Welcome to the Central Cardiology Medical Clinic at San Luis Obispo!

With a roster of 10 board-certified specialty physicians, we offer a comprehensive approach to state-of-the-art adult cardiovascular care, encompassing a wide spectrum of heart and vascular conditions. We strive to provide accessible outpatient and inpatient services of the highest quality to our patients in the North & South counties, and the rest of the central coast.


Joel Lardizabal, MD

Dr. Lardizabal is the physician-liaison for CCMC-SLO. He is a board-certified specialist in Adult Cardiovascular Disease, with expertise in Advanced Coronary, Endovascular & Structural Heart Interventions. He obtained his Cardiology Fellowship training at the University of California - San Francisco (Fresno) program. He completed a subspecialty fellowship in Interventional Cardiology at the University of Miami, where he also received formal training in structural heart and transcatheter valve interventions. He is very active in medical education and research, with multiple international scientific publications in the fields of transcatheter aortic valve replacement, interventional cardiology, coronary artery disease, heart failure, arrhythmias, and preventive cardiology. Dr. Lardizabal and his family reside at Shell Beach. He enjoys tennis, basketball, and music.

Accepting Same-Day Appointments

CONSULTATIVE SERVICES: General & Preventive Cardiology, Preoperative Cardiac Evaluation, Coronary Disease, Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology, Heart Failure, Heart Valve & Structural Heart Diseases, Peripheral Artery & Venous Diseases

NON-INVASIVE PROCEDURES: Electrocardiogram (ECG), Stress Testing, Nuclear Stress Imaging, 2D-Echocardiogram (Echo), Holter & Event Monitoring, Tilt-Table Testing, Cardiac CT, Trans-Esophageal Echocardiogram (TEE), Electrical Cardioversion, Non-Invasive Peripheral Vascular Testing

INVASIVE CARDIAC PROCEDURES: Cardiac Catheterization, Coronary Angioplasty & Stenting, Coronary Atherectomy, Pacemaker & Cardiodefibrillator Implantation, Transcatheter Heart Valve Interventions, Cardiac Shunt/ASD/PFO Device Closure, HOCM Alcohol Septal Ablation, Percutaneous Atrial Appendage Closure, Invasive Pulmonary Vascular Reactivity Testing, Electrophysiologic Testing & Ablation, Percutaneous Ventricle Assist Devices

VASCULAR PROCEDURES: Peripheral Artery & Vein Angiography, Percutaneous Vascular Angioplasty/Stenting & Atherectomy, Carotid Angioplasty & Stenting, Catheter-Directed Thrombolysis, AAA Endovascular Repair, DVT Thrombectomy, IVC Filter Placement, Varicose Vein Laser Therapy