Items Tagged ‘patient stories’

Thorough checkup, thorough care

July 21st, 2017

Thorough checkup, thorough care

By uclahealth uclahealth

“My doctor actually cared enough to improve my neurological situation, which is really nice,” says Latisia Keahey, who moved to Los Angeles recently and was pleasantly surprised by the care and attention she received at UCLA Health. “I have a history of myoclonic epilepsy, and instead of just giving me the same medicines that I’ve […]

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Tags: Dr. Daniel Pourshalimi, featured, medicines, myoclonic epilepsy, neurological, patient stories, vitamin D, vitamin D deficiency


July 20th, 2017

Thyroid Cancer Manifested as Overall Discomfort

By iamjustingray iamjustingray

Before I found out about my thyroid cancer I thought I was going through depression – I felt very moody and lethargic, finding myself napping at 9:30am. My wife began to notice these changes and was confused, because I’m normally not the type of person to feel down and tired all the time. I was […]

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Tags: bronchitis, chest infection, depression, Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrine, Endocrine Center, endocrinology, fine needle biopsy, leukemia, patient stories, swollen lymph node, thyroid cancer


July 19th, 2017

Trust

By mayberrydee mayberrydee

I was very nervous about the diagnosis of a nodule on my thyroid at first. In your head you can imagine a lot of things, but I’m glad to say that the actual process was easier than I expected. I received 3 biopsies over a span of a month with my previous doctor, because each […]

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Tags: biopsies, Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrine, Endocrine Center, endocrine specialist, endocrinology, patient stories, thyroid, ultrasound


July 11th, 2017

Weathered the Storm

By cory cory

My words to others is – it gets better, It was a challenge and the unfamiliar and unknown can be scary. The process was rough. I didn’t see or feel a lump and barely knew what a thyroid was. I just had a minor sore throat. My regular doctor gave me some antibiotics and said […]

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Tags: biopsy, cancer, cancerous, CT scan, Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrinologist, ENT, lymph node, patient stories, radioactive iodine, sore throat, support system


July 10th, 2017

Yeah for Dr.Yeh

By glaabfamily glaabfamily

I was going through many tests to see if a nodule was benign, I kept being told it was suspicious. A friend referred me to Dr. Yeh. I set up an appointment. An ultrasound determined my parathyroid had entered into my thyroid. Because of his expertise, Dr. Yeh was able to find this. A few […]

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Tags: allergies, Dr. Michael Yeh, neck pain, nodule, parathyroid, patient stories, thyroid, thyroid removal, TMJ


June 28th, 2017

It started with a Kidney Stone

By akatrikh akatrikh

It all started with recurrent kidney stones. My kidney specialist was giving me medications to lower my calcium levels, however this was masking the hidden parathyroid problem that was creating the high levels of Calcium. When I visited Dr. Yeh, I was diagnosed with primary hyperparathyroidism. I had no idea I had this condition because […]

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Tags: calcium levels, Dr. Michael Yeh, kidney specialist, kidney stones, lower calcium levels, parathyroid problem, patient stories, primary hyperparathyroidism


June 26th, 2017

Parathyroid surgery with Dr. Yeh

By heikeat heikeat

For a regular physical exam I had a routine blood test. It showed a high calcium level. A PTH hormone test was done, then rechecked twice over the next two months. I saw an endocrinologist. I had researched that the calcium was not being self regulated when a tumor was present. Calcium was being produced […]

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Tags: blood test, calcium, Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrinologist, high calcium level, patient stories, physical exam, PTH hormone test, routine blood test, scarring, surgery, surgical scar


June 23rd, 2017

Parathyroidectomy Experience

By paulgomes paulgomes

So this was my first experience any surgery at all and I was pretty apprehensive of the whole process going in, but Dr.Yeh was very comforting and reassured me that the procedure was relatively painless and would be very affective and long term enhance my lifestyle. My procedure was a parathyroidectomy. I went into surgery […]

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Tags: Dr. Michael Yeh, parathyroidectomy, patient stories


June 23rd, 2017

fantastic care

By jra4photo jra4photo

In a last minute occurrence, I had to have an appendectomy. I checked into the ER, then had the procedure. I left the hospital the next day. It was pretty standard and very quick. I enjoyed the care. Every nurse was great – both in ER and afterwards. The attending doctor and resident were fantastic.

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Tags: appendectomy, attending doctor, ER, patient stories, resident


June 21st, 2017

My Experience after Parathyroidectomy

By robbmarcia robbmarcia

I was diagnosed with a parathyroid adenoma, in which one of the growth hormones in my parathyroid glands was highly elevated. If the levels raised too high, it could eventually lead to kidney problems. I’ve been having yearly physicals and recognized that my levels of Calcium have been high for the past 3 years. Leading […]

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Tags: A1 treatment, abnormal heartbeats, blood tests, calcium, Dr. Micheal Yeh, EKG, endocrinologist, growth hormones, kidney problems, parathyroid adenoma, parathyroid glands, patient stories