Manhattan Physician Becomes First Doctor in NY State to Accept Bitcoin
Less than a handful of doctors in the United States are accepting bitcoin now, but since my practice is global, I have to look ahead to the future. I'm excited about what I see there.
Gregory Levitin, M.D., F.A.C.S. became the first physician in New York state to accept Bitcoin for healthcare services this week. Dr. Levitin, a board-certified Otolaryngologist-Head and Neck Surgeon and a Fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS), sees patients from all over the country and even across the globe and hopes to “make it easier for patients to get access to care in as convenient a manner as possible by accepting a universal or virtual currency.”
“Anything that helps my patients get the highest quality treatment in a way they can afford and makes it easier for them, I will do that.”
Dr. Levitin's practice, which combines his talents as both an Otolaryngologist and pediatric plastic surgeon, specializes in the medical and surgical treatment for children and adults with all types of vascular birthmarks, including hemangiomas, venous malformations, lymphatic malformations, port-wine stains, and other vascular tumors. He also travels the world to provide consultations and services to patients who otherwise might not receive treatment at all, educating other physicians along the way.
Dr. Levitin’s diverse training and extensive experience has made him one of the most sought-after physicians in his field. He hopes that accepting Bitcoin will open doors to treatment options and follow up care for patients the world over. By educating other physicians in less developed countries and keeping them updated with the latest research and techniques, his reach is far greater than just Manhattan or the Northeast.
Currently, Dr. Levitin's practice is the only one in the state of New York to accept Bitcoin.
About Dr. Levitin
Dr. Gregory Levitin is a board-certified Otolaryngologist-Head and Neck Surgeon and a Fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS). After graduating summa cum laude from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Dr. Levitin earned his medical degree from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. He then completed his residency training in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the prestigious Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City. Dr. Levitin served as Co-Director of Surgical Services at The Vascular Birthmark Institute of New York before opening his own specialty practice. Drawing a patient population from the Northeast, nationally and internationally, Dr. Levitin is often consulted by his peers to evaluate patients with complex and advanced disease, and works closely with each patient to develop an individualized plan of treatment combining the the safest, most advanced and minimally invasive techniques.