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COUNTY
INFORMATION:

Bermuda Dunes
Community Council
Meets the 2nd Thursday
every other month

Supervisor PEREZ office
Victoria Llort
760 863 8211
VLlort@rivco.org

Sheriff's Department
Lt. Todd Pauling
760 863 8990
tpauling@riversidesheriff.org

California Highway Patrol
Office Phil Watkins
760 772 5300

Cal Fire
Chief Mark Brooks
760 343 3510
Mark.Brooks@fire.ca.gov

Code Enforcement
Michael Bowles
Direct No 951-600-6233
mebowles@rivco.org

Bermuda Dunes Community
Center/Desert Rec
Tatiana Hinkle
thinkle@drd.us.com
760-347-3484 ext. 134

Bermuda Dunes Airport




79880 Avenue 42, Bermuda
Dunes, CA 92203 ·
PH: (760) 345-2558
AGoodwyn@
BermudaDuesAirport.org

Myoma Water Co
Mark Meeler
General Manager
Myoma Dunes Water
Company
79050 Avenue 42
Bermuda Dunes, CA 92203
760-772-1967  Office
760-345-9761  FAX

GRAFFITI HOTLINE
Desert
1-888-472-3488

All other areas of the County
1-951-955-3333

Riverside County Waste
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Waste Management has a
roadside cleanup program
in the Riverside County
they can be reached at
951-955-6899

Union Pacific RR
Critical Need Phone #
888 877 7267

ILLEGAL DUMPING
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USEFUL INFO
ABOUT BDSA AND
BDCA
Board Members
Bermuda Dunes Security
Association

Robert Nagles-- Vice President
Chris Hogan-- Treasurer
John Thiele-- Secretary
Don Keprta-- Director
Michael Tanner-- Director
Jack Fox - Director
Robert Nelson - Director

BDSA Meeting
4th Thurs. of every month

BDSA BULLETIN
CLICK
HERE

BDSA
Responsibilities
:

Bermuda Dunes Security
Association (BDSA) is
responsible for streets
(potholes, cracks, street
drainage and dry wells),
Security entry/exit, patrol
vehicles, cable TV
agreement, fee collection
& payment, gates & gate
lights, medians, walls,
guardhouses and all
street/gate signage.

BDSA is managed by
Desert Resort Mgmt
Contact:
John Walters-Clark
760 346 1161

BDSA RULES AND REGS

The Admin Office is open
Monday thru Friday for
questions and concerns.

Resident Login System
is handled by DRM

Admin hours are as follows:

Monday 9 -5
Tuesday 9 - 5
Wednesday 9 - 5
Thursday10-6  
Friday 9 - 5
Saturday Closed         
Sunday Closed

If this is urgent, please
contact Security at:

Telephone Numbers:

Main Gate: 760-360-1322
Main Gate #1
Glass Gate #2
Administration #3

Bermuda Dunes
Home Owner's
Association
Meets
Third Tuesday at
6:00 p.m. each month

EXCEPT AUGUST
Adm Bldg
4:30 PM

President   Charlie Bishop
Vice President. Brett Coor
Secretary. Janet McMurtrey
Board member Kristy Parmelee
Treasure. Mike Soran

Joint Committee Representatives
are Janet McMurtrey and Brett
Coor
s

BDCA is managed by
Desert Resort Mgmt
Contact:
John Walters-Clark
760 346 1161

CC&Rs for BDSA

Here is what
BDCA is
responsible for:

Bermuda Dunes
Community Association
(BDCA) is responsible for
most problems relating to
property owner's home
and lot, dogs,
landscaping, pool
draining, trash cans,
fountains and landscaping
at the main gate.

The Architectural
Committee reports to the
Community Board

Dues are $100 per year
and are payable in
January in lump sum

Architectural Committee
responsibilities

A.  THE MISSION:  As representatives of each
Homeowner, members of the Architectural
Control Committee (ACC), are volunteer
community members.  The ACC, as
established in the CC&R’s, has been charged
with the mission to oversee that each lot and
dwelling within the Community is developed
and maintained in a manner compatible with
its standard aesthetics and quality.

B.  ALL IMPROVEMENTS:  The ACC has the
responsibility to approve or to reject all plans
for real property improvements on all lots
within any subdivision of the Community, and
all properties owned by the Bermuda Dunes
Community Association and Bermuda Dunes
Security Association, prior to commencement
of construction of that improvement.

C. RESPONSIBILITY: The ACC’s goal is to
foster careful design in furtherance of its
responsibility to represent each Homeowner
in the preservation of the architectural and
landscaping aesthetics and character of the
homes within the Community and to monitor,
according to its authority for interpretation,
enforcement of BDCA’s governing
documents.  Utilizing and interpreting the
Guidelines, the ACC will consider the
aesthetic and functional aspects of each
design, including placement of buildings,
landscaping, exterior finishes and materials,
height and bulk, orientation of site lines, etc.  
In addition, the ACC will consider the effect of
the proposed improvement on neighboring
properties and the Community as a whole.

D.  LIMITATION OF RESPONSIBILITY:  The
ACC is not responsible for reviewing nor
shall its approval of any plan or design be
deemed approval of any structural safety or
conformance with building or other codes.
The ACC assumes no responsibility for the
structural or mechanical soundness of
approved designs.

E.  RECORDS:  Records of ACC approvals or
actions will be kept on file, by Tract or Unit
and by Lot number, at the office of the BDCA.

F.  AUTHORITY:  Submissions are required
directly from homeowners, regardless that
they may reside in sub-communities that may
have their own architectural review boards,
guidelines and committees.  The BDCA-ACC
has final authority for approval of projects as
outlined herein. No submittals will be
accepted from sub-community boards or
committees, unless submission is for
common area projects within the sub-
community.

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ADDICTION PSYCHIATRY
Sean A. Barlow, M.D.
San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital
41990 Cook St., F Bldg., Ste.
2008
Palm Desert, CA 92211
760-674-9777
Addiction/Substance Abuse

ALLERGY & IMMUNOLOGY
Gary I. Greenwald, M.D.
Eisenhower Health
72855 Fred Waring Drive, Ste.
C20
Palm Desert, CA 92260
760-341-9777
Nasal Allergy, Allergy & Asthma,
Pulmonary Disease, Clinical
Trials

Sam J. Weiss, M.D.
Eisenhower Health
39000 Bob Hope Drive, Kiewit
Bldg., Ste. 303
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-346-2070
Asthma & Allergy, Pediatric
Allergy & Immunology, Sinusitis,
Anaphylaxis

CARDIAC
ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY
Hetal R. Bhakta, M.D.
Desert Regional Medical Center/
Desert Heart Rhythm
Consultants
1100 N. Palm Canyon Drive,
Ste. 206
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760-883-1600
Arrhythmias, Atrial Fibrillation,
Pacemakers/Defibrillators

Andrew M. Rubin, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Cardiology Consultants
39000 Bob Hope Drive, Hal B.
Wallis Bldg.
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-346-0642
Atrial Fibrillation,
Pacemakers/Defibrillators,
Arrhythmias

CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE
A Mohammad Abid, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / John F.
Kennedy Memorial Hospital /
The Heart Institute 
Medical
Center
81709 Dr. Carreon Blvd., Ste. A1
Indio, CA 92201
760-863-4666
Interventional Cardiology

Michael Bagheri, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Regional Medical Center / CURE
Cardiovascular Consultants
555 Tachevah Drive, Ste. 1W202
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760-323-2174

Leon A. Feldman, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Cardiology Consultants
39000 Bob Hope Drive, Hal B.
Wallis Bldg.
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-346-0642
Arrhythmias, Atrial Fibrillation,
Cardiac Electrophysiology

Damon E. Kelsay, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Cardiology Consultants
39000 Bob Hope Drive, Hal B.
Wallis Bldg.
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-346-0642
Echocardiography

Lester D. Padilla, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Cardiology Consultants
39000 Bob Hope Drive, Hal B.
Wallis Bldg.
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-346-0642

Philip J. Patel, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Cardiology Consultants
39000 Bob Hope Drive, Hal B.
Wallis Bldg.
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-346-0642
Nuclear Cardiology,
Echocardiography, Cardiac
Imaging, Heart Failure

Eric M. Sontz, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Cardiology Consultants
39000 Bob Hope Drive, Hal B.
Wallis Bldg.
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-346-0642
Heart Attack, Nuclear
Cardiology, Colon & Rectal
Surgery

Scott Gering, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Eisenhower
Medical Associates / Mike & Jan
Salta Health Center
39000 Bob Hope Drive, Floor 2,
Ste. A
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-837-8601
Laparoscopic Surgery, Colon &
Rectal Cancer & Surgery

DERMATOLOGY
Pamela Broska, M.D.
West Dermatology
72785 Frank Sinatra Drive, Ste.
101
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-969-5900
Mohs Surgery, Cosmetic
Dermatology, Laser Surgery

Timothy M. Jochen, M.D.
Desert Regional Medical Center
/ Eisenhower Health / Contour
Dermatology & Cosmetic
Surgery Center
42600 Mirage Road
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-423-4000
Mohs Surgery, Skin Cancer,
Cosmetic Dermatology, Hair
Restoration/Transplant

Timothy F. Richardson, M.D.
Mirage Dermatology
36867 Cook St., Ste. 101
Palm Desert, CA 92211
760-341-1999
Mohs Surgery, Skin Cancer

Wendy E. Roberts, M.D.
35280 Bob Hope Drive, Ste. 105
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-346-4262
Cosmetic Dermatology, Geriatric
Dermatology,
Dermatopathology, 
Kybella for
under-chin fat

DIAGNOSTIC RADIOLOGY
Jerry Y. Chang, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Eisenhower
Imaging Center / Lucy Curci
Cancer Center, 
Lower Level
39000 Bob Hope Drive
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-674-3850
Interventional Radiology

Mehran K. Elly, M.D., Ph.D.
Eisenhower Health / Eisenhower
Imaging Center / Lucy Curci
Cancer Center, 
Lower Level
39000 Bob Hope Drive
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-674-3850
Interventional Radiology,
Cardiovascular Imaging

John Francis Feller, M.D.
Desert Medical Imaging 74785
Highway 111, Ste. 101
Indian Wells, CA 92210
760-776-8989
Musculoskeletal Imaging,
Orthopaedic Imaging, Body
Imaging, Sports Medicine
Radiology

Brian K. Herman, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Eisenhower
Imaging Center / Lucy Curci
Cancer Center, 
Lower Level
39000 Bob Hope Drive
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-773-1251
Interventional Radiology,
Neuroradiology, Endovascular
Surgery

Marla R. Lander, M.D.
Desert Regional Medical Center
/ Comprehensive Cancer Center
1180 N. Indian Canyon Drive,
Ste. E150
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760-416-4700
Mammography, Breast Imaging

ENDOCRINOLOGY, DIABETES,
& METABOLISM
Elke Jost-Vu, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Eisenhower
Medical Associates
72780 Country Club Drive, B
Bldg., Ste. 205
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-321-5257
Diabetes, Thyroid Disorders,
Pituitary Disorders

FAMILY MEDICINE
Frank B. Arian, M.D.
Desert Regional Medical Center
/ Eisenhower Health/ Victory
Physicians
490 S. Farrell Drive, Ste. C104
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760-327-8755

Christopher J. Faux, M.D.
Desert Regional Medical Center
/ First California Physician
Partners
35800 Bob Hope Drive, Ste. 225
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-673-7010

Julia Lo Martin, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Eisenhower
Medical Associates / Argyros
Health Center
45280 Seeley Drive, Floor 3
La Quinta, CA 92253
760-610-7300
Concierge Medicine

Gregory A. Pecchia, D.O.
Eisenhower Health / Eisenhower
Medical Associates / Argyros
Health Center
45280 Seeley Drive, Floor 3
La Quinta, CA 92253
760-610-7300

Stephen Ross Steele, D.O.
Eisenhower Health / Eisenhower
Medical Associates / Argyros
Health Center
45280 Seeley Drive, Floor 3
La Quinta, CA 92253
760-610-7300
Primary Care Sports Medicine

David H. Stoltzman, M.D.
Eisenhower Health
39000 Bob Hope Drive, Wright
Bldg., Ste. 409
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-346-0663
Geriatric Medicine

Murray D. Taylor, M.D.
Eisenhower Health
39300 Bob Hope Drive, Bannan
Bldg., Ste. 1105
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-773-3379

GASTROENTEROLOGY
Adewale B. Ajumobi, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Eisenhower
Medical Associates
39700 Bob Hope Drive,
Hirschberg Bldg, Ste. 101
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-773-2882
Endoscopy & Colonoscopy

Gary Annunziata, D.O.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Gastroenterology Consultants
35900 Bob Hope Drive, Ste. 275
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-321-2500

Mehrdad Asgeri, M.D.
Desert Regional Medical Center
/ Oasis Advanced
Gastroenterology
1100 N. Palm Canyon Drive,
Ste. 214
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760-699-7607
Colonoscopy, Inflammatory
Bowel Disease/Crohn’s, Gastric
& Esophageal Disorders

Geoffrey D. Block, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Eisenhower
GI 
Specialty Clinic
39700 Bob Hope Drive, Ste. 101
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-773-2882
Endoscopic Ultrasound, Liver
Disease, Pancreatic & Biliary
Disease,
Colonoscopy/Polypectomy

Anh T. Duong, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Gastroenterology Consultants
35900 Bob Hope Drive, Ste. 275
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-321-2500

GYNECOLOGIC ONCOLOGY
Mark C. Genesen, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Eisenhower
Medical Associates / Mike & Jan
Salta Health Center
39000 Bob Hope Drive, Floor 2
Rancho Mirage CA 92555
760-733-4383
Gynecologic Cancers

Ernest S. Han, M.D., Ph.D.
Desert Regional Medical Center
/ City of Hope National Medical 

Center / Comprehensive Cancer
Center
1180 N. Indian Canyon Drive,
Ste. E218
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760-416-4800
Gynecologic Cancers, Robotic
Surgery

HAND SURGERY
Eric L. Freedman, M.D.
John F. Kennedy Memorial
Hospital / Eisenhower Health /
Desert Hand Associates
36951 Cook St., Ste. 102
Palm Desert, CA 92211
760-342-8444
Hand & Upper Extremity
Surgery, Arthritis, Carpal Tunnel
Syndrome

Stephen J. O’Connell, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Orthopedic Center
39000 Bob Hope Drive, Harry &
Diane Rinker Bldg.
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-568-2684
Upper Extremity Surgery, Carpal
Tunnel Syndrome, Rotator Cuff
Surgery

INFECTIOUS DISEASE
Shubha J. Kerkar, M.D.
Desert Regional Medical Center
/ Eisenhower Health /
Comprehensive 
Cancer Center
1180 N. Indian Canyon Drive,
Ste. E218
Palm Springs, CA 92262 760-
416-4921
HIV/AIDS, Infectious Disease

Bachir K. Younes, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Younes
Medical
36923 Cook St., Ste. 103
Palm Desert, CA 92211
760-636-1336
HIV, Wound Care, Lyme
Disease, Tuberculosis

INTERNAL MEDICINE
Paul A. Biskar, M.D.
Eisenhower Health
41750 Rancho Las Palmas
Drive, Ste. C4
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-346-0600

Mary Ann Howell, M.D.
Eisenhower Health
39000 Bob Hope Drive, Probst
Bldg., Ste. 317
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-340-3611
Concierge Medicine

Hessam Mahdavi, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Eisenhower
Medical Associates / Argyros
Health Center
45280 Seeley Drive, Floor 3
La Quinta, CA 92253
760-610-7220
Integrative Medicine

Mustaqeem A. Qazi, M.D.
82013 Dr. Carreon Blvd., Ste. C
Indio, CA 92201
760-863-0138

John D. Stansell, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Eisenhower
Medical Associates / Eisenhower
Primary Care
4791 E. Palm Canyon Drive,
Ste. 200
Palm Springs, CA 92264
760-834-7950
AIDS/HIV

INTERVENTIONAL
CARDIOLOGY
Andrew D. Frutkin, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Cardiology Consultants
39000 Bob Hope Drive, Hal B.
Wallis Bldg.
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-346-0642
Coronary Artery Disease, Heart
Valve Disease, Cardiac Imaging

Ghassan M. Kazmouz, M.D.
Desert Regional Medical Center
/ Eisenhower Health / Coachella
Valley Cardiology
1180 N. Indian Canyon Drive,
Ste. W304
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760-322-9562
Angioplasty & Stent Placement,
Coronary Artery Disease

Puneet Khanna, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Cardiology Consultants
39000 Bob Hope Drive, Hal B.
Wallis Bldg.
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-346-0642

Khoi Minh Le, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Cardiology Consultants
39000 Bob Hope Drive, Hal B.
Wallis Bldg.
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-346-0642
Cardiac Catheterization,
Angioplasty & Stent Placement,
Peripheral Vascular Disease,
Preventive Cardiologyy

MEDICAL ONCOLOGY
Murthy V. Andavolu, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / John F.
Kennedy Memorial Hospital /
Eisenhower Medical Associates /
Lucy Curci Cancer Center
39000 Bob Hope Drive
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-770-4034
Cancer Genetics, Cancer
Immunotherapy

Elber S. Camacho, M.D.
Desert Regional Medical Center
/ City of Hope National Medical 

Center / Comprehensive Cancer
Center
1180 N. Indian Canyon Drive,
Ste. E218
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760-416-4800
Leukemia, Lymphoma, Multiple
Myeloma

Luke P. Dreisbach, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Hematology-Oncology Medical
Group
39800 Bob Hope Drive, Ste. C
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-568-3613

Philip B. Dreisbach, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Hematology-Oncology Medical
Group
39800 Bob Hope Drive, Ste. C
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-568-3613
Lung Cancer, Breast Cancer,
Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin’s,
Ovarian Cancer

Coty P. Ho, M.D.
Desert Regional Medical Center
/ John F. Kennedy Memorial
Hospital / Comprehensive 

Cancer Center
1180 N. Indian Canyon Drive,
Ste. E218
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760-416-4749
Gastrointestinal Cancer, Solid
Tumors

Amy Law, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Hematology-Oncology Medical
Group
39800 Bob Hope Drive, Ste. C
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-568-3613
Head & Neck Cancer, Neuro-
Oncology, Hematology

Maria Iliana Popescu, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Regional Medical Center /
Eisenhower Desert Cancer Care
39000 Bob Hope Drive
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-346-7655

David E. Young, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Hematology-Oncology Medical
Group
39800 Bob Hope Drive, Ste. C
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-568-3613
Hematology

NEPHROLOGY
David M. Alderman, M.D.
Desert Regional Medical Center
/ Eisenhower Health / Desert
Nephrology
1180 N. Indian Canyon Drive,
Ste. W303
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760-416-4819

Rodolfo R. Batarse, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Regional Medical Center /
Desert Kidney Care
71511 Highway 111, Ste. H
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-773-2200

Narendra S. Chandrashekar,M.
D.
Eisenhower Health / 
John F.
Kennedy Memorial Hospital /
Kidney Institute of the Desert /
Coachella Valley Nephrology
43576 Washington St., Ste. 100
La Quinta, CA 92253
760-360-4433

Bryan L. Stone, M.D.
Desert Regional Medical Center
/ Eisenhower Health / Desert
Nephrology
1180 N. Indian Canyon Drive,
Ste. W303
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760-416-4819
Hypertension, Transplant
Medicine-Kidney, Nutrition

NEUROLOGICAL SURGERY
Shahin Etebar, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Regional Medical Center /
Desert Spine & Neurosurgical
Institute
1180 N. Indian Canyon Drive,
Ste. E317
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760-346-8058
Spinal Surgery

Farhad Limonadi, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Neurosurgical Associates
72780 Country Club Drive, Ste.
A104
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-837-8020
Brain & Spinal Surgery, Spinal
Surgery—Complex, Brain
Tumors

Alfred Shen, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Neurosurgical Associates
72780 Country Club Drive, Ste.
A104
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-837-8020
Spinal Surgery

Javed Siddiqi, M.D.
Institute of Clinical Orthopedics
& Neuroscience
1180 N. Indian Canyon Drive,
Ste. W214
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760-416-4511
Skull Base Surgery, Spinal Cord
Surgery

NEUROLOGY
Antoine J. Elhajjar, M.D.
Desert Neurology & Sleep
41990 Cook St., Ste. A101
Palm Desert, CA 92211
760-340-0528
Sleep Disorders, Headache,
Epilepsy, Movement Disorders

Bhagwan I. Moorjani, M.D.
Desert Regional Medical Center
/ Hope Neurologic Center
79440 Corporate Center Drive,
Ste. 108
La Quinta, CA 92253
760-514-0166
Pediatric Neurology, Clinical
Neurophysiology, Neurological
Imaging, 
Nerve Injuries

Reza Nazemi, M.D.
Eisenhower Health
39000 Bob Hope Drive,
Kiewit Bldg., Ste. 308
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-341-3400

OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY
Lisa M. Bodon, M.D.
Desert Regional Medical Center
/ Eisenhower Health / Desert
Valley
OB/GYN
1180 N. Indian Canyon Drive,
Ste. 425 E
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760-778-1011
Gynecology only

Karen H. Donley, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Eisenhower
Medical Associates / Women’s
Health at Argyros 
Health Center
45280 Seeley Drive, Floor 3
La Quinta, CA 92253
760-610-7220
Gynecology Only

Christine L. Griswold, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Eisenhower
Medical Associates
39000 Bob Hope Drive, Kiewit
Bldg., Ste. 405
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-568-4343

Les J. Gurwitt, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Regional Medical Center / Fleur
Women’s Health
72780 Country Club Drive, Ste.
A103
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-779-5511
Women’s Health, Gynecology
Only

Enrique G. Jacome, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Regional Medical Center / Fleur
Women’s Health
72780 Country Club Drive, Ste.
A103
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-779-5511
Robotic Hysterectomy, Minimally
Invasive Surgery, Pelvic
Reconstruction

Toni L. Long, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Eisenhower
Medical Associates / Women’s
Health at Argyros Health Center
45280 Seeley Drive, Floor 3
La Quinta, CA 92253
760-610-7220
Gynecology Only, Menopause
Problems, Sexual Dysfunction

OPHTHALMOLOGY
Clifford O. Brown, M.D.
John F. Kennedy Memorial
Hospital / Eisenhower Health
82013 Dr. Carreon Blvd., Ste. H
Indio, CA 92201
760-200-9909
Diabetic Eye
Disease/Retinopathy, Cataract
Surgery, Macular Degeneration

Clement K. Chan, M.D.
Southern California Desert
Retina Consultants
36949 Cook St., Ste. 101
Palm Desert, CA 92211
760-340-2394
Retina/Vitreous Surgery, Retinal
Disorders

Robert B. Guss, M.D.
Desert Regional Medical Center
/ The Vision Professionals
1180 N. Indian Canyon Drive,
Ste. 130
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760-320-7051
Corneal Disease & Surgery

Camille M. Harrison, M.D.
Coachella Valley Retina
72301 Country Club Drive, Ste.
108
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-895-1993
Retina/Vitreous Surgery, Diabetic
Eye Disease/Retinopathy, Macular
Degeneration

Jennifer I. Hui, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / El Centro
Regional Medical Center / The
Eyelid Institute
41990 Cook St., F Bldg., Ste.
1007
Palm Desert, CA 92211
760-610-2677
Oculoplastic & Reconstructive
Surgery, Eyelid
Surgery/Blepharoplasty

Bart P. Ketover, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Milauskas 

Eye Institute
72057 Dinah Shore Drive, Ste. D
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-340-3937
Cataract Surgery, Intraocular
Lens

Steven G. Lin, M.D.
Southern California Desert
Retina Consultants
36949 Cook St., Ste. 101
Palm Desert, CA 92211
760-340-2394
Retina/Vitreous Surgery, Macular
Disease/Degeneration, Retinal
Disorders

Harry Marshak, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Coachella
Valley Retina
74075 El Paseo, Ste. D2
Palm Desert, CA 92260
760-341-2551
Cosmetic Surgery-Face & Eyes,
Eyelid Cosmetic &
Reconstructive Surgery

ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY
James A. Bell, M.D., Ph.D.
Eisenhower Health / 
Desert
Regional Medical Center /
Desert Orthopedic Center
151 S. Sunrise Way, Ste. 500
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760-568-2684
Trauma, Sports Medicine, Joint
Replacement

David W. Duffner, M.D.
Desert Regional Medical Center
/ Eisenhower Health
71511 Highway 111, Ste. A
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-340-2600
Spinal Surgery, Joint
Replacement

David A. Friscia, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Orthopedic Center
39000 Bob Hope Drive, Harry &
Diane Rinker Bldg.
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-568-2684
Foot & Ankle Surgery—
Complex, Ankle Replacement &
Revision, Charcot Foot, Sports
Injuries—Foot & Ankle

Patrick St. Pierre, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Orthopedic Center
39000 Bob Hope Drive, Harry &
Diane Rinker Bldg.
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-568-2684
Arthroscopic Surgery, Shoulder
Arthroscopic Surgery, Shoulder
Surgery, Sports Injuries

A. David Tahernia, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Orthopedic Center
39000 Bob Hope Drive, Harry &
Diane Rinker Bldg.
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-568-2684
Spinal Surgery

OTOLARYNGOLOGY
B. Maya Kato, M.D.
Desert Regional Medical Center
/ Eisenhower Health / The Ear
Institute
36867 Cook St., Ste. 103
Palm Desert, CA 92211
760-565-3900
Skull Base Surgery, Balance
Disorders, Cochlear Implants

Eric A. Nash, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / La Quinta
ENT
78370 Highway 111, Ste. 160
La Quinta, CA 92253
760-771-4242
Sinus Disorders/Surgery, Voice
Disorders

Qing Tian, M.D.
Desert Regional Medical Center
/ First California Physician
Partners Otolaryngology
47647 Caleo Bay Drive Ste. 210
La Quinta, CA 92253
760-771-1000
Head & Neck Surgery

Majid Torabi, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Regional Medical Center /
Desert Cities Allergy &
Otolaryngology
39000 Bob Hope Drive, Probst
Bldg., Ste. 202
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-346-1788
Sinus Disorders/Surgery, Allergy

Quinten M. VanderWerf, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert Ear,
Nose & Throat
39000 Bob Hope Drive, Wright
Bldg., Ste. 301
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-340-4566
Facial Plastic & Reconstructive
Surgery, Nasal Surgery

Mark D. Wilson, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert Ear,
Nose & Throat
39000 Bob Hope Drive, Ste.
301, Wright Bldg.
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-340-4566

PAIN MEDICINE
C. Edward Anderson Jr., M.D.
Desert Regional Medical Center
/ Desert Pain Care Medicine
Group
36915 Cook St., E Bldg., Ste.
102
Palm Desert, CA 92211
760-969-5200
Pain — Interventional
Techniques

Mark Bouffard IV, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / 
Pain &
Spine Center 
of the Desert
72650 Fred Waring Drive, Ste.
214
Palm Desert, CA 92260
760-776-7999
Pain-Chronic, Pain-
Musculoskeletal, Arthritis

Lee W. Erlendson, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Rancho
Mirage Pain Associates
39300 Bob Hope Drive Bannan
Bldg., Ste. 1203
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-773-3075
Pain Management

Roland D. Reinhart, M.D.
Eisenhower Health
39700 Bob Hope Drive Ste. 202
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-341-2360
Pain Management, 
Pain-Back

PEDIATRIC CARDIOLOGY
Aijaz Hashmi, M.D.
Desert Regional Medical Center
/ Loma Linda University Medical
Center
555 E. Tachevah Drive 2W
Bldg., Ste. 105
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760-318-8100
Congenital Heart Disease —
Adult, Fetal Echocardiography

PEDIATRICS
M. Nieves Gutierrez-Go, M.D.
Valley Children’s 
Medical Center
80495 Highway 111
Indio, CA 92201
760-347-2887

Alexander A. Villarasa, M.D.
Desert Regional Medical Center
/ Desert Valley Pediatrics
1801 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way,
Ste. 102
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760-327-5900

PHYSICAL MEDICINE &
REHABILITATION
David R. Clawson, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Eisenhower
Medical Associates / Dolores
Hope 
Outpatient Clinic
39000 Bob Hope Drive
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-834-7870
Stroke Rehabilitation,
Musculoskeletal Injuries,
Electrodiagnosis, 
Sports
Medicine

PLASTIC SURGERY
Scott M. Aaronson, M.D.
Desert Regional Medical Center
/ Eisenhower Health
1221 N. Indian Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760-325-5255
Cosmetic Surgery — Breast,
Facial Rejuvenation, Liposuction
& Body Contouring, Cosmetic
Surgery — Face & Body

Ritu R. Chopra, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Cedars-
Sinai Medical Center / Plastic
Surgery Institute
71949 Highway 111, Ste. 300
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-568-2211
Facelift, Breast Revision, Breast
Reconstruction, Breast
Augmentation

Andrew J. Hayduke, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Regional Medical Center /
Eisenhower Medical Center
39000 Bob Hope Drive, Kiewit
Bldg., Ste. K206
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-341-6996
Cosmetic Surgery — Face,
Breast, Eyelid Surgery,
Liposuction & Body Contouring

Andrew P. Ordon, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Cedars-
Sinai Medical Center / Plastic
Surgery Institute
71949 Highway 111, Ste. 300
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-568-2211
Facelift, Breast Revision, Breast
Reconstruction, Breast
Augmentation

Suzanne M. Quardt, M.D.
Eisenhower Health
70017 Highway 111, Ste. 1
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-324-2660
Cosmetic Surgery — Breast,
Liposuction & Body Contouring

Mark V. Sofonio, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Regional Medical Center
39000 Bob Hope Drive, Kiewit
Bldg., Ste. 407
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-341-5555
Cosmetic Surgery — Face &
Body, Skin Laser Surgery,
Liposuction, Reconstructive
Plastic Surgery

Judith B. Zacher, M.D.
Eisenhower Health
39300 Bob Hope Drive Bannan
Bldg., Ste. 1106
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-340-5774
Breast Cosmetic &
Reconstructive Surgery,
Liposuction & Body Contouring,
Cosmetic Surgery-Face

Mohammed Zakhireh, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / 
Cosmetic
Surgery Institute of Palm Desert
73710 Alessandro Drive, Ste. A1
Palm Desert, CA 92260
760-837-0364
Cosmetic Surgery — Face &
Body, Breast Augmentation,
Liposuction & Body Contouring

PSYCHIATRY
Ihor Galarnyk, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Loma Linda
University Medical Center, East
Campus
41990 Cook St., Ste. 2003
Palm Desert, CA 92211
760-341-8341
Addiction/Substance Abuse,
Geriatric Psychiatry

PULMONARY DISEASE
Ronald E. Sneider, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Regional Medical Center /
Eisenhower Pulmonary & Sleep
Specialty Clinic
39000 Bob Hope Drive, Wright
Bldg., Ste. 201
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-834-3564
Sleep Disorders, Lung Disease

Ziad A. Tannous, M.D.
Desert Regional Medical Center
/ Eisenhower Health
1180 N. Indian Canyon Drive,
Ste. W208
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760-323-4416
Lung Disease, Airway Disorders

Shahriyar Tavakoli, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Eisenhower
Pulmonary & Sleep Specialty
Clinic
39000 Bob Hope Drive, Wright
Bldg., Ste. 201
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-834-3564
Critical Care, Interventional
Pulmonology

RADIATION ONCOLOGY
Peter Greenberg, M.D.
21st Century Oncology
40055 Bob Hope Drive, Ste. B
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-202-3946
Lung Cancer, Gynecologic
Cancers

Judy M. Jackson, M.D.
Desert Regional Medical Center
/ City of Hope National Medical
Center / Comprehensive Cancer
Center
1180 N. Indian Canyon Drive,
Ste. E218
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760-416-4800
Gynecologic Cancers,
Gastrointestinal Cancer,
Prostate Cancer, 
Breast Cancer

Monica M. Khanna, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Eisenhower
Lucy Curci Cancer Center
39000 Bob Hope Drive
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-674-3600

Theodore D. Masek, M.D.
Redlands Community Hospital /
21st Century Oncology
77840 Flora Road
Palm Desert, CA 92211
760-200-8777
Prostate Cancer

REPRODUCTIVE
ENDOCRINOLOGY/INFERTILITY
Maher A. Abdallah, M.D.
Desert Regional Medical Center
/ Eisenhower Health / American
Reproductive Centers
1199 N. Indian Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760-346-4334
Infertility — IVF, Polycystic
Ovarian Syndrome,
Preimplantation Genetic
Diagnosis

RHEUMATOLOGY
Maria W. Greenwald, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Medical Advances
72855 Fred Waring Drive, Ste.
A6
Palm Desert, CA 92260
760-341-6800
Rheumatoid Arthritis

Kam A. Newman, M.D.
Eisenhower Medical Center /
Eisenhower Medical Associates
Mike & Jan Salta Health Center
39000 Bob Hope Drive, Floor 1
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-837-8569

SURGERY
Ramy A. Awad, M.D.
Desert Regional Medical Center
/ Eisenhower Health / Desert
Surgical & Bariatric Specialists
555 E. Tachevah Drive, Ste. 2W-
107
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760-866-0024
Bariatric/Obesity Surgery

Bobby S. Bhasker-Rao, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Parkview
Community Hospital Medical
Center / Lite Life Surgery
35900 Bob Hope Drive, Ste. 205
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-778-5220
Gastric Bypass Surgery,
Laparoscopic Surgery, Minimally
Invasive Surgery, Hernia

David M. Hyams, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Regional Medical Center /
Desert Surgical Oncology
39000 Bob Hope Drive, Kiewit
Bldg., Ste. 207
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-773-3311
Breast Cancer, Endocrine
Cancers, Gastrointestinal
Cancer, Cancer Surgery

Janet K. Ihde, M.D.
Desert Regional Medical Center
/ Eisenhower Health/
Comprehensive Cancer Center
1180 N. Indian Canyon Drive,
Ste. E150
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760-416-4915
Breast Cancer & Surgery,
Melanoma, Thyroid Cancer &
Surgery

THORACIC & CARDIAC
SURGERY
Eric R. Presser, M.D.
Desert Regional Medical Center
/ FCPP Surgical Associates
1180 N. Indian Canyon Drive,
Ste. E421
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760-424-8224
Minimally Invasive Thoracic
Surgery, Lung Cancer, Video
Assisted Thoracic Surgery
(VATS)

Joseph W. Wilson Jr., M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Regional Medical Center /
Cardiothoracic Surgery Clinic
39000 Bob Hope Drive,
Kiewit Bldg., Ste. 108
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-568-4330
Cardiothoracic Surgery,
Minimally Invasive Heart Valve
Surgery, Minimally Invasive
Thoracic Surgery

UROLOGY
John R. Faulkner, M.D.
Eisenhower Health
72780 Country Club Drive, C
Bldg., Ste. 302
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-346-4299
Minimally Invasive Surgery

Jeffrey H. Herz, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Regional Medical Center /
Urologic Institute of the Dessert
39000 Bob Hope Drive,
Kiewit Bldg., Ste. 401
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-346-1882
Prostate Cancer, Pediatric
Urology

Elliot B. Lander, M.D.
Rancho Mirage Medical Center
72780 Country Club Drive, C
Bldg., Ste. 301
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-776-0040
Interstitial Cystitis, Hormonal
Disorders

Gary Leifer, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Walsh
Urology Associates
72057 Highway 111
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-346-7191

Michael A. Sanford, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Eisenhower
Urology Specialty Clinic
39000 Bob Hope Drive, Wright
Bldg., Ste. 412
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-346-8555
Prostate Cancer, Incontinence,
Kidney Cancer, Erectile
Dysfunction

Brad A. Wolfson, M.D.
Desert Regional Medical Center
555 E. Tachevah Drive, Bldg.
2W Ste. 101,
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760-320-6005
Prostate Benign Disease,
Kidney Stones, Prostate Cancer,
Pediatric Urology

VASCULAR SURGERY
Alan E. Williamson, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Eisenhower
Medical Center Department of
Vascular Surgery
39300 Bob Hope Drive, Salta
Bldg., Floor 2
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-837-8601

Son Ha Yu, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Regional Medical Center /
Desert Vein & Vascular Institute
71780 San Jacinto Drive, I Bldg.
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-568-3461
Varicose Veins, Endovascular
Surgery, Vein Disorders,
Peripheral Vascular Disease
CRAFTS CLASS
Ladies' Locker Room

Wednesday
10:00 AM

Everyone is invited to participate
What a great way to meet new ladies



























































Rock Art
Jewelry Making and Repair
Quilting
Holiday Decorations
And much more...

Contact: Donna Nelson
dhateasystreet@msn.com
Questions about Cats and Dogs

IMAGINATION RULES THE WORLD
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NEWS FROM READERS
Dear Tootie:

Can cats be angry or disappointed with their owners?

Cats really do feel the absence of those they care about.

First of all, I’d recommend taking her to the vet to be sure that
she’s not sick. Cats tend to avoid their humans when they
don’t feel well, so it’s better to check and make sure she
doesn’t need medical help.

Cats like feeling in control of their environment. Sunny spots,
places where they think you can’t see them, and other comfy
spots help them feel safe.

There are also other things you can try like Feliway cat
pheromones. It’s like a glade plug-in with happy cat smells.
You won’t notice it, but she will. You can ask your vet about
it in case she has any allergies, but they’re easily found
online.

It’s hard when they’re sad because they can’t just tell us. We
have to figure it out from their behavior, but paying attention
to those changes is the first step to helping them recover.
Need help finding lost tortoise

GOOD NEWS

Billy was found in his own garage.
SATURDAY, APRIL 20

All Kids in the
Community are invited
to participate
!
Have a wonderful weekend

The blogfolks!
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EASTER EGGSTRAVAGANZA












Spring has sprung and Easter is on its way! It’s time to hop over to
the annual Easter Eggstravaganza at The Living Desert Zoo and
Gardens on Saturday, April 20, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon.  

The entire family will enjoy games and activities including a zoo-
wide egg treasure hunt, maze, crafts, face painting, keeper chats,
and the Wildlife Wonders Show. Children can meet and have their
photo taken with the Easter Bunny or at the special photo op with
10,000 eggs. Be sure to catch the race between the Tortoise and
the Hare when The Living Desert’s Easter bunny takes on the Zoo’
s tortoise mascot.  

Guests can also win prizes such as free churros and soft serve ice
cream, tickets to special events, or even a family membership by
participating in zoo-wide treasure hunt.  Guests are encouraged to
bring their own bag or basket to collect their eggs along the way.

Eggstravaganza is free for members and included with paid
admission to the park for non-members. Parking is always free.
The Surprising Truth About Refrigerating Butter

One of the most heated debates in the kitchen is whether or
not you should refrigerate butter. Some people cringe at the
thought of leaving butter on the countertop, while others
swear there's nothing worse than cold, hard butter straight
from the fridge. It's an understandable question with an even
more complicated answer. The short answer? It's OK to
leave it out - with some restrictions.

While butter is a dairy product, it's mostly fat, meaning that
it's less susceptible to bacteria. Salted butter is even less
prone to bacterial growth than unsalted butter because of its
sodium content, so the shelf life of the two types of butter is
slightly different. When it comes to leaving butter out of the
fridge, the first important rule is that it should be kept in a
butter crock or a similar airtight container. If butter is
exposed to air, it spoils much more quickly. When properly
sealed in the container after each use, salted butter sitting
out in a crock will last about two weeks, according to
Organic Authority. If room temperature in your kitchen
reaches above 70°F, however, it's best to refrigerate ASAP.
But unsalted butter is best left in the fridge at all times.
Dolphins found suffering from Alzheimer's
They are the only known wild animal to show signs of this disease.











We used to think only humans suffered from Alzheimer's disease,
that debilitating neurological disorder that most often strikes people
over the age of 65. But, it turns out, we aren't alone after all.
Dolphins have now also been found dead with Alzheimer's-like
plaques in their brains, strongly indicating that they likely beached
themselves as a result of the disease, reports ScienceAlert.

The discovery is an ominous warning to us all, because it also
hints at a potential cause for Alzheimer's: the environmental toxin
BMAA.

Each of the dozen or so cases of Alzheimer's identified in dolphins
so far has also been associated with BMAA, which is produced by
blue-green algal blooms common in dolphin habitats. This
neurotoxin is easily caught up in the ocean food web, which the
dolphins rely on more directly than we do, but humans also rely on
it and may be susceptible to the same concern.

"Dolphins are an excellent sentinel species for toxic exposures in
the marine environment," explained co-author Dr. Deborah Mash.
"With increasing frequency and duration of cyanobacterial blooms
in coastal waters, dolphins might provide early warning of toxic
exposures that could impact human health."

The research was published in the journal PLOS One.

The connection to toxin exposure
The connection with BMAA isn't a total surprise. Previous
experiments have shown that chronic BMAA dietary exposure can
trigger neurodegenerative changes in both humans and
non-human primates. Now we can add dolphins to that list.

While researchers aren't sure whether BMAA causes
Alzheimer's-related amyloid plaques to develop in humans like it
does in dolphins, we know this is a nasty substance associated
with brain disease, and it's something that needs to be thoroughly
investigated.

While blue-green algal blooms occur naturally, they can grow
dramatically in warm water conditions. So as our oceans warm due
to climate change, BMAA exposure will only increase.

"People should take simple steps to avoid cyanobacterial
exposure," said co-author Paul Alan Cox.

That involves avoiding eating creatures that are at the top of the
ocean food chain where BMAA can bioaccumulate. For instance,
sharks have been shown to be high in BMAA, and those that
consume shark fin soup or take cartilage pills are likely exposing
themselves to this neurotoxin.
Service Masters of the Desert,
Steve is the owner.....(760) 341-1183.....

They're really good!!!

Hi Mrs. B

Just had Service Masters clean ALL my windows, inside and
out....a lot of windows and they did an amazing job..thorough,
neat, efficient and clean.....also very reasonable.......I'd request
you post this on the Vendor list as a referral....thanks

Bob

Hi Bob:

We will be happy to place Service Masters of the Desert on
our Vendor List.

Click on the List, then click on 'W" for Window Washers
Note from Mrs. B

I received the following email from a great friend. I am
sharing it so that you are all aware that coyotes are always
out and about.

Mark and I are grieving over the loss of our Pepper.  He ran out the
door as we left at 5 pm so had to leave him out.

Coyote got him before our return that night.  Found a patch of his
fur but not his body and the grounds people have not found him.  
They said they have found two little dogs and lots of cats.  

It is a shame we cannot move the coyotes to their wild nature
grounds.  I thought about putting out poison meat!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Coleen

Hi Coleen and Mark:

I share your pain. Pepper was the most beautiful cat I had
ever seen.

The reason they don't try to relocate coyotes is that they just
return.

The best we can hope for is that we keep ou
r animals inside.
I know that is hard to do, but we all know what can happen
when we don't.

Mrs. B
From: Jeanne Link
To:theblogfolks@bdcommun.com

I enjoy reading the blog.
The Tick













A tick will sneak up on you or your dog, take up residence on your
body, administer a painless bite into the skin and engorge itself
with blood. A single tick bite can transmit multiple pathogens as
well as creating secondary infections and allergic reactions.  Do
you know what to do and how to protect yourself?

What is a tick?
The tick is often mistaken as an insect but is actually a small
arachnid. Ticks are external parasites (ectoparasites) that feed on
the blood of mammals, birds, some reptiles and amphibians. The
term for diet consisting of only blood is called hematophagy.

Description of a tick
The typical tick has a fiendishly designed feeding system.  With its
mouth, which is made up of a pair of jointed “palps,” a pair of
“chelicerae,” and a barbed feeding tube called a "hypostome", it
selects and sets its dining table, uninvited, on the skin of its
unwilling host.

Using its palps it chooses the precise spot where it will puncture
the skin.  The chelicerae shield the hypostome, its feeding tube.  
The backward-barbed hypostome penetrates the skin, producing a
small excavation where blood can pool. The barbs make it hard to
remove the tick. A glue-like substance from its salivary glands
firmly secures its connection to the skin.  The saliva acts as both a
local anesthetic and as an anticoagulant.

A tick ensures that its host feels neither pain nor irritation and
remains blissfully unaware of its presence. The blood supply does
not clot but remains fluid for sucking due to the saliva's action.  As
it sucks in blood, engorging its expandable body and external
skeleton, the tick, depending on its species, may increase its body
weight by as much as several hundred times, according to scientist
Larisa Vredevoe, University of California, Davis.

With simple eyes and specially adapted sensors, it can detect light,
shadow, shapes, movement, exhaled carbon dioxide, smells and
heat — all signals it uses to find and climb aboard potential hosts,
including mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians.

A fraction of an inch in length, a typical tick has a roughly teardrop-
shaped, two-part body encased in a leathery, accordion-like, dark
brown external skeleton.  One part – the tip of the teardrop –
serves as its head, with a primitive brain, simple eyes, and mouth.  
The other part – the main swell of the teardrop – functions as an
expandable body, containing the internal organs.

Tick Bites and vector-born diseases
A single tick bite can transmit multiple pathogens as well as
creating secondary infections and allergic reactions.  Ticks
therefore are the most common transmitters of vector-borne
diseases in the U.S.

Types of Ticks
A tick may belong to either of two families—the “hard” ticks, which
have projecting and very noticeable mouthparts, or the “soft” ticks,
which have barely noticeable projecting mouthparts. There are

The Hard Tick
A hard tick, unable to fly or jump, climbs up low-growing vegetation
near an animal run, where it waits, sometimes for months, for a
target of opportunity.  When the moment arrives, it uses its clawed
front legs to latch onto the ankles or legs of the passing potential
host.

A Hard Tick Waits for a Host
The tick selects its mark, pierces the skin and begins sucking
blood.  Typically, the adult female tick behaves like a glutton,
remaining in place until she is engorged, which may take several
days.  She may increase her body weight several hundred times.  
Then the female tick abandons her feeding site to lay eggs and
die.  The adult male tick feeds less ravenously, for it has come to
the host for the primary purpose, not of finding a meal, but rather,
of finding a mate.  Opportunistically, the male tick sometimes feeds,
not on the host, but on an engorged female.

















When the female hard tick abandons her feeding site, she lays a
batch of 10,000 or more eggs, and then dies, according to the Pest
Products Internet site.  (The male typically dies soon after mating.)

Tick offspring pass through four life cycle stages.  First, is the egg
stage. Second, the newly hatched larva, or “seed” tick, which has
only six legs, immediately begins to seek its blood fortune.  With
luck, the young tick will attach itself to a small mammal or reptile.  
Third, after engorging, probably over no more than several hours, it
will molt, emerging as a nymph, now with its full complement of
eight legs.  The new nymph tick repeats the feeding cycle, taking
longer to engorge itself.  Fourth, the tick will molt once more, now
emerging as an eight-legged adult tick.  The adult ticks repeat the
feeding cycle over a several day period, which will culminate in
reproduction and death.

Ticks on dog's ear.














Depending on its species, a hard tick may remain on the same host
throughout the last three stages of its life cycle; or it may remain on
the same host for the middle two stages of its life cycle and find a
new host for the fourth stage; or it may find a new host for each of
the last three stages of its life cycle.  In the first instance, it would
be called a “one-host tick,” Vredevoe said.  In the second, it would
be called a “two-host tick,” and in the third, a “three-host” tick.  Its
life cycle lasts no longer than perhaps a year in our desert basins,
but it may live for three years or more in our forested mountain
ranges.

The Soft Tick
Soft ticks do not have a hard shield; they are shaped like a large
raisin. Soft ticks prefer to feed on birds or bats and are seldom
encountered unless these animals are nesting or roosting in an
occupied building. A typical soft tick takes up residence in the
burrow or nest of a mammal, bird, reptile or amphibian, waiting for
the opportunity to clamber onto a host.

When feeding, it may increase its body weight by five to ten times.  
Unlike a hard tick, the adult soft tick feeds and reproduces
repeatedly.  The female may lay several dozen eggs after each
meal.

Like the hard tick, a newly hatched soft tick larva has six legs.  It
takes a blood meal then molts, emerging as an eight-legged
nymph.  Unlike the hard tick, the soft tick passes through several
nymphal stages, feeding repeatedly, growing and molting several
times, until it develops into an eight-legged adult.  A soft tick
typically lives much longer than a hard tick. Some ticks have gone
a year or more without feeding.

Humans typically come into contact with soft ticks when in rodent
infested cabins. They get you when your sleeping.

Common Ticks
American Dog Tick, Dermacentor variabilis, is one of the most
frequently encountered ticks and is also sometimes known as the
wood tick. The larvae and nymphs feed on small warm-blooded
animals such as mice and birds. The adult American dog tick will
feed on humans and medium to large mammals such as raccoons
and dogs. It is the most commonly identified species responsible
for transmitting Rickettsia rickettsii, which causes Rocky Mountain
spotted fever in humans. The American dog tick can also transmit
tularemia. This tick is widely distributed east of the Rocky
Mountains and also occurs in limited areas on the Pacific Coast.

Brown Dog Tick, Rhipicephalus sanguineus, is found through most
of the United States. This tick feeds on dogs, but rarely bites
people. Unlike other species of ticks, its life cycle allows it to
survive and develop indoors.

Rocky Mountain Wood Tick, Dermacentor andersoni, can transmit
Rocky Mountain spotted fever and tularemia to humans. This tick is
found in the Rocky Mountain states in the northwest. Adult ticks
feed primarily on large mammals. Larvae and nymphs feed on
small rodents. Adult ticks are primarily associated with pathogen
transmission to humans.

Western Blacklegged Tick, Ixodes pacificus can transmit the
organisms responsible for causing anaplasmosis and Lyme
disease in humans. Wild rodents and other mammals are likely
reservoirs of these pathogens. The Larvae and nymphs feed on
birds and small rodents, while adult ticks feed on deer and other
mammals.The Western Blacklegged Tick is distributed along the
Pacific coast of the United States.

Blacklegged Tick or Deer Tick - Ixodes scapularis can transmit the
organisms responsible for causing anaplasmosis and Lyme
disease in humans. The Deer Tick is found in the eastern United
States from central Texas and Florida up to Maine, Minnesota and
Iowa. The primary host of the adult Deer Tick is the white-tailed
deer. The larvae and nymphs attach andfeed on small mammals
and birds. Adult ticks are primarily associated with pathogen
transmission to humans.
Learn about Earth Day, environmentalism, and
recycling at Cabot's Pueblo Museum!

Visit with the Master Gardeners to learn about desert plants,
discover how to compost with the Riverside County Department of
Waste Resources, meet author David McChesney, and create
unique recycled works of art. Then take a closer look at nature as
you explore the grounds to search for and sketch our plants.

Spend the day with us!

For more information, please call 760.329.7610
Cabot's Pueblo Museum
67616 East Desert View Avenue
Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240

T: 760.329.7610
CabotsMuseum.org
Museum Hours:
Tuesday through Sunday
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Tour Times:
9:30, 10:30, 11:30 a.m.
1:30, 2:30 p.m.
Dear Tootie:

Why does my cat swish her tail when I say her name?

Tail motion unconsciously reflects a cat’s state of mind. If
something agitates a cat, the tail will move further/faster.

Sometimes you can see cats how shift their attention through
tail movement. If a cat is lying peacefully on your lap, not
doing much of anything, and a person enter the room, and its
tail begins to move (or move faster than before), you know the
cat has taken note of the person and is now alert to his
actions. If the cat decides that person is not worth paying
attention to the tail will settle down again.

In this case the tail swish reflects her attention shifting to
you, and that she is paying attention to what you are doing.
See if an ear twitches in your direction as well; that’s often
an indicator of what the cat is paying attention to.

My cats do this all the time when I call them. They don’t
move an inch or look at me, but the tail twitches. By that I
know they heard their name and are *choosing* not to
respond. Which I guess is comforting. Somehow :-)
Donna Lowell, Esplanade
Fireworks










Good morning. Please mark your calendars and be aware that
there will be private fireworks displays on the following dates:

April 20 at 7:45pm at the Vintage Club
May 18 at the Renaissance Indian Wells Resort at 9:00 pm.

Please make sure your pets are safely tucked away inside as they
tend to get fraidy scared when they hear the fireworks. Thanks, D
EARTH DAY
PROTECT OUR PLANET AND JOIN US IN HONORING
MOTHER EARTH ON EARTH DAY
Monday, April 22, from 9 am to 12 noon.

This year’s celebration includes a nature-walk, yoga, giveaways,
and zero waste activities. Start your day off with yoga in the Palm
Garden, led by our friends at lululemon, or enjoy a volunteer led
nature walk. While supplies last, guests will receive a free
milkweed plant that can be planted at home to attract butterflies.
Earth Day is free for members or with paid admission into the zoo.
9:00am - 10:00am
Yoga with lululemon
Bring your own mat, water bottle, and towel
Palm Garden

9:00am - 12:00pm

The first 300 guests will receive a complimentary milkweed plant*

A Monarch butterfly favorite! *while supplies last

Earth Day Crafts

Meet a Conservationist

Vaquita Information Table

9:30am
Nature Walk
Meet at the Welcome Center

10:30am
Pollinator Chat
Meet at the Welcome Center
Because of some health problems we have not been over for a
while.  Do you still have the Blog with a list of people looking  for
various job opportunities?

Bobbie Ebel bobjebel31@gmail. com
Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument


















Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument celebrates the life and
landscape of the Sonoran Desert. Here, in this desert wilderness of
plants and animals and dramatic mountains and plains scenery
three unique desert habitats converge within 500 square miles.
The monument exhibits an extraordinary collection of plants of the
Sonoran Desert, including the saguaro and organ pipe cactus, a
large cactus rarely found in the United States.

There are also many creatures that have been able to adapt
themselves to extreme temperatures, intense sunlight and little
rainfall. Sonoran desert plants and animals, found nowhere else in
the United States, are protected throughout the monument and
elsewhere in Arizona.














Organ Pipe Cactus NM Map - Map to help explore the park.


















General Information
Seasons / Hours
The Kris Eggle Visitor Center is open daily from 8am to 5pm
Mountain Standard time. The Center is closed all federal holidays
between April 1 and December 31. However, even if the Kris Eggle
Visitor Center is closed, the remainder of the park is open 24 hours
a day, including all holidays. The campgrounds, roads and trails
are subject to periodic closures. Please check with the Kris Eggle
Vistor Center for more information.

Visitation is highest in February, March and April; lowest in June,
July, August and September. 224,458 people visited the monument
in 2014.

Features: Information, exhibit area, video or slide presentation,
bookstore.



Programs/Events: Ranger programs, including guided hikes, are
given January through March, and occasionally in December and
April.

Rates & Fees
Check with the park for current fees.

Food/Supplies
Motels, gasoline, groceries, trailer parks, laundries and other
services are available in Lukeville, Why, Ajo and Sonoyta, Mexico.

Topographical map at Kris Eggle Visitor Center provides visitors
another way to understand the geography of Organ Pipe.
Topographical map at Kris Eggle Visitor Center provides visitors
another way to understand the geography of Organ Pipe.

Accessibility
The Kris Eggle Visitor Center lobby, auditorium, exhibits, and
bookstore area are fully accessible. For the visually impaired there
is a relief map of the monument and a touch table with a variety of
items. Drinking fountains outside the building are fully accessible.
Restrooms in a nearby building are accessible with assistance.

Behind the Kris Eggle Visitor Center is an accessible 100-yard,
hard-surfaced nature trail suitable for scooters and wheelchairs.
This level, gently winding trail offers close views of many plants
and birds native to the Sonoran Desert.

The Twin Peaks Campground's restrooms and drinking water
facilities are fully accessible, with some sites equipped with picnic
tables designed for wheelchair and scooter users.

Precautions
Beware of the cactus and some dangerous wildlife. There are six
varieties of rattlesnakes as well as Gila monsters and scorpions.
These animals play an important part in the ecology of the desert
and should not be harmed.

Visitors should be prepared for desert walking. A hat, sunscreen,
comfortable and sturdy clothing and shoes, and a flashlight are
necessary. Avoid hiking mid-day in summer.

If you get hurt or lost, stay in one place to conserve water and
energy. Signal for help; three blasts on a whistle is a
well-recognized distress call. In remote areas, a large "X" marked
on the ground by any means visible from the air will signify that help
is needed.

Carry a signal mirror.

Carry enough drinking water, one gallon (four liters) per person per
day.

Most visitor injuries in Organ Pipe result from car accidents. Drive
within the speed limit and watch for animals grazing along the
shoulders of the road, especially at night.

Pack out all litter.

International Border Vehicle Barrier: In 2004, Organ Pipe Cactus
National Monument undertook the work of constructing a vehicle
barrier along the south boundary, which also happens to be the
international border with Mexico. It stretches 23 miles of the
southern boundary.

It was designed to stop vehicles from driving around the US
customs offices in Lukeville on Hwy 85, or up through the desert
wilderness instead of Hwy 85. Respect the boundary.

Visitors should be aware that drug smuggling routes pass through
the park. If you see any activity which looks illegal, suspicious, or
out of place, please do not intervene. Note your location. Call 911
or report it to a ranger as quickly as possible.
10 Organ Pipe Drive, Ajo, AZ 85321
(520) 387-6849