About Dr. Talton
Born and raised in Stuart, FL, Dr. Leighan Talton received her undergraduate degree from the University of Florida. Drawn to the whole-body approach of Osteopathic Medicine, she then completed her medical degree at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Bradenton, FL. After enjoying nearly every rotation in medical school, she was inspired to pursue a career as a Family Doctor. She completed residency at St. Vincent’s Family Medicine Residency Program, a dually-accredited program (MD/DO) in Jacksonville, FL where she served as Chief Resident.
She was overjoyed to return to her hometown with her husband, Jat, to raise their children with her parents. She is also honored to care for family and friends and to collaborate with the physician mentors who guided her career path.
Insurance companies have placed increasing demands on physicians, requiring high volumes of patients and exhaustive documentation. The lack of control of her patient’s experience prompted Dr. Talton to pursue Direct Primary Care, a newer model of medicine which removes the barriers insurance companies create between physician and patient. She is looking forward to a long career focusing on the type of medicine she originally envisioned, where patients and families come first.
Dr. Talton recently completed advanced training and is now board certified in Obesity Medicine. Obesity is the most prevalent chronic disease in our society, yet many physicians are not trained in how to manage it. When Dr. Talton learned of additional training that allowed her to advance her understanding of this complicated issue, she pursued it. “Not a day in practice has passed that a patient hasn’t wanted to discuss weight management. I needed to make sure I knew as much as possible to help my patients.