Lauren Lee Levy, MD, a Yale Medicine dermatologist, cares for patients with a variety of skin, hair and nail conditions. She enjoys discussing treatment options with her patients and zeroing in on the ones that fit their day-to-day lives.
“There are usually hundreds of ways to treat the same disease,” Dr. Levy says, “but the treatment is useless if the patient won't do it or it has a side-effect that interferes with their lifestyle. I like to empower the patient and give them information to help make decisions about treatment.”
Dr. Levy, who is also an assistant professor of dermatology at Yale School of Medicine, treats a variety of dermatologic conditions, including acne, hyperhidrosis, skin cancer, neurodermatitis, psoriasis, rosacea, urticarial and hidradenitis suppurativa.
She enjoys seeing patients’ conditions improve, and when there’s a really tough case and the patient has a complicated medical history, she reassures patients that she will research their case thoroughly. “I usually say, ‘I have some homework to do to try to sort this out,’” Dr. Levy says. “I think they feel reassured that I will be looking into the case and thinking about the best way to care for their skin condition.”