A Doctor’s Career in Lymphology with Emily Iker

Dr. Emily Iker shares her own experience of searching for a correct diagnosis, finding that she has lymphedema, and how this changed the course of her medical career. She studied the lymphatic system and now treats lymphedema and lipedema patients. Dr. Iker explains her individualized treatment plans for patients, including manual lymph drainage, self-massage, and compression, and she addresses the need for more research both on the lymphatic system and on the causes of lipedema. Dr. Emily Iker is a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Specialist, and is the Director of the Lymphedema Center in Santa Monica, CA.

Difficulty creates the opportunity for self-reflection and compassion.
Suzan-Lori Parks