Dr. Brett Levine is a Board-Certified Family Medicine Physician. He graduated with a degree in Osteopathic Medicine from Nova Southeastern University, and completed his internship in Family Medicine at Largo Medical Center. Dr. Levine completed his undergraduate degree at the George Washington University, in Washington, D.C. After residency, Dr. Levine gained invaluable experience while practicing in Clearwater, Florida at a small, privately-owned clinic, and numerous inpatient rehab facilities, and nursing homes. Dr. Levine resides in St. Petersburg, Florida with his wife and two cats. He is passionate about the DPC practice model, and is excited to provide this service to his patients.
Our office manager, Melissa Wolfe, is an integral part of LevMed. From rooming patients, to drawing labs and managing the day-to-day operations, she keeps our office running smoothly. Melissa is Registered Medical Assistant and Certified Phlebotomy Technician with over 17 years of experience in the medical field. Melissa has gained invaluable experience working in primary care, geriatric, urology, general surgery, and neurosurgery setting. She is a 4th generation Floridian and an Air Force veteran. Melissa has 3 sons and 2 grandsons. She lives in Bradenton with her hamster, Davis Jr. Melissa is a key ingredient to achieving LevMed’s purpose of striving to deliver high-quality patient care.
For the past year, there has been a revolving thought in my head:
there has to be a better way.
I love my career but I didn’t love my job, and talking to my colleagues, I am not the only one who feels this way.
When I began to analyze my existence as a doctor, I realized what fueled me was the day-to-day patient interactions: the counseling, educating, and consoling. I wanted more of this, but too often my days were hijacked by paperwork and documentation to meet the hurdles and bureaucracy required to sustain a practice these days. There is a reason why big hospital groups are buying up small practices—the rules don’t favor the small practice anymore and the patient is an afterthought. Medicine is becoming as cold as an operating table.
I wanted to try something new.
I discovered Direct Primary Care at the perfect time in my career. It combines my belief in the importance of primary care in preventing more serious and expensive health issues and works to restore a more compassionate doctor-patient relationship. I look forward to taking this journey with you.
-Dr. Brett Levine - April 2018