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Our Team

Dr. Brett Levine is a Board-Certified Family Medicine Physician. He graduated with a degree in Osteopathic Medicine at Nova Southeastern University, and completed his residency in Family Medicine at Largo Medical Center. Dr. Levine established LevMed in 2018 and is proud to have created a patient centered practice where patients feel at ease. "This is the kind of rewarding and fulfilling practice I wish every patient and medical provider could be apart of. Primary care doesn't have to be the assembly line, transactional experience that we have been forced to accept." Dr. Levine lives in St. Petersburg surrounded by the love of his wife and cats. 

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Dr. Alex Bugg is a Board-Certified Family Medicine physician. He grew up in a small farming town in Kentucky, then completed his B.S. in Agriculture Biotechnology at the University of Kentucky. Upon moving to Florida, he earned a Master’s Degree in Medical Science, then graduated with a degree in Osteopathic Medicine from Lake Erie College of Medicine in Bradenton, Florida, before completing his residency training at Bayfront Health in downtown St. Petersburg. Coming from a small town where there wasn't a large specialist presence, Dr. Bugg is aware of what a full spectrum family practice can bring to a community. He is a compassionate proactive physician who enjoys doing procedures when necessary but realizes the preventative power of healthy eating and exercise. Dr. Bugg is passionate about LGBTQ+ health, HIV care and travel medicine. In his spare time Dr. Bugg enjoys weekend sports leagues, cooking for friends, beach days and traveling the world.  


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 20 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 and lives in Bradenton. Melissa is a key ingredient to achieving LevMed’s mission of delivering high-quality, accessible patient care.

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Our Mission

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 

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