Health Care As It Should Be November 2014

Upcoming Events

  • Quit Smoking Now! Series LC
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    Medications for Treatment and Prevention of Osteoporosis AC
    National Osteoporosis Foundation
    M, Dec 1, 11 a.m. to noon
    Marie Simard, PharmD
    Manager of Operations
    Pharmacy Services
    760-423-4855  Read More

    Bariatric Surgery AC
    SA, Dec 6, 10 a.m. to noon, or
    W, Dec 17, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
    Bobby Bhaskar-Rao, MD
    General Surgery
    760-778-5220 Read More

    The Future of Healthcare AC
    Eisenhower Indian Wells Healthy Living Resource Center
    TU, Dec 9, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
    Ann Mostofi, MSN, RN
    Vice President, Patient Care and
    Chief Nursing Officer
    760-423-4855 Read More

    My Journey to Participate in the National Transplant Olympics 2014 AC
    The Mended Hearts, Inc.
    W, Dec 10, 6 to 8 p.m.
    Lew Rader, heart and kidney
    transplant survivor
    Includes annual pot luck dinner;
    call to volunteer your dish.
    760-409-8538 Read More

    Healthy Eating Tips and Waist Trimming Holiday Recipes AC
    Eisenhower Indian Wells Healthy Living Resource Center
    TU, Dec 16, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
    Eisenhower Registered Dietitians
    760-423-4855 Read More

    Update on Lymphona from the 2014 American Society of Hamatology/Annual Meeting LC
    W, Dec 17, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
    Alison Sachs, MSW, OSW-C moderates live interactive teleconference
    760-834-3798 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 Kiewit Building, Suite 103
    LC Eisenhower Lucy Curci Cancer Center
    LL La Quinta Library 

    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 Wound Care Center

    A Dynamic, Comprehensive Approach to Healing

            Imagine having a wound that won’t heal for months, even years. For an estimated three to five million Americans every year, that’s a reality. And it often means a life of chronic pain, limited mobility and untold distress.

            The good news, however, is that if you or someone you know has a wound that isn’t healing, expert care is available.

            The Eisenhower Wound Care Center not only provides the most advanced therapies available for healing, but its team of physicians, nurses and other health care professionals also address the underlying cause of the wound to prevent it from recurring. The Center is the only hospital-based, physician-directed facility of its kind in the valley. click for more

  • The Doctor and The Dame

    If you look up engaged patient in the dictionary, you’re likely to see a picture of 84-year-old Dorothy Nocita — self-proclaimed Dame Dorothy. As someone who takes personal responsibility for her health care needs and works toward being the healthiest she can be, she embodies the meaning of the term.

            “I really feel that my responsibility is to be an advocate for my health,” the Palm Springs resident and retired reference librarian says. “My goal is to be the best I can be for as long as possible. I owe it to my husband and my children.

            “I’m almost missionary-like when it comes to the importance of people involving themselves in wellness, and not putting up with conventional medicine that doesn’t agree with their needs,” she continues. “That’s why I think the 365 program is brilliant.”  click for more

  • Eisenhower Resident Receives International Award

        Michael Bogoyevac, MD, helped diagnose and treat a wide range of patient conditions in his first year as a Family Medicine Resident Associate Physician at Eisenhower’s Center for Family Medicine in La Quinta. One patient case, however, was so rare that Dr. Bogoyevac’s comprehensive approach led to an impressive third place award at the Multidisciplinary European Endovascular Therapy (MEET) Congress in Nice, France this summer. 
        The case involved a 50-year-old male who presented at the Center with an inflammation of the scalp. Through a careful physical examination, Dr. Bogoyevac, with attending physician Vanessa Ho, MD, discovered a pulsating mass on the right back side of the patient’s head. A CT scan confirmed the diagnosis of a true, and very rare, fusiform occipital artery aneurysm. Typically, the treatment of occipital artery aneurysms involves invasive surgical resection, and a four-to-five day stay in the hospital. Dr. Bogoyevac worked directly with Board Certified Interventional Neuroradiologist Brian Herman, MD, on a minimally invasive approach via endovascular transcatheter embolization. click for more
  • FIVE Things You Can Do Right Now As Part of Your Wellness Routine

    1. Enjoy a Dairy-Free Smoothie
    Try delicious almond or coconut milk (unsweetened) in your next fruit smoothie.

    2. Visit a Favorite Friend
    Arrive with fresh flowers and brighten your day with good conversation.

    3. Reorganize Your Dresser Drawers
    Donate unwanted and unused clothing, and organize the items you keep.

    4. Get Your Feet Checked
    Don’t procrastinate about foot problems — schedule a podiatry appointment today.

    5. Forgive
    Breathe deeply, let go, move on and notice a lighter feeling the rest of the day.
  • Eisenhower to Host Event for Modernism Week

    Eisenhower Medical Center is proud to sponsoring an event at its newest Health Center at South Palm Canyon on February 13, 2015. In true Palm Springs style, the Health Center is located in a notable, refurbished building designed by the esteemed mid-century architect Donald Wexler. The interior of the health center is decorated with procured museum-quality art.  You will find this building one of both physical and mental healing.

    Click here to purchase tickets for Modernism Week, February 12 through 22, 2015!