Items Tagged ‘Dr. Robert Ashley’

Doc Talk: Q & A with Robert Ashley, MD

August 12, 2019

Doc Talk: Q & A with Robert Ashley, MD

By UCLA50Plus uclafiftyplus

Dr. Robert Ashley is an internist and assistant professor of medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles. Advanced Directives Do I really need an advanced directive? Unequivocally, yes. Advance Directives are forms providing direction to both family members and the medical community about your wishes in emergencies.  They specify your medical preferences when you cannot […]

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Tags: 50 plus program, advance directive, Dr. Robert Ashley


Made me feel like the most important patient in the world

March 29, 2019

Made me feel like the most important patient in the world

By MTquint taka2000

Through visits with my primary care physician Robert Ashley and cardiologist Michael Mazar (both of whom are great) , I learned that I had multiple blockages in the three main coronary arteries. Quintuple bypass was performed by Curtis Hunter on September 28, 2018. In the weeks leading up to the surgery, Dr. Hunter promptly and […]

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Tags: cardiac rebah, Doctors Day, Dr. Curtis Hunter, Dr. Michael Mazar, Dr. Robert Ashley, featured, heart surgery, ICU, patient stories


Do I need parathyroid surgery?

October 22, 2018

Do I need parathyroid surgery?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

Dear Doctor: When does a person require parathyroid surgery? I’ve heard it discussed but don’t know much about it.    As their name implies, the parathyroid glands are located next to the thyroid gland.  You have four of them, two on each side, behind the thyroid gland in the neck.  The parathyroid glands help regulate […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, Dr. Robert Ashley, hyperparathyroidism, parathyroid cancer, parathyroid glands, parathyroid hormone, parathyroid surgery


When does a person need parathyroid surgery?

October 22, 2018

When does a person need parathyroid surgery?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

Dear Doctor: When does a person require parathyroid surgery? I’ve heard it discussed but don’t know much about it.    As their name implies, the parathyroid glands are located next to the thyroid gland.  You have four of them, two on each side, behind the thyroid gland in the neck.  The parathyroid glands help regulate […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, Dr. Robert Ashley, hyperparathyroidism, parathyroid glands, parathyroid hormone, parathyroid levels, primary hyperparathyroidism, surgery


Can turmeric reduce inflammation?

October 18, 2018

Can turmeric reduce inflammation?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

Dear Doctor: I have heard that turmeric supplements work quite well as an anti-inflammatory agent, with less risk than non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. What are your thoughts on turmeric as an anti-inflammatory supplement? The turmeric powder found in spice racks – and the component of it found in supplements – comes from the underground stem of […]

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Tags: Alzheimer’s disease, amyloid deposits, Ask the Doctors, curcumin, Dr. Robert Ashley, inflammation, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, turmeric


Should I take probiotics? Do they work?

October 16, 2018

Should I take probiotics? Do they work?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

Dear Doctor: Can you explain probiotics? Who should take them and are they harmful in any way? They seem helpful to me in calming my stomach. For many generations, society feared bacteria, seeing only the devastation that bacterial disease created. Today, with the advent of antibiotics, we have been able to cure infections that once […]

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Tags: antibiotics, Ask the Doctors, Bifidobacterium, Clostridium, Crohn's Disease, Dr. Robert Ashley, Lactobacillis, Probiotics, Streptococcus, ulcerative colitis


Ask the Doctors - Should I take a bone-building drug for osteoporosis?

October 12, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Should I take a bone-building drug for osteoporosis?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

Dear Doctor: I’m 71 and, after a recent bone scan, my doctors are insisting I take a bone-building medication. I couldn’t tolerate Fosomax, so they want me to take Prolia. I’m worried about it, but my mother had severe osteoporosis, so I’m worried about that too. How can I choose what to do? Your worry […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, bisphosphonates, bone density, Boniva, Dr. Robert Ashley, Fosamax, osteoporosis, Prolia, Reclast


Ask the Doctors - Can MSM crystals ease my arthritis pain?

October 10, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Can MSM crystals ease my arthritis pain?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

Dear Doctor: A friend suggested I try MSM crystals for arthritis. What are they, and do they work? If they do, where can I find them? Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) is an organic sulfur-containing compound naturally found in plants such as Brussels sprouts, garlic, asparagus, kale, beans and wheat germ.  It can also be found in horsetail, […]

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Tags: arthritis, Ask the Doctors, Dr. Robert Ashley, Methylsulfonylmethane, MSM


Ask the Doctors - My doctor hurt my feelings. What should I do?

October 8, 2018

Ask the Doctors – My doctor hurt my feelings. What should I do?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

Dear Doctor: My doctor recently made such an insensitive remark to me about my dog’s death that I still haven’t gotten over it. This is the clinic most accessible to me, and it won’t let me change doctors. Do I even bother to bring this up at my next appointment, or just try to forget […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, choosing the right doctor, doctor communication, doctor-patient relationship, Dr. Robert Ashley


Ask the Doctors - How dangerous is a meningioma?

October 4, 2018

Ask the Doctors – How dangerous is a meningioma?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

Dear Doctor: I’ve recently been diagnosed with meningioma, but my doctor tells me not to worry about it. That can’t be right. What should I know? Meningiomas are the most common brain tumors within the central nervous system and, let me state this at the beginning: Most are considered benign.  As the name implies, meningiomas […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, brain tumor, Dr. Robert Ashley, meningioma