William C. Leach, MD
Dr. Leach was raised in the panhandle of Florida. After graduating from the University of Florida BS-Magna Cum Laude Chemistry, he continued his studies earning a Doctorate of Medicine (MD) once again at UF. Dr. Leach completed his residencies in Colorado & Maine in Family Medicine. He then moved to remote Alaska practicing bush medicine as a commissioned officer in the US Public Health Service, earning the US Presidential Special Services Award for his medical work from the Canadian Border to the Bering Sea. After his service to the US Health Service, Dr. Leach returned to Florida where he established one of the first procedure & prevention oriented comprehensive Family Practice centers in the country. Fun fact, Dr. Leach raised sled-dogs in Alaska for the sport of mushing! Dr. Leach is an avid outdoorsman and gardener.
He returned to his alma mater, University of Florida in 2008 completing an adjunct post-doctoral Addiction Medicine Fellowship. Dr. Leach was part of the first physicians in the world to become Board Certified in Addiction Medicine, now practicing in Winter Park and Orange City, Florida.
Addiction Medicine Fellowship
The University of Florida, College of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, McKnight Brain Institute, Division of Addiction Medicine
American Board of Addiction Medicine
Doctor of Medicine
The University of Florida
Bachelor of Science, Chemestry
The University of Florida
Magna Cum Laude
Phi Beta Kappa
Phi Kappa Phi
Central Maine Medical Center-Lewiston, ME
Presbyterian St. Luke's Hospital
American Society of Addiction Medicine
Florida Society of Addiction Medicine
Central Florida Medical Society
American Academy of Family Physicians
PCSS PROGRAM PHYSICIAN MENTOR
Opioid Response Network Mentor
Opioid Response Network (ORN) was created through a Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA) grant awarded to the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP) in collaboration with the Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network, at the University of Missouri - Kansas City, Columbia University Division on Substance Use Disorders and a large coalition of over 40 national professional organizations. ORN provides training and technical assistance (TA) via local experts across the country, focusing on applying evidence-based practices in prevention, treatment, and recovery to meet locally identified needs. TA activities are designed to enhance efforts already underway throughout the United States and territories.
Providers Clinical Support System (PCSS) is a national training and clinical mentoring project through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) developed in response to the prescription opioid misuse epidemic and the availability of pharmacotherapies to treat opioid use disorder. PCSS/SAMHSA trains health professionals to provide effective, evidence-based, medication-assisted treatments to patients with opioid use disorder in primary care, psychiatric care, substance use disorder treatment, and pain management settings.
Dr. Leach provides physicians, nurse practitioners, and physicians assistants with in-depth mentoring for improving the learner's skills and clinical education in the science of addiction medicine through the Providers Clinical Support System (PCSS).
To request Dr. Leach as a mentor please submit the PCSS Mentor Request Form.