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John Cava, MD

4.6 out of 5 (288 Ratings)



About John Cava

Dr. Cava graduated cum laude at New York University before completing his medical degree at the University of Medicine and Dentistry in Newark, N.J., with Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Society honors. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at New England Medical Center and a fellowship in Cardiology at Deaconess Hospital in Boston, via Harvard Medical School.

Formerly an interventional cardiologist, Dr. Cava has expertise in the areas of Nuclear Cardiology, Vascular medicine and Lipidology.

Dr. Cava is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology.

He is a clinical instructor or medicine at Brown University’s Warren Alpert Medical School.


John practices at the following locations:

Southcoast Physicians Group Cardiology

1076 North Main Street
Providence, RI 02904

P: 401-273-2460

Get Directions 41.850361 -71.40367200000003

Insurances Accepted

Southcoast accepts most major insurance plans. Call the Southcoast patient registration department at 844-297-2952 or your health plan with any questions regarding coverage.

Provider Ratings

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Patient Comments (64)

At Southcoast Health, we strive to deliver exceptional patient care along with an exceptional patient experience. We appreciate all of your feedback and share your comments to recognize the wonderful care our teams provide to you as well as identify areas for improvement.

  • It was a telephone call due to Covid19. It went very well.

  • Everyone in there is always friendly and they are always very efficient

  • Dr. Is wonderful.staff courteous and friendly and knowledgable

  • Dr is very understanding

  • Everything done well.

  • I am totally satisfied and depend on the care I get from the Doctor and his staff.

  • Improvement not needed as far as I’m concerned

  • Because of the virus it was a telephone 'office visit'. Everything worked perfectly and I was calling from Honduras. Thank you all.

  • I love this office the staff is so friendly and welcoming. The doctors are Quick to come into the room and they answer all of my questions and they don’t rush me out the door.

  • The telemed visit was very good

  • Prompt and courteous

  • Timely,concise, and letting Me ask questions.

  • There were no problem it went well

  • I think this telephone visit was very helpful, in this corona virus time.

  • My visit was on the phone but Dr Cava answered all my questions and gave me good advice to keep working out despite health club being closed.


  • My family has a history of heart disease that both of my parents died from and Dr Cava has been wonderful in putting my mind at ease during my visits. My family has been seen by Dr Cava for many years and I recommend him to anyone who’s looking for a cardiologist. The office staff is ALWAYS helpful, prompt and courteous. Well done guys!

  • Everything went fine and was just a cholesterol test I will get the results from my doctor next week

  • I was helped promptly and did not have to wait to be called in to see the doctor. I was treated with courtesy and my questions were answered adequately.

  • Dr. Cava knows my history and goes above and beyond to make sure I get everything I need to get and stay healthy to live my best life.

  • The doctor is usually always in a little hurry.

  • Prompt, knowledgeble.

  • Everthing went just great, no problems excellent.

  • Dr. John Cava continues to be professional, patient, and caring. He is the best at explaining all the variables, making us comfortable with choices and decisions, and truly knows what is going on with me.We are very fortunate to have him as my cardiologist.

  • Very clean friendly professional and understanding all together it was a great and pleasant place to go to

  • My experience could not have been any better!

  • Every thing was great and always is

  • I believe that everything was accurate and done properly. I would recommend it to anybody because I've been treated good and everything was okay. Alright, everything was okay Thank you very much.

  • Courtesy and professionalism are apparent in all phases of a patient's visit.

  • Hi, everything was well, I was satisfied, so if anything else give me a call. Thank you very much. Bye have a nice holiday. Bye.

  • Always a professional service with really friendly staff. A positive health check every time, I am proud to tell people about my experience with Dr. Cava and South Coast Medical . Exceptional .

  • The staff there was very professional and courteous! It was a very pleasant and refreshing experience. I highly recommend this Doctor’s office to anyone looking for an exceptional health care service experience. Dr. Cava & his staff “ROCK”!!! ??????????

  • great as is

  • Very friendly and courteous staff and very short wait time in waiting. Dr Cava was clear and concise with my questions and concerns.

  • Keep the good work up.

  • All was more than satisfactory

  • Nurses were friendly. Dr Cava explains everything clearly

  • From the moment i walked in everyone did EVERYTHING well . Thank you for asking . 

  • Prompt serviceCourteous

  • Very comfortable with the new doctor. He explained everything where I understood. Took time and care.

  • Prompt check in and prompt call into room. The doctor came in promptly. Everything was fine.

  • Everyone was very courteous and helpfully

  • Dr Cava listened to all my questions and concerns- he explanations were in layman’s terms- easy to understand- he spent sufficient time - I did not feel rushed - extremely please with the care given by Dr Cava.

  • The doctor took time to explain things clearly. I did not feel rushed.

  • Dr was pleased with my results re: blood work. Gave me insights to improve my health further. Very cordial and concerned with my well-being.

  • you did well on everything

  • The girl at sign in in the waiting area was not very friendly.

  • I have a few medical problems in different parts of my body every one of them was addressed from medicines to referrals Dr Cava is a very good doctor glad to have them

  • You listened to my concerns and put me at ease. I find Dr Cava a truly knowledgeable and thorough doctor

  • Dr Cava he is my man, the best Dr

  • This visit was a much better visit than the previous Two I had at the Warwick office. Dr.Cava was informative, encouraging, engaging and showed a genuine concern for my well being. He answered all my questions and offered solutions to challenges I have faced in the past as well as presently.

  • Everything did well, everything is fine, there is nothing to fix, everything is fine, everything is perfect. Thanks to God.

  • Dr. John Cava is a very...has an excellent bed side manner with patients, a good listener, provides excellent description of..... of my consult concerns and prognosis and cares about me very much. I would highly recommend him and I have the greatest confidence in him.

  • Acknowledged I was there right away, very friendly and got in and out in a timely manner.

  • Saw me quickly

  • I love doctor carva and the place is so clean and respectful

  • Even though it was my first visit, the entire staff treated me with courtesy and respect and personally acknowledged me as if I was a long time patient.

  • I was seen in a timely, professional,& friendly manor

  • I am very grateful to all the medical and secretarial staff and I am very proud of all of you that God blesses you all and rains of blessings to all thanks thank you very much thank you very much

  • Dr Cava and his staff are excellent!!!!

  • Everything was great. Thank you.

  • The staff is excellent and professional. The Dr.Cava understood my medical history and went over every option with me. So glad I made the right decision to stay with Southcoast Health Cardiology Thank You,

  • NO problems. Everything was as well as could be expected considering I have an operation to look forward to in a few weeks.

  • Dr. Cava is a very nice caring person he treated me with respect & I appreciate that. The nurse was also very helpful in assisting me onto the table & making sure all the sticky tabs were removed from my skin after testing. These little tasks given with smiles go along way in making me feel like they really care.

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