Hi - Desert Medical Center

62%

Patients that would definitely recommend
8% lower than the national average

Safety Ratings

How well a hospital safeguards patients from potential complications

No events relating to foreign objects left in body during a surgery or procedure

2 ratings were worse than expected

  • Deep blood clots in the lungs or legs following surgery
  • Breakdown of abdominal incision site

10 ratings were as expected

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Hospital Quality

Clinical Ratings

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Data Source

Patient Experience

Patient experience measures tell you how patients felt about the care they received at the hospital. These measures are based on the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

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70%

Patients who gave a rating of 9 or 10
1% higher than the national average

62%

Would definitely recommend
8% lower than the national average

Hi - Desert Medical Center

National Average

Communication with doctors

Percent of patients who said that doctors always listened to them and explained things well

100%50%0%71%81%

Communication with nurses

Percent of patients who said that nurses always listened to them and explained things well

100%50%0%77%78%

Communication about medicines

Percent of patients who said that staff always explained medicines before giving them to patients

100%50%0%64%63%

Discharge Information

Percent of patients who said they were given information about recovering at home

100%50%0%84%84%

Responsiveness of hospital staff

Percent of patients who said they always received help quickly from hospital staff

100%50%0%70%66%

Hi - Desert Medical Center

National Average

Quietness

Percent of patients who said the area around their rooms was always kept quiet at night

100%50%0%60%60%

Cleanliness

Percent of patients who said their room and bathroom were always kept clean

100%50%0%73%73%

Providers

Dr. Anthony Alastra, MD

Neurosurgery

38 Ratings
Dr. Anthony Alastra, MD

Dr. David Alderman, MD

Nephrology

5 Ratings
Dr. David Alderman, MD

Dr. Vicente Arano, MD

Family Medicine

39 Ratings
Dr. Vicente Arano, MD

Dr. Nigist Asfaha, MD

Anesthesiology

1 Ratings
Dr. Nigist Asfaha, MD

Dale Ayres, MSW

Social Work

Dale Ayres, MSW

Dr. Seema Bir, MD

Family Medicine

13 Ratings
Dr. Seema Bir, MD

Dr. Michael Bogey, MD

Emergency Medicine

1 Ratings
Dr. Michael Bogey, MD

Dr. William Bush, MD

Anatomic & Clinical Pathology

Dr. William Bush, MD

Dr. Troy Cashatt, MD

Emergency Medicine

5 Ratings
Dr. Troy Cashatt, MD

Maria Chuo, MS CCC

Speech-Language Pathology

Maria Chuo, MS CCC

Dr. Bernard Cohen, MD

Pediatrics

21 Ratings
Dr. Bernard Cohen, MD

Dr. Edward Cooper, MD

Emergency Medicine

1 Ratings
Dr. Edward Cooper, MD

Dr. William Cooper, MD

Nephrology

Dr. William Cooper, MD

Dr. Randall Culbertson, DO

Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy

1 Ratings
Dr. Randall Culbertson, DO

Dr. Philip Dreisbach, MD

Oncology

6 Ratings
Dr. Philip Dreisbach, MD

Dr. Howard Erlanger, DO

Nephrology

47 Ratings
Dr. Howard Erlanger, DO

Dr. Robert Evans, MD

Family Medicine

11 Ratings
Dr. Robert Evans, MD

Dr. Andrew Fragen, MD

Trauma Surgery

10 Ratings
Dr. Andrew Fragen, MD

Dr. David Fringer Jr, MD

Family Medicine

Dr. David Fringer Jr, MD

Dr. Alexander Gelou, MD

Hospital Medicine

2 Ratings
Dr. Alexander Gelou, MD

Dr. Ayad Gharghoury, MD

Internal Medicine

6 Ratings
Dr. Ayad Gharghoury, MD

Dr. Renato Guzman, MD

General Surgery

Dr. Renato Guzman, MD

Dr. Daniel Injo, MD

Emergency Medicine

Dr. Daniel Injo, MD

Dr. Jeffrey Klempen, DO

Emergency Medicine

1 Ratings
Dr. Jeffrey Klempen, DO

Dr. John Lambros, MD

Emergency Medicine

1 Ratings
Dr. John Lambros, MD

Dr. David Leaming, MD

Ophthalmology

10 Ratings
Dr. David Leaming, MD

Dr. Carlos Ledezma, MD

Vascular & Interventional Radiology

6 Ratings
Dr. Carlos Ledezma, MD

Dr. Robert Lesnik, MD

Dermatology

20 Ratings
Dr. Robert Lesnik, MD

Dr. Howard Levy, DO

Family Medicine

18 Ratings
Dr. Howard Levy, DO

Dr. Sumit Mahajan, MD

Internal Medicine

23 Ratings
Dr. Sumit Mahajan, MD

Dr. Shakti Mahapatra, MD

Gynecology

18 Ratings
Dr. Shakti Mahapatra, MD

Dr. David Morrow, MD

Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Dr. David Morrow, MD

Dr. German Musch, MD

Pediatrics

6 Ratings
Dr. German Musch, MD

Dr. Hugh Nasr, MD

Geriatric Medicine

24 Ratings
Dr. Hugh Nasr, MD

Dr. Bohdan Olesnicky, MD

Emergency Medicine

11 Ratings
Dr. Bohdan Olesnicky, MD

Dr. Homer Ramsey, MD

Family Medicine

3 Ratings
Dr. Homer Ramsey, MD

Dr. Prem Salhotra, MD

Internal Medicine

34 Ratings
Dr. Prem Salhotra, MD

Dr. Todd Sallenbach, MD

Family Medicine

1 Ratings
Dr. Todd Sallenbach, MD

Dr. Gerald Schultz, MD

Ophthalmology

8 Ratings
Dr. Gerald Schultz, MD

Dr. Jeffrey Seip, MD

Orthopedic Surgery

30 Ratings
Dr. Jeffrey Seip, MD

Dr. Stanford Shu, MD

Pediatric Neurology

3 Ratings
Dr. Stanford Shu, MD

Dr. Eldene Smith, MD

Family Medicine

10 Ratings
Dr. Eldene Smith, MD

Dr. Pablo Sobero, MD

Family Medicine

30 Ratings
Dr. Pablo Sobero, MD

Dr. Louis Stabile, MD

Orthopedic Surgery

38 Ratings
Dr. Louis Stabile, MD

Dr. Sean Thomas, MD

Family Medicine

22 Ratings
Dr. Sean Thomas, MD

Dr. Surender Vuthoori, MD

Cardiology

19 Ratings
Dr. Surender Vuthoori, MD

Dr. Brad Wolfson, MD

Urology

37 Ratings
Dr. Brad Wolfson, MD

Provider Reviews

Dr. Wolfson has always been extremely competent, attentive and understanding to me thorough the years. He got rid of my kidney stone many years ago and continues to treat my urology challenges. As a retired teacher, I would give him an A+.

Jul 27 2019

Review for Dr. Brad Wolfson, MD

Dr Salhotra has been my doc,my girls doc and her family doc for a combined time of over 30 years and has been nothing but absolutely great.

Jul 15 2019

Review for Dr. Prem Salhotra, MD

in Yucca Valley, CA - Jun 01 2019

Review for Dr. Sumit Mahajan, MD

I have been a patient for 3 years. He is the best doctor I've ever had. I moved to Arizona last year and still drive to California just to see him. He is caring, knowledgeable and has a great sense of humor. Great staff!!!

May 29 2019

Review for Dr. Howard Levy, DO

Dr. Levy is the reason I am able to continue to work. He takes time with me listens and communicates well.

May 17 2019

Review for Dr. Howard Levy, DO

Mohs Surgery was fantastic with Dr. Lesnik! Best Surgeon, no pain at all1!

Apr 19 2019

Review for Dr. Robert Lesnik, MD

Apr 05 2019

Review for Dr. Brad Wolfson, MD

I would never recommend this office under any circumstances. Doesn’t follow up with patients & doesn’t seem to connect with the patient. I gave them several chances but I am not going back

Mar 27 2019

Review for Dr. Seema Bir, MD

Only takes (up to) 20mins to listen, dianos your sith. If you have additional questions or problems it won't matter, he is gone and onto he next room/patient.

Mar 27 2019

Review for Dr. Pablo Sobero, MD

Mar 22 2019

Review for Dr. Brad Wolfson, MD

Mar 21 2019

Review for Dr. Brad Wolfson, MD

Dr Nasr is among the top physicians in the Palm Springs area. With his wealth of experience, he treats patients accurately.

Mar 21 2019

Review for Dr. Hugh Nasr, MD

in Palm Springs , CA - Mar 07 2019

Review for Dr. Surender Vuthoori, MD

He cares more about money than his patients. Long wait times every visit. Very unprofessional way of communicating with patients. Overbooks and runs late consistently.

Yucca Valley, CA - Feb 24 2019

Review for Dr. Howard Levy, DO

He is courteous, knowledgeable and professional. He addresses issues with common sense language and helps me understand the options available. He always speaks with me as an equal and I am pleased he is my doctor.

in Joshua Tree, CA - Jan 15 2019

Review for Dr. Prem Salhotra, MD

Very calm, patient and asks a of important questions. He also takes the time to listen to your answers. He seems to be well versed in his specialty and once I entered his exam room and spoke with him I had good confidence that I was being treated by the right physician.

in Palm Springs, WY - Jan 08 2019

Review for Dr. Surender Vuthoori, MD

Dec 10 2018

Review for Dr. Troy Cashatt, MD

In many ways Dr Arano is an old fashioned Dr. He has insight that can only come with years of experience. Diagnosis and treatment are right on.

in Joshua Tree, CA - Oct 05 2018

Review for Dr. Vicente Arano, MD

in Cathedral City - Oct 04 2018

Review for Dr. Brad Wolfson, MD

Dr Alderman took exceptional care of me, before dialysis, during dialysis and after transplant. He does talk fast, but I never felt like he didn't listen to me. He, for certain, went the extra mile to help me. Very smart guy. A great advocate for his patients.

in CA - Sep 14 2018

Review for Dr. David Alderman, MD

This was an easy transition of care from my Los Angeles doctor of twenty years. I am very pleased with my continued treatment, RX refills and referrals. Dr. Arano has a great support staff too. I highly recommend.

in Morongo Valley, CA - Aug 16 2018

Review for Dr. Vicente Arano, MD

Aug 03 2018

Review for Dr. Louis Stabile, MD

He treats you well in the consult, and if there is any questions or something that your concert about he explains it with patience and clearly.

in Mecca, CA - Jul 18 2018

Review for Dr. Howard Erlanger, DO

Very excellent Doctor!! Very thourough and respectful! One of the best !!!

in Thousand Palms, CA - Jul 17 2018

Review for Dr. Howard Erlanger, DO

I love Dr Seema Bir!! She has always been so nice and addresses all my issues.

in Cathedral city, CA - Jun 28 2018

Review for Dr. Seema Bir, MD

kind, straight forward, hard working, great diagnostician

Jun 15 2018

Review for Dr. Homer Ramsey, MD

Dr. Wolfson explains diagnoses and treatments in an understandable manner, thereby creating a degree of confidence and trust.

May 26 2018

Review for Dr. Brad Wolfson, MD

in Yucca Valley, CA - Apr 27 2018

Review for Dr. Sean Thomas, MD

Dr. Alastra performed life changing surgery on me 8 years ago tomorrow. He is an amazing surgeon, with a great bedside manner and made me feel comfortable and confident throughout the entire process.

in East Brunswick - Apr 14 2018

Review for Dr. Anthony Alastra, MD

Johnson Valley - Mar 31 2018

Review for Dr. Louis Stabile, MD

in Joshua Tree, CA - Mar 02 2018

Review for Dr. Louis Stabile, MD

Feb 28 2018

Review for Dr. Bernard Cohen, MD

Great doctor, spends as much time as needed with patient. Staff is great too.

in Desert Hot Springs, CA - Feb 21 2018

Review for Dr. Hugh Nasr, MD

in Landers, CA - Feb 07 2018

Review for Dr. Sumit Mahajan, MD

in Yucca Valley, CA - Feb 03 2018

Review for Dr. Sumit Mahajan, MD

He is very professional and kind. I am very happy I found him why won't you let me finish this

in La Quinta Ca - Jan 25 2018

Review for Dr. Howard Erlanger, DO

Great office love Dr.Erlanger every professional !!

in Coachella ca - Jan 25 2018

Review for Dr. Howard Erlanger, DO

Dr..Erlanger is the most knowedgeable and caring physician I have had in my thirty years in the desert.I have been referred to a number of specialists by Doctor Erlanger and all have been outstanding.Would highly recommend Dr.Erlanger to anyone who wants the best in health care.

in Rancho mirage ca. - Jan 25 2018

Review for Dr. Howard Erlanger, DO

in Yucca Valley, CA - Jan 02 2018

Review for Dr. Randall Culbertson, DO

First time patient and pleased with my stint.seurgeory Mr Sean Morgan.

in Landers cailfornia 92258 - Dec 20 2017

Review for Dr. Surender Vuthoori, MD

He talked a good game, but more than a year (to allow for healing and familiarization) after he replaced my knee I am every bit as crippled as I was before I met him.

in Twentynine Palms, CA - Dec 17 2017

Review for Dr. Jeffrey Seip, MD

in Palm Springs, CA - Dec 04 2017

Review for Dr. Louis Stabile, MD

in Indian Wells, CA - Dec 01 2017

Review for Dr. Robert Lesnik, MD

in Twentynine Palms, CA - Nov 29 2017

Review for Dr. Prem Salhotra, MD

in La Quinta, CA - Nov 25 2017

Review for Dr. Howard Erlanger, DO

Dr.fragen was caring , professional and very helpful. Staff was courteous and promp. I would definetely recommend Dr.Fragen and MA

New Braunfels, TX - Nov 17 2017

Review for Dr. Andrew Fragen, MD

Replaced my hip and did a great job. After years of pain because Kaiser would not do the surgery I was referred to Dr Stabile and he took one look at my exrays and scheduled surgery as soon as possible.

in Indio - Nov 09 2017

Review for Dr. Louis Stabile, MD

Very thourough, positive and supportive. I find D it motivates me to be healthier, eating right and trying to lose weight.

in Palm Desert, CA - Nov 09 2017

Review for Dr. Howard Erlanger, DO

I just love Dr. Seip, his bedside manner with my daughters broken wrist was phenomenal. He was super easy to get in to see and his office staff was kind and accommodating! I would highly recommend his practice.

in Palm Desert, CA - Oct 31 2017

Review for Dr. Jeffrey Seip, MD

in La Quinta, CA - Oct 28 2017

Review for Dr. Jeffrey Seip, MD

Location

Hi - Desert Medical Center

6601 White Feather Rd, Joshua Tree, CA 92252