Leslie S. Emhof, MD

My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness...

I believe that practicing medicine is an art. A physician's knowledge, prior experience, insight and technical ability all come together when evaluating and treating patients.

As a physician, I believe these concepts are very important.

  • Partnership between physician and patient is critical to developing unique approaches customized to your individual needs and preferences. This requires the patient to be forthright with what is going on in his/her life and the physician to listen carefully to the details. 
  • I work with you to guide your path to better health as you make choices about your health habits and behaviors.
  • Self-care is often more important than physician prescribed treatments.
  • In addition to diagnosing and treating, my job is to educate, coach and support.

I don’t just believe in wellness, I try to live it personally and professionally and stay informed of the latest developments in medicine and wellness. I’m not just a physician, I’m a health coach. Become an informed participant in your own health care. This involves more than improving your diet or beginning a long overdue exercise program. It involves partnering with your physician to understand what you – and your own unique body – need to sustain a full and rewarding life.

Physician Profile


SUNY College of New York
Oneonta, NY
Bachelor of Arts, Physics 1972
New York University
New York, NY
Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering 1973
Medical School
SUNY Upstate Medical College
Syracuse, NY
Doctorate of Medicine 1977
Tallahassee Memorial Hospital
Tallahassee, FL
Tallahassee Memorial Hospital
Tallahassee, FL
Chief Resident 1979-1980



Professional Society Memberships

Fellow, American College of Specialists in Geriatrics
Fellow, American College of Ethical Physicians
American Academy of Family Physicians
Florida Medical Director's Association
Capital Medical Society
Institute for Functional Medicine

Professional Affiliations and Appointments

Medical Director, Westminster Oaks Retirement Center 1982-present
Chairman, Family Practice Department, Tallahassee Memorial Hospital 1988-1989

Hospital Affiliations

Tallahassee Memorial Hospital

Honors and Awards

Best Doctors in America


American Academy of Family Physicians
American Board of Geriatric Medicine

Patient Testimonials

  • Member: Peter

    Dr. Emhof inspires confidence. He is up-to-date and informative. Visits to his office are a pleasant experience, and their times...

  • Member: William

    Dr Emhof is an excellent doctor.The dedication that he has to bring the best healthcare to his patients is second to none.It has m...

  • Member: Cynthia

    I recently became a patient of Dr Emhof, and a member of MDVIP. I knew of Dr Emhof through my sister who was a patient of his year...

  • Member: Judy

    Our doctor is not only our doctor but I great friend a wise man and a excellent doctor Koo