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Larry A. Levine, MD

Larry LevineDr. 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.