Dr. Jeffrey Levine

Family Medicine
Hillsborough, NJ
33 years experience male

Locations

Interactive Health Solutions

Hillsborough

Address

10 Beverly Drive, Hillsborough
Directions

Fax

9085815648

Insurances accepted

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey

About

Bio

Dr. Jeff Levine is Professor and Director of Women's Health Programs in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, and Professor in Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Levine has been very active in women's health research and education. He has participated in over forty clinical trials as both a principal and co-investigator. He has authored numerous peer-reviewed articles, monographs, and book chapters. Dr. Levine has also given over a hundred CME and community presentations throughout the country. He also devotes much of his time to teaching medical students, residents and fellows. In 2005, Dr. Levine was selected as a UMDNJ Master Educator in recognition of his outstanding contributions.

Specialties
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Family Medicine

Gynecology

Licenses

United States: New Jersey

Doctor Q&A

805 Answers
300 Agrees
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Levine
Family Medicine 33 years experience
You don't: Nuvaring, like birth control pills, helps prevent pregnancy primarily by inhibiting ovulation (preventing your ovary from releasing an egg), by tricki... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Levine
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Probably Not: It is not uncommon for women to occasionally have their period come late, early, or not at all, due to several factors. If your last sex was at least ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Levine
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Continue: Combined Oral Contraceptives (COCs) are very effective for treating acne (if that was what it was prescribed to you for). However, it usually takes a... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Levine
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Ignore: Effective treatment for Female athlete triad includes reduction (not cessation)of exercise by 10-20%.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Levine
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Ignore: Although estrogen deficiency from anorexia leads to bone loss, estrogen supplementation doesn't help.
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A female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Levine
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Old blood/tissue: During your period, the lining of your uterus is shed and expelled through your vagina as red blood and tissue. At times, some blood is retained in t... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Levine
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Yes: Either Metronidazole or Doxycycline can cause gastrointestinal side effects, including diarrhea and anorexia if taken alone; taking both together cert... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Levine
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Yes: UTIs not transmittable to partners, unless due to sexually transmitted infection. Okay to have sex with mild UTI, but be sure to void afterwards and ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Levine
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Check pregnancy test: A home pregnancy test will be highly accurate as it has been >2 wks since ur last act of unprotected sex, if u had unprotected sex. If negative, it... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Levine
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Not Uncommon: It is not uncommon to have irregular menses - longer, shorter, ,inter-mentstrua, heavier/lighterl during the first three months on combined oral contr... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Levine
Family Medicine 33 years experience
F/u with your Dr: Asymptomatic patients with an elevated TSH, but normal thyroxine levels, are referred to as having Subacute or Subclinical hypothyroidism. There are ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Levine
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Dispose or Donate: Most towns have prescription drug disposal sites. Call your pharmacist or local health department. Some indigent health centers might accept unused/u... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Levine
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Can do either: You can take 60mg of prednisone all at once or divide it 20mg three times a day. However, you should take it with food, as prednisone can upset your ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Levine
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Elevate and get exam: Several potential causes - most benign, but depends on additional history. I recommend rolling up a cool small towel and using it to elevate your scr... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Levine
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Cause?: Do you know what caused your cut? Was it trauma related? If you are not sure, you should consider seeing a clinician to rule out an infectious or othe... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Levine
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Semen Analysis: ~40% of infertility is related to a problem with the male partner. One of the first infertility tests performed is a Semen Analysis - evaluation of s... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Levine
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Ovulate with Mirena (levonorgestrel): Mirena (levonorgestrel) iuds provide highly effective contraception via several mechanisms of action, but not by consistently preventing ovulation. O... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Levine
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Yes, but.: Okay to take ibuprofen or naproxen for headaches on loft and ability, However, if your daughters headaches permit or keep recurring, seek medical att... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Levine
Family Medicine 33 years experience
GC/Chlamydia culture: Has anyone tested you for an STI - specifically GC/Chlamyda? If not, it would be a reasonable test. Take care!
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Levine
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Where cryo performed: Depends on what part of your body cryo was performed. If cryo performed on cervix, then oral sex should be fine, but avoid vaginal penetration. Howeve... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Levine
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Need more info?: Most lumps in chest in young males are benign. If painless, mobile, rubbery, it is likely a lipoma. If more like water balloon, with central pore, i... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Levine
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Yes: During and after an IUD insertion, it is not uncommon to have the symptoms u describe. The insertion of a foreign body into the uterus usually trigge... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Levine
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Take pregnancy test: Quickest way to answer your question is for u to perform a urine pregnancy test. If you have not had sex within the past month, then it should be acc... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Levine
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Unlikely: Are u allergic to pineapple or related fruits. Most food allergies are due to ingesting them. I think it is highly unlikely that u could develop a re... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Levine
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Try Drysol: Unfortunately, some people are more prone to excessive sweating. This can be exacerbated by hormonal conditions, obesity, and other factors. You can... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Levine
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Lactose intolerance?: Would help to know what specific symptoms you are having. Many patients with lactose intolerance can tolerate varying levels of lactose. It is possibl... Read More
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Levine
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Discuss w Urologist: This is the very reason many organizations no longer recommend PSA test (see USPSTF), because it often leads to unnecessary prostate biopsies. Prostat... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Levine
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Les likely w/o cough: A significant non-productive cough is one of the main features of a true influenza viral infection (the flu), along with abrupt onset of muscle aches,... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Levine
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Irregular Menses: It is common for young women to have irregular menstrual cycles: have their periods last longer, come late/sooner or miss them all together. This is o... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Levine
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Lamaze Class: I recommend participating in a Lamaze class or meeting with a Lamaze counselor to help you overcome your fear of a vaginal child birth. You might als... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Levine
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Not if in place: Mirena (levonorgestrel) is fda approved for up to 5 years of use. However, several studies have shown that it is likely effective for up to at least ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Levine
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Not necessarily: It can take your body 3+ months to adjust to all hormonal contraception, including birth control pills. It is not uncommon to get sxs like breast tend... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Levine
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Not every kind: While lab work, including a complete blood count (cbc), can help suggest and/or diagnose some diseases, many disorders do not show up in lab tests, es... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Levine
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Several ways: - Adequate sleep and physical exercise - Brain teasers that exercise your mind - Card and word games - Maintain a Positive attitude q - Specific strat... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Levine
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Yes: Ventolin, proventil, and proair are all brand name rescue inhalers that contain albuterol. They are generally used every 4 hours for wheezing or shor... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Levine
Family Medicine 33 years experience
See Doctor ASAP!: If your having vaginal bleeding (not just spotting) everyday for the past 10 weeks, despite being on birth control pills, my first concern is that you... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Levine
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Not normal.: It is not possible to provide you with a diagnosis without being able to obtain more information and examine you. There are several potential causes ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Levine
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Fertility awareness: Natural birth control (aka - fertility awareness) is a term used to describe a contraceptive methods which relies on several techniques (menstrual cal... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Levine
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Now, if taken proper: Starting the first active pill of a new brand of bcps the day after you finish the last active pill of your old brand, known as "continuous use, " is ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Levine
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Possible: Average woman ovulates (releases an egg) around day 14 of their menstrual cycle (day 1 = 1st day of period). Depending how long your period is, and f... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Levine
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Yes: Oral contraceptives are metabolized in the liver. Having diarrhea, soft stools, or constipation, will not affect their effectiveness.
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A female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Levine
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Cryo well-tolerated: Cryotherapy is generally well-tolerated, though pubic area is sensitive. U will feel burning sensation, though it is actually extremely cold. The trea... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Levine
Family Medicine 33 years experience
YES IT CAN BE: It can take your body 3+ months to adjust to all hormonal contraception, including birth control pills. It is not uncommon to get sxs like breast te... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Levine
Family Medicine 33 years experience
See your Doctor: There are several potential causes for inter-menstrual bleeding (bleeding between your periods), termed metrorrhagia; most likely due to anovulation ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Levine
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Use a humidifier: A humidifier is an ideal way to make a room less dry. You can have a whole house humidifier installed, or purchase an inexpensive portable one - just... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Levine
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Not necessarily: It really depends on why your period was late last month. Weight loss, excessive stress or exercise, among other factors can alter your menstrual cyc... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Levine
Family Medicine 33 years experience
See your Doctor: While antibiotics will treat the infection, provided it is bacterial and not viral, they will not directly treat the inflammation that causes many of ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Levine
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Intermenstrual bleed: It is not uncommon for women with normal menstrual cycles to have an episode of either bleeding between cycles, missed period, heavier or longer perio... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Levine
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Try My Suggestions:: 1. Scheduling regular exercise regimen (at least 3-5x/wk for 30+min/day), preferably with a trainer and/or exercise buddy, because regular exercise is... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Levine
Family Medicine 33 years experience
See List Below: Herbs That May Increase Blood Pressure: Aniseed St. Johns Wort Capsicum Parsley Blue Cohosh Vervain Chaste Berry Bayberry Licorice Ginger ... Read More
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Testimonials
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Dr. Levine is a keen observer and accurate reviewer of care, providing a unique and appreciated learning experience. His answers to patient questions reveals a thoughtful, well founded and compassion...Read More
Nov 28, 2014
Thank you Dr. Levin for sharing your valuable knowledge which both your peers and patients alike benefit from.
Nov 7, 2014
Dr. Levine is an astute clinician who I am delighted to endorse as a top clinician here on Health Tap.
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Mount Sinai School of Medicine, NY
Graduated 1990MD

Residency

OVERLOOK HOSPITAL
Completed 1993

Awards

Leonard Tow Award for Humanism in Medicine, Gold Foundation
Faculty Award & Induction, Gold Humanism Honor Society
Norman C. Edelman Clinical Mentoring Award

Affiliations

Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
AAFP, NJAFP, ABFM, Society of Active Physician
Association Reproductive Health Professionals
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