Joseph F.. Leonard, M.D.

Joseph F.. Leonard, M.D.

I enjoy being a family physician because I like people.  There is uniqueness and value to each person.  I am grateful for the opportunity to care for people when they face illness and hope that together we can develop a rational approach to finding out cause and treatment.  One of the great joys of medical practice is working with people to prevent or treat illness and to enable a more enjoyable life.  Physicians treat disease, yet God is the one who shepards us through life.  To know and trust Him, is to have joy and peace, even in the presence of disease and pain.  May we all be faithful to our calling in Him.  I also enjoy volunteering in medical projects in rural Latin America and China.  My wife and I have three children.  All will be in college or graduate school this fall.

Office Location(s):

Grossmont Family Medical Group

5525 Grossmont Center Drive
Suite 200
La Mesa, California   91942
Location Phone: 619-644-6500
Location Fax: 619-644-6526

My Phone: 619-644-6500

Accepting new patients:
I am accepting new patients.

Medical Education:
Univeristy of Southern California School of Medicine : 1976

Memorial Hospital Long Beach : 1979
University of California, Irvine

Academic Appointments:
Assistant Clinical Professor, Family Medicine, Stanford School of Medicine : 1996-2002
Clinical Instructor, UCSD School of Medicine : 1993-Present

Languages other than English:

In Practice Since:

Sharp Community Medical Group : 1994
Grossmont Hospital : 1981
Christian Medical Dental Association : 1972

Honors and Awards:
President, Grossmont Family Medical Group : 2000, 2006
Board of Directors, California Academy of Family Physicians : 1997-2003
Board of Directors, Sharp Community Medical Group : 1996-2001
Residency Director, Sharp Family Practice Residency Program : 1996-1999
President, San Diego Academy of Family Physicians : 1992
Board of Directors, Grossmont Hospital Corporation : 1991-1992
Chief of Staff, Grossmont Hospital : 1990-1991
Supervisor of Resident Training, Long Beach Memorial Family Practice Residency Program : 1979-1981