Dr. Michael Brown Reaches Career Milestone on Labor Day

September 05, 2019


Michael Brown, MD, Family Medicine of Evangelical-Lewisburg, had a special Labor Day, as he delivered his last baby. The milestone comes after 39 years of delivering babies, including during his residency.

“I will continue to see children as patients and take care of women and their health issues, but it’s time to pass the baton of delivering babies to the next wave of physicians,” said Dr. Brown.

Baby boy Thaller, was born on Monday, September 2, 2019, at 5:08 pm after a full day of labor on the holiday. Parents, Kevin and Amanda LeValley of Selinsgrove, said they came in Sunday evening, went home after determining it would be awhile, and returned to the Hospital on Monday morning around 1 am. Dr. Brown joined them at 7 am and waited throughout the day for Thaller to decide he wanted this day to be his birthday.

“When we moved back to the area in 2015, we knew we wanted Dr. Brown to be our primary care doctor,” said Kevin. “I’ve known Dr. Brown personally for a long time because I knew his son through wrestling. It was important for me to have that relationship continue now that my family is growing.”

“We are so honored to have Thaller be Dr. Brown’s last delivery,” said Amanda. The close relationship Kevin had with Dr. Brown and his family personally played a part in putting off his last delivery. “When I called the office,” Amanda recalled, “they said Dr. Brown wasn’t taking any more OB patients. I asked who he would recommend and that’s when he asked who was calling, and then said, ‘okay, just one more.’”

This isn’t the first time Dr. Brown and the LeValleys came together for the celebration of a birth. Their son, Harlan, was born November 2, 2017, and Dr. Brown was the one managing the delivery.
Baby Thaller came into this world weighing 8 pounds, 5 ounces, and measuring 20 inches long. Those numbers, along with his name, birthdate, and time, will go into Dr. Brown’s book of deliveries from his career. A keepsake of which is he looks at with pride.

“Though I haven’t counted, there’s somewhere between 1,500-2,000 babies in there – for a family doctor, that’s quite an accomplishment,” said Dr. Brown.

“As a physician, there is just something special about seeing someone progress from baby, to child, to young adult, to adult. It’s the full circle when you are part of a doctor patient relationship for so long that you deliver a baby and later get the honor of delivering their child,” said Dr. Brown.

Dr. Brown has been delivering babies at Evangelical Community Hospital since 1984.

 

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Left to Right: Delivery nurse, Andrea Valentine, RN, Kevin, Thaller, Amanda LeValley, and Dr. Michael Brown, Family Medicine of Evangelical-Lewisburg.

Dr. Brown holds baby boy Thaller LeValley.

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