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Family Medicine Center

As part of Marian’s Family Medicine Residency Program  Dignity Health’s Family Medicine Center  provides Primary Care services offering  diagnosis and treatment of common illnesses, mental health and the management of long term, acute and chronic illnesses such as diabetes, hypothyroidism and heart disease. We offer guidance on preventative care, immunization, health maintenance with patient education and screening programs. 

At Family Medicine Center in Santa Maria we have a unique team-based care approach. Each patient care team is composed of Family Medicine Residents, two Supervising Physicians who are on Faculty at the Residency Program and two Medical Assistants.   Team-based care helps with continuity and quality of patient care. It allows better access to care. 

If your Primary Care Provider is not in the office, another provider on your patient’s care team is available to see patients or address issues.  Care coordination and continuity is kept within the team as much as possible. Our office has a nurturing environment and virtual visits are available on request.

We also offer Lifestyle and Integrative Medicine. Lifestyle Medicine addresses the root causes of disease with evidence-based therapies such as healthy nutrition, exercise, quality sleep, social connection and stress management to achieve optimal health. Integrative Medicine is a holistic specialty that emphasizes lifestyle therapies alongside conventional medicine and surgery. Integrative modalities may include nutrition and culinary medicine,movement, supplements, acupuncture, manual medicine, and others.

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Family Medicine Center

Family Medicine Center is located on the Marian Regional Medical Center Hospital Campus

Musculoskeletal and connective tissue
Osteoarthritis, joint disorders, conditions of spine/back (excluding low back pain), low back pain, soft tissue disorders related to use, overuse, and pressure

Essential hypertension, coronary atherosclerosis and other chronic ischemic heart disease, heart failure, cardiac dysrhythmias

Acute respiratory infections, acute pharyngitis, allergic rhinitis, acute/chronic sinusitis, asthma, acute and chronic bronchitis

Mental, behavioral, and neurodevelopmental disorders
Depressive disorders, other mood disorders/nonpsychotic mental disorders/behavioral syndromes, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorders, opioid-related disorders

Endocrine, nutritional, and metabolic disease
Diabetes mellitus, dyslipidemia, hypothyroidism, obesity

Diseases of the eye and adnexa
Retinal detachment and other retinal disorders/diabetic retinopathy, cataracts, glaucoma, inflammation and disorders of eyelid, conjunctivitis

Skin and subcutaneous tissue
Actinic keratosis and other sun-exposure–related disorders, acne, psoriasis, seborrheic keratosis, contact dermatitis and other eczema

Disorders of the breast (excluding unspecified lump or mass), urinary tract infection, disorders of menstruation and abnormal bleeding, benign prostatic hyperplasia, calculus of kidney and ureter

Diseases of digestive system
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (with esophagitis), hernias of abdominal cavity, irritable bowel syndrome, anal and rectal diseases

Malignant neoplasm of skin (nonmelanoma), malignant neoplasm of breast, benign neoplasm of skin, malignant neoplasm of prostate

Lifestyle and Integrative Medicine conditions treated: 

  • Obesity and weight loss
  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Menopause
  • Premenstrual syndrome
  • Menstrual disorders
  • Chronic pain
  • Migraine headache
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Thyroid disease
  • Long COVID-19 syndrome
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Check potential interactions of supplements/medications
  • Common Primary Care Procedures: 
  • Allergy injections.
  • Biopsy and excision of skin lesions.
  • Flu shots and immunizations.
  • Incision and drainage of abscesses.
  • Joint injections.
  • Physical exams for sports, school and summer camp
  • IUD insertion and removal
  • Knee injections
  • Suture/staples removal
  • Circumcision
  • Skin biopsy

Pacific Central Coast Health Centers contracts with most health insurance plans, including Medi-Cal, and provides health care services that fit your health plan benefits. If you have questions about the health insurance plans we accept, contact the office where you would like to be seen and our staff would be happy to answer any questions you may have.

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • CenCal
  • Cigna
  • Coventry – First Health
  • Health Net
  • Healthsmart – Interplan
  • Medi-Cal
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan – Beech Street
  • Networks by Design
  • Tricare
  • TriWest
  • United Healthcare
  • Western Growers

What makes our Expert Team at Family Medicine Center?

Family Medicine Center is one of the largest primary care clinics in the Santa Maria Valley. Family Medicine Center accepts almost all insurance. It is also a special clinic because it trains and in many instances helps keep doctors in our community. The resident doctors, faculty doctors and staff are caring, engaged and many speak Spanish. Mixteco interpreters are also available.

Video: Healthbreak - Family Medicine Residency Program