Eric Dunlop, DO

My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness...

I believe good medicine stems from a close doctor-patient relationship that revolves around longer appointments, strong communication, proactive patient involvement, and educated discussions about medical decisions. As your private doctor, I encourage you to share in the decision making process when it comes to your health and I strive to find an individual wellness plan for you, as no two patients are alike. All too often in modern medicine I feel that doctors are forced to practice “cookie cutter medicine”. As an MDVIP-affiliated physician, I am able to spend the necessary time needed to practice like an old-fashioned primary care doctor and develop a personal relationship with you.

As a family practice physician I am comfortable managing most conditions, but my special interests are in cardiovascular health, hypertension, dermatology, and hospital based medicine. I am one of a small number of primary care doctors in San Luis Obispo who has admitting privileges at both Sierra Vista Hospital and French Hospital. I regularly see and manage my patients when they are hospitalized, and because of this, I find they have a smooth transition to follow up care after being discharged from the hospital. I have numerous interactions and relationships with local specialists in San Luis Obispo to help you with your unique needs. I see patients from all over the central coast, including San Luis Obispo, Pismo Beach and the 5 Cities area, Nipomo, Santa Maria, Atascadero, Paso Robles, Morro Bay, Los Osos and Cayucos.

Physician Profile

Education

Undergraduate
University of California
Los Angeles, CA
Bachelor of Science, Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics 2004
Medical School
Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Vallejo, CA
Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine 2008
Internship
Mercy Medical Center Merced
Merced, CA
2008-2009
Residency
Mercy Medical Center Merced
Merced, CA
Family Medicine 2009-2011
Co-Chief Resident 2010-2011

Licensures

California

Hospital Affiliations

French Hospital
Sierra Vista Medical Center

Published Works

Karen A. O'Connell, Robert K. Pelz, Jason B. Dinoso, Eric Dunlop, John Paik-Tesch, Thomas M. Williams, Joel N. Blankson. Prolonged Control of an HIV Type 1 Escape Variant Following Treatment Interruption in an HLA-B*27-Positive Patient.
AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses Volume 26 Number 11

Certifications

American Board of Family Medicine
Osteopathic Medical Board of California