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  • Leading the Charge In Medical Education

    Expected to help meet the growing shortage of primary care physicians in the Coachella Valley, Eisenhower Medical Center’s new residency programs in Family Medicine and in Internal Medicine have received national accreditation. Eisenhower is the... click for more
  • New Strides in Health Care Excellence

    The beginning of every “season” in the Valley brings with it a welcome relief from the heat and the anticipation of visitors who will enjoy the desert’s beauty. At Eisenhower, the summer brought exciting achievements that will keep us at the... click for more
  • New Strides in Health Care Excellence

    The beginning of every “season” in the Valley brings with it a welcome relief from the heat and the anticipation of visitors who will enjoy the desert’s beauty. At Eisenhower, the summer brought exciting achievements that will keep us at the... click for more
  • Healing Therapy

    Patients requiring intensive therapy after stroke or other debilitating medical conditions now have a new rehabilitation center close to home. Eisenhower Medical Center has expanded its services by opening the Coachella Valley’s newest and largest... click for more
  • Humana Challenge

    Formerly known as the Bob Hope Classic, Humana Challenge will feature a new format, a new trophy and most importantly, an innovative focus on health and well-being. In April, the PGA tour and host organization Desert Classic Charities, unveiled an... click for more
  • A New Standard of Care

    Eisenhower Medical Center’s new onsite, 10,000-square-foot gastrointestinal (GI) laboratory focuses on safety, quality, high standards of care, privacy and convenience, all in a quiet, private atmosphere on the lower level of Dolores Hope Outpatient... click for more
  • 10 Days in Nicaragua

    “Are we really making a difference?” Eisenhower Medical Center Cardiologists Melvin Gonzalez, MD, and Khôi Lê, MD and Internist Carlos Lopez, MD pondered this question during their recent International Medical Alliance (IMA) mission trip to Esteli,... click for more
  • Sowing Seeds Of Good Health

    Passionate about teaching and motivating children to practice healthy lifestyles, Eisenhower Medical Center family physician Chris Flores, MD has volunteered at a number of Coachella Valley health fairs and educational events. He was also... click for more
  • Sports Medicine

    Historically, Sports Medicine has been synonymous with sideline orthopedic surgeons rushing to the aid of a football player, tennis star or golf great. But in recent years, Sports Medicine has become a growing multi-disciplinary field attracting... click for more
  • TEA

    Tea is the most widely consumed beverage in the world. With more than 3,000 variations, it can be daunting for novice drinkers to know where to start. However, with the current research about tea and its many health benefits for those who sip it... click for more
  • Artful Treasure

    The Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena is a magical way to spend a weekday or weekend afternoon. The museum’s manageable size gives you the opportunity to view such masterpieces as Vincent van Gogh’s Mulberry Tree, or Still Life with Lemons, Oranges... click for more
  • Women's Critical Health Issues

    Ten years ago, Healthy Living magazine’s first Physicians Roundtable discussed hormone replacement therapy in post menopausal women. Healthy Living recently assembled a group of Eisenhower physicians to discuss today’s views regarding hormone... click for more
  • One Robot + One Physician = Two Women

    “I didn’t want to be cut from stem to stern,” says Heidi Simmons, 48, referring to what motivated her to seek out an alternative to traditional open surgery to remove a large fibroid tumor in her uterus last year. “The first gynecologist I saw told... click for more
  • Diagnosing and Treating Heart Disease in Women

    The statistics are staggering. Each year, approximately 435,000 women in the United States have heart attacks. Eight million women are currently living with heart disease and one out of every three women will die of heart disease. Through clinical... click for more
  • Luscious Lorraine

    For as long as she could remember, Lorraine Ornelas wanted to be a pastry chef. Growing up in the Bay Area, a mecca for some of the finest restaurants in the world, Ornelas loved all things pastry. Following her dream, she graduated from culinary... click for more
  • The Eisenhower Wellness Institute

    Just over a year ago, Annamaria Douglas began to notice feelings of lightheadedness. “I’d bend over to blow-dry my hair and feel spacey,” she recalls. At the time, Annamaria, 57, was working as the manager of the primary care practice of Hessam... click for more
  • Working Wonders with Physical Therapy

    Osteoporosis and urinary incontinence are two conditions that affect both men and women but are largely associated with the female population. Recent figures estimate more than 52 million Americans either have osteoporosis or low bone mass, of which... click for more
  • Eisenhower’s Center for Family Medicine

    One of the most important objectives in health care today is the training and recruitment of primary care physicians — family medicine and internal medicine — to meet the nationwide demand for optimal personal and family care. As one of the leading... click for more
  • Resilience and Determination

    It was a Sunday night and 61 year old Pattie Hill was fast asleep. “My fist was balled up and I was shaking,” she says. “My husband pushed me and asked if I was awake. I could hear him but answered in a garbled tone.” Frightened, Pattie’s husband... click for more
  • Robotic Surgery Plus New Multispecialty Approach

    Physicians and staff of the Arnold Palmer Prostate Center at Eisenhower Lucy Curci Cancer Center are bringing the latest and most efficient care to patients of the Coachella Valley. For the past three years, the Center has been using minimally... click for more
  • Boning Up on Metastatic Disease

    Breast cancer is the most common site of origin for metastatic disease, or the spread of the disease to the skeleton — most commonly to the spine, pelvis or long bones. Moreover, bone is the most common site of recurrence for breast cancer. With the... click for more