Health Lectures

Our Health Lectures are an ongoing free educational series to keep the Lompoc community informed about important health topics, presented for free as a public service. For more information please call (805) 737-5762.

Refreshments and Door Prizes are provided at each lecture

All lectures are held at the Ocean's Seven Cafe, inside the Lompoc Valley Medical Center: Hospital at 1515 East Ocean Ave.

Wednesday, April 10, 6 pm - 8 pm

If you’ve been diagnosed with hypertension (high blood pressure), or have concerns about your BP readings, come listen to Lompoc Valley Medical Center Hospitalists Dr. Dushyant Viswanathan and Dr. Srinivas Vuthoori. Drs. Viswanathan and Vuthoori will provide information about one of the most common medical problems, and lifestyle changes you can make to improve your health outlook.

Registered Nurses will be available for up-to-date blood pressure readings.

Wednesday, February 27, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Do you exercise? Do you exercise enough? Do you need to get your blood pressure checked? How’s your cholesterol level? Come hear Dr. Khawar Gul speak about lifestyle management to reduce cardiovascular risk. Dr. Gul is affiliated with Lompoc Valley Medical Center.


October 10, 2018 from 6:00 to 7:30 pm

If you or someone you know is experiencing memory loss or behavioral changes, it’s time to learn the facts. Early detection of Alzheimer’s disease gives you a chance to begin drug therapy, enroll in clinical studies and plan for the future. This interactive workshop features video clips of people with Alzheimer’s disease.

mother breastfeeding child

Friday, August 17th. From 10:00 am to 11:30 am

Open to all breastfeeding mothers. Due to the nature of the support group, the lecture is open to women only.

Come to hear International Board Certified Lactation Consultant Lisa Marasco’s informative discussion on milk production and have your breastfeeding questions answered. Lisa earned a Master’s degree in Human Development with a specialization in lactation consulting and is a recognized speaker on the topic of breast milk production. Lisa is also an Associate Area Professional Liaison for La Leche League of So. Calif/Nevada, and serves on the Breastfeeding Coalition of Santa Barbara County.


Wednesday, May 16 at 7 pm in Ocean's Seven Cafe

Stroke, heart attack, and sepsis are critical health conditions and the focus of multidisciplinary teams at Lompoc Valley Medical Center (LVMC) to improve care for those patients. Come hear LVMC Emergency Department Medical Director Dr. Steven Reichel, MD and Emergency Department/Critical Care Unit Director Lorraine Jones, MSN, speak about the acute hospital’s stroke, STEMI and sepsis programs.

targeting cancer cell

Wednesday, April 18 at 7pm in Ocean's Seven Cafe

Radiation therapy has played an important role in the treatment of cancer for more than a century. Technology has improved throughout the years and the delivery of radiation has become more precise. Dr. Tait and other radiation oncologists are now able to deliver higher doses of radiation more safely. Dr. Tait will speak about how advancements in radiation therapy ultimately reduce treatment-related side effects and improve cancer survival.