Leslie Mendoza Temple, MD

Leslie Mendoza Temple, MD

Medical Director, | NSU HealthSystem

Dr. Mendoza Temple is the Medical Director of the Integrative Medicine Program, a Clinical Associate Professor of Family Medicine at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, and a board-certified Family Practice Physician. She combines the tools of modern Western medicine with safe, evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine to achieve optimal health and symptom reduction. She believes that excellent nutrition and regular exercise are the foundation to good health, and she advises her patients on the specifics to set that foundation. When herbs, vitamins, homeopathy, acupuncture, counseling, guided imagery, massage, Yoga, prescription medications, or specialty referrals are needed, she makes precise recommendations with thorough, verbal and written explanation.

Dr. Mendoza Temple works collaboratively with her patients’ primary care, specialty physicians and holistic practitioners to ensure safe and effective treatment plans. She sees adults, children and expectant mothers.

She received a B.A. in Economics at the University of California, Berkeley. Following medical school at the University of Santo Tomas in Manila, Philippines, she completed Family Medicine residency training at Northwestern University, serving as Chief Resident during the third year. She then completed a two-year fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona under the supervision of Dr Andrew Weil, internationally recognized as the lead pioneer of Integrative Medicine, concurrently finishing a two-year fellowship in Family Medicine Faculty Development at Northwestern University Medical School. She loves teaching medical students and residents the art of combining holistic practices with conventional medicine.As Medical Director since 2006, she leads one of the largest, most established teams of holistic practitioners in the Midwest. Dr. Mendoza Temple is the mother of three vibrant young boys and somehow manages to also take care of herself.

Dr. Mendoza Temple sees patients at the Park Center in Glenview.