As a minimally invasive thoracic surgeon, Dr. Eric Presser tackles virtually every issue outside of the heart at Desert Regional Medical Center.
Dr. Qing Tian serves as an otolaryngology head and neck surgeon at JFK Memorial Hospital and Desert Regional Medical Center.
Coty Ho’s passion is research, which is why he relishes his position as medical director of the oncology research program at Desert Regional’s Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Dr. Mark C. Genesen brings specialized gynecology care to the Coachella Valley at Eisenhower Health in Rancho Mirage.
There’s a simple reason Dr. Mehrdad Asgeri went into gastroenterology. “My passion is to prevent my patients from getting cancer.”
What do tennis star Rafael Nadal, philanthropist Harold Matzner, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. actor Gabriel Luna have in common? They’ve all benefited from hair and makeup master Chelsea Dorris. Though you’ll never see the imaginatively tattooed mother of two in a saggy pair of mom jeans (“thrifted threads are my favorite!” she says, describing her style as “an eclectic mix
Cell phone off, body cleansed, I dip a toe into Desert Serenity Float’s pod, a one-person, egg-shaped pool. The water is warm, dense, and inviting. As I ease in, buoyancy takes over and my body naturally reclines into effortless suspension. The result is nearly instantaneous — pure, untethered relaxation. Soft music plays a few more moments, but I kill the
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
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
VIDEO: Dr. Rodolfo Batarse talks about being the only transplant-certified physician for the kidneys and pancreas in the valley.