Leigh Ann Schmidt, F.N.P.
Food Allergy Coordinator, Primary Care Services
Leigh Ann is a board licensed family nurse practitioner. At PVMG, she provides primary care services to a wide range of patients and works as the food allergy coordinator. When the COVID-19 pandemic began, Leigh Ann spearheaded a drive-through COVID-19 testing site in the parking lot of PVMG. Thanks to Leigh Ann’s efforts, we have conducted over 10,000 COVID-19 tests, diagnosing over 1,000 people with the virus!
In addition to her work at Palos Verdes Medical Group, Leigh Ann also serves as a research sub-investigator for Peninsula Research Associates. Her primary focus is on food allergy treatments, eczema, asthma and COVID-19 vaccines and treatments.
Leigh Ann completed her Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) at the University of Southern California. She also attended Mount St.. Mary’s College of Nursing as well as Marymount College in Rancho Palos Verdes. Leigh Ann’s experience includes working as an ED nurse, charge nurse, trauma coordinator and home health care nurse.
Leigh Ann is a South Bay native and is loving the fact that she is able to work and raise her family in the same community that she grew up in.
Leigh Ann’s recent articles
Volunteers for a vaccine: Like many who volunteer for Dr. Lawrence Sher’s COVID-19 vaccine trials, the author lost a loved one to the disease
Pat Brewster from Easy Reader News covers Dr. Sher’s COVID-19 vaccine trial.
Local vaccine trial is one of 11 sites nationwide in Phase 1 and 2 for Sanofi and GSK.
Tips and tricks on parenting during a pandemic from psychological assistant, Dr. Eric Haynes.