Dr. Levister has been practicing medicine and educating the public about health for more than 30 years. He is a familiar voice of reason in the Inland Empire's Black Voice newspaper. His weekly column, "Our Bodies," has addressed readers' questions and provided health information to the African American community since 1986 and the column earned him the Association of Black Women Entrepreneurs' Media Award in 1995. He and other San Bernardino residents established Technology Access Partnership Foundation, a sister foundation to the Enterprise for Economic Excellence, as a vehicle to raise funds to promote and provide access to informational technologies for under-represented citizens and businesses in the Inland Empire. He served as chair until 1999. A past president of the California Society of Industrial Medicine and Surgery, he received their Silver Scalpel Award in 2000 for devoting his career to protecting the rights of injured workers and the physicians who treat them.