Patient Stories

Being a great doctor is not just about being first in your class at Med School. It's actually much more about developing compassion, empathy, insight and care with a patient on an individual basis. Through an amazing set of fortuitous circumstances, I was introduced to Dr. Niloofar Nobakht just as I [...]

By JackBK • November 19, 2021

“My dad was 54 years old when he passed away,” says Porchia Toussaint, who was 31 when she learned her dad had stage 4 colon cancer. “His doctor told my brother and I that because we were his kids, we needed to get follow-up colonoscopies. I had no idea what [...]

By uclahealth • March 16, 2021

“My new primary care physician was shocked that I hadn’t had a colonoscopy yet,” says 62-year-old James Weatherall, who chose UCLA Health for his medical care after moving to Los Angeles. “I went in for my colonoscopy expecting nothing, but came out of it with a tumor,” he says. “My whole [...]

By uclahealth • March 16, 2021

“I was 35 years old when I started seeing some blood in my stool,” says Cameron Kalunian, whose primary care physician sent Cameron to a gastroenterologist to determine the cause. “They performed a sigmoidoscopy, which is a less invasive test than a colonoscopy. They found a large tumor at my [...]

By uclahealth • March 16, 2021

I just want to express my sincere gratitude for the OB team at UCLA Westwood. Dr. Aparna Sridhar saw me through two pregnancies; while both were fairly uncomplicated, I had severe morning sickness as well as a miscarriage in between those pregnancies, so I had some anxiety about everything going [...]

By Monica27 • February 22, 2021

In my opinion UCLA is the best medical treatment facility in California! Your needs are being met in every way with professionalism and also welcoming a nice touch of personality! See for yourself you won’t regret it-I assure you!

By Prettyone • February 8, 2021

My husband and I have seen Dr Day several times now. My first congratulations go to his parents, for they have raised a fine, caring human being. Dr Day is a good listener . He is well versed in his profession. He proceeds with his diagnosis confidently. We have both felt [...]

By Mimi F • January 7, 2021

My husband was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) in Jan of 2019. He began treatment at Boyer Clinic with Dr. Schiller and Karolina Faysman in March of 2019. They saved his life! Thanks to their kindness, expertise, and compassion, he is now 16 months post transplant and doing well! [...]

By parisarocks • January 7, 2021

I just wanted to start by saying WOW! After having four consecutive miscarriages, I decided to take matters into my own hands and seek help from the best of the best. My husband and I first went to UCLA (over an hour away each direction) to meet Dr. Al-Safi back [...]

By uclahealth • October 26, 2020

In June of 2020 I had heart surgery in Honolulu Hi. Soon there after I developed severe pain in my right leg, to painful to walk. After exhausting all options in Hawaii I turned to UCLA neurology for help. I called on a Tuesday and was given an appointment that [...]

By uclahealth • October 12, 2020