Health Care As It Should Be

    Oriental Medicine Day: FREE Acupuncture for Stress Relief AC
    SA, Oct 22, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    Deidre K. Braun, MS, LAc
    760-423-4855; by appointment only, limited appointments available. Read More

    Acupuncture and Alternative Medicine AC
    TU, Oct 25, 4 to 5 p.m.
    Deidre K. Braun, MS, LAc
    760-423-4855 Read More

    The Latest Information on Breast Cancer Prevention, Detection and Treatment Options LC
    W, Oct 26, noon to 1:15 p.m.
    Iliana N. Popescu, MD, Medical Oncology
    760-834-3798; lunch served, register by October 25. Read More

    Irritable Bowel Syndrome: What You Need to Know MZ
    TH, Oct 27, 1 to 2 p.m.
    Christopher Flannery, MD, Gastroenerology
    760-423-4855 Read More

    The Pros and Cons of Testosterone Therapy TC
    W, Nov 2, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
    Bruce Ferguson, MD, Internal Medicine
    760-423-4855 Read More

    Exercise and Osteoporosis AC
    M, Nov 7, 11 a.m. to noon
    Danielle Meglio, Eisenhower Rehabilitation Services
    760-423-4855; registration required. Read More

    The Future of Cataract Surgery and Lens Options is Now! AC
    M, Nov 7, 5 to 6 p.m.
    Tamela Martin, MD, FACS, Ophthalmology
    760-423-4855 Read More

    Utilizing Nurse Practitioners to Bridge the Gap in Primary Care AC
    TU, Nov 8, 4 to 5 p.m.
    Tiffany Bell-Davlantes, FNP-C, MSN, MSQA, CPEN
    760-423-4855; registration required. Read More

    Live Stress Free – Live Longer and Live Younger TC
    W, Nov 9, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
    Kiran Dintyala, MD, Internal Medicine
    760-423-4855 Read More

    I’ve Been Diagnosed with Diabetes, Now What? MZ
    TH, Nov 10, 1 to 2 p.m.
    Marielena Cid, BSN, RN, Eisenhower Diabetes Program
    760-423-4855 Read More

    Bariatric Surgery Information AC
    SA, Nov 12, 10 a.m. to noon
    Bobby Bhasker-Rao, MD, General Surgery
    760-778-5220; registration required. 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
    • LW La Quinta Wellness Center
    • MZ Mizell Senior Center, Palm Springs
    • PM The Palms at La Quinta, 45190 Seeley Drive
    • TC The LGBT Center, Palm Springs


    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.

  • How Heart-Healthy Are You?

    Heart health is a concern for many, especially as we age. Genetics and your medical history play a role in determining whether or not you will experience heart issues, but habits and lifestyle are also important.

    Learn more about your heart health – 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 will receive a personalized risk assessment that you can review with your doctor. Click here to take the assessment.

  • It’s That Time Of Year...Again!

    Flu season usually begins in October and can last through May. Influenza (the flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. Some populations, such as older people, young children, and people with certain health conditions, are at high risk for serious flu complications.

    One of the biggest fears of health care professionals this year is that people will underestimate the power of the flu and doubt the vaccine’s effectiveness and won’t get vaccinated. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention report that the new vaccine targets strains that are “antigenically and/or genetically” similar to those now circulating worldwide, particularly in the southern hemisphere where the flu has been recently active. It looks to be a better match than the previous year and prevention remains preferable to the possibility of illness.

    Contact your primary care physician about getting a flu shot or visit Eisenhower Urgent Care. read more...
  • Eisenhower Cancer Support Services

    Hearing the words, “You have cancer,” is one of the most difficult and life-changing things a person could ever experience. Knowing what to expect is daunting at best, and the pending list of appointments, physicians, medications and side effects, not to mention navigating one’s personal life, can be overwhelming.

    The staff at Eisenhower Lucy Curci Cancer Center knows and understands how important it is for every cancer patient to receive the best information and support possible, throughout more...

  • Canadians Welcome!

    Health care in the United States can be confusing, especially to international visitors who might experience the need for care while they are here. From urgent care to primary care to elective procedures and imaging, Eisenhower Medical Center has a plan in place to assist our Canadian visitors with navigating Eisenhower’s health system.

    Bundled Pricing
    Eisenhower offers bundled pricing for Canadian patients for several common procedures to simplify the process so patients can focus on finding answers to their health concerns. By bundling pricing, the patient is given one price - and one bill - for their care. The price includes the physician’s services as well as the facility fee, anesthesiology, radiology and lab fees, simplifying the process for the patient. read more...
  • Eisenhower Medical Center Recognizes Lung Cancer Awareness Month

    November is recognized nationally as Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related death for both men and women, according to the American Cancer Society. Although the disease is rare among people under the age of 45, more people die from lung cancer than from colon, breast and prostate cancers combined. These numbers include both smokers and non-smokers — however, the risks are much greater for smokers.

    Early detection is the key to reversing the trend of lung cancer-related death. The low dose computed tomography (LDCT) lung screening test was recently approved by Medicare. This special CT scan aids in detecting lung cancer at the earliest stages when it is most treatable.

    Since 2003, Eisenhower Lucy Curci Cancer Center has participated in the International Early Lung Cancer Action Program (I-ELCAP), a worldwide research study evaluating the effectiveness of lung cancer screening with low-dose CT scans in current and former smokers. To learn if you qualify for CT lung cancer screening at Eisenhower Medical Center, call 760-837-8034.

    Free Lectures
    Eisenhower Lucy Curci Cancer Center offers the following free lectures:

    Shine a Light on Lung Cancer, Tuesday, November 1, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Lung cancer expert and Medical Oncologist Davood Vafai, MD, will discuss the latest advancements and treatment options for lung cancer. A light dinner will be served and seating is limited. Presented at Eisenhower Lucy Curci Cancer Center. To make a reservation, call 760-834-3798.

    Update on Lung Cancer Treatment Options, Wednesday, November 9, 5:30 p.m. at Gilda’s Club. Hematologist/Oncologist Henry Tsai, MD, will share the latest information on lung cancer treatment options. Presented at Gilda’s Club, 73555 Alvarado Drive, Palm Desert. To make a reservation, call 760-770-5678.

    For Caregivers: Practical Tips for Coping with Your Loved One’s Lung Cancer
    Tuesday, November 15, 10:30 a.m. Oncologist Bob Li, MD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and Margaret Bevans, RN, PhD, AOCN®, FAAN, National Institute of Health, will participate in a live, interactive teleconference. Presented at Eisenhower Lucy Curci Cancer Center. To make a reservation, call 760-834-3798.
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