Monarch Care Team

Get to know your doctor!

Leslee R McElrath, MD

I am a board certified Family Physician.

I was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. Graduated from Xavier University of Louisiana, with an undergrad degree in chemistry and creative writing. I returned to Dayton, Ohio for medical school and residency, which are both heavily invested in primary care.

 My patient interactions are what got me through the rigors of an emotionally intense program. It was during training that I discovered my true calling within the practice of family medicine. 

The decision to permanently relocate to Akron, OH was an easy one. The people I interacted with and culture that I experienced upon moving here made the decision for me. It has since become my home and I'm proud to be an Akronite.

I'm a very laid back and personable doctor. I gained this knowledge to help people learn what their healthcare options are, not to pretend that I'm better than them.

So if you see me on the street don't hesitate to say, HI!

Get to know your counselor!

Erika Graham, M.Ed, LPC-CR, CDCA

I have a great passion for working with adolescents and adults who may be expericencing emotional difficulties. I enjoy exposing clients to new coping skills and developing more healthy ways to deal with distress. Currently, I am providing individual counseling servies to address things such as depression, anxiety, grief, self-harm, and racial identity. My goal is to assist clients in gaining a deeper understanding of oneself, using Mindfulness, Strength-based and Culturally sensitive approaches.

As a Counseling Psychology PhD student, I have received extensive training in cultural diversity and I have an interest in racial identity development.


Services available to both subscription and insurance billing patients

Get to know your massage therapist!

Dana Lewis, LMT

I can't believe it took me so long to find massage! Even as a kid, I always had my hands on somebody and I still love it even after practicing for 7 years. In previous careers this would be about the time I would be looking for the next adventure (which just meant I would completely changed direction) & start something completely new. This is the first career where I want to do this forever. Massage is a great non-invasive way of healing most issues that plague us all. Examples include stress, carpal tunnel, plantar fasciitis, chronic pain, muscle stiffness/soreness, loss of range of motion, poor circulation and the list goes on. After a brief consultation, I will customize the massage to meet your specific needs... whether it is a relaxation massage, deep tissue, trigger point, pregnancy, pre & post sporting events massage. Additional spa treatments also available like peppermint foot scrubs and hand/feet paraffin dips. 

Services available to both subscription and insurance billing patients. See scheduling link for restrictions.

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