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Dr. Theresa Henderson

Internal Medicine
Los Angeles, CA
41 years experience female

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Office

Los Angeles, null

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8631 West 3rd Street, Suite 815-E, Los Angeles, null
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Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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THERESA HENDERSON

Los Angeles, CA

About

Bio

I am a Californian. I obtained my MD at Trinity College Dublin Ireland where I lived because of my husband having to be there for a period of time . While there I did research in Neurophysiology and was head of the department of histology in the medical school at Trinity College Dublin Ireland. We returned to the States and I went to the UCLA San Fernando internship and residency in Internal medicine.in California. I then did my fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine at Harbor UCLA Medical Center in Torrance California. I also trained here in Exercise Physiology. While here I also received a senior research grant from the American Heart Association. After completing my Fellowship in 1988 I went into private practice in Los Angeles where I was chairman of the Ethics Committee at one hospital and a Medical Quaility Assurance reviewer at another. At the same time, I continued to be a clinical attending in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary, and Critical Care at Harbor UCLA Medical Center where I received the award of excellence as the clinical attending physician of the year. I also was and remain a clinical attending in pulmonary medicine at Cedars Siani Medical Center in Los Angeles California. I am at the present time a Clinical Assistant Professor at the UCLA School of Medicine.

Specialties
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Internal Medicine

Pulmonary Critical Care

Licenses

United States: California

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

430 Answers
52 Agrees
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theresa Henderson
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Possible infection: Your thyroid appears to be functioning appropriately from the values you have given. It sounds like you may have a hidden infection or an autoimmune p... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theresa Henderson
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Requires Follow-up: You should follow-up with your md who gave you this information. You will require further testing. What you discribe is too general to pinpoint the et... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theresa Henderson
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Unlikely: Ejaculation would be necessary for pregnancy to occur. If you rubbed genitals naked, unless ejaculate was present and entered the vaginal canal pregna... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theresa Henderson
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Multiple Causes: The cause of the symptoms you describe should always direct you to see your physician to be examined but can range from relatively benign to physicall... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theresa Henderson
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Cause and Duration: Pleurisy is an inflammation of the lining of the chest cavity and the covering of the lungs. Inflammation of this tissue is called pleurisy and the ti... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theresa Henderson
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Too much Tylenol (acetaminophen): The total tylenol (acetaminophen) in a day should not exceed 3000 mg. This medication should not be given more frequently than every 4 hours. Too much... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theresa Henderson
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Motivation + Purpose: It is not unusual for a young person such as yourself not to have figured out what one wishes to pursue in life. Lack of goal and passion for somethin... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theresa Henderson
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Unclear: In your age bracket, water retention and autoimmune disorder are possible candidates for your swelling. e Water retention can be related to medication... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theresa Henderson
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Slept on your arm: What you describe is what would happen if the weight of your body ended up being on your arm for a prolonged period while you slept. It is not uncommo... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theresa Henderson
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Understanding asthma: Be sure you know you have asthma and what your specific symptoms are. Asthma is not always audible wheezing or tightness in the chest. A plain cough c... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theresa Henderson
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Allergy and Symptoms: Allergies can cause headaches from sinus/nasal involvement and triggering migranes. They can cause dizziness from the effect on the inner ear. Allergi... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theresa Henderson
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Do you really know?: The mds so far have given you very good advice but this is on the assumption you really do know how to eat. Hunger occurs when blood sugar drops to a... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theresa Henderson
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Hospital Care Levels: All units in a hospital are patient care units however the equipment and nursing staff present differ according to the nature of the patient's illness... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theresa Henderson
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Ankle needs care: You have probably done more than just strain your back muscles with the back condition in view of the neck condition you describe. The limping makes t... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theresa Henderson
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Universal treatment: Treating The symptoms will help you which ever one it is. You need to take oral decongestant like Sudafed or phenylephrine which is found in many medi... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theresa Henderson
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Extra beats: it is not uncommon for a young person to have extra beats. These are beats that come from upper or lower chamber of the heart and do not go through t... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Theresa Henderson
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Still infected: He should not still have a high fever two weeks out from his surgical procedure. He needs to be evaluated by his doctor to look for possible other cau... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theresa Henderson
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Call your obstetrician: Any persistent cramping you are having with placenta previa should be reported immediately to your obstetrician. The cramping could or could not be no... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theresa Henderson
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Does not cause: It is stated that people who are iron deficient tend to chew on ice. Chewing on ice does not cause iron deficiency.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theresa Henderson
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Possible ganglion: What you describe is the likely a ganglion. This is a cyst which is a fluid filled pocket and in this case around a tendon that comes from overuse usu... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theresa Henderson
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Possible gallbladder: What you describe may be a problem with your gallbladder. It may be infected or a stone may be blocking the path from it. Less likely, it could be an ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Theresa Henderson
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Influenza: What described sounds like may have the flu. You should see your doctor as if the flu, you should get a prescription for Tamiflu within the first 2day... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theresa Henderson
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Ovary blood flow: Intra ovarian blood flow means the flow of blood inside the ovary itself as opposed to the flow of blood around the outside of the ovary.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theresa Henderson
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Diaphragm irritation: You do not give the age of your brother. In general, the hiccups are because the diaphragm (the organ that divides your chest from your tummy) is bein... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Theresa Henderson
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Healing: Redness and itching as well as soreness can be seen around skin stitches at this time. Localized redness with itching and soreness can represent the s... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theresa Henderson
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Not too bad: You need to know why the diaphragm does not work. Your right lung does not stop working just because the diaphragm does. A person can live a normal l... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theresa Henderson
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Can hurt kidneys: Too much Aleve (naproxen) on a daily basis can damage your kidneys and thin your blood so you bleed more than usual from any trauma or any other cause... Read More
A 86-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theresa Henderson
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Possible lung: The symptoms you give are suggestive of something going on in your lung or your right upper abdomen. What ever is happening should be checked out by a... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theresa Henderson
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Flu: Sounds like a viral syndrome possibly the flu. Tylenol (acetaminophen) flu or the like probably better than Panadol. Drink plenty of liquids and gargl... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theresa Henderson
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Be seen: You don't have to go to ER if you have an urgent care available today. You should go see MD now as you need a steroid and an inhaler. You need to foll... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theresa Henderson
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Lung hypertension: At your age you should not have any pulmonary hypertension and the pressures you reported should be looked into. See a pulmonologist that works wit... Read More
A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theresa Henderson
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Could be serious: Considering your age and not knowing what kind of medical problems you have this could be something like a heart problem or a to high blood pressure c... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theresa Henderson
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Mucinex (guaifenesin) time scale: Mucinex (guaifenesin) DM is an every 12 hour medication with a dosing of 1-2 tablets every 12 hours. If your husband took only one tablet each time r... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theresa Henderson
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Hard to tie together: the symptoms you give are difficult to put together as stemming from one entity . Considering your age, the most likely cause of all three of your sym... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theresa Henderson
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Where are you: To direct you I need to know the city and state you are in to see if I or someone else can help you. What is the problem you wish to be seen for?
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theresa Henderson
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Minimal difference: The medication you have been given is the generic form of the brand. This means the part of the pill that carries the active medication may be differe... Read More
A 68-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theresa Henderson
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Heart or pressure: You may not be as fit as you think you are. Some blocking of the arteries that supply oxygen to your heart or rising blood pressure during exercise co... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Theresa Henderson
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Need more info: What you describe could be anything from muscle strain to hernia to menstrual cycle related to irritable bowel and other bowel problems It would help... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theresa Henderson
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
May need nothing: Unless causing symptoms or a cardiologist finds some.underlying abnormality what you describe does not need treatment. Caffeine, lack of sleep, str... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theresa Henderson
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
OTHER POSSIBLES: Sometimes a medication like topical Eri-C or by mouth tetracycline can help. They are considered obsolete medications and sometimes these old stand-b... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theresa Henderson
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Infection vrs organ: The symptoms described could be due to a infectious agent like C. Difficile, represent an organ problem like pancreatitis, the flair of an underlying ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theresa Henderson
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Need more info: what is your age and do you do a lot of cardio activities? Has your MD taken your heart rate and blood pressure sitting/standing/laying all at the sam... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theresa Henderson
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Stool worms: Most likely tape or round worm. You need to see a doctor right away and bring with you a fresh stool sample to send to a lab for diagnosis of worm typ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theresa Henderson
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
See MD See MD: You do not give your age and lump is not defined. Your blood pressure and heart rate are dangerously high even if pain is the cause. Migraines that ca... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theresa Henderson
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Vitamins Ok: This is okay to do but it would be better to take a multi vitamin on a daily basis and Emergen-C when traveling and during cold/flu season as this vit... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theresa Henderson
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Allergic: Black mold is a known allergen. The symptoms you describe sound like asthma. This is a condition that must be treated. There are other common elements... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theresa Henderson
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Carbon monoxide: No. The small amount of carbon monoxide that would be in the fish would not hurt you.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theresa Henderson
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Fall on knee: You did not put a description of exactly what happened to the knee. Being just a week out you might still have the residual symptoms you are describin... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theresa Henderson
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Mixture: The top number is good and the bottom number not so good. You are too young for that lower number reading. That lower being high and top okay can be s... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theresa Henderson
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Abdominal pain: Several possibilities - gallbladder inflammation and/or stones, inflammation of the stomach or first part of the small intestine, gas production, acid... Read More

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Oct 24, 2018
She has an excellent knowledge about pulmonary and sicknesses as my CF she has alot of experience So I would thank you very much again for your help and that I really appreciate alot. you have taken s...Read More
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Mar 30, 2016
Thank you greatly Dr. Henderson for your very meticulous and dedicated answers and advice concerning the X-ray reports that I sent you. I do not believe that I could have asked for a better. #nationa...Read More
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Jul 2, 2018
this doctor was very rude and did not address my concern. she ignored me and im reporting her.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Dear Doc Thank you very very much for your response, at least now I know in what category I am more or less in concerning diet and weight. An extra thanks to All the H...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Much appreciate your taking the time to reply. I feel a bit relieved. and have already arranged a follow up appointment with my personal physician. Thank you! :-)

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Trinity College Dublin School of Medicine
Graduated 1980MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Dublin Trinity College School of Physic, Ireland
Graduated 1980MD

Residency

Sepulveda VA Medical Center

Awards

Clinical Attending of the year in Internal Medicine
Top Pulmonary Critical Care Intensivist, Second Place, National - Spring
2015
Top Pulmonary Critical Care Intensivist, First Place, National - Winter
2015

Affiliations

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
American College of Phlebology ACP American Association of Cosmetic Surgery AACS American Medical Association AMA
American Medical Association (AMA)
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