Jay Levy, MD, FAAP, FACS
Dr. Jay Levy is a board-certified urologist with a subspecialty certification in Pediatric Urology.
In 1996 Levy established Pediatric Urology Associates in Charlotte, NC, where he and his team treat congenital urological conditions in children from infancy through adolescence.
As Aeroflow Urology's Medical Director, he has supplied the providers' perspective and provided critical insight into the pediatric urological space.
Dr. Levy has also helped improve the continence care ordering processes to help make Aeroflow Urology the easiest and most reliable, durable medical equipment company.
Getting to Know Jay Levy
Dr. Levy’s Typical Day As a Pediatric Urologist
As Dr. Levy explains, “A typical day is never typical.” He usually wakes up around 5:30 AM for a cup of coffee and heads into the office for the newborn consults. Urological surgery tends to begin around 7:15 AM and is followed by a quick nutritional stop before office hours around 1 PM.
Office hours wrap up around 5:30 PM after all of the work has been completed, allowing Dr.Levy to head home and exercise. He prefers running outside if the weather is nice, but his day isn’t over yet. After dinner, he remains on call and continues running the practice. He tells us that each day brings new challenges and rewards. Changing the lives of little ones is a constant motivator for him.
Why Dr. Levy Pursued A Career In Pediatric Urology
Dr. Levy met his first mentor, Dr. John Duckett, the preeminent pediatric urologist in the country at the time while interviewing for residency in Philadelphia. Once Dr. Levy discovered that Dr. Duckett had been friends with his father back in Texas, he took it as a positive sign and decided to do his residency with him along with Dr. Alan Wein, the chief of the department. Under the mentorship of Dr. Duckett, Levy developed a passion for tackling complex urological conditions.
Later in his career as a urologist, Dr. Levy realized how important the role of a Durable Medical Equipment (DME) provider can be in the lives of his patients when his cousins, the well-known Berry brothers, were in a tragic car crash in Texas.
The tragedy claimed the lives of their parents and left them both paralyzed from the waist down. Luckily, they had the support they needed to obtain their medical equipment through reliable DME companies that enabled them to function day to day. The Berry brothers have since risen to prominence as competitive wheelchair basketball champions, and have worked with Texas lawmakers on legislation to ban handheld cell-phone use while driving.
Many patients are not as fortunate as the Berry brothers, and may not be aware of all the options available to them when it comes to crucial medical equipment and supplies. Dr. Levy prides himself on helping those patients connect with resources like Aeroflow Urology to get high-quality supplies covered through insurance.
Advice For Parents About Potty Training
Dr. Levy has explained that toilet training is an individual process. All children develop neurologically and physically at different times. Even siblings can achieve continence at different rates. What he hopes to help parents realize is that toilet training is often self-motivated. Pushing it on children has the potential to make the process more difficult.