Board Certification

  • Family Medicine

Education

Internship and Residency

Stony Brook University School of Medicine
Stony Brook, NY

Medical Education

Stony Brook University School of Medicine
Stony Brook, NY

Undergraduate Education

Columbia University
Biology
New York, NY

Professional Associations

American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)
2012 – Present

Biography

David Leung, MD is a Board Certified family medicine physician and has been in practice for over 4 years. Dr. Leung holds a bachelor’s degree from Columbia University and continued his education at Stony Brook University School of Medicine, where he also completed his residency.

Dr. Leung is devoted to building strong, lasting relationships with his patients. He believes that it is important to put the patient’s needs first and he also places emphasis on patient education. His goal is to make sure that every patient walks out of his office feeling better. Dr. Leung is devoted to his patients and he is passionate about helping people.

Dr. David Leung was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. He is the child of immigrants and first realized he wanted to be a doctor while acting as a translator for his parents during medical appointments.

 

  • What is your background?
    • I was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. I have been in this area my whole life. I went to college at Columbia University in New York City. Afterwards, I went to medical school at Stony Brook University in Long Island. I stayed at Stony Brook for my training as well. I completed their residency program in family medicine.
  • What made you want to be a doctor?
    • My parents are immigrants who came from China and Hong Kong. Growing up, I was the interpreter, helping them at doctors visits and other place. This had a huge impact on me growing up and sparked my interest in becoming a doctor.
  • How long have you been a doctor?
    • For one year.
  • What is primary care to you?
    • Primary care is where the patient comes first. It is a patient centric model, which you do not see very much any more. When you integrate this with approach with a doctor that knows the patient very well you get the most out of medical care.
  • What types of medical conditions do you treat?
    • I treat all common urgent care problems like the common cold. I have also practiced primary care medicine as we have patients that come in with hypertension and diabetes. I treat kids and adults. I also do a lot of common office procedures like lacerations, fractures and splinting.
  • What is your approach to care?
    • I believe that in order to provide the best care, you have to have good communicant and a good relationship with the patient. If you can follow this approach, good care will follow. I also believe that patient education is very important. If the patient feels empowered, they will take better care of their own health.
  • What should people look for in a doctor?
    • I think that it is important that a patient feels comfortable. You should look for someone that you trust, someone that you click with well. You should also look for a doctor that does his due diligence and really takes the whole picture into account when caring for you.
  • What is one thing that everyone should do to stay healthy?
    • Exercise. Preventive care is very important!
  • What do you do to stay healthy?
    • Fitness is very important to me. I also love to dance, mainly salsa and some other styles. I began dancing in medical school as a way to relieve stress.