Dr. Leonhardt was born and raised in Bryan, Texas. She naturally attended Texas A&M University in College Station, where she received a double degree in Biomedical Science and Community Health in 1996. She graduated from Saint George University School of Medicine and completed her pediatric residency training at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Leonhardt has worked in a private pediatric setting since residency. She is a solo practitioner and also has a wonderful, physician assistant that helps things run smoothly.
Dr. Leonhardt is eager and excited to be joining this area. She is well-known for her southern hospitality and friendly bedside manner. There are no strangers in her office. Her parents and patients feel comfortable and confident in her care. She will know you and your child by name.
Dr. Leonhardt has recently been recognized as one of America's Top Pediatricians in the book Guide to America's Top Pediatricians by the Consumers' Research Council of America. She is a member of the American Medical Association, American Academy of Pediatrics, and Harris County Pediatric Society. She enjoys being an active member of the Sterling Group and St. Michaels Church.
Dr. Leonhardt met her husband at A&M, and they married after college. They have a fantastic five year old and a were blessed with a new arrival this spring that keeps them busy at home. She enjoys spending time with her family, going to the beach, working in the yard and when time permits, a quick work out with friends.
Shelly Ableson is a board certified and licensed Physician Assistant who joined the Bee Well Pediatrics team of practitioners in the Summer of 2011. She made a move from the Methodist Hospital System, and we are happy to welcome her.
Shelly graduated cum laude from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences. She continued her education at Baylor College of Medicine and graduated with a Master of Science in Physician Assistant studies in 2004. Shelly continues to be active with the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Texas Academy of Physician Assistants.
Shelly practices with Dr.Leonhardt performing well child exams and evaluating patients during problem visits. She is available for urgent same-day visits.
Shelly spends most of her non-working hours with her two amazing kids either at gymnastics, swim lessons, or just playing outside.