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John Cava, MD

4.7 out of 5 (315 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

Rating Willingness to recommend provider’s office Overall Provider Experience Courtesy and Respect of Staff

Patient Comments (75)

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.

  • Always great care from Dr Cava

  • Assigned new doctor due to retirement knew everything about me. Excellent

  • Very content with my visit and rapport with Dr Cava.

  • Dr. Cava and PA's were great. i am very satisfied...... but the office and exam room were COLD - even the office workers conversed about how cold it was!! in the exam room i was actually shivering - i think this contributed toward my blood pressure reading which was very high.....which prompted the PA's to take it again (also very high!!). toward the end of my appointment , Dr. Cava took my BP and i was no longer shivering...... My BP went down but was still on the high side... SO that is my only criticism - that is was COLD... other than that all was great !!

  • You done well.

  • Everything was perfect, thanks to the nurse, to the secretary, very kind secretary, to the doctor, everything very kind, thank you very much.

  • Everyone is very courtious and helpful.

  • The staff and my doctor are the best.

  • Dr. Cava took his time going over my chart with me and explained all the test that he is setting up for me. He made me feel comfortable and he made me feel that he really cares about my health. I was very impressed with him.

  • It was a very successful date and the service was first class. The attention was of great quality and cordiality.Thank you,[Name]

  • The office always makes sure to confirm my appointments, explain the costs to me. The only thing I would like is for there to be more staff trained for translation or for the office to coordinate with my insurance for a translator when I need it in order to have a more open conversation with my doctor.

  • All the questions were fair enough and my doctor, I've had him for years and I think he's one of the best doctors in [Name] [Name] I have no problem. So I think he rates top. Thank you.

  • Safe secure informative encouraging

  • I've always liked seeing dr cava and also that he's with south coast

  • Dr Cava is thorough and explained the issues and clarified when I asked. [Name] at the desk was thorough, polite and accommodating to my inquiries. The medical assistant (name unknown) was thorough and courteous. Very professional office.

  • After several years with Dr.Cava I'm satisfied

  • Kind, courteous, reassuring

  • everything ran well.

  • My experience was exceptional.

  • To me your operation is about as good as it gets


  • Dr Cava is very knowledgeable, professional and most of all very caring and has a great "bedside manner". He always explains things and listens to any concerns that may arise. His personality puts you at ease and makes it very easy to talk to him.

  • Dr. Cava was excellent in all ways and the staff was pleasant, competent and efficient.

  • I am completely satisfied with health care from the Doctor and the staff at Southcoast Health. My life and health deepens on them.

  • Prompt, courteous, attentive & professional care

  • Excellent top notch physician

  • Awesome service!

  • Nothing at all.

  • Everything

  • Don't ever let the doctor retire. He is the best doctor my father has ever had, ever.

  • Everything was great

  • Staff is always helpful and professionalDr. Cava is very thorough and easy to understand...I would r recommend him highly to anyone with a cardiac probem

  • all workers and providers were very helpful and informative

  • Professional job well done

  • This was my very 1st visit and every one was extremely courteous and pleasant. Was also impressed the visit was on time and did not seemed rushed when the doctor came in to talk to me.

  • Hello, this is [Name] [Name], and I have no complaints in regards to the office. I thought procedures went well, and he's very informative and I have no complaints.

  • Dr. Cava and staff are all wonderful - knowledgeable, kind,and very accomodating.

  • This is probably the best service I have ever received from any doctors office. Everyone was professional, on time, communicated everything to me, reached out to me to follow up on appointments. Overall it was excellent. Dr. Cava was great as a doctor and thorough. I highly recommend his care

  • Dr. Cava was extremely knowledgeable and confident. He actively listen to me and thoroughly explained my health issues in detail. I am grateful to have him as my cardiologist.

  • Everything

  • Professional, courteous. Knew my data.

  • During this pandemic there is always anxiety, everything was done with caution and safety, it was a very good experience

  • staff was in a hurry. Impersonable.

  • Very pleased with my first visit with Dr. Cava

  • I've been seeing Dr. Cava for years and follow him wherever he has gone. The staff are also very nice.

  • Everything seems very professional to me.

  • I would think (INAUDIBLE) my appointment was wonderful. I don't have any complain and I believe that you are doing a very good job.

  • Everything is okay. The visit was quick and I appreciate it.

  • My office visit went very well today. Everyone observed Covid-19 protocol. As always the people were friendly and professional.

  • Couldn’t be better.

  • They are very nice

  • Everyone was very kind and eager to help. The staff is very friendly.

  • On time appointments, staff is always friendly and helpful.

  • Intake nurse great, Dr Cava the best coversion it ALL

  • Pleased with the whole visit

  • They are a professional medical team. I give them a 10 for everything.

  • I am completely satisfied.

  • The only thing different is to be seen in person

  • Yes, I feel that the South Coast providers were very professiona,l and they were very helpful and I definitely want to give them a high score. So yeah, I was very pleased with the courtesy and professionalism. Okay. Thank you very much.

  • All was more than satisfactory

  • Everything went smoothly, nothing to add.

  • Dr Cava is a great doctor. Very attentive to the patient at all times.

  • Put me first as always

  • I always know my apts here will be informative and encouraging

  • 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

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