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Dr. Sandra Levine, MD

OB-GYN

Professional statement

In the mid-1980's, after several years in academic medicine as a maternal-fetal medicine specialist, I left research, teaching and administrative work behind to enter private practice as a generalist in obstetrics and gynecology. I decided what I liked most and what I did best was direct patient care. My many years in private practice since then have been extremely gratifying with many memorable moments and many enduring relationships. Two years ago, I made the more difficult decision to stop practicing obstetrics. Although I no longer do deliveries, I still see patients for preconception care, basic fertility assessment, and early obstetric ultrasound. Recent advances in women's health have provided gynecologists with a better understanding of preventive care, new medicines, new techniques ,and many new treatment options. As I continue in the practice of general gynecology, I am pleased that now, more than ever, it is possible to individualize care and to meet the specific needs and concerns of each patient.

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Specialties

  • OB-GYN

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • California Pacific Medical Center - Pacific Campus

Board certifications

  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Education and training

  • Medical School - Yale University, Doctor of Medicine
  • The Mount Sinai Hospital (Residency)
  • University of California San Francisco Medical Center, Fellowship in Maternal and Fetal Medicine

Professional memberships

  • American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • American Medical Association

Awards and publications

  • 2008 Patients' Choice Award

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1225128671

Office locations

Associates in Obstetrics and Gynecology

2100 Webster Street, Suite 427

San Francisco, CA 94115

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Dr Levine definitely has experience and she successfully removed my copper iud without issue. I felt very comfortable knowing she's removed at least 4 other copper iuds. She was direct, which some ppl don't like, but I prefer bluntness over sugarcoating. I will see her again for sure!
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Dr. Levine was very friendly and made me feel comfortable right away. I get a bit nervous when I have to find a new gyno and usually go with a referral but I found Dr Levine through ZocDoc and had a good experience. Would recommend.
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Thoughtful, thorough and gentle!
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I thought she was thorough and knowledgeable.
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I went in for a routine checkup. Since this was a new doctor, I doubled check with the front desk that they would take my insurance and they even called billing to confirm. A couple months later they sent out invoicesand did not seem like they even talked to my insurance.
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Dr. Levine was super professional, intelligent but also had a sense of humor. She was straight-forward, honest and quick. You can tell she knows exactly what she is doing, and she was also very personable.
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She is nice and she really cares about my case. However, just one thing makes me hesitate to revisit her is that her office doesn't have an ultrasound facility that I have to book and visit another location. You need tocheck your insurance plan covers both locations. All process took about 2 weeks to get a result from her about my case.
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Dr. Levine is the best! She always makes me feel very comfortable
Less than 1 year ago
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great doctor very nice lady
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Dr Levine asks pertinent questions and listens well. Totally not intimidating!
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I was a first time patient seeing Dr. Levine and my experience could not have been more positive. She made me feel extremely comfortable, and was very personable and professional. The entire staff there was fantastic from start to finish.
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Dr. Levine was very resourceful and patient with all my questions/concerns. Probably one of the best experiences I've had with at a OB-GYN.
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She was very knowledgeable and excellent
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Dr. Levine has a wonderful bedside manner and seems to be a very sweet person all around! The office staff were also very efficient and I had almost no wait time whatsoever. Highly recommend!
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The doctor and her entire staff were so warm, personable and efficient. Going to the gyno always makes me feel anxious and I end up putting it off. This appt. felt so easy, so taken care of, I walked out lighter than I walked in. Thanks!
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She's very knowledgeable and was able to answer my questions.
More than 1 year ago
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Lovely Doctor made the experience quick and painless! Short wait time and super friendly staff. Would definitely go back!
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She was very warm and thorough. I really liked Sandra.
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Dr. Levine saw me immediately. She was attentive, professional, straightforward, and took the time to explain everything. I was in and out in 20 min without feeling rushed. Wonderful staff too!
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Dr. Levine was really great - she was comforting and witty. She had great bedside manner and you could tell she really cared about how I felt and about my well being!
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Dr. Levine always provides a thorough exam. She take time to ask about any changes and asks if there are questions. She explains what she is doing (or not doing) and why. I always leave feeling confident in the care provided.
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I never heard from Dr. Levine or the office about my test results. After logging into the patient portal, I noticed I had two issues and needed prescriptions for both. I called a couple times about the prescriptions and finally receivedthe medication nearly three weeks later, which is a long time when you have an issue. I don't think this is Dr. Levine's fault, but I do think the office could be better with letting patients know about test results and whether treatment is needed.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Levine is a wonderful doctor and has incredible bedside manner, she listened to every concern I had. Won't be going anywhere else but here from now on..
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Although everything was fine at the appointment, I wasn't wow-ed by Dr. Levine's passion to help her patients... she seemed somewhat disinterested in hearing some issues I'd been experiencing for over a year, and even somewhat dismissivewhen I tried to explain the issues and possible reasons for them (ex. hormone imbalance, birth control change, etc.). She said that "I don't have a lot of other options", rather than offering alternatives, suggestions, or further research on her end. Just wasn't the kind of encouragement/help I needed. Everything else at the appointment went as normal as normal can be.
More than 1 year ago
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They ordered a test that I didn't ask for that wasn't covered by my insurance, and didn't notify me of the results. I called after 2.5 weeks to check in, only to be told that if results are normal you won'tbe notified. Pretty sure that isn't standard. Dr. Levine did not seem to listen to my concerns (leading to the irrelevant test), and made some vaguely hostile remarks about techies changing the city (I'm an engineer). On the whole, deeply unsatisfied and won't be back.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Levine took the time to listen to my concerns and I was surprised by how she was not at all rushed with me. She is very direct, no nonsense. She certainly knows what she's doing in terms of examinations and is very calm and confident.
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Dr. Levine was very nice, calm and offered great advice.
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The staff was welcoming and very friendly and efficient. The doctor was thorough and listened to my concerns. She was wonderful, I was quite nervous when I came in because of my problem and she made me feel so much better. Thank you for helping me find her.
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She was detailed and very professional.
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Dr. Koh was great! She was patient, friendly and professional.
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The receptionist was really nice! However, when I saw Dr Levine I wasn't to happy. She was a little cold and did not seem to comforting. Seeing an OB is never always comforting seeming as how they're going down there, however,they should try to be nice and make you feel comfortable as best as they can. She did not and was rude and made a comment about my weight that was not appreciated. I would see her if there were no other OBGYN's to see but I would see another doctor before seeing her.
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This office has a lot of paperwork, especially anti-legal paperwork, that you have to sign before you are seen... these things always make sense after the fact. In my instance, though I was told my visit was 100% covered by myinsurance, I was NOT told that one of the two lab tests they would run was not necessarily covered, as it was not part of what they considered a regular woman's checkup. Then the antibiotic they prescribed after the results came in was completely unaffordable. They did not consider my insurance or personal cost at all. I had to go back to the pharmacy the next day with a generic antibiotic prescribed instead so that I was paying my copay instead of over ten times it. THEN my SURPRISE bill came for the second piece of lab work, and the office is claiming that they're not responsible to alert patients about these kinds of things. (I have NEVER had a doctor's office do something like this to me before.) The doctor's office told me this is my own fault and I should deal with both the lab and my insurance. This completely sucks. Find another doctor's office that will actually take care of you and not tell you you're just one of 1,000+ poor souls who didn't pay enough attention to every dotted line or ask enough questions about if something would be covered.
More than 1 year ago
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She has great bedside manner, I find going to the ob/gyn super uncomfortable but she makes me feel comfortable.
More than 1 year ago
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When I actually used to see Dr. Levine I had a good experience. I liked her approach and straightforward manner. The last time I was in, however, I was not seen by Dr. Levine but by a physician's assistant who Ithought was only OK. I more recently called in with an issue with my birth control which the office immediately dismissed, though they changed my prescription anyway -- but I didn't at all have the info to make me feel comfortable with how it was handled. I will be changing Doctors.
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Great! She gave sound advice and was a good listener.
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Sandra is professional and to the point, but knowledgeable, polite and thorough. I left her office feeling like I had an ally in the murky world of medicine and paperwork!
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Not sure where all these glowing reviews are coming from. Dr. Levine was curt - bordering on rude - and proceeded to literally throw her clipboard on the table when I couldn't remember the name of the pill I normally getfrom Planned Parenthood. She retorted that there are "hundreds of pills, do you want me to just pick one out of a hat?!" Well, I've explained that I use my pills on an extended cycle, so why don't you just recommend a few to me so we can move on. After an extremely uncomfortable verbal exchange, I then had to let her give me a pelvic exam, which is already an uncomfortable experience to begin with. Terrible bedside manner, seemed like she didn't want to be there, just a bad experience all together. Kinda shocked at all the great reviews. To top things off, they hadn't even called in the prescription at the pharmacy. Will probably just make an appointment at planned Parenthood vs calling their office to have the Rx sent. Would rather deal with the protesters out front of PP than go here again.
More than 1 year ago
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I thought she was fantastic! Clearly a very intelligent woman with a direct approach and a gentle, "no nonsense" attitude. There's no fluff with her, but it's obvious she's there to offer you top level care.
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Great Dr. I felt really comfortable, and really appreciate that she has been practicing for a long time, and is very knowledgeable. She was incredibly helpful answering my questions and took her time going through my charts and asking followup questions to my new patient questionnaire. I was very impressed and would definitely recommend her.
More than 1 year ago
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she is a very kind doctor, giving much of her time to listen to each and every concern. Very efficient office, nurses, and doctor. I have seen five other OBGYN doctors prior to her, but Dr. Levine is a keeper. Itis just too bad she does not deliver babies, as I would definitely trust her with such for my future.
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Dr. Levine was very professional and knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend her!
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Very professional.
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Very nice and attentive!
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Very nice and and unbiased. Wasn't judgmental or rude like a lot of OBGYN's can be. Answered my questions regarding my IUD and guided my decision for what is best for me.
More than 1 year ago
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She's not the warmest doctor but she certainly knows what she's talking about, she's efficient and to the point. Would reccomend her.
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The doctor was great. I don't know what the reviews are about below saying she is stoic, etc. I thought she was very helpful and answered all my questions.
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The office staff was so prompt and friendly! Dr. Levine made me feel very comfortable, excellent bedside manner. She was very knowledgeable and helpful during my visit.
More than 1 year ago
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She was very dry and curt. Her bedside manner was terrible, she almost seemed as if she was annoyed to be there. She didn't really listen to my concerns and didn't give me any straight answers.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Levine was great. The office is super efficient, and the staff very friendly. She was really helpful and super clear about everything which I really appreciated. She was much more thorough and detail-oriented than other doctors I've had in the past.
More than 1 year ago
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