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Dr. Denise A. Leonardi

Medical Director

UnitedHealthcare

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UnitedHealthcare

9700 Health Care Lane

Minnetonka, Minnesota 55343

United States

Company Description

UnitedHealthcare is dedicated to helping people nationwide live healthier lives by simplifying the health care experience, meeting consumer health and wellness needs, and sustaining trusted relationships with care providers. The company offers the full sp ... more

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Background Information

Employment History

Medical Director

Lovelace Women's Hospital

Associate Medical Director

La Clinica de Familia , Inc

Affiliations

Fellow
American Academy of Family Physicians

Doña Ana County Councilor
New Mexico Medical Society

Education

Wayne State University

MBA

MD

Medical Doctorate

Michigan State University's College of Human Medicine

Web References (34 Total References)


New Mexico Medical Society

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Physician Denise Leonardi, medical director of Lovelace Health Plan, knows firsthand that a prescription of exercise and diet can change...


When people dive into online research, ...

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When people dive into online research, inaccurate information can make them more nervous, says Dr. Denise Leonardi, medical director of Lovelace Health Plan and a family physician for 26 years.

"A lot of times people come in saying, 'I have a headache. I must have a brain tumor,' " she says.
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People with low health literacy may have trouble understanding what is happening with their bodies, Leonardi says. If they don't understand their condition, they are unlikely to follow instructions, she says.
When patients do their own research, she does not suggest simply plugging a diagnosis into a search engine. That nets too many sites and blogs with inaccurate information. She also avoids sites with distracting advertisements.
...
While that takes time, Leonardi says she "loved it when people brought me stuff so I could correct any misinformation."
If patients do their own research, she suggests that they write specific questions and bring them to a doctor.
When patients do find good sources, it can help them make valuable connections about their health, she says.
"I know the Web has created more hypochondriacs," she says.


When people dive into online research, ...

www.abqjournal.com [cached]

When people dive into online research, inaccurate information can make them more nervous, says Dr. Denise Leonardi, medical director of Lovelace Health Plan and a family physician for 26 years.

"A lot of times people come in saying, 'I have a headache. I must have a brain tumor,' " she says.
...
People with low health literacy may have trouble understanding what is happening with their bodies, Leonardi says. If they don't understand their condition, they are unlikely to follow instructions, she says.
When patients do their own research, she does not suggest simply plugging a diagnosis into a search engine. That nets too many sites and blogs with inaccurate information. She also avoids sites with distracting advertisements.
...
While that takes time, Leonardi says she "loved it when people brought me stuff so I could correct any misinformation."
If patients do their own research, she suggests that they write specific questions and bring them to a doctor.
When patients do find good sources, it can help them make valuable connections about their health, she says.
"I know the Web has created more hypochondriacs," she says.


When people dive into online research, ...

www.abqjournal.com [cached]

When people dive into online research, inaccurate information can make them more nervous, says Dr. Denise Leonardi, medical director of Lovelace Health Plan and a family physician for 26 years.

"A lot of times people come in saying, 'I have a headache. I must have a brain tumor,' " she says.
...
People with low health literacy may have trouble understanding what is happening with their bodies, Leonardi says. If they don't understand their condition, they are unlikely to follow instructions, she says.
When patients do their own research, she does not suggest simply plugging a diagnosis into a search engine. That nets too many sites and blogs with inaccurate information. She also avoids sites with distracting advertisements.
...
While that takes time, Leonardi says she "loved it when people brought me stuff so I could correct any misinformation."
If patients do their own research, she suggests that they write specific questions and bring them to a doctor.
When patients do find good sources, it can help them make valuable connections about their health, she says.
"I know the Web has created more hypochondriacs," she says.

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