Health Care As It Should Be March 2013

Upcoming Events

  • Female Urinary Incontinence: Clearing Up Misperceptions and Fear LQ
    Woman to Woman Series
    W, Mar 27, 3 to 4:30 p.m.
    Lisa Lindley, MD, Gynecology,
    Kim Burton, DPT, CSCS, Physical Therapy
    760-610-7205; register by Mar 25. Read More

    Sleep Disorders AC
    W, Mar 27, 4 to 5 p.m.
    Neal Hermanowicz, MD, Neurology/Movement Disorders Specialist
    760-568-1234; register by Mar 26. Read More

    Secret to Becoming a Centenarian: The Mediterranean Diet?
    Clark’s Nutrition Lecture Series
    TH, Mar 28, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
    Gregory Pecchia, DO, Family Medicine/Geriatrics
    Held at Clark’s Nutrition, Rancho Mirage.
    760-324-4626; register by Mar 27. Read More

    Rally for Respiratory Health AC
    American Lung Association and Eisenhower Renker Wellness Center
    F, Mar 29, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Managing and Treating Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.
    909-321-3290 Terry Roberts; free; register by Mar 28. Read More

    Lunch and Learn with the Experts  LC
    Eisenhower BIGHORN Radiation Oncology Center
    M, Apr 1, noon to 1:30 p.m.
    Robert Johnson, MD, Radiation Oncology, and Pamela Jones-Van der Nagel, MSW, LCSW, OSW-C
    760-834-3798; register by Mar 29. Read More

    The Osteoporosis: Break a Leg and All That Jazz AC
    M, Apr 1,11 a.m. to noon
    Occupational therapy strategies for living safely with osteoporosis.
    Danielle Meglio, COTA-C, MLT/CDT, Occupational Therapy.
    760-568-1234; register by Apr 1.  Read More

    Vegetarianism 101 LQ
    W, Apr 3, 1 to 2p.m.
    Barbra Sassower, MPH, RD, CDE
    760-610-7205; register Apr 3.Read More

    Aching Hips and Knees 2013: An Orthopedic Surgery Perspective LQ
    Argyros Health and Wellness Series
    TH, Apr 4, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
    John DeSantis, DO, Rufus Gore, MD and Jason Weisstein, MD, Orthopedic Surgery
    760-610-7205; register by Apr 3. Read More




New Gastroenterology Specialty Clinic

Dr. James Conti and Dr. Noel Curry
Dr. James Conti and Dr. Noel Curry
In January, Eisenhower Medical Center opened a new Gastroenterology Specialty Clinic with Board Certified Gastroenterologists Noel Curry, MD and James Conti, MD. Gastroenterologists specialize in the digestive system and related disorders affecting the gastrointestinal (or GI) tract. Consultations occur in the clinic and procedures are conducted in Rancho Mirage at two convenient locations. Procedures performed by Dr. Curry and Dr. Conti include colonoscopies, endoscopies, capsule endoscopies and esophageal manometry.

The Clinic is located in Rancho Mirage on the Eisenhower campus in the Bob Hope Classic Medical Building, Suite 101.

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month
Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death
in the United States but it is also one of the most preventable types of cancer. Early detection means early treatment — early stage colon cancer is one of the most curable cancers.

Colonoscopies are recommended for people 50 and older as an important means of detecting polyps and other cancerous or benign growths in the colon. People with a family history of colon cancer should also consult with a gastroenterologist.

For more information, or to make an appointment with a physician at the Eisenhower Gastroenterology Specialty Clinic, call 760-773-2882.