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Dr. Hanford Yau

Endocrinology
Fresno, CA
17 years experience male

Locations

UCSF Fresno/Central California Fresno Medical Group

Fresno, CA

Address

2828 Fresno Street, Suite 203, Fresno, CA, US
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
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Fax

5593200331

Insurances accepted

Blue Cross of California

Blue Shield of California

Medicare

Medi-Cal

About

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Endocrinology

Clinical Lipidology

Diabetology

Internal Medicine

Nuclear Medicine

Languages spoken

Mandarin

Doctor Q&A

128 Answers
38 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hanford Yau
Endocrinology 17 years experience
It varies.: It varies from person to person but usually menstruation and fertility are restored within 2-3 months. This does not mean you can't get pregnant in t... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hanford Yau
Endocrinology 17 years experience
Consider evaluation: Consider seeing a therapist or psychologist. Healthy sexual life and sexuality is important in all stages of life.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hanford Yau
Endocrinology 17 years experience
Consider OCP: Restoration of "regular" menses/periods after being on Depo-Provera varies from woman to woman and takes months. Best way to regular cycle and bleedi... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hanford Yau
Endocrinology 17 years experience
Liquid & IV med: Liquid Fosamax is available as an option. Other options include annual IV injection of zoledronic acid (Reclast). IV therapy may require insurance app... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hanford Yau
Endocrinology 17 years experience
It depends: Losartan is a medication for high blood pressure. If your blood pressure is too low, one can feel lightheaded. Consider keeping a daily blood pressure... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hanford Yau
Endocrinology 17 years experience
Not necessarily: Oral medication for osteoporosis (bisphosphonates) all have similar side effect profile. Of course, if you take a medicine only once a month vs. once ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Hanford Yau
Endocrinology 17 years experience
It depends: TSH levels & range are dependent on what assay & methodology was used. Refer to the assay reference range to help you determine if your result... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hanford Yau
Endocrinology 17 years experience
Treatments vary: Treatments depend on what you are trying to treat? Are you trying to treat postmenopausal symptoms such as hot flashes, etc.? Based on what you w... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hanford Yau
Endocrinology 17 years experience
Response off depo: Response off Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) varies from woman to woman. Resumption of bleeding is a sign that menstruation may start to r... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hanford Yau
Endocrinology 17 years experience
Lots of options: Besides medication, I would also recommend physical therapy, lifestyle modifications and modalities such as TENS unit. Depending on the type of pain ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hanford Yau
Endocrinology 17 years experience
Yes: An ophthalmologist conducting an appropriate eye exam can see cataracts. It's unlikely for someone at your young age to have cataracts. Consider furth... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hanford Yau
Endocrinology 17 years experience
Response off depo: Response off Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) varies from woman to woman. Resumption of bleeding is a sign that menstruation may start to r... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hanford Yau
Endocrinology 17 years experience
Consider followup: Based on the results you reported, you are actually hyperthyroid. If you are on thyroid replacement, you are likely overreplaced. However, it may be l... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hanford Yau
Endocrinology 17 years experience
No specific "best": There are no specific "best" prenatal vitamins. Be sure to take a prenatal vitamin with appropriate folic acid & iodine supplementation especiall... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hanford Yau
Endocrinology 17 years experience
Not likely: Ibuprofen is a FDA category B medication. Its effects on pregnancy is trimester specific. Considering you are 31 weeks, it's unlikely that it will h... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hanford Yau
Endocrinology 17 years experience
Further evaluation: A benign microadenoma should be re-evaluated if it has not been for the past 12 years. Evaluation should include MRI of the pituitary and biochemical... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hanford Yau
Endocrinology 17 years experience
Many medical issues: Long term effects of bulimia depending on the type of bulimia can lead to vitamin deficiencies (which can lead to bleeding & clotting problem), ma... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hanford Yau
Endocrinology 17 years experience
It's okay: It's okay to go to a gun range if you are 11 weeks pregnant. Of course, you may not lay on your abdomen to shoot from a "sniper" position. Be sure oth... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hanford Yau
Endocrinology 17 years experience
Infection of scalp: You likely have an infection of the scalp. Consider seeing your doctor or dermatologist for a thorough scalp and skin exam. Prescription topical sham... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hanford Yau
Endocrinology 17 years experience
Dosing has changed: Recommended dosing for OTC extra strength Tylenol (acetaminophen) (500mg) is 2 tabs every 6 hours. Due to concern about overdose & liver toxicity,... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hanford Yau
Endocrinology 17 years experience
Many causes: Your symptoms could be due to numerous disease process but as an endocrinologist, I would advise you to get checked out by a doctor or other professio... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hanford Yau
Endocrinology 17 years experience
Yes: Unless told and cleared by a cardiologist that no additional followup is needed, all cardiac patients with transplant or surgical intervention should ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hanford Yau
Endocrinology 17 years experience
Depends: For uncomplicated pregnancy, both the american college of ob/gyn and royal college of ob/gyn do state that most airlines will allow travel and okay to... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hanford Yau
Endocrinology 17 years experience
No: No, you will not die directly from vaginal cervical stenosis. The cervical opening which opens from the uterus into the vaginal is smaller/stenosed. ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hanford Yau
Endocrinology 17 years experience
Options for acne: Consider seeing a dermatologist if it gets worse. When being treated for acne, it's important to be patient & during initial stage of treatment, a... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hanford Yau
Endocrinology 17 years experience
100 microgram/hr: Fentanyl is a very potent narcotic medication. The maximum dose is 100 microgram/hr transdermal patch which needs to be changed every 72 hours. You sh... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hanford Yau
Endocrinology 17 years experience
Try county clinic: Taking synthroid (thyroxine) without knowing if your thyroid is actually low or without labs is dangerous. Overreplacement or unnecessary replacement ... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hanford Yau
Endocrinology 17 years experience
It's okay: You can get a tattoo with your daughter. Taking low dose maintenance steroid to avoid flareups and symptoms with RA should not interfere with getting... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hanford Yau
Endocrinology 17 years experience
Consider evaluation: Consider seeing a doctor and have an examination. Besides a skin tag, you may have an external hemorrhoid or a pilonidal cyst which may be either inf... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hanford Yau
Endocrinology 17 years experience
Likely expired: It's likely these pills have expired if the bottle does not have an expiration date on it. They should be disposed of properly. If in doubt, best to b... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hanford Yau
Endocrinology 17 years experience
BMI estimation: Your estimated BMI is 26.8 which is overweight (>/=25). However, BMI has limitations as it may overestimate body fat in athletes & others who h... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hanford Yau
Endocrinology 17 years experience
Multiple reasons: Regular menstruation is necessary for fertility. So if you want to start family, periods are needed. Chemical periods in PCOS are medically necessary ... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hanford Yau
Endocrinology 17 years experience
Further followup: An abnormal stress test should be followed up by a cardiologist with further evaluation and investigation with possible further testing if warranted.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hanford Yau
Endocrinology 17 years experience
Periods vary: It's common for young women to have variability in their periods especially if they just first started having periods. Continue to monitor and if it ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hanford Yau
Endocrinology 17 years experience
Make another appt.: Consider making another appointment with your PCP and also speak with the practice manager or charge nurse that you would like to see only your usual ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hanford Yau
Endocrinology 17 years experience
Be patient: Be patient. Trying to conceive takes time and timing. Unlikely to successful after just 1 attempt. Try not to place undue pressure or stress on you... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hanford Yau
Endocrinology 17 years experience
Yes & No: Flagyl is commonly use for treatment of yeast infection. Anucort is a steroid and steroid in general can cause/make yeast infection worse.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hanford Yau
Endocrinology 17 years experience
Quite accurate: By 12 weeks, the fetus is fully formed. All its organs, muscles, limbs and bones are in place, and the sex organs are well developed. So 16 week gende... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hanford Yau
Endocrinology 17 years experience
Multiple approaches: Depending on the severity and degree of disease and percent of blockage, a carotid endarectomy may be warranted. However, even with surgery, medical ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hanford Yau
Endocrinology 17 years experience
Continue your study: Patients with chronic illness often becomes depressed. I encourage patients to try to live their life and try not to let their chronic illness interr... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hanford Yau
Endocrinology 17 years experience
See doctor now: Untreated urinary and/or kidney infection can progress to sepsis and acute kidney failure amongst other complications. Sepsis can be fatal. Recommen... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hanford Yau
Endocrinology 17 years experience
It varies: Depend on the surgical treatment of your hyperaldo. If only 1 gland is removed, the other adrenal gland should be able to compensate hormonally. The m... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hanford Yau
Endocrinology 17 years experience
Reevaluation: Swelling can occur especially after a physically taxing day. If it does not improve, recommend notifying your orthopedic surgeon for followup visit. ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hanford Yau
Endocrinology 17 years experience
Within normal range: There is a wide range of "normal" HCG level during pregnancy. Typically expect the following ranges: 5 weeks LMP: 18 – 7,340 mIU/ml 6 weeks LMP: 1,080... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hanford Yau
Endocrinology 17 years experience
Drug Interactions: There is no drug-drug interaction between adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) & levothyroxine. However, in general, recommend tak... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hanford Yau
Endocrinology 17 years experience
Not likely heart: Heart disease in a healthy teenager is of low likelihood unless there is strong family history and/or risk factors such as tobacco abuse, cocaine abus... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hanford Yau
Endocrinology 17 years experience
Consider testing: Having unprotected sex without contraception definitely puts you at high risk of becoming pregnant. Consider pregnancy testing.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hanford Yau
Endocrinology 17 years experience
More details please: More detail is needed. If you are a woman, urinary tract infection is a common cause. For men, an enlarged prostate or infection may be the cause. ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hanford Yau
Endocrinology 17 years experience
PT evaluation: Would recommend formal physical therapy evaluation. For acute pain, NSAIDs combined with tylenol (acetaminophen) may be helpful. Some patients have ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hanford Yau
Endocrinology 17 years experience
See dermatologist: Molluscum contagiosum is caused by a virus. The best way to avoid spread is good hand hygiene (washing hands) and avoid touching infected area. Topi... Read More

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Jul 29, 2014
Thanks for answering my enquiry so quickly. I have made an appointment for the hep b vaccine and the pneumonia vaccine.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Yau is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Yau is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! It's nice to know that I can find out more about my illness to make it more tolerable. And so quickly. It is so reassuring.
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Thanks I will try to advice him with his drink but when I do he won't listen to me think he needs professional help thanks
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! thanks, lately i have been taking evening primrose oil, will consider.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

New York Medical College, NY
Graduated 2005MD

Residency

Naval Medical Center San Diego

Awards

Travel Grant Award from the Endocrine Society
Fellow, AACE
HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
American Thyroid Association
Endocrine Society
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