Meet Dr. Levine
Confident and experienced, Dr. Glenn Levine has worked as a rural surgeon since 1998. Focused on ensuring his patients are informed and comfortable before surgery, he takes time to provide patients with a full understanding of their diagnosis and treatment options.
In addition to helping patients make surgical decisions in a clinic setting, Dr. Levine is able to jump into an emergency situation and act fast, making quick, life-saving decisions when patients are fighting for their lives.
It was during his third year of medical school, when he started rotations, that he knew that he was meant to be a physician. “Surgery was the first rotation I did, and I never looked back in any serious way at any other medical discipline,” he says.
After working at a large practice for seven years, Dr. Levine moved to Mammoth Lakes, California, to work as a full-time general surgeon at a ski resort. It was during this time that he fell in love with rural surgery.
“You have to be able to stand on your own two feet, you have to have a knowledge-base, you have to have the gravitas of experience,” he says. “In the 1990s, I did about 600-650 major surgical procedures a year and that gave me the base to be confident and to succeed in a situation where you may be the only general surgeon on staff.”
With a diverse background and skillset, Dr. Levine focuses on a range of surgeries and procedures, such as laparoscopic cholecystectomy of the gallbladder, colonoscopy and upper endoscopy, laparoscopic and open surgery of the alimentary canal, breast surgery, liver biopsy, benign anorectal disease and biopsy and excision of skin lesions.
Dr. Levine wears a lot of hats, serving on committees at Coquille Valley Hospital and as the Director of Wound Care. A major part of his work is also based on referring and coordinating patients who require care at a larger facility to continue or conduct treatment, when needed.
Outside of being a surgeon, Dr. Levine is a Yankees baseball fan and is dedicated to caring for his son with special needs. He also advocates for rural patients nationally, working with lawmakers to ensure that rural patients are properly cared for and represented.
“I enjoy communicating with a team of allied health professionals and physicians to serve patients together. I have dedicated my career to rural surgery and advocating for rural patients and surgeons.”
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