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Lauren D. Levine, MD Internal Medicine/Pediatrics and Internist/pediatrician

Lauren D. Levine, MD

Internal Medicine/Pediatrics and Internist/pediatrician
New York, NY 10019 (1 other location)
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Patients’ Perspective

  • Friendly staff
  • Trusted diagnosis
  • Good bedside manner

About Lauren D. Levine MD

I wanted to be a pediatrician from a very early age. I had a wonderful and caring pediatrician who took care of me from infancy until I graduated from college. I still remember feeling devastated when he told me it was time to find a doctor who cared for adults! That continuity of care was so important to my development, and it is what I love most about being a pediatrician. I get to watch my patients grow up and make sure they stay healthy along the way. I am a general pediatrician at Columbia West Side Pediatrics on West 86th Street, where I see children of all ages, from birth through adolescence. I have a special interest and expertise in caring for babies born prematurely or with complex medical conditions who require hospital admission after birth. NICU graduates often need more frequent follow up care during their first year of life, as well as coordination of care with multiple subspecialists. Being a part of the larger Columbia medical community gives me the ability to provide the highest level of care for these infants. I am also passionate about supporting parents during this journey, as they often have had a very stressful introduction to parenthood. My favorite appointments are the annual check-ups for my former premature patients who are now school aged. I ask their parents, “Do you remember how small she used to be?” And their parents often respond, “Do you remember how terrified I was?” So much of being a good pediatrician goes beyond the medicine that was taught in medical school and residency. Pediatricians also have to be able to offer guidance and support for issues such as poor sleep, picky eating, problem behaviors, and school concerns. These issues are as important to recognize, diagnose, and treat as ear infections and asthma. Drawing on my experienceraising my own three children in New York City, I enjoy partnering with parents to guide them through both the delights and challenges of raising children in this great city.

Locations

Lauren D. Levine has 2 locations

ColumbiaDoctors Midtown 51 West 51st Street New York, NY 10019
ColumbiaDoctors - West 86th Street 21 West 86th Street New York, NY 10024

Specialties

Lauren D. Levine has the following 2 specialties

Specialty Expertise

Lauren D. Levine has the following 5 areas of expertise

  • Check-up
  • Physical
  • Pediatric Diabetes
  • Immunization
  • Vaccination

Education

30 Years Experience

Suny Downstate Medical Center College Of Medicine

Graduated in 2007

Philadelphia College Of Osteopathic Medicine

Graduated in 1992

Lauren D. Levine Accepts the Following Insurance

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna Choice POS Open Access
  • Aetna Elect Choice EPO
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
  • Aetna NYC Community Plan
  • Aetna Select
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Aexcel PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS MA Blue Care Elect PPO
  • BCBS MA Preferred Blue PPO
  • BCBS PPO
  • BluePPO HSA
  • CDPHP New York State of Health - Small Business
  • CDPHP PPO
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • CIGNA PPO
  • Empire Blue Priority NY
  • Empire HMO
  • Empire HMO Bronze Individual via Exchange
  • Empire PPO
  • Empire Prism EPO Blue Priority
  • HIP Prime HMO
  • Humana Choice POS
  • IBC Personal Choice PPO
  • MEDICA CHOICE WITH UNITEDHEALTHC
  • Multiplan PPO
  • MVP EPO/PPO
  • MVP Liberty EPO/PPO
  • MVP Preferred PPO
  • Oxford Freedom
  • Oxford Garden State
  • Oxford Liberty
  • Oxford Metro
  • PHCS PPO
  • PPO
  • PPO 6000 Series
  • Premier HMO - Individuals
  • Savings Plus of Metro NY
  • UHC Choice Plus POS
  • UHC Compass HMO
  • UHC Navigate HMO
  • UHC NAVIGATE PLUS POS
  • UHC Navigate POS
  • UHC Options PPO