Health Care As It Should Be February 2013

Upcoming Events

  • Eisenhower DOC Spine Center: Spinal Care in the 21st Century AC
    Eisenhower Desert Orthopedic Series
    TU, Feb 19, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
    David Tahernia, MD and Reginald Fayssoux, MD, Orthopedic Surgery; Hazmer Cassim, DO and P. Jeff Smith, DO, Physical Medicine/Rehabilitation/Pain Management
    760-568-1234; register by Feb 18. Read More

    Heart Health: Avoiding Problems and Medications PL
    Palm Springs Public Library Series
    TU, Feb 19, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
    Yuri Krochmaluk, RN, BSN-BC, Glickman Cardiac Care Center
    760-969-7770, extension 7560 Read More

    Cancer and Your Legal Rights LC
    W, Feb 20, 4 to 5 p.m.
    Anya Prince, Attorney-at-Law
    760-834-3798 Read More

    What You Always Wanted to Ask Your GI Doctor AC
    TH, Feb 21, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
    Noel Curry, MD, Gastroenterology
    760-568-1234 Read More

    Open House – Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center at Eisenhower
    SU, Feb 24, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    760-773-1636 Read More

    Early Stage Breast Cancer Treatment LC
    Lunch and Learn with the Expert
    W, Feb 27, noon to 1:30 p.m.
    Iliana Popescu, MD, Medical Oncology
    760-834-3798; register by Feb 25. Read More

    Steinway Society: Doctors of the Desert In Concert AC
    SU, Mar 3, 3 to 5 p.m
    Among numerous accomplished physician entertainers are Eisenhower's very own Lisa Lindley, MD, Anthony Bassanelli, MD, Scott Aaronson, MD and Judith Zacher, MD.
    Cost of tickets are $50 for adults and $10 for students. For details and reservations, or call 760-341-4130. Read More

    Maximize Your Stride: Treatment for Foot and Ankle Pain LQ
    Argyros Health and Wellness Series
    TH, Mar 14, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
    David Friscia, MD, Orthopedic Surgery, and Michael Seiberg, DPM, Podiatric Surgery
    760-610-7205; register by Mar 12. Read More



  • Eisenhower Promotes Heart Healthy Living

    February is American Heart Month. This month’s issue focuses on matters of the heart —  be sure to also take note of the numerous lectures around the valley aimed at providing information to you to keep healthy.

    Eisenhower Medical Center is proud to recently earn the highest designation for Chest Pain Center Accreditation by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC). In 2012, Eisenhower was the first medical center in the area to be Cycle IV accredited, the highest available level of accreditation.

    Chest Pain Centers strive to quickly diagnose cardiac patients, begin treatment within minutes and significantly improve the chance of a positive outcome. Studies show that Chest Pain Centers reduce mortality rates by 37 percent.

    Click here for more information about Eisenhower's Chest Pain Center.

    Your Partner in Healthy Living,
    Eisenhower Medicial Center
  • Heart To Heart

    In a move designed to provide valley residents with the highest quality and most efficient cardiac care, Desert Cardiology Center and Eisenhower Medical Center have forged an alliance to create Eisenhower Desert Cardiology Center.

    “The country as a whole is concerned about the costs and quality of health care delivery,” says Barry Hackshaw, MD, FACC, one of the founders of Desert Cardiology Center which, with 14 Board Certified Cardiologists, is the largest private practice cardiology group in the Coachella Valley. Dr. Hackshaw serves as Medical Director of Interventional Cardiology and the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at Eisenhower.

    “To me, the best delivery models are facilities like the Cleveland Clinic, Mayo Clinic and Palo Alto Clinic, where hospitals and physicians work together in a united way,” he continues. “Before coming to the desert, I was at another medical center where we were all under one umbrella. All decisions were made in a coordinated way between the hospital and the physicians. That’s the model we’re aiming for here.” click for more

  • Got CAD? Get Checked, Go Exercise

    Exercise is good for just about everyone, including those with coronary artery disease (CAD). Generally, exercise training improves functional capacity and reduces clinical symptoms. However, patients with CAD are at increased risk for cardiovascular complications during exercise; therefore, the American College of Sports Medicine recommends an individually designed and supervised exercise program.

    The determinants for exercise require careful consideration as patients with CAD vary greatly in their clinical status, including the extent of their disease. Diseases include left ventricular dysfunction, potential for myocardial ischemia, and presence of cardiac arrhythmias. Prior cardiac events (myocardial infarction, cardiac arrest), or interventions (coronary artery bypass graft, angioplasty, or other interventions) can be complicated by other medical issues which may often include hypertension, peripheral vascular disease, valvular heart disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and diabetes. There is no one size-fits-all exercise program for patients with CAD. click for more

  • Nature’s Health Food & Cafe

    Hungry for Mexican food? Asian? Italian? Vegan? Vegetarian? Gluten free? And would you like all of it prepared with certified organic grains and vegetables?

    Look no further — Palm Springs plays host to the most extensive, organic, vegetarian menu in the Valley. Nature’s Health Food & Café offers more than 130 items on their colorful, quadruple-fold menu, and the only challenge is figuring out which menu item to order.

    Founded eight years ago by Jose Felix and William De La Campa, Nature’s Health Food & Café features a full menu café and health food store in one convenient location. Prior to opening the business with De La Campa, Felix was chef and manager for the previous owner’s café. click for more

  • Events Not To Miss!

    The 18th Annual Jim Cook Day of Hope for Diabetes®, sponsored by Desert Diabetes Club and Eisenhower Medical Center, will be held on Saturday, March 2 from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower.

    Lectures by physicians and other health care professionals. Product fair; health screenings. This event is free of charge and open to the public. No reservations are required. Full schedule at For more program information, click here or call 760-773-1578.

    The 10th Annual Community Cancer Awareness Day, sponsored by Eisenhower Lucy Curci Cancer Center, will be held at the Cancer Center on Saturday, March 9 from 9 to 11 a.m..

    The lecture Focus on Colon Cancer: Risk Factors, Prevention and the Latest Treatment Options, will be followed by a physician-expert panel discussion and tours of the Cancer Center. Please call 760-834-3798 to register by March 6.