I was diagnosed in 2016 with Hashimoto's disease. My primary referred me to an endocrinologist in Pasadena who said we would keep an eye on it. Blood work followup was done after 2 months but the doctor told me I didn't need to do anything. I felt something was wrong but the doctor disagreed with me.
I was waking up with stiffness in my hands and feet. I got a second opinion from a doctor in Arcadia who felt a nodule, sent me for an ultrasounsd. Then I was referred to 3 surgeons but I was not pleased with any of them.
My ENT suggested Dr. Yeh at UCLA and said "You will be in the best hands." I came to see him and he made me feel so at ease. I was nervous about having surgery but he told me not to worry, I would be fine.
They had planned to keep me overnight but I was doing so well I was able to go home that night which I wanted to do.
The surgery was this month and we are still adjusting meds so I won't feel tired. Every doctor I speak to is impressed that I saw Dr. Yeh. He's an awesome doctor and also is very humble.