Health Care As It Should Be August 2014

Upcoming Events

  • For information call the number listed, or visit Most events require early pre-registration, unless otherwise stated.

    Quit Smoking Now! Series LC
    Six-week series. 760-834-3798 Read More

    Fact or Fiction? Popular Diet Myths AC
    Great Living Starts Here
    TU, Aug 19, 11 a.m. to noon
    Barbra Sassower, MPH, RD, CDE, Registered Dietitian
    760-610-7205; register by Aug 18 Read More

    Decoding the Lumpy, Bumpy Breast Throughout a Woman’s Life AC
    TH, Aug 21, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
    Andrea Randall Shih, MD, Gynecology and Obstetrics
    760-610-7205 Read More

    PSA Screening and Female Urinary Incontinence AC
    TU, Aug 26. 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
    Youssef Tanagho, MD, Urology
    760-610-7205 Read More

    Cognitive Decline in the Golden Years: Strategies to Stay Sharp AC
    TU, Sep 9, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
    Mark Minot, MD, Family Medicine
    760-610-7205 Read More

    Prostate Cancer Information and Support Group MZ
    W, Sep 10, 2 to 3 p.m.
    Alison Sachs, MSW, CSW, OSW-C, Community Outreach and Cancer Support Director, Eisenhower Lucy Curci Cancer Center
    760-834-7956  Read More

    Three Alternatives to Rid Stubborn Fat AC
    TU, Sep 23, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
    Timothy Jochen, MD, Dermatology
    760-834-7956 Read More

    Roadmap to Medicare AC
    TH, Sep 25, 2 to 4 p.m.
    Ricardo Gonzalez, Outreach Coordinator, HICAP of Riverside County
    760-610-7205 Read More


    Most classes and lectures are free and early registration is recommended. For a full listing of lectures, events, programs and support groups, visit Online registration is available for most events.

    AC Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower
    LC Eisenhower Lucy Curci Cancer Center
    MZ Mizell Senior Center, Palm Springs

    Would you like to have someone from Eisenhower Medical Center speak to your organization on a health-related topic? Please contact Vanessa Shanks at 760-834-7956 for more information.




  • Eisenhower Residency Program Aims To Keep New Doctors

    Kenneth Yu has picked up his white coat and spent the past couple of weeks making rounds in Eisenhower Medical Center’s Intensive Care Unit, visiting patients at their bedside, performing exams, reviewing lab results, and working with a team of doctors to tailor treatment plans for patients.

    It’s a new level of responsibility and independence, the new preliminary medicine resident said.

    And, it’s also a new experience for the doctors and second-year trainees as the three-year program grows and adjusts. Eisenhower’s second class of 22 medical residents began their training at the hospital in late June, growing the program to 38 total residents. click for more

  • The Complexities of the Rotator Cuff

    Every year thousands of Americans are stricken with shoulder pain due to an injury involving the rotator cuff. Whether you are an athlete, weekend warrior or even if you enjoy a more sedentary lifestyle, you might be one of those afflicted with rotator cuff pain.

    The shoulder complex is considered a ball-and-socket joint that allows the shoulder to move in all directions. (Compare this to a knee, for example, which is only a hinge joint.) The rotator cuff (often incorrectly referred to as a “rotor cup” or “rotary cuff”) is comprised of four muscles and the tendons needed to stabilize the shoulder during these movements. click for more

  • Passionate about Breakthroughs in Treating Diabetes

    With a true fascination for the intricacies of the human body and the heart of a scientist, Elke Jost-Vu, MD, is perfectly suited to treat the patients she sees most often. Section Chief of Endocrinology and Medical Director of the Eisenhower Medical Center Diabetes Program, Dr. Jost-Vu is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Endocrinology and Diabetes. “Sixty percent of my patients have diabetes and the majority of them require insulin injections,” says Dr. Jost-Vu. “I am passionate about helping these patients. It can be challenging trying to understand the way insulin interacts with other body chemicals; however, when I am able to improve a patient’s diabetes, it is truly gratifying.”

    Dr. Jost-Vu seemed destined to become a physician. When attending high school in a small town near Heidelberg, Germany, she gravitated toward anything medical or scientific. After high school she attended the prestigious University of Heidelberg Medical School with her focus on being a scientific physician.

    Dr. Jost-Vu came to the United States in 1983 for a three-year research fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center. “I was shadowing a fellow to treat patients with lipid disorders,” explains Dr. Jost-Vu. “I really enjoyed it and decided to go into clinical medicine.” Following a residency in Bakersfield and a two-year endocrinology fellowship at the University of Southern California, Dr. Jost-Vu opened her private practice in 1991 at Eisenhower Medical Center. click for more

  • September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

    The Eisenhower Lucy Curci Cancer Center is hosting a Prostate Awareness Lecture Series thoughtout the month. Listed below are several of the offerings.  Go to for a full listing of lectures and events.

    Weighing the Options for Prostate Cancer Treatment: An Overview
    M, Sep 8, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
    Varun Gupta, MD, Medical Oncology, Eisenhower Desert Cancer Care
    Dinner served. RSVP to 760-834-3798 Read More

    Prostate Cancer Information and Support Group
    W, Sep 10, 2 to 3 p.m.
    Alison Sachs, Community Outreach and Cancer Support Director Eisenhower Lucy Curci Cancer Center
    Special Palm Springs meeting of the support group to be held at Mizell Senior Center.
    760-834-7956  Read More

    Management of Early-Stage Prostate Cancer
    W, Sep 10, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
    William Page, MD, and Youssef Tanagho, MD, Eisenhower Urology Specialty Clinic
    Dinner served. RSVP to 760-834-3798 Read More

    Maximizing Bone Health for Patients with Prostate Cancer
    TH, Sep 11, 4 to 5 p.m.
    Richard Fausel, DO, Director, Eisenhower Osteoporosis Specialty Clinic
    760-834-3798 Read More

    Treatment Update for Advanced-Stage Prostate Cancer
    M, Sep 15, noon to 1:30 p.m.
    Murthy Andavolu, MD, Medical Oncology/Hematology
    Lunch served. 760-834-3798  Read More

    Surgical Treatment Options for Prostate Cancer
    TH, Sep 18, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
    Peter Ilbeigi, DO, Urology
    Dinner served. 760-834-3798 Read More