Health Care As It Should Be
February 2013
  • UPCOMING EVENTS

    Eisenhower DOC Spine Center: Spinal Care in the 21st Century AC
    Eisenhower Desert Orthopedic Center Series
    TU, Feb 19, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
    David Tahernia, MD, and Reginald Fayssoux, MD, Orthopedic Surgery; Hazmer Cassim, DO, and P. Jeff Smith, DO, Physical Medicine/Rehabilitation/Pain Management
    760-568-1234; register by Feb 18. Read More

    Heart Health: Avoiding Problems and Medications PL
    Palm Springs Public Library Series
    TU, Feb 19, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
    Yuri Krochmaluk, RN, BSN-BC, Glickman Cardiac Care Center
    760-969-7770, extension 7560 Read More

    Cancer and Your Legal Rights LC
    W, Feb 20, 4 to 5 p.m.
    Anya Prince, Attorney-at-Law
    760-834-3798 Read More

    What You Always Wanted to Ask Your GI Doctor AC
    TH, Feb 21, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
    Noel Curry, MD, Gastroenterology
    760-568-1234 Read More

    Open House – Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center at Eisenhower
    SU, Feb 24, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    760-773-1636 Read More

    Early Stage Breast Cancer Treatment LC
    Lunch and Learn with the Expert
    W, Feb 27, noon to 1:30 p.m.
    Iliana Popescu, MD, Medical Oncology
    760-834-3798; register by Feb 25. Read More

    18th Annual Jim Cook Day of Hope for Diabetes® AC
    Desert Diabetes Club and Eisenhower Medical Center
    SA, Mar 2, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Free; open to the public; no reservations. Lectures by physicians and other health care professionals. Product fair; health screenings. Full schedule at emc.org/ddc. Read More

    10th Annual Community Cancer Awareness Day LC
    Eisenhower Lucy Curci Cancer Center
    SA, Mar 9, 9 to 11 a.m.
    Lecture on Focus on Colon Cancer: Risk Factors, Prevention and the Latest Treatment Options, will be followed by a physician-expert panel discussion and tours of the Cancer Center.
    760-834-3798; register by Mar 6. Read More

    Maximize Your Stride: Treatment for Foot and Ankle Pain LQ
    Argyros Health and Wellness Series
    TH, Mar 14, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
    David Friscia, MD, Orthopedic Surgery, and Michael Seiberg, DPM, Podiatric Surgeon
    760-610-7205; register by Mar 12. Read More

    CALENDAR KEY

    Most classes and lectures are free and early registration is recommended. For a full listing of lectures, events, programs and support groups, visit emc.org/calendar. Online registration is available for most events.

    • LC Eisenhower Lucy Curci Cancer Center
    • MZ Mizell Senior Center, Palm Springs

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  • UPCOMING EVENTS

    Eisenhower DOC Spine Center: Spinal Care in the 21st Century AC
    Eisenhower Desert Orthopedic Center Series
    TU, Feb 19, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
    David Tahernia, MD, and Reginald Fayssoux, MD, Orthopedic Surgery; Hazmer Cassim, DO, and P. Jeff Smith, DO, Physical Medicine/Rehabilitation/Pain Management
    760-568-1234; register by Feb 18. Read More

    Cancer and Your Legal Rights LC
    W, Feb 20, 4 to 5 p.m.
    Anya Prince, Attorney-at-Law
    760-834-3798 Read More

    What You Always Wanted to Ask Your GI Doctor AC
    TH, Feb 21, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
    Noel Curry, MD, Gastroenterology
    760-568-1234 Read More

    Open House – Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center at Eisenhower
    SU, Feb 24, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    760-773-1636 Read More

    Early Stage Breast Cancer Treatment LC
    Lunch and Learn with the Expert
    W, Feb 27, noon to 1:30 p.m.
    Iliana Popescu, MD, Medical Oncology
    760-834-3798; register by Feb 25. Read More

    18th Annual Jim Cook Day of Hope for Diabetes® AC
    Desert Diabetes Club and Eisenhower Medical Center
    SA, Mar 2, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Free; open to the public; no reservations. Lectures by physicians and other health care professionals. Product fair; health screenings. Full schedule at emc.org/ddc. Read More

    10th Annual Community Cancer Awareness Day LC
    Eisenhower Lucy Curci Cancer Center
    SA, Mar 9, 9 to 11 a.m.
    Focus on Colon Cancer: Risk Factors, Prevention and the Latest Treatment Options, followed by physician-expert panel discussion and tours of the Cancer Center follow.
    760-834-3798; register by Mar 6. Read More

    Maximize Your Stride: Treatment for Foot and Ankle Pain LQ
    Argyros Health and Wellness Series
    TH, Mar 14, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
    David Friscia, MD, Orthopedic Surgery, and Michael Seiberg, DPM, Podiatric Surgeon
    760-610-7205; register by Mar 12. Read More

    CALENDAR KEY

    Most classes and lectures are free and early registration is recommended. For a full listing of lectures, events, programs and support groups, visit emc.org/calendar. Online registration is available for most events.

    • LC Eisenhower Lucy Curci Cancer Center
    • MZ Mizell Senior Center, Palm Springs

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  • UPCOMING EVENTS

    Eisenhower DOC Spine Center: Spinal Care in the 21st Century AC
    Eisenhower Desert Orthopedic Series
    TU, Feb 19, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
    David Tahernia, MD and Reginald Fayssoux, MD, Orthopedic Surgery; Hazmer Cassim, DO and P. Jeff Smith, DO, Physical Medicine/Rehabilitation/Pain Management
    760-568-1234; register by Feb 18. Read More

    Heart Health: Avoiding Problems and Medications PL
    Palm Springs Public Library Series
    TU, Feb 19, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
    Yuri Krochmaluk, RN, BSN-BC, Glickman Cardiac Care Center
    760-969-7770, extension 7560 Read More

    Cancer and Your Legal Rights LC
    W, Feb 20, 4 to 5 p.m.
    Anya Prince, Attorney-at-Law
    760-834-3798 Read More

    What You Always Wanted to Ask Your GI Doctor AC
    TH, Feb 21, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
    Noel Curry, MD, Gastroenterology
    760-568-1234 Read More

    Open House – Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center at Eisenhower
    SU, Feb 24, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    760-773-1636 Read More

    Early Stage Breast Cancer Treatment LC
    Lunch and Learn with the Expert
    W, Feb 27, noon to 1:30 p.m.
    Iliana Popescu, MD, Medical Oncology
    760-834-3798; register by Feb 25. Read More

    Steinway Society: Doctors of the Desert In Concert AC
    SU, Mar 3, 3 to 5 p.m
    Among numerous accomplished physician entertainers are Eisenhower's very own Lisa Lindley, MD, Anthony Bassanelli, MD, Scott Aaronson, MD and Judith Zacher, MD.
    Cost of tickets are $50 for adults and $10 for students. For details and reservations, or call 760-341-4130. Read More

    Maximize Your Stride: Treatment for Foot and Ankle Pain LQ
    Argyros Health and Wellness Series
    TH, Mar 14, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
    David Friscia, MD, Orthopedic Surgery, and Michael Seiberg, DPM, Podiatric Surgery
    760-610-7205; register by Mar 12. Read More


    CALENDAR KEY

    Most classes and lectures are free and early registration is recommended. For a full listing of lectures, events, programs and support groups, visit emc.org/calendar. Online registration is available for most events.

    • LC Eisenhower Lucy Curci Cancer Center
    • MZ Mizell Senior Center, Palm Springs

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  • Health Notes now has an East Valley edition!

    Starting this month, Health Notes will provide an edition unique to the East Valley. Be sure to scroll down to the pink area below to read about Eisenhower Medical Center news in your area.
  • Health Notes now has a West Valley edition!

    Starting this month, Health Notes will provide an edition unique to the greater Palm Springs area. Be sure to scroll down to the pink area below to read about Eisenhower Medical Center events in your area.
  • Eisenhower Promotes Heart Healthy Living

    February is American Heart Month. This month’s issue focuses on matters of the heart — be sure to also take note of the numerous lectures around the valley aimed at providing information to you to keep healthy.

    Eisenhower Medical Center is proud to recently earn the highest designation for Chest Pain Center Accreditation by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC). In 2012, Eisenhower was the first medical center in the area to be Cycle IV accredited, the highest available level of accreditation.

    Chest Pain Centers strive to quickly diagnose cardiac patients, begin treatment within minutes and significantly improve the chance of a positive outcome. Studies show that Chest Pain Centers reduce mortality rates by 37 percent.

    Click here for more information about Eisenhower's Chest Pain Center.

    Your Partner in Healthy Living,
    Eisenhower Medicial Center
  • Heart To Heart

    In a move designed to provide valley residents with the highest quality and most efficient cardiac care, Desert Cardiology Center and Eisenhower Medical Center have forged an alliance to create Eisenhower Desert Cardiology Center.

    “The country as a whole is concerned about the costs and quality of health care delivery,” says Barry Hackshaw, MD, FACC, one of the founders of Desert Cardiology Center which, with 14 Board Certified Cardiologists, is the largest private practice cardiology group in the Coachella Valley. Dr. Hackshaw serves as Medical Director of Interventional Cardiology and the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at Eisenhower.

    “To me, the best delivery models are facilities like the Cleveland Clinic, Mayo Clinic and Palo Alto Clinic, where hospitals and physicians work together in a united way,” he continues. “Before coming to the desert, I was at another medical center where we were all under one umbrella. All decisions were made in a coordinated way between the hospital and the physicians. That’s the model we’re aiming for here.” read more...

  • Got CAD? Get Checked, Go Exercise

    Exercise is good for just about everyone, including those with coronary artery disease (CAD). Generally, exercise training improves functional capacity and reduces clinical symptoms. However, patients with CAD are at increased risk for cardiovascular complications during exercise; therefore, the American College of Sports Medicine recommends an individually designed and supervised exercise program.

    The determinants for exercise require careful consideration as patients with CAD vary greatly in their clinical status, including the extent of their disease. Diseases include left ventricular dysfunction, potential for myocardial ischemia, and presence of cardiac arrhythmias. Prior cardiac events (myocardial infarction, cardiac arrest), or interventions (coronary artery bypass graft, angioplasty, or other interventions) can be complicated by other medical issues which may often include hypertension, peripheral vascular disease, valvular heart disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and diabetes. There is no one size-fits-all exercise program for patients with CAD. read more...

  • Nature’s Health Food & Cafe

    Hungry for Mexican food? Asian? Italian? Vegan? Vegetarian? Gluten free? And would you like all of it prepared with certified organic grains and vegetables?

    Look no further — Palm Springs plays host to the most extensive, organic, vegetarian menu in the Valley. Nature’s Health Food & Café offers more than 130 items on their colorful, quadruple-fold menu, and the only challenge is figuring out which menu item to order.

    Founded eight years ago by Jose Felix and William De La Campa, Nature’s Health Food & Café features a full menu café and health food store in one convenient location. Prior to opening the business with De La Campa, Felix was chef and manager for the previous owner’s café.read more...

  • Palm Springs Area Events Not to Miss!

    Village Fest
    Look for the Eisenhower Medical Center's booth on the first and third Thursdays. Come meet area physicians and nurses!

    The Center
    Eisenhower Medical Center is a proud sponsor of The Center and provides a weekly lecture series: "Let's Get Better Together Program" every Tuesday night at 5:15 p.m. These lectures focus on health, nutrition, weight loss and fitness. Dietitians and fitness speakers speak each night. Weight and blood pressures checks are recorded at the beginning and end of the program.

    Palm Springs Public Library Lecture Series
    Tuesday, February 19, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
    Heart Health: Steps You Can Make To Avoid Heart Problems and Medications That Help
    Yuri Krochmaluk, RN, BSN-BC, Glickman Cardiac Center

    Tuesday, March 12, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
    Seniors and Depression
    Sheda Heidarian, MD, Internal Medicine/Geriatrics
    Anthony Bassanelli, MD, Medical Director, Eisenhower Center for Geropsychiatry
    Maura Fisher, RN, Director, Eisenhower Center for Geropsychiatry

    Mizell Senior Center

    Thursday, February 28, 1 to 2 p.m.
    “Everything You Need to Know About Your Blood Pressure”
    James Gaede, MD, MA
    Dr. James Gaede, Board Certified in Family Medicine practices at Eisenhower Health Center at Sunrise in Palm Springs, will review the reason we have blood pressure, how the body regulates its pressure and why we have changes in blood pressure over time. Additionally, current concepts will be presented in the recognition of higher or lower than healthy blood pressures and what is appropriate in dealing with such conditions.
    Call 760-969-7956, for reservations until the day of the lecture.

  • Eisenhower George and Julia Argyros Health Center in La Quinta

    CENTER FOR FAMILY MEDICINE: Making Health Care a Family Affair!
    Comprehensive care for the whole family, in one convenient place.

    Looking for a well-child exam for your preschooler? A long overdue checkup for your husband? A caring doctor for your elderly parents? You can find them all – and more – at the Center for Family Medicine at the beautiful Eisenhower George and Julia Argyros Health Center.

    Our physicians — Board Certified in Family Medicine — are highly qualified to care for patients of all ages, from infants to seniors. They can monitor your health, treat basic conditions, arrange for tests and scans on site, and provide seamless referrals to renowned Eisenhower specialists.

    When your family has one doctor, it’s easier for everyone to get the preventive care they need to stay healthy – and easily access treatment if they get sick. So count on Eisenhower Family Medicine for well-child care, geriatric medicine and everything in between. It’s everything a family could wish for.

    Services offered include:

    • Well-child and adolescent exams, immunizations and care
    • Sports and school physicals
    • Chronic condition management
    • Adult and geriatric care
    • Access to renowned Eisenhower specialists and medical resources

    For more information about the Center for Family Medicine call 760-834-7920 or click here.

  • Events Not To Miss!

    The 18th Annual Jim Cook Day of Hope for Diabetes®, sponsored by Desert Diabetes Club and Eisenhower Medical Center, will be held on Saturday, March 2 from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower.

    Lectures by physicians and other health care professionals. Product fair; health screenings. This event is free of charge and open to the public. No reservations are required. Full schedule at emc.org/ddc. For more program information, click here or call 760-773-1578.

    The 10th Annual Community Cancer Awareness Day, sponsored by Eisenhower Lucy Curci Cancer Center, will be held at the Cancer Center on Saturday, March 9 from 9 to 11 a.m..

    The lecture Focus on Colon Cancer: Risk Factors, Prevention and the Latest Treatment Options, will be followed by a physician-expert panel discussion and tours of the Cancer Center. Please call 760-834-3798 to register by March 6.

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