ERIC SHIGENO, MD
Dr. Shigeno received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from U.C. Berkeley in 1998. He worked for a few years researching the role of dietary antioxidants in mitigating the effects of chronic inflammation in cancer and aging before matriculating to medical school. Dr. Shigeno received his medical degree from Rush Medical College in 2005. He completed his Internal Medicine internship and residency training at Scripps Mercy Hospital in 2008 before completing a fellowship in Infectious Disease at U.C. Davis in 2011.
After completing his medical training, Dr. Shigeno broadened his professional horizons by serving a wide variety of patient populations in the context of vastly different health care settings. He served as an infectious disease specialist at Kaiser Orange County, a hospitalist at Scripps Mercy Hospital, a primary care physician with Mission Internal Medicine Group, and an HIV specialist with the Desert AIDS Project before joining the prestigious Desert Hot Springs Specialty Clinic with Borrego Health.
Along the way, Dr. Shigeno became proficient in performing high resolution anoscopy and ablation in order to evaluate for and treat HPV related high grade anal dysplasia. Even though each medical setting posed unique clinical challenges, Dr. Shigeno has consistently maintained taking a patient centered approach to healthcare that empowers his patients to be actively involved in achieving optimal health.