Dr. Deneen DiCarlo


Dr. DiCarlo is originally from the Bay Area of California.  She attended Cal State University Humbolt for undergraduate studies in cellular -molecular biology.  Her medical education was attained at the University of Santos Thomas, Manila, Philippines, where she received her degree, Doctor of Medicine and Surgery.  She completed her residency and internship in internal medicine at the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. 


Specialty Training:

Rheumatology Fellowship at the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York.


Board Certification:

Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

Rheumatology, American Board of Internal Medicine


Directly after graduating her fellowship in Brooklyn, New York, Dr. DiCarlo joined a rheumatology group and worked her first two years in a private rheumatology practice on Long Island.  In 2007, she moved back to California with her husband and newborn son.  She quickly opened her own small private practice in Santa Maria and Pismo Beach specializing in arthritis and autoimmune diseases.  In 2016, Dr. DiCarlo joined Rheumatology Services Medical Group at their San Luis Obispo office.  She feels very fortunate to be working in this small and very welcoming community.


Dr. DiCarlo loves taking advantage of our central coast weather with her family and friends and enjoys activities including stand up paddle boarding and hiking.  She is very much involved with her son's elementary school and many sports activities.  She takes pride in hjer volunteer work and being involved with various cancer awareness and survivorship programs right here in beautiful San Luis Obispo.  Most of all, Dr. DiCarlo feels very blessed to be able to create and maintain special longterm relationships with her patients and their families, helping to assist them in their chronic conditions with only the highest quality of care.


Dr. DiCarlo is versed in conversational Spanish as well as Filipino.