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Howard Benson Levy, MD

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My specialty:
Ophthalmology

My provider affiliation:
Kaiser Permanente provider

I speak: English

My gender: Male

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About me

Welcome to my Web page. I am happy for the opportunity to tell you about my life and my practice. I feel very fortunate to work in ophthalmology at Woodland Hills Medical Center because of my wonderful colleagues and environment, and I look forward to working with you to care for your eye health.

Biography

At age 6, after meeting a blind great-aunt, I decided to become an ophthalmologist. I grew up in Philadelphia and attended Haverford College and the University of Pennsylvania Medical School there. After my internship in San Francisco, I completed a residency in emergency medicine at UCLA and practiced in the Conejo Valley. After a few years as an emergentologist (an emergency medicine physician), I went back to Philadelphia for my ophthalmology residency. Four years later, I left the cold weather and returned to sunny Southern California. I have practiced here ever since. In addition, I hold a degree from the La Varenne cooking school in Paris.

About my practice

I love my work and find it very gratifying. Ophthalmology is a wonderful specialty. I do a lot of general comprehensive ophthalmology, although my expertise is cataract surgery, both routine and complex. Every eye is unique and every person is special. I work with a warm and friendly staff and, although my practice is pretty hectic, most of the people I see think that I have a pretty decent sense of humor (stuffed shirts beware!). And my wife picks out my clothes so I usually look fairly well dressed.

How I thrive

How do I stay well? I just try to keep moving, eat healthily, exercise daily, and try not to stress too much. My parents taught me to do everything in moderation, and I strive to live up to that goal. I’m passionate about three things: my two grown daughters and my wife.

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My office

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My Provider type

Physicians and Surgeons

Medical groups and plans

Southern California Permanente Medical Group

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Ophthalmology Department
5601 De Soto Ave, Woodland Hills, CA 91367

Contact information

  • Appointments/cancellations/messages
  • 1-833-574-2273 (1-833-KP4CARE) (toll free)
  • California Relay Service
  • 711 (TTY for the hearing/speech impaired)
  • General information
  • 818-719-2000
  • Inpatient room information
  • 818-719-2770

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My training, certifications and licensing

Medical school

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Philadelphia , PA

Board certification

Ophthalmology

American Board of Ophthalmology

Medical training

Internship

Rotating

San Francisco General Hospital Medical Center
San Francisco , CA

Residency

Emergency Medicine

University of California: Los Angeles Medical Center
Los Angeles , CA

Residency

Ophthalmology

Hahnemann University Hospital
Philadelphia , PA

Joined Permanente Medical Group

1989

Active license information

License number

G39847

License type

PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON

License issuing state

CALIFORNIA

National Provider Identifier (NPI)

1215085154
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My hospitals

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5601 De Soto Ave, Woodland Hills, CA 91367

I have admitting privileges at this hospital.

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This page was last updated on:

11/15/2018