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Ventana Health Center

At Ventana Health Center in Pismo Beach 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 but virtual visits are available on request. We offer many services including family medicine and primary care. We have a team of two full time family medicine providers and one nurse practitioner. Our clinic is part of Dignity Health network and dedicated to delivering  high quality care and access to Pismo Beach and nearby communities.

Meet our Expert Team

Erin Murphy, DO

Melvin Lopez, MD – Family Medicine

Dr. Melvin Lopez specializes in Family Medicine. He completed his education from San Juan Bautista School of Medicine and his Residency from University of CA-  Davis Medical Center – Family/Comm Med. He is affiliated  with Marian Regional Medical Center. Dr. Lopez is fluent in both English and Spanish. 

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Erin Murphy, DO

Ludmila Burcovschi, NP

Ludmila Burcovschi is a Nurse Practitioner. She graduated with honors in 2021. Having more than 2 years of diverse experiences, especially as a Nurse Practitioner, Ludmila Burcovschi is affiliated with Marian Regional Medical Center and French Hospital Medical Center.

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Erin Murphy, DO

Christine Tanous, NP


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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

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 Ventana Health Center stand out?

We are one of the two Primary care offices at Pacific Central Coast Health Centers that are located in Pismo Beach. We are a highly rated office in the area.  We have a team of qualified physicians and bilingual staff who speak both English and Spanish. We have providers specializing in Primary Care, and Family Medicine.  We are accepting new patients and look forward to taking care of your needs.