Dr. Kira Skavinski, DO

Dr. Kira Skavinski, DO

Hospice & Palliative Medicine  ·  
Dr. Kira Skavinski, DO is a hospice & palliative medicine specialist in La Jolla, CA. She specializes in hospice & palliative medicine.Read her story

3855 Health Sciences Drive

La Jolla, CA 92093

Contact Information

(858) 657-7000

Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan

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Dr. Skavinski's Experience

Dr. Skavinski's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Hospice & Palliative Medicine
  • Board certified in Family Practice and Hospice Care and Palliative Medicine
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Dr. Skavinski's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Skavinski "Kira Skavinski, DO, is a board-certified palliative care physician who helps relieve suffering in people with life-limiting and chronic illnesses. She provides pain and symptom management, and aims to optimize quality of life for her patients and their families while addressing their medical, psychological, social, and spiritual needs. Dr. Skavinski also assists patients and their families with discussions regarding advance care planning and goals. As a palliative medicine physician, Dr. Skavinski enjoys the ability to meet patients earlier in their stage of illness, develop a relationship with them over time and provide continuity of care. Dr. Skavinski is an assistant professor in the Department of Medicine, where she instructs medical students, residents and fellows at UC San Diego School of Medicine. Her research interests focus on the use of ketamine for pain management. Prior to joining UC San Diego Health, Dr. Skavinski cared for patients at University of California, Irvine Medical Center. She was also the director of Palliative Care Education at UC Irvine Health, where she developed and implemented a Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship and served as the fellowship’s associate director. Dr. Skavinski completed a fellowship in hospice and palliative medicine at San Diego Hospice and The Institute for Palliative Medicine and a residency in family medicine at Overlook Medical Center in Summit, New Jersey. She earned her medical degree from New York Institute College of Osteopathic Medicine in Old Westbury, New York. Dr. Skavinski is board-certified in family medicine and hospice and palliative medicine. She is a member of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and the American Osteopathic Association. Outside of work, Dr. Skavinski enjoys sports, traveling, and spending time with her husband and two sons. "
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1  Specialties

  • Hospice & Palliative Medicine

2  Board Certifications

  • Family Practice
    Accredited by: American Board of Family Medicine*
  • Hospice Care and Palliative Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Family Medicine*

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


Education data for Dr. Skavinski is unavailable at this time.

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Skavinski has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

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