Online Patient Center Allows Patients Digital Access to Health Info

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Online Patient Center
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Ali Mesiwala, MD provides treatment for spine and neurological conditions as a neurosurgeon for the Chaparral Medical Group in Pomona, California. Additionally, Ali Mesiwala, MD leads the division of neurological surgery for the St. Bernardine Medical Center, a nonprofit health care facility that operates under the administration of Dignity Health. The St. Bernardine Medical Center and other Dignity Health affiliates allow patients to access their medical information digitally through the Online Patient Center.

Designed for convenience and security, the Online Patient Center enables patients to review a variety of medical documentation, such as personal health records, laboratory and imaging results, and clinical summaries. Other information provided by the database includes instructions and educational information specific to the patient’s treatment plan. Patients may also use the Online Center to view upcoming appointments, transmit summaries to providers, and message participating health care teams through a secure database.

The Online Patient Center is compatible for use alongside other online patient databases used by a broad range of doctor’s offices. Dignity Health patients receive an email invitation to the Online Center during their hospital visit.

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Inland Valley Disease Management Clinic Assists with Diabetes Care

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Inland Valley Disease Management Clinic
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Neurosurgeon Ali Mesiwala, MD holds affiliations with multiple medical center in California, including serving as a medical director at the Chaparral Medical Group in Pomona. Ali Mesiwala, MD leads the neurological surgery department for Chaparral Medical, which provides disease management services through the Inland Valley Disease Management Clinic (IVDMC).

An extension of the Chaparral Medical Group, the IVDMC works with patients diagnosed with diseases to provide assistance with successful self-management of their conditions. The clinic helps patients improve their overall health and reduce the possibility of developing complications such as nerve damage, lower leg amputations, and diseases of the heart and kidneys. Patients receive care from a registered dietitian and nurse practitioner who perform personalized assessments and create individualized treatment plans.

Services offered by the clinic range from support groups and self-management classes to medical nutrition and insulin pump therapies. Additionally, it administers a diabetes education program and delivers customized programs to meet the needs of pediatric and adolescent patients.

To learn more about the Inland Valley Disease Management Clinic, visit www.chaparralmedicalgroup.com.

Kids Learn Sportsmanship and Have Fun at SYFL Events

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Snoop Youth Football League
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As volunteer medical director for the Snoop Youth Football League (SYFL), neurosurgeon Ali Mesiwala, MD, serves a community organization focused on giving children from the ages of 5 to 13 the extra support they need to thrive in an inner-city neighborhood. The league, a project of Long Beach, California-born rap star Snoop Dogg, is now more than a decade old. Thanks to Ali Mesiwala, MD, and other volunteers, the organization helps at-risk young people develop vital character traits such as teamwork, resilience, and self-determination, while having fun and staying fit.

The several Los Angeles-area SYFL teams include those in Pomona, Compton, Crenshaw, and Long Beach. Other teams in the state play in Northern California communities like Stockton and Richmond.

The league hosts regular-season play throughout the state, with affordable seating for fans at only a few dollars per guest. At the close of 2015, announcements went out for a new national championship program.

Recent events sponsored by the league or its teams include free spring and summer camp sessions, as well as camps for learning cheerleading. Family fun days often tie in with camp, as in a summer 2016 event for the Pomona-based Diamond Valley Steelers.

Claremont Museum of Art Celebrates Southern California’s Rich Heritage

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Claremont Museum of Art
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Board-certified neurosurgeon and researcher Ali Mesiwala, MD, works as medical director at Southern California Center for Neuroscience and Spine, serving Los Angeles and surrounding counties. He is also a dedicated philanthropist, donating his time as medical director for the Snoop Youth Football League. In addition, Ali Mesiwala, MD, is a founding member of the Claremont Museum of Art, which showcases his community’s artistic achievements.

The Claremont Museum, incorporated in 2004, works to share the more than 70 years of the Los Angeles area’s cultural heritage with the public. Originally housed in the Packing House building in the east Los Angeles County city of Claremont, in 2010 the Claremont Museum became a museum without walls, sponsoring well-received exhibitions in borrowed spaces. Toward the close of 2015, it acquired a lease to use the historic Claremont Depot as a small permanent museum. The Spanish Colonial Revival-style building dates back to 1927.

The Claremont Museum’s hundreds of supporters and volunteers host a variety of programs annually. The city has been home to a vibrant arts community that gained particular renown in the decades from the 1940s through the 1960s. Thanks in part to the nearby Pomona College and other liberal arts schools that make up the Claremont Colleges, the museum continues to enjoy widespread public support.

Notable recent exhibitions include “Millard Sheets: Hills and Horses,” which celebrates the work of the Pomona-born watercolor painter and art teacher who died in 1989.