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Leann Poston, M.D.

Dr. Leann Poston is a licensed physician in the state of Ohio who holds an M.B.A. and an M.Ed. She is a full-time medical communications writer and educator who writes and researches for Invigor Medical.

Dr. Poston lives in the Midwest with her family. She enjoys traveling and hiking. She is an avid technology aficionado and loves trying new things.

Experience

After practicing in a physician group practice for 11 years, Dr. Poston has taught students at all academic levels, written curriculum, and served as an assistant dean at the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine. Dr. Poston’s vast writing and teaching experience have led to several awards in the teaching profession.

Education

  • MD from Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine
  • M.Ed. from Wright State University in Instructional Design and Educational Technology
  • MBA from Raj Soin College of Business

Certifications

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Workplace Certified, University of South Florida, Muma College of Business, 2021
  • Quality Matters Certificate Independent Applying the Q.M. rubric, 2016
  • Poynter Institute, Editing and Proofreading
  • Poynter ACES Certificate in Accurate, Audience-Focused Editing
  • Hubspot certifications in Inbound Marketing, Email Marketing, and Content Marketing
  • Certification in Writing Accessible Documents: Word, PowerPoint, and Acrobat
  • Proficient with the use and application of WCAG 2.0 and 2.1 Accessibility Guidelines
  • Ohio Medical License, Physician and Surgeon, expiration 4/01/2024
  • NPI: 1154900355

Professional Accomplishments

  • Former teacher and Assistant Dean of Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine Student Affairs and Admissions
  • Freelance/contract medical writer with decades of experience in medicine, business, and education writing, curriculum development, and project management
  • Licensed pediatrician in clinical practice for 11 years
  • Writer and Chief Editor for the Academy for Professionalism in Health Care, writing on topics such as professional behavior, the virtuous physician, how healthcare became big business, irrational choices and why we make them, patient rights, genetic testing, and ethics in healthcare.
  • Romanell fellow selected based on her work in the field of medical professionalism.
  • Expertise in writing continuing medical education across dozens of specialties and therapeutic areas

Articles by Leann Poston, M.D.

How to Restart Semaglutide: Understanding Dosage and Timing

Semaglutide, along with liraglutide and tirzepatide, are next-generation weight-loss medications that, when combined with a reduced-calorie diet and exercise plan, can help people lose over 10% to 15% of their body weight. As a once-weekly injectable, GLP-1 agonists like semaglutide

How Enclomiphene Works to Boost Testosterone

How does enclomiphene work? Key takeaways: Up to five million men in the U.S. have low testosterone levels. Low testosterone levels, or hypogonadism, can cause sexual, psychiatric, and physical symptoms, but research suggests that only one in every 20 men

Boosting Female Hormones with Vitamin D

Vitamin D and female hormones are both regulated by the endocrine system. Estrogen and progesterone are two “female” hormones that are vital for reproductive health. Estrogen is responsible for developing secondary sexual characteristics, regulating the menstrual cycle, and maintaining bone

Can Menopause Cause Weight Loss?

While menopause is typically associated with weight gain, some women lose weight due to the hormonal changes that accompany perimenopause and menopause. This leads them to ask, “Can menopause cause weight loss?” Aging is associated with decreased estrogen levels, changes

PCOS and Infertility: Breaking Down the Myths & Misconceptions

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and infertility from excess androgens in PCOS are common hormonal disorders. PCOS affects reproductive-aged women, causing a range of symptoms, including irregular periods, excessive body hair growth, acne, and fertility problems. According to the U.S. Office

The Impact of PCOS on Menopause: How it Can Affect Your Health

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common endocrine disorder affecting 1 in 10 women during their reproductive years. While the underlying cause of PCOS is unclear, ultimately, symptoms develop from increased insulin production, causing increased androgens (often referred to as

Hair Loss and PCOS: Expert Insights and Treatment Options

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a common hormonal disorder that affects one in ten women of childbearing age worldwide.1 This complex medical condition is characterized by an imbalance of hormones, notably higher levels of androgens and insulin, along with lower

Why Am I So Tired? Understanding Menopause Fatigue

Many women passing through perimenopause and menopause experience night sweats, hot flashes, mood changes, and trouble sleeping. These symptoms and others are attributed to decreasing estrogen and progesterone levels. Menopause is a natural transition that marks the end of the

How Insulin Resistance Impacts PCOS

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common endocrine disorder that affects as many as five million women of reproductive age.1 Common symptoms women with this condition may experience include the following: While the exact cause of PCOS is not fully

Menopause Bloating: Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore

Many women experience bloating during perimenopause and menopause. Hormone fluctuations are a common cause of bloating. It usually improves after menopause, when hormone levels normalize. During perimenopause, many women keep track of their weight and become concerned when their clothes

8 Must-Have Vitamins to Balance Female Hormones

When hormone levels are imbalanced, it can lead to a range of symptoms, including irregular periods, mood swings, weight gain, decreased libido, and fatigue. This leads many women to take vitamins to balance female hormones. Maintaining hormonal balance is crucial

Menopause Self-Care: Why It’s Important to Make it a Priority

Menopause is a natural and inevitable transition in a woman’s life. It is defined retrospectively by not having had a menstrual period in the previous 12 months. Many women experience changing hormone levels that cause physical and emotional symptoms as

The Role of Vitamin D in Weight Loss: The Science Behind It

The potential relationship between vitamin D in weight loss has been studied for decades. Since vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin, people with more body fat may have lower overall vitamin D levels. If more vitamin D is stored in

Gut Health and Weight Loss: The Key Connection You Need to Know

Most people share the goal of maintaining a healthy weight. While diet and exercise are correctly recognized as key factors in weight management, recent research has shed light on an unexpected contributor to weight management: the gut microbiome. Gut health

FDA-Approved Version of Mounjaro (tirzepatide peptide) Treats Obesity

As the field of weight management continues to advance, a recent announcement that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Zepbound (tirzepatide peptide), a form of the diabetes drug Mounjaro for weight loss, is met with excitement. The

Liraglutide for Weight Loss: How It Works and Its Benefits

Liraglutide is a highly effective weight-loss medication that reduces hunger, increases satiety, and boosts insulin release. These liraglutide benefits, when combined with a reduced-calorie diet and exercise plan, can aid you in your weight-loss journey. Learn more about liraglutide for

Can Magnesium Help Suppress Appetite and Aid in Weight Loss?

Magnesium is an essential mineral that is necessary for over 600 enzyme systems in the body, including ones that regulate metabolism and blood sugar.1 Some research suggests that magnesium may also be important in appetite control, leading researchers to investigate

Choosing the Tirzepatide Dosage for Weight Loss

Tirzepatide (generic for Mounjaro) is one of the most promising weight-loss medications available. Clinical trials evaluating the best tirzepatide dosage for weight loss have shown that at effective dosages, tirzepatide is very effective in treating obesity. This leads many people