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Orthopedics: Foot and Ankle

Foot care is important, as your feet carry the weight of your entire body. Discomfort in the feet may be a sign of a more serious condition. Dr. Michael Seiberg, Dr. David Friscia and Dr. Julie Johnson discuss preventative foot care, treatments for common conditions, and recovery after surgery.


What is a Residency Clinic and How Does It Help Your Primary Care Experience?

In 2013, Eisenhower Health established a residency program, training new physicians in Internal Medicine and Family Medicine. The Center for Internal Medicine program is now at full capacity with more than 50 first, second and third year residents in training. Dr. Jonathan Bechard, Medical Director at Eisenhower Center for Internal Medicine, discusses treatment options available at a residency clinic and how the clinic operates.


The Power of Genetic Testing

Genetic testing can help advise treatment for those genetically predisposed to certain cancers. Dr. Lisa Madlensky is joined by Director of Community Outreach & Cancer Support Services Alison Sachs to discuss how genetic testing works.


Eisenhower Health's Sexual Health Clinic

Sexual health can be a touchy subject. It’s important to find answers when you need them, and to see experts to address your concerns. Eisenhower Health’s Sexual Health Clinic services the community with top-notch help for walk-in patients. Jon Colbert, nurse practitioner and overseer of the clinic, discusses the services available and who might benefit from a visit to the clinic.


Treating Orthopedic Pain

Orthopedic pain impacts daily activity. With a wide variety of non-invasive and surgical treatment options, there is hope for chronic pain sufferers. Dr. Hazmer Cassim and Dr. Jeff Smith discuss pain management options available at Eisenhower Health Clinics.


Physical Therapy for Orthopedic Conditions

Physical therapy supports and improves orthopedic conditions, at times reducing the need for surgery to remedy those conditions. Paige Larson, Clinic Director of Physical Therapy at Eisenhower Desert Orthopedic Center, discusses what physical therapy can do for you.


Apoyo y Educación Sobre Diabetes

Un diagnóstico de diabetes puede ser abrumador. El apoyo y la educación hacen que vivir con diabetes sea menos desafiante. Marielena Cid, Gerente de Servicios de Educación sobre la Diabetes, explica cómo el Programa de Diabetes en Eisenhower Health ayuda a los pacientes a vivir con diabetes.


Diabetes Support and Education

A diabetes diagnosis can be overwhelming. Support and education make living with diabetes less challenging. Marielena Cid, Diabetes Education Services Manager, explains how the Diabetes Program at Eisenhower Health helps patients live with diabetes.


Eisenhower Health’s Membership in the UCSD Health Cancer Network

UC San Diego Health and Eisenhower Health signed a five-year affiliation agreement to expand cancer services for residents of Coachella Valley. Starting in January 2018, as a member of the UC San Diego Health Cancer Network, patients of Eisenhower Health will have enhanced access to world-class cancer care, both at Eisenhower Lucy Curci Cancer Center and at UC San Diego Health. Steven Plaxe, MD and Katie Schnaser, FACHE, discuss Eisenhower Health's membership in the UCSD Health Cancer...


Antibiotics Aren’t Always The Answer

With more bacteria resisting antibiotics due to overuse, epidemiologists are at the forefront of the effort to make effective change for the purposes of improved population health. Dr. Patricia Cummings shares the importance of reducing the use of antibiotics and why they might not always be the answer.


Do You Suffer From Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Rheumatic diseases are difficult to identify in their early stages. Everyday symptoms can actually be related to much more complex conditions. Rheumatologists are experts in this area and are trained to evaluate symptoms to diagnose and treat your condition. They know it is imperative to find the correct diagnosis as rapidly as possible to begin appropriate treatment because many of these disorders respond best to treatment in the early stages of disease. Eisenhower Rheumatology Specialty...


Learn the Signs and Symptoms of a Stroke

If you suspect yourself or someone else may be having a stroke, call 911 immediately! Every Minute Counts, because for treatment to be most effective, it must be administered within 4 hours from the time of onset of the stroke. Time is brain. In this podcast, John Dix, BSN, RN, joins the show to share how important it is to learn the signs of symptoms of a stroke so you or a loved one can get help F.A.S.T!


Should You Consider Bariatric Surgery?

At Eisenhower Bariatric Center (EBC), we specialize in a wide spectrum of minimally invasive** robotic/laparoscopic weight loss surgical procedures. Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery) is now recognized as the standard of care, with the only proven treatment of morbid obesity* in the long-term. In this podcast Bobby Bhasker-Rao, MD, discusses the bariatric surgery program Eisenhower Medical Center, and that when combined with a comprehensive treatment plan, bariatric surgery can act...


Cancers of the Female Reproductive System

At Eisenhower, we offer our cancer patients unrivaled medical care and comprehensive cancer services. Cancer treatment is provided by caring and gentle health care professionals who are always considerate of your dignity and comfort. Our environment nurtures and calms the spirit with the soothing surrounds of gentle waterfalls and the colors of nature. Caring for the person as well as the cancer, the Eisenhower Lucy Curci Cancer Center is indeed a healing place like no other ®. In this...


The Sports Medicine Clinic at Eisenhower Medical Center

The Sports Medicine Clinic at Eisenhower Medical Center provides diagnostic and treatment services for musculoskeletal, sports injuries and pain. Who should consider seeing a sports medicine specialist and how do you know if that is the type of specialist you need? Joining the show to discuss Eisenhower’s Sports Medicine program is Rajiv H. Tailor, MD. He is Board Certified in Sports Medicine and Family Medicine and is the Medical Director of the Eisenhower Sports Medicine Clinic.


Get That Weight off for Good with the Lunch and Lose Program

Currently two-thirds of all Americans are overweight or obese."We are in the middle of an obesity epidemic — where obesity goes, diabetes, heart disease and other health complications follow. We have the ability to change this by eating differently," Dr. Lisa Lindley explains. In 2013, Dr. Lindley created the Lunch & Lose program at Eisenhower. The 12-week health and nutrition course teaches attendees how to eat better, lose weight and supports them in making healthy changes. Classes...


Is it an Emergency or Just an Urgency?

When seeking medical care, taking a minute before deciding where to go can mean better, more efficient care for everyone. And it can even save your life! In this panel discussion, Russell Grant, MD, Medical Director, Eisenhower Urgent Care, and Euthym Kontaxis, MD, Medical Director, Eisenhower Tennity Emergency Department, discuss when to call an ambulance, when to go to the emergency department and when to choose urgent care.


How to Choose a Primary Care Physician

For you and your family, selecting a primary care physician is an important first step toward managing your healthcare. Your primary care physician is the doctor that you will visit for your well visits, routine screenings, and those pesky illnesses that crop up. So it is important that you select someone with whom you feel comfortable, and with whom you can have an honest conversation. Eisenhower Primary Care 365 is a medical practice dedicated to continuous communication with our...