Roderick Santa Maria, M.D.
Dr. Santa Maria is a concierge physician working in Boca Raton, FL. He works with all types of patients and specializes in cardiovascular disease treatment and prevention, nutrition, lipid management, weight control and chronic illness.
Working with patients with rare, genetic, and autoimmune diseases — helping them to manage their condition with ease and comfort.
Seven months after the mosquito-borne virus chikungunya was recognized in the Western Hemisphere, the first locally acquired case of the disease has surfaced in the continental United States. The case was reported today in Florida in a male who had not recently traveled outside the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is working closely with the Florida Department of Health to investigate how the patient contracted the virus; CDC will also monitor for additional locally acquired U.S. cases in the coming weeks and months.read more
CNN — Approximately 44 million people live with dementia worldwide, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. By 2050, that number is expected to more than triple to 115 million.
In the fight against these fast-growing numbers, experts from all over the world discussed the latest research at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, this week.
Here are five things we learned about Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia:read more
You’ll be able to submit all your questions. We’ll answer as many questions as we can in the hour and a half, free, online webinar. Whether it’s questions on medication, new treatment, research, or just managing day-to-day symptoms feel free to send your questions directly to PotsResearchGroup@Yahoo.com with the subject “QUESTION” in the email.read more
f you haven’t been keeping your own organized version of your medical history, you’ll experience this kind of curiosity every time you’re in a doctor’s office. What do those files say? Do they have my entire medical history? Does this doctor know about my appointment last week with the specialist? Does he have the full history of my illness?read more
If you thought sleep disorders consisted merely of sleeping too much, or too little—you probably don’t know about the rare sleep disorders that can cause you to sleep for up to 21 hours a day–for months! Or about the screening for a bug-bite induced sleep...read more
One of the major symptoms of Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome is something called heat intolerance. Many POTS patients can’t regulate their body’s core temperature, causing periods of excessive heat to induce fainting, nausea, and extreme dehydration. As the summer begins, make sure to read over these few tips on how to protect yourself from heat.read more
You’ve been told by your doctor, that it’s not a heart attack, so why are you in so much pain? Chest x-ray shows your lung didn’t collapse. So what else can make your chest feel like someone whacked it with a baseball bat?read more
by Ilana Jacqueline From Mizner to Boca West and back again, if you’re driving around Boca Raton looking for a bowl of soup I’ve got your road map. The following recommendation took many years of stomach aches to compile. Each bowl is a regular favorite. 1. 5...read more
Chronic Illness Management and Concierge Medicine: Four Services You’re Not Getting at Your Current MD.
There’s a lot of places you’ll want to be when you’re sick—your own, comfortable bed with the covers pulled up high, at your mother’s kitchen table, inhaling a soothing bowl of matzo ball soup… The last place you’ll want to be is a crowded waiting room at your local...read more
Abdominal pain, intestinal cramping, burning pain, cough, conjunctivitis, difficulty focusing, headache, hives—and the list goes on. For patients with MCAD, life is a continuous pinball machine of symptoms blasting from one organ system to the next.
Mast Cell Activation Disorder (MCAD) is a complex condition that can cause disruption everywhere from the gastrointestinal tract and skin to the cardiovascular respiratory and neurological system.read more
Roderick Santa Maria, M.D.
Dr. Roderick Santa Maria