Eva P.-S.. Leonard, M.D.
Eva P.-S.. Leonard, M.D.
Eva P.-S. Leonard, MD, is an internal medicine specialist who has been in full-time private practice in San Diego since 1981. She graduated from University of Southern California, School of Medicine and trained at the Hospital of the Good Samaritan in Los Angeles.
Dr. Leonard is also a Voluntary Clinical Professor in Internal Medicine for the University of California, School of Medicine, teaching medical students and internal medicine residents. She is an Associate Clinical Professor for Stanford School of Medicine, teaching nurse practitioners and physician assistants. She has taught for UCSD School of Medicine since 1981, and for Stanford since 1994. She has given lectures to the general public as well as to her peers.
As noted in the American Medical Association website, Dr. Leonard holds the AMA Physician's Recognition Award Certificate for completion of at least fifty hours of continuing medical education annually. She also received the Golden Apple Teaching Award from the Sharp Family Practice Residency in 1998. She has been cited as one who excels in patient satisfaction surveys both in the hospital and in the outpatient setting. For several years, she has been on television.
Dr. Leonard's personal practice philosophy or description:
"I hold the patient physician relationship sacred. It is my privilege and duty to care for patients and advocate for them. My role as an internist is multifaceted. It is not just to heal the sick, save lives, prevent illness and educate the public, paramedical staff, medical students, and residents. It is also to use resources wisely and to uphold professional ethics of doing no harm, having integrity and moral standards, providing compassionate care, and respecting the sanctity of life. My commitment is to successfully provide quality, comprehensive, cost-effective patient care, modeling excellence for the medical community."
Dr. Leonard is currently not accepting new patients due to the high demand for her services. The long waiting list is unreasonable for all concerned. Since 1985, she has also limited her practice from attending patients in skilled nursing facilities. As an internist, she specializes in adults only, so does not see anyone under age eighteen as the family doctors in GFMG do. Her special interests include diabetes mellitus, cancer screening, preventative healthcare, women's issues, osteoporosis, end-of-life care, and medical ethics. She cares for her hospitalized patients at Grossmont Hospital. Dr. Leonard is Chairwoman of the Credentials Committee at Grossmont Hospital and is active in the San Diego County Medical Society, serving on its Science Fair Committee. Besides English, she speaks Chinese, the Swatow dialect.
Office hours are Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. -12 noon. Saturday hours are for urgent care only. Dr. Leonard was President of Grossmont Family Medical Group, Inc., (GFMG), during 2003 and 2009, and continues to spend Fridays in administrative duties and other professional activities. Dr. Leonard is also the elected Chair of
the Regional Advisory Council and serves on the Board of Directors for GFMG’s
IPA (Independent Physicians Association), SCMG (Sharp Community Medical
Group). Patient care is cross-covered by other doctors in GFMG whenever she is not available.
Dr. Leonard married Joseph F. Leonard, M.D. in 1977. They have three children: Sean, Rose, and Ryan. Her outside interests include family, medical missions, travel, music, opera, and cultural events.
5525 Grossmont Center Drive
La Mesa, California 91942
University of California, San Diego : 1974
USC School of Medicine : 1978
Hospital of the Good Samaritan in Los Angeles : 1981
Chief Resident 1980-1981
Voluntary Associate Clinical Professor at Stanford School of Medicine : 1994
Voluntary Clinical Professor at UCSD School of Medicine : 1981
Languages other than English:
President, Grossmont Family Medical Group (2003 & 2009)
Member, Sharp Community Medical Group Board of Directors
Member, American College of Physicians
Member, American Medical Association
Member, San Diego County Medical Society
Member, Christian Medical and Dental Associations
Chairwoman, Grossmont Regional Council, Sharp Community Medical Group
Chairman, Credentials Committee, Sharp Grossmont Hospital
Honors and Awards:
Teacher of the Year, for “outstanding teaching from students and faculty,” Stanford-San Diego Primary Care Associates Program, December : 2003
Teacher of the Year, “The Golden Apple Award” for outstanding teaching, Sharp Family Practice Residency : 1999-2000
I Want to be With You, Mama : 1987
Leonard, Eva P.-S., "I Want to be With You, Mama," CHRISTIAN MEDICAL SOCIETY JOURNAL, Volume XVIII, Number 4, Fall, l987
Diabetes and Pregnancy : 1986
Leonard, Eva P.-S., "Diabetes and Pregnancy," DIABETES BRIEFS, Volume l, Number 3, Fall, l986
Diabetic Ketoacidosis: Problem of Insulin-Resistant Patients : 1979
Kumar, D., R. J. Rosenquist, E. P. Leonard, and C. Klasen, "Diabetic Ketoacidosis: Problem of Insulin-Resistant Patients," The Endocrine Society, 6lst Annual Meeting, (Program and Abstacts, Number 407, page l74), June l3-l5, l979, Anaheim, California
Diabetic Ketoacidosis : 1978
Kumar, Dinesh, Eva Leonard, and Robert K. Rude, "Diabetic Ketoacidosis," ARCHIVES OF INTERNAL MEDICINE, Volume l38, April, l978, (letter to the editor)
Comparison of Continuous and Intermittent Intravenous Insulin Therapies for Ketoacidosis : 1977
Piters, K. M., D. Kumar, Eva Pei, and Alice Bessman, "Comparison of Continuous and Intermittent Intravenous Insulin Therapies for Ketoacidosis," DIABETOLOGIA l3:3kl7-32l, August, l977
Efficacy of Continuous Infusion in Severe Diabetic Ketoacidosis : 1976
Pei, Eva, A. N. Bessman, and Dinesh Kumar, "Efficacy of Continuous Infusion in Severe Diabetic Ketoacidosis," CLINICAL RESEARCH XXIV(2):l34A, February 4-6, l976, Carmel, California
Comparison of Continuous and Intermittent Intravenous Insulin Therapies for Diabetic Ketoacidosis : 1976
Kumar, D., K. Piters, E. Pei, M. Thompson, and A. Bessman, "Comparison of Continuous and Intermittent Intravenous Insulin Therapies for Diabetic Ketoacidosis," IX International Diabetes Federation Congress, (EXCERPTA MEDICA, CURRENT TOPICS IN DIABETES RESEARCH, Number l54, page 78), October 3l-November 5, l976, New Delhi, India
Hyperglucagonemia and Treatment of Diabetic Ketoacidosis : 1976
Kumar, Dinesh, and Eva Pei, "Hyperglucagonemia and Treatment of Diabetic Ketoacidosis," DIABETES 25(Supplenent l), Abstract Number 203, page 37l, l976
Efficacy of Continuous Low Dose Insulin Infusions Versus Intermittent High Dose Therapy in Severe Diabetic Ketoacidosis : 1976
Kumar, D., K. Piters, E. Pei, and A. Bessman, "Efficacy of Continuous Low Dose Insulin Infusions Versus Intermittent High Dose Therapy in Severe Diabetic Ketoacidosis," 57th Annual Session, American College of Physicians, April 5-8, l976, Philadelphia, PA
Continuous Insulin Infusion in Severe Diabetic Ketoacidosis : 1976
Pei, Eva, and Dinesh Kumar, "Continuous Insulin Infusion in Severe Diabetic Ketoacidosis," l976 AMSA-UTMB National Student Research Forum, April, 2l-24, l976, Galveston, Texas
Experience in Continuous Low Dose Insulin Infusion Therapy for Severe Diabetic Ketoacidosis : 1975
Pei, Eva, "Experience in Continuous Low Dose Insulin Infusion Therapy for Severe Diabetic Ketoacidosis," September l5, l975, on Medical Student Research Day, U.S.C., October, l975