Items Tagged ‘obstetrics & gynecology’

Sisters become doctors, lawyers after childhood of farm labor

July 13, 2016

Sisters become doctors, lawyers after childhood of farm labor

By Elaine Schmidt Elaine Schmidt

Luz Corona Gomez never forgot what her mother advised her sisters and her 20 years ago, as they crouched in the dust to help their parents pick grapes from the sweltering farm fields of the San Joaquin Valley. “She said, ‘You have to get an education, so you don’t work in the dirt like us,’ […]

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Tags: David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, family, farm worker, grape picker, gynecology, high achievers, Hispanic, immigrant, Latino, low-income, Mexico, minority

March 29, 2016

Doc J – the best!

By nabiha.basathia nabiha.basathia

Dr. Michael Johnson is by far the greatest doctor I have been to. He was my OB for 2 of my 3 children. He is patient, kind and perhaps his most defining quality – genuine. He never cared how many small complaints I had during pregnancy and was sympathetic and helpful. He was comforting and […]

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Tags: Doctors Day, Dr. Michael Johnson, gynecology, OBGYN, obstetrics, obstetrics & gynecology, patient stories

February 22, 2013

122 Days of Bed Rest While Pregnant with Twins

By BroadwayBabies BroadwayBabies

On December 21, 2011, I was admitted into UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica because the lives of my unborn twins were in danger. At 19 weeks pregnant, I had gone into pre-term labor and was diagnosed with an incompetent cervix. Luckily, Dr. Tabsh was able to catch this major complication just in time so that […]

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Tags: obstetrics & gynecology, patient stories, twins, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica