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Mark Santman, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Accepts New Patients
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About Mark Santman, MD

Mark Santman, MD, graduated from Temple University School of Medicine, where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. He then traveled to New Orleans for residency training in Orthopedic Surgery at Tulane University. His resident research project on the use of a bone growth protein to speed healing won an international award. Dr. Santman completed his fellowship training in adult spine surgery at the University of California at San Diego.

Although he maintains a special interest in complex cervical spine surgery, Dr. Santman's practice encompasses all areas of adult spine surgery, including lumbar and thoracic deformity, scoliosis, cervical and lumbar spinal stenosis, myelopathy, spondylolyosis and spondylolisthesis (instability), radiculopathy (aka "sciatica" = pinched nerves from herniated disks), tumors and fractures, He provides evaluations for patients with neck or back pain with or without extremity pain, numbness, tingling and/or weakness.

When surgical intervention is required, Dr. Santman employs traditional techniques as well as minimally-invasive spine procedures, including cervical, thoracic and lumbar surgeries performed from the front, side and/or back of the spine, utilizing small tubular retractors and a high-powered microscope.

Dr. Santman has been recognized as a Top Doc 2023 by Austin Monthly Magazine. Winners are nominated by their peers as among the best in their region/nation in their medical specialty.


LanguagesEnglish
Ages SeenAdolescents (ages 12-18), Adults, Geriatrics
Hospital Affiliations
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Buda
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Round Rock
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Taylor
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Pflugerville
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Temple
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Lakeway
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Austin
Insurance Accepted
*Accepted plans and benefits may vary by location.
INSURANCE PLAN
ACCEPTS NEW PATIENTS
Aetna - Aetna Signature Administrators
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Aetna - Choice POS II
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Aetna - Elect Choice
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Aetna - Health Network Only
Aetna - Health Network Option
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Aetna - HMO
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Aetna - Managed Choice
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Aetna - Open Access Elect Choice
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Aetna - Open Access HMO
Aetna - Open Access Managed Choice
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Aetna - Open Access Select
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Aetna - Open Choice PPO
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Aetna - QPOS
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Aetna - Select SM
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Aetna - US Access
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Access PPO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Extended PPO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus HMO-Group
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus PPO-Group
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred EPO Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO - Individual Marketplace
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO Network - Group
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred PPO Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW SeniorCare Advantage HMO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW SeniorCare Advantage PPO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - PPO & HSA
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - SEQA & EQA
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - Covenant Preferred HMO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Group
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Individual/Family
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - ERS BSW Preferred HMO Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - Hendrick Health Employee Plan
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Group
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Individual/Family
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - McLane Group Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Choice Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Choice Preferred Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Network-Group
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - Pyco Industries Employee Plan
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Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance - DFW ConnectedCare
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Bell County Public Health District - Bell County Public Health District
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Bronze
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Gold
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage HMO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Silver
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Choice Plus
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Choice PPO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Essentials
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Essentials Access HMO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Premier
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Premier Open Access HMO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Federal Select PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage - EFH Retirees
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage - Oncor
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - ParPlan
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - STAR Kids
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Traditional
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Brookshire Brothers - Brookshire Brothers Employee Plan (Nexcaliber)
Cigna - CAC Plan
Cigna - Cigna Choice Fund
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Cigna - EPO
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Cigna - Flexcare
Cigna - HMO
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Cigna - HMO Open Access
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Cigna - HMO/POS
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Cigna - LocalPlus
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Cigna - LocalPlusIN
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Cigna - Network
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Cigna - Network Open Access
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Cigna - Network POS
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Cigna - Open Access Plus
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Cigna - POS
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Cigna - POS Open Access
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Cigna - PPO
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Consolidated Association of Railroad Employees - Self-Insured Employee Plan
Coventry - Coventry/First Health
Envolve Vision - Envolve Vision
EyeMed Vision - EyeMed Vision
First Health - First Health PPO
FirstCare Health Plans - BSW Plus HMO
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FirstCare Health Plans - BSW Plus PPO
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FirstCare Health Plans - BSW Preferred HMO Network - Group
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FirstCare Health Plans - CHIP
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FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Access PPO Network
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FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Advantage Dual SNP (HMO SNP)
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FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Select HMO Network
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FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Select Plus HMO Network
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FirstCare Health Plans - Hendrick Health Employee Plan
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FirstCare Health Plans - Pyco Industries Employee Plan
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FirstCare Health Plans - STAR Medicaid - MRSA
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Galaxy Health Network - Galaxy Health Network
Gladney Center - Gladney Center
Healthscope - DART ACO
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Healthscope - DART ACO Flex
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HealthSmart - ACCEL Network
HealthSmart - HealthSmart PPO
HealthSmart - HealthSmart Preferred Care EPO
HealthSmart - HealthSmart Preferred Care GEPO
HealthSmart - Preferred Network
Humana Behavioral - Tricare Members Only
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Humana - ChoiceCare
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Humana - ChoiceCare Preferred Network
Humana - Commercial HMO Plans
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Humana - Commercial PPO Plans
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Humana - Humana Preferred
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Humana - Medicare Advantage Plans (exclude Southwestern Health Resources Network)
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Humana - National POS
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Imagine Health - EPN
Independent Medical Systems - IMS Network
Magellan - CHIP
Magellan - Navigator Networks
Magellan - Pinnacle Networks
Magellan - STAR
Magellan - STAR Kids
Magellan - Summit Networks
Medicaid - AmeriGroup
Medicaid - Oklahoma Medicaid
Medicaid - Parkland HealthFirst
Medicaid - Superior HealthPlan
Medicaid - Traditional Medicaid
Medical Development International - MDI
Medicare Railroad - Medicare Railroad
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Medicare - Traditional Medicare
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Midland Memorial Hospital - Employee Benefit Plan
Mother Frances Hospital Regional - Self-Insured Employee Plan
OccuNet - Occupational Networks of Texas, Inc.
Optum - United Behavioral Healthcare/Optum
PHCS Network - Beech Street of Texas PPO
PHCS Network - Private Health Care SYstem PPO
Reny Company - Workers Comp
Rockport - Workers Comp
Sedgwick Preferred Network f/k/a Southwest Medical - Workers Comp
Superior Vision - Superior Vision
Superior - Ambetter Balance Care - Silver
Superior - Ambetter Secure Care - Gold
Superior - CHIP
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Superior - CHIP Perinate
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Superior - Foster Care
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Superior - STAR
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Superior - STAR+PLUS
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Three Rivers Network - Three Rivers Network
Tricare - Tricare Extra
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Tricare - Tricare Prime
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Tricare - Tricare Select
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TriWest - VA-PCCC
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United Behavioral Healthcare/Optum - United Behavioral Healthcare/Optum
UnitedHealth - AARP Medicare Complete
UnitedHealth - Charter EPO
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UnitedHealth - Charter HMO
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UnitedHealth - Charter POS
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UnitedHealth - CHIP
UnitedHealth - Choice +HMO
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UnitedHealth - Choice EPO
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UnitedHealth - Choice HMO
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UnitedHealth - Choice Plus POS
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UnitedHealth - Core Choice Plus POS
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UnitedHealth - Core EPO
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UnitedHealth - Core HMO
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UnitedHealth - Dual Complete Medicare Advantage
UnitedHealth - Group Medicare Advantage
UnitedHealth - Medicare Complete
UnitedHealth - Medicare Gold
UnitedHealth - Medicare Silver
UnitedHealth - Navigate EPO
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UnitedHealth - Navigate HMO
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UnitedHealth - Navigate HMO+
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UnitedHealth - Navigate POS
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UnitedHealth - Nexus ACO OA
UnitedHealth - Options PPO
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UnitedHealth - PPO
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UnitedHealth - Secure Horizons
UnitedHealth - Select +
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UnitedHealth - Select EPO
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UnitedHealth - Select HMO
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UnitedHealth - Select Plus POS
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UnitedHealth - STAR
UnitedHealth - STAR Kids
UnitedHealth - STAR+PLUS
UnitedHealth - UHC West Signature Value Gated HMO
University Mary Hardin - Baylor-Employee Benefit Plan
Your rights and protections against surprise medical bills

Insurance listings are subject to change without prior notice. Please call your physician's office or your health or insurance plan to verify coverage information prior to scheduling your visit or procedure. Not all members participating in contracted networks have "in network" access. In network participation may change from time to time without prior notice. Independent providers (which could include, for example only, anesthesiologists, radiologists, pathologists, emergency medicine physicians, advance practice professionals, and other independent providers of health care services) may deliver part of your care, and such providers may be considered out-of-network on your health and insurance plans even if the Facility may be considered in network. If you desire additional information as to the providers who may be involved in providing your care, you can either ask your treating provider (who may know some of the specialists or groups who could be involved) or you can request a list of Facility-based physician groups by calling the following toll free number: (877) 810-0372. This list is updated annually and is subject to change without prior notice.

Background

Education
  • Medical School: Medical Doctor, Temple University School of Medicine (Pennsylvania) (1995)
  • Internship: General Surgery, Tulane University Hospital School of Medicine (1996)
  • Residency: Orthopedic Surgery, Tulane University Hospital School of Medicine (2000)
  • Fellowship: Spine Surgery, University of California San Diego Medical Center (2010)
Certifications
  • Orthopaedic Surgery - American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Industry Relationships

Baylor Scott & White Health’s vision is to be the most trusted name in giving and receiving safe, quality, compassionate healthcare. As part of that vision, Baylor Scott & White Health is committed to dealing honestly, fairly and with integrity in all matters to provide exemplary patient care, broaden medical knowledge, train the next generation of physicians and support outside relationships that promise public benefit.To that end, Baylor Scott & White Health physicians may collaborate with health care industry partners such as pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device companies (collectively referred to as Industry) to help develop medical breakthroughs, or provide medical expertise or education. To promote professional and commercial integrity in such matters, physicians who are employed, contracted for administrative duties or performing research with Baylor Scott & White Health seek advanced approval for certain new Industry relationships, and report their Industry relationships and activities to the Office of Corporate Compliance annually for review.

Baylor Scott & White Health publicly discloses reported payments to these physicians and their immediate family members of $5,000 or more from Industry companies with which the physicians interact as part of their professional activities. The information on this website may differ somewhat from information on other publicly available databases due to different reporting periods, definitions, or reporting requirements. Patients may visit CMS’ Open Payments Database for more information, and should feel free to speak with their physician about relationships with Industry.

As of Aug 25, 2020, Mark Santman, MD  has reported no outside relationship with Industry that is applicable to this listing.

Reviews (144) for Mark Santman, MD

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Jan 10, 2023
He listened to my issues and seem genuinely concerned. His exam was thorough and he included my wife and me in suggestions on how to go forward. I was relieved to know surgery would not be of benefit and what alternatives I had. He also may a referral before I left the office.
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Jan 8, 2023
Experienced and informative
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Jan 8, 2023
Dr Santman explained my medical issue clearly. He was very realistic about my options for treatment and their potential outcomes.
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Jan 6, 2023
Very thorough, listened carefully, explained clearly. Didn't feel rushed.
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Dec 30, 2022
Very thorough. Explained everything in understandable terms.
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Dec 23, 2022
Very good
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Dec 23, 2022
Dr. Santman is personable and gives me good input and answers when I ask.
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Dec 22, 2022
Excellent service
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Dec 16, 2022
He was very polite, knowledgeable and comforting about my health condition.
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Dec 16, 2022
Efficient in exam and explanations of problems and follow up.
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Dec 16, 2022
Always straight forward and to the point while being professional
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Dec 7, 2022
Recommend my wife to him for back surgery. Need I say more?
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Dec 3, 2022
Very friendly, took his time explaining what I needed to know
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Dec 2, 2022
Very knowledgeable, professional, and friendly. Took the time to explain possible treatments based on MRI results.
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Dec 2, 2022
He really took the time to talk to me and explain everything thoroughly.
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Nov 25, 2022
Very kind and professional.
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Nov 25, 2022
Dr. Santman shows caring and compassion. He went above and visited me in the hospital to see how I was doing.
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Nov 20, 2022
My experiences have been all good. Good explanations for my health issues. Good explanation for possible treatments and outcomes. Very positive
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Nov 19, 2022
Listens, excellent bedside manners.
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Nov 19, 2022
Excellent Doctor
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Nov 18, 2022
Very thorough discussing my situation and follow-up actions. Answered all of my questions.
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Nov 16, 2022
Very informative.
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Nov 12, 2022
Dr Santman took time to explain the procedure and all my options. He also answered all my questions.
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Nov 12, 2022
Very good at explaining everything and making you feel safe
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Nov 11, 2022
Very professional and knowledgeable.
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Nov 7, 2022
Excellent
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Nov 4, 2022
Excellent bedside manners, takes his time to explain things clearly.
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Oct 28, 2022
Very professional and truthful .
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Oct 26, 2022
It was fantastic! He is a very good listener! He laid out various viable options for my care! My self, my son and the Dr choose an option and developed a plan to follow. I give this Dr an A!
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Oct 25, 2022
Dr. Santman is excellent! A wonderful M.D.! A caring person!
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Oct 24, 2022
Great service and they do return phone calls
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Oct 19, 2022
Very knowledgeable, professional, and took the time to explain my diagnosis and treatment
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Oct 13, 2022
He's always answer's my Qq and he gives me his professional opinion and tells me what is next As far as my healing process
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Oct 9, 2022
He is professional, extremely knowledgeable and is able to explain my condition in terms that I can easily understand.
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Oct 8, 2022
Cognizant, responsive, seems to care and willing to listen. I do get somewhat frustrated of the health system asking 1000 questions just to find out the doctors mostly never look at them, especially in advance of a first appointment.
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Oct 8, 2022
Explained the situation.
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Oct 4, 2022
Was very through
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Oct 3, 2022
Great Doctor, explained everything in a way you could understand. Friendly and compassionate.
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Oct 2, 2022
Dr Santman was friendly, obviously knowledgeable, completely professional.
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Oct 1, 2022
He was clear about next steps had a great bedside manner. Made me feel cared for
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Sep 30, 2022
Very professional and a very good doctor
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Sep 29, 2022
A professional experience with a new look at my issue.
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Sep 27, 2022
He's very professional, explained the procedure in detail
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Sep 26, 2022
Dr. Santman is willing to understand my symptom well, and also provides his suggestion to help me how do I take a good care of my wrist for the next step.He is a very nice and kind Dr. .
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Sep 18, 2022
He seems thorough and did a great job on my neck surgery.
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Sep 5, 2022
Dr. Santman always listens to what I say and we discuss what will be best for my care extensively and make decisions.
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Sep 3, 2022
He was super friendly and very clear when explaining my situation and how he was going to proceed with treating it.
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Sep 2, 2022
Thorough
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Sep 1, 2022
Very knowledgeable
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Aug 29, 2022
I felt that Dr. Santman listened to me and he explained my options in a clear and caring manner.
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Aug 28, 2022
He explained clearly all my options and what steps I needed to take in order to make my recovery the quickest position.
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Aug 27, 2022
My whole experience at Dr.Santmans office was great , his staff are very helpful and friendly as well as the Dr. He took the time to explain everything to me and give me the option to take the best step forward for me.
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Aug 22, 2022
Soothing re surgery. Carinf and professional. Sense of humor made a huge difference
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Aug 20, 2022
Listened to my concerns and gave me appropriate advice.
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Aug 19, 2022
The doctor was very professional and explained everything very clearly. I would highly recommend him.
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Aug 14, 2022
Kind, professional, listened, provided solution
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Aug 13, 2022
The wait for an X-ray was an hour. Once that was done Dr. Santman saw me right away
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Aug 12, 2022
I have been to see Dr Santman multiple time for surgery on my neck and he has been just awesome!!
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Aug 10, 2022
Dr Santman is personable and helpful. He made sure I understood the options available to me in the different procedures. We decided on the procedure that was best for me after an in-depth look at each one.
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Aug 10, 2022
Seems to be a really good doctor
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