Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Gray Matter

Gray Matter

by David Levy, MD

Dr. David Levy is an endovascular neurosurgeon who deals with a lot of life threatening cases in the operating room. But his healing doesn’t begin in the OR. He prays with patients – in his clinic, right before surgery, and after surgery. And he has found that communicating with God brings better surgical outcomes. He has also found that many of the symptoms that people carry are psychosomatic – or, as the dictionary defines it, “caused by or notably influenced by emotional factors.”

This is a fascinating account of a doctor who operates in a very different way than most doctors. Working for a neurosurgeon myself, I could identify with a lot of the issues that Dr. Levy talks about – those dealing with the patients themselves, and some of the illnesses. I was very impressed by the manner in which Dr. Levy treats his patients. He realizes that it is not only the illness that needs to be treated, but also the underlying emotional/spiritual issues. I think he is the type of doctor that anyone would love to have – man of God, compassionate, and highly knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend this book.

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