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Dr. Sarah Cole Erny

Dr. Erny helps patients improve their health outcomes by using a whole-person, functional approach to health care. She completed her Masters and Doctorate programs at Vanderbilt University and is certified and specializes in the treatment of Hashimoto's Thyroiditis disease, (Hashimoto's  Institute)  and  bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (Worldlink Medical.) She is undergoing certification in Functional Medicine and Nutrition, while pursuing a PhD in Mind-Body Medicine.

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Jessica Apodaca

Office Manager

Jessica was born and raised in Santa Maria, where she attended Santa Maria High School.  She brings a beautifully extensive history of experience in the medical field; a jack-of-all-trades, she attended Allen Hancock College in 1994, studying Medical billing & Accounting, and becoming certified as an EMT; she brings experience from the Center for Employment training, as a Medical Assisting Major, also studying at the California Holistic Institute in 2006, becoming a Certified Massage Practitioner, and completing the RN prereqs at Cuesta College in 2012.

 

Her experience speaks for itself, helming the leading role as Office Manager for the practices of  J Michael Davis DC/Accident-injury treatment center in 2010, Tullius Chriopractic in 2010, also leading as Financial advisor; A Natural Balance Wellness Center, for Gary Foresman MD, David Marques DC, in 2001, and worked for Jess Miller PT/Cornerstome Physical Therapy in 2010 as their Medical Biller. From 2004-2006, Jessica served as Medical Assistant for Pediatrics/Amy Webb.

What she most enjoys about working for Coastal Prestige is, not only being able to work with one of the most compassionate and caring Doctors, but, her passion is helping patients and providing them with the best care possible.

 

Jessica has three awesome Children whom are very active in sports & school, which she truly enjoys & keeps her busy. In her spare time, she likes to go for runs on the beach & hiking.

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Lawrence E. Miller CATC II, RAS II, MATC, CCDS, CWTS,

Senior Substance Abuse Recovery Counselor

Lawrence provides discrete and compassionate counseling in substance abuse recovery for those seeking to break the destructive cycle with drugs and alcohol.

With personal experience in sobriety for 38 years, he has a sincere desire to help people in overcoming the challenges, suffering, and limitations of substance addiction. He uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as a basis to helping individuals and their families learn and establish new thinking, and more positive choices and behaviors around substance use.

 

Prior to Larry’s work at Coastal Prestige Medical Services and Clinic, he served as an addiction counselor at the Coast Valley Substance Abuse Center and the Community Education Center and California Men’s Colony.  He interned with Coast Valley Substance Abuse Treatment Center, acquired his Registered Addiction Specialist Certificate, and after an additional 2000 hours of Addiction Counseling received the Registered Addiction Specialist II Certificate. He currently holds the Medical Assisted Treatment Certificate (MATC), Co-Occurring Disorders Specialist (CCDS), Certified Women’s Treatment Specialist (CWTS) and most recently Addiction Counselor Certification Board of California II (CATC II).

 

In addition to his certifications and experience, Lawrence is completing his Bachelors program in Addiction Disorders at Breining Institute.

 

Preceding his work in Substance Abuse Counseling, Lawrence was an entrepreneur in the real estate and mortgage markets for many years and served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam era.  He lives on the Central Coast and with his lovely wife of 33 years.

 

Lawrence prides himself in being a compassionate, empathetic and non-judgmental counselor. He states, “My job is not to pass judgment but to help.” His patients have stated that they find him comfortable to talk with, and that they feel safe that their confidences are kept confidential.

Lisa Ham
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Lisa Ham

Wellness Consultant

Lisa was born in Burbank, California and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Cal State Northridge. She later moved to the Central Coast where she has lived for almost 30 years. She has 4 boys, and 4 grandchildren.  As a Wellness Consultant, combining her talents and passion for teaching, Lisa established the curriculum used by the Clinic for our weight loss and Wellness Program, by integrating state of the art, evidence-based weight loss techniques, sound dietary approaches, and incorporating Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to bring about the changes leading to long-term weight loss and health management.

Megan Philips
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Megan Phillips

Board Certified Thermographer

Megan was born here on the Central Coast, where she graduated from Arroyo Grande High School, and later attended Cuesta and Allan Hancock Colleges. She served as the first Office Manager for the clinic from August 2010 until 2013, when she moved to Thousand Oaks and went on to become the Office Manager for Vibrance Medical Group.  While at Coastal Prestige, she established the Center of Medical Weight Loss, and began training all of our Wellness Consultants. In addition, she is a Certified Medical Thermographer, and today runs Coastal Prestige Thermography, the infrared thermography division of our clinic, where she conducts regular Breast Thermography Clinics for women, and has presented Breast Health Seminars throughout the Community.

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575 Price Street, Suite 313

Pismo Beach, CA 93449

805-201-9135

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