Leslie Root, MD

Patient Rating:

4.9 Read all reviews

My Specialties:

Internal Medicine, Board-certified


English, Interpreters available for other languages




Legacy Health Partners

Where I see patients

Where I see patients

Year I Started Practice: 1997
Hospitals Served: Legacy Emanuel Medical Center

Patient Rating

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Average Rating:  4.9 out of 5.0

  Aug 30, 2023
Dr Root keeps track of my routine care and maintenance needs with tests and needed vaccines.She is very thorough and a great listener!

  Aug 30, 2023
Everyone is courteous respectful,, and thoughtful

  Aug 24, 2023
I'm a long term patient and value the continuity of care that Leslie provides.

  Aug 23, 2023
Appointment was a good experience, friendly professional staff. Dr. Root is one of the best.

  Aug 21, 2023
Love love love Dr. Root! She listens to me and explains in easy to understand ways. She cares about me, my life and any medical/mental concerns I may have. Always helpful and her PA's are great!

  Aug 21, 2023
My provider was excellent and thoughtful as always. We could have easily spent more time due to the complex nature of my current situation, but we did a good job of getting through the essentials of my needs at that time. Unfortunately, she had not yet received records from an outside specialty clinic regarding imaging and consultation done by a provider that does not use EPIC, so she had not been able to review them prior to my visit. This issue was obviously outside of her control, and I was easily able to bring her up to speed and provided her with paper records at the visit. She was thorough and empathetic at a very difficult time, and I appreciate all that she continues to do for me.

  Aug 16, 2023
Very good. I had not seen Dr Root in many yrs, but had seen her in the past when she was working with my primary provider.. I felt the care was excellent and possibly better than my last physical. I feel wellness check seem to be too fast, skim over bigger concerns and the provider has too limited time to meet all my concerns. It didn't used to be to be this way. Something has changed with managed care of physical exams.

  Aug 9, 2023
Dr. Root has been my PCP for more than 25 years. As always, she balanced professional and personal very well. I'm lucky to have her as my doctor. This visit was to clear me for upcoming surgery after congestive heart failure and successful cryo-balloon ablation. I was cleared. This is the second time she has saved me from a potential heart attack.

  Aug 7, 2023
She was very good and took her time in explaining my problem and the end plan

  Aug 3, 2023
Dr. Root always the best listener, addresses all needs and excellent physician overall. I trust her with my physical and mental health needs!

  Jul 26, 2023
Always caring & friendly

  Jul 26, 2023
Dr Root is a precious gem. She is knowledgeable and pleasant. Worth waiting a few weeks to get in to see for non-urgent concerns.

  Jul 19, 2023
The Doctors & Front Office Staff are Awesome

  Jul 10, 2023
Dr Root is wonderful

  Jul 5, 2023
Always good!

  Jun 28, 2023
Dr. Root is the best, most engaged, decisive, analytic, incisive and caring provider one could have. My family and myself are extremely fortunate to have her as our physician.

  Jun 26, 2023
Dr. Root is fabulous. She has been my physician since she began her practice. I would be lost without her.

  Jun 19, 2023
I've already recommended Leslie to three people

  Jun 12, 2023
I have seen Dr Root for years as my PCP. She is beyond awesome!

  Jun 12, 2023
All my questions answered by my provider.Didn't feel rushed during appt.Appropriate tests completed day of visit.Rxs reviewed and reordered.Great experience at my appt., from all staff.

  Jun 12, 2023
Over my years with this provider, recent visits seem more rushed and businesslike (in a bad way).

  Jun 8, 2023
Always a good experience

  Jun 5, 2023
Always a pleasure seeing Dr. Root

  Jun 1, 2023
Dr. Leslie Root is a wonderful MD and we appreciate her dedication to my husband and my health care over the past 26+ years.

  Jun 1, 2023
Dr Root is an amazing doctor! Wise, exceptional medical competency, compassionate, funny, and enjoyable to be with. Couldn't ask for anything more from my primary care doctor!

  May 31, 2023
Come in with list - All questions answered recommended but not taking new PT on difficult to start as a new PT very smart, friendly and competent.

  May 31, 2023
Dr. Root is amazing & her nurses are always very nice. The only complaint I can make is when I need a prescription refilled, I have to call several times because the pharmacy advise that the office has not responded.

  May 31, 2023
I absolutely adore Dr. Leslie Root. I've never had a better doctor.

  May 31, 2023
All of my experiences with Dr. Leslie Root have been excellent for more than 25 years. She has provided invaluable assistance in helping me manage numerous medical issues.

  May 31, 2023
Have seen Dr. Root for years and she is the best and staff is great!

  May 25, 2023
Dr. Root gives me options and makes them easy to understand, including long range side effects, etc. I have complete faith in her ability to serve my health needs.

  May 25, 2023
Dr. Leslie Root is an excellent physician who seems genuinely concerned about my health and who is vigilant in bringing issues to my attention and suggested treatments as well as tests or medications. She has an excellent manner in presenting options and recommendations as well as supporting scientific studies for health care decisions, and in leading her patients to make good decisions.

  May 24, 2023
Great provider, always has my info at hand and accesses the web for any questions to provide complete follow through

  May 24, 2023
Dr Root talks very fast, and talks over you and feels as though she tries to come up with an answer before you are even done with telling her what happened which may lead to her missing key details. This has happened a few times which Is unfortunate because I think she is a very good doctor.

  May 24, 2023
Feel very good about my health care from Dr. Leslie Root.

  May 18, 2023
We love our Dr. Leslie Root. There us no one as great as she. She listens intently. Her advise is always welcomed . She's the perfect doctor

  May 15, 2023
Dr Root and her staff are extraordinarily good.

  Apr 26, 2023
She is excellent in her caring and explaining everything

  Apr 20, 2023
Dr. Root is the best

  Apr 19, 2023
I called in to make an appointment about my health problem and my Dr.Root saw me same day.

  Apr 17, 2023
Good visit with Dr Root. She has been my primary doctor for a long time

  Apr 17, 2023
Always on point, professional and courteous.

  Mar 23, 2023
Dr Root is amazing! I have total confidence in her assessments and advice. One in a million!

  Mar 22, 2023
Wait time to see the provider was over 20 minutes. I also had a hard time getting in to see a provider in a timely fashion. I had to go to another urgent care twice to be seen because they could get me in sooner.

  Mar 22, 2023
Dr. Root always has my back...intelligently, respectfully and with care.

  Mar 20, 2023
A very good listener and extremely competent provider.

  Mar 20, 2023
My friend is now one of her patient

  Mar 15, 2023
Dr Root saved my life 2 times both times for my heart One bypass and last one sent me to ER I was in the right place and received Ecmo and Impella and stints and the Watchman.

  Mar 8, 2023
The doctor made me feel at ease.

  Mar 8, 2023
Dr Root is an extremely perceptive diagnostician. She is the ultimate PCP.

  Mar 6, 2023
Dr Root always listens and is compassionate. Her advice is always the best for patient care.

  Mar 6, 2023
Dr. Root always listens and offer good responses to any questions.

  Mar 6, 2023
Awesome doctor.

  Mar 2, 2023
Dr. Root is excellent. Other providers she wished me to see had been in touch by phone.

  Mar 2, 2023
She has been my PCP for 25 years so she knows me and works hard to improve my overall health. This time, she explained my pulse issue and ordered blood tests for it. She followed up quickly after the test results were complete. We have a check-up plan for this condition. She has saved my life twice because of her medical skills and her familiarity with me

  Mar 1, 2023
I have recommended others to this clinic.

  Mar 1, 2023
Dr. Root is the best, very smart and always prepared. Great assistants, always calls back right away with helpful information.

  Mar 1, 2023
Dr. Root has been my PCP for almost 20 years. She is always well prepared and very thorough. DUring COVID-19, wait times to get an appointment have been a problem, but not in this case.

  Feb 27, 2023
Leslie Root has been my doctor for many years. With no doubt, she is the most knowledgeable, open and honest practitioner I have ever worked with. She is knowledgeable about my health issues, gives me excellent advice, and honors my wishes regarding meds and lifestyle. I can count on her to give me the best advice on living a healthy life. Very grateful to be her patient.

  Feb 16, 2023
Dr.Root is an excellent doctor

  Feb 15, 2023
Provider is great. I always feel listened to. Good problem solving, suggestions, and ideas. I'm seen as a person not problem.

  Feb 9, 2023
Dr. Root is the only doctor that I trust and feel confident in her care

  Feb 8, 2023
Just an excellent staff all around!

  Feb 8, 2023
Problems resolving

  Feb 6, 2023
Everyone deserves a pcp like Dr Root, she is the best. Without her I'm not sure where I'd be but it wouldn't be a good place.

  Feb 2, 2023
Dr. Foot has been my primary care physician for 25+ yrs. I can't imagine seeing any other provider. She is thoughtful, caring, thorough and patient with her explanation and inquires.

  Feb 1, 2023
Always enjoy visits to Dr. Leslie Root. She is very professional and understanding to my health needs.

  Feb 1, 2023
As usual with most all health care providers, I would like to hear benefits AND RISKS of all options. This provider generally seems a bit rushed, limited time for me. I would appreciate hearing less about her personal life and more time/interest in the nuances of my preferences. I never feel completely understood or listened to.

  Feb 1, 2023
Dr. Root and the staff treated me with respect and were very thorough.

  Jan 23, 2023
Dr Root is a very good clinician.

  Jan 16, 2023
Dr. Root is always respectful, professional, thorough. She places great importance in the "whole" patient experience - physical & emotional wellbeing. She is among the BEST in her profession.

  Jan 16, 2023
I appreciate and felt really good to know Leslie was familiar with my recent health record I felt listened to & support.

  Jan 12, 2023
Only good experiences.

  Dec 21, 2022
My experiences with this doctor and staff are ALWAYS EXCELLENT.

  Dec 15, 2022
Great experience- Thank you!

  Dec 14, 2022
Dr Root has been my personal Doctor for many years. She is a good friend and I am comfortable with her during office visits.

  Dec 14, 2022
Dr. Root is always very attentive and thoughtful.

  Dec 12, 2022
I'm very happy happy with Dr Leslie Root.

  Dec 7, 2022
The doctor told me numerous times I looked like a hot mess. Informed her assistant I probably wouldn't give a urine sample as I was so dehydrated. I explained my pain and my concerns for my kidneys as not only do I have a kidney disease I have been a part of a study I am extremely familiar with things that can hurt them. She stated they've always been fine in the past. I felt insulted as currently I'm walking ataxic and forgetting where I am but previously I was good. I was send to a room to pee tho they knew I couldn't and still haven't. No pain meds for the pain I was asked to leave so I paid 40$ to be insulted and treated like I'll be fine. Refused lab work I asked for, refused pain meds. But got told what a hot mess I was and continued with poor bedside manor. I cried myself to sleep in pain and plan to see zoom care today which hopefully they believe in actually doing their job vs just treating someone like your 15minutes is up no more tests goodluck and bye .

  Nov 30, 2022
She is a great doctor, always answers your questions.

  Nov 28, 2022
Dr Root and her staff are the best!

  Nov 28, 2022
Dr. Root and I discussed recent family issues at length and she recommended action that makes sense.

  Nov 28, 2022
As always, Dr. Root seems very interested in my health, both mental and physical. She asks questions and she listens carefully to my answers. She is positive and open about issues I may be having, but she is realistic and open about what I may need to do to feel better or continue with good health. She laughs and is extremely personable, but foremost she is all business regarding my symptoms and issues that need addressing. Absolutely the best overall practitioner I have worked with.

  Nov 28, 2022
I always have a very satisfying visit with Dr. Root. She is the best!

  Nov 23, 2022
I always feel like I'm visiting a good friend with Dr Root. She so warm and funny and truly relaxes me. She's a great doctor.

  Nov 23, 2022
I appreciate the professionalism of the office staff, and that they wear masks consistently and take it seriously

  Nov 21, 2022
No bad experience ever.. Love my provider

  Nov 21, 2022
I always have the best service during my visits. Dr.Root is excellent.

  Nov 17, 2022
Leslie Root is a caring excellent physician

  Nov 14, 2022
Dr Root is always friendly, a concerned listener, and fully understands my health issues. She is the best GP I have ever had!!

  Nov 9, 2022
Dr. Root is Excellent doctor.

  Nov 9, 2022
My experience with Dr. Root was excellent.

  Nov 7, 2022
Dr. Root is and for the past 2+ decades been an outstanding clinician. We are lucky to have her as our PCP and Legacy is lucky to have her as a medical provider.

  Nov 2, 2022
Questions and requested answered fully, good raport with Dr Root, things explained well., good discussion of changes in medsAs to communication question- all communation questions asked and answered on "My Health" since too difficult to get a phone response.

  Oct 31, 2022
Dr. Root and everyone at this office (Broadway Clinic) is very caring and very helpful.

  Oct 26, 2022
Dr Root is a very compassionate, intelligent and caring physician..Perhaps that is why I am still going to her after 20 plus years. She is simply the best.

  Oct 26, 2022
Courteous, complete and prompt

  Oct 26, 2022
Dr. Root consistently provides outstanding patient centered care. She is always attentive to my concerns and needs. I have great confidence in her recommendations. I feel very fortunate to have her as my PCP.

  Oct 24, 2022
Dr Root is an amazing dr - competent and compassionate. She always puts me at ease, answers all my questions and is able to integrate the whole picture of my health. She sees me as a whole person and not just a diagnosis. I feel better and more confident just by spend time with her. She is the best. Her MA Allie is wonderful too. Makes you feel like you are her only patient even though they're so busy.

  Oct 24, 2022
Dr. Root is friendly, caring and knowledgeable about my medical Issues. I like her and just being with her.during my visit Is comforting.

  Oct 24, 2022
I have great faith in and respect for Dr. Leslie Root's medical knowledge and her excellent care for me as her patient. Dr. Root Is the BEST !!

  Oct 24, 2022
Dr. Root is aces!

  Oct 20, 2022
Dr. Root is the best health care provider. She listens and provides the best treatment for me

  Oct 20, 2022
Dr Root is the best

  Oct 19, 2022

  Oct 17, 2022
All good.

  Oct 13, 2022
I have always enjoyed my visits to Dr. Leslie Root. She understands my health issues and has always been helpful in getting me headed in the right direction with my care.

  Oct 12, 2022
I have been a patient of Leslie Root since [year removed]. She's an excellent physician and has always given me excellent care and advice. She's knowledgeable, personable, and caring.

  Oct 10, 2022
Leslie was a thoughtful and skilled provider. She spent over an hour reviewing my history and discussed subsequent tests to garner a baseline health assessment In a few key areas. I have just began new care with Legacy ( after 10 years with Kaiser ) and was impressed and grateful. Leslie Root is an asset to the Legacy system.

  Oct 10, 2022
Dr Root is an excellent provider. Very happy with her care. Answers all questions and is very thorough.

  Oct 6, 2022
Dr. L. Root has been a provider for parents, sibling, and my former wife. She is wonderful!!!

  Oct 3, 2022
I can't say enough good about Dr. Root and the staff at this office. Everyone is great.

  Oct 3, 2022
Dr. Root is very attentive & a good listener.

  Oct 3, 2022
Dr. Root takes time to know and partner with her patients. She's very personable and knowledgeable. Her information is current and her decisions informed.

  Oct 3, 2022
Dr. Root is the best doctor I've ever had.