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About Dr. Russ L Levitan

Dr. Russ L Levitan, MD is a Doctor primarily located in San Luis Obispo, CA, with another office in San Luis Obispo, CA. He has 33 years of experience. His specialties include Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine. Dr. Levitan has received 2 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

51 Ratings with 20 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Russ L Levitan is Great. Dr. Russ L Levitan has been rated by 51 patients. From those 51 patients 20 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Russ L Levitan is 3.7 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Pain Management Specialists LLC

10 Santa Rosa St Ste 201
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
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Galileo Surgery Center

1001 E Foothill Blvd
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
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Specialties

Dr. Russ L Levitan has the following 2 specialties

  • Anesthesiology

    Anesthesiologists are physicians who are trained to administer anesthetics, which are medicines used to block nerve sensation. Anesthesia can be either local to one specific part of a body, like a tooth, or regional to block feeling to a larger portion of the body, such as during an epidural for child birth. It can also be more general to block sensation to the entire body, resulting in unconsciousness.
    Anesthesiologists assist in surgery by determining how much anesthesia is necessary and by monitoring the patient's level of responsiveness and vital signs throughout the procedure. The anesthesia specialist will also bring the patient out of anesthesia and then continue to monitor his or her vital signs post-operation.
    Besides assisting in surgeries, anesthesiologists may also treat patients suffering from chronic pain.

  • Pain Medicine
  • Expertise

    8 Expertise

  • Acute Pain
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndromes
  • Stroke
  • Cancer Pain
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Chronic Pain
  • Back Pain

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Reviews

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Great doctor

I have been a patient of PMS for many years and have seen several doctors during this time. Dr. Levitan is by far the best one. The wait can sometimes be a little long but he's worth it. My only concern is that it took us a long time to find the right combo for my pain relief so that I can hold down a full time job to support my family and now they are trying to scale all the meds back to almost nothing and I'm scared what this may do to my ability to keep my job. I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking real pain relief.

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Seriously people!

Dr Leviathan is Dr Jekyll now! Just wait til Mr Hyde comes out! Glad we moved away! He doesn't really care about people in general. He has facilities for his super poopers injections which he tries to do as many if not more than what is specified! As long as your insurance company is complacent, he will just LOVE you as a patient! Mr Hyde comes out when he is no longer able to get money from your insurance! Then he drops you like a stone! For the patient with the coma, It wasMr.. Hyde Android crazy Dr Jekyll that through you out! We had to move out of the area because my sister needed a REAL pain Dr for CHRONIC PAIN! Los Angeles county has many choices

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Jerk! Doesn't REALLY care about his patients! As long as the insurance company you have is complacent, he will go along for passed you off to a P.A.and charge your insurance for a specialist! Just wait until you have a diagnosis that is sooooo chronic and you don't want any shots that don't work and charge your insurance thousands because he has a facility! And still in chronic pain! He sucks and so do his chairs and I always have to wait at least 30-45 minutes before he or the. Pa sees you for a quick 3_5 minute appointment! I give him a half of one f-ing star! Glad I moved away! Suckers wait.......Just wait!😣😖😨
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Drug dealer

Shame on Dr. Levitan for making a dollar off of opioid addicted patients. Terrible!

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Between the proverbial rock & hard place

Am afraid to write anything specific at this time for fear he'll recognize my style of writing, & will make good on his retaliation & "kick me out of his practice," which he is currently threatening to do if I dont go along with his "new treatment plan." I strongly believe that we patients are the EMPLOYERS of our drs &, therefore, it is WE, THE PATIENTS, who have the right to dictate what can & will be done to our own bodies. He believes just the opposite. Due to the lack of resources in SLO County, his PM practice is now currently the ONLY ONE in SLO County .... & he knows this. If he kicks a patient out ... they literally have NO PLACE TO GO FOR PM & MEDICAL CARE. A very scary place to be. He knows this, too. // He also couldnt care less about any SERIOUS personal issues/problems a patient may be experiencing. He is concerned ONLY with his own agenda.

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  • Awards

    2 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award (2010)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2012, 2010, 2015, 2013)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • Education

    33 Years Experience

  • University Of California Irvine School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1985

  • Uc Irvine Medical Center

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Russ L Levitan accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross California
    • BC CA California Care Small Group HMO
    • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Small Group
    • Blue Cross CA Advantage PPO Preferred DirectAccess Plus
    • Blue Cross CA California Care Large Group HMO
    • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Individual
    • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Large Group
    • Blue Cross CA Pathway X PPO
    • Blue Cross CA Select PPO
    • Blue Cross CA Select Plus HMO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Health Net
    • Health Net CA PPO
    • Health Net CA Primary EPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
    • PHCS PPO Kaiser
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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