Health Care As It Should Be
December 2011

    Healthy Holiday Eating LQ
    Great Living Starts Here Series
    W, Dec 21, 1 to 2 p.m.
    Eisenhower Medical Center Nutritionists
    760-610-7205 Read More

    Bariatric Surgery Information AC
    W, Jan 4, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. or
    SA, Jan 21, 10 a.m. to noon
    Bobby Bhasker-Rao, MD,
    General Surgery
    760-778-5220 Read More

    I Can Improve My Diabetes Outcomes! LQ
    Argyros Health and Wellness Series
    TH, Jan 5, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
    K. Douglas Thrasher, DO,
    Family Medicine
    760-610-7205 by Jan 2 Read More

    Women and Sexuality AC
    Woman to Woman Series
    W, Jan 11, noon to 1 p.m.
    Jeralyn Brossfield, MD, Gynecology/Obstetrics
    Feel free to bring your lunch.
    760-610-7205 Read More

    Parkinson’s Disease: Beyond the Medications AC
    W, Jan 11, 5 to 6 p.m.
    Neal Hermanowicz, MD, Neurology and Medical Director, Eisenhower Phillip and Carol Traub Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Center
    760-568-1234 Read More

    Cardiac Muscle Aneurysms AC
    Sponsored by The Mended Hearts, Inc.
    TH, Jan 12, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
    Joseph Wilson, MD, Surgery/Thoracic Surgery
    760-200-5323 or 760-217-6170
    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
    • LC Eisenhower Lucy Curci Cancer Center
    • MZ Mizell Senior Center, Palm Springs
    • 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.

  • 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 me that the only way to remove it was through a 12-inch incision from my rib cage to my pelvis,” she recalls.” “That freaked me out.”

    It also motivated Heidi to go online and research other treatment options. “I started by educating myself about fibroids,” she says. She learned that they are non-cancerous (benign) growths in the uterus that occur in 30 to 40 percent of women over age 40. They don’t need to be removed unless they cause symptoms that interfere with a woman’s normal 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 Care Center. “We are pleased to better serve the needs of our community through state-of-the-art technology and leading edge diagnostic interventions in our new facility,” states Anh Duong, MD, Gastroenterology Section Chief, Eisenhower Medical Center. Dedicated to the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and management of digestive diseases, the laboratory provides support to Eisenhower’s 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 physicians from Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine. Even pediatricians have migrated to specializing in Sports Medicine.

    The patients have changed too. “In my 16 years of practice in Sports Medicine, I’ve treated numerous professional athletes from various national and international golf and tennis tournaments,” says Stephen Steele, DO, FAOASM, a Family Medicine physician who specializes in Sports Medicine. “I’ve also seen my practice evolve to include individuals who get their exercise by simply walking the dog or climbing the stairs in their house.”read more...

  • 2016 Eisenhower Wellness Matters Speaker Series

    The Eisenhower Wellness Institute understands that wellness matters to all Coachella Valley residents which is why it is bringing back the Wellness Matters Speaker Series for a third consecutive year. Co-sponsored by Desert Health News, the Wellness Matters Speaker Series will feature experts on a range of topics related to wellness.

    The Series strives to bring speakers to the valley that deliver health messages that encompass whole-person health. “The traditional western medical community is embracing eastern and alternative medical treatments realizing that treating the whole person — body, mind and spirit — is the key to wellness,” states Jeralyn Brossfield, MD, Medical Director, Eisenhower Wellness Institute. “We are thrilled to bring three noted health experts from diverse and varied fields to our speaker series this year.”

    Wednesday, January 13, 2016
    Death by Food Pyramid: How Shoddy Science, Sketchy Politics and Shady Special Interests Have Ruined Our Health

    Denise Minger, Author
    Eisenhower Wellness Institute’s first speaker is health writer and lecturer Denise Minger. Ms. Minger’s reputation for aggressively challenging today’s nutrition paradigm has made her a major player in the progressive health community. Her meticulously researched evaluations of the United States Department of Agriculture’s guidelines and critique of T. Collin Campbell’s “The China Study” published on her blog,, have frustrated mainstream nutritionists and other health figures promoting flawed dietary dogma. A summa cum laude graduate from Northern Arizona University, her motto is “I don’t want to feel good, I want to feel awesome!” As a result of her own research in seeking relief from food allergies and firsthand discovery of various diets and nutritional regiments, Ms. Minger published “Death by Food Pyramid” in January 2014 unveiling the shocking consequence of following the federally recommended guidelines for nutrition. read 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 regularly, it is worth exploring the perks of this popular more...

  • Give the Gift of Health

    Looking for a unique gift for a loved one? “Give the Gift of Health” gift cards are now available ($150 minimum) through the Eisenhower Wellness Institute. To to learn more about the Eisenhower Wellness Institute, click here.To purchase a gift... read more...
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