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Dr. Theresa Henderson

Internal Medicine
Los Angeles, CA
43 years experience female

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Office

Los Angeles, null

Address

8631 West 3rd Street, Suite 815-E, Los Angeles, null
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Tuesday: 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

326 Answers
43 Agrees
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theresa Henderson
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Possible Sciatica: The nerves which supply feeling to your legs come out of the spine and come together to travel in a big nerve called the Sciatic nerve. I f any or all... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theresa Henderson
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Too young: Chronic hip pain at age 16 should be evaluated by a pediatric orthopedist as the problem could be developmental or secondary to exercising the wrong w... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theresa Henderson
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
See the doctor: As you describe your child's rash it sounds as it might be allergic but could be the beginning of a contagious process in a child of this age. You do ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theresa Henderson
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
See MD immediately: What you describe could be an entity called Bell's Palsy. If a rash were to appear in the same area this could be Shingles. Shingles can occur without... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theresa Henderson
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Discuss with GI MD: Treatment of anyone with an autoimmune disorder starts with stress reduction, proper diet and adequate sleep and rest. Lack of any of these can worsen... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theresa Henderson
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Lymph node: What you describe is most likely a lymph node that is responding to infection or inflammation in the area it drains. In the position you describe the... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Theresa Henderson
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Should not change: Once the skull has finished growing which is no later than 25 years old there should be no change in the skull shape. Behind the ears, the skull does ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theresa Henderson
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Breathing automatics: You should not have to think to breath. If you have episodes of not breathing spontaneously you may have a problem with the control center for breathi... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theresa Henderson
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
PPI and bland diet: Usually you take the antibiotics and the PPI for 2 weeks together and then the PPI for a total of 6 weeks. The diet you should use while you have the ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theresa Henderson
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Crush injury: A crush injury should always be evaluated by a doctor. The tissues are significantly damaged in a crush injury and both blood supply and nerves can be... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theresa Henderson
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Risky: With the diagnosis you have, it would be unwise to crack your neck. Proper physical therapy directed by your orthopedic physician would be the safest ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theresa Henderson
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Asthma: Unknown asthma can be triggered by a cold but you do not have to have asthma to have wheezing, during a cold. Outside of treating your cold you need t... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theresa Henderson
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Different techniques: For quantification, the MRI is a better technique and more precise. Having a small pericardial effusion is seen in perfectly normal people however a m... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theresa Henderson
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Bronchitis: The fact you have the burning /tingling in your chest is suggestive that you have an irritation of your bronchial tubes from either an infection, alle... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theresa Henderson
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Mucous in stool: Yes it is normal to have mucus in the stool after a diarrhea event. It appears your diarrhea came from either an infection or element the intestine w... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Theresa Henderson
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Carbuncle : What you desCribe sounds like an early abscess. Do not squeeze the area but use warm compresses with Dilute Epsom Salt solution 3 times a day and then... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theresa Henderson
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Normal periods vary: It is not unusual for periods to vary from the norm at times. Causes of a period to either come late or early or run shorter or longer are numerous. S... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theresa Henderson
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Ascites: The way you have written your question it seems a needle was put through your skin into your abdominal cavity. The kind of fluid found this way comes... Read More
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Dr. Theresa Henderson
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Raw rice is not good: Raw rice will swell up when it absorbs the fluid that is in your stomach and your intestine. A small amount will not hurt you but more than a small am... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Theresa Henderson
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Broken capillary: probably when you sneezed or coughed hard you broke a small blood vessel in the white of your eye. This is a benign finding and will resolve on it's o... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theresa Henderson
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Need to see to ID: Your doctor has sent you to an eye doctor to evaluate the abnormality you have close to your eye. It may need removal to identify what it is and as th... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theresa Henderson
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Probably an allergy: Persistent or frequent episodes of nasal passage blocking is due to irritation and when frequent the irritant is usually an allergen; airborne or inge... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theresa Henderson
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Depends on the size: The lumps you have are either areas of tissue swelling which clear within days or pockets where blood has bled into a skin pocket called a hematoma. H... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theresa Henderson
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
No: You must keep your glucose controlled even if you have to have a steroid injection. You must report this to your obstetrician right away and if you ne... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theresa Henderson
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Postnasal drip/GERD: The problem you are having has several possibilities depending on how long after eating this occurs, position you are in, and the color/consistency of... Read More
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A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theresa Henderson
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
COPD exacerbation: What you describe sounds like you have triggered a tendency to irritation of your bronchial tubes. The underlying problem may come from past smoking. ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Theresa Henderson
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Perhaps shingles: There is not enough information to be sure of what you have but being sick and having a watery rash spreading and painful could be shingles which is a... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theresa Henderson
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Difficult to manage: The description given puts this person in a very critical situation. What is described appears to have overwhelming infection that is overwhelming the... Read More
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A 75-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theresa Henderson
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
In general, no: A pleural effusion can be what is called an empyema which is actually from an infection and is therefore infected. If the effusion is passive, like he... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theresa Henderson
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Infection: The pain in your left inguinal area suggests inflamed lymph nodes. The frequency of urination suggests a bladder infection but a prostate infection is... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theresa Henderson
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Not high: Being a rare smoker and rare user of alcohol, your chances of having an increased risk for oral cancer are low. Continue on your path of no smoking an... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Theresa Henderson
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Likely Chest Wall: You do not give age or other history in general your symptoms are suggestive of muscle wall spasms, rib injury or mid back problem. There is a possib... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Theresa Henderson
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Consider location: To be considered as you and your daughter had headaches Is if extended family members and/or remote in years family members have had similar headache... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theresa Henderson
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Know yourself: All the doctors here have given you excellent advice however you must first understand yourself to know how to apply this knowledge. You must know you... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theresa Henderson
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Cause: Rewarding the child with something they really want when they follow proper eating habits and exercise that allows the child to engage activities with... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Theresa Henderson
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Black BM sick baby.: If baby is having black stools you should call your pediatrician as baby could have internal bleeding.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theresa Henderson
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Not good indication: The bumps you have around your nipple are little glands and can come up from rubbing of the nipple or increased dryness of the nipple and with hormona... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Theresa Henderson
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
You're OK: Wearing glasses new or old longer than they are meant to be worn won't cause you any permanent damage if it's done occasionally. You might get a heada... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theresa Henderson
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Yes: There is no contraindication to taking Claritin or any other antihistamine together with Tylenol (acetaminophen). There is no adverse interaction betw... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theresa Henderson
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Talk with someone: Anxiety usually has its basis in events that have occurred in your lifetime and this requires you seeing a psychologist you trust to help you find and... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theresa Henderson
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Bloody Mucous.: At your age infection is most likely and TB is one of these. A tumor is less likely. Not anywhere near enough information to tell what is going on but... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theresa Henderson
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Not enough info.: Pain is not a usual presentation with asthma though it can be if accompanying a old or exposure to toxic gases. What you describe sounds more like mus... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theresa Henderson
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Probably the back: This is likely coming from a back sprain . You may have a disc problem though you are young for this problem. Contact sports could allow back injury t... Read More
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A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theresa Henderson
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Not normal: 10is a very high total bilirubin. You should see your doctor as soon as possible to find out the cause of the elevated bilirubin
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theresa Henderson
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Probable lymph node: The area you are describing seems to be your groin. The hard structure you feel is likely a lymph node. If you get an allergic reaction or infection i... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theresa Henderson
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Not for most: when you have what you describe it is usually because you have a sensitivity to something in the vaccine. I would check if the form of the vaccine you... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theresa Henderson
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Be sure eczema: If what you have is eczema and it is the extent you say it is, you will need a prescription strength medication to deal with it. The distribution of t... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theresa Henderson
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Needs more time: It can take 4-6 weeks for all to return to normal.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theresa Henderson
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Blood Supply: Your gums should not tingle or turn gray and certainly not for 9 months. The loss of color is suggestive of either a significant anemia or problem wit... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theresa Henderson
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Possibly: Your weak voice and pain could be secondary to coughing, smoking, infection, something going on in your chest. Seeing a pulmonologist for a second opi... Read More
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Testimonials
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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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But all tests for malignancy came negative PET, vats biopsy, branchoscopy came negative including TB is there anything to worry about doctor. Health wise he is doing good . Are there chances of malig...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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