dr. jennifer hui

Jennifer Hui, M.D., F.A.C.S. — Top Doctors 2017

At The Eyelid Institute, precision and perfection are always the goals.

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For Dr. Jennifer Hui, there’s no better fit than the super-specialized field of oculoplastics. “I like very detailed things. I’m very, very precise and in the field of ophthalmology you need to be precise. Everything is down to the millimeter,” explains Hui, who also has an interest in plastic surgery. “When I discovered the subspecialty of oculoplastics, [which] combines plastic

dr. theodore d. masek

Theodore D. Masek, M.D. — Top Doctors 2017

21st Century oncology is in the 100 percent survival business.

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Radiation oncologist Dr. Theodore D. Masek loves many of aspects of his profession, which combines time spent in the clinic and operating room with physics and radiobiology planning, but his favorite part of the job is a no-brainer. “I’m actually curing patients,” says Masek, medical director with 21st Century Oncology in Palm Desert. “Not that many fields in medicine actually

dr. carol renke

Carol Renke, M.D. — Top Doctors 2017

In moving toward a private-pay model, this Canadian doctor is all about the personal touch.

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Dr. Carol Renke and her family practice exudes a familial atmosphere and that’s exactly how she likes it. Her husband, 
Robert Renke, serves as practice manager; much of her staff has been with her for many years; and Renke gets to care for multiple generations of patients, ranging from 
adolescents to the elderly. “I’ve gotten to see patients through different

dr. wendy roberts

Wendy Roberts, M.D. — Top Doctors 2017

This doctor is an artist when it comes to turning back the clock.

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Dr. Wendy Roberts knows 
she’s in the right place at the right time. “The Coachella Valley is unique in that it’s an older population, however, it’s getting younger. That’s a neat environment to work in and, for a dermatologist, very exciting,” she says, adding the array of technology available to her field is vast. “The toolbox is a big, big

dr. javed siddiqi

Javed Siddiqi, M.D. — Top Doctors 2017

Spotting the future at the INstitute of clinical orthopedics & neuroscience.

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When Javed Siddiqi first arrived at Desert Regional Medical Center in 2005 to fill in during a neurosurgeon shortage, he planned to stay for 10 days. That plan changed when he was asked to stay and build a new neurosurgery program. Siddiqi agreed, but only after “doodling on a piece of paper” his vision for a neuroscience center that would

Ocean view from balcony of Architectural Catalina Suite

The Great Escapes

The summer heat is a great excuse to indulge in a little getaway and explore our neighboring towns.

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If you live in the Coachella Valley you’re surely used to others’ shock, awe, and amazement when they learn you brave the scorching summers here and live to tell. For those of us who stick it out — dependent on patio misters, fabulously frigid air conditioning, and plenty of evening cocktails — the reward is a quieter community where we

alfresco

Dine Alfresco

Five outdoor restaurants that celebrate eating in the open air.

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We’re officially into the second half of spring, which, in the Coachella Valley, translates to blissful temps, long twilights, and, in turn, evenings that are perfect for alfresco feasts. Here are five superb eateries to consider for your next supper under the stars. May 11 marks the final monthly happy hour cooking 
class of the season at this contemporary American

pie for the people

The True Opium of the Masses

Joshua Tree residents 
who live there may 
not be all there, but 
they know a good pie.

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FOOD On one of the High Desert’s spectacularly sunny spring weekday afternoons, hours after the lunch rush has come and gone, Pie for 
the People, a frontierland-meets-industrial-looking pizzeria along Joshua Tree’s Twentynine Palms Highway, is still jamming with an eclectic crowd. In a dining room done up with strings of multicolor light bulbs and a Dr. Seuss–style desertscape mural sits

Picnic

Picnic

It's the ultimate alfresco.

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FOOD With picnic season upon us, the idea of heading outside (before the temps shoot up, as they always do) for an afternoon of gourmet noshing sounds enticing, until we end up with soggy sandwiches, crushed cookies, and boring bottled water and wonder why we just didn’t go out to lunch instead. This year’s going to be different. We’ve enlisted