PERSONALIZED PEDIATRIC MEDICINE
SLEDDING ACCIDENT LEADS TO LIFE OF DOCTORING
Dr. Edward W. Lenard founded Patience Pediatrics in 2011, bringing 25 years of physician experience and his highly-regarded, easygoing bedside manner to Monroe.
“When I was a child, I had a sledding accident and was unfortunately injured,” said Dr. Lenard. “I spent time in the hospital, and even as a young child I realized the importance of the work of those in medicine.” From that point on he wanted to be a doctor. He attended and graduated from Georgetown University’s School of Medicine.
While in medical school, he felt pediatrics was the best “fit” for his personality. “I also wanted to get to know the families I cared for and be involved in the story of their lives,”
Dr. Lenard is Board-Certified in pediatrics. After his Pediatric Internship, he completed his Pediatric Residency at the Brown University School of Medicine Program at Hasbro Children’s Hospital in Providence, RI. He was selected to be chief resident at Hasbro and served an additional year teaching and overseeing the residents in the Pediatric residency program.
At Patience Pediatrics he cares for infants, children, adolescents and young adults up to 21 years of age.
“I’m really glad that I started this practice in order to realize my vision of serving local families,” he said. “After delivering medical care to the community for many years, I started Patience Pediatrics to fill the need for personalized pediatric medicine. My team at Patience Pediatrics is dedicated to providing quality, personalized healthcare for all of our patients… All of the moments that I’ve had with my patients.” he added, “are experiences I treasure.”
Dr. Lenard is married and is the father of three children. In his spare time, he likes to rebuild old boats and car engines. He is presently on the School Advisory Board at St. Catherine’s Center for Special Needs in Fairfield, CT, and has previously served as the School Medical Advisor for the Town of Monroe. He is a senior attending on the medical staff of Bridgeport Hospital/Yale Pediatrics and has been named a Connecticut Magazine “Top Doctor”. He and his family live with their rescued pets; one dog, Riley, and two cats, Tigger and Tiger Lily.