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Dr. Tracie Leonhardt

Emergency Medicine
Largo, FL
30 years experience female

Locations

Metabolic Medical Center

Largo, FL

Address

1120 S Belcher Road, suite 2, Largo, FL
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 7:00am - 5:00pm
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Practice website

Fax

(727) 826-0921

Metabolic Medical Center

Largo, FL

About

Bio

I am originally trained in Emergency Medicine and practiced for 14 years before changing specialties. I have practiced bariatrics for the past five years. I completed an advanced fellowship with A4M in anti-aging and regenerative medicine and am completing a masters in metabolism and nutrition. I am certified in hormonal replacement therapy. I am currently board certified in Emergency Medicine and Anti-aging and Regenerative Medicine. I am also board eligable in Bariatric medicine. I am the medical director of Peaks of Health Metabolic Medical Center located in Largo, Florida.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Emergency Medicine

Anti-Aging Medicine

Bariatrics

Integrative Medicine

Licenses

United States: Florida

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

181 Answers
14 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tracie Leonhardt
Emergency Medicine 30 years experience
Hyperglycemia: This is a term that just mean high blood sugar. This can be caused by many things such as exercise, stress, eating excess sugar and the ultimate di... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracie Leonhardt
Emergency Medicine 30 years experience
Reverse t3 (liothyronine): Doctors are not taught about reverse T3 (liothyronine) in training. Most physicians that know about this test learned about it on their own. This te... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracie Leonhardt
Emergency Medicine 30 years experience
Weight loss: You should make sure you are eating a healthy balanced diet - do not eliminate lean proteins, healthy fats, and good carbohydrates. Have them check y... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracie Leonhardt
Emergency Medicine 30 years experience
Abdominal fat: First make sure it is abdominal fat and not left over loose skin from weight loss. Abdominal fat is usually deposited by the elevation of hormones su... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tracie Leonhardt
Emergency Medicine 30 years experience
Twitching: muscle tightness and twitching is usually an indication of magnesium, potassium or calcium deficiency, mostly magnesium. Low blood flow would cause l... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracie Leonhardt
Emergency Medicine 30 years experience
Period: First and foremost you must rule out pregnancy. Otherwise, abnormal vaginal bleeding can be a hormone issue or something within your uterus such as ... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracie Leonhardt
Emergency Medicine 30 years experience
Heart rate: Many things will increase heart rate especially caffeine Normal range is 60- 100 so this may be normal for you
A female asked:
Dr. Tracie Leonhardt
Emergency Medicine 30 years experience
Weight loss and DM: Diabetics are low in certain nutrients necessary for fat burning. Magnesium, Vitamin D, chromium, alpha lipoic acid, and seleniomethionine. Also mak... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tracie Leonhardt
Emergency Medicine 30 years experience
Heart rate : It is a reaction that some people may have. You should try and avoid these foods. If the food is very spicy this can be induced by a reaction to the... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracie Leonhardt
Emergency Medicine 30 years experience
Boil: With draining an abscess you need to make sure it is irrigated and cleaned. If still hard, should see a doctor to maje sure there is not a cellulitis... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tracie Leonhardt
Emergency Medicine 30 years experience
Yes: This is a normal reaction in some people when they have to strain a lot - it is called a vagal reaction.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tracie Leonhardt
Emergency Medicine 30 years experience
Back spasms: Some easy remedies are magnesium - we use it in IV drips but you can soak in Epson salt bath - just put about 5-6 cups in the bath (this is magnesium)... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracie Leonhardt
Emergency Medicine 30 years experience
Reflex failure: Tendon reflex can be abnormal with spinal injury or compression of a spinal nerve as with herniated discs. Other things such an magnesium abnormaliti... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracie Leonhardt
Emergency Medicine 30 years experience
Back pain: This could be anywhere from a muscle strain and spasm, subluxation of the vertebrae to a bulging or herniated disc. You should see your physician to... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tracie Leonhardt
Emergency Medicine 30 years experience
Low T : A 21 year old should not have low testosterone. You need to find the cause. If the prolactin is significantly high and you are having headaches and... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracie Leonhardt
Emergency Medicine 30 years experience
Pituitary: 5htp help the body produce more seratonin. This is a neurotransmitter in the brain and is not produced from the pituitary. Most of our seratonin is ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tracie Leonhardt
Emergency Medicine 30 years experience
Thyroid: I would need to know the free t3, (liothyronine) reverse T3 (liothyronine) and the tpo and tg antibodies to see if you are producing antibodies to you... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracie Leonhardt
Emergency Medicine 30 years experience
See GYN: You should see your doctor for vaginal cultures. You could still have an infection. Not all vaginal infections are sexually transmitted. Foul odors... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tracie Leonhardt
Emergency Medicine 30 years experience
Thyroid : If your wife is diagnosed with a thyroid problem i would get this treated first and once regulated then proceed toward pregnancy. Hypothyroid is link... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracie Leonhardt
Emergency Medicine 30 years experience
Yes: Low Progesterone is a cause of bleeding and miscarriages. Progesterone is commonly used to maintain pregnancy. Make sure they are checking your lev... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracie Leonhardt
Emergency Medicine 30 years experience
Progesterone: Progesterone usually calms the body and reduces anxiety. Excess Progesterone usually causes sleepiness. We use Progesterone to reduce anxiety and pa... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracie Leonhardt
Emergency Medicine 30 years experience
No: The body needs healthy low glycemic carbohydrates. Eating too little carbs can stress the body and in the long run worsen Insulin resistance.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracie Leonhardt
Emergency Medicine 30 years experience
Check with your OB: There are studies that have shown the use during pregnancy and the discontinuation. Any time you consider taking a medication or discontinuing one du... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracie Leonhardt
Emergency Medicine 30 years experience
Urine: You need to see your physician to have your urine evaluated. Chronic blood in the urine needs a workup and to be checked out.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracie Leonhardt
Emergency Medicine 30 years experience
Bacterial vaginosis: Bacterial vaginosis is usually caused by an overgrowth of a organism called gardenerella. This is usually not sexually transmited. Unless your husba... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracie Leonhardt
Emergency Medicine 30 years experience
Acne and hair: These may be related to birth control. Hair loss is usually related to nutritional deficiencies or hormone imbalances. Birth control causes many nut... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracie Leonhardt
Emergency Medicine 30 years experience
Veggies: The main vegetables that may affect thyroid are high in iodine - suggested not to consume over 6 grams daily. Also cruciferous veggie can lower thyro... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracie Leonhardt
Emergency Medicine 30 years experience
Yes: When you over stress the body, it will steal other hormone to make more cortisol including testosterone.
A female asked:
Dr. Tracie Leonhardt
Emergency Medicine 30 years experience
Heart disease: The risk of heart disease increases after a hysterectomy due to the decline in estrogen that has protective actions toward heart disease. I would loo... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracie Leonhardt
Emergency Medicine 30 years experience
Diet: I would follow a healthy lower glycemic nutritional program. Fruit is fine but watch how much processed food and high sugary food. You may be at ris... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracie Leonhardt
Emergency Medicine 30 years experience
Multiple issues: When treating patients with multiple issues you need to unravel the picture and find the dominate cause. You begin attacking one thing at a time. A l... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Tracie Leonhardt
Emergency Medicine 30 years experience
Deriphillin retard: This medication is a category C for pregnancy. This means use with caution and has not been tested to be safe in pregnancy. This medication is usua... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracie Leonhardt
Emergency Medicine 30 years experience
Tingling: Numbness and tingling in the extremities can be caused by many things, nutritional deficiencies such as vitamin d and B12 - diabetes and high blood ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracie Leonhardt
Emergency Medicine 30 years experience
Nipple discharge: Any fluid discharging from the nipples needs to be evaluated by your gyn or family physician. This can sometimes be an infection or a hormonal issue... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tracie Leonhardt
Emergency Medicine 30 years experience
Hair products: I like the hair products without the chemicals or sulfites. Purology is good. The best one I have found is sri bella from melaleuca - melaleuca s... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tracie Leonhardt
Emergency Medicine 30 years experience
IGG : Igg are sensitivities for foods or substances and cause significant gut inflammation. These then lead to impermeable or leaky gut. This inflammatio... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Tracie Leonhardt
Emergency Medicine 30 years experience
Exhausted: Many patients, but especially patients over sixty will be very fatigued after surgery or procedures. Often they do not have significant adrenal func... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracie Leonhardt
Emergency Medicine 30 years experience
Yes: With the nausea and increase thirst could be diabetes new onset. Would definitely go to see your physician asap.
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tracie Leonhardt
Emergency Medicine 30 years experience
Both: Usually weight gain as the Insulin is putting the sugar into the fat system. Weight loss can occur right before someone goes from Insulin resistance ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracie Leonhardt
Emergency Medicine 30 years experience
No period: If you are not pregnant and you are not having your period this would be some sort of hormone imbalance. This could be hypothyroid or low progesteron... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracie Leonhardt
Emergency Medicine 30 years experience
Yes: Eat frequent balance meals with protein, healthy fat, and complex carbohydrates. Make sure you follow with your doctor to get checked for early sign... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracie Leonhardt
Emergency Medicine 30 years experience
Gum: The sugar free gums with xylotol can help kill bacteria.
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracie Leonhardt
Emergency Medicine 30 years experience
EBV: It depends on the testing method. If IGM is positive this is a new infection. If IGG is positive this is a prior infection and depending on the tit... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracie Leonhardt
Emergency Medicine 30 years experience
Dark spots: You can use a cream with higher dose resveratrol in it - this will help lighten the skin.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tracie Leonhardt
Emergency Medicine 30 years experience
Ears: You can not tell without checking the ear out. You can have low grade fever with teething and infection. Higher fevers would usually be an infection... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracie Leonhardt
Emergency Medicine 30 years experience
Anger, mood swings: Irritability, anger and mood swings with hormones are usually due to higher estrogen levels and lower Progesterone levels. Progesterone reaches a rec... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracie Leonhardt
Emergency Medicine 30 years experience
Klonipin: As long as you are fully awake you should be fine to take your klonopin (clonazepam).
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracie Leonhardt
Emergency Medicine 30 years experience
Pain medication: You should not be taking any narcotic pain medication while breast feeding; however, most short acting medications have a 4-8 hour half life. You can... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracie Leonhardt
Emergency Medicine 30 years experience
Tooth: You will most likely need to get the tooth pulled - You need to see a dentist especially if pain and swelling around the gum
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracie Leonhardt
Emergency Medicine 30 years experience
Cat scratch: Yes you should be seen by your physician for an evaluation - cat's do carry certain infections that can cause the lymph nodes to swell. Good Luck

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Apr 22, 2013
Patient, thoughtful responses to difficult questions from patients who appear to have minimal clues about reality. She is knowledgeable and has a measured, conservative, but helpful approach.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Leonhardt is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Leonhardt is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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I'll give those options a go as I also suffer from gastroparesis and I feel that the symptoms aren't related do I'll definitely give it a go.
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank u they diagnosed me on ultrasound with cysts on both ovaries and LH/fsh ratio. Also testosterone elevated
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Thanks for ur reply just scared an trying to get as much info on what my it b goin down my neck but can sleep all day an eyes look like dr

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine, FL
Graduated 1992MD

Residency

Northwestern University

Residency

USF

Awards

Leading Physician of the Year in functional medicine
Top Doctor, First Place, St. Petersburg, FL - Winter
2013
Most Influential, First Place, St. Petersburg, FL - Winter
2013

Affiliations

PCOMS
AOA
FOMA
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