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  • David Friscia

    David A. Friscia, MD

    • Harry & Diane Rinker Bldg.
    • 39000 Bob Hope Dr.
    • Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
    • (760) 568-2684
    • 45280 Seeley Dr., 2nd Fl
    • La Quinta CA 92253
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  • “Foot and ankle surgery is especially challenging with the breadth and diversity of patients, conditions, and the need to be creative in your problem solving.”

     

    David A. Friscia, MD joined Desert Orthopedic Center in 1990 to serve as director of the Center’s foot and ankle program. A Southern California native, Dr. Friscia was raised in Long Beach.

     

    He always had an interest in science and a desire to work with people, which is why he pursued medicine. He has been involved in implant design and research. In addition, he is an Assistant Editor of the journal Foot & Ankle International.

     

    Dr. Friscia graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University. Returning to California, he earned his Medical Degree from the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF). Following medical school in 1984, he spent five years as a resident at UCLA. In 1990, he went to the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona and received his subspecialty training as a fellow in foot and ankle surgery.

     

    Dr. Friscia is a member of the American Medical Association, California Medical Association, American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society, North American Foot & Ankle Association and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and serves as an assistant clinical professor at USC where he teaches surgery residents and students.

     

    He was recently President of the Riverside County Medical Association and has several terms as an officer of the Medical Staff of Eisenhower Medical Center. In addition, Dr. Friscia has served as Chairman and is President of Desert Orthopedic Center, and has served as Eisenhower Desert Orthopedic Center Medical Director. He also was Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Eisenhower Medical Center for four years and has served on numerous committees.

     

    • Professional Details
      • Orthopedic Surgery
      • English
    • 24
    • 24
    • YES
    • Professional Education
      • UC San Francisco
      • UCLA Medical Center
      • UCLA Medical Center
      • Mayo Clinic-Scottsdale
    • Board Certification
        • National Com on Certif of Physician Assistants
      • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
    • Publication Date: September 17, 2014
  • Physician Assistant to Dr. David A. Friscia

  • William Hinds

    William H. Hinds, PA

    • Harry & Diane Rinker Bldg.
    • 39000 Bob Hope Dr.
    • Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
    • (760) 568-2684
    • 45280 Seeley Dr., 2nd Fl
    • La Quinta CA 92253
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  • William (Bill) H. Hinds, MMS, PA-C has been an active health practitioner for over 20 years. His early medical experience began when he obtained a certificate in Sports Medicine from San Bernardino Valley College.

    While working as a student trainer he gained experience in the treatment of athletes in all sports. Later he went on and became an assistant to the head trainer of the San Bernardino Spirit Single – a professional baseball team of the Seattle Mariners.

    He later continued his education and earned an Associate of Science degree in Physical Therapy at Loma Linda University. Working in the field of physical therapy for many years gave Hinds valuable experience in Orthopedics, Neurology, Internal Medicine, Cardiology and Wound Care. Treatment included caring for pediatric, adolescent and geriatric patients.

    Throughout this experience he always had a desire to seek a higher level of education. As such, Hinds went to California State University San Bernardino and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology. This was a stepping stone to his ultimate goal which was to become a Physician Assistant. In June 2006, Hinds graduated from Midwestern University in Glendale Arizona with a Master of Medical Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies and a specialty track in Orthopedics. 

    Hinds is a member of the California Academy of Physician Assistants (CAPA) and the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA). As a Certified Physician Assistant the demands and requirements of maintaining his certification keeps him extremely busy. Attending courses and keeping up with the literature not only in orthopedics but also in primary care.

    In his free time Hinds enjoys spending time with his wife and children. They spend most of their free time at the river and beach.
    • Professional Details
      • Orthopedic Surgery
      • English
    • 24
    • 7
    • YES
    • Board Certification
          • National Com on Certif of Physician Assistants
        • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
      • National Com on Certif of Physician Assistants
    • Publication Date: September 17, 2014