Dr. Amy Sitapati, MD

Clinical Informatics  |  
Female  |  
Age 45
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Dr. Amy Sitapati, MD
Amy M. Sitapati, MD, provides primary care for adults, including preventive care and diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic diseases. Dr. Sitapati believes that the best health is achieved through life balance, patient empowerment, a good physician relationship, and integrated care. Dr. Sitapati is nationally recognized for her work in primary care. She has more than ten years of experience providing high-quality, patient-centered care in ambulatory settings, and strives to build multidisciplinary teams that effectively work together to improve patient care coordination. In support of patient participation in chronic disease management, Dr. Sitapati combines evidence based medicine with patient empowerment, prevention methods, and alternative medicine (e.g., Kelee meditation) to help patients achieve their best health. Dr. Sitapati first joined UC San Diego Health System in 2001 following completion of her residency. In 2005, she established the Center for Infectious Disease Management and Research (CIDMAR) at Howard University, a center dedicated to providing culturally competent, state-of-the-art HIV medical care to its 225 patients. In 2007, she met with First Lady, Mrs. Laura Bush, to discuss the first hospital-wide, routine HIV screening program to be implemented in the nation. Dr. Sitapati returned to UC San Diego in 2007, and began leading a patient centered medical home initiative at the Owen Clinic. In 2015, Dr. Sitapati assumed the role of medical director of internal medicine in La Jolla. She also leads a population health team that focuses on using computer systems to improve the quality of care. As a clinical professor of medicine her clinical research has been related to patient centered care, quality improvement, and meditation. Dr. Sitapati serves as an instructor for medical students and residents. She completed her medical residency training at UC San Diego School of Medicine, and earned her medical degree from Case Western Reserve University, School of Medicine, in Cleveland, OH. Dr. Sitapati is board certified in internal medicine and clinical informatics.

8939 Villa La Jolla Dr

La Jolla, CA 92037

Contact Information

(858) 657-8000

Dr. Amy Sitapati, MD

Dr. Amy Sitapati, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan

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Dr. Sitapati's Experience

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  • Specializes in Clinical Informatics
  • Board certified in Internal Medicine
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Clinical Informatics

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

Conditions Treated

  • HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

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0 Sanctions

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  • Case Western Reserve University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1998
  • San Diego
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1999
  • San Diego
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2001

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Dr. Sitapati's Reviews

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Dr. Sitapati's Performance
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  • Average wait time
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Patient Comments (1)
in San Diego, CA |
I was satisfied until I got the bill! I came in knowing I had a UTI. I have had them before. It is not rocket science. I arrive and they immediately take a urine sample. That's cool- standard procedure. They sent my urine sample out for more testing after I left and I had no knowledge. The insurance company would not pay for this "extra" testing. Please pay attention to what you are ordering. I ended up being out $400 for an Ab script. Next time I will just suffer.
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Dr. Sitapati accepts 6 insurance carriers
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  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
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  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
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Hospitals where Dr. Sitapati has admitting privileges

UCSD Medical Center - Hillcrest
200 W Arbor Dr
San Diego, CA 92103
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