Santa Maria Medicine

Dr. Santa Maria is a concierge physcian 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.

Concierge Medicine

OPEN: Monday/Tuesday 8:00 - 5:00

OPEN:Wednesday 8:00 - 12:30

OPEN:Thursday 8:00 - 5:00

OPEN:Friday 8:00 - 12:30

Come and Meet Us (At No Cost)

All patients are entitled to a FREE first meeting to see if Santa Maria Medicine is a good fit for you and your family.

Specializing in Complicated and Rare Illnesses

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

Lou Gehrig’s Disease is Rare, National Count Finds

The government has issued its first national estimate for Lou Gehrig's disease, confirming the devastating disease is rare.

25th Jul
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4 Common Beginner Triathlete Questions

Tackling your first triathlon? Even the best triathletes in the world started somewhere -- and made their share of rookie mistakes.

25th Jul
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CDC Reports: First Chikungunya case acquired in the United States reported in Florida

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.

21st Jul
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Five Things You Didn’t Know About Alzheimer’s Disease

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:

21st Jul
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Applying for Disability: What is the Doctor Looking For?

At some point in your disability application process, you may need to visit a doctor to have him do a physical or mental exam. This a standard part of the process that helps clarify your medical needs an just how impaired you are by your illness. You won't be able to chose your doctor, one will be chosen for you--and you will have to make an appointment to see them and be evaluated.

11th Jul
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Upcoming POTS Webinar Q+A: What Do You Want to Know?

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 with the subject "QUESTION" in the email.

10th Jul
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Clinical Trials Recruiting Dysautonomia Patients for July 2014

Are you a patient with dysautonomia? Interested in learning about new clinical...

30th Jun

Applying for Disability: How Much Money Will I Receive?

You can’t work—so some money must be better than no money, right? But how much does someone on disability in the United States actually get awarded? Is it enough to live off of, pay medical bills or support a family? Raymond Cebula of Cornell Employment and Disability Insitute was able to shed some light on the subject.

27th Jun

Applying for Disability: Emergency Help While Waiting for SSI Benefits

If you happen to be poor in the United States, access to medical care can be significantly limited. While obtaining insurance may be a cinch for those who are employed full time, for those whose diseases have limited their ability to work normally finding support can be difficult. The process of applying for disability can take months, sometimes even years.

23rd Jun

Applying for Disability: How Long Does the Process Take?

Welcome to our first post of what will be a regular series on "Applying for Disability." We understand that many patients are in dire need of immediate financial assistance during a health crisis, and also see patients who have reach their limitations after a long, chronic illness. This series will help to introduce you to the system, see what sort of benefits you may be able to receive and answer your questions step-by-step. Feel free to leave a comment with your questions and we will try to address them throughout the series.

18th Jun