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Congratulations to Dr. David Yamini, named Los Angeles Magazine’s Top Doctors 2020

It is an honor to be recognized again by Los Angeles Magazine and named as a Top Doctor. While my credentials may make me a certified physician, it is my reputation with my patients that matters most, says Dr. David Yamini.

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (PRWEB) January 14, 2020
For the second year in a row, Los Angeles Magazine has named Dr. David Yamini to the Top Doctors list. Living in Los Angeles offers residents a plethora of choices when it comes to choosing a doctor. This region is loaded with cutting-edge medical institutions and highly skilled doctors, so finding a doctor within the sea of options is often difficult. Los Angeles Magazine has compiled a list of the area’s top doctors to make finding a specialist easier. The Top Doctors list has over 1,400 physicians from every specialty combined in one place to make it easy for residents to find a doctor with the skillset needed.
Dr. Yamini is an accomplished physician who is double Board-certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. He brings an elite skill set to his medical practices and offers some of the most advanced diagnostic and therapeutic procedures for a wide variety of conditions involving the digestive system and gastroenterology system. Dr. Yamini treats conditions ranging from acid reflux and inflammatory bowel disease to small intestinal bacterial overgrowth and hemorrhoids. Dr. Yamini’s elite training, high credentials, and excellent bedside manner as a sought-after gastroenterologist and digestive disease specialist has allowed him a place on the 2020 Top Doctors list, which is freely available and easily searchable on the Los Angeles Magazine website.
“It is an honor to be recognized again by Los Angeles Magazine and named as a Top Doctor. While my credentials may make me a certified physician, it is my reputation with my patients that matters most. Providing cutting-edge treatment with an attentive approach to patients will always be my goal,” says Dr. David Yamini.
Dr. Yamini is known for treating patients with all stages of liver disease, and he is the gastroenterologist that can provide all the essential treatments for GI conditions. He specializes in medical disorders that affect the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, liver, gallbladder, and pancreas, including indigestion, inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease, Ulcerative Colitis), small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). With offices at 2001 Santa Monica Boulevard in Santa Monica, CA 90404, and 9400 Brighton Way in Beverly Hills, CA 90210, Dr. Yamini delivers excellent care to patients within the state of California and those who travel to the state for medical care.
More About David Yamini, MD:Dr. David Yamini received his medical degree from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. He then completed three years of Internal Medicine residency training at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, followed by three years of fellowship training in the Department of Gastroenterology and Liver Diseases at Loma Linda Medical Center. Dr. Yamini is an active member of the American College of Gastroenterology, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, and the American Gastroenterological Association. He is thrilled to be in practice in the Los Angeles area where he grew up.
For more information on the services offered by Dr. David Yamini, visit http://www.davidyaminimd.com or contact his Santa Monica & Beverly Hills office directly at (310) 285-2005.

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January Is Thyroid Awareness Month: Mount Sinai Doctors Offer Unique Procedures for Thyroid Nodules and Stress Importance of Early Detection

NEW YORK (PRWEB) January 10, 2020
January is Thyroid Awareness Month, and physicians from the Hilda and J. Lester Gabrilove Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Bone Disease and the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at the Mount Sinai Health System are emphasizing the importance of being aware of symptoms that may be related to thyroid disease.
The thyroid gland is located in the front of the neck and under the voice box. It produces hormones that help the body control the rate of metabolism, and regulate the production and consumption of energy. When thyroid function is accelerated, the condition is called hyperthyroidism; when slowed, it is called hypothyroidism. Imbalances in thyroid function may be a result of environmental, autoimmune, or genetic factors. Additionally, thyroid issues may lead to cancer.
Thyroid disease affects roughly 200 million people worldwide, and thyroid cancer is on the rise, with roughly 52,000 new cases diagnosed in 2019, according to the American Cancer Society. Three out of four thyroid cancer diagnoses are made in women. Data from the American Thyroid Association shows that more than 12 percent of the U.S. population will develop a thyroid condition in their lifetime, and the cause of these problems is largely unknown. An estimated 20 million Americans have some form of thyroid disease and up to 60 percent of them don’t know they have it, so they go undiagnosed and untreated. “Women are five to eight times more likely than men to have thyroid issues, and one in eight women will develop a thyroid disorder. People with a family history of thyroid disease and/or thyroid cancer, and exposure to high doses of radiation, are also at increased risk,” said Terry Davies, MD, Co-Director of the Mount Sinai Thyroid Center at Union Square and Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology, Diabetes and Bone Disease) at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
How to Perform a Thyroid Neck Self-Exam:
Use a mirror and focus on the lower middle area of your neck, above the collarbones and below the Adam’s apple (larynx). Your thyroid gland is located in this area of your neck.
While focusing on this area in the mirror, tip your head back.
Take a drink of water and swallow.
As you swallow, look at your neck. Check for any bulges or protrusions in this area when you swallow. Reminder: Don’t confuse the Adam’s apple with the thyroid gland. The thyroid gland is located further down on your neck, closer to the collarbone. You may want to repeat this process several times.
If you do see any bulges or protrusions in this area, see your physician. You may have an enlarged thyroid gland or a thyroid nodule and should be checked to determine whether cancer is present or if treatment for thyroid disease is needed.
Symptoms and Facts about Thyroid Disease

Hyperthyroidism is an overactive thyroid and hypothyroidism is an underactive thyroid.
Symptoms of hyperthyroidism are rapid weight loss, high blood pressure, anxiety, and insomnia.
Symptoms of hypothyroidism are weak or slow heartbeat; muscular weakness; constant fatigue; weight gain; depression; slow reflexes; sensitivity to cold; thick, puffy, or dry skin; slowed mental processes and poor memory; and constipation.
Goiter is another thyroid condition; it involves a visibly enlarged thyroid gland, often causing difficulty swallowing or breathing.
Thyroid cancer is the fifth most common cancer in women.
The number of new cases of thyroid cancer is growing most rapidly among all cancers in both men and women, due to increased detection.
Thyroid Disease and PregnancyPregnant women should be aware of changes to their thyroid gland, which can be affected by different levels of pregnancy hormones. The thyroid hormone greatly contributes to the development of a healthy baby, and it is important that expectant mothers be properly diagnosed with and treated for thyroid disease. Otherwise, they could be at higher risk of miscarriage or preterm delivery, and their children may have developmental delays. For that reason, thyroid function is routinely checked in pregnant women.
When it comes to thyroid cancer, a large number of women develop this during their reproductive age. Since thyroid cancer tends to be mediated by hormones in the body, it tends to grow faster when patients are pregnant. There is no special cancer screening recommendation for pregnant women.
Mount Sinai Is a Leader in Noninvasive Thyroid Treatment
Radiofrequency Ablation for Thyroid NodulesMount Sinai West is one of only two hospitals in New York State offering a minimally invasive procedure to treat non-cancerous thyroid nodules that are symptomatic and would have otherwise required invasive surgery for removal. The procedure is called radio-frequency ablation (RFA). It offers eligible patients a much quicker recovery, less pain and risk of infection, and no scarring. With RFA, surgeons use guided ultrasound to deliver radio-frequency current to heat up and shrink the thyroid nodule. RFA can be done on patients with large non-cancerous nodules that cause swallowing, voice, breathing, and neck discomfort.
Patients who undergo RFA can return to normal activity the day after the procedure and can exercise within several days. Additionally, they are extremely unlikely to require permanent thyroid hormone medication. Patients who have standard thyroid nodule surgery typically can’t resume normal activity for at least a month and 20 to 30 percent of these patients require thyroid medication.
“Radiofrequency ablation for thyroid nodules has been performed in Korea for over a decade and throughout Europe and their outcomes are excellent. The published data shows impressive nodule shrinkage rates of more than 80 percent with RFA that is maintained over years of follow-up,” explained Catherine Sinclair, MD, Associate Professor of Otolaryngology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Director of Head and Neck Surgery at Mount Sinai West. “Thyroid nodules are very common and, although many people will never require any intervention for their nodules, there is a significant minority who will seek treatment due to symptoms. I expect RFA to be a terrific new option for these patients.”
Ethanol Ablation for Thyroid NodulesAnother noninvasive procedure, performed at Mount Sinai-Union Square, ethanol ablation is when an alcohol solution is injected into thyroid nodules, killing cells and causing the masses to slowly shrink. The procedure leaves only a small scar and is performed in office with local anesthesia.
“The candidates for RFA and ethanol ablation are very similar,” says Maria Brito, MD, Co-Director of the Mount Sinai Thyroid Center at Union Square. Dr. Brito and Michael Via, MD, both Associate Professors of Medicine (Endocrinology, Diabetes and Bone Disease) at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, are two of only a handful of physicians in the New York metropolitan region to perform ethanol ablation.
“The procedures will not necessarily eliminate the nodule completely, and patients will still need to have ultrasound follow-ups to monitor the nodule,” Dr. Brito says. “But in appropriate cases, they are a terrific option. They make it very easy for the patient.”
About the Mount Sinai Health System
The Mount Sinai Health System is New York City’s largest integrated delivery system, encompassing eight hospitals, a leading medical school, and a vast network of ambulatory practices throughout the greater New York region. Mount Sinai’s vision is to produce the safest care, the highest quality, the highest satisfaction, the best access and the best value of any health system in the nation. The Health System includes approximately 7,480 primary and specialty care physicians; 11 joint-venture ambulatory surgery centers; more than 410 ambulatory practices throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, Long Island, and Florida; and 31 affiliated community health centers. The Icahn School of Medicine is one of three medical schools that have earned distinction by multiple indicators: ranked in the top 20 by U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Medical Schools”, aligned with a U.S. News & World Report’s “Honor Roll” Hospital, No. 12 in the nation for National Institutes of Health funding, and among the top 10 most innovative research institutions as ranked by the journal Nature in its Nature Innovation Index. This reflects a special level of excellence in education, clinical practice, and research. The Mount Sinai Hospital is ranked No. 14 on U.S. News & World Report’s “Honor Roll” of top U.S. hospitals; it is one of the nation’s top 20 hospitals in Cardiology/Heart Surgery, Diabetes/Endocrinology, Gastroenterology/GI Surgery, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Nephrology, Neurology/Neurosurgery, and Orthopedics in the 2019-2020 “Best Hospitals” issue. Mount Sinai’s Kravis Children’s Hospital also is ranked nationally in five out of ten pediatric specialties by U.S. News & World Report. The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai is ranked 12th nationally for Ophthalmology, Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Mount Sinai West are ranked 23rd nationally for Nephrology and 25th for Diabetes/Endocrinology, and Mount Sinai South Nassau is ranked 35th nationally for Urology. Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, Mount Sinai West, and Mount Sinai South Nassau are ranked regionally.
For more information, visit https://www.mountsinai.org or find Mount Sinai on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Dr. Sean Doherty Honored as One of Boston Magazine’s Top Doctors 2020

BOSTON (PRWEB) January 09, 2020
The Boston Center for Facial Rejuvenation is excited to share that its own, Sean Doherty, MD and Leonard Miller, MD, FACS has made Boston Magazine’s list of Top Doctors 2020. Among the most sought-after surgeons on the east coast, Dr. Doherty and Dr. Miller specialize in plastic and cosmetic surgery for the face, breast and body. With a career dedicated to bringing proportionate, natural-looking results to all of his patients, Dr. Doherty and Dr. Miller are honored to be named one of Boston’s finest physicians.
Each year, Boston Magazine partners with respected healthcare researcher, Castle Connolly Medical Ltd, to create a definitive list of the most trusted physicians and medical professionals across the city. The comprehensive guide to the area’s elite healthcare providers is designed specifically to assist those in search of a new doctor or medical consultation. The Top Doctor 2020 list includes a wide range of experts crossing more than 65 medical specialties including dermatology, cardiology, gastroenterology, orthopedics, pediatrics and plastic surgery.
As one of this year’s honored physicians, Dr. Doherty believes that less is more when it comes to plastic surgery. By customizing each treatment around the individual patient’s needs, Dr. Doherty can provide results that bring a rejuvenated, refreshed appearance without seeming overdone. Dr. Doherty explains his treatment philosophy, “As an undergraduate, I studied art and art history. Learning about classical art laid down a foundation for my aesthetic. Throughout history, simple and subtle beauty has prevailed. My aesthetic is based on this. In all aspects of my practice, my goal is to create a simple and attractive beauty,”.
ABOUT DR. SEAN DOHERTY
Dr. Doherty is a graduate of Columbia University and Tufts University School of Medicine. A board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Doherty is a partner at the Boston Center for Facial Rejuvenation, working alongside respected plastic surgeon, Leonard Miller, MD, FACS, FRCS. With extensive training in reconstructive and cosmetic surgery procedures, Dr. Doherty is well-known for his use of groundbreaking techniques. These include the tummy tuck, breast augmentation, body contouring and facial aesthetics for both women and men. Dr. Doherty is also at the forefront of rejuvenating, noninvasive techniques and fat elimination.
The Boston Center for Facial Rejuvenation provides a welcoming environment for anyone considering a cosmetic procedure for any part of the body. If you would like to schedule a confidential consultation with Dr. Doherty, contact the Boston Center for Facial Rejuvenation at 617.450.0070. New patient appointments can be scheduled at either the Boston or Brookline location. For more information on the Top Doctors for 2020, visit Boston Magazine.

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The podiatrists and foot doctors of Brighton advanced foot and ankle specialists have moved into a new state-of-the-art office next to St. Joseph Mercy Livingston

Advanced Foot & Ankle Specialists of Brighton Michigan are seeing all patients across from St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Livingston County.

Dr. Tom Biernacki states “We are hoping to make this move to better service the patients of the area! This allows us to provide excellent hospital care wound care, care for diabetic ulcers, advanced diagnostic imaging, ultrasound and x-rays all in one physical location for all of our patients.”

BRIGHTON, Mich. (PRWEB) January 06, 2020
The podiatrists and foot doctors of Brighton advanced foot and ankle specialists have moved into a new state-of-the-art office next to SJMH Livingston.
Advanced foot and ankle specialists of Brighton Michigan have consolidated their Brighton location five minutes down the road near St. Joseph Livingston Hospital. This is a temporary move as a decision is being made to consolidate hospital care throughout Livingston County.
The goal of this move is to provide better foot and ankle hospital care and wound care. This allows for better care of diabetes, diabetic foot movements, diabetic foot ulcers and any type of foot and infections.
The for podiatrists that are on staff at Brighton advanced foot and ankle specialists are Dr. Tom Biernacki, Dr. John Stevelinck, Dr. Marc Bonanni and Dr. Danielle Blanchard. These are for hospital trained physicians and podiatrists who have been in the local area for over 20 years.
Currently advanced foot and ankle specialist will be serving all Livingston County patients a load of the location and Howell Michigan at 524 Byron Rd, Howell, MI 48843. This location is adjacent to St. Joseph Mercy Livingston Hospital.
This move has been made to better serve the Livingston County area. Including Brighton Michigan and Howell Michigan specifically. This will allow for specialized and high-quality hospital and outpatient care for all patients.
Soon, an announcement will be made for a new Brighton Michigan specific location. This will likely be announced in the early portion of 2020.
Advanced foot and ankle specialists of Michigan is the busiest and one of the best reviewed podiatrists and foot Dr. clinic’s in both Livingston County and Washtenaw County. This medical practice services all foot and ankle needs in Brighton Michigan, Howell Michigan and Dexter Michigan, as well as Western Ann Arbor. There are four hospital and residency trained podiatrists ready to serve your problems, whether they are medical pedicures, ingrown toenails, bunions, heel pain, broken toes, or a broken ankle!
Dr. Tom Biernacki states “We are hoping to make this move to better service the patients of the area! This allows us to provide excellent hospital care wound care, care for diabetic ulcers, advanced diagnostic imaging, ultrasound and x-rays all in one physical location for all of our patients.”

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Texas Monthly Super Doctors 2019 recognizes 34 U.S. Dermatology Partners physicians in peer-nominated award

U.S. Dermatology Partners’ Physicians recognized in peer-nominated award

The large number of our Texas physicians receiving this award is a tribute to the quality of care provided throughout U.S. Dermatology Partners in line with our vision of becoming the greatest dermatology organization in America.” Said Paul Singh, CEO

DALLAS (PRWEB) December 12, 2019
Twenty-one U.S. Dermatology Partners doctors are being recognized by their peers as Super Doctors® in the December 2019 issue of Texas Monthly. Of those, eight will be recognized as members of the Super Doctors Hall of Fame and four of the eight have been voted by peers since the inception of the award.
In addition, 13 U.S. Dermatology Partners doctors were recognized as Rising Stars in the July 2019 issue of Texas Monthly.
Each year, Texas Monthly asks doctors across the state to nominate colleagues (excluding themselves) who they would trust for their own medical care. The Super Doctors research team then investigates independently. Candidates are evaluated based on peer recognition, professional achievement, and disciplinary history. The highest-ranking nominated physicians are asked to serve on a selection panel, which helps to determine the final list of Super Doctors. The final list represents 5% of Texas physicians. Hall of Fame members are those who have been selected for 10 or more years.
“We are extremely proud of our physicians for receiving this well-earned recognition due to their focus on delivering exceptional patient care experiences. The large number of our Texas physicians receiving this award is a tribute to the quality of care provided throughout U.S. Dermatology Partners in line with our vision of becoming the greatest dermatology organization in America.” Said Paul Singh, CEO
Doctors recognized as Rising Stars meet the same criteria as Super Doctors and have been actively practicing for 10 years or less. Only 2.5% of all active physicians are selected to the Rising Star list. The physicians being honored represent cities throughout the state of Texas including Dallas/Fort Worth, Austin, Houston, San Antonio, and Tyler.
The complete list is published in the December 2019 Texas Monthly.
U.S. Dermatology Partners Super Doctors Legacy Hall of Fame 2019Recognized for DermatologyLawrence L. Anderson, M.D., Tyler – 15 yearsHoward Rubin, M.D., Dallas – 16 yearsHans M. Sander, M.D., Austin – 15 yearsDale G. Schaefer, M.D., Austin – 16 years
U.S. Dermatology Partners Super Doctors Hall of Fame 2019Recognized for DermatologyElizabeth Basler, M.D., HoustonAaron K. Joseph, M.D., PasadenaMark Koone, MD, ShermanMark A. Price, M.D., Houston
U.S. Dermatology Partners Super Doctors 2019Recognized for DermatologyRyan W. Ahern, M.D., HoustonRoopal Bhatt, M.D., AustinCindy Greenberg, M.D., HoustonAubrey Chad Hartmann, M.D., Cedar ParkJohn LeVasseur, M.D., San AntonioMonica Madray, M.D., GeorgetownAmy A. McClung, M.D., AustinShanna Burris Meads, M.D., TylerDavid W. Powell, M.D., Sugar LandBryan Selkin, M.D., PlanoHoward Steinman, M.D., DallasDanny R. Thomas, M.D., Fort WorthBryan L. Townsend, M.D., Austin
U.S. Dermatology Partners Rising Stars 2019Recognized for DermatologyAlma Criseida Berlingeri Ramos, M.D., TylerBreck Thrash, M.D., DallasDaniel Walker, MD, GrapevineJennifer Ranario, M.D., AustinSeema Daulat, MD, AustinJessica Dorsey, M.D., Cedar ParkWeilan Johnson, MD, GeorgetownLaura Lester, M.D., Cedar ParkLeslie Scroggins Markle, M.D., TylerJohn “Jay” Wofford, MD, Dallas, PlanoJennifer Holman, MD, TylerMichaela Overturf, MD, NacogdochesTrisha Patel, MD, Dallas
About U.S. Dermatology PartnersAs one of the largest physician-owned dermatology practices in the country, U.S. Dermatology Partners patients not only have access to general medical, surgical, and cosmetic skin treatment through its coordinated care network, but also benefit from the practice’s strong dermatology subspecialty thought leaders and medical advisory board. To be the best partners to its patients, U.S. Dermatology Partners is fervently focused on providing the highest level of patient-first care, and its team therefore includes recognized national leaders in areas such as clinical research, psoriasis and Mohs Surgery. To learn more, visit usdermatologypartners.com.