Dr. Leigh Anne Young earned her Doctorate of Medicine from Quillen College of Medicine, ETSU. Upon completing her residency in internal medicine at the University of West Virginia, she earned the Outstanding Resident and Outstanding House Staff awards. Dr. Young entered private practice in Ozark, Alabama while her husband, Dr. Simpson, completed his military service.
The couple decided to return to Dr. Young’s hometown of Kingsport, Tennessee in 1994. Dr. Young then joined Quillen College of Medicine where she enjoyed teaching and taking care of patients.
Following the birth of their first son, Dr. Young was asked to head up the new primary care program, becoming the first chief of primary care at Mountain Home Veterans Administration. Under her leadership, the primary care program grew from 5,000 veterans to over 25,000 veterans. During her time there, she helped Mountain Home Veterans Administration develop their first comprehensive plan to treat pain.
That plan included outsourcing fewer procedures and controlling and monitoring narcotic usage among veterans. It was during this time that Dr. Young developed an interest in the many challenges involved in treating the many types of pain which is so common among our nation’s veterans.
Today, Dr. Young continues to pursue her interests in pain management and internal medicine at Simpson Clinic, L.L.C.
She resides in Bristol, Virginia with her husband, Dr. Simpson, and their two sons. In her spare time, she enjoys playing music with her family and training her Bouvier des Flandres.