Michelle Leonard, DNP, FNP-BC, APRN

Meet Michelle Leonard, Director of Otolaryngic Allergy at CT-ENT

Michelle Leonard, DNP is co-owner of CT ENT Sinus Center, Hearing & Balance and Director of Allergy. She joined in 2013, having previously worked in immunology, family practice, and geriatric palliative care. Before this, Dr. Leonard was an oncology nurse practitioner at Whittingham Cancer Center, an experience that inspired her sense of holistic healing in the daily care of patients.

Dr. Leonard’s expertise in ENT allergy has helped patients find long-term relief from respiratory allergies caused by pollens, animal dander, molds, and dust mites through personalized diagnosis and treatment plans.

Many patients have had great success with sublingual therapy drops taken under the tongue at home instead of shots.

Dr. Leonard continues to explore how holistic healing practices work in tandem with the best of Western medicine. She has studied at Aloha Mana Healing Center in Fairfield, Connecticut, Eckhart Tolle School of Awakening, and has attended holistic workshops across the globe. Some of these methods include the use of essential oils, guided and inner child meditation, sound bowl healing, Reiki, and breath work to assist in stress management inner peace

Most recently, she journeyed to New Zealand to study holistic healing with the Maori people of Aotearoa. Dr. Leonard also spent time with the native Hawaiians and the Hindu monastery on the island of Kauai and she studied at the volcanic crater in the big island of Hawaii.

She has been a clinical faculty member at Fairfield University since 2008. Dr. Leonard finished her doctorate in 2017 and brought academic research regarding the unified airway to CT ENT. This research demonstrated the clinical and statistical evidence that Balloon Sinuplasty improves patient clinical outcomes and quality of life.

Dr. Leonard is also a DoTerra essential oils wellness advocate and incorporates them into the care of her patients.

Professional Memberships include:

American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy
Sigma Theta International Society of Nursing
American Nurses Association
Connecticut Nurses Association
CT APRN Society
Oncology Nursing Society

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