Leah Boek was born and raised in Boonville so she is happy to be serving her community as a family nurse practitioner at Rome Health’s Boonville Health Center.
She joins Boonville native Corrine Kelley, another family nurse practitioner, in providing primary care for patients of all ages in the community.
Boek worked as a nurse for nearly 17 years before pursuing her master’s degree as a family nurse practitioner at Utica College. She earned her associate’s degree in nursing at Mohawk Valley Community College and her bachelor’s degree at Utica College. She’s had a broad range of experience in critical care, pediatrics and nursing education.
Her foundation as a nurse fueled her passion for treating patients with a holistic approach that focuses on prevention and helping people make healthier lifestyle choices. “If someone has high cholesterol, we want to do more than just manage the condition with a pill,” she said. “The better approach is to take a holistic full body approach that helps people make small changes that improve their overall health.”