Items Tagged ‘hyperparathyroidism’

March 23, 2017

Very prompt response


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

October 10, 2016

Surgery For Hyperthyroidism “Sure Worth It”

By rpodway rpodway

A routine blood draw ordered by my hormone doctor showed I had an elevated calcium level. This led the doctor to test the level of my parathyroid hormone which also tested high. At this point, suspecting parathyroid issues, I was referred to a general surgeon and had a Sestamibi Scan to look for diseased parathyroid […]

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Tags: blood draw, blood tests, calcium level, Dr. Masha Livhits, Dr. Michael Yeh, elevated calcium level, endocrine, endocrine surgery, hair loss, hormone, hormone doctor, hyperparathyroidism

June 6, 2016

Thanks to the Endocrine Department under Dr. Yeh

By Anonymous-98353 Anonymous-98353

I would like to thank Dr. Yeh and his team for such classy professional care during my stay at Ronald Reagan Medical Center. I am pleased to say that I’ve been a nurse for 50 years and an ICU nurse for 33 of those years. Dr. Yeh was so patient and was not in a […]

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Tags: calcium levels, cancer survivorship, Dr. Arti Shah, Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrine, hyperparathyroidism, parathyroid disease, patient stories, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, South Bay

For some osteoporosis, bone-loss drugs may be worse than nothing

April 22, 2016

For some osteoporosis, bone-loss drugs may be worse than nothing

By uclahealth uclahealth

  For more than two decades, bisphosphonates, better known via television ads as Fosamax and Boniva, have been the go-to prescription drug for people with osteoporosis. The drugs are supposed to strengthen bone and reduce fracture risk in people post-50. But for one leading cause of the bone-loss disease, a condition called hyperparathyroidism, it turns […]

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Tags: bisphosphonates, bone density, Boniva, Dr. Michael Yeh, Fosamax, hyperparathyroidism, minimally invasive surgery, osteopenia, osteoporosis, overactive glands, parathyroid glands, parathyroid surgery