Calling All Doctors, Nurses and Dentists: Volunteers In Medicine Is Ready for You

Coachella Valley’s Volunteers in Medicine (VIM) just celebrated its inaugural year and is currently looking for medical and dental professionals to contribute their time to assist with VIM’s continued growth. Desert Health® sat down with VIM management team, President Roy Pitkin, M.D.; Board Member and Founder, Ron Hare, M.D.; and Executive Director, Bruce Yeager to… Read more »

Here’s to a Healthier New Year! Tips From the Team at The Eisenhower Wellness Institute

In December, the doctors from the Eisenhower Wellness Institute reviewed some old fashioned advice and the latest research on healthy practices to consider for 2012. Presenters included Medical Director, Patricia Avila, MD, MPH; Integrative Medicine Specialist, Hessam Mahdavi, MD, DC; and Sports Medicine Specialist, Steven Steele, MD. Desert Health® was there taking notes for you…… Read more »

dr mahdavi hessam

Practitioner Profile: Hessam Mahdavi MD, DC

Profession: Internal Medicine, Integrative Medicine, Chiropractic Studied: Saba University School of Medicine; Southern California College of Chiropractic Practicing: Internal Medicine, Integrative Medicine at Eisenhower Wellness Institute Originally From: Newport Beach. Has lived in the Desert for 2 years Professional Accreditations: Member American College of Physicians Board Certification, Internal Medicine Certification, Holistic and Integrative Medicine Doctor of… Read more »

Integrated Health Care

Integrated Health Care:

The Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine defines this practice as “medicine that confirms the importance of the practitioner/patient relationship; focuses on the whole person; is evidence-based; and uses all appropriate modalities, health care professionals and disciplines to achieve health and healing.” Following this logic, patients win. We receive medical attention that considers… Read more »

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Desert Healthcare District Awards Over $5.8 Million to Area Organizations in Need

Desert Health[sup]®[/sup] promotes those local organizations and practices which set the Coachella Valley apart as leaders in the field of health care and integrated medicine. One such organization is the Valley’s Desert Healthcare District. Created in 1948, the Desert Healthcare District’s original mission was to provide hospital services to residents of the region. In 1998,… Read more »

Dr Ghassan Boghosian

Practitioner Profile: Ghassan Boghosian, D.O.

(pronounced ‘Bo-GO-zee-en’) Profession: Orthopedic Surgeon fellowship trained in hip and knee replacement Studied: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, PA. Internship and residency in Orthopedic Surgery at South Pointe Hospital, a Cleveland Clinic Hospital Fellowship in adult lower extremity reconstruction at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Practice: Star Othropaedic in La Quinta; Staff Physician… Read more »

Dr Kadile

Practitioner Profile: Peter M. Kadile, D.O.

Profession: Family Physician Studied: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology 1989 (Marquette University) Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine 1994 (Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine) Practice: Integrative Family Medicine with House Calls in La Quinta Hometown: La Quinta where he lives with his wife Jill, a Certified Pilates Instructor, twin daughters Jasmine and Jade and son, Valentino Professional… Read more »

“Are D.O.’s ‘Real’ Doctors?”

Excerpt from a Presentation by Peter Kadile, D.O. Recently Dr. Peter Kadile (“Ka-DILL-ee”) spoke as part of Eisenhower’s Healthy Living Series. His presentation entitled M.D., D.O., D.C., N.D.: Similarities and Differences was very informative. In reference to our title, Dr. Kadile said, “Believe it or not, I get asked this question all the time.” So,… Read more »

Know When to Get Your Mammogram

Each October during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, women are reminded of the importance of having a mammogram to aid in early breast cancer detection. Mammograms are essentially an X-ray of the breast while it is compressed. These images are used to detect abnormalities including breast cancer that may not be apparent to you or… Read more »

Options For Your Lower Back Pain

An Interview with Albert Lai, M.D. Back pain is the second most common reason for a visit to the doctor’s office.[sup]1[/sup] If you are one who suffers from a lower back condition, you may be interested to learn about the latest options to alleviate pain. Desert Health[sup]®[/sup] sat down with Dr. Albert Lai of Desert… Read more »