Health Care As It Should Be
August 2012

    Bariatric Surgery Information AC
    W, Aug 22, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
    Bobby Bhasker-Rao, MD, General Surgery
    760-778-5220 Read More

    Lowdown on Hormone Replacement Therapy AC
    Refreshments sponsored by Novogyne Pharmceuticals
    TH, Sep 6, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
    Christine Griswold, MD, Gynecology
    760-568-1234 Read More

    September is Prostate Cancer Awaremess Month

    Prostate Cancer: Steps to Take to Lower Your Risk LQ
    Argyros Health and Wellness Series
    TH, Sep 6, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
    Stephen Steele, DO, Family Medicine and Sports Medicine
    760-610-7205; register by Sep 5. Read More

    Treatment for Advanced Stage Prostate Cancer LC
    M, Sep 10, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
    Henry Tsai, MD, Medical Oncology, Hematology and Internal Medicine
    760-834-3798. Complimentary dinner; register by Sep 7. Read More

    Prostate Cancer and Bone Health LC
    W, Sep 12, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
    Richard Fausel, DO, International Society of Clinical Densitometry
    760-834-3798; register by Sep 11. Read More

    The PSA Controversy AC
    TH, Sep 13, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
    Jeffrey Herz, MD, Urology
    Read More

    Introduction to Stress Management and Meditation AC
    TH, Sep 13, 6 to 8 p.m.
    Beth Mulligan, PA-C, Stress Management Specialist
    Free introductory lecture. Optional eight-week series follows; TH, Sep 20 to Nov 8, 6 to 8 p.m.; $260, includes CDs and workbook.
    760-568-1234 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.

  • Back to School Means Back to Sports…and Sports Physicals

    Every student who participates in school sports programs is required to have a sports physical exam. Sports physicals offer parents the opportunity to learn about some of the potential health issues their children may face. “The sports physical exam is the perfect time to track the student’s health,” says Andre de Leon, MD, Family Medicine physician at the Center for Family Medicine (located on the second floor of the Eisenhower George and Julia Argyros Health Center in La Quinta). “Additionally, the sports physical provides a yearly visit for the provider to evaluate the athlete’s health as a whole, which is very important as teens are infrequently seen for routine health maintenance during this time period.”

    The purpose of the sports physical is to:
    • Identify medical or musculoskeletal conditions that might make participation in a particular sport unsafe
    • Assure that any previous injuries have been adequately rehabilitated so that the athlete is not at risk for further injury
    • Inquire about any serious illnesses among other family members
    • Review illnesses (past and current) such as asthma, diabetes, or epilepsy
    • Examine any medications (including over-the-counter medications, herbal supplements, and prescription medications)
  • Desert Cardiology Center Formally Aligns with Eisenhower Medical Center

    As of August 1, Eisenhower Medical Center and Desert Cardiology Center announced their newly licensed relationship as Eisenhower Desert Cardiology Center, formally aligning the long-standing relationship between the Medical Center and the physician practice located on the Eisenhower campus.

    “Eisenhower Medical Center and Desert Cardiology Center have shared a lengthy history and common vision,” says G. Aubrey Serfling, President and Chief Executive Officer. “Eisenhower will operate Eisenhower Desert Cardiology Center as a licensed outpatient clinic of the hospital, allowing physicians to focus on what they do best — providing patients with a truly innovative and integrated, team-oriented approach to cardiovascular care. The physicians and staff at Desert Cardiology Center have a wealth of knowledge and experience that is highly valued by their patients.” read more...
  • 5 Things

    Notice NatureTake a moment to look at the sky, the clouds, the incredible mountains…even the smallest desert wildflowers in this beautiful Valley. Read Before BedtimeGive your mind a break from overstimulation. At least one hour before bedtime,... read more...
  • Eisenhower Makes Most Beautiful List

    Soliant Health, a leading specialty healthcare staffing provider and part of Adecco Group, announced that Eisenhower Medical Center was named America’s Second Most Beautiful Hospital for 2012. In its fourth year, the contest turned this year’s choice over to America and after nearly 170,000 votes, Eisenhower earned the number two spot with nearly 40,000 votes. Martha Jefferson Hospital in Charlottesville, Virginia took the top honor.

    “More than a thousand different studies show that when a patient feels more comfortable and less stressed, the healing process is faster,” says David Alexander, president of Soliant Health. Soliant describes Eisenhower Medical Center as a hospital with “a patient-safety-based-design that incorporates evidence-based processes into each patient room… central pavilions with refined color palettes and Renaissance-based art create a modern piazza feel to what is truly one of America’s best-looking medical institutions.” read more...
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