Cara Leahy, DO

An Employed Provider of Memorial Healthcare
Doctor of Neurology

About Dr. Cara Leahy, DO

Dr. Leahy is the Director for Cognitive Disorders at Memorial Healthcare and practices at the renowned Memorial Healthcare Institute for Neuroscience.  Dr. Leahy’s passion lies with Alzheimer’s disease and memory care.  She frequently works with patients with memory care needs, and she provides comprehensive and compassionate care to those affected by these challenging neurological conditions.  In an effort to bring the best resources and support to memory care patients, she started the iRemember free tablet program.  Dr. Leahy is on the front line of Alzheimer’s Disease research, treatment, and care, and she is closely following cutting-edge advancements in medical interventions.  She is actively involved in teaching physicians and medical students about best practices in Alzheimer’s Disease care.

The practice is accepting new patients with most insurances.

Memorial Healthcare Institute for Neuroscience is an employed physician practice of Memorial Medical Associates, a department of Memorial Healthcare.


As we know, Alzheimer’s disease is a devastating disease for patients and families, robbing a person of their memories, personality, and relationships with the ones they love. With the help of the Alzheimer’s Association, the Memorial Healthcare Institute for Neurosciences has opened a multidisciplinary memory disorders clinic to help support patients and their families in our community. This clinic is designed to offer the latest in information, treatments, and supports for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

Dr. Leahy is a leader in developing this multidisciplinary approach to Alzheimer’s disease. She, along with her team of clinical pharmacists, nurses, and home health professionals, meet with each patient and their families during this memory clinic appointment. The goal is to provide care and treatment that extends beyond medicines and to improve the quality of life for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their families. If you know of someone who might benefit from this caring, passionate and dedicated approach to patient care, please have them contact their primary care physician to learn if they might qualify for this unique clinic.


Accepting new patients


Accepts children




Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine



Michigan State University - Department of Neurology


Board Certifications

Neurology and Psychiatry (American Osteopathic Board of Neurology and Psychiatry)





819 N. Shiawassee Street
NOW Building - 1st Floor
Owosso MI 48867

Phone: 989-723-1390 Fax: 989-725-1415

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Reviews (115)

4.8 Stars Overall

4.8 out of 5 (184 Ratings, 36 Comments)

Dec 01, 2023

Dr Leahy is an excellent doctor and always explains things thoroughly in a manner easy to understand.

Nov 18, 2023

It is always a good experience!

Nov 17, 2023

Very impressed with my condition and being active.

Nov 15, 2023

Dr. Leahy has been superb in my care and concerns

Nov 12, 2023

Dr. Leahy was very thorough and spent the time with me as a patient versus some doctors rushing you through with your appointment. She also had an intern with her and seemed like she was further educating the intern. Great job Dr. Leahy!

Oct 29, 2023

Dr. Leahy is amazing. She listens to problems, & address them. She is very compassionate. My favorite dr.

Oct 28, 2023

I would highly recommend Dr Leahy

Oct 28, 2023

Have already recommended her to a friend daughter

Oct 20, 2023

Dr. Leahy was wonderful. She engaged my mom and praised my mom for trying previous recommendations. So many times, providers talk to me when I'm in the room but Dr. Leahy and her staff always engage my mom as the center of attention during the appointment. Thank you for that.

Oct 13, 2023

Dr. Leahy is pleasant and very knowledgeable. She listens to me and gives me good advice.

Sep 15, 2023

She took answer my questions.

Sep 09, 2023

I deeply appreciated Dr. Leahy addressing me personally even though my cognitive skills have diminished.

Jun 23, 2023


Jun 15, 2023

Very nice doctor. She put my mind at ease after her telling me things to look for.

May 30, 2023

Excellent treatment from beginning to end! [...]

May 26, 2023

No problems here.

May 05, 2023


Apr 28, 2023

Dr Leahy was so knowledgeable and compassionate. Her explanations were very thorough and easy to understand. I have already spoken highly of her to others.

Apr 25, 2023

Dr. Leahy is amazing! She truly cares about me. She listens to me and is so kind. I highly recommend her to everyone!

Apr 05, 2023

Dr Leahy is wonderful

Mar 25, 2023

Dr Leahy is great!

Mar 17, 2023

Dr Leahy has exceptional demeanor. She explained things to me that made total sense since I have no medical background. She is a kind and caring physician. Extremely knowledgeable in her profession.

Mar 15, 2023

Did not discuss further treatment or diagnostic procedures, other than latest Alzheimer's drug.

Mar 12, 2023

Dr. Leahy is just the Neurologist we have been searching for for years! My husband's memory decline is why we have sought her out and I could not be more pleased! My husband felt great talking with her and is excited about what she had to say to help with diagnosis and treatment in the future. Easy to communicate with and she really took time to look over all forwarded records, including anecdotal records from me. We felt valued and look forward to finding more answers and options on this health journey.

Mar 10, 2023

Explained thoroughly all treatment options available

Mar 03, 2023

All good experiences

Mar 02, 2023

Dr. Leahy is excellent!

Mar 01, 2023

She is wonderful.

Feb 22, 2023

Dr Cara Leahy is amazing and I have referred her to others needing her care

Feb 18, 2023

Recommend in a heart beat! In fact I already have!

Feb 18, 2023

Friendly, knowledgeable, efficient appointment

Feb 01, 2023

I really liked Dr. Leahy. She was very personable and very informative. She was calming to me.

Jan 14, 2023

Dr Leahy is excellent and I have already recommended her to others.

Dec 22, 2022

Doctor takes her time talking through issues. I never feel rushed on the visits.

Dec 14, 2022

Dr Leahy is very knowledgable and going above and beyond related to my medical care.

Dec 09, 2022

Dr. Leahyis wonderful and has provided superior care to me and my family.

Nov 29, 2022

Dr. Leahy was EXCELLENT in her detailed analysis and explanations.

Nov 18, 2022

My doctor made an appointment with someone she thought could help me the very next day.

Nov 12, 2022

All considered, - a good experience!

Nov 11, 2022

Always exceptional

Oct 21, 2022

Love that Dr emails with results!

Sep 23, 2022

I highly recommend Dr. Leah's to people! The entire staff at this office give excellent care

Sep 20, 2022

Dr. Leahy explained everything to us, she is a caring person.

Aug 28, 2022

Wife was impressed by the doctor

Aug 24, 2022

Dr. Leahy and her team are exceptional.

Jul 20, 2022

Dr Leahy was excellent at listening and very compassionate.

Jul 17, 2022

It is always a good experience

Jul 12, 2022

Wonderful - I completely trust her!

Jun 29, 2022

Very impressive

Jun 04, 2022

Dr. Leahy is very friendly, and readily answered all my/our questions.

Jun 01, 2022

All questions were answered

May 25, 2022

Very professional, personable and understandable.

Feb 26, 2022

Retested to compare results of last 6 months. Time spent to cover information. Quality appointment

Feb 02, 2022

Dr. Leahy was very kind & helpful & also the assistant that called before appointment to get & give info.

Jan 14, 2022

Dr Leahy is always compassionate and thorough. Open to suggestions

Dec 30, 2021

We already have told others about Memorial Healthcare. Dr. Leahy and the whole staff.

Dec 18, 2021

She exhibited a caring attitude and listened well.

Dec 01, 2021

A great dr. from day one that I meet her!

Nov 30, 2021

Dr. Leahy is wonderful!

Nov 27, 2021

So professional yet caring!

Oct 30, 2021

Very good experience with Dr Leahy and her staff

Oct 20, 2021

All good

Oct 16, 2021

Dr. Leahy is excellent, doesn't talk down to me, and seems to care about my concerns.

Oct 15, 2021

Cara Leahy is an excellent physician.

Aug 27, 2021

Both were very good and easy to talk with and joke with. Doctor Leahey really offered very valuable and useful answers to my concerns and made me very comfortable!

Aug 21, 2021

Vey caring doctor and physician assistant

Aug 20, 2021

Loved Dr. Leahy! She was great and I am glad to be her patient.

Aug 07, 2021


Aug 04, 2021

We would recommend Dr. Leahy to others. She listened to my health concerns and included me and my family member in discussions about treatment and steps moving forward. She is also very compassionate and understanding which is helpful with regard to my health issue.

Jul 16, 2021

Liked the Doctor's approach and demeanor; very thorough and honest

Jun 03, 2021

We drive 1 hour and 45 minutes one way to see Dr. Leahy...I would even drive further if I had to. She is more than worth it!

Apr 30, 2021

I have been coming to dr. Leahy for 1 1/2 years, and I have utmost confidence in her abilities. She has taken me from wheelchair-bound to walking. I am extremely impressed!

Apr 26, 2021

Dr Leahy is kind and compassionate and a good listener. She is also very smart and knows her neurology.

Apr 14, 2021

She did take time with me but didn't recommend any treatment.

Mar 20, 2021

Dr. Lehy is amazing!!

Dec 19, 2020

Dr Leahy is a very understanding Dr. She always listens and answer any questions about medical treatments available or medication available.

Dec 14, 2020


Oct 24, 2020


Oct 19, 2020

Excellent care. Recommend highly.

Oct 17, 2020

We have found Dr. Leahy to be an excellent doctor. Very caring, concerned, knowledgeable, understanding and genuine care for our concerns. Explains things in a manner we can understand.

Oct 03, 2020

Very impressed with Dr. Leahy!!!!!!!! She listened to our concerns which resulted in ordering additional testing to try and get the answers we have been looking for.

Oct 02, 2020

Again Dr Leahy does everything well. Very Good

Sep 20, 2020

I have already recommended Dr. Leahy to other people.

Sep 12, 2020

We certainly will recommend. They just have such great compassion - truly are in it for all the RIGHT REASONS, to help! To improve life!

Sep 04, 2020

A very good experience! Look forward to our next visit and hope *Dr. Leahy sees much improvement!

Aug 09, 2020

Dr. Leahy is easy to talk to and listens to what you are saying. She is kind and professional, skillful, competent and capabie.

Jul 31, 2020

Dr. Leahy is wonderful!

Jul 10, 2020

Dr. was excellent and so was assistant -

Jul 09, 2020

All good.

Jun 10, 2020

My care provider is awesome, she really explained the purpose of the injections, the side effects, how long it may take to travel through my body before it actually starts working.

May 14, 2020

Very warm & caring.

Apr 29, 2020

Dr. Cara Leahy has been highly accessible and concerned.

Mar 28, 2020

So far I am very happy with Dr. Leahy. I'm hoping to have more input into my fathers therapies.

Mar 18, 2020

She always listens to us and we feel very well taken care of when we leave.

Jan 30, 2020

I'm very happy with Dr. Leahy and her staff.

Dec 18, 2019

I am very thankful that I have Dr. Leahy as my provider. She is willing to listen to any concerns that I might have about my medial conditon and clearly explains my options.

Nov 15, 2019


Oct 19, 2019

Exceeded expectations

Aug 07, 2019

She was very attentive and kind.

Aug 07, 2019


Jul 31, 2019

good, clear explanation of answers to all my questions

Jul 02, 2019

Dr. Leahy is a wonderful, caring dr. and everyone on staff is very sensitive to my needs, I would highly recommend Dr. Leahy to anyone. SHE'S GREAT! - VERY KIND!

Jun 06, 2019

I think she is a good dr. Just not the right dr. for the condition that I have. She is referring me out.

Jun 03, 2019

You couldn't ask for a better understanding doctor.

May 30, 2019

excellent experience

May 21, 2019

She's the best.

May 17, 2019

Dr Leahy is the best Dr I have ever had. She is very understanding, comforting and helpful. She shows real concern for her patients. Dr Leahy is amazing. Need more Drs like her.

May 16, 2019


May 09, 2019

Our family loves Dr. Leahy!

Mar 27, 2019

Dr. Leahy is excellent. So kind & caring.

Mar 19, 2019

Dr. Leahy was SO nice and kind and I had a list of questions. She answered every one of them and reviewed my EEG with me and explained the results very thoroughly. LOVE that you are researching Alzheimer's diagnosis possibly via blood work some day!!

Mar 18, 2019

I will continue to make the drive from Lansing to Owosso to see Dr. Leahy. She's wonderful!

Oct 31, 2018

always good, has helped me a great deal with my headaches im very happy with my Doctor

Oct 26, 2018

Dr. Leahy is outstanding. She had provided exceptional care to me, my daughter and both of my parents. She listens, spends the time she needs, and develops approaches that or logical and effective.

Aug 18, 2018

Dr. Leahy is very kind, caring, and informative. She is a great example of what all doctors should follow.

Ratings Process

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey. Responses are measured on a 10-point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5-point scale in order to display results in a 5-star rating. Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments.

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