Dr. Edward Levitan of Five Journeys

Edward Levitan, MD

I believe the extent of my effectiveness as a physician is driven by the extent of my ability to grow and develop myself. To that end, I’m constantly seeking to challenge and grow myself and the people around me, including my patients. 

In medical school, we learn that the body is all about the chemistry, the blood, the pipes. However, that is only one small aspect of health. In order to experience joy, health, and vitality, one needs to see life as a whole.

With extensive training in both eastern and western medicine, I approach my patients from a multi-dimensional view, where every single aspect of their story is important for the success of the whole. Yes, I look at the biochemistry of the individual, and I’m also deeply concerned about how they are connecting with themselves, the world, and those around them. No diagnosis will ever be the same because each person is unique. This fascinating puzzle of discovery is why I love what I do. 

In addition to my medical practice, I’ve studied and practiced acupuncture, Shiatsu, Shamanic medicine, and martial arts for over 25 years. Although I’ve been practicing meditation for many years, 5 years ago I discovered traditional Tibetan Bon meditation practice, which has transformed my ability to experience the sacredness of life. 

Wendie and I have transformed our small ⅛ acre lot into a thriving ecosystem that sustains us and connects us to the earth and each other. We live and teach these principles to our 4 children, who daily surprise us with their fierce, compassionate souls.

Board Certification: Family Medicine, American Board of Integrative Medicine
Residency: Brown University
Medical School: Boston University School of Medicine
Serving As: Board member for “Pointing Out the Great Way” 

Fun Facts

If you were not a doctor, what would you do?

I would be a Shaman, a farmer, or in some way dedicate my work to preserving the land. 

What was the craziest thing you did in medical school?

I spent a month with the Arizona White River Apaches and traveled throughout the 4-point region visiting the indigenous tribes, including the Hopi and Navajo peoples.