emergency room

Why learning the difference can save you time and money

By uclahealth • July 29, 2021
“Little did I know that there was kind of a time bomb within me,” says Michael P. Richards, a patient liaison volunteer at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center who checked into the emergency room after having [...]
By uclahealth • March 18, 2019
I felt sharp pains in my stomach for several days. The pain continued to escalate so I called 911 and they took me to the emergency room. I was put in an induced coma for several weeks and when I woke up I could not walk or lift my hands. [...]
By Miles • April 26, 2018
My primary doctor at UCLA is Dr. Ryan Aronin in the 100 bldg at the medical plaza.  He is young, thorough, effcient, and wise.  I have Atrial Fibrillation, which is an irregular heartbeat.  It puts me at risk for blood clotting, which could cause [...]
By uclahealth • March 28, 2018

Last year in March, I received a call from the school nurse. Saying "C" is alright but I wanted to call because today in class he said he blacked out, didn't know what was going on.

By uclahealth • November 29, 2017
If you’re shopping for children this holiday, chances are there will be plenty of toys on your list. While play is important for developing dexterity, imagination and strength, unsafe toys are a real hazard. In 2015, emergency room doctors in the United States treated more than 254,000 toy-related injuries, [...]
By uclahealth • December 16, 2016
I want to say thank you to Charin K, Reshonda R, Aldrin Valdez, Malisa MacArthur, the group of surgeons and some of the staffs. Especially to Aldrin Valdez who helped to put on the IV after 3 failure from other staffs. Although my daughter had to stay on the hallway [...]
By mel54 • November 14, 2016
I experienced some issues with my health in 2014, my heart was beating extremely fast and my blood pressure was soaring. After a visit to my PCP I was referred to a cardiologist who diagnosed me with Non valvular AFIB. Xarelto 20mg was prescribed and I was advised to come [...]
By marianmcdonell • August 17, 2016
An emergency appendectomy was performed on me on Saturday, 7/9/16 at your Santa Monica hospital location. I have to say, from check-in to check-out, my entire experience was extraordinary. I wish I could remember the names of all the outstanding men and women [...]
By elliottchang • July 20, 2016
As an emergency room doctor who’s no stranger to crisis – and, as a result, the media -- I’m frequently asked to weigh in on news while it’s still developing, before anyone has any answers, much less all of them. To that end, I’ve now been asked several [...]
By uclahealth • April 25, 2016