Health Care As It Should Be April 2013

Upcoming Events

  • Peripheral Neuropathy AC
    Healthy Night Out
    W, Apr 24, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
    Mark Bouffard IV, MD, Physical Medicine/Rehabilitation and Pain Medicine
    760-568-1234. $8 for heart-healthy dinner; payment due by Apr 19. Read More

    A Pharmacist’s Overview of Osteoporosis AC
    M, May 6, 11 a.m. to noon
    Joseph Kotansky, PharmD, Pharmacy
    760-568-1234 Read More

    May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month

    Skin Cancer Screening 
    TU, May 7, 1 to 5 p.m.
    Timothy Richardson, MD, Dermatology
    760-834-3798; space limited; reservation required. Read More

    Update on Melanoma and Non-Melanoma Skin Cancers LC
    TH, May 9, 4 to 6 p.m.
    Timothy Richardson, MD, Dermatology and Evelyn Kachikwu, MD, Surgery,
    Surgical Oncology, Eisenhower Medical Center and City of Hope National Medical Center
    760-834-3798 Read More

    Maintenance Tips for Great Kidneys AC
    TU, May 9, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
    Rodolfo Batarsé, MD, Internal Medicine and Nephrology
    760-568-1234 Read More



  • Eisenhower Medical Center: Committed to the Community It Serves

    From its beginnings more than 40 years ago, Eisenhower Medical Center has grown and evolved alongside the community it serves.  And while today it is admired as an innovative regional medical center, Eisenhower retains the heart of a community hospital — and its commitment to serving the residents of the Coachella Valley is stronger than ever. We strive to meet the needs of our community and provide health care excellence.

    Be sure to note the many lectures and events in the  "Upcoming Events" section.

  • Brain Trust

    In late 2009, then 66-year-old William Lopez did what he characterizes as a back flip on the ice in front of his Athol, Idaho home, hitting his head when he landed.

    “I was out for maybe half a minute,” Lopez recalls. “I made it through Christmas, but then I started having headaches.”

    Fearing that Lopez had suffered a concussion, his wife convinced him to see his doctor. Upon hearing about the fall and subsequent headaches, the doctor ordered a CT scan. click for more

  • Changing Lives

    Don’t wait — exercise your right to great health at the Eisenhower Renker Wellness Center, which features dynamic cardiac and pulmonary wellness programs.

    Offering exercise, education and support services, the Center provides the perfect balance of everything patients need to jump-start their health and move toward a goal of total wellness.

    “We literally see people change their lives here,” says Julia Dugan, RN, RCP, Coordinator, Renker Wellness Center. “They come in not able to move 10 feet without getting breathless. Then, before long, they’re walking on a treadmill.” click for more

  • The Blink Of An Eye

    Eyelids are vital structures many of us take for granted, yet we often forget about them when it comes to sun protection. Eyelid cancer accounts for up to 10 percent of all skin cancers. “The skin of the eyelid is very fragile and easily injured by the sun,” says Jennifer Hui, MD, FACS, Board Certified in Ophthalmology. “Most people forget about their eyelids when applying sunscreen and many go out without hats or sunglasses."

    Symptoms and Types of Cancer
    Sun exposure is cumulative — the older we get, the more likely we are to develop eyelid cancer. People with fair skin, and blonde or red hair and light eyes are particularly at risk. click for more