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A few days ago I saw Dr. Michael Robinson at UCLA Health in Encino. His bedside manner and professionalism while making me feel comfortable and asking the right questions was one of the best I’ve experienced. He takes time with his patients and works to get to the root of [...]
By uclahealth • September 20, 2020
Best staff ever! Came in tonight due to my 6-year-old having stomach pain. Dr. Jason was wonderful and made my daughter very comfortable. After she got a clean bill of health, she received a lollipop and stickers. Even teddy got some TLC!
By uclahealth • September 13, 2020
I've been suffering with hives off and on for many years. They seem to come with anxiety and stress, and they last for many months. Like many other sufferers, there is no known cause. The last medical option offered for relief is expensive, time consuming and not something I am [...]
By uclahealth • September 7, 2020

“I focus a lot of energy on treating the patient as a whole person,” explains Dr. Anne Lin, a colon and rectal surgeon at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. “When I meet patients, often they already have the diagnosis of colon cancer. I talk to them about the next steps in their [...]

By uclahealth • September 4, 2020

“I went in for a routine colonoscopy, but the doctor was unable to remove a certain polyp, so they sent me to a surgeon who wanted to remove one-third of my colon,” recalls 64-year-old Linda Kama’ila, who immediately looked for a second opinion. “I would have been out of work [...]

By uclahealth • September 2, 2020

“I was one hundred percent sure I had hemorrhoids,” recalls Stephane Strouk, an avid motorcyclist who decided to get a colonoscopy in 2016 to be sure. “I woke up, and the doctor said I had stage 3C colorectal cancer. I did 37 radiation treatments, five treatments per week. You meet wonderful people [...]

By uclahealth • September 2, 2020

“In residency, I changed my focus from oncology to gastroenterology.  Instead of being on the treatment side, I could now be on the prevention side,” reveals Dr. Tina Storage, a clinical instructor at UCLA Health Burbank Primary & Specialty Care clinic.

“There was an 18-year-old who had severe [...]

By uclahealth • September 1, 2020
First diagnosed by several doctors (not UCLA associated) as prostate related but unable to relief my pain. After one year suffering pain I decided to seek help at UCLA. The urologist at UCLA diagnosed after 3 visits that not prostate is the problem and sent me to another department (Dr. [...]
By uclahealth • August 30, 2020
I was so anxious about delivering my baby during the COVID situation; were medical staff going to be stressed with the crisis? Would me or my baby get sick? I had nothing to worry about. Everyone was so relaxed, cordial, took their time helping me and explaining everything thoroughly. Everyone was masked [...]
By uclahealth • August 23, 2020
I've been living with type 2 Diabetes for many years. I give gratitude to Dr. Goldsmith, MD for the continuous genuine care & direction. This is a Dr. that looks you in the eye, tells it like it is & when I'm in consultation, it's as if I'm his only [...]
By uclahealth • August 4, 2020