JEFFREY M. LEVINE, M.D.

SPECIALIZING IN GERIATRIC MEDICINE & WOUND CARE

Dr. Levine is a nationally recognized expert in wound care and pressure ulceration. and has published and spoken widely on this topic. He is a Board Member of the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP). Dr. Levine's Pocket Guide to Pressure Ulcers co-authored by Elizabeth Ayello RN and published by the New Jersey Hospital Association is in its 4th printing and has sold over 30,000 copies.

29Oct

“Aging Through a Physician’s Lens” gets installed at the New York Academy of Medicine

October 12, 2009 “Aging Through a Physician’s Lens,” has been installed at the New York Academy of Medicine in Manhattan and will run through mid-January 2010.  The exhibit features nearly twenty years of images taken in the course of my medical practice and travels.  Curated by

25Oct

Recertification in Geriatric Medicine Completed

  This past spring I completed requirements for recertification in Geriatric Medicine.  The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) requires recertification every ten years, and this is my second recertification – marking twenty years since first passing the test after completion of geriatric fellowship in 1986.  This

1Aug

The Unavoidable Pressure Ulcer: A Retrospective Case Series

This article was published in Journal of Clinical Outcomes Management 2009 Aug;16(8):359-363  To identify medical conditions related to pressure ulcer occurrence when at-risk status is appropriately assessed and preventive measures are in place we did a retrospectice chart review in an acute care hospital. Charts were reviewed for

1Jun

Optimizing Pressure Ulcer Care: A Checklist For System Change

This article was published in Ostomy Wound Management 2009; 55:6, p 6. Our healthcare system sought to enrich and improve strategies to assess, document, and prevent pressure ulcers and to identify key personnel to implement these strategies. An evaluation of our practices yielded the following recommendations:1. Assess

2Feb

Peripheral Arterial Disease And Its Consequences: Considerations For Long-Term Care

This article was published in Annals of Long-Term Care, Volume 17, pp 1524-7929. Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) in the LTC setting has major consequences in terms of mortality, morbidity, and increased healthcare costs. Complications include pain, chronic skin ulceration, gangrene, amputation, infection, and death. In recent

4Aug

New Opportunities To Improve Pressure Ulcer Prevention And Treatment

A Consensus Paper From the International Expert Wound Care Advisory Panel This article was published in Wounds.  Issue 9, September 2008. As part of the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) initially identified eight preventable adverse events on August

14Jun

Preparing For The New Medicare Reimbursement Guidelines: Part II: Documentation Of Altered Skin Integrity In The Hospital

This article was published in Clinical Geriatrics 16:7, p 17-20. 2008. Medicare recently released new reimbursement guidelines that will deny payment for “preventable” complications that arise during hospitalization.  These include such entities as catheter-related infections, fall-related injuries, transfusion with incompatible blood products, and pressure ulcers.  This

4Jan

Risk Management For Pressure Ulcers: When The Family Shows Up With A Camera

This article was published in Journal of the American Medical Directors Association 2008; 9(5), pp 360-363. Pressure ulcers, although sometimes unavoidable, are frequently viewed as a failure of the health care system. Private civil lawsuits alleging malpractice or negligence related to pressure ulcers are becoming increasingly common.

4May

Medical-Legal Aspects Of Long-Term Care

Edited by Jeffrey Levine and published in 2003, this book was designed as a reference source for attorneys and the general public on the topic of federal regulation and how it impacts on nursing home care.  This law is called the Nursing Home Reform Act, also

4Apr

Elder Neglect And Abuse: A Primer For Primary Care Physicians

This article was published in Geriatrics 58(10) pp 37-44. 2003. Elder neglect and abuse represent a widespread, largely undiagnosed problem in the United States. Factors contributing to misdiagnosis and underreporting include denial by both the victim and the perpetrator, clinicians’ reluctance to report victims, disbelief by

Dr. Jeffrey M. Levine has authored numerous articles on topics related to healthcare of the elderly. These include medical history, prevention and treatment of chronic wounds such as pressure ulcers, elder neglect and abuse, and physical restraints. He has also edited a book on legal and regulatory aspects of nursing homes.