Most of the patients that come to see me are asking whether or not they are ready for surgery. It's kind of a big decision. It is a life changing decision because they're about to part with their hip or their knee and take on an artificial joint. I was a patient when I was younger with my shoulder, and I needed an operation to get me back to playing sports. And so I look at patients now as people who want to get back to - whether it be golf or just walking or whatever it is. And I think back when I was a patient and kind of put myself in their shoes and try to get them back to the function that I know that I wanted when I was younger and I know that they want now.
Dr. Brett Levine, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Westchester, IL. He is 43 years old and has been practicing for 17 years. Dr. Levine is affiliated with Rush Oak Park Hospital, Rush University Medical Center and Elmhurst Memorial Hospital.