Roderick Santa Maria, MD
Concierge Medical Care in the heart of Boca Raton
CONCIERGE MEDICINE: YOU ARE A PRIORITY
SOUTH FLORIDA'S SOLUTION TO BETTER HEALTHCARE
LONGER APPOINTMENTS AND 24/7 DOCTOR ACCESS
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.
As a concierge physician, I take both my time and my patient’s time very seriously. I generally devote about an hour to my initial consult with a patient. This gives me an opportunity to review their medical history with them, assess their current state of health, and...read more
What natural supplements can help me sleep? What are some starter medications for insomnia? What foods should I add and avoid in my diet to provide better sleep? What medications cause sleep disruption? What other activities might be affecting my sleep?read more
Rehydrate. Spending long hours in the sun that result in a burn, probably means your dehydrated as well. Make sure to refuel with lots of water. Next, consider taking an ibuprofen to ward of pain and inflammation. Next, you can run a cool or lukewarm bath which will allow your body to soak in moisture and ease irritation. Not able to shower? Apply a cool, wet compress to the sunburnt areas.read more
An introduction on postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome.read more
Many POTS patients suffer with brain fog—a symptom that causes patients to feel confused, lack clarity, and feel inattentive or unable to stay focused on a thought. Though it may not possible to test for brain fog, it’s a symptom that patients will learn to recognize on their own. It is a common complaint of patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), Fibromyalgia, and Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome.read more
What does it means when your Albumin, Bilirubin and AST are all low?
Albumin is a major blood protein that will either go up or down in many different situations. Poor nutritional intake or excess protein losses through bowel movements or urination can cause it to drop. It will also drop when there is systemic inflammation (also known as a reverse acute phase reactant.)read more