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Lewis S. Blevins


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Dr. Lewis Blevins is an endocrinologist specializing in evaluating and managing pituitary and hypothalamus disorders, including acromegaly, prolactinoma and other pituitary tumors, diabetes insipidus, hypopituitarism and growth hormone deficiencies. As medical director of the California Center for Pituitary Disorders at UCSF Medical Center, he guides a team providing comprehensive, state-of-the-art care. He has a special interest in Cushing's syndrome, also known as hypercortisolism, and has edited a book on the subject.

In his research, Blevins is interested in evaluating new methods for diagnosing Cushing's syndrome. He also studies the factors that medical professionals can use to predict whether treating pituitary tumors with surgery or other methods will succeed.

Blevins earned a medical degree at Quillen College of Medicine at East Tennessee State University and completed a residency in internal medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospitals. After completing a fellowship in endocrinology at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, he served on the faculty at Emory University for four years and at Vanderbilt University for nine years.

  • Education

    Quillen College of Medicine, 1987

  • Residencies

    University of Alabama Hospitals, Internal Medicine, 1990

  • Fellowships

    Johns Hopkins Hospital, Endocrinology, 1993

  • Board Certifications

    Endocrinology Diabetes and Metabolism, American Board of Internal Medicine

  • Academic Title


With appreciation for the subtleties of the patient-physician relationship, I partner with my patients to devise appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic plans.

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    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    453 Ratings
    About our process
    Feb 26, 2023
    Dr. Blevins always very throughal
    Feb 24, 2023
    Dr. Blevins is the top Dr. Very caring and great person. I being lucky to have a excellent doctor.Thank you so much!
    Feb 16, 2023
    Extremely happy with the whole team
    Feb 15, 2023
    I felt I had to pry information to understand what I'd have to potentially deal with rather than just being told. The provider said it would be nice to know what my situation is if I have a procedure done after saying that he thinks it might be one of two things. Ok so if it is one of these what does that entail? What would I need to do or go through? I also expressed a concern about a situation and it was heard and noted but never addressed awhile back ago. I had to take the initiative to do something about it.
    Feb 12, 2023
    Dr. Blevins understand my needs as his patient.
    Feb 08, 2023
    I am so grateful to Dr Blevins for his thoughtful care.
    Feb 05, 2023
    The appointment lasted 10 minutes. That is absolutely not enough time to cover everything. He did not ask about my current medication and the AVS indicated wrong medication. He did not give me enough time or show interest to hear about the history of my illness thoroughly. He seemed as if he's seen and heard enough of cases like mine and seem to just handle it the same with everyone else without explaining alternative options. Overall I felt very disheartened after speaking to him.
    Jan 19, 2023
    I have referred other patients to this wonderful physician. He is clear warm and professional not to mention how much better off I am under his care. Miracle worker!
    Jan 19, 2023
    Dr Blevins excellent Endocrinologist. Listens well and very pleasant to work with. Love his positive attitude.
    Jan 19, 2023
    The doc was nice down to earth and explained the best course of action for me.
    Jan 13, 2023
    I'm always assured with Dr.Blevins and he is so thorough.
    Jan 08, 2023
    Care provider rushed through appointment. Had to speak up before call ended to bring up and questions/concerns. When asked questions they were responses like "I don't know" or "I've never seen that symptom before" then moving on without any further concern at symptoms brought up. Provider did not review charts or really know my info before call spent most of the very short rushed 15/20 minute call reviewing my info.
    Jan 06, 2023
    We are so thankful for our visit with Dr. Blevins. His extensive experience is so very helpful for our son's condition.
    Jan 04, 2023
    Dec 24, 2022
    Dec 21, 2022
    Have known the doctor for 14 years he is always concerned and friendly asking questions about common interests.
    Dec 16, 2022
    Dr. Blevins has the best bedside manner of any doctor that I've been seen by. He is extremely competent and caring. He definitely has "the back" of his patients. A+ Thank you doctor.
    Dec 14, 2022
    Dr. Blevins is one of my most favorite providers in all my life. He is exceptional.
    Nov 18, 2022
    Oct 28, 2022
    I've recommended Dr. Lewis Blevins to many. He's the best!
    Oct 28, 2022
    Dr Blevins is excellent.
    Oct 21, 2022
    I feel very confident with Dr. Blevins care.
    Oct 14, 2022
    Dr Blevins continues to be wonderful
    Oct 13, 2022
    Answers to All the above questions are better than Very Good S/B Excellent!
    Oct 13, 2022
    One of the best very knowledgeable with concise diagnosis that was overlooked at Sutter. Dr. Blevins always takes his time with patient and focusing on patient needs and providing the best clinical care.
    Oct 12, 2022
    Dr Blevins has an unparalleled knowledge base and his "bedside manner" is perfect.
    Oct 01, 2022
    We are so appreciative of Dr. Blevins and his team. Dr. Blevins was very good in explaining to us the results of the tests and MRI. Also further steps I should take to be tested etc
    Sep 28, 2022
    I am very pleased with the medical care and support received from my UCSF medical team.
    Sep 23, 2022
    Choosing Dr. Blevins as my Endocrinologist was the best medical decision I have ever made.
    Sep 22, 2022
    I always receive the best care possible at UCSF
    Sep 21, 2022
    Dr. Blevins is so knowledgeable kind and clear in his treatment of me. A+
    Sep 14, 2022
    Dr. Blevins is a wonderful physician!
    Sep 09, 2022
    Great personality and very knowledgeable
    Aug 29, 2022
    Love Dr. Blevins but his team that handles logistics and admin for him is a hindrance to his practice as they don't communicate well with patients and that can lead to risking safety of the patient
    Aug 28, 2022
    I've been seeing Dr. Blevins since I think 2008 or 2009. He's been great!
    Aug 26, 2022
    Very comforting
    Aug 24, 2022
    Aug 24, 2022
    Again Dr Blevins is an accomplished Professional individual
    Aug 12, 2022
    Always outstanding friendly caring and professional.
    Jul 24, 2022
    I love Dr. Blevins but his team could be more helpful by following up and communicating with patients.
    Jul 22, 2022
    Dr. Blevins is the BEST!
    Jul 15, 2022
    Good experience
    Jul 15, 2022
    Dr. Blevins is always warm and caring. He is extremely knowledgeable and we feel very confident with him.
    Apr 16, 2022
    Very knowledgeable good listener kind caring compassionate.First time I was able to speak with someone who understood my rare condition and was supportive.Thank you!
    Apr 02, 2022
    Dr Blevins provides excellent care. I never leave without all my questions answered
    Apr 01, 2022
    He was a specialist I don't have anyone to recommend him to.
    Mar 17, 2022
    Dr. Blevins is experienced knowledgeable and I'm very confident in his care.
    Mar 16, 2022
    Dr Blevins is awesome.
    Mar 16, 2022
    Dr Blevins is an excellent physician and I am very grateful to be under his care.
    Mar 15, 2022
    Dr. Blevins answered all my concerns. He is a good doctor.
    Feb 21, 2022
    Provider seems to be on a tight schedule. Had to leave for the next patient before we were really done. Sometimes when I reach out I do not get any response or it takes several days so that does make it hard when you don't feel well and you need their expertise sooner then later.
    Feb 16, 2022
    Still waiting on the MRI script from a week ago
    Feb 15, 2022
    This provider seemed to know more about my history during this visit than previous ones where he missed key aspects of my history. He also has given me many false expectations of treatment effects some of which have been very challenging for me and makes me question his expertise and experience even though I realize he is considered the best at UCSF and likely one of the best in the nation
    Feb 09, 2022
    My daughter & I really liked Dr. Blevins. He made us feel at ease like he truly cared and wanted to make sure we understood my condition and to answer any questions we might have. We have confidence in him!!!!!
    Jan 27, 2022
    My time with Dr. Blevins is always positive. I've referred several people to him and his practice.
    Jan 26, 2022
    I was well informed of the surgical procedure I was having done at UCSF
    Dec 09, 2021
    Excellent care and guidance rendered.
    Dec 07, 2021
    Dr Blevins is excellent He made a plan for my follow up visit with him.
    Nov 19, 2021
    Dr. Blevins was very thorough professional and friendly.
    Nov 19, 2021
    Dr Blevins is awesome and a tremendous asset to the medical community!
    Oct 22, 2021
    Dr. Blevins was concerning and his instructions were easily understood.
    Oct 20, 2021
    Through and knew where we were at with my case-I just want a number!
    Sep 22, 2021
    Dr. Blevins is an excellent communicator and is sensitive to the issues surrounding my illness which I appreciate immensely.
    Sep 18, 2021
    The care provider is good. His support staff either need training or replacement.
    Sep 18, 2021
    I couldn't ask for a better doctor
    Sep 14, 2021
    Options were clearly explained.
    Aug 19, 2021
    Dr. Blevins takes as much time as needed to explain everything carefully.
    Jul 19, 2021
    Dr Blevins is awesome.
    Jul 12, 2021
    Dr. Blevins is a good doctor but care includes the full experience with the office staff and all of UCSF. The process of engaging with his scheduler and nurses is so awful stressful and inconsiderate its hard to want to stay on as a patient.
    Jul 08, 2021
    Very good is not good enough should be outstanding or superior.
    Jul 02, 2021
    Dr. Blevins has a great bed side manner. He's easy to talk to.
    Jul 01, 2021
    He just seemed to be in a hurry. I had additional questions since my first time taking these drugs and I felt like he was rushing to get off the call.
    Jun 30, 2021
    most times he listens but this time he didn't. i keep asking for help managing the condition but don't get it
    Jun 24, 2021
    I found this to be an excellent provider and would recommend provider to everyone !!
    Jun 14, 2021
    Jun 10, 2021
    I chose Dr. Blevins some years ago because he was one of the highest rated endocrinologists in the U.S. I learned from experience it is because he is knowledgeable AND has an excellent "bedside manner."
    May 20, 2021
    Although only see Dr Blevins approx once a year he treats us like I am a patient he sees once a month. I feel safe and comfortable that I am not a number but a person that he is familiar with and knows my chart and who I am
    May 04, 2021
    My illness is quite complicated and manifests differently in different people; Dr. Blevins is extremely knowledgeable caring and adept at disseminating information pertinent to my situation. I feel lucky to have him as my Endocrinologist.
    May 04, 2021
    Dr Blevins did not offer any suggestions about follow up or concerns for my symptoms related to my condition and bloodwork results that showed evidence of my condition. I have to take initiative and make suggestions about getting follow up bloodwork. He was so non chalant and uncompassionate that he made me cry.