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Health & Wellness Lecture Series


Through our exclusive Health & Wellness partnership with Eisenhower Health, you get access to physicians on a variety of health topics. Check back monthly for new lectures, currently held on most Wednesdays @ The Center, virtually via-Zoom, from 4 PM - 5 PM.


Date Time Presenter Topic Topic Description
Wednesday,           Jun 9, 2021 4:00 to 5:00 pm PANEL - Eisenhower- Alex del Rosario, MD;   Borrego Health - Rob Fontanilla, PA, DAP Health - Andrew Glorioso, PrEP Program Manager PrEP and PEP During COVID and Post-Vaccination: What You Need to Know Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis, also known as PrEP, is a powerful prevention tool in the form of a pill, taken daily to prevent HIV. Find out more information about PrEP, and if this tool is right for you. Join us for an informative panel discussion with Alex del Rosario, MD, Eisenhower Health, Rob Fontanilla, PA, Borrego Health, and Andy Glorioso, PrEP Navigator, DAP Health, regarding PrEP and PEP during COVID and post-vaccination, plus care services here in the Coachella Valley and what is available to you. Join us via ZOOM and bring your questions.
Wednesday,              Jun 23, 2021 4:00 to 5:00 pm Jon Colbert, NP Sexually Transmitted Infections at Any Age Please join Jon Colbert, NP, Eisenhower Health for a discussion on sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and your health.  Jon will be discussing what thorough STI screening means and how to get it done properly by your primary care provider.  He will focus on screening for syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, HPV (Human Papilloma Virus), HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus), Hepatitis A/B/C, and HSV (Herpes Simplex Virus).  He will also touch on current treatment guidelines for these infections, as well as novel preventive strategies to keep you and the community safe from the spread of these infections.                                                                                                                               
Wednesday,                 Jul 14, 2021 4:00 to 5:00 pm Johnathan Bechard, MD Sexual Health in a Fetish World Please join Jonathan Bechard, MD, Internal Medicine, for a sex-positive discussion around common medical risks associated with fetish play, how to avoid them, how to talk about them with your doctor, and how to bring a health-positive voice to your desires and experimentation.
Wednesday,             Jul 28, 2021 4:00 to 5:00 pm Jon Colbert, NP Demystifying the HPV Virus – Using preventative care to help prevent cancer Please join Jon Colbert, NP for a discussion to help demystify the HPV virus and how to use preventative care to help prevent cancer.  Find out what you can do to help decrease your chances of getting HPV and the different types of cancer linked to it. You will get answers to common questions about HPV, HPV infection, and how HPV testing is used.
Wednesday,           Aug 4, 2021 4:00 to 5:00 pm Don Gardenier, NP Colorectal Cancer: Risk, Screening and You Preparing for a screening colonoscopy is no fun. Anyone who has had one will tell you that. But preventing colon cancer can save your life. Join us and get the facts on colon cancer screening: who should have it, what are the different ways to screen for colon cancer, and when should you be screened. We will also review how your history could affect your family members' risk so that you can encourage them to be screened as well.  
Wednesday,          Aug 11, 2021 4:00 to 5:00 pm Alex del Rosario, MD Gay Men's Guide to Sex Join Alex del Rosario, MD, for a broad overview of gay male sexual practices in the medical aspect. An in-depth question and answer session will follow. 


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