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John Cava, MD

4.8 out of 5 (266 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 (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.

  • The reception staff did not seem very pleasant. They were quite indifferent

  • Dr. Cava, his medical team and the office team are outstanding.

  • You done well.

  • I was seen promptly, no wait. Providers were very helpful,informative and professional.

  • I was very happy with my first visit

  • Dr Cava is a leader of a good staff everybody is pleasant and helpful

  • Accurate and informative info

  • Everything was done well. My questions were answered and everyone was professional.

  • She did and great job

  • Doctor Cava and everyone else in this office is kind and courteous all the time and answers everything that you need to know. I love going here.

  • Very pleased.

  • explaining to me my health condision to me very clearly and understanding. thank you.

  • Dr. Cava always listens to you when you explain your symptoms. You never have to wait long in the waiting room. and Dr. Cava always makes sure that you understand what things stand for .....

  • Prompt, courteous attention .My Physician was on time & listened to my concerns . My appointment went as expected.Office staff very nice.

  • Everyone was wonderful except for the front desk gal who checked me in. She was not inviting, welcoming, or warm. She is the first person and should behave as the person that can make our break someone returning. (She is approximately 26 years old with almost 2" fingernails, my apologies that this is what was the most lasting detail about her).

  • Good to give feedback

  • Good communication and timely response to questions I asked. I particularly like the electronic portal to my medical records and tests.

  • Very good office

  • Doctor especially patient in explaining.

  • Always friendly and knowledgeable, an happy to help in anyway they can

  • Just great experience every visit, Dr Cava and staff are great

  • The Doctor listened to what I had to say. The receptionist was very pleasant and efficient, as well as the nurse or aide.

  • Everyone at this facility made me feel like a person not a file/number, which made me appreciate switching to this provider even more! Thank you for your time and care

  • Explained my medical care in an easy to understand way . Very efficient setting up my treatment and future appointment. Very friendly staff and very professional Dr. Cava , he is always thorough with his test results and has a wonderful relaxed manner .

  • Dr. Cava and his staff are always kind and take ever precaution to keep a safe waiting area. Wait time for appointment is usually 10 minutes at the most (consideration of a patients time is important as well as the actual examining and the staff is alert to that). Depending on the medical problem sitting in the waiting room can be an anxiety. Again, I appreciate having a great doctor and professional and kind staff.

  • Everything

  • Don't change anything your doing just fine. Keep the good work up.

  • Extraordinarily talented and competent physicians. They have my highest recommendation.

  • I am confident that Dr Cava is making the best decisions for my heart health.

  • Great care

  • on time appointment and very few people in waiting room.

  • I had to wait a while at the window upon arrival for a while and the person finally helped me she never came to the window but yelled across the room with questions I could not even understand nor hear.

  • Very good

  • Couteous,knowledgeable and listened to my concerns

  • everything was fine

  • DUE TO COVID ISSUES THE STAFF WAS ABLE TO GATHER MY INFO VIA TELEPHONE WHILE I WAITED OUTSIDE.When it was time for me to enter the building they already had my info so I was able to walk right in and taken to have my vitals done before seeing Dr.Cava. It actually worked very good. The staff is very friendly and cordial, which made me feel very comfortable. They do things right!

  • All was great

  • Dr Cava is the best!

  • Everything was pretty much perfect. The staff got me an appointment a month sooner. Dr. Cava explained everything needed to improve my health.

  • Everything is done well

  • I have no complaints or suggestions for the care and treatment of the provider. Answers any and all questions without hesitation.

  • I received great customer service at the receptionist desk. Doctor John Cava answer all my questions and sent to have follow up tests . He has been my cardiologist and my cholesterol and my hearth health are in great shape.

  • Dr. Cava was sensational. He was a great listener, spoke slowly and clearly, and treated me with respect. Loved him!!!

  • it was as good as it gets! ty

  • Up to date on my condition explained what I needed to improve on

  • The whole process from checking in to taking vitals and seeing the dr

  • Doctor is very thorough and spends time creating my goals for health with me and gives me manageable tips and helpful insights.

  • No complaints

  • Very courteous, everyone is pleasant and very attentive!

  • Office staff was excellent

  • I was able to come in to see my doctor personally. In my opinion seeing my doctor regarding my heart in person is a big plus for me.

  • It was great, no suggestions

  • Very polite and friendly staff and Dr. Cava is great and informed and good listener.

  • You did nothing wrong Dr. Cava terrific, but my problem is that when I have an interrogation with Med Tronic, it takes 6 weeks minimum before I can see the results on my my chart and I don't understand and hope that if they were a problem that there is some way of someone knowing that instead of waiting 6 weeks it needs to be shortened up and any event. That's my response. Take care. Bye. Bye.

  • This was my first visit the new physician.

  • All of the people I encountered were friendly, knowledgeable and efficient.

  • Always top shelf. Don't change!

  • Went over my test results

  • 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

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