Items Tagged ‘hypothyroidism’

October 17, 2018

Overcoming the Grave

By Blue Blue

I was 9 years old when I was diagnosed with Graves’ Disease. My mom and aunt first noted physical changes when I was visiting my grandma in Arkansas. They noticed that my eyes were bulging, my throat was getting swollen, and that I wasn’t acting like myself. Knowing that something was wrong, we decided to […]

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Tags: Dr. Harvey Chiu, Dr. Michael Yeh, Graves’ disease, hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, medications, patient stories, pediatric endocrinologist, radioactive iodine treatment, surgery, thyroid hormone levels, UCLA Endocrine Center

March 28, 2017

My journey with Dr. Michael Yeh and my thyroid cancer

By sharonjc sharonjc

I am so thankful for Dr. Michael Yeh who did my second thyroid cancer surgery. After removing some cancerous tumors he discovered another small one attached to my laryngeal nerve, he made the decision not to remove it because it would have changed my voice and the quality of my life. Afterwards he also said […]

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Tags: Doctors Day, Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrine surgery, endocrinology, hyperparathyroidism, hypothyroidism, laryngeal nerve, patient stories, radiation, thyroid cancer, thyroid cancer surgery, UCLA Endocrine Center

March 25, 2017

Just met and already there for me

By puppy lover puppy lover

Dr. Angela Leung has patiently and devotedly answered all my questions, without rushing me, and has consistently generated peace of mind and confidence that I’m in good hands. I thank her for contributing prolifically to the scientific literature that directly benefits patients like me in the clinical setting.

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Tags: Doctors Day, Dr. Angela Leung, endocrinologist, enlarged thyroid, hyperparathyroidism, hypothyroidism, patient stories, thyroid, UCLA Endocrine Center

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

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