned that culture has many facets and layers, and patients cannot be treated in a homogenous framework.
One of the challenges of this career that I enjoy is (and why): I enjoy the challenge of the ever-evolving nature of medicine, there is always something more to learn.
My personal health goal is: Ensure I can beat my son at basketball for as long as possible. He’s 2, so I think the odds are in my favor for now.
What is the best thing you’ve done for your health or the best health advice you’ve received? Doing something active every day, even if it’s only for 5 minutes, helps build a routine.
What are you most proud of? Building a family with my wonderful husband.
What are a few of your personal achievements? Teaching my son small words in Diné Bizaad (Navajo language).
- Family medicine
Years of experience
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Major health plans we participate in
- Allina Health | Aetna
- Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota
Other health plans we participate in
- America's PPO
- First Health/Coventry
- Hennepin Health (formerly Metropolitan Health Plan)
- South Country Health Alliance
- United Behavioral Health
- Wisconsin Physician Services (WPS)