About Us

 

Karen Hadley Leavitt, MD

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Dr. Leavitt is a Board Certified Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatrist.  She grew up in the Orlando area and completed her bachelors degree at UCF then went on to St George’s University School of Medicine.  She completed her medical training in Chicago, Illinois and did her Psychiatry residency at Loyola University Medical Center and her Child and Adolescent fellowship at Rush University Medical Center.  She served as chief resident  or chief fellow at both institutions.  She has received awards for her skills in Teaching, and for Clinical Practice and Professionalism.  She additionally received the Excellence in Teaching Award from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services in 2014, prior to her return home to Central Florida.  In her practice, Dr. Hadley believes it is important to listen to a patient’s needs and concerns prior to prescribing medications.  She also believes that a patient, or their parent, should have an integral role in their treatment plan.  She is an advocate of her patients, and a practitioner of evidence-based medicine.  Her career has involved inpatient, outpatient, and residential care, providing Dr. Hadley a unique understanding of medication management in the most complex of situations.