Items Tagged ‘patient stories’

This is bigger than me

March 28th, 2017

This is bigger than me

By djpatel31 djpatel31

As someone born with a rare heart defect, pulmonary atresia, and having had a stroke at the age of 4, I recognize how important healthcare innovation has been in playing a role in giving me a chance at a normal life. To put that in perspective about 1 in every 10,000 babies is born with […]

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Tags: adult cardiology, adult congenital heart disease, Cardiology, Doctors Day, Dr Jamil Aboulhosn, Heart Disease, interventional cardiology, patient stories, pediatric cardiology, stroke


Dr Y. Michael Shino, My Bilateral Lung Transplant Pulmonologist

March 28th, 2017

Dr Y. Michael Shino, My Bilateral Lung Transplant Pulmonologist

By pammy duck pammy duck

It has been almost two years now since my local pulmonologist, Dr A. Munoz from Bakersfield, Calif. referred me to UCLA for a double lung transplant. After my initial shock, I came to UCLA with an open mind about the transplant. The thing is, I am a nurse. As an Operating Room RN, now retired […]

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Tags: bilateral lung transplant, Doctors Day, Dr Abbas Ardehali, Dr David Ross, Dr Joann Schaenman, Dr Michael Shino, lung transplant, patient stories, Pulmonology, transplant pulmonologist, UCLA Transplantation Services


March 28th, 2017

Precision medical care from brilliant, caring experts

By paulb paulb

My UCLA Health hematologist Tina Wang, MD, is a brilliant scientist, zeroing in immediately on root causes with diagnostics and tests selected specifically to identify my problem(s). She proactively works with my other doctors to coordinate diagnosis and treatment that provides what amounts to integrated care, even though they are not in the same practice, […]

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Tags: cancer care, cancer treatment, Doctors Day, Dr Tina Wang, Hematology, oncology, patient stories, UCLA Health Hematology/Oncology


March 28th, 2017

The words “thank you” just aren’t enough for this wonderful doctor

By myangel myangel

A few years ago, after being sick for over a year, I was referred to Dr. Eric Esrailian at UCLA. I clearly remember the first day when I saw Dr. Esrailian. It was like an angel walked into the room. After examining my records and talking to me for nearly an hour, he said, “I […]

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Tags: digestive diseases, Doctors Day, Dr Eric Esrailian, gastroenterology, gastrointestinal endoscopy, gastrointestinal hemorrhage, inflammatory bowel diseases, irritable bowel syndrome, patient stories, UCLA Division of Digestive Diseases


March 28th, 2017

Just a Thank You Will Do

By marianmcdonell marianmcdonell

Transferred from Santa Monica to Redondo Beach and chose Dr. Jason A. Hove as my primary care physician.  My cardiologist, Dr. Gopi Manthripragada is the one who suggested that I change to the South Bay since I live in Signal Hill, Calif. It has been a good experience to have both these doctors care for me.

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Tags: Doctors Day, Dr Gopi Manthripragada, Dr Jason A Hove, patient stories, primary care physician


March 28th, 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, patient stories, Thyroid cancer, thyroid cancer surgery, UCLA Endocrine Center


True Compassion

March 28th, 2017

True Compassion

By sclero sister sclero sister

I meet Dr. Elizabeth Volkmann 2 years ago, when she confirmed my Scleroderma diagnosis. After a year of dealing with doctors, it was so refreshing to find a doctor with such great bedside manner and compassion. I want to say Thank you and Happy Doctor’s Day to Dr. Volkmann and all doctors out there. Thank […]

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Tags: Doctors Day, Dr Elizabeth Volkmann, patient stories, Rheumatology, sleroderma, UCLA Division of Rheumatology


March 27th, 2017

Thank you Dr. Ashley

By ilana1 ilana1

Dr. Robert Ashley has been my doctor for many years. He was a new doctor with UCLA Health Santa Monica Bay Physicians when I started going to him. About 3-4 years ago my mom started to go to him also. He is an EXCELLENT doctor. He is very carrying always listen and never make us […]

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Tags: acupuncture, Doctors Day, Dr Robert Ashley, internal medicine, patient stories, sports medicine, UCLA Health Santa Monica Bay Physicians, wilderness medicine


On Top of the World

March 27th, 2017

On Top of the World

By uclacardiofan uclacardiofan

Thanks to Dr. Jonathan Tobis and the UCLA Interventional Cardiology team I am alive and hiking today. In January 2004 I went to my primary doctor due to increasing fatigue, actually falling asleep driving home from work. I had an echocardiogram that revealed a birth defect that had never been diagnosed for 40+ years, a […]

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Tags: Amplatzer septal occluder, ASD, atrial septal defect, Cardiology, Doctors Day, Dr Jonathan Tobis, echocardiogram, heart, patient stories, ucla interventional cardiology


March 25th, 2017

Dr. Mina Ma and Dr. Leena Nathan helped me catch cancer early

By diana b diana b

I often report symptoms of various kinds to my longtime internist, Dr. Mina Ma. She has a great ability to determine what should be of concern. Fourteen years ago, she decided I should seek further help for some odd spotting. Because she knew when to be concerned, I went to Dr. Leena Nathan who after some […]

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Tags: Doctors Day, Dr Leena Nathan, Dr Mina Ma, Dr Robin Eisner, endometrial cancer, gynecologic cancer, gynecologist, gynecology oncology, hysterectomy, OBGYN, obstetrics and gynecology, obstretics, patient stories, women's health