Meet dr.

Leslie Golden, MD, MPH

Family Medicine & Obesity Medicine

Dr. Leslie Golden sees adult and pediatric patients in her metabolic health care practice, where she focuses on supporting patients in making behavior changes that lead to overall health and wellness. She also has a master’s in public health, with a focus on health promotion and disease prevention.

Dr. Golden grew up in the southern United States before attending college at Valdosta State University in Georgia, graduate school at Florida International University in Miami, and medical school at Ross University School of Medicine in Florida. She completed her residency at the Greenville Health System in South Carolina before joining Watertown Family Practice in 2017.

She takes an educational approach to patient care, striving to help patients make a realistic plan that leads to impactful behavior changes. Dr. Golden supports patients on this journey through frequent follow-up visits that help them achieve and maintain their best health. In addition, she partners with a team of health coaches that work with patients on nutrition, diet, exercise and support to overcome barriers to health and wellness. She strives to help patients advocate for themselves to understand and take control of their own health.

Dr. Golden lives in Watertown with her husband, two young children and six rescue animals. She’s involved with the Wildlife in Need Center and enjoys outdoor activities, including hiking, kayaking, and biking. Every year she participates in RAGBRAI, an eight-day bike ride across the state of Iowa.

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