Skip to main content

Avery Wilmanns, MD

How are star ratings for providers determined?

Star ratings are based on responses to survey questions that focus on a patient's likelihood to recommend the provider's office to family and friends as well as the provider's care, including whether the provider listened carefully, spent enough time with you, explained things in an easy-to-understand way, and seemed to know important information about your medical history. Press Ganey averages and converts all survey responses into a single star rating, with five stars being the highest.

Photo of Avery Wilmanns, MD



Accepting new patients?

  • Yes


Dr. Wilmanns began her practice as both Hospitalist and Internal Medicine physician at Sansum Clinic from 1997-2000. She then worked in private practice in Bishop, CA spending her free time chasing her outdoor interests in the mountains. She returned to Santa Barbara and Sansum in 2005 where she has raised her children and continued her passion for medicine with a special interest in preventive care, healthy aging and fitness. 

Professional Distinctions

  • Teacher (1991), Community Outreach Program, University of Southern California School of Medicine
  • Researcher (1988), Department of Psychology, University of California San Diego
  • Recognized by Castle Connolly as among the Nation's Top Doctors

Practicing since:

 1997 (27 years)

At Sansum Clinic since:

 2005 (19 years)

Training & Certification

Medical School/Graduate School

  • University of Southern California


  • Internal Medicine, Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital


  • Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

Additional Information


  • Assistant Medical Director of Electronic Health Record: 2019-current
  • Assistant Medical Director Coumadin Clinic
  • Sansum Board of Directors: 2019-current
  • Recognized by Castle Connolly as among the Nation’s Top Doctors since 2013

Personal Interests and Commitments

  • Family
  • Wilderness
  • Bicycling
  • Skiing
  • Health and Fitness for life