Approach To Your Care
Growing up on a farm in Southwest Wisconsin, Dr. Ley had an early fascination with the plants of the land. As early as 7th grade, Dr. Ley began immersing her self in natural medicine topics for a science fair project, "Ten Integrative Therapies." She moved forward, later establishing an exceptional grounding in healthcare. She worked directly with patients for over ten years in acute and chronic care settings, including St. Mary's Hospital & Medical Center, of Madison, Wisconsin. Dr. Ley began to wonder what health care would look like if we were able to blend knowledge from contemporary and ancient health models?
Dr. Ley's medical practice blends the best available scientific understandings from ancient to contemporary teachings in a safe and effective manner. She is guided by the six principles of naturopathic medicine, as well as her desire to provide care that is connected and truly comprehensive, so that you can "Move Toward a More Vital You."
Dr. Ley works collaboratively with patients and their other care providers, in order to address symptoms appropriately and to explore any underlying contributing factors that exist. Dr. Ley eagerly listens to the stories patient's bring so that she may develop an individualized plan of care with them. This plan, in addition to addressing the primary health concerns, will often include preventive health strategies so that you can "Maintain a More Vital You."
Dr. Dawn M. Ley is a licensed naturopathic doctor who has successfully completed board examinations administered by the North American Board of Naturopathic Examiners. She cares for both acute and chronic conditions, with an emphasis in digestive complaints, diabetes, integrative cancer care, and the management of hormonal imbalances. She utilizes nutritional analysis and physical examination in conjunction with careful review of laboratory studies to determine individualized recommendations for your health. Dr. Ley's natural therapy recommendations often include, botanicals, homeopathy, physical medicine and counseling so that you may "Move Toward a More Vital You."
Dr. Ley earned a B.S. in biology with a medical science concentration and minors in psychology, chemistry and Spanish language at Edgewood College in Madison, WI. At Edgewood, she conducted research within the biological and social science departments and was extremely involved in health promotion both on and off campus.
Dr. Ley received her doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine at the National College of Natural Medicine, a federally recognized and accredited institution in Portland, Oregon. There she completed a four-year, post-graduate, naturopathic medical program consisting of a thorough study of the conventional medical sciences.
Dr. Ley completed a two-year clinical mentorship rotation in women's health. She completed a clinical rotation in integrative oncology at two hospital facilities, one being at Cancer Treatment Centers of America's Midwestern Regional Medical Center in Zion, Illinois. Dr. Ley also obtained advanced training in gynecology and obstetrics. She is committed to advancing patient rights and public health initiatives via advocacy at federal and state levels. She continues to work with local and international communities through various non-profit organizations, including providing medical services in Nicaragua.
All of these experiences helped shape her vision of the integrative and collaborative physician she wished to become for your healthcare needs. Dr. Ley is thrilled to have come full circle to be back in the Madison area, where she can share her passion for naturopathic medicine with her patients and the surrounding communities.
Dr. Ley's hobbies include exploring the outdoors through hiking, organic gardening and cross country skiing as well as cooking new creations in the kitchen and playing with her dog, Chloe.