Samantha Lease, DO is from St. Cloud, Minnesota. As an undergraduate she studied biochemistry, music, and Hispanic studies, and is fluent in Spanish. While a medical student at Des Moines University Sam was selected as an Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) Teaching Fellow and taught OMM to first and second-year medical students, while also working in an OMM clinic where she further honed her skills. She is particularly interested in preventative medicine, lifestyle management, and Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT). Sam loves the broad scope of family medicine and looks forward to offering her community a wide range of services. She enjoys the variety of patient encounters and management needs that family medicine provides. Outside of medicine, she has a variety of interests and hobbies. She is an accomplished musician, playing both the harp and piano. In addition, she is a published author, having written a novel in her spare time. Sam and her partner enjoy spending time together and living as modern homesteaders.