Leigh Ocker, DO, MPH

Dr. Ocker focuses on individualized treatment planning that is tailored to your current goals – centered on growth, sustainability and promoting well-being. She approaches care with warmth and a genuine desire to hear your experience. Specializing in Psychiatry and Integrative Medicine, her technique encompasses medication management, psychotherapy, and lifestyle changes to optimize mental health and wellness. She treats a range of concerns including depression/anxiety and other mood disorders, postpartum mental health changes, sleep difficulty, adjustments to new stressors, and challenges with focus and concentration.

Dr. Ocker graduated with a BA from Dickinson College with a major in Psychology and minor in Women’s Studies. She went on to pursue her MPH in Health Policy and Management from the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University where she also earned a Certificate in Mental Health. She worked in the field of cancer research at the American Cancer Society’s National Home Office and the University of Pennsylvania before pursuing clinical medicine.

Additionally, she received a Certificate in Politics from the Fels Institute of Government at the University of Pennsylvania, where she was awarded a grant to complete coursework aboard at École des Hautes Études Commerciales de Paris (HEC) and École Nationale d’Administration (ENA). She is particularly interested in promoting policies that lend to improving mental health and quality of life among people suffering with mental health concerns and psychiatric illness.

Dr. Ocker earned her medical degree at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, and while in medical school she received the Betty Ford Center Summer Institute for Medical Students Scholarship. This granted her the opportunity to participate in an intensive educational program that provided insight into addiction and healing at the Betty Ford Center. She completed her residency in Psychiatry at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital where she served as a Chief Resident and was awarded the Outpatient Service Award of Excellence.

While at Jefferson, Dr. Ocker co-authored the chapter on Mood Disorders in a noted Maternal-Fetal Medicine textbook. She has served as a Voting Delegate of the Pennsylvania Medical Society to the House of Delegates developing state health policies and voting on resolutions that impact patients and physicians. She has also served as a reviewer of abstracts for the Society of Behavioral Medicine’s annual meetings and scientific sessions.

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