My husband was referred to Dr. Daniel Greenwald by a nurse colleague of mine (I am also a nurse) who became familiar with him during her sister's care (yes, Santa Barbara is a small town!) We had been experiencing less than optimal care by an area oncologist, so we were reserved and fairly traumatized going in for our first consult.
Dr. Greenwald is compassionate, friendly, and very up-to-date on the latest treatment modalities for my husband's cancer type. Of course, I was lurking around with my nurse hat on making sure that we weren't going to have the same type of bungling as previously experienced, and Dr. Greenwald put my mind at ease within the first 5 minutes of treatment discussion. However, just as important was the rapport he established with my husband...he spoke plain language, laid out the plan, and provided realistic amounts of truthful reassurance...they even spoke about wood and furniture building (my husband is a local General Contractor) as a way of bonding on a personal level.
All of our following visits have been something we look forward to rather than dread. We leave with a clear understanding of where things are at as well as an expected plan if things go bad. We can't express enough how valuable he is to us, as well as to our community. Thank you so much for the gift that he is.
By: Sharon W.
Dr. Luz Del Portillo -
Always professional and very responsive to my needs. Love her!
By: Sonia S.
I love Dr. Corinna Mosher! I followed her from her private practice over to the UCLA Health System. She is thorough and always welcomes my questions. I was excited to see her highlighted in the latest issue of the UCLA magazine - she deserves the "shout out"! I want to wish her a happy Dr. Appreciation Day!
By: Maryann H.
I was operated on for parathyroid. I cannot stress enough on the quality of care
I was giving in this hospital. Dr. Masha Livhits, thank you. She did the operation and she did a great job and she is a very nice person. You are great. Thank you
Agnes (Big fan of yours)
By: AGNES C.
I live in Utah and was referred to Dr. Federico Velez. He is the kindest physician I have known in my lifetime and I am 71 years old. He offered to see me on a weekend if I could not drive in from Utah during the week. I texted him on a Saturday afternoon after my surgery and he answered me in an hour. There are not many physicians left like Dr. Velez, unfortunately.
By: Mike C.
You have changed my life with the Botox injections in my bladder! You always make me feel comfortable and are so caring and personable. I am so glad I came to a seminar you participated in several years ago and informed me that I had options for UUI. Margaret has been awesome also.
By: Peggy K.
Dr. Nazanin Gunn saved me from a mental health crisis last August. I sent her a message through the portal, and she responded right away and gave me an appointment to see her that day. She was compassionate, and understanding, and helped get me through it. She made me feel like I wasn't alone. I will always be thankful to her for that day.
By: Karen K.
All staff A.
What a great waiting system. This gave the family comfort in knowing our love step-by-step process. Thank you for looking out for the patient members.
By: Maria C.
Dr. Blanca C.
Vi from housekeeping did a wonderful job with my mother's room today. She was considerate and respectful of my mom's condition. She very thorough in cleaning the room and worked quietly so as to not disturb her. She even mopped under the bed! We are here due to an infection and I really appreciated all the infection control she did (without asking her to do anything she did). We also appreciated her smile which conveyed a appropriately reserved friendliness.
By: Susane N.
Mahtab Moshtagh S.
I went to urgent care for a horrible cough and wheezing. (Not UCLA). The cough and wheezing continued for about 2 weeks. I went online to try to get an in person appointment at UCLA, so they could listen to my lungs. My PCP did not have an appointment until 3 weeks out. I could only find 1 in-person appointment with Dr. Meena Makhijani in Calabasas. I was skeptical because she was the only provider with an appointment available. She was absolutely wonderful, I feel so lucky that this random appointment was with her. She is extremely professional, so kind and caring. She identified the problem and ordered appropriate x-rays and lab work. She even suggested I come back in 2 days to make sure I was getting better. Her LVN was equally great. I cannot begin to express my satisfaction with the staff. From the front desk, to the nurses, and the doctor. Each and every one was courteous, professional, and made my visit as comfortable as they possibly could. The x-ray department was wonderful as well. very kind, I had a horrible coughing attack and 3 people ran over with water to see if I was okay. I feel grateful to have met Dr. Meena Makhijani and know she is now part of my care team.
By: Tina O.
My name is Ron, and I had a bilateral endoscopic sinus surgery, partial adenoidectomy, septoplasty, and turbinate reduction surgery with Dr. Michael Holliday. Before this major surgery, I suffered my entire life from nasal obstruction, chronic sinusitis, and recurrent debilitating sinus infections. I continued to see different ENTs until shortly before I met Dr. Holliday, but my search for an ENT truly began when I was a child. Back then, my parents took me to many different ENTs from different hospitals with the intention of finding a solution to improve the quality of my life. Throughout my life, all of these ENTs would prescribe me an antibiotic when I fell ill, advise me to continue using a nasal steroid alongside a daily sinus rinse, and then send me on my way. They did not ever offer me the option of sinus surgery, despite my history of sinusitis. These ENTs also unanimously refused to operate on my adenoids, which were one of the main causes of my nasal obstruction, because they feared complications.
I saw Dr. Holliday in the middle of a terrible sinus infection. He ordered a CT scan and saw that all of my sinuses were completely obstructed. Dr. Holliday then realized I needed to have sinus surgery. In addition, he observed that my turbinates were inflamed and my left septum was deviated, and proposed procedures to correct those issues. Importantly, he offered a solution for my adenoids that would avoid complications, namely to remove the top half, while keeping the other half intact. This surgery was originally scheduled for a few months later, but after he saw the severity of my situation, and he expedited it a whole month earlier.
As soon as the surgery ended, my life changed for the better. Even though my nose was full of blood and had splints inserted into it, I could breathe better than I ever did in my life. A week later during the postop appointment, Dr. Holliday removed the splints and suctioned the crusting out of my nose. I instantly started breathing normally, and my whole world completely changed. Since then, I have felt extremely grateful to Dr. Holliday for the surgery that he performed on me. It makes me emotional to realize that the long period of my life in which I had constant sinus infections, and had no choice but to mouth-breathe in my sleep night after night, is over. Dr. Holliday changed my life. He is simply the best!
By: Ron R.
Dr. Connor was the best doctor I've ever had. He was very cool and we felt very comfortable talking with him. He also was able to explain things with such patience that allowed my entire family to understand. He was very attentive to me and was always there to answer questions, provide updates, or just talk. I really appreciated Dr. Connor's care and I can't explain how much we loved him. Thanks Connor!!!
By: Jeremiah G.
Dr. Tara Vijayan was very thorough with the explanation of my care and I felt very cared for which is all that I can ask her. She is very sweet and has a very calming presence. Thank you Dr. V!
By: Jeremiah G.
Nurse Claire was very attentive and had great bedside manners. She is so sweet and truly a gem, and is honestly just a rockstar. We loved her so much, she was the best 🙂 shoutout Claire!!!
By: Jeremiah G.
Nurse Jarred was very helpful and he had a very calming presence. I really appreciated his care and the way he took care of me. Thank you Jarred!
By: Jeremiah G.
Dr. Juline Asamoah, I wanted to take a moment to express my appreciation for the exceptional care you provide to your patients, and my grandmother.
Your dedication to ensuring the well-being of your patients has not gone unnoticed, and the impact of your compassionate approach is truly remarkable. I've had the privilege of working alongside you, and your positive personality lights up the entire office.
In times of need, knowing that I can always count on you for reliable and compassionate care brings immense comfort. Your commitment to excellence is truly commendable, and I believe it's important that your exceptional contributions are recognized.
Thank you for making a significant difference in the lives of those you care for. Your professionalism, kindness, and expertise are valued beyond words.
Wishing you continued success and fulfillment in your medical practice.
By: Cinthya G.
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