Dr. Tricia Santos Cavaiola, MD

Dr. Tricia Santos Cavaiola, MD

Internal Medicine  ·  
Dr. Tricia Santos Cavaiola, MD is an internal medicine specialist in San Diego, CA. She specializes in internal medicine.Read her story

4168 Front St

San Diego, CA 92103

Contact Information

(858) 657-7000

Insurance Accepted

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

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Dr. Santos Cavaiola's Experience

Dr. Santos Cavaiola's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Internal Medicine
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Dr. Santos Cavaiola's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Santos Cavaiola "Tricia Santos Cavaiola, MD, is a board-certified endocrinologist. She specializes in treating patients with many types of endocrine disorders, including diabetes and thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal and pituitary diseases. Dr. Santos Cavaiola has a special interest in both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes and in helping patients learn how to take a more active role in managing the disease through lifestyle changes and medication choices. She has often been a featured speaker in classes or videos, both to educate patients with diabetes and to help primary care physicians learn more about diabetes diagnosis and management. Her research focus is also in Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. As an assistant professor in the Department of Medicine at UC San Diego School of Medicine, Dr. Santos Cavaiola teaches courses in endocrinology and teaches residents and fellows in the clinical setting. She is also active in the diabetes community, as a member of the American Diabetes Association and as a faculty member for Taking Control of Your Diabetes, a nonprofit advocacy organization. Dr. Santos Cavaiola completed an endocrinology fellowship, chief residency, and residency in internal medicine at UC San Diego School of Medicine. She earned her medical degree at Oregon Health and Science University School of Medicine. She is board certified in internal medicine and in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism. When not teaching or seeing patients, Dr. Santos Cavaiola enjoys spending time with her family, paddleboarding and cooking."
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1  Specialties

  • Internal Medicine

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Santos Cavaiola does not have any board certifications listed.

97  Conditions Treated

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15  Procedures

  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • HIV Screening
  • Immunization
  • Liver Function Test
  • Prostate Cancer Screening
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Syphilis Screening
  • Thyroid Screening

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. Santos Cavaiola is unavailable at this time.

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Santos Cavaiola has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Santos Cavaiola has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Santos Cavaiola's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Santos Cavaiola to family and friends
4 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (4)

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Dr. Santos Cavaiola's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

Dr Santos is an extremely compassionate and caring doctor. I can honestly and wholeheartedly state that she is one of the best doctors I have ever met.
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Dr. Santos is a terrific coach and partner in my life with type 1 diabetes. She is an exceptional and empathetic listener. She is very knowledgable, including recommending great resources for various problems and concerns that I have had about my diabetes and my diet. Her knowledge and skills are...more
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If you have hypothyroidism due to Hashimoto's, please DO NOT waste your time with Santos. She does not have the competence to treat this complex condition. Hashimoto's, the leading cause of hypothyroidism in the US, is an autoimmune condition where the body attacks the thyroid with antibodies...more
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