Items Tagged ‘patient stories’

April 22, 2019

Not a big deal

By Missy miszm68

Thank god for Dr. Barbara Geisser at UCLA neurology who called to say on your MS MRI, “It appears that you have these nodules that I am sure you know about and are being followed.” I said, “I sure am not and don’t know about them.” Dr. Geisser said she would make a referral for […]

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Tags: brain surgery, Dr. Barbara Geisser, Dr. Michael Yeh, Dr. Pouyan Famini, endocrine surgeon, endocrinologist, MS, patient stories, thyroid cancer, UCLA Endocrinology, UCLA Neurology


April 22, 2019

Appendicitis

By negeen negeen1010

About a week ago, I developed appendicitis. I went to the UCLA ED, which was close by since I am a student at UCLA. I was a bit nervous and anxious since I have never been to an ED without a parent. The nurses and other staff were very kind and comforting, but the 3 […]

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Tags: patient stories


My Journey through Donation

April 22, 2019

My Journey through Donation

By MichelleNicole michellenicole39

July 10th 2018 I am walking down the halls of Ronald Reagan Medical Center with butterflies in my stomach. My mom and dad following close behind, whispering it would all be okay, reminding me how brave I was. This was a Tuesday unlike any summer day. Typically, surrounded by colleagues at work and heading to […]

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Tags: CORE Kidney Program, dialysis, Dr. Anjay Rastogi, featured, kidney disease, kidney donation, Kidney Fair, non-directive donor, organ donation, patient stories, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, surgery


April 22, 2019

Trust & Confidence

By Grandpa frankrife

My Primary Care Physician makes me feel I am her only patient at every exchange, whether in the office or through the portal. Her skill set is matched by her interpersonal skills. She has created a trust in her abilities as a Physician & confidence in her recommendations. She keeps my health care concerns to […]

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Tags: patient stories, primary care physician


April 22, 2019

Always on time and caring

By Gr8fulNP doran

I am a very busy inpatient Nurse Practitioner. I don’t think that I can say this about many physicians and their offices. Dr. Ruman is ALWAYS on time. I don’t know how she and her office accomplish this. She is a role model for physicians. Since I am so busy at work, I really can’t […]

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Tags: Dr. Angela Ruman, patient stories


April 22, 2019

Dr. Wang Saved My Life

By welshwitch lisaebrewer

Copy & paste from Yelp: i’m just now searching online for Dr. Wang’s info to share with a friend, and am sad to see UCLA Head & Neck Surgery with 3 sad little stars. Friends, i have news for you: after a rocky start with the department back in 2010, i was blessed to land […]

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Tags: dr. marilene wang, migraines, patient stories


April 22, 2019

Jen’s Story: Weight Loss Surgery: Gastric Sleeve

By Jen jmorn95

I will forever be grateful to Dr. Chen and his team. As I am approaching my 18 month post-surgery anniversary, I am so happy that I had this procedure and have made many lifestyle changes. I have battled with my weight for most of my adult life and have tried everything out there. I wish […]

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Tags: bariatric surgery, Dr. Yijun Chen, patient stories, surgery, weight loss surgery


April 22, 2019

Celebrating Dr William Carol for outstanding health care practices.

By Joy11 jtdmz1

Celebrating Dr William Carol for outstanding health care practices. As a UCLA liver transplant patient, 8 years in, I feel so very blessed to have been able to be in the Extensivist Program this year. Dr William Carol, my General Practitioner, has won my trust and respect. Dr Carol’s bedside manner is genuine and he listens […]

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Tags: Dr William Carol, Extensivist Program, patient stories, UCLA liver transplant patient


Fathers Complicated Case of Pneumonia

April 22, 2019

Fathers Complicated Case of Pneumonia

By ShastaJade shastadowning

It’s been 2 weeks since my dad was transferred to UCLA hospital. (Currently there in the ICU). This has been a very complicated case and the following will explain why. Upon arrival at UCLA an assessment took place, many different test and scans were taken. Checking all organs and organ systems (All of which came […]

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Tags: and MRSA, infections, patient stories, physical therapist, Sepsis, speech therapist, Staph Pneumonia, stroke


April 1, 2019

Just A Good Doctor

By Mooch45 ravenlongstreet

I love my doctor, Dr. Ryan Aronin. He is caring, compassionate, encouraging and even funny. I am so blessed to have him for my doctor.

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Tags: Doctors Day, Dr. Ryan Aronin, internal medicine, patient stories, primary care physician