Medical Director - Coastal Cities
Lucille Ridgill is a Medical Director for VITAS Healthcare, the nation’s leading provider of end-of-life care. Dr. Ridgill oversees the medical care and treatment of VITAS patients in their homes, nursing homes, assisted living communities and personal care homes in Coastal Cities, California. She also consults with patients’ attending physicians, supervises VITAS team physicians, guides staff and volunteers, and serves as a resource to practicing physicians and other healthcare professionals on the benefits of hospice and palliative care for patients and their families.
Prior to joining VITAS in 2009 as Team Physician, Dr. Ridgill served as Medical Director for Ladera Medical Practice in Los Angeles. Earlier in her career, Dr. Ridgill was a partner with Prairie Medical Group in Los Angeles. She has been a visiting physician at the Avalon Villa Care Center in Los Angeles since 2007.
Board certified in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Dr. Ridgill received a Bachelor’s Degree from Creighton University and a Medical Degree from Creighton University Medical School, both in Omaha, Nebraska. She completed a residency at UCLA-Charles Drew Medical Center in Los Angeles. Dr. Ridgill is a diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine.