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 Roderick Santa Maria, MD

Internal Medicine

   Concierge Medical Care in the heart of Boca Raton

 

 

 

 

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Santa Maria Medicine

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.

 

Office Hours

  Monday   9:00 – 5:00

 Tuesday   9:00 – 5:00

Wednesday 9:00 – 12:00

 Thursday  9:00 – 5:00

      Friday    9:00 – 12:00

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Complex and Rare Illnesses

Working with patients with rare, genetic, and autoimmune diseases — helping them to manage their condition with ease and comfort.

 

 

 

How to Treat a Sunburn

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.

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Ask Dr. Santa Maria: What Causes Brain Fog? And How Can We Treat It?

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.

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Ask Dr. Santa Maria: Albumin, Bilirubin and AST Blood Results

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.)

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