Dr. Amy Sitapati, MD

Dr. Amy Sitapati, MD

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    Amy M. Sitapati, MD, provides primary care for adults, including preventive care and diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic diseases. Dr. Sitapati believes that the best health is achieved through life balance, patient empowerment, a good physician relationship, and integrated care. Dr. Sitapati is nationally recognized for her work in primary care. She has more than ten years of experience providing high-quality, patient-centered care in ambulatory settings, and strives to build multidisciplinary teams that effectively work together to improve patient care coordination. In support of patient participation in chronic disease management, Dr. Sitapati combines evidence based medicine with patient empowerment, prevention methods, and alternative medicine (e.g., Kelee meditation) to help patients achieve their best health. Dr. Sitapati first joined UC San Diego Health in 2001 following completion of her residency. In 2005, she established the Center for Infectious Disease Management and Research (CIDMAR) at Howard University, a center dedicated to providing culturally competent, state-of-the-art HIV medical care to its 225 patients. In 2007, she met with First Lady, Mrs. Laura Bush, to discuss the first hospital-wide, routine HIV screening program to be implemented in the nation. In 2015, Dr. Sitapati assumed the role of medical director of internal medicine in La Jolla. She also leads a population health team that focuses on using computer systems to improve the quality of care.As a clinical professor of medicine her clinical research has been related to patient centered care, quality improvement, and meditation. Dr. Sitapati serves as an instructor for medical students and residents.She completed her medical residency training at UC San Diego School of Medicine, and earned her medical degree from Case Western Reserve University, School of Medicine, in Cleveland, OH. Dr. Sitapati is board certified in internal medicine and clinical informatics.UC San Diego Health LinksFor more information, see http://health.ucsd.edu/specialties/primary-care/Pages/default.aspx.

    Medical Specialties and Areas of Expertise

    Critical Care Specialist


    Education & Training

    Medical Degree - Case Western Reserve University, School of Medicine, Cleveland

    Other Degree - UC San Diego, School of Medicine, San Diego

    Medical Degree - Primary Care Physician

    Medical Degree - Clinical Professor of Medicine

    Board Certifications

    American Board of Internal Medicine

    Medical Procedures Performed

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    UC San Diego Health - La Jolla - Primary Care Internal Medicine

    8939 Villa La Jolla Drive

    La Jolla, CA 92037

    (858) 657-8000

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    UC San Diego Health

    200 West Arbor Dr

    San Diego, CA 92103

    (858) 657-7000

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Is Amy Sitapati accepting new patients?

    No, Amy Sitapati is not accepting new patients at this time.

    Does Amy Sitapati offer online booking?

    Please contact Dr. Sitapati's office at (858) 657-8000 for information about online booking, telehealth, or to schedule an appointment.

    Does Amy Sitapati offer telehealth appointments?

    Please contact Dr. Sitapati's office at (858) 657-8000 for information telehealth appointment availability or for scheduling assistance.

    Which language(s) does Amy Sitapati speak?

    Amy Sitapati speaks English.

    Which board certifications does Amy Sitapati have?

    Amy Sitapati is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

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