eye test

Written by LVMC on in Health & Wellness

Glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness for people older than 60 – but it can often be prevented with early awareness and treatment. Glaucoma damages the eye’s optic nerve when fluid builds up in the front part of the eye. The extra fluid adds pressure in the eye, damaging the optic nerve. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), about 3 million Americans have glaucoma, and it’s the second leading cause of blindness worldwide. Glaucoma can also occur in one or both eyes.

LVMC Community Update

Written by Steve Popkin on in LVMC News

This week our CEO updates the communiuty on the COVID-19 Vaccine, the number of new Covid cases in Santa Barbara County, and Hospital bed, and particularly ICU bed availability.

LVMC Community Update

Written by Steve Popkin on in LVMC News

This week our CEO updates the community on our COVID-19 vaccination of community members and COVID-19 hospitalizations.

doctor checking patient

Written by LVMC on in Health & Wellness

It’s hard to imagine a tiny, butterfly-shaped gland being such a powerful force in our bodies. But the thyroid gland is just that – a critical link that controls many of the body’s major functions.

Vaccination Update

Written by Steve Popkin on in LVMC News

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woman getting vaccinated

Written by LVMC on in Health & Wellness

Vaccines are essential to achieving herd immunity and can protect people of all ages against dangerous, deadly, and contagious diseases and infections.

LVMC Community Update

Written by Steve Popkin on in LVMC News

This week our CEO updates the community on the latest of COVID Vaccines, the Surgical Services Status, New COVID Cases, COVID Hospitalizations.

Steve Popkin

Written by Steve Popkin on in LVMC News

By the time you are reading this, we will already be in the year 2021. So, let’s take a brief look back at 2020 (hindsight is 2020), so we can then focus on the present and the future.

Armando Rojas and Family

Written by LVMC on in Patient Stories

Since childhood, Armando Rojas has always been a “big guy.” Three years ago, he weighed 407 pounds – the most he’d ever weighed. Even though he is 6-feet, 3-inches tall, that amount of weight put him at a BMI, or Body Mass Index, of 46. He was categorized as obese.

Danielle Cooper

Written by LVMC on in Patient Stories

When Danielle Cooper found herself unable to lose the weight she gained after back-to-back pregnancies, she tried diets, exercise, and limiting her food intake.

donations

Written by LVMC on in LVMC News

Since the emergence of the COVID-19 virus, the Lompoc Valley Medical Center staff, the Comprehensive Care Center, and Lompoc Health sites have experienced the generosity of our community in unexpected and touching ways.

LVMC Community Update

Written by Steve Popkin on in LVMC News

This week our CEO updates the Lompoc Community on the COVID vaccines, new COVID cases, and COVID hospitalizations.

Dr. Raoufi

Written by Nora Wallace on in LVMC News

Gastroenterologist Dr. Rahim Raoufi has been named the 2020 LVMC Physician of the Year. 

LVMC Community Update

Written by Steve Popkin on in LVMC News

This week our CEO Steve Popkin updates the Lompoc community about Covid Vaccines, New Covid Cases, and Covid Hospitalizations.

person getting a shot

Written by Nora Wallace on in LVMC News

Lompoc Valley Medical Center on Thursday afternoon received its first doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to prevent the Coronavirus disease caused by SARs-COV-2.