Health Care As It Should Be January 2014

Upcoming Events

  • Quit Smoking Now! Series LC
    760-834-3798; call for information.Read More

    M, Feb 3, 11 a.m. to noon
    Richard Fausel, DO, Certified Clinical Densitometrist; Danielle Meglio, COTA-C, MLD/CDT, Occupational Therapy
    760-568-1234 Read More

    Parkinson’s Disease 101: Basic Concepts AC
    TU, Feb 4, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
    Samir Macwan, MD, Psychiatry/Neurology and Neuromuscular Medicine; Seymour Young, MD, Psychiatry/Neurology
    760-568-1234 Read More

    Bariatric Surgery Information AC
    SA, Feb 8, 10 a.m. to noon
    W, Feb 19, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
    Bobby Bhasker-Rao, MD, General Surgery
    760-778-5220 Read More

    Healthy Dining Out AC
    M, Feb 10, 1 to 2 p.m.
    Eisenhower Clinical Dietitian
    760-568-1234 Read More

    Relationship Between Nutrition, Obesity and Diabetes AC
    Wellness Matters Lecture Series
    TU, February 11, 6 to 8 p.m.
    Dr. Peter Attia, President, Nutrition Science Initiative
    Dr. Attia is devoted to testing assumptions about the relationship between nutrition, obesity and diabetes. Read More

    Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery AC
    W, Feb 12, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
    Joseph Wilson, MD, Surgery/Thoracic Surgery; Seemal Mumtaz, MD, Cardiothoracic Surgery
    760-568-1234. . Read More

    Diabetes and Your Heart AC
    Desert Diabetes Club
    W, Feb 19, 2 to 3 p.m.
    Philip Patel, MD, Cardiology*
    760-773-1578 Read More

    What We’re Up Against! In-Depth Look at Designer Drug Culture  AC
    Alcohol & Other Drugs Awareness Hour
    SA, Feb 22, 9 to 11 a.m.
    Mandy Neeble, PsyD, Northbound Treatment Services, Newport Beach
    Free and open to the public.
    760-773-4342 or visit 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
    LC Eisenhower Lucy Curci Cancer Center

    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.



  • Protect Yourself and Our Community from the Flu

    Eisenhower Medical Center is asking community members to kindly comply with the following recommendations through approximately March 31, 2014:

    • If a loved one is in the hospital, please help limit the number of visitors to reduce the patient’s possible exposure to the flu.
    • If you or a family member is experiencing flu-like symptoms*, please do not enter the hospital to visit friends or family. You may be asked not to visit your loved one by a member of staff.
    • To protect children from exposure to hospitalized patients with the flu, children under the age of 18 will not be permitted to enter Eisenhower Hospital as visitors except under special circumstances. Such circumstances should be discussed with and approved by the clinical coordinator where the patient is staying prior to the visit.
    • If you are seeking medical care and have flu-like symptoms*, please put on a mask and use hand sanitizer at any facility you enter.

    *Flu symptoms include cough, fever, runny nose, congestion, chills and body aches. click for more

  • 11th Annual Community Heart and Stroke Conference

    February is Heart Month and a great time to educate oneself about heart health. For Coachella Valley residents, the Community Heart and Stroke Conference — presented by Eisenhower Smilow Heart Center and Eisenhower Desert Cardiology Center — is the perfect opportunity to do just that!

    The 11th Annual Community Heart Conference will be held Saturday, February 1 from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower. The popular annual event focuses on the prevention and symptoms of heart disease and stroke as well as the latest treatments for those living with cardiovascular issues. Attendees should be 18 years of age or older. Reservations are not required. click for more

  • Caught in Time

    It all started in 2012 when Eisenhower Medical Center’s General Counsel Michael Appelhans, started feeling “off.”

    “I lift weights at the gym on a regular basis, and I started feeling less and less energy,” the then-61-year-old recalls. He went to see his Eisenhower Primary Care 365 physician, Stephen Steele, DO, who ran some tests and discovered that Appelhans had a severe sinus infection. “I had sinus surgery to clean things out, but my energy level didn’t come back. And more tests didn’t find anything.” click for more

  • Thinking Outside the Cereal Box

    Let’s face it. Most of us grew up pouring “the most important meal of the day” from a cardboard box, excluding, perhaps, hearty-breakfast types like farmers and ranchers. Cheerios®, cornflakes, Grape-Nuts® and assorted sugary cereals seized the morning American palette in the wake of a “natural food craze” to eat grains for breakfast in the early 1900s. Throw in thinly veiled marketing during Saturday morning cartoons, and a devotion to all things flaked and puffed became rabid, resulting in grocery aisles filled with a seductive selection of cereals. click for more
  • Figue - Savoring Mediterranean— A Unique Dining Experience

    New Mediterranean eatery Figue (rhymes with league), located in La Quinta, is the vision of a passionate owner and an equally enthralled chef who was completely taken by the enthusiasm of his future employer. “The mission statement Lee Morcus posted when advertising for a chef was unlike any mission statement I’d ever read,” says Executive Chef Francois de Mélogue. “I was like the secretary in the Tom Cruise movie Jerry McGuire, who grabbed the goldfish and went with him. I was responding to what his energy was, and I knew what my experience could bring to the table.” click for more
  • Upcoming Special Events That You Won’t Want To Miss!

    Day of Caring…About Women and Cancer
    Ladies Night Out – All About Breast Cancer
    Eisenhower Lucy Curci Cancer Center
    Thursday, Feb 13, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
    Free; open to the public. Open house, tours and reception. Prevention, detection and latest treatment options discussed. Raffle for designer handbag. Pleae visit for details, or call 760-834-3798 for reservations.

    Modernism Week Lecture
    Donald Wexler and the Merrill Lynch Building

    Saturday, February 15, 3 to 5 p.m.
    Merrill Lynch Building, 415 S. Palm Canyon
    Free. Eisenhower Medical Center is a proud sponsor of Moderism Week and is pleased to present a lecture on the history of the Palm Springs Merrill Lynch Building (built in 1971, designed by Donald Wexler). For more information, click here.