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.

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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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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.
In April we will be spotlighting our amazing team here at Leap! first up is Sahar Karimi, our Receptionist 🤗

Why do you like working at Leap?  
It's a rewarding feeling to help people improve their health and well-being. Plus, I get to work with a team of dedicated people and make a positive impact on people's lives. It's a pretty fulfilling job! 😄🏥
Fun fact? 
I’m pretty much quite person with everyone but if I get to know someone I become talkative person.
My hobbies are sleeping or watching movies
Where would you like to retire? Miami, don’t ask me why I just don’t know.
This weeks words of the week are Low and High Glycemic 🥦🥬🥒

Understanding the glycemic index can help you make healthier food choices by selecting foods that keep your blood sugar levels more stable throughout the day. High glycemic foods can cause: energy crashes, alter hunger regulation which can lead to overeating, Risk of type 2 diabetes if consistently consuming high glycemic foods, and
Increased risk of chronic diseases. 

Join us at our healthy eating event to learn more about high and low glycemic foods!! call us to register
Leap is hosting a Healthy Eating event on April 23rd! Mariam Mohamed and Mona Carloni will be teaching us how to make healthy food taste delicious! Call us to register, spots are limited! See you then 🥬🥒🥦
Our las spotlight of the month goes to Mariam Mohamed🌸

Mariam is a program consultant for a large health care provider focused on population health within Somali communities. Because of her work, Mariam a Somali immigrant herself  understands that language and cultural barriers can deny Somali women good health and limit them finding a community purpose or fully (and joyfully) participating in Minnesota’s economic system. Mariam and partners started Hoyo, a wholesale frozen sambusa food company, to tap into a fresh market in Minnesota and to give Somali women in the Twin Cities jobs and financial opportunity. “Hoyo” means mother in Somali. Currently, Hoyo employs 6-8 women, part time. Hoyo works with their employees and provide childcare and transportation. Mariam will be doing a “Healthy Eating” event at Leap on April 23rd call us to sign up!
Todays spotlight is on Ruby Azurdia Lee🌸

Ruby is the President and CEO of Comunidades Latinas Unidas en Servicio (CLUES). CLUES is Minnesota’s largest Latino nonprofit focused on advancing economic prosperity, advancing access to behavioral health and family wellbeing, and advancing community leadership through advocacy, cultural engagement, and youth development.

Ruby’s leadership is focused on addressing and lowering the large racial and economic disparities in Minnesota and changing narratives, outcomes, and conditions for Latinos to achieve wellness, socio-economic prosperity, and thrive. Ruby serves on local and national boards to represent the voices of Latinos and in the Midwest. As an immigrant herself, Ruby is a strong advocate of Latinos and immigrants across the country. She is certain that providing culturally anchored interventions and networks of support are vital tools to afford a sense of belonging and improve access and opportunities for immigrants and Latinos.

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