Items Tagged ‘UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica’

December 21, 2018

I Feel Like a Different Person

By Tuxedo roselle7000

I had no health conditions – no diagnoses and no medications. I have worked in mental health and am employed by a company that owns 200 hospitals. Often in more rural areas they have trouble locating someone to be the director. I assist with this and also help them get ready for surveys. A year […]

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Tags: A-Fib, adenoma, calcium, congestive heart failure, Dr. Michael Yeh, EKG, kidney, patient stories, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica


Back to Doing What They Love

December 12, 2018

Back to Doing What They Love

By uclahealth uclahealth

“After a patient has a cardiovascular event, I really advocate that they try to resume the activities they enjoy and the things they have a passion for,” says Dr. Samuel Daneshvar, director of preventative cardiology and clinical cardiologist at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. “The UCLA Health Ornish Lifestyle Program gives our patients the confidence […]

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Tags: cardiologist, cardiovascular event, Dr. Samuel Daneshvar, heart attack, physical activities, preventative cardiology, UCLA Health Ornish Lifestyle Program, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica


Part time Modeling, Full Time Helping

October 22, 2018

Part time Modeling, Full Time Helping

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I’ve volunteered for more than 3,000 hours,” says John Goldrick, a volunteer at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and model in the annual Auxiliary Volunteer Luncheon and Fashion Show. All the clothes were chosen from the Auxiliary Thrift Store, whose profits benefit patients in the hospital. “I went into the Auxiliary Thrift Store and looked at […]

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Tags: Auxiliary Thrift Store, Auxiliary Volunteer, Auxiliary Volunteer Awards Luncheon, featured, Santa Monica, UCLA Health Volunteer, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica


Midwifery Move

August 28, 2018

Midwifery Move

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I’m a Santa Monica mother, so I’m excited to bring this opportunity to my community,” says Erin DeTura, a nurse midwife at UCLA Health. “We moved our clinic from Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Westwood to UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. The move has been amazing. We’re able to give full midwifery care with […]

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Tags: birth, Erin DeTura, midwife, mother, nurse midwife, OBGYN, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, Santa Monica mother, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica, women's health


Name Inspiration

August 28, 2018

Name Inspiration

By uclahealth uclahealth

“My grandfather was a physician and my mother was a lactation consultant, so I knew I wanted to go into women’s health,” says Eyelle Sacher, a certified nurse midwife at UCLA Health. “In college, I took an elective called Women’s Childbirth and Culture and learned about childbirth all around the world. I learned about nurse […]

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Tags: certified nurse midwife, childbirth, lactation consultant, midwife, midwifery service, nurse midwifery, nurse midwives, OBGYN, postpartum exam postpartum, pregnant, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica, UCLA Nurse Midwives


Expanding Practice

August 28, 2018

Expanding Practice

By uclahealth uclahealth

“We moved May to UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica,” says Shadman Habibi, lead nurse midwife for the UCLA Nurse Midwives group. “It’s been very exciting. Our clients have loved giving birth here. There are a lot of postpartum rooms available and the floor in the unit is very quiet. Nurse midwives are also women’s health […]

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Tags: midwife, midwifery service, nurse midwives, OBGYN, postpartum, pregnant, Shadman Habibi, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica, UCLA Nurse Midwives, women's health


August 21, 2018

Dr. Livhits is the Best

By Lhen hpuyot

In February 2018 I was diagnosed with papillary carcinoma of the thyroid. I was scheduled for surgery in May at a hospital in the San Fernando Valley. The surgery was cancelled as I had a severe reaction to the medicines I was given and my heart failed. I decided I would change hospitals and doctors. […]

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Tags: cancer, Dr. Jelena Malekobic, Dr. Masha Livhits, Dr. Nirav Kamdar, endocrinology, papillary carcinoma, papillary thyroid cancer, patient stories, surgery, UCLA Endocrine Center, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica


August 19, 2018

Blessed Patient

By Blessed Patient arod93

I went to my OB and when she checked my neck, she felt a lump/swelling there. She did an ultrasound and discovered a large mass on my thyroid. I then got a biopsy done but it was inconclusive for atypicals. I got a second opinion from another doctor and he explained that it was atypical […]

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Tags: biopsy, Dr. Masha Livhits, endocrinology, OB, patient stories, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, thoracic surgeon, thyroid, tumor, UCLA Endocrine Center, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica, ultrasound


August 9, 2018

Hospitalists provide in-patient care, closer to home

By uclahealth uclahealth

As UCLA Health has expanded and opened primary and specialty care medical offices throughout Southern California, we have also grown our hospital network, and placed internists who specialize in treating hospitalized patients, called hospitalists, into 17 community hospitals and counting. If you have a medical emergency, you should always call 911. But if you think […]

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Tags: emergency medicine, Hospitalists, in-patient care, Ronald Reagan Medical UCLA Medical Center, The Checkup, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica


Riding one of those motorized scooters without a helmet is a bird-brained idea

July 26, 2018

Riding one of those motorized scooters without a helmet is a bird-brained idea

By Ted Braun @TedBraunUCLASM tbraun

  Thinking about using one of those ubiquitous motorized scooters to zip around town in Santa Monica, Westwood or another area? Before you hop aboard, you should take precautions and learn the rules of the road to prevent potentially serious injuries, says the lead emergency physician at UCLA Health’s Santa Monica campus. Dr. Wally Ghurabi, […]

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Tags: bird, commute, ER, injuries, lime, riding, scooters, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica, UCLA Orthopaedic Hospital