Endocrinology

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I found myself at UCLA through word of mouth, when the nodule was found. My mom mentioned that UCLA was a teaching and research based hospital and thus they are cutting edge and more open in general. I found Dr. Livhits through
By Julita • November 2, 2016
What brought me to the Endocrine Center was due to a natural TIA I had, which is a transient ischemic attack which is like a mini stroke. I then had an ultrasound on the carotid artery which incidentally is where they found the nodule on the thyroid. When I [...]
By Veronica • October 31, 2016
My primary physician is with UCLA and the diagnosis came about because my blood pressure was uncontrollably high. My GP ordered a blood test that showed low potassium levels which was a red flag for high aldersterone. This red flag caused further investigation on the adrenal gland where the aldosterone [...]
By Peter_LA • October 26, 2016
Three years ago I was shocked to learn that I had a kidney stone which was large and required a medical procedure to remove. I was told that my calcium was too high , vitamin D was too low and I was starting with osteopenia.I was referred to a urologist [...]
By carenfindlay • October 24, 2016
Approximately 30 million Americans are living with diabetes, a chronic disease that affects how your body processes glucose (a type of sugar) in your blood. When you have diabetes, choices you make throughout your day can have a significant impact on your health. That’s why it’s important to [...]
By uclahealth • October 13, 2016
My doctor and I had been in the "watchful waiting" mode for 10 years, monitoring the levels of PTH and calcium in my blood. The levels were above normal for years, but hovered at the same place, a little high, but not an urgent situation requiring surgery. That is until [...]
By jprovisor • October 10, 2016
A routine blood draw ordered by my hormone doctor showed I had an elevated calcium level. This led the doctor to test the level of my parathyroid hormone which also tested high. At this point, suspecting parathyroid issues, I was referred to a general surgeon and had a Sestamibi Scan [...]
By rpodway • October 10, 2016
After having her thyroid out in 2011 due to cancer, “Gigi” (ficticious name used for this true story) went back to her then doctor every six months, for five years, for blood tests. The results hovered in the same place and never really came down. Gigi was always curious about [...]
By tsgrummon • October 10, 2016
During a routine exam, my primary doctor noticed an elevated blood calcium level and referred me to the UCLA endocrinology department for diagnosis. My initial appointment resulted in a diagnosis of primary hyperparathyroidism, which subsequent testing confirmed. After educating myself about the disease, it seemed [...]
By blue2micron • October 10, 2016
Like mother like daughter- in this case, I had the same full thyroidectomy surgery my mother had had six years ago and it was done by the same doctor, Dr. Michael Yeh. Over the past three years I had had a couple of biopsies [...]
By nedaelyasiimani • October 3, 2016