Dr. Tricia Santos Cavaiola, MD

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Internal Medicine | Female

Dr. Tricia Santos Cavaiola, MD
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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Medical Offices South4168 Front St
San Diego, CA 92103
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based on 3 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Santos Cavaiola's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
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    GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
in San Diego, CA |
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 recognized nationally, as she speaks at many conferences. Dr. Santos has gained my trust completely. I would highly recommend her to anyone.
La Jolla, CA |
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 (revealed in blood work via the anti TPO antibody test). Please find an integrative or a functional doctor that shows compassion, listens to your symptoms, and examines the root cause. To educate you
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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.

Dr. Santos Cavaiola's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  •  Specializes in Internal Medicine
  •  No board certification on record with Healthgrades
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Education

  • Medical School
    Oregon Health Sciences University

    Graduated in 2007

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Internal Medicine

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