Dr. LaKesha Legree
CO-FOUNDER OF ELEV8 MD & ONE OF CHARLOTTE’S LEADING ANESTHESIOLOGISTS
Dr. Legree hails from the Midwest where she is proud to be an alumnus of the University of Notre Dame; “Fighting Irish ‘til death do us part,” is what she always proclaims! Prior to medical school, Dr. Legree held various positions with the prestigious pharmaceutical giant, Eli Lilly and Company in Indianapolis, IN. It was there that her passion for patient centered clinical medicine was fostered and she went on to attend medical school at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, IA. She subsequently followed her husband to the east coast and completed her residency in Anesthesiology at Weill Cornell Medical Center. She spent many hours at the New York Presbyterian Hospital, the Hospital for Special Surgery and the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Institute. Although New York fed her love of culture, arts and fashion, she developed a new appreciation for green grass after having her daughter! This led her to move south where some of her family already resided.
Dr. Legree loves being able to focus on one patient at a time, providing them with her undivided attention and 150% effort. This not only yields a safe outcome but also an outstanding patient experience and ultimately an enhanced quality of life for that patient. Because of tons of hospital red tape and corporate red tape, this became increasingly difficult and led to many frustrations. This same red tape became exhausting and binding, preventing Dr. Legree from doing what she absolutely loves the most: being a mom. So together, with her dear friend and colleague, Dr. Diana Newby-Boyd, they brainstormed on how they could offer patients a personalized experience as anesthesiologists while simultaneously being able to be present and available to their children and families. Having witnessed first-hand, almost daily, the positive impact Ketamine had on patients, together these doctors knew that this would be the nucleus towards changing the lives of so many people who suffer from mental illness and chronic pain disorders. Since this realization, together, they have poured their hearts and souls into creating, developing and nurturing Elev8 MD Wellness Center with hopes of reaching the masses within North and South Carolina and beyond.
Fun Facts About Dr. Legree
She's Got Spirit
Dr. Legree was a Notre Dame cheerleader!
A Football Fan
She is married to an NFL veteran
Catch of the Day
She could eat crab legs every day of the week.
Her Motto Is...
She lives by the motto: “Pura Vida”
Her Happy Place
Her favorite place is Costa Rica
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