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.
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 disorder...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
If you wake up choking in the middle of the night, are told that you babble or fight in your sleep, or have difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep, or staying awake—your doctor may recommend you have a sleep study done. A sleep study is done to diagnose several...read more
Ever had a good meal that just stayed with you? If you happen to have gastroparesis you’ve probably had plenty of good meals that stuck around long after the party was over. Delayed Gastric Emptying is another name for the truculent disease which slows or stops the...read more
Roderick Santa Maria, M.D.
Dr. Roderick Santa Maria