Internal Medicine

UCLA doctors where you may not expect them

September 16, 2019

UCLA doctors where you may not expect them

By uclahealth uclahealth

In addition to the more than 180 primary and specialty care offices throughout the greater Los Angeles region, UCLA Health also has physicians who specialize in caring for hospitalized patients in 17 community facilities and counting. Here is what you need to know about our hospitalist program: Always call your primary care office first Unless […]

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Tags: Hospitalists, primary care, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, The Checkup, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica, urgent care


Community-based medicine starts with primary care

June 13, 2019

Community-based medicine starts with primary care

By uclahealth uclahealth

Community healthcare works best when patients can access medical care in a location that is easy to get to and close to where they live or work. UCLA Health now has more than 170 community practices located throughout the greater Los Angeles region, and more than three dozen primary care offices.

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Tags: healthy living, preventive health, primary care, The Checkup, wellness


UCLA Health recognized for advancing technologies that improve patient care

May 29, 2019

UCLA Health recognized for advancing technologies that improve patient care

By uclahealth uclahealth

Story highlights Prestigious Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) award acknowledges exceptional use of health care information technology. Multidisciplinary team of doctors, nurses, social workers, and professionals in IT, behavioral health, communications and performance excellence join forces to improve patient care. A combination of integrated technologies has resulted in a four-fold increase in depression […]

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Tags: Division of Population Behavioral Health, Dr. Clara Lin, Dr. Jessica K. Jeffrey, Health Information and Management Systems Society, HIMSS


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