Items Tagged ‘insurance’

June 11, 2018

A Good Success

By Teddy Teddy

My primary care doctor last January said my blood calcium was high and he suspected a parathyroid issue. I was sent to an endocrinologist who ran more tests. CAT scans were inconclusive but I was referred to Dr. Yeh. It took 6 months to get approval from my insurance company. It required letters and appeals […]

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Tags: 4D CAT scan, blood calcium, Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrinologist, endocrinology, insurance, parathyroid, parathyroid issue, patient stories, primary care doctor, ucla endocrine, UCLA Endocrine Center


January 4, 2018

Today I’m A Star

By ring ring

I had been visiting an endocrinologist for for the past 4 years to monitor my thyroid nodules and was advised to refrain from surgery until absolutely necessary, due to my age (I’m 89). Recently however, I developed trouble swallowing small bites of food and had to start washing them down with water. My thyroid had […]

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Tags: Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrinologist, insurance, patient stories, Santa Monica, surgery, thyroid, thyroid nodules, UCLA Medical Center


Previously uninsured low-income adults benefit from Medicaid expansion

May 27, 2016

Previously uninsured low-income adults benefit from Medicaid expansion

By Enrique Rivero Enrique Rivero

Whatever your opinion of the Affordable Care Act – views range from “Hallelujah!” to “Socialized medicine, here we come!” – it appears to have opened the doors to insurance for perhaps millions of low-income adults who didn’t have coverage before. Research recently published in the Annals of Internal Medicine suggests that states that expanded Medicaid […]

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Tags: Affordable Care Act, cholesterol, diabetes, health care, health insurance, insurance, Medicaid, Medicaid coverage, medical insurance