It has always been Dr. Gavankar’s personal mantra to help others
and her philosophy of care is focused on delivering compassion, respect
and trust to her patients.
Dr.Gavankar feels strongly that her patients should be involved in every
aspect of their health care which translates to providing the education,
resources and support needed to guide them through their journey toward
good health. As she states it best, “I don’t take the responsibility
of caring for my patients lightly. I make my patients very active participants
in their health care and feel that this is the only way to provide my
patients with the care they deserve.”
Board certified in both Internal Medicine and Rheumatology, Dr. Gavankar
chose to specialize in Rheumatology as it allows her the opportunity to
help adult patients of all ages as well as diagnose and treat a variety
of interesting and complex conditions. She especially enjoys collaborating
with other physicians which ultimately leads to providing the best outcome
and care for her patients. She is very aware that each patient is unique
and approaches each case with enthusiasm and vigor.
During her undergraduate years at University of California San Diego, Dr.
Gavankar was a key member that helped build a medical clinic in Mexico.
She received her medical degree from University of Toledo and completed
her residency and a fellowship in Rheumatology at University of California,
Having lived in Taiwan, Spain and the United States, Dr. Gavankar enjoys
traveling. She loves exploring new cultures and countries and also loves
spending time with family and friends.