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Expanding Healthcare Access in Our Community

Written by Lompoc Valley Medical Center on in LVMC News

As we approach the sixth month of patient care at Lompoc Health – North H Center, we are working diligently to ensure our community has comprehensive access to primary and specialty care. We continue to recruit healthcare providers who want to live and work in our community, while also expanding services — such as adding a centralized call center — to ensure our patients receive timely, efficient medical treatment.

As we approach the sixth month of patient care at Lompoc Health – North H Center, we are working diligently to ensure our community has comprehensive access to primary and specialty care. We continue to recruit healthcare providers who want to live and work in our community, while also expanding services — such as adding a centralized call center — to ensure our patients receive timely, efficient medical treatment.

Urgent Care

Sometimes, when it comes to health care, you just can’t wait for a scheduled primary care appointment. In some cases, your medical problem might not rise to the level of needing an emergency room. With that in mind, starting May 25, Lompoc Health – North H Center will offer same-day, scheduled Urgent Care services 12 hours a day, 7 days a week.

At North H Center, the Urgent Care exam rooms are located on the first floor and are currently open from am to 9 pm during the week. By Memorial Day weekend, appointments may be made every day of the week for same-day care.

Starting May 25
9 am - 9 pm, 7 Days a Week
Call (805) 737-8786

Laboratory

The laboratory at Lompoc Health – North H Center is open for all your full-service laboratory needs. The lab, located on the first floor, is open from 7 am to 5 pm weekdays. But please note, if you are a former Sansum HMO patient, you will still receive your laboratory services at Pacific Diagnostic Labs, rather than at Lompoc Health.

Call (805) 737-8646 for a lab appointment. Walk-ins are also welcome.

Walk-ins Welcome
Monday - Friday 7 am - 5 pm
(805) 737-8646

Physical Therapy

The staff at North H Center provide outpatient physical therapy for the treatment of orthopedic, neurological and deconditioning deficits. Our therapy clinic includes two licensed physical therapists. Our rehabilitation secretary and aide manages registration, authorizations and schedules appointments at the front desk as well as assisting the therapists in their treatments.

Autumn Soltero is the staff physical therapist and has a history of working with complex and critically ill patients in both the acute and subacute rehabilitation settings. Autumn holds a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Western University of Health Sciences and has worked with neurologically impaired patients recovering from strokes, traumatic brain injuries, and spinal cord injuries.

Physical Therapist Kaylee Rains obtained her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at California State University at Fresno and has been a certified physical therapist since 2016. She has provided rehab services to patients with orthopedic, neurological and deconditioning deficits.

Rosa Macias is the department’s rehabilitation secretary and Aide and has worked in the physical therapy field for more than 20 yrs. When she is not registering or helping patients at the front desk, she is assisting the physical therapists in the back office.

This dynamic team works hard to achieve the goals set together by the therapist and patient upon initial evaluation.

Pediatrics

For everything from well-child checkups, vaccinations, and common childhood ailments and injuries, our pediatric staff at North H Center is prepared for the care of our youngest patients.

Longtime pediatrician Dr. Farooq Husayn is joined by Dr. Abhishek Mehta on the first-floor pediatric wing at North H Center. Adding to this care is Nurse Practitioner Sherry McBride.

Monday - Thursday 9 am - 6 pm
Friday 9 am - 12 pm
(805) 737-8760

Radiology

At Lompoc Health – North H Center, all your regular radiology exams can be scheduled weekdays between 8:30 am to 9 pm Advanced imaging such as CT, MRI or Ultrasound are only available at Lompoc Valley Medical Center.

North H Center accepts all routine x-ray imaging orders and insurance. Registration is also available at North H Center for patients needing Radiology studies.

Imaging exams are available for issues relating to ribs to the wrist, from the skull to toes, spines and knees and more.

Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 9 pm

Specialties

Otolaryngology

Dr. Angie Song, FACS sees patients at North H Center with complications, diseases and disorders of the head and neck — most specifically ear, nose, and throat.

Dr. Song specializes in nasal septal and reconstruction surgery, sinus surgery, ear tubes in children and adults, tonsillectomies and adenoidectomies, facial skin cancer removal and reconstruction, skin lesion removal, thyroid surgeries and more.

Bariatric (weight loss)

Dr. Farida Bounoua is a Board-Certified General Surgeon and a Fellow of American College of Surgeons (FACS) now seeing patients at North H Center. Dr. Bounoua is the medical director of Lompoc Health’s newest service line, bariatric surgery. She has performed laparoscopic bariatric surgeries and general surgeries since 2001. She completed her internship and residency at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in California. She also completed a Fellowship in Minimally Invasive and Weight Loss Surgery at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Making a decision to undergo bariatric, or weight loss, surgery is a life-altering decision. The serious step toward changing

your life and eating habits should be reserved for those patients experiencing excessive obesity. To determine whether you are a candidate for bariatric surgery, schedule a basic screening appointment with our bariatric coordinator, Registered Nurse Kascelyn Smith.

Dr. Bounoua will perform Laparoscopic Roux En Y Gastric Bypass and Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy at Lompoc Valley Medical Center.

Wound Care/Plastic Surgery

Dr. John K. Baeke treats patients needing management of acute and chronic wounds, as well as post-bariatric surgery. Dr. Baeke specializes in skin cancer and scar revision, as well as post-mastectomy breast reconstruction, breast augmentation, reduction and lifts, and other plastic surgery needs.

Orthopedics

Lompoc Health is adding spinal surgery to its orthopedic service with the arrival of Dr. Richard Rooney. Dr. Rooney is a fellowship-trained orthopedic spine surgeon and a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He earned his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and completed his orthopedic surgery training in the U.S. Army and his spine surgery fellowship at the UCSD/San Diego Center for Spinal Disorders.

He previously was Chief of the Scoliosis and Spine Surgery service at the William Beaumont Army Medical Center and founder of the Seattle Spine Group. He retired from the Army as a lieutenant colonel. He is seeing patients at Lompoc Health — North H Center.

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