About Michael Barron, MD
Dr. Michael Barron received his bachelor's degree from St. Louis University in English Literature in 1987. He joined the US Marine Corps in 1990 and served on active duty as an infantry office until 1994. He then attended St. Louis University School of Medicine from 1997-2001 and did his residency at St. Louis University's Family Medicine Residency in Belleville, IL.
After finishing his medical training in 2004, Dr. Barron practiced in several locations in Illinois, working for Southern Illinois Healthcare Foundation, on the faculty of St. Elizabeth's Family Medicine Residency. He is currently serving in the US Army Reserve with the 325th Combat Support Hospital. He has been deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq. Dr. Barron works part time as an emergency room physician in Illinois.
Dr. Barron has a strong interest in practice design and reimbursement reform. He is an active member of Ideal Medical Practice, a national movement to improve primary care.
Dr. Barron and his wife Elizabeth have five children who all attend the Maplewood-Richmond Heights public schools.
About Sue Leon, RN, GNP-BC
Sue Leon received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing with a minor in business from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville in 1986. She worked in various hospital settings including oncology, cardiac intensive care, cardiothoracic surgery and long term care. She returned to school in 1988 and attended St. Louis University School of Nursing completing a Master of Science in Nursing (R) and majored as a Gerontological Clinical Specialist graduating in 1991. She worked on a skilled nursing unit at Barnes Extended care for several years and as a clinical nurse specialist at the Knight Alzheimer's Disease Research Center at Washington University. In 1994 she return to school for a 1year post-graduate for certification as a Gerontological Nurse Practitioner.
She practiced in the Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology at Washington University with responsibilities caring for nursing home patients, working on the skilled nursing division and working with homebound elderly in the St. Louis City. After taking time off to be with her family, she returned to the Knight Alzheimer's Disease Center in 2010 working as a Gerontological Nurse Practitioner in research until joining Barron Family Medicine in the summer of 2013.
Sue believes in the benefits of health promotion and wellness and works hard to build partnerships with her patients. Her goal is to educate people about their medical conditions(s) and instill confidence and knowledge in managing their health.
Sue and her husband have four children and have been a part of the Shrewsbury community for the past 26 years. She enjoys learning about complementary therapies in healthcare and has earned an Associate of Fine Art degree with an emphasis in Graphic Communication to support her hobby as an artist in her spare time.