Health Care As It Should Be
December 2012

    Group Lifestyle Program for Weight Management LQ
    Eisenhower Wellness Institute
    Patricia Avila, MD, MPH, Medical Director, Eisenhower Wellness Institute
    Four-week physician-led series; $400.
    760-610-7360 Read More

    Smoking Cessation LC or TC
    760-834-3798; call for details. Read More

    Update on Lymphoma from 2012 ASH Annual Meeting LC
    CancerCare® Live, Interactive Teleconference
    TH, Dec 20, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
    760-834-3798 Read More

    New York New Year's Eve at the Miramonte Resort & Spa, Indian Wells
    A portion of the net proceeds will benefit Eisenhower Medical Center
    M, Dec 31, 6 p.m.
    $75 per person; includes dinner and champagne toast
    RSVP by Dec 27, 760-346-1611 Read More

    Osteoporosis Medications AC
    M, Jan 7, 11 a.m. to Noon
    Richard Fausel, DO, Anatomic/Clinical Pathology*/Family Medicine*
    760-568-1234 Read More

    Taking Charge of Your Life Through Meditation LQ
    Woman to Woman Lecture Series
    W, Jan 9, 3 to 4 p.m.
    Patricia Avila, MD, MPH, Medical Director, Eisenhower Wellness Institute
    760-610-7205 Read More

    Options Before Joint Replacement LQ
    Argyros Health and Wellness Series
    Eisenhower Desert Orthopedic Series
    W, Jan 9, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
    James Bell, MD, Orthopedic Surgery/Sports Medicine; Matthew Diltz, MD, Orthopedic Surgery
    760-610-7205 Read More

    Evaluation and Management of Back Pain AC
    TH, Jan 10, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
    Shahin Etebar, MD, Farhad Limonadi, MD and Alfred Shen, MD, Neurosurgery
    760-568-1234; register by Jan 8. 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.

  • Happy Holidays from Eisenhower Medical Center!

    We wish you a healthy holiday season! As the weather (finally!) gets cooler and we enter the winter months, flu season is upon us! The Center for Disease Control states, “The timing of flu is very unpredictable and can vary from season to season. Flu activity most commonly peaks in the U.S. in January or February. Give yourself a holiday present – a flu shot. Eisenhower provides flu shots at our Urgent Care clinics. Click here for a list of locations and more information.
  • First Medical Students Undertake Cardiology Clerkships at Eisenhower

    Eisenhower Medical Center recently welcomed the first three medical students (two from the Keck School of Medicine of USC and a third from Ross University School of Medicine) choosing to undertake their cardiology clerkships in the desert.

    “A cardiology clerkship introduces third- and fourth-year medical students to the clinical realm of this specialty,” says Andrew Rubin, MD, Director of Cardiac Research and the Pacemaker Clinic at Eisenhower Desert Cardiology Center. “During their first two years of medical school, they take basic classes in anatomy, physiology, histology and biochemistry. In their third year, they begin clinical rotations with patients with pumping hearts.” read more...

  • Golfer Troy Kelly - Getting His Game Back

    It wasn’t just about his golf game. For Troy Kelly, it was a quality of life issue.

    As a professional on the PGA tour, Kelly was used to pushing his body to the limit. So as the pain advanced, the golfer thought perhaps he had pulled a muscle or done something to tweak his hip.

    Then, in 2010, after playing only 10 tournaments on the Nationwide Tour, the pain became so unbearable that Kelly limped away from the links. That’s when the 34-year-old La Quinta resident turned to Adrian Graff-Radford, MD a founding partner of Eisenhower Desert Orthopedic Center. read more...


    For some reason, dates cannot seem to get the respect they deserve. People either love them or, well…don’t. It’s time to revisit the common notions about the tiny, nutrition-packed date and sample the dizzying variety available right here in the Valley.

    Among the most ancient of fruits, date palms grew along the Nile as early as fifth century B.C. Date palms came to this region via Morocco and approximately 95 percent of the dates produced in the United States are grown in the Coachella Valley. read more...

  • 5 Things

    you can do right now as part of your wellness routine:

    1. Listen to Mozart
    Play a favorite or new Mozart selection, close your eyes and really listen. It may change the course of your entire day.

    2. Draw a Self Portrait
    Choose the age you wish to capture and draw what you see or remember. Stick figures count, too! Tape it to your fridge and smile whenever you pass by.

    3. Call a Sibling or Friend
    Call someone special and share a good story, a recent good book or your astute weather prediction. read more...

  • Best Of The Valley 2013

    Please support Eisenhower in Desert Magazine's Best of the Valley 2013 competition!

    Our very own Collectors Corner is in the Designer Consignment category (under Shopping) and our fun and fabulous Five Star Gala is on the list for Reasons to Get Dressed Up (under Entertainment). Vote today!

    Click here to vote!

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