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.

Lizbeth Scordo Top Doctors, Watch & Listen - Health & Wellness

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.

Lizbeth Scordo Top Doctors, Watch & Listen - Health & Wellness

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.

Lizbeth Scordo Top Doctors, Watch & Listen - Health & Wellness

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

top doctors 2016

Top Doctors 2016

A physician-led research team identifies the desert’s top doctors in 36 specialties for Palm Springs Life Top Doctors 2016.

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Choosing the best physician for your health and well-being is one of the most important decisions you’ll ever make. We at Palm Springs Life do not take lightly the journalistic responsibility we have in profiling and recommending the top physicians in the Coachella Valley. We partner with Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., a healthcare research and information company founded in 1991

dr david clawson

David R. Clawson, M.D. — Top Doctors 2016

Rehabilitation Medicine, Eisenhower Medical Center

Lizbeth Scordo Top Doctors, Watch & Listen - Health & Wellness

David R. Clawson has always been enamored of the Coachella Valley; for years he and his family visited from Washington state over long weekends and school breaks. But it wasn’t until Eisenhower established a dedicated physical medicine and rehabilitation program that he jumped at the chance to move here full time to practice the kind of medicine he loved. Now,

dr amy law

Amy Law, M.D. — Top Doctors 2016

Oncology, Eisenhower Medical Center

Lizbeth Scordo Top Doctors, Watch & Listen - Health & Wellness

For Amy Law, there has never been a more exciting time to be an oncologist. A lot has changed since she started practicing in the 1990s. Medical researchers and physicians now have a better understanding of how genetic mutations drive growth of the disease and the result is phenomenal changes in how it’s treated. “The more we know about the

dr elliot lander

Elliot B. Lander, M.D. — Top Doctors 2016

Urology and Stem Cell Treatment, California Stem Cell Treatment Center

Lizbeth Scordo Top Doctors, Watch & Listen - Health & Wellness

It would still be business as usual for Elliot B. Lander and the successful Rancho Mirage urology practice he established in 1997 had it not been for one life-changing event in 2010. That’s when his colleague, cosmetic surgeon and fat transfer expert Mark Berman showed him a new stem cell technology he’d been introduced to in Korea. The technology enables

dr geoffrey block

Geoffrey D. Block, M.D. — Top Doctors 2016

Gastroenterology, Eisenhower Medical Center

Lizbeth Scordo Top Doctors, Watch & Listen - Health & Wellness

When Geoffrey D. Block was recruited by Eisenhower Medical Center to focus on interventional and surgical endoscopy, only part of his glee was about the work. He’d grown tired of the gray skies of Pittsburgh, where he’d spent more than 30 years as a physician, and his wife was excited about the prospect of living closer to family in Los