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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
    463 Ratings
    About our process
    Dec 01, 2023
    Love Love Love Dr. Blevins!!! Such a wonderful caring doctor.
    Nov 09, 2023
    Nov 08, 2023
    Dr. Blevins is fantastic.
    Oct 28, 2023
    Consistent quality friendly care
    Oct 12, 2023
    Doctor and nurse answered questions that I had and went over my results. Doctor guided me on the next steps to take and voiced his concerns that I should discuss with my gynecologist.
    Sep 30, 2023
    I have had a continuing situation which has improved as time has evolved. There has been a little consternation between frustration with my husband quieting my commentary instead of letting me to interject my emotions.
    Sep 29, 2023
    Sep 28, 2023
    Dr. Lewis Blevins Is awesome! Best doctor ever!
    Sep 21, 2023
    Dr Blevins is superior in knowledge and compassion. I have been his patient for 14 years and he saved my life.
    Sep 20, 2023
    Dr Blevins is the BEST doctor! I'm blessed to have him as my health care provider.
    Aug 26, 2023
    Dr. Blevins took the time to thoroughly answer my questions and explain images on the MRI. His demeanor helped me relax.
    Aug 25, 2023
    Dr. Blevins is the best. He was totally prepared for the meeting having reviewed all the relevant test results and previous history. He is both extremely knowledgeable and personable. I am thrilled to have him as part of the excellent medical professionals at UCSF who are part of my care team.
    Aug 25, 2023
    Caring patient doctor. Explained his thought process thoroughly and provided options.
    Aug 17, 2023
    I've been a patient of Dr Lewis Blevins since June 2007. In that time he's always been caring and supportive. I've consistently felt under the best of care and I will be his patient until he retires.
    Aug 16, 2023
    Dr Blevins is thorough courteous attentive personable personal in his care. I always feel he has carefully heard and reviewed my concerns.
    Aug 11, 2023
    Love Dr. Blevins! He's such a caring doctor and very professional.
    Aug 05, 2023
    My entire experience at UCSF from start to finish was fantastic and that's tough to say when you're going in for a tumor operation but everybody was very nice helpful kind so much so that I brought a case of wine down and handed bottles to nurses one day.
    Aug 03, 2023
    This was the best care I feel I have received in the past 3 years seeing many doctors. Thank you!
    Aug 03, 2023
    Dr. Blevins is the consummate professional. His knowledge and caring is greatly appreciated.
    Jul 26, 2023
    I like doc Blevins. He is nice informs me of what treatments are coming up and explains why they are needed.
    Jul 26, 2023
    Jul 26, 2023
    Dr Blevins has always been very friendly. He listens to me and responds to my questions . I trust him and would recommend him to anyone looking for care from a neurologist/endocrinologist. :-)
    Jun 09, 2023
    Very professional
    Jun 07, 2023
    Dr. Blevins was my care provider many years ago at Vanderbilt. He is a very caring professional and an exceptional doctor.
    Jun 01, 2023
    I am having significant issues that I need help with right away and I thought I had shared this with the provider but I wasn't contacted today for help and I don't know what to do about that and I don't have any navigation on how to get help for it after trying in so many ways I did not get a call regarding the CT scan ordered as well which I would like to get right away because of my severe symptoms
    Jun 01, 2023
    He is a kind MD that listens and always does his best to make a plan to resolve an issue.
    May 24, 2023
    Dr Blevins is fantastic
    Apr 21, 2023
    When I speak to Dr. Blevins I feel like I am speaking to a concerned and knowledgeable family member. He always explains clearly never rushes gives me time to ask questions and we ended the visit with a plan of action. So appreciated!
    Apr 18, 2023
    I love Dr. Blevins!
    Apr 18, 2023
    Dr Lewis was very pleasant easy to talk to and genuinely cares. I thoroughly enjoyed my first appointment with him
    Apr 13, 2023
    I had a follow up MRI that seemed like the surgeon did not even look at. It seemed like his partner had to notify him of the results. I would like to hear from the surgeon himself as the results were concerning to me.
    Mar 30, 2023
    I have recommended Dr. Blevins to many patients.
    Mar 22, 2023
    The actual Doctors and nurses were great at UCSF the support staff on the other hand was really bad.
    Mar 11, 2023
    I needed prescription sent to me out of state however provider stated he cld not do that even tho other drs have done it. I think he was mistaken.
    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
    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 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 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!!!!!