I was recently invited to speak at the International Arts and Health Conference in Port Macquarie, Australia on the topic of Geriatrics, Humanistic Medicine, and Art. Organized by Margret Meagher, Executive Director of Arts and Health Australia, the goal of the meeting was to promote art
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
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
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
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
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
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.