What if one simple change
to the way we practice medicine
could transform healthcare

... and the whole world?

This is the provocative question I’ve been asking myself for the more than 15 years I’ve been in practice as a Naturopathic Doctor.

From cancer to anxiety, low thyroid function and high cholesterol, to more mysterious symptoms that defy tidy diagnosis, I’ve learned that it takes more than medical knowledge and medication to help someone with chronic illness.

First, we need to really listen.

In my practice, I invite the patients in my care to take a step back and consider their lives as a whole. Are they happy in their work? How are their relationships?  Are they in touch with their sense of purpose? What do they think might be causing their symptoms, on a deeper level?

And then I listen. I listen to both to what a patient is saying, and to what my medical training and hunches are telling me.

This listening allows the whole picture of a person’s overall health and happiness to emerge. And it creates a clearing for that person to gain insights that are useful to their treatment and healing.


A patient connects her fatigue to her rocky marriage.

Another patient notices that she’s never felt comfortable talking about her feelings.

Yet another patient connects her hormone imbalance to years of pressure and overwork.

Because when we include real listening in our practice of medicine, it radically improves healing and health outcomes for the people in our care.

Second, we really need to help people with their whole lives.

Alongside prescriptions or natural medicines, I also use food, mind-set, communication and interpersonal skills, and deep inner work to develop and sustain a patient’s health and healing.

Because when we use tools we know can help someone’s whole life, it radically improves healing and health outcomes for the people in our care.

Whole life, whole world.

When we practice medicine in this way, the impact goes far beyond the person who is our patient. It radiates out into the health and happiness of their family members. It spills out onto the streets in the communities that person shares with their neighbors. It changes the way that person lets other people merge into their lane on their commute, and how they handle setbacks and frustration at work.

… All because a health care provider made two simple changes to the way they practiced medicine.


Dr. Meyers speaks to audiences about self-advocacy in health care, teaching women how to listen to their bodies, feelings, wants, and needs, and to call for this depth of listening from their providers.

She also speaks to doctors and policy professionals, telling stories of the transformation in her clients’ health and lives, sharing ways health professionals can incorporate this approach into their practice, and inviting audiences to imagine the difference these simple changes could bring not only to health care, but to the world.

Dr. Leslie Meyers - Naturopathic Doctor
Dr. Leslie Meyers - Naturopathic Doctor

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Naturopathic Doctor.

Dr. Meyers’ relationship-based way of working with her patients has made her one of North Carolina’s most sought-after NDs. By focusing her care protocol on what her patients really need and want, and what’s going on beneath the surface of it all, Leslie ensures that her clients feel cared for, listened to, and respected during every interaction. Leslie treats a range of health concerns, specializing in women’s health, fertility, and digestive issues.

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Dr. Leslie Meyers - Naturopathic Doctor

Dr. Leslie Meyers is a licensed and board certified Naturopathic Doctor who speaks about a different approach to medicine.

After completing her doctorate degree from Bastyr University in 2008 and a specialty degree in homeopathy from the New England School of Homeopathy, Dr. Meyers practiced general medicine in Seattle, focusing on women’s health, fertility, gastrointestinal issues, anxiety, depression, fatigue, and insomnia. She performed annual gynecological exams and intrauterine inseminations,
wrote both conventional and natural medicine prescriptions, and provided true holistic care.

When Dr. Meyers relocated her thriving practice from Seattle to Asheville, North Carolina in 2014, the scope of her practice shifted in accordance with statewide regulations (Naturopathic Doctors are trained as primary care providers and are currently licensed to act as such in 18 states, most of which are in the Northeast and the Western U.S.). She continues to treat patients using herbal medicine, homeopathy, nutrient therapy, nutrition and lifestyle counseling in private practice at Waterleaf Naturopathic Medicine.