Items Tagged ‘Dr. Stephanie Smooke Praw’

June 15, 2017

What I learned in the plastic room

By mjf mjf

I was seeing my regular doctor, Jan Miyakawa M.D., for other reasons when she noticed a thyroid nodule. She has been my doctor for over 30 years and she is amazing. Because of regular check ups and a good relationship, she was able to notice this right away, She said they are usually benign but […]

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Tags: benign, biopsy, cancer, cancer in lymph nodes, Dr. Janice Miyakawa, Dr. Micheal Yeh, Dr. Stephanie Smooke Praw, Geiger counter, low iodine diet, lymph nodes, nuclear medicine, papillary thyroid cancer


March 30, 2017

It has taken “a village” of incredibly competent doctors and medical personnel to care for our needs

By jan90 jan90

There are not sufficient words to express our gratitude for the many doctors and other medical personnel who have helped and currently help both John and me. We have both needed MUCH in the past 5 years. My personal “UCLA story” began in 1990 with Dr. Gerhard Fuchs when I needed kidney surgery. Dr. James […]

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Tags: Doctors Day, Dr. Eugenia Wen, Dr. James Heaps, Dr. Jean Pierre Hubschman, Dr. Joseph Caprioli, Dr. Michael Ferrantes, Dr. Michael Yeh, Dr. Peter C. Galier, Dr. Stephanie Smooke Praw, Dr. Verna Porter, patient stories, primary care


March 23, 2017

Very prompt response

By GREAT FULL keithakaplan

My doctor, Stephanie Smooke, MD, is always there when I ask questions or concerns. She always gets back to me very quickly, which is great when you are waiting for answers. Dr. Smooke always has good referrals to other doctors if I need them. She contacts me first when lab test or ultrasounds are needed. I […]

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Tags: Doctors Day, Dr. Stephanie Smooke Praw, Endocrine Center, endocrinology, hyperparathyroidism, hypothyroidism, metabolism, patient stories, thyroid, thyroid disorders, UCLA Endocrine Center


September 13, 2016

One Year After a Complete Thyroidectomy-Cancer Free

By bserna bserna

After a year of doctor visits, procedures and worrying I got the great news I am cancer free. A little over a year ago, I got diagnosed when I went to see Dr. Susan Davis, an endocrinologist at UCLA, for hypothyroidism. She found a nodule, I wasn’t very worried because I thought it was inflammation […]

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Tags: biopsy, cancer, cancerous lymph nodes, Dr. Christiaan Schiepers, Dr. Michael Yeh, Dr. Stephanie Smooke Praw, Dr. Susan Davis, endocrine, endocrine surgery, endocrinologist, Hashimoto's Disease, hypothyroidism


August 3, 2016

My Story

By uclahealth uclahealth

This story was submitted by an anonymous patient. MY STORY: I’m a 51 year old mother, business owner and speaker. During a check up for something unrelated, my primary doctor found a thyroid nodule. I had a scan, a needle biopsy and then got the call that brings you to your knees. I had thyroid […]

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Tags: anesthesiologist, cancer, Dr. Christiaan Schiepers, Dr. Hong, Dr. Michael Yeh, Dr. Stephanie Smooke Praw, endocrine, endocrine surgery, endocrinologist, low iodine diet, needle biopsy, nuclear medicine