Dr. Kaya, Angela Ledbetter, MD, is a board-certified emergency medicine physician. While practicing in hospitals and emergency medicine facilities in our modern medical system, she realized that our healthcare system didn’t do enough to care for the mental, physical and spiritual aspects of a whole person. That led her to explore natural health remedies and original health practices as tools to fill the gap.
Although Dr. Kaya intends to bring wellness to all people, she is especially passionate about bringing health and wellness to the Black community because of all the health disparities she has witnessed in her community. In 2017, Dr. Kaya founded an organization whose mission was to empower the Black community to get healthy through fun and creative activities.
Her goals of creating a healthier Black community and bringing wellness to people through natural healthcare have now come together through cannabis. Cannabis facilitates healing and relief, as well as financial health. That financial wellbeing can be used to decrease health access issues, food insecurities, inadequate housing, educational inequities, and opportunity disparities, which all contribute to a person’s overall wellness. This is why Dr. Kaya believes that cannabis can and will be used to build generational wealth and health for our people.