Monarch Care Team
Get to know your doctor/health coach!
Leslee R McElrath, MD
I am a board certified Family Physician, IIN certified Health Coach, and certified BioTE provider.
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, through Wright State University, which are both heavily invested in primary care. In 2020 I followed my passions and obtained my certification in Integrative Nutrition and Health Coaching through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. There I studied with the world's top health and wellness experts and learned about over 100 dietary theories. And towards the end of 2020 I became a certified BioTE provider after learning about the health benefits and symptom management options available with hormone optimization.
My patient interactions are what got me through the rigors of an emotionally intense medical program. It was during training that I discovered my true calling within the practice of family medicine. And the addition of the health coaching training gives me insight into teaching patients to listen to their bodies and create personalized action plans based on their unique goals.
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.
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.
Get to know your personal trainer!
Get to know your yoga instructor!
I'm a yoga instructor, health educator and Army NG 68 Medial Series Soldier from Akron, OH. I've been practicing yoga for 6+ years and has been an athlete since 9 years of age. My passion for health and fitness has always been my purpose in life and I'm now walking in that purpose everyday to serve others.
I have my RYT-200HR and Bachelors Degree in Health Education from Kent State University. I have continued my education in wellness by earning multiple meditation, sound healing and reiki certifications to help provide services and education for my students and community.
My unique touch comes from my story growing up in a lower income area of Akron to become a business owner and educator of many talents. I'm able to connect and relate to others through understanding. My background being an athlete through college and past injuries in combination to my education in the health fields gives me a unique perspective on healing techniques for my students.