Internal Medicine

Taking care of a family and a community in Santa Clarita

April 29, 2019

Taking care of a family and a community in Santa Clarita

By uclahealth uclahealth

Story highlights UCLA Health has more than 170 medical offices throughout greater Los Angeles. A wide variety of services are offered in Santa Clarita, including primary care, cardiology, obstetrics & gynecology, pain management, radiology and cancer care. Santa Clarita’s Tourney Road office offers weekend and evening hours and urgent care services. About three years ago, […]

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Tags: cardiology, patient story, pediatrics, primary care, Santa Clarita, The Checkup, UCLA Health Santa Clarita, urgent care


From a Stage III colon cancer diagnosis to a cure, in a year

March 21, 2019

From a Stage III colon cancer diagnosis to a cure, in a year

By uclahealth uclahealth

Jim Frost, 57, is an avid hiker, who spends hours each week on local trails. He is also a real estate broker and appraiser; a husband and dog owner; and a cancer survivor, who was diagnosed with Stage III colorectal cancer last year after a routine screening. Before he was diagnosed with colon cancer, Frost […]

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Tags: colon cancer, colon cancer screening, colonoscopy, colorectal cancer, colorectal surgery, Dr. Anne Lin, Dr. Ara Kardashian, Dr. Philip Cohen, Dr. Sandy Liu, Encino, patient story, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center


Pick a test, get it done: Colon cancer screening options

March 11, 2019

Pick a test, get it done: Colon cancer screening options

By uclahealth uclahealth

Colon cancer is highly preventable and treatable. Yet more than 140,000 people are diagnosed with—and more than 50,000 people die from—colon cancer each year in the United States. The key to improving these statistics is to ensure that every person completes a routine colon cancer screening test, which can stop the disease before it starts. […]

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Tags: cologuard, colon cancer, colon cancer screening, colonoscopy, FIT kit, flexible sigmoidoscopy, home tests for colon cancer, prevention, The Checkup, virtual colonoscopy


Prediabetes: 5 things you need to know

January 16, 2019

Prediabetes: 5 things you need to know

By uclahealth uclahealth

About 30 million people in the United States, or 1 in 10, have diabetes. Most have Type 2 diabetes, which may be preventable and takes years to develop as blood sugar levels increase. On the path to Type 2 diabetes, many people are first diagnosed with a reversible condition called prediabetes. Risk factors for both […]

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Tags: A1c, CDC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, diabetes, healthy living, prediabetes, preventive care, primary care, The Checkup, type 2 diabetes


Teamwork benefits patients in health care

October 23, 2018

Teamwork benefits patients in health care

By uclahealth uclahealth

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 and collaborative relationship with their patients. They also coordinate their patients’ care, and manage internal communication […]

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Tags: annual physical, care coordination, Family Medicine, healthy living, pcp, prevention, preventive care, primary care, primary care physician, teamwork, The Checkup, wellness


From almost paralyzed to strong and pain-free

August 13, 2018

From almost paralyzed to strong and pain-free

By uclahealth uclahealth

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 pain that radiated out from between his shoulder blades and occasionally woke him up in the middle of the night. But recently, he had noticed […]

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Tags: Dr. Adam Cavallero, Dr. Luke Macyszyn, ependymoma, neurosurgery, patient stories, patient story, primary care, primary care physician, The Checkup, Thousand Oaks, UCLA Health Thousand Oaks


August 6, 2018

Preventive care screenings you may need

By uclahealth uclahealth

When it comes to achieving optimal health, research shows that following preventive care guidelines for vaccinations, disease screenings and cancer screenings is the best way to get there. The following graphic shows some of the vaccinations, lab tests and screenings recommended by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and the Centers for Disease Control and […]

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Tags: A1c, abdominal aortic aneurism screening, breast cancer screening, cancer screening, CDC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, cervical cancer screening, colon cancer screening, colonoscopy, colorectal cancer screening, DEXA, diabetes


April 2, 2018

My good doctor…

By BG bgarland

I’ve been seeing Dr. Angela Ruman for over 15 years now and, even though, I’m healthy, I needed surgery a couple of years ago and Dr. Ruman referred me to best specialists. She always listens to my concerns and offers the best advise and/or treatment. I can say that she keeps me healthy. Thank you […]

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Tags: Doctors Day, Dr. Angela Ruman, patient stories, surgery


March 29, 2018

Most caring doctor !

By Purpleice purpleice17

My doctor Dr Delellis is a dedicated thorough wonderful doctor she is there for you anytime you need her she makes you feel comfortable knowing she is always there for you which is rare these days, for anyone. I hope not too many people try to get her as their doctor LOL but she’s really […]

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Tags: Doctors Day, Dr. Dana DeLellis, patient stories


March 29, 2018

East West Rocks!

By karen57 karenelvy256

I’ve been seeing Dr. Andrew Shubov at East West Medicine for well over a year. When I met him for the first time, I was at a very low point, feeling very frustrated with my lack of progression and recovery from a Vestibular illness that caused me to have consistent migraines and vertigo. He has […]

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Tags: acupuncture, Doctors Day, Dr. Andrew Shubov, East West Medicine, patient stories