We provide primary care for babies, children, and young adults so they can be healthy, thrive, and leap forward.

St. Paul, MN • Dr. Julia Joseph-Di Caprio

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Leap Pediatric and Adolescent Care

We provide primary care for babies, children, and young adults so they can be healthy, thrive, and leap forward.

St. Paul, MN • Dr. Julia Joseph-Di Caprio

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Local nonprofit community-based pediatric and young adult practice focused on advancing health equity and removing barriers to well-being. Part of the fabric of organizations and individuals working to improve the health of the community.

We love to meet new families!

Thank you for trusting us with your child’s health. We provide primary care for babies, children, and youth ages 0-26 years, in a safe and caring environment.

We accept most insurance.

In order to be as accessible as possible to the families in our community, we take most insurances, including Medical Assistance coverage.

Take the pain out of pain reliever dosing.

Be confident that you are treating your child’s pain or fever with the correct dose of medication. We can guide you on how much to give, based on your child’s weight.

Should you call us?

Our symptom checker can help you learn whether you need to see the doctor, and can teach you how to relieve symptoms at home.

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Lastly, Dr.Julia! President and Founder of Leap 🤩💕

Why did you start Leap?
 I knew that there was a need for pediatric and young adult primary care in St. Paul, where I live, specifically a nonprofit, community-based practice. I have experience in developing large initiatives and starting a clinic is a large initiative! So far, so good – Leap is growing and we are supporting our patients, their families, and our communities in being well and flourishing!

Fun fact?
I won a second-place, a red ribbon, at last year’s Minnesota State Fair for a blouse I sewed.

Hobbies?
I love to sew garments for myself, but mostly I love textiles. I probably have enough fabric to sew something for everyone in St. Paul.

Favorite restaurant in the twin-cities?
I don’t really have a favorite, but have had great meals recently at 112 Eatery and Gai Noi.

Where would you like to retire?
Right here! I love St. Paul and Minneapolis, which is why I live here.
Next up Xatziri Viveros, our Digital Engagement Coordinator/ social media guru🤳🏽🌼

Why do you like working at Leap? 
I like how every day at Leap is different! The entire team works very hard to do everything we can to contribute to the well-being of the families we serve. I also love how connected Leap (Dr. Julia) is to the community, which allows us to organize engaging events and spend time with patients beyond regular clinic hours! Plus, everyone at Leap is super welcoming and makes working here very enjoyable! 😊🫶🏽

Fun fact? 
I played squash for 7 years in high school and in undergrad at the u of m! 

Hobbies? 
I love trying new hobbies out, I recently got into embroidery and jewelry making! 

Favorite restaurant in the twin-cities? 
Coconut Thai!! I love their curries

Where would you like to retire?
Mexico! It has warm weather and it’s beautiful
How's your gut feeling today? 💩 Constipation can be a real pain, but with the right diet and lifestyle tweaks, we can keep things moving smoothly! 🌿 #HealthyGut
Next up is Faisa Ali, our Community Outreach and Education Coordinator!! 🫶🏽💕

Why do you like working at Leap? 
I like that every day is different at Leap. I truly enjoy working with our patients and families at Leap, but also the broader community. Leap has interesting partnerships and supporters that are working on improving the health and wellness of the community. I am excited for Leap to be out and about in the community this summer!

Fun fact? 
I got my entire family into skiing this winter!

Hobbies? 
I am a chronic hobby changer, but things I like to do are spend time with family and friends, trying new activities and restaurants, spending time outdoors on walks, jogs or snowboarding and watching international drama shows.

Favorite restaurant in the twin-cities? 
Hard to pick, but my current favorite is Gai Noi

Where would you like to retire?
Anywhere with warm weather and nice green spaces.
Dr. Hardeman, previously featured on our social media for her efforts in addressing the maternal health crisis and her research on antiracism has been recognized as one of TIME's 100 most influential people of 2024! The complete article will be available in our linktree! #time100 #TIMESinnovators2024
Next up is James Bianconi, our Medical Assistant from the University of Saint Thomas Nursing School 😊

Why do you like working at Leap?
I really enjoy how much we are able to focus on supporting our families, that we’re able to put effort into connecting them with resources beyond their regular check-ups and try to help with their underlying needs.

Fun fact? My older brother has more than 20 chickens.

Hobbies? Rock climbing and riding my bike.

Favorite restaurant in the twin-cities?
I can’t get enough of the sandwiches at the St. Paul Cheese Shop.

Where would you like to retire? A city with good public transit and nice hiking trails nearby.

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