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new Lompoc doctors

Lompoc Valley Medical Center is actively working to increase community access to a stable group of quality physicians. Several new primary-care and specialist physicians have been recruited to come to Lompoc.

Dr. Vuthoori

Dr. Srinivas Vuthoori, LVMC Co-Chair of Internal Medicine and CEO of V2Health, wasn’t expecting a lot of excitement on his American Airlines flight from Miami to Las Vegas this week. But luckily, Dr. Vuthoori was in the proverbial “right place at the right time,” when a fellow passenger went into medical distress.


Doctor Spotlight: Dr. Iris Radler

After experiencing minus-45 degree cold in Wisconsin, and searing 122-degree heat in Phoenix, Dr. Iris Radler is looking forward to starting her OB/GYN practice in the more temperate climate of Lompoc.

Dr. Tettin

Lompoc Valley Medical Center: Hospital Emergency Department physician Dr. James Trettin acknowledges that his father’s career might have had some influence on his own decision to pursue medical school.


Dr. Silkman

If you follow the career progression that brings Dr. Lee Silkman to Lompoc Valley Medical Center: Physician Services, you should begin at a small clinic in Honduras. It was there that the University of Vermont environmental sciences major had her first exposure to working one-on-one in a healthcare setting.

V2 Health

Patients being treated in Lompoc Valley Medical Center (LVMC)’s 60-bed acute care hospital now have their care managed by hospitalists, known as “V2 Health.” The two “V’s” in that name is Dr. Dushyant Viswanathan and Dr. Srinivas Vuthoori. Both internal medicine physicians began working together several years ago in various medical facilities in Palm Desert, before moving to the Central Coast. The physicians, who are joined by Dr. Daryl Chestney, have been handling hospital cases since Aug. 1.


Dr. Dushyant Viswanathan

Dushyant Viswanathan, MD, a dual board-certified integrative internal medicine and hospital medicine specialist had one purpose in bringing his service to Lompoc Valley Medical Center: Hospital; “We want to create a culture that will ultimately serve the community,” said the physician known as Dr. DV.

Dr. Srinivas Vuthoori

Dr. Srinivas Vuthoori, or Dr. V as he is called, has worked in large hospitals, and in managed care practices with thousands of patients. “I was a hospitalist before I knew what a hospitalist was,” the internist says.