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John Cava, MD

4.8 out of 5 (342 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.


Practicing 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 (106)

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.

  • Dr Cava is always clear and easy to understand

  • Answered questions

  • Alway a great experience when I visit the office

  • You fit me in for an appointment when I needed one ASAP for surgery clearance. You were courteous, kind, and I did not have to wait for more than a minute or two in the waiting area. The doctor was efficient and thorough. Thank you!u00A0

  • Excellent cardiologist and a very pleasant experience

  • Really explained my blood work and helped me understand the figures , very professional and courteous. Always feel better after each visit .

  • I like the way my provider shows me results of tests or labs and explains things to me and answers all my questions!

  • Cordial and informative staff

  • Doctor and all staff members are great.

  • I was seen in a timely fashion. Everyone from the person who checked me in to the person who scheduled my follow up test were courteous and helpful. The doctor was pleasant explained everything in easy to understand language and was patient to answer any questions I had.

  • I would say that everything they did is very well.

  • Everything was okay

  • I found things fine

  • I'm very pleased with my care and my experiences with staff.

  • They did everything right.

  • There was nothing you could do to improve the visit. It was one of my first visits after Covid, the Covid 2 year period. the medical assistant, Kat was outstanding, warm and bright. Dr. Cava, I just never felt as relaxed. He knew exactly what my blood work was, what I should be working on and he just, you know, just just wonderful, just a wonderful, bright, caring physician.

  • Dr. Cava and the team are professional, patient and helpful. Always explain everything to me in understandable terms.

  • Need more answers

  • When ever I have concern and I let them know what is going on someone from the office always call me back! and I would recommend anyone to this place since I've been a patient of Dr Cava he's always looking out for my best interest in my health he always explains what is going on

  • Professional courteous service.

  • Great staff and doctor! John Cava

  • Courtesy efficient

  • You have done a great work, I would advance forward and continue with your goal. Great work.

  • Very organized

  • Just keep up the great friendly, but yet professional work ethic. Always kind, willing to listen to and letting me know if I have a situation to be sure to contact Dr. Cava. It's just a nice office to visit and kudos to the staff!

  • You did well

  • Everyone was thoughtful and courteous.

  • [Name] [Name] and Dr. Cave were excellent as always

  • Good, short and to the point

  • All was very good. would not improve anything

  • Everything is fine, okay, it's fine.

  • Courtesy has always been given to me.

  • All of the staff was very friendly. Dr Cava was awesome and I liked him a lot and worrying about my health.

  • I felt very welcomed by the doctor. He was interested in my case. I felt very comfortable.

  • always treated very good

  • I was impressed with this organization from my very first phone call. They were timely and I was impressed with the professionalism of all.I was very comforted in hearing and seeing the confidence in Dr. Cava! I believe he really will take care of any issues that will arise, good or bad. [Name]u00A0[Name]

  • Dr always listened to me & explained things so I could understand it all. Staff was always helpful

  • Dr. Cava listened and answered my questions and gave me good advice with my health.

  • Everything was OK I like Dr Cava and his girls

  • Dr. Cava is superb! The technician who performed the EKG was very professional and the clerical staff was pleasant and competent as usual.

  • Overall a great experience

  • Dr. Cava talked to me about my needs and tests that we could do. He said we would start out with a stress test and see what the results were. From there he could better work with my needs. He was very helpful and explained everything so I could understand.

  • dr on time explained everything was good visit

  • Everyone was friendly, helpful, and professional. I felt very comfortable in the office.

  • I knew Dr Cava, that is why I chose to have him as my new cardiologist, very happy that I did, always pleasant and precise when explaining things.

  • Dr. Cava is very efficient and to the point, but makes sure he explains things thoroughly. He is extremely personable and listens to anything we have to say.The office staff is very helpful.

  • stay as you are

  • Everything's was excellent

  • I liked having an EKG without having to change out of clothesDr. saw me at the assigned timeSent a list to my home so I would know exactly what I needed to bring

  • High quality and personable medical care

  • Dr. Cava was very nice. It was my first visit. He seems very thorough. He had his office schedule a few tests to make sure things are OK with my heart. I found everyone in the office very pleasant.

  • What You Did Well:Timely and prompt service by all staff. Dr. Cava, to my delight, was frank and direct while polite and respectful, and treated as a capable and responsible individual. What You Could Improve: Make the follow up visit sooner.

  • I thought Dr Cava did an excellent job of explaining the EKG and taking care of my primary care's concerns.

  • All the exams were excellent and I was very impressed.Today I received great news and I am very happy; when I found out that I'm fine and that my heart is strong and healthy.A thousand thanks to Dr. CAVA for having patiently listened to all my questions and for the recommendations he gave me to continue taking care of my heart. God bless you.

  • From the reception to my visit to check out, everyone was friendly and helpful. Dr. Cava knows my medical history, is thorough when ordering tests and clear when explaining everything to me. At each appointment, he lets me know what I'm doing well and what I need to do to improve my health.

  • I'm very satisfied with provider's service

  • All are most professional.

  • Dr. Cava is very knowlegeable, explains in a very easy manner, is informative and gives goals that are reachable. He is positive and I always have had a good visit and plan for the next few months until my next appointment. I am continuing to make progress and through his guidance, I am healthier.

  • My appointment met my expectations for being on time, attentive staff,Physician listened & reviewed my test results & answered my questions.

  • Feel that the Person at Check in was not friendly.

  • All staff members are courteous and professional.Dr Cava is prompt and talks with me, not at me.I have complete trust in him.

  • Dr.Cards is a great dr.

  • Very thorough

  • On time friendly Dr Cava took the time to explain stress test and ekg .helpfull advice to stay healthly

  • Convenience, quick service, respectful

  • Very thorough and answered all my questions

  • Welcomed by a friendly staff. Doctor was friendly, professional. He answered all my questions. 'Made me feel very comfortable ?. That was important to me.

  • Not a thing

  • I was in at the, at the appropriate time and it was quick and thought the care was very nice and very informative and listen to my concerns.

  • Dr Cava is excellent ,kind and respectful. He is very informative about my health. I can be open with him about other health issues. I have recommended him to others. The staff are excellent as well. I am always treated with the upmost respect.

  • I felt that the Dr.didnt have compassion and made me feel like I was complaining. I'm looking for a help me feel better.

  • It felt like I was rushed in and out by the physician. I would like to have had a little bit more time or had felt like he didn't have time for me.

  • Have Dr cava on staff

  • Knowledgeable

  • Mr. Joncal has been for me for many years in the person who has helped me in regards to excellently well very well, I feel that he has treated me very well, I would give him a 10, good night.

  • The receptionist was very clear, very, very courteous and very, very nice. And Dr. Cava is exceptionally explains my whole condition, my charts, my blood work. He went completely over everything to make sure I was invested in my care a as well as knowing all the facts. He's just an awesome doctor. Can't praise him enough.

  • Dr Cava and staff the BEST

  • Doctor Cava and his staff are extremely professional and pleasant!The experience brought my nervousness down. Doctor Cava explained my situation in a very clear manner and helped prepare me for next steps. Thank you!Roland

  • Provider took time to explain and answer questions regarding my health issues.

  • Provider was easy to talk to and spoke in terms easy to understand . Very good patient manner

  • The staff was very busy when I came in and all were still very personable, pleasant and helpful.

  • No complaint, keep up your good works.

  • The staff is always friendly and helpful. I've been seeing Dr. Cava for many years and would recommend him to anyone. Great guy and a wonderful doctor.

  • cont with your Experience with your patience just the way you are.

  • Very timely very friendly and informative.

  • John cava and [Name] were very professional [Name] was awsome and very friendly, they made me feel like they really cared

  • [Name] was personable and competent at screening me before Dr. cava..... she administered and EKG with competence!!Dr. Cava reviewed data with me regarding my case, explained it very well, and taught me a lot. he then prescribed a course of treatment to further help me !i am very pleased and satisfied that Dr. Cava is my cardiologist !!!

  • It was a good visit. Didn't have to wait. Doctor is very knowledgeable and listens to me.

  • Very good.

  • This staff and my physician are always compassionate and professional.

  • All very well all very well, look, I have very well everything, everything is also very well and a lot of care, explained well, that I felt satisfied.

  • Very friendly and easy to talk to. You explained things and gave me enough time to respond.

  • Dr cava - great , caring , knowledgeable, listens to what you say. Stays on top of things .

  • wat he did was well

  • I was referred to Dr. Cava by my general practitioner, and I couldn't be happier! It was a flawless experience. He was pleasant and knowledgeable. He was very through with the tests he ordered. They use a portal to communicate with the patient's after each test, so you're not left in the dark for a long period of time. After the completion of the tests I was brought back to the office to relay the results of all the tests. I would highly recommend this doctor.

  • Very professional friendly treated me in a kind manner.

  • Everyone I have been in contact with at South Coast Health has been a pleasure to deal with .Courteous and professional .Highly recommend this practice !

  • All went well

  • Kind and courteous staff

  • Everything went well in the office I do not like surveys. I will not do any more surveys.

  • Everything is always great. I have never had a problem ever.

  • Dr Cava is great, I have a lot of faithIn all he does and plans for me!

  • Most professional any where!

  • I always have a very good experience.

  • I like that Dr Cava speaks to me, not at me and not down to me.

  • I've been very satisfied with all aspects of my visits. Staff is friendly and always helpful and I've been very satisfied with Dr. Cava's care.

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