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Dr. Joseph E. Scherge

Dr. Joseph E. Scherger, M.D., M.P.H.

Medical Director

Joseph E. Scherger, M.D., M.P.H., is a family physician at Eisenhower Health in La Quinta, CA. He is also a core faculty member with the Eisenhower Health Family Medicine Residency Program. Dr. Scherger is Clinical Professor of Family Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California (USC), and is a leader in transforming office practice, with a special interest in nutrition and using lifestyle change to reverse disease. 

He is the author of two books, 40 Years in Family Medicine (2014) and Lean and Fit: A Doctor’s Journey to Healthy Nutrition and Greater Wellness (Third Edition, 2019). Originally from Delphos, Ohio, Dr. Scherger graduated from the University of Dayton in 1971, summa cum laude.  He graduated from the UCLA School of Medicine in 1975, and was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha. He completed a Family Medicine Residency and a Masters in Public Health at the

University of Washington in 1978. 

Dr. Scherger has received numerous awards, including being recognized as a “Top Doc” in San Diego for 6 consecutive years, 2004-2009. He was voted Outstanding Clinical Instructor at the University of California, Davis School of Medicine in 1984, 1989 and 1990. In 2019 Dr. Scherger was elected to the Bishop Society of the Society of

Teachers of Family Medicine.

Dr. Scherger currently serves on the editorial board of Medical Economics and was an Assistant Editor of Family Medicine from 2010-2017. He was the Men’s Health expert and a consultant for Revolution Health, 2006-2009, and he has covered California for eDocAmerica since 2003. He was Editor-in-Chief of Hippocrates, published by the Massachusetts Medical Society, from 1999-2001.  He was the first Medical Editor of

Family Practice Management.

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