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Love and Health


from Prenatal and Pregnancy to Prostate Health


by Vaun Thygerson
Staff writer and mother of three
The Real Kern County gives you an in-depth look at the exciting parts of our town through the eyes of local leaders.  KCFM interviewed two physicians who are passionate about women’s and men’s  Health and dedicate their lives to making our community a healthier place to live.  Dr. Siniva Kaneen is an OB/GYN at Advanced Women’s Health Center.  Dr. Rob Waguespack is a urologist who diagnoses, treats, and manages diseases of the urinary tract and male reproductive system.  Find out what places they enjoy and why they love living in Kern County.

Dr. Siniva Kaneen, MD, FACOG

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KCFM: If you were going to buy your significant other the perfect gift, where would you shop?

SK:  My husband loves to golf, so I often buy him gifts at the golf shop on Calloway.

KCFM: What is your favorite volunteering opportunity for the New Year?

SK: I am always excited to help out at my daughter’s class at St John’s or helping out with any project at our church - Grace Bible Church.

KCFM: What is your favorite dessert made locally and by what company?

SK: I love all of the cakes at Sweet Surrender.

KCFM: If you were attending a non-profit’s silent auction, what local services and products would you want to bid on?

SK: I would bid on any spa services like massage and pedicures.

KCFM: What is one of your favorite non-profits in town that you support?

SK: We got involved with Marley’s Mutts this year. Zac brought one of the rescue dogs to an event we had at our office. Everyone wanted to pose for pictures with Hooch.

KCFM: If you were going to plan a scavenger hunt, where is one local stop you would have your participants go and what would you have them retrieve?

SK: I would have participants go to Dewar’s and have them bring back peanut butter chews.

KCFM:  When you want some spontaneous fitness that the whole family can participate in, where do you go and what do you do?

SK: My husband and I were both swimmers, and my daughter has been in lessons since she was 10 months old. We also love to go for a bike ride along the Kern River trail.

KCFM: If you were going to be a food critic where you could write a raving review, what restaurant would you go to and what would you order?

SK: I would go to Flames and Skewers and order the chicken kabob plate. Their hummus is my favorite!

KCFM: If you’re looking for a Hollywood-type experience in Kern County, what do you do?

SK: Go to the Mark for dinner. The decor feels like you are in a restaurant in LA.

KCFM: What is your absolute most favorite part of living in Bakersfield?

SK:  I grew up down in Los Angeles, and it was so refreshing to move to a small town where people are so friendly and everyone knows each other.

Dr. Rob Waguespack, MD, Urology

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KCFM:  If you were going to buy your significant other the perfect gift, where would you shop?

RW:  Lately, it has been Houston Jewelers and Wickersham’s, because she was tired of Lowe’s. (haha)

KCFM:  What is your favorite local volunteering opportunity?

RW:  Delivering gifts to the Bakersfield Homeless shelter on Christmas Eve and delivering St. Francis School “ Angel Baskets.” The angel baskets are put together by the school as well as the parish for 50-plus families in Bakersfield.  There is food, clothing, and toys (donated as well as purchased by donations) to make these families’ Christmas merrier. We go as a family.  To see the expression on the children’s faces as well as the adults’ faces is a wonderful gift.

KCFM: What is your favorite dessert made locally and by what company?

RW: My wife’s chocolate chip cookies and Dewar’s George’s Special.

KCFM: If you were attending a non-profit’s silent auction, what local services and products would you want to bid on?

RW: I always try to bid on hunting trips for my son and beach houses for my girls in the family.

KCFM: What is one of your favorite non-profits in town that you support?

RW: I try to support the Memorial Hospital Foundation and especially the Larry Carr Memorial Golf Tournament.

KCFM: When you want some spontaneous fitness that the whole family can participate in, where do you go and what do you do?

RW: Walking in the hills across Alfred Harrell Hwy. We can take all our dogs and kids.

KCFM: If you were going to be a food critic where you could write a raving review, what restaurant would you go to and what would you order?

RW:  Lamb chops extra garlic from Woolgrowers, truffle and butter pasta from Luigi’s, house salad from Uricchios, and a good steak from KC’s.

KCFM: What is your absolute most favorite part of living in Bakersfield?

RW:  I enjoy the small town feel. Bakersfield is a great place to raise a family, and it all starts with great traditions. My wife’s family has been here for five generations. It is nice to know that in this day in age, our children are growing up among families with the same traditions and values.

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