Dr. Efren Leonida Sr. was born in the Philippines. He studied medicine at the University of Santo Tomas. Dr Leonida Sr. decided to come to the United States in the 1970’s in response to a call for doctors due to a physician shortage. He practiced medicine in Erie, Cincinnati, Philadelphia, and finally Mt. Pleasant PA. He initially worked in the ER at Frick hospital then started his own private family practice. In addition to caring for patients of all ages in the office he also delivered the babies of patients in the practice and worked assisting local surgeons in surgery. Dr. Leonida Sr. is beloved by his patients of all ages and whole family groups he has seen through the years. He has provided care with compassion and precision. Dr Sr.’s vision for the practice has provided the building blocks for the practice and his ideals are the heart and soul of Leonida Family Practice. Though he has now retired from the office his son Dr. Efren Leonida Jr. is proud to continue his legacy.