primary care physician

Health care today is a complex enterprise, best delivered by a team. And at the head of this team is a primary care physician, or PCP, who acts as head coach. In this important role, PCPs maintain an open [...]
By uclahealth • October 23, 2018
Dear Doctors: How do I get the most out of my relationship with my primary care physician? The appointments are so short these days and I want to be smart about the way I use the time. [...]
By Ask the Doctors • October 19, 2018
I did not experience any symptoms but since I have scoliosis, I had some xrays that revealed some osteopenia. My primary care physician ran some tests and noticed my calcium was high. He referred me to an endocrinologist who ran a scan and then referred me to
By Lefty • September 12, 2018
In July 2017, I had a sore throat as did my daughter. I took her to Urgent Care where they swabbed our throats to look for strep throat. The swabs were negative but the PA noticed an enlarged thyroid. She suggested that the next time I saw a doctor I [...]
By Amster • September 8, 2018
I had a lump on the right side of my neck. My primary care physician made an appointment for me with an endocrinologist in Orange County. A biopsy was done and I was told that it was cancer and that it did not look good. We needed to move quickly. [...]
By CKFM • August 17, 2018
It was September, about three years ago, when Carl Link realized that something was seriously wrong with his health. For years, Link, then 36, had been dealing with chronic back [...]
By uclahealth • August 13, 2018
As kids, most of us saw a doctor every year for a physical. But come early adulthood? Not so much. While young women often look to an OB/GYN to handle general and reproductive health questions, young men often avoid doctors visits [...]
By uclahealth • August 3, 2018
I went to see my primary care physician for my physical. I told her I would like to have an ultrasound of my carotid artery because I had a 20 percent blockage. She did the test and found out that I had a nodule on the right side of my [...]
By pt7483 • January 31, 2018
A few months ago I followed up for a previous medical condition with a CT scan, and they happened to find a cyst on my adrenal gland. My primary care physician referred me to Dr. Lihvits to get a second opinion on whether to monitor [...]
By erikac • November 5, 2017
My son's original doctor could not see us because of our personal vaccine beliefs. My insurance hadn't switched to the new doctor so we could only use urgent care for that month of insurance verification. We now have a new doctor who is from HEAVEN! Meaning, we have someone who [...]
By easterbunny • April 1, 2017