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Orcutt Family Health Center

At Orcutt Family Health Center in Orcutt our experienced team of Primary Care Physicians and Advanced Practice Providers offer diagnosis and treatment of common illnesses, 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. Our office has a nurturing environment with friendly staff that is always ready to help in any patient care needs.

Meet our Expert Team

Rashiklal Patel, MD

Dr. Rashiklal Patel, MD, is a Board Certified Internal Medicine Specialist in Santa Maria. He has more than 35 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Patel graduated from Kasturba Medical College of Mangalore and Manipal University in India. He completed his Internal Medicine residency at Flushing Hospital in New York. Dr. Patel is affiliated with Marian Regional Medical Center.

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Lisa Molin

Farnaz Pirayesh DO, PhD

Dr. Pirayesh is an Osteopathic physician certified in Integrative Medicine. She is passionate about treating patients as a whole person which means in addition to looking at their symptoms, she considers their lifestyle and environment too. This strategy helps her to advise and offer the best treatment options. Dr. Pirayesh strongly values prevention and early detection of disease and partners with patients to decide how to experience the best possible health they can have.

Dr. Pirayesh completed Marian’s Family Medicine Residency program in Santa Maria. She earned her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Western University of Health Sciences and her PhD in Biochemistry at Loma Linda University. Dr. Pirayesh is also fluent in Farsi. 

Dr. Pirayesh’s Philosophy of Care:

“I am dedicated to ensuring my patients experience the best possible health they can have. As an osteopathic physician certified with integrative medicine, I believe in treating my patients whole, restoring balance to the body and using a wide variety of treatment options. I am passionate about teamwork and educating patients on how to reach their health goals. I also strongly value prevention and early detection of disease.”

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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
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

Urinary tract disorders including 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 (non-melanoma), malignant neoplasm of breast, benign neoplasm of skin, malignant neoplasm of prostate



Common Primary Care Procedures: 

  • 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
  • Annual PAP smear
  • Suture removal
  • Contraceptive implant insertion
  • Ear lavage


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 Orcutt Family Health Center stand out?

Orcutt Family Health Center is a Family Practice clinic in Orcutt that is dedicated to providing quality care at every visit. The team at this health center is a mix of experienced individuals, dedicated to patient care and humankindness.

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Dr. Farnaz Pirayesh, DO