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Roneet Lev, MD

Roneet Lev, MD
For 22 years, Dr. Roneet Lev has been (and still is) practicing as a full-time emergency physician at Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego. She also serves as the Chief for the Emergency Department. She graduated from the University of Texas Medical school in San Antonio, and an emergency medicine residency program at UCSD. Dr. Lev served as President of the California Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians from 2000 to 2001, and is President of IEPC, Independent Emergency Physicians Consortium, an organization providing collaboration and services to over 30 independent emergency departments in California. In October 2012, she established the San Diego and Imperial County Prescription Drug Abuse Medical Task Force with the goal of reducing deaths and mortality from prescription drugs. Her vision is to unite the medical community in changing the culture of over prescribing. She uses data to drive change for improved prescribing habits. This includes comparison of medical examiner prescription related deaths and CURES reports. She is passionate about this subject and is willing to assist any county or medical practice who wants to work on Safe Prescribing and decrease prescription drug abuse.
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