Health Care As It Should Be February 2015

Upcoming Events

  • Quit Smoking Now! Series LC
    760-834-3798 Read More

    Eating Healthy for Your Heart AC
    Eisenhower Indian Wells Healthy Living Resource Center

    TU, Feb 24, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
    Cari Sudmeier, RN, MS, FNP, Family Nurse Practitioner
    760-423-4855 Read More

    Healthy Bones: Fight Fractures with Fitness KB
    National Osteoporosis Foundation
    M, Mar 2, 11 a.m. to noon
    Mitzi Reul, Physical Therapy
    760-423-4855 Read More

    Hearing Evaluation — Free, by Appointment Only KB
    Eisenhower Indian Wells Healthy Living Resource Center

    TU, Mar 3, 8:30 a.m. to noon
    Wade Zarella, AuD, CCC-A, The Hearing Institute
    760-423-4855; limited appointments available. Read More

    Mindfulness Meditation and Stress Management for Bladder Cancer Patients and Survivors LC
    M, Mar 9, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
    Kathleen Lubanski, RN, NP, Certified Chopra Meditation Specialist
    760-834-3798; register by Mar 5. Light lunch included. Read More

    The Power of Nutrition AC
    Eisenhower Indian Wells Healthy Living Resource Center

    TH, Mar 12, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
    Joseph Scherger, MD, MPH, Vice President, Primary Care and Academic Affairs
    760-423-4855 Read More

    Stroke Awareness and Recovery AC
    The Mended Hearts, Inc.
    TH, Mar 12, 6 to 8 p.m.
    Deborah Bayer, RN, BSN, CCRN, Stroke Coordinator
    760-409-8538 Read More

    Spirometry Screening — Free, by Appointment Only KB
    Eisenhower Indian Wells Healthy Living Resource Center

    TU, Mar 17, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    Cristina Landa, BS, RCP, RRT, AE-C, Respiratory Care
    760-423-4855; limited appointments available. Read More

    Balance Screening — Free, by Appointment Only KB
    Eisenhower Indian Wells Healthy Living Resource Center

    TU, Mar 17 or Mar 24, 1 to 3 p.m.
    Physical Therapy staff
    760-423-4855; limited appointments available. Read More

    Customized Knee Replacements AC
    Eisenhower Indian Wells Healthy Living Resource Center

    TU, Mar 17, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
    Ghassan Boghosian, DO, Orthopedic Surgery
    760-423-4855 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
    KB Eisenhower Indian Wells Healthy Living Resource Center, Kiewit Building, Suite 103
    LC Eisenhower Lucy Curci Cancer Center

    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.



  • February is Heart Health Month

    Having a heathly heart is key to having a healthy life! During February, Eisenhower is host to numerous lectures and events to encourage heart health.

            Here are highlights of this month’s lectures listed in the left column that emphasize heart health: 


    • Quit Smoking Now!
    • Blood Pressure: The Silent Killer
    • Eating Healthy for Your Heart
    • Article about Renker Wellness Center (below) - we all know that exercise is a key to heart health!

            Be sure to see the information about Eisenhower’s special events below!

  • Is Joint Pain Affecting Your Life?

    Hip and knee pain are common complaints, especially as we age. Genetics and your medical history play a role in determining whether or not you’ll suffer from joint pain, but habits and lifestyle are also important.

    Learn more about your joint pain — and the factors that may be increasing your risk — with our new online risk profiler.  Just answer several questions about your health history and lifestyle, and in less than 10 minutes you’ll get a personalized risk assessment that you can review with your doctor. Complete this confidential assessment before February 28 and you’ll also be entered into a drawing for a free FitBit activity tracking device. Click here to take the assessment.
  • Saving a Life and Limb

    Utilizing a breakthrough treatment, Anibal Gauto, MD, Board Certified Surgeon specializing in wound care, saved the limbs and possibly the life of patient Fernando Davila.
            Already living with diabetes and chronic kidney failure, Davila developed small discolored lesions on both lower legs. He was treated with surgical debridement and antibiotics, and was released. The root cause of the infection was not initially recognized and became progressively worse. The infection spread and Davila’s soft tissue lesions significantly increased in size. Suffering from excruciating pain and high fever, he was admitted to Eisenhower Medical Center where he was seen by Dr. Gauto. click for more
  • The Renker Wellness Center

    You would be hard-pressed to find a safer, more encouraging and more empowering place to maintain your fitness than Eisenhower Renker Wellness Center.
            While the Center provides structured programs specifically for people who need cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation, it also offers a unique, medically supervised adult fitness program with a range of classes available five days a week. click for more
  • Catalan

    The absolute fresh quality of everything served at Catalan is reason enough to try this relatively new restaurant. Opened in March 2012, Catalan serves Mediterranean-style dishes with an emphasis on Spanish cuisine, including Executive Chef Drew Davis’ signature Catalan Paella, brimming with fresh seafood, Spanish chorizo, chicken, peas, saffron and Matiz Valencia rice. click for more
  • Upcoming Special Events:

    Open House: Barbara Sinatra Center for Abused Children
    SU, Feb 22, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    Open to the public; no registration required.
    760-773-1636 Read More

    Broadway and Beyond
    Benefit Concert for Eisenhower Memory Care Center
    Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower
    SU, Feb 22, 3 p.m.
    For details, visit
    760-773-1810 Read More

    12th Annual Community Cancer Awareness Day
    Eisenhower Lucy Curci Cancer Center
    TH, Mar 5, 5 to 7 p.m.
    Free; lecture and physician panel: Focus on Colon Cancer: Risk Factors, Prevention and the Latest Treatment Options. Visit for details.
    760-834-3798; register by Mar 3. Light dinner included. Read More