Evan Levine, M.D.
- March 17
- Author of What Your Doctor Won't (or Can't) Tell You - Penguin Publishing.
Fellow of American College of Cardiology and practicing cardiologist in Bronx and Westchester New York.
Today Show Interview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63cWvtGPonU
Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/vanlev
MY RECENT POSTS
- What Your Doctor Won't Tell
December 04, 2014 04:13PM
- Brisdelle: A New Menopause
drug or just Alchemy?
November 06, 2014 03:03PM
- SAY NO TO RAPAFLO!
September 29, 2014 10:07PM
- Are our best hospitals
May 07, 2014 09:38PM
- Rowing at home : A great way
to burn calories
December 31, 2013 10:18AM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
December 27, 2014 07:46PM
- “The revised edition of
my book is out on
December 27, 2014 07:43PM
- “The dose is quite close.
One could argue to take a chip
and get it close to
December 04, 2014 09:17PM
- “Just to add to the
Tekturna mess and another
insult to the
suggested I wo…”
July 15, 2013 08:45PM
- “Appreciate your kind
words. With Affordable Health
soon we all need to
September 15, 2012 06:03PM
Dr. Evan Levine's Links
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Almost a year ago I posted this blog about the inappropriate marketing ,and what I claimed was the overutilization, of an unproven, very expensive, and potentially harmful drug, Natrecor. I certainly did not make any friends by posting my opinion, still recieved a few ca… Read full post »
Androgel may make men stronger and it may make them better lovers but there is recent evidence, especially in men older than 65, that it may kill them. These were the results of the recent TOMS trial that was so dramatic and alarming that the study wa/… Read full post »
They Prey on the Elderly
This article was published in syndicated column called “Real Medicine by Evan Levine” in 2005.
Shortly after publishing this article I dissolved my affiliation with the covering doctor. I believe he and his cronies continue to “Prey on the/… Read full post »
In 2010 I removed this post because some ass, some doctor, some quack, someone interested in selling an unindicated service, threatened legal action if I did not remove post. While I maintain that screening Coronary CT scans are not indicated and that both the American Heart Associat… Read full post »
I first encountered the Latin phrase, Caveat Emptor, during a Brady Bunch episode in which Mike Brady advised Greg about the meaning of, Let the Buyer Beware, as Greg goes off to purchase his first car.
And as timeless as this advice is, it is something many of us n/… Read full post »
Since 2006, many insurers have hired a company called Carecore to help your doctor decide whether or not you, the patient, really need the test that your doctor thinks you should have. If your doctor wishes you to have a nuclear stress test he can order it only/… Read full post »
Cadillac Meds for the poor while the rest of us accept cheap imitations.
Expensive brand-name drugs like Lipitor, Crestor, Nexium are having a difficult time maintaining market share because most patients, even those patients with health insurance, cannot afford them. Co-pays now are… Read full post »
Sam the drug rep:
"Though it is getting harder
to find ways to give gifts to
docs -even docs who know
how to play the game--
there are still
lots of ways to get docs to
prescribe medications they
really shouldn't… Read full post »
&n… Read full post »
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I want you to listen to the familiar theme song of the old television show, “Rawhide,” as you read the following words.
Forgive me if for the sake of arg… Read full post »
I’m not here to define the difference between malpractice, negligent homicide or out and out murder, but the story I am going to tell you is nothing less than murder; murder that took place in a hospital about twenty years ago and occurred not because of malice or stupidity but because… Read full post »
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age where arrogance and duplicity made you rich and selflessness and honesty made you poor.
His name is Rick. He didn’t pretend or care to be a good student and with barely a B average i… Read full post »
No, this is not some rehashed Sally Struthers-hosted commercial describing how to feed a child for a few pennies a day.
This is the real deal.
This is a way one can help save some 90,000 lives a year with the use of… Read full post »
Since those who run Washington cut my reimbursements for Medicare by as much as 36% on some of my procedures, I want to know how come dentists are immune to having big brother dictate what they can charge? Why is it that my uncle just shelled out $2700 d… Read full post »
Almost a year ago I posted this blog about the inappropriate marketing ,and what I claimed was the overutilization, of an unproven, very expensive, and potentially harmful drug, Natrecor. I certainly did not make any friends by posting my opinion, still recieved a few calls fro… Read full post »
Saving Billions on Prescription Drugs
A Look at the Treatment of Hypertension
I want to make a bet with anyone who reads this post. I want to bet that if you are paying more than $4 a month for a prescription drug to treat your high blood pressure then you… Read full post »
doctor knows that you don't get paid more for doing a good
comprehensive exam than for doing a quickie, but you do get paid
more, perhaps three or four times more, if you perform certain
tests on your patient as well.
But what if you, the doctor, have no idea… Read full post »
By Evan S. Levine
Two years ago the Magazine for the American College of Cardiology published my editorial. I essentially said that there was a minority of duplicitous cardiologists doing unnecessary studies on patients and, since no one seems to care about policing the/… Read full post »
Walk into an Emergency Room on a busy day. The doctors are generally very good, but they are overwhelmed, and there are patients perched in every nook and cranny. Patients are stuffed into hallways and corners (sometimes while they are lying on gurneys.) Three or four patients may be placed in… Read full post »
Why Some Doctors Leave Hospitals
The Shocking stories of backroom deals between doctors and hospitals
I’ve invited my friend, Dr. Lee Karr, a retired psychologist now living in Florida, to join me in producing this column. We will kick our ideas back and forth via the interne… Read full post »
During the last two years I’ve asked most of the female reps who come to my office the same question. (I refer to the pharmaceutical sales people who call on physicians to tell them of their company’s offerings… Read full post »
… Read full post »How some doctors and big Pharma are screwing you!There is so much money wasted in healthcare that it would be impossible to review every single problem in these few paragraphs. One that particularly concerns me, because it is so easy to remedy, is the money wasted by