Medical

Tiffany Watson, C.N.P.

“I have known that I wanted to be in the medical profession since I was in high school because I’ve always been interested in the way the human body works and wanted to do something to help other people. I originally went to school to become a registered nurse and during that time I decided that I wanted to be a nurse practitioner. After practicing as a RN for eight years I became a nurse practitioner with a specialty in family practice. During my NP program I realized that over and above treating people’s symptoms, I wanted to help people attain optimal health by discovering the cause of the symptoms; thereby treating the problem itself. Everyone here at Team Health Care Clinic shares this same philosophy.”

Tiffany has a graduate degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner from Simmons College in Boston, Massachusetts. During her eight years as an RN, she worked primarily in critical care units. At Team Health Care Clinic she practices as a primary care provider for patients of all ages.

Tiffany lives in St. Michael with her husband, Eric, and their two children. In her free time she enjoys getting together with family and friends.

Simmons College, School of Nursing & Health Sciences, Masters of Science in Nursing
Minnesota State University Moorhead, Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Anoka Ramsey Community College, Associates Degree in Nursing
American Association of Nurse Practitioners, Certified

Tiffany Watson, CNP

Jennie Zeiss, P.A.C.

Jennie Zeiss has worked in healthcare for 15 years as a physician assistant and has extensive experience providing orthopedic care. She diagnoses and treats patients with orthopedic and musculoskeletal problems.

“I am very interested in the combination of westernized medicine and non-westernized medicine. I was trained in westernized medicine but I don’t think that it is always the best solution for patients. Through some family illnesses I discovered that there are so many things other than westernized medicine that help take care of the full person. Working at Team Health Care Clinic, I feel like I can provide the best benefits for patients because of all the complementary therapies that are offered. Not only are the people here great, they offer a really wide range of treatment options including physical therapy and chiropractic which is a big benefit to patients. I think it’s important that people take initiative of their own healthcare.”

Jennie has two children and enjoys traveling, doing outside activities and spending time with her family. She also likes to participate in half marathons, marathons and triathlons.

Idaho State University, Masters of Physician Assistant Studies
Gustavus Aldophus College, Bachelor of Science; Biology
Morehead State University, Athletic Training Degree

Richard Leach, M.D.

“I’ve always had an interest in science, anatomy, biochemistry and how the human body works. When looking at a health problem from the patient’s perspective, I consider how it affects their daily life, what they have tried in the past, what they hope to achieve- I draw from a lot of information before I make recommendations for treatment and lifestyle change. I enjoy educating patients about healthy lifestyles and then seeing improvement in their well-being and function. I am continually fascinated by the positive results acupuncture brings to people. I think what this clinic offers to patients is a very comprehensive evaluation and assessment by utilizing modalities from a number of disciplines such as chiropractic, physical therapy, alternative and allopathic medicine.”

Dr. Leach is very active and exercises “for fun.” He has run marathons, lifts weights, swims and likes to do inline skating. He also recommends exercise to his patients as the “most important thing you can do” for your body.

Loma Linda University Medical School, MD, 1986
MS in Biochemistry 1984 Board Certified AAFP since 1990
(American Academy of Family Practice)
Fellow AAFP
American Academy of Acupuncture, 1996, Certification