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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

Amanthi Chandrasena, MD – Family Medicine

Dr. Amanthi Chandrasena specializes in Family Medicine. She has been practicing family medicine here on the central coast since 2009 at Ventana Health Center in Pismo Beach.  Dr. Chandrasena grew up in Southern California, and went to medical school in Eastern Europe, and graduated from the Medical University of Lublin, Poland. She completed  her Residency  at the Western Pennsylvania Hospital family medicine program, where she was a chief resident and graduated in 2008.  She is board certified in Family Medicine. She enjoys all aspects of Family medicine but most of her practice is adult medicine, with a great deal of geriatrics. 

Dr. Chandrasena does simple skin procedures in the office, and some bursa injections. 

She enjoys time here on the central coast with her Family. Her  hobbies include traveling,  cake decorating and spending time with her twins. 

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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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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.