Heartbreak To Life Saving – Sharing My Story And My Mission
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by Brett Callegary
3M ago
My father died suddenly of a heart attack at 54 years old. My brother died at the young age of 38 due to a sudden cardiovascular event. My father’s first cousins all died of sudden heart attacks. None of them ever made it to the age of 55. I was told that my paternal grandmother died at the age of 42, in 1947, from what is described as a cardiovascular event. Cardiac disease is very personal to me. It has destroyed my family and I know it has taken the lives of many of your loved ones. Heart disease is a tricky villain. Living in India, my father was very active. He looked like the epitome o ..read more
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The Importance of MR Arthrogram in Making Accurate Diagnosis
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by Daisy Uppal, M.D.
3y ago
Extensive Shoulder Injury Sidelines a Young Baseball Player Having to tell any patient that their images show the need for surgery is never easy, but when the patient is a high school baseball player, delivering this sort of news is all the more difficult. I recently had a 17-year-old male in for extreme shoulder pain. His orthopedic surgeon sent him to Charter Radiology with an order for a shoulder MRI to diagnose the cause of the pain and extent of possible injury from baseball. Most orthopedists send these types of injuries, often seen in young athletes, to Charter for MRI because of the e ..read more
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Who Should Fight on Behalf of Patients in this New Era of Healthcare?
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by Daisy Uppal, M.D.
3y ago
This is a story about the importance of being a patient’s advocate. It’s also a story about patients advocating for their own health when others won’t, or do not. I mentioned this notion in my previous blog, but it’s an important matter for patients and doctors to consider in this era of healthcare accountability. Patients certainly do know their bodies best. And, when something is just not right, even when a physician says there is nothing wrong, a patient must go with their gut until they feel the issue is truly resolved. That’s what one of my patients did recently and it paid off for h ..read more
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Reflections on Being a Radiologist – The Good, the Bad, and the Future of Care
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by Daisy Uppal, M.D.
3y ago
I’m sometimes asked what it is like to be a doctor. Rewarding, sure. Challenging, yes. Heartbreaking, many times. As a radiologist, I do more than just image what is inside of a patient. When I take a patient back to be scanned, they become like part of my family. I can’t help but become attached to their stories, their lives, and the individuals they are. My patients aren’t just a number or scan on my computer screen. They are real people with real problems that I need to solve. And, solve these problems I often can, which brings me to the rewarding part of my job. But, there are some times ..read more
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Rheumatoid and Osteoarthritis
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by Daisy Uppal, M.D.
5y ago
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GIST Tumor
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by Daisy Uppal, M.D.
5y ago
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Dilated Cardiomyopathy
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by Daisy Uppal, M.D.
5y ago
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Bilateral Stenosis Of The Internal Carotid Artery
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by Daisy Uppal, M.D.
5y ago
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Tear Of Superior And Posterior Labrum
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by Daisy Uppal, M.D.
5y ago
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Freiberg’s Infarction
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by Daisy Uppal, M.D.
5y ago
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