Lena Miriam Ponce De Leon, MD
I speak: English, Spanish
My gender: Female
Where I practice
Welcome to my Web page. I am happy to have this chance to introduce myself to you and tell you about my practice. I feel very fortunate to work at Kaiser Permanente because of our emphasis on prevention and high-quality care. I look forward to partnering with you to care for your health.
I am a native Californian but was raised in Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico, where I did all of my schooling. I attended medical school at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico, in Mexico City. I did my internship at Texas Tech University in Amarillo, Texas, and I completed the Family Medicine Residency at Kaiser Permanente's Riverside Medical Center. I knew I wanted to be a doctor from a young age, probably because of my father, who was also a doctor. I had many opportunities to observe him as he treated his patients with respect, dignity, and great compassion. I learned that it is a privilege to serve someone in their time of need. I have two adult children who are my pride and joy.
About my practice
I enjoy working in a team, and I want to be on your team to facilitate healthy living for you and your family. I am fluent in Spanish and especially eager to serve elderly members who can only communicate in Spanish. I've been in practice for over 19 years. I take the responsibility of being a physician seriously and keep myself up to date with medical advances. In April 2014, I received my recertification from The Board of Family Medicine.
How I thrive
I believe the mind-body connection is very real and helpful in the process of healing and maintaining health. I enjoy the outdoors, nature photography, traveling, music and singing. It seems like I am always learning something new. Over the past two years I have been learning to express myself also through art. I firmly believe that life requires balance. I work out regularly and am focused on my personal health. I go to see my personal physician regularly. Having a dream is what keeps us moving forward, and serving others enriches my life. Mind, body, and spirit all need to be well to lead a healthy, balanced life. If this is your belief too, we will make a good team.