Health Care As It Should Be October 2014

Upcoming Events

  • Spirometry (Lung Capacity) Screening Day — Free, by Appointment Only
    W, Oct 22, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. AC
    Cristina Landa, BS, RCP, RRT, AE-C, Respiratory Care Discharge Coordinator
    760-837-8161; limited number of appointments for adults and children over the age of 7. Read More

    Roadmap to Medicare AC
    TH, Oct 23, 2 to 4 p.m.
    Ricardo Gonzalez, Outreach Coordinator, HICAP of Riverside County
    760-423-4855  Read More

    Acupuncture for Stress Relief — Free, by Appointment Only AC
    SA, Oct 25, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    Deidre Braun, MS, LAc, Certified Acupuncturist and Herbalist
    $20 suggested donation benefits Acupuncturists Without Borders.
    760-423-4855; limited number of appointments. Read More

    Sports Medicine: Common Injuries at All Ages LL
    SA, Oct 25, 11 a.m. to noon
    Alex Spinoso, MD, Family Medicine Associate Physician (Resident)
    760-423-4855  Read More

    Healthy Living at Any Age AC
    TU, Oct 28, 4 to 5 p.m.
    Ronald Levey, MD, Orthopedic Surgery
    760-423-4855  Read More

    Osteoporosis Treatment Options AC
    National Osteoporosis Foundation
    M, Nov 3, 11 a.m. to noon
    Richard Fausel, DO, Director, Eisenhower Osteoporosis Clinic
    Danielle Meglio, COTA-C, MLD/CDT, Occupational Therapy
    760-423-4855  Read More

    Update on Hertburn and GERD AC
    TH, Nov 13, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
    Gary Annunziata, DO, FACS, Internal Medicine/Gastroenterology
    760-423-4855 Read More

    Children’s Allergy Screening — Free, by Appointment Only
    SA, Nov 15, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. AC
    David Waldman, MD, Allergy/Immunology/Pediatrics
    760-423-4855; limited number of appointments for children ages 4 to 20. 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
    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 Memory Care Center Offers Respite for Caregivers

    Formerly known as the Eisenhower Five Star Club, the newly renamed Eisenhower Memory Care Center is an adult day center providing a much needed alternative for many memory impaired adults and their families.

    According to the United States Census Bureau, the number of people age 65 and older will double by 2030 — that’s roughly 70 million. click for more
  • Epidural Injections Give One Man His Life Back

    Tom West had nearly given up on ever getting any relief from the debilitating, chronic back pain that began before he was even 20 years old. “At 48, my spine probably looks like that of a 70-year-old,” explains West.
    West’s back problems stem from spinal stenosis, a narrowing of the open spaces within the spine that can put pressure on the spinal cord and nerves that travel through the spine. Combined with spinal stenosis, osteoarthritis had caused some of West’s vertebrae to fuse together. “My back pain is due in good part to genetics and exacerbated by my active, physical lifestyle.” click for more
  • Oak Glen Ripe for the Picking

    Sometimes it seems like summer never wants to leave the desert. On those dog days of fall, while heat still clings to the Coachella Valley, the mile-high climate of Oak Glen provides the perfect backdrop for autumn family fun.

    An easy, hour-long drive from Palm Springs, Oak Glen is a 15 square-mile hamlet of soft hills, orchards and farms. Because Oak Glen is 10 to 15 degrees cooler than the desert, the air is as crisp and cool as a green apple, often laced with the scent of a cozy fire. This is where trees try on the new fall fashions, displaying brilliant leaves of blazing orange, crimson and gold. click for more

  • Eisenhower’s Five Star Gala - Reserve your ticket now!

    Each year, the Eisenhower Medical Center Auxiliary presents the Eisenhower Five Star Gala -- this year on December 6 at the Renaissance Esmeralda Indian Wells Resort & Spa. Please join our Benefactors and Host Committee members as we celebrate Eisenhower Medical Center’s continuing commitment to the community to obtain and offer emerging, cutting-edge technology. click for more
  • November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month

    Join us for two  special events:

    Honoring our Veterans during Lung Cancer Awareness Month
    Eisenhower Lucy Curci Cancer Center, in partnership with the Lung Cancer Alliance, is pleased to offer free lung cancer risk assessments to American veterans to determine if further lung cancer screening is recommended.

    The free Lung Cancer Risk Assessments will be offered to veterans on Fridays, November 7 and 21; and Tuesday, November 11 from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lucy Curci Cancer Center by appointment only.

    Veterans are at higher risk for lung cancer than civilian populations because of higher smoking rates and exposure to known carcinogens during active duty. While lung cancer may take decades to develop, symptoms do not usually become obvious until the cancer has already grown into late stage when survival is less than 15 percent.

    Reservations are required. Call 760-834-3798 or register online; space is limited; You will receive a call back to secure an appointment on the desired date. Light refreshments will be served.

    Shine A Light On Lung Cancer  --  to be held at Eisenhower Lucy Curci Cancer Center on Thursday, November 13 from 5 to 7 p.m.

    Please join us for a special community event providing hope and inspiration for those impacted by lung cancer and those at risk.
    Lung Cancer experts will discuss the latest advancements in the fight against a disease that kills more Americans than breast, prostate, colon and pancreatic cancers combined.
    Experience the growing community of support — from survivors to the newly diagnosed, from health care professionals to caring individuals — who will gather together for this special event to SHINE A LIGHT ON LUNG CANCER.

    Call 760-834-3798 or register online; reservation required. Includes light refreshments. Held at the Eisenhower Lucy Curci Cancer Center.