Items Tagged ‘patient stories’

November 8, 2018

From Apprehensive to Appreciative

By Jenny binchen91733

The lump in my neck was first discovered when I was getting a facial. After bringing this up with my PCP, I got an Ultrasound and a biopsy done on this nodule, which came back for thyroid cancer. Hearing the word cancer shakes you, especially when my biopsy results predicted an almost 100% likelihood of […]

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Tags: Alhambra, biopsy, cancer, Community Cancer Care, Dr. Michael Yeh, lump, patient stories, primary care physician, scar, surgery, thyroid cancer, UCLA Endocrine Center


November 6, 2018

I Feel Amazing

By RamonaM craftyladyramona

I came down to UCLA because I found out that I had hyperparathyroidism and started researching what it was because I never heard of it before. I learned that surgery wasn’t difficult but tricky so I had to find a specialist for parathyroid surgery. I started looking for someone in the LA area and ran […]

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Tags: blood work, bone density, Dr. Masha Livhits, Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrinology, hyperparathyroidism, MRI, nuclear scan, parathyroid surgery, patient stories, UCLA Endocrine Center, ultrasound


November 5, 2018

A New Experience

By Cece keirasade

First I went to another doctor for my surgery, but I wasn’t happy with the staff. My experience there was very upsetting so I decided to come here because a friend of mine recommended Dr. Yeh to me. When I first walked in, I felt very happy and confident with him. I did the surgery […]

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Tags: Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrinology, patient stories, UCLA Endocrine Center


November 2, 2018

At Last!

By MusicDebby jdsrberg

I had high PTH and Calcium for 4 years and 2 nuclear medicine tests that didn’t show anything. I did not realize what high calcium does; I had bone pain, muscle pain, exhausted all the time, constipation, nausea that was getting worse for the four years. My family doctor who knew me for 20 years […]

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Tags: cancers, diabetic, Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrinology, high calcium, high PTH, nuclear medicine tests, patient stories, radiation, UCLA Endocrine Center


November 1, 2018

How I Overcame Fear

By Blue2 jmacquilkin

Around a year ago I was diagnosed on a biopsy that my thyroid nodule was suspicious for cancer. At the time, I was tired all the time and had puffiness along my throat. Due to these symptoms, I was referred to an endocrinologist. I got surgery around a month ago to have my entire thyroid […]

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Tags: anesthesia, biopsy, endocrinologist, endocrinology, patient stories, thyroid nodule, thyroid surgery surgery, UCLA Endocrine Center


October 31, 2018

Calcium Fixup

By Pat kerryfvces

Since I am a Type II diabetic, I have lots of blood tests. Although I didn’t feel any symptoms, my thyroid was “wacky” and my calcium levels kept going up. I was referred to Dr. Livhits who is lovely and her assistants are great. She did parathyroid surgery 2 1/2 weeks ago. I stayed in […]

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Tags: calcium levels, Dr. Masha Livhits, endocrinology, parathyroid surgery, patient stories, thyroid, Type II diabetes, UCLA Endocrine Center


October 22, 2018

Emergency

By Lizb lizabethbirnbaum

Dr perry schall was my primary care physician at the Cleveland clinic. He knew exactly how to treat on symptoms of on coming asthma. I wasn’t sure about the coughing spasms I was having. He tried one treatment but didn’t give up on me and sent me directly to a pulmonologist who did diagnose asthma. […]

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Tags: asthma, Dr Perry Schall, patient stories, primary care, pulmonologist


Great experience at Jules Stein outpatient surgery center

October 22, 2018

Great experience at Jules Stein outpatient surgery center

By Simi simipr

I had an eye procedure last week at the Jules Stein Outpatient Surgery Center in Westwood. My surgeon, Dr. Cynthia Boxrud, was fantastic — my eyes and eyelids look great. But I also want to give a shout-out to the rest of my care team, including Dr. Fang, nurses Hong, Jackie and Lynn and care […]

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Tags: Dr. Cynthia Boxrud, Dr. Fang, Jules Stein Outpatient Surgery Center, patient stories, surgery


October 17, 2018

Overcoming the Grave

By Blue laniahamerie

I was 9 years old when I was diagnosed with Graves’ Disease. My mom and aunt first noted physical changes when I was visiting my grandma in Arkansas. They noticed that my eyes were bulging, my throat was getting swollen, and that I wasn’t acting like myself. Knowing that something was wrong, we decided to […]

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Tags: Dr. Harvey Chiu, Dr. Michael Yeh, Graves’ disease, hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, medications, patient stories, pediatric endocrinologist, radioactive iodine treatment, surgery, thyroid hormone levels, UCLA Endocrine Center


October 16, 2018

A Walk in the Park

By John sandlingj

I never noticed any symptoms but some blood work showed elevated PTH. I was referred to Dr. Yeh who removed my hyperthyroid. It was quick and painless with a minimal incision. It all flowed very smoothly, everything was on time- no issues. It was a walk in the park. The surgery was 4 weeks ago. […]

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Tags: blood work, Dr. Michael Yeh, hyperthyroid, patient stories, PTH, UCLA Endocrine Center, UCLA Endocrinology