DOCTORS OF INTEREST
Treasure Coast Medical Report
Name: Dr. Leighan Howard-
Family: Husband, Jat; 21-monthold
twins Matthew and Natalie
Education: University of Florida
premed; Lake Erie College of
Osteopathic Medicine, Bradenton;
residency St. Vincent’s Medical
Occupation: Family practitioner
Hobbies: “Twins. All forms of domestic engineering —
crafting, cooking, sewing.”
What I like most about practicing medicine: “My favorite
part of my job is the patient relationship. You can take the
best care of the patient when I ask them in the beginning
What most people don’t know about me: “I have really nice
handwriting. And that is really rare for a doctor. I used to
make money creating awards and wedding invitations.”
intimidated by them. We were so glad when they (Taltons)
moved back here.”
After her pediatric residency, Talton stayed in touch with
Bowling and his staff while she completed her residency in
Jacksonville. When a couple of people moved from Stuart
to Jacksonville, Talton found them doctors in their new
The Taltons were at their wit’s end when the twins were
born while she was a resident. They were always concerned
about whether husband Jat would be able to find work as a
contractor in the Stuart area. “We didn’t know if we could
come back here,” she says. “I didn’t know if it was going to be
possible to move back here and have both of us work. I said,
‘We need help. Let’s go home.’ I am so honored to be able to
work in my home community for Martin Health System.”
Between them, Talton’s parents have 11 siblings so there are
plenty of cousins around Martin County. The family usually
has supper each Sunday with her parents, the Howards, at
their home in Stuart.
Asked what she does on the weekend, Talton is quick to
respond with a laugh. “Twins.”
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Watching twins Matthew and Natalie enjoy cake on their first birthday are
grandmother Francie Howard, mom Dr. Leighan Talton, dad Jat Talton and
grandfather Tracy Howard.