Larry A. Levine, MD

Larry A. Levine, MD

 

Dr. Larry Levine is a lifelong Alaskan, born and raised in Anchorage and graduating from West High School. He attended the University of Nevada where he received his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and his Medical Doctorate from their School of Medicine. Dr. Levine completed his Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residency at Ohio State University Hospitals and became the Chief Resident the following year. He returned to Alaska in 1995 and began practicing at Alaska Spine Institute, becoming the Medical Director in 2004. Dr. Levine is Board Certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilition, Electrodiagnostic Medicine and Pain Medicine. He is a Certified Independent Medical Examiner. He specializes in minimally invasive spinal care procedures.

Dr. Levine is a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Washington, Adjunct Professor at the University of Alaska and guest lecturer for the WWAMI and Medex PA programs. He lives with his family in Anchorage and is an avid outdoorsman competing in both the Iron Dog and Arctic Man snowmachine races. 

Procedures:
Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation
Discography
EMG (Electromyography)
Epidural Injections
Facet Joint Injections
IME (Independent Medical Evaluations)
IDET (Intradiscal Electrothermal Therapy
Management of Pain Medication
Neucleoplasty
Neuroma and Trigger Point Injections
Nerve Conduction Studies
PPI (Permanent Impairment Ratings)
Radiofrequency neuroablation
Sacroiliac Joint Injections
SSEP (Evoked Potentials)
Sympathetic Nerve Blocks
Vertebroplasty

Certifications
Board Certified and Fellow American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 1996.
Board certified and Fellow, American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine, 1997.
Diplomate American Board of Pain Medicine, 1999.
Certified Subspecialty Pain Medicine, American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (ABPMR), 2001.
Certified Independent Medical Examiner, American Board of Independent Medical Examiners, 1998.
Diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners, Parts I-III, 1992.

Education
Undergraduate: B.S. in Electrical Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada, 1986.
Medical School: University of Nevada School of Medicine, Medical Degree, 1991.

Internship
Transitional Internal Medicine, Ohio State University Hospitals, 1991-1992.

Residency
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Ohio State University Hospitals, 1992-1995; Chief Resident, 1994-1995.

Academic Affiliations
Affiliate Professor/Team Physician, College of Health Education and Social Welfare at the University of Alaska Anchorage, 1996 to present.
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, 1998 to present.

Consultant
Bureau of Disability Determination Medical Consultant; approved for disability determinations with regard to Social Security Disability issues; fully contracted and was a medical consultant to the Rehabilitation Services Commission of the Bureau of Disability Determinations of the Social Security Administration.

Publications-Related Activities
Wolff M., Levine L. Cervical Radiculopathies: “Conservative Approaches to Management Update in Diagnosis and Management of Radiculopathies”, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America. W.B. Saunders. Editors Kraft G., Dillingham T., August 2002, pages 589-608.
Sports Medicine Handbook, 1996, Levine, L. A.
Rehabilitation Reminders Medical Information Sheets, Hennessey & Levine Helpers, Inc., Chief Executive Officer, L. A. Levine, MD.
Critical Review of “The Crucial Ligaments”, Second Edition, edited by John A Feagin, Jr., for the Association of Academic Physiatrists.
Medical Reviewer for “Personal Trainer Manual”, Fitness Institute of Certified Trainers, 1994.

Presentations
Spinal Pain Update
Intradiscal Electrothermal Therapy and Post-Operative Rehabilitation
Electrophysiological Diagnosis of Common Athletic Injuries
Strength Training and Modalities in Injury Rehabilitation
Cervical Radiculopathy
Medical Management of the Complications of Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal Cord Injury and the Pediatric Population
Electrodiagnosis and Entrapments of the Upper Limbs
Basic Pain Management
Medical Management of Spinal Cord Injury Complications
Chronic Pain Management
Joint Evaluation
Physical Examination of the Spine and Joints
Spinal Cord Injury Treatment and Complication Update
Managing Agitation for the Traumatic Brain Injured
A Functional Approach to Pain Management
Therapy and Modalities
Maintaining Control of Claims and Reducing Costs though Aggressive Return-to-Work Policies
Cumulative Trauma Disorder Update
Sleep Disturbance in the Elderly: Focus on Insomnia
New Treatment Options for Pain Control
Nerve Injuries about the Shoulder
4-hour course for healthcare professional participating in the Arctic Winter Games, 2/17/96
Return-to-Play Criteria
Pain Disability: A Functional Perspective
Functional Assessment of Pain
Rehabilitation of the Injured Athlete and Return-to-Play Criteria
Pain Disability: A Paperwork Perspective
Myth and Madness: Training for the Rest of Us

Medical Affiliations
American Society of Interventional pain Physicians
American Academy of Pain Medicine
American Board of Pain Medicine, Diplomate
Physiatric Association of Spine, Sports, and Occupational Rehabilitation, Fellow Member
International Spinal Injection Society
American Association of Electrodiagnostic Medicine
American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
American College of Sports Medicine
American Medical Association
Alaska State Medical Association
Anchorage Medical Society

Public Service
American Heart Association, Alaska Affiliate, 1997 to 1998.
American Heart Association, Northwest Affiliate, 1999 to 2001.
Sports medicine coverage from 1994 to present at various community events and with educational institutions, including Affiliate Professor /Team Physician, University of Alaska Anchorage and Team Physician, West High School