We had the good fortune of connecting with Brooke Leverone and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Brooke, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
I’ve always been a hard worker and over the years I found that all my hard work was going towards building someone else’s business and vision. Eventually I decided if I was going to work this hard, I wanted it to be for my vision and to help my business grow. I also wanted to feel more freedom around my schedule and be able to prioritize things as I saw fit.
What should our readers know about your business?
I am a Naturopathic Doctor specializing in Women’s health and Bio-Identical Hormone replacement therapy. As a Naturopathic doctor I spend much more time with my patients than they generally get in the primary care setting. This allows me to dig deep into each of my patient’s unique needs. For me, specializing in women’s hormones is so important because hormonal health impacts so much about a woman’s quality of life and is greatly under-addressed in traditional medicine. I am passionate about working with my patients to provide them with validation in what they are experiencing as well letting them know they are not alone. Too often in the medical system, women’s concerns are brushed off as being ‘normal’ and the only treatment option they are given are anti-anxiety and anti-depression medications. I want to provide women with a deeper understanding of their health and well-being and empower them by providing alternate solutions to optimize their wellness and get them back to feeling like themselves again. Creating the business I have today was a long journey working with other clinics and finding my niche in hormone therapy. There were many ups and downs along the way but it has all brought me to where I truly believe I was meant to be. The most important thing I’ve learned is to believe in yourself and trust the process, everything will work out as it is meant to be.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
The great thing about living in San Diego is there are so many places to go and things to do. We would have brunch at Park House Eatery in University Heights. Followed by an afternoon in Balboa park walking through the botanical gardens, checking out the koi pond, hiking through the canyon and checking out a few museums. Dinner along San Diego bay with the beautiful night views of the city. We’d also have to spend a day walking through the neighborhoods of South Park and North Park checking out the cute shops and local businesses. And of course, there would be lots of beach time! I love the beaches in the La Jolla as there so many little spots tucked along the sand and rocks of the coast line there. We’d of course have to go see the sea lions at the old children’s pool and walk through the village to grab lunch and do some shopping. There are so many other things we could do that include hiking Torrey Pines state beach, going up to Julian for apple pie, hiking in the Anza Borrego dessert, walking the San Diego Zoo. And Christmas time at the Hotel Del Coronado is always such a treat as well.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
So many people have helped and supported me along my journey. I truly believe we all needed community to thrive and be successful. My husband, Mike was key in me being able to start my own business. He supported and encourage me through the transition into my own space and I couldn’t not have done it without him. My friend and former office-mate, Leah Freeland was also helpful, as she guided me in the logistics of setting up my business license, medical corporation and all that paper work that us doctor’s are really bad at. And so many of my colleagues who came before me in building their own practices.
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