Jeffrey M. Levine MD | Geriatric Specialist | Wound Care | Pressure Ulcers - News on Dr. Levine's medical and consulting practice, and reflections on our healthcare system.

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The Two Hemispheres of Medicine

Read my autobiographical essay on medicine and art in this piece published in Hektoen International, an online Journal of Medical Humanities.  It includes my experiences with art as a vehicle for dealing with grief. Access this article here.      .

Dr. Jeff Levine Speaks on Healthy Aging for Channel 2 News

At age 64 Diana Nyad swam from Cuba to Florida, an event that spurred a flurry of media coverage that included stories on healthy aging.  I happened to be swimming at the New York Health and Racquet Club when a news team came to do a story.  When I mentioned that I was a doctor specializing in geriatrics they added a brief interview with me …Read More

New York Times Letter to the Editor on Ageism in the Medical Profession

I wrote this letter to the editor that was published June 5, 2013 in both the print and on-line version of the New York Times.   The subject matter is ageist attitudes among physicians that sometimes get in the way of delivering good care to elderly people.  The letter was written in response to an Op-Ed Piece by Danielle Ofri MD entitled “My Near Miss.“ …Read More

Radio Interview with Dr. Jeff Levine on Photographing Aging Around the World

This interview appeared on Care Diary: Simplifying Life for the Caregiver on Tuesday, January 26, 2013. The host is Margery Papst.   Click here to access the interview.

Rockefeller Center Photo Makes News

  One of my photos recently appeared in Rockefeller Center in a promotion for the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing. This is the geriatric arm of the NYU College of Nursing, and its mission is to shape the quality of health care of older adults through excellence in nursing practice. The window featured a 93 year old woman from Texas, Edith McAllister, who I recently …Read More

Geriatrics Review Syllabus Audio Companion: Review Of Pressure Ulcers

January 8, 2011 The Geriatrics Review Syllabus (GRS7) Audio Companion is designed to keep professionals up to date on geriatric medicine, and also for doctors who are preparing for Board Examinations.  Dr. Jeffrey Levine recorded the audio version of a review of pressure ulcers for the American Geriatrics Society’s current versiion of the Geriatrics Review Syllabus.  The content goes into the basics of risk factor …Read More

Pocket Guide To Pressure Ulcers And Other Common Wounds Seen In Clinical Practice

This pocket guide to pressure ulcers sold over 30,000 copies in its first year of publication. This book is designed for clinicians who need quick access to information to help with wound identification and staging.  Richly illustrated with line drawings and photographs, and laminated for durability, any clinician treating chronic wounds will find this guide helpful.  The book covers pressure ulcer prevention, staging, diagnosis of …Read More