“I have been privileged for the last 29 years to provide care for the patients of Herndon Family Medicine. My focus in caring for our patients has been to maintain health through preventive healthcare and to restore health when it has been lost. The long-term relationship that I have with many of my patients is the basis for a strong therapeutic relationship and a true source of enjoyment. I look forward to coming to work each day.”

Board Certification

  • Family Medicine

Areas of Expertise

  • Geriatrics
  • Women’s Health



Fairfax Family Practice – Virginia Commonwealth University
Family Medicine
Vienna, VA

Medical School

Medical College of Virginia
Doctor of Medicine
Richmond, VA

Undergraduate School

University of Virginia
Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry
Charlottesville, VA

Hospitals Affiliated With

Inova Fairfax Hospital
Reston Hospital

Personal Interests

Outside of practicing, Dr. Leavens likes travel, cycling, and church.

Office Hours

Her office hours are Monday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Tuesday 8:00 am to 12:00 pm, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm.


I grew up in Northern Virginia, graduating from Langley High School in 1971. My first two undergraduate years were at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas, after which I transferred to the University of Virginia and received a BA in chemistry in 1975. This was followed by 4 years of medical school in Richmond and 3 years of internship/residency at Inova Fairfax Hospital and Fairfax Family Practice. Following residency, I volunteered for the Army and spent 4 years on active duty in Germany. I returned to this area in 1986 and was one of the founding physicians of Herndon Family Medicine. Next year we will celebrate 30 years of serving the Herndon-Reston-Sterling community. I live in the house where I grew up with my mother and our two toy poodles.