Dr. Iker is a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Specialist focusing on diagnosis, management and treatment of lymphatic disorders. In 1992 Dr. Iker established the Lymphedema Center in Santa Monica. She is certified by Professor A. Leduc, Ph.D., a world renowned leader in the research and treatment of Lymphedema. She is a member of many Lymphological Societies including ISL, GEL, both Slovak and Czech Lymphological Societies where she was awarded the Honorary Membership of the Lymphological Association of J.E. Purkyne, in 1999. Thirteen years ago she was the key speaker at the first Japanese Lymphological Society in Tokyo, after which many Lymphedema Centers blossom. She teaches annually in her homeland of Slovakia. Dr. Iker is past President of American Society of Lymphology. She is also board certified by the American Boards of Holistic Medicine. Dr. Iker teaches and lectures nationally and internationally and understands Lymphedema on a personal level.
The Lymphedema Center in Santa Monica is pleased to welcome you to our practice in the best Lymphedema Treatment. We want all our patients to be informed in decision making and fully understand any health issues of your lymph condition. Lymphedema Center is made up of a team of professionals dedicated to providing the best quality healthcare in a responsive and caring environment. We are treating all types of Lymphatic disorders.
Dr. Iker is tops in my book. Exceptionally knowedgeable (she is one of the few true experts in California and been taching, educating, and dealing w. lymphedema on an international scale for years - check out the bio on her website). Numerous doctors who claimed to be "experts" had diagnosed me with lymphedema simply because my lower legs swelled -- a frustrating diagnosis that I seriously doubted, because even a lay read on article on the web showed that I did not meet the criteria. Dr. Iker saw me, took one look at me, examined my record and my body, and immediately negated a finding of lymphedema - instead, she told me I have early stage "lipedema" (lipoedema, as it's known in Europe). Why is this important - getting a diagnosis from an expert? Ye gads -- if you don't have it, don't live with it! Living with lymphedema means a lifetime of special precautions and worries that aren't present with lipidema. (Mind you, Lipidema has its own problems and if unmanaged, can lead to lipo-lymphedema (e.g., BOTH diseases), but early stage can be managed, and Dr. Iker - bless her heart - gave me the right diagnosis at an early stage. I've since seen a lipedema expert who confirmed the diagnosis. I am so very grateful to Dr. Iker for setting me on the right track to manage lipidema before it worsens & trust her w. questions I have re the functioning of my lymph vessels). She's very down to earth - an honest straighforward doctor w a no-nonsense attitude (e.g., there's a lot of education and self-management required for lymphedema, and she expects you to do it). If you're looking for a babysitter, shes probably not the one. If you're looking for answers and support re lymphedema, give her your trust and don't settle for anyone else.
Dr. Iker turned my life around. I have had Lymphedema for more than 22 years and only she has made an improvement in my right arm. Yes, It is up to me to take care of myself and not blame Dr Iker when I see little improvement, but that always changes because it does improve. You have to do the work as a patient and follow what she says. Very Knowledgeable is she! I drive across Los Angeles to see her that should tell you something. Also, remember Nancy Brinker who founded the Susan Komen Foundation for furthering research into Breast Cancer? She wrote a book in the 90s and told her own story of having breast cancer after her sister Susan had passed away of the illness causing Nancy to be proactive and help other sufferers. She commented that Lymphedema swelling was more disfigurative that breast cancer surgery. And I have to agree with her. LA is fortunate to have an expert like Dr. Iker
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