Dr. Robert Levy
Robert Levy, MD attended the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor for both undergraduate studies and medical school. Dr. Levy served a three year pediatric residency at the New York University School of Medicine. Dr. Levy is board certified in Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine.
Dr. Levy is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Tell us about your basic philosophy and greatest pleasure in practicing pediatrics and adolescent medicine.
The practice of pediatrics is a partnership among the parents, the physician, and when old enough, the patient. I never considered it my duty to tell parents how to raise their children. At the same time, it isn’t appropriate for parents to dictate what medications or treatments should be used to deal with medical issues. In between these two extremes are many issues that can be jointly decided upon by all members of the partnership.
My greatest pleasure in practicing pediatrics is getting to know families and watching children grow into mature and thoughtful adolescents before getting ready to assume their places in the adult world. I have been practicing since 1981 so this very pleasant experience has been repeated many times. I have also been extremely fortunate to have many of my former patients come back to the office as parents.
The world has changed dramatically since I began working but the nature of primary care medicine has not. It is still based upon the doctor-patient (parent) relationship and it involves honesty, trust, and mutual respect.
When not working, Dr. Levy enjoys spending time and traveling with his wife, swimming, watching University of Michigan football and spending time with his puppy, Emma.