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.

Archive for June, 2012

Photographing Aging in Okinawa

My father was an artillery sergeant in the bloody battle of Okinawa in WWII and I grew up listening to stories that sometimes gave me nightmares. Stashed away in my Jersey City home were his bayonet and pictures from his war album which I still have. As a geriatrician I learned that Okinawa has many old people, and in 2005 I went to Okinawa with …Read More

Art, Poetry, and Contemplation at the Howl

Last weekend I visited the Howl Festival at Tompkins Square Park in the East Village.  Named after the poem by Allen Ginsberg, this was a celebration of art, music, and dance.   It was a beautiful day, and a nice opportunity to contemplate how New York City has evolved in the past two decades.  When I moved from Jersey to the West Side of Manhattan in …Read More

Medical School Memories

In 1980 I was in the last year of medical school and getting ready to embark on my career as a doctor. The routine was to meet with an important faculty member in the Dean’s office, discuss the medical school experience, and talk about plans for the future. A summary would be placed in my permanent file, memorialized in a Dean’s Letter that would follow …Read More