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David S. Lefkowitz, M.D.Wake Forest Baptist Health

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4.7 out of 5

115 Ratings
12 Comments
 

David S. Lefkowitz, M.D.

Associate Professor,

Clinical Interests

Cerebrovascular Disease (Stroke), Neurology (general), Headaches

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New Patient Appointments: 336-716-WAKE
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Education & Training

  • A.B., Franklin & Marshall College, 1974
  • M.D., WFU School of Medicine, 1978
  • Internship, Neurology, North Carolina Baptist Hospita, 1979
  • Residency, Neurology, North Carolina Baptist Hospita, 1982
  • Fellowship, WFU School of Medicine, 1983

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Neurology

Memberships

  • American Academy of Neurology
  • North Carolina Neurological So
  • Am Heart Association
  • Am Medical Assn
  • Am Neurological Assn
  • Forsyth-Davie-Stokes Medical S

NPI Number

  • 1245216324
David S. Lefkowitz, M.D.

Doctor Rating

4.7 out of 5

115 Ratings
12 Comments
 

David S. Lefkowitz, M.D.

Associate Professor, Neurology

Research Interests

Stroke; Brain Ischemia; Nerve Fibers, Myelinated; Bacterial Infections; Plasminogen Activator Inhibitor 1
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Academic: 336-716-2333 | Department: 336-716-4101

Recent Publications

Predictors of 30-day hospital readmission following ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke. Strowd RE, Wise SM, Umesi UN, Bishop L, Craig J, Lefkowitz D, Reynolds PS, Tegeler C, Arnan M, Duncan PW, Bushnell CD.. Am J Med Qual. 2015;30(5):441-446.

Baseline predictors of missed visits in the Look AHEAD study. Fitzpatrick SL, Jeffery R, Johnson KC, Roche CC, Van Dorsten B, Gee M, Dotson K, Walkup MP, Espeland MA, Bahnson JL, Wagenknecht LE, Reboussin D, Rejeski WJ, Bertoni AG, Lang W, Lawlor MS, Lefkowitz D, Miller GD, Reynolds PS, Ribisl PM,.. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2014;22(1):131-140.

FTO predicts weight regain in the Look AHEAD clinical trial. McCaffery JM, Papandonatos GD, Huggins GS, Peter I, Kahn SE, Knowler WC, Hudnall GE, Lipkin EW, Kitabchi AE, Wagenknecht LE, Espeland MA, Bahnson JL, Reboussin D, Rejeski WJ, Bertoni A,.. Int J Obes (Lond). 2013;37(12):1545-1552.

Approach to the patient with chronic and recurrent headache. Lefkowitz DS. In: Biller J, ed. Practical neurology. 4th ed. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins;2012: 207-220.

One-year changes in symptoms of depression and weight in overweight/obese individuals with type 2 diabetes in the Look AHEAD study. Faulconbridge LF, Wadden TA, Rubin RR, Wing RR, Walkup MP, Fabricatore AN, Coday M, Van Dorsten B, Mount DL, Ewing LJ, Espeland MA, Bahnson JL, Wagenknecht L, Reboussin D, Rejeski WJ, Bertoni A, Lang W, Miller G, Lefkowitz D,.. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2012;20(4):783-793.

Effect of 1 year of an intentional weight loss intervention on bone mineral density in type 2 diabetes: results from the Look AHEAD randomized trial. Schwartz AV, Johnson KC, Kahn SE, Shepherd JA, Nevitt MC, Peters AL, Walkup MP, Hodges A, Williams CC, Bray GA, Espeland MA, Bahnson JL, Wagenknecht L, Reboussin D, Rejeski WJ, Bertoni A, Lang W, Miller G, Lefkowitz D, Reynolds PS,.. J Bone Miner Res. 2012;27(3):619-627.

Metabolic factors, adipose tissue, and plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 levels in type 2 diabetes: findings from the Look AHEAD study. Belalcazar LM, Ballantyne CM, Lang W, Rushing J, Espeland MA, Bahnson JL, Wagenknecht L, Reboussin D, Rejeski WJ, Bertoni A, Miller G, Lefkowitz D, Reynolds PS, Ribisl P, Vitolins M, Booth M, Dotson KM, Hodges A, Williams CC,.. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2011;31(7):1689-1695.

Hospitalization for infection and risk of acute ischemic stroke: the Cardiovascular Health Study. Elkind MSV, Carty CL, O'Meara ES, Lumley T, Lefkowitz D, Kronmal RA, Longstreth WT Jr.. Stroke. 2011;42(7):1851-1856.

Progression of magnetic resonance imaging-defined brain vascular disease predicts vascular events in elderly: the Cardiovascular Health Study. Longstreth WT Jr, Arnold AM, Kuller LH, Bernick C, Lefkowitz DS, Beauchamp NJ Jr, Manolio TA.. Stroke. 2011;42(10):2970-2972.

Hospitalizations for infections trigger acute ischemic stroke: the Cardiovascular Health Study [abstract]. Elkind MS, Carty CL, OMeara ES, Lumley T, Lefkowitz D, Kronmal RA, Longstreth WT.. Stroke. 2010;41(4):E224.

Associations between findings on cranial magnetic resonance imaging and retinal photography in the elderly: the Cardiovascular Health Study. Longstreth WT Jr, Larsen EKM, Klein R, Wong TY, Sharrett AR, Lefkowitz D, Manolio TA.. Am J Epidemiol. 2007;165(1):78-84.

Blood pressure level and outcomes in adults aged 65 and older with prior ischemic stroke. Kaplan RC, Tirschwell DL, Longstreth WT Jr, Manolio TA, Heckbert SR, LeValley AJ, Lefkowitz D, El-Saed A, Psaty BM.. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2006;54(9):1309-1316.

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Associate Professor, Neurology

Clinical Interests

Cerebrovascular Disease (Stroke), Neurology (general), Headaches
David S. Lefkowitz, M.D.

David S. Lefkowitz, M.D.

Associate Professor, Neurology

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Doctor Rating

4.7 out of 5

David S. Lefkowitz, M.D.115 Ratings
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Doctor Ratings

The overall Patient Rating score is the average of responses to the nine questions listed below. The questions are from the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a 1 to 5 scale, where 1 represents "very poor" and 5 represents "very good."
Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey

CP concern for questions/worries
4.6
CP efforts to include in decisions
4.6
CP explanations of prob/condition
4.6
CP spoke using clear language
4.8
Friendliness/courtesy of CP
4.7
Likelihood of recommending CP
4.7
Patients' confidence in CP
4.7
Time CP spent with patient
4.8
Wait time at clinic
4.4



Patient Comments

Comments are taken from the Care Provider section of the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Comments are posted exactly as they are written. Comments are added weekly. To protect patient privacy and confidentiality, patient names are not included.

5/16/2016

Average but atmosphere between us has improved somewhat. This dr. is the most impersonal dr. we've ever dealt with but there WAS PROGRESS!

5/9/2016

In my opinion he was rude, and whenever I wanted to say something, he would quickly speak over me disregarding what I would have to say.

3/31/2016

Very good.

2/29/2016

Dr. Lefkowitz is a Dr. I have complete faith and trust in. I ask him for advice on any problems I have so he can guide me in the correct direction.

2/3/2016

Great!

1/11/2016

I have a lot of trust in this dr.

11/21/2015

Dr. Lefkowitz has been most helpful in helping me control my migraines and always calls back when I ask questions on the portal within 24 hours

11/7/2015

my provider is very knowledgeable about my disease process, although at this tie there is no definitive treatment. what is so impressive is how comfortable he makes you feel and at this time, although I only see him yearly he always is up to date with the history of my illness--this is much appreciated

11/1/2015

Would not see another neurologist, he's the best!

10/21/2015

I've been with *Dr. Leftkowitz since I was diagnosed with MS. The only way I would change neurologists is if my insurance wouldn't pay.

9/25/2015

Very courteous.

8/31/2015

Excellent Doctor. has been a great help to me.

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