Health Care As It Should Be January 2012

Upcoming Events

  • Getting to Know Your Gynecologist LQ
    Woman to Woman Series
    TU, Jan 17, 3 to 4 p.m.
    Andrea Randall, MD, Gynecology/Obstetrics
    760-610-7205  Read More

    Food Matters: Nutritious Eating and Choices PL
    Palm Springs Library Series
    TU, Jan 17, 6 to 7 p.m.
    David Neumann, MD, Family Medicine; Chef Greg Schmitz, Palm Greens Café, Palm Springs
    760-969-7770, extension 7560  Read More

    Breast Cancer: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy LC
    Lunch and Learn with the Expert
    W, Jan 18, Noon to 1:30 p.m.
    Evelyn “Lillian” Kachikwu, MD, General Surgery and fellowship trained in Surgical Oncology
    760-834-3798 by Jan 17  Read More

    Nutrition for Diabetes AC
    Sponsored by Desert Diabetes Club
    W, Jan 18, 2 to 3 p.m.
    Gustavo Wong, RD, HFS, CDE, Diabetes Program
    760-773-1578  Read More

    Fingers to Shoulders AC
    Eisenhower Desert Orthopedic Series
    TH, Jan 19, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
    Orthopedic Surgeons* Stephen O’Connell, MD and Patrick St. Pierre, MD
    760-568-1234  Read More

    Age Is Not a Factor: Achieve an Active Lifestyle LQ
    M, Jan 23, 2 to 3 p.m.
    Bill Bell, athlete; Patricia Avila, MD, MPH, Medical Director, Eisenhower Wellness Institute; and Kim Bloom, BS, Exercise Physiologist
    760-610-7205 by Jan 21.  Read More

    Hormones and Health: Sorting Through the Headlines AC
    TH, Jan 26, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
    Elisa Lindley, MD, Gynecology*/Oncology*
    760-568-1234  Read More

    Oh, My Aching Knees! LQ
    Argyros Health and Wellness Series
    TH, Feb 2, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
    Jason Weisstein, MD, MPH, FACS, Orthopedic Surgery
    760-610-7205 by Jan 31.  Read More

    Cancer Treatment Side Effects: How Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Can Help LC
    M, Feb 6, 1 to 2 p.m.
    Sofia Peterson, MD, Internal Medicine/Geriatric Medicine, subspecialty in Wound Care/Hyperbaric Medicine
    760-834-3798  Read More




Day of Caring...About Women and Cancer

Patricia Avila, MD, MPH and Sherry Lebed Davis to Speak

Eisenhower’s sixth annual Day of Caring…About Women and Cancer will take place at the Eisenhower Lucy Curci Cancer Center on Friday, February 10, 2012, from 9:15 a.m. to noon.

Presentations will take place in the Berger Auditorium. Registration and a light brunch begin at 9:15 a.m. in the Healing Gardens. At 10 a.m. Patricia Avila, MD, MPH, Medical Director of the Eisenhower Wellness Institute and a Primary Care 365 physician, will speak on The Daily Journey of Health and Healing — Learning How to Overcome Emotional Obstacles for Optimal Health and Healing.

Prior to moving to the Coachella Valley, Dr. Avila was Medical Director for Online Care and Care Management with HMSA/ Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Hawaii. She was Medical Director of the Wellness and Lifestyle Center at Castle Medical Center in Kailua, Hawaii and was also the Medical Director for the Women’s Health Center at the Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu.

At 11 a.m. Sherry Lebed Davis will present Healthy-Steps™ Moving you to better health with the Lebed Method, discussing her own cancer journey and the importance of exercise for cancer patients and cancer survivors.

Davis is one of the foremost authorities, trainers and presenters on the use of movement and therapeutic exercise for healing and quality of life issues after cancer, lymphedema and chronic illness. She is the co-founder with Marc Lebed, MD and Joel Lebed, MD of Healthy-Steps Moving you to better health with the Lebed Method, a worldwide organization providing unique wellness programs for special populations. Sherry has also authored a book, Thriving after Breast Cancer, Essential Healing Exercises for Body and Mind.

For more information, call 760-834-3798 or visit
Seating is limited and reservations are required.