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Mark Santman, MD

Orthopedic Surgery
Accepts New Patients
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Serving all people by providing personalized health and wellness through exemplary care, education and research.

LanguagesEnglish
Ages SeenAdolescents (ages 12-18), Adults, Geriatrics
Hospital Affiliations
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Round Rock
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Taylor
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Temple
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
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Aetna - Health Network Option
Accepts New Patients
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
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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
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Bronze
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Gold
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage HMO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Silver
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Choice Plus
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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
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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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Cigna - CAC Plan
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Cigna - Cigna Choice Fund
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Cigna - EPO
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Cigna - Flexcare
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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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Healthscope - DART ACO
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Healthscope - DART ACO Flex
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Humana - ChoiceCare
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Humana - ChoiceCare Preferred Network
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Humana - Commercial HMO Plans
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Humana - Commercial PPO Plans
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Humana - Medicare Advantage Plans (exclude Southwestern Health Resources Network)
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Humana - National POS
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Medicare - Traditional Medicare
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Medicare Railroad - Medicare Railroad
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Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Group-ORX Broad
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Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Individual/Family-ORX Broad
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Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network - Large Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Network-Group-ORX Broad
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Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Group-ORX Broad
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Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Individual/Family-ORX Broad
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Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Choice Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Choice Preferred Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - Cigna PPO Network - Out-of-Area Member Plan
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Scott & White Health Plan - Texas Statewide PPO
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Scott & White Health Plan - PHCS/OPTUM - PPO Network - Out-of-Area Member Plan
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Scott & White Health Plan - 2018 SeniorCare (Cost) Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - McLane Group Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO Network-ORX Broad
Accepts New Patients
Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred PPO Network-ORX Broad
Accepts New Patients
Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred EPO Network-ORX Broad
Accepts New Patients
Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO - Large Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - ERS BSW Preferred HMO Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - TRS - Active Care Participants Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - 2018 Vital Traditions Medicare Advantage Network (HMO)
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Scott & White Health Plan - SeniorCare Advantage HMO
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Scott & White Health Plan - SeniorCare Advantage PPO
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Scott & White Health Plan - RightCare STAR Medicaid Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - PPO & HSA
Accepts New Patients
Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - SEQA & EQA
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Superior - Ambetter Balance Care - Silver
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Superior - Ambetter Essential Care - Bronze
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Superior - Ambetter Secure Care - Gold
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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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Texas Medicaid & Healthcare Partnership (TMHP) - TMHP Medicaid
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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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UnitedHealth - AARP Medicare Complete
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UnitedHealth - Charter EPO
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UnitedHealth - Charter HMO
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UnitedHealth - Charter POS
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - CHIP
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UnitedHealth - Choice +HMO
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UnitedHealth - Choice EPO
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UnitedHealth - Choice HMO
Accepts New Patients
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
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UnitedHealth - Group Medicare Advantage
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UnitedHealth - Medicare Complete
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UnitedHealth - Medicare Gold
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UnitedHealth - Medicare Silver
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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
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UnitedHealth - NexusACO R
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UnitedHealth - Options PPO
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UnitedHealth - PPO
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UnitedHealth - Secure Horizons
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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
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UnitedHealth - STAR Kids
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UnitedHealth - STAR+PLUS
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UnitedHealth - UHC West Signature Value Gated HMO
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Insurance listings are subject to change without prior notice. Please call the physician's office or health plan to verify coverage information prior to scheduling your visit or procedure. PPO Network Agreements include participating Employers and/or Administrator only. Not all members participating in contracted networks have in network access. Networks include Beech Street, HealthSmart, PHCS and Texas True Choice. In network participation is updated on a monthly basis by the network.
Background
Education
  • Fellowship: Spine Surgery, University Of California San Diego Medical Center (2010)
  • Residency: Orthopedic Surgery, Tulane University Hospital School Of Medicine (2000)
  • Internship: General Surgery, Tulane University Hospital School Of Medicine (1996)
  • Medical School: Medical Doctor, Temple University School Of Medicine (Pennsylvania) (1995)
Certifications
  • Orthopaedic Surgery (General Cert) - 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 Mar 4, 2019, Mark Santman, MD disclosed the following outside relationships with Industry:

VendorDescription
Omni Life SciencesInvestment or Ownership Interest

Investment or Ownership Interest: Possession of financial interest (including investment or equity interest, such as stock, stock option or other ownership interest) in the company

Reviews(132)
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Jul 20, 2019
visit just okay
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Jul 14, 2019
I was referred to him by another Dr for a surgical procedure. He explained everything in easy to understand language Alan's helped me make an appointment for the procedure.
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Jul 6, 2019
excellent
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Jul 5, 2019
Interested in my well being and care not in just doing another procedure or operation.
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Jun 28, 2019
I liked Dr. Santman very much. He took his time with me and was very thorough in his examination and explanation of my back problems and the options I have for treatment.
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Jun 28, 2019
he provides compassionate, comprehensive care
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Jun 23, 2019
This was my first time meeting with Dr. Santman. Very pleased with his concern, questions, explanations, and plan of action at this time.
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Jun 20, 2019
Very happy with my visit
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Jun 17, 2019
I've met with Santman twice and both times I did not feel that he listened to my concerns and addressed them. My first visit I spent 4 minutes with him and his last comment to me was don't worry, your head is not going to fall off. My most recent visit to him I stated I wanted to know what the treatment would be to help me get off all the medication I take. He claimed a neck surgery would be in order to treat the symptoms I have in my hands/shoulders/and arms. He kept going back to this would not fix the pain I experience in my neck and I'm OK with that. That would help me reduce my medication by 11 pills a day. I just didn't fell like he was listening to me and addressing my concerns. I've already requested a referral to TX Ortho as I don't fell Santman and I have the ability to effectively communicate.
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Jun 14, 2019
Dr Santman came highly recommend - I had been in "10" level lower back and right left pain for several weeks - other treatments were not effective - Dr Santman listen to my issues very carefully - we had an excellent discussion of the problem and he offered options - I elected surgery - my wife and I want Dr Santman to know how much we appreciated the time he took with us and his concern - a "10" physician-
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Jun 10, 2019
Dr Santman is very knowledgeable and knew my history extremely well.
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Jun 7, 2019
it is my experience with most doctors that they have a paternalistic attitude with their patients and seem to believe that their opinions are the best for their patients. not so Dr. Santman. he listened carefully about my concerns, explained the alternatives available to me and helped me to make a decision I considered to be the best. He certainly gained my appreciation and respect.
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Jun 6, 2019
first off an appointment was made for several days after I called due to being a new patient and needing more time. I accepted this. however the doctor spent less than 15 minutes with me, did not want to review any history I brought, did not show me my X-ray, only said all was ok, did not explain why I was having the problem, and finally only gave me a list of other doctors or treatments he could refer me too. pretty much useless. the staff on the other hand was very good when I checked in.
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Jun 1, 2019
Dr Santman is very professional, and still makes you feel comfortable, takes time to answer questions, I would highly recommend him
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May 29, 2019
Dr. Santman is an excellent doctor, very knowledgeable and personable. He clearly explained a complex situation and all the options available to me. I would feel very confident in continuing to be treated by him.
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May 27, 2019
he is a good listener. took the time to explain my problem slowly and in a way I could understand.
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May 26, 2019
Very pleased. 3rd follow-up visit following ACDF surgery.
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May 25, 2019
We went in as a follow up to a previous day ER visit for son's broken thumb. We got in very quickly for an appointment and the appointment itself was very smooth and thoroughly done.
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May 25, 2019
this guy totally overlooked other symptoms that I t h ought would be spine related. th e provider spent 2.4 minutes with me. probably less than 5 minutes. I'll be seeing someone else in the future
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May 24, 2019
Dr. Santman was great! He heard my concerns very closely, and cared about my problem. I appreciate the time he took to explain everything to me. I left knowing the next steps, and wasn't worried about anything. I felt I was in good hands.
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May 15, 2019
Dr. Santman listened to me & carefully explained what needed to be done. I knew I was in very good hands. !
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May 11, 2019
Covered my problem in total
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May 10, 2019
Excellent visit. Received the information I desperately needed. pointed me in a direction to solve my medical issues. Very pleased overall.
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May 6, 2019
Professional
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May 5, 2019
His explanations were VERY clear. I appreciated that a great deal. I had been very worried that I would need back surgery.
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May 3, 2019
I was very pleased and impressed with all those who took part and this care provider from the moment I walked in to the time I left I found everyone to be extremely organized friendly and helpful.
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Apr 30, 2019
He is a good doctor and a very nice person. I am happy with him as my doctor.
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Apr 29, 2019
Very pleasant experience with Dr. Santman. He was thorough in his analysis of my back problem and recommended a strategy to try to improve the issue.
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Apr 29, 2019
Dr. Santman was very personable, listened to me and then provided needed information that helped me make a choice about my current care needs.
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Apr 11, 2019
He answered my concern as to whether a previous neck surgery was still holding up.
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Apr 8, 2019
Great
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Apr 8, 2019
thoroughly explained what I needed and provided literature on the process if surgery is the next step.
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Apr 5, 2019
Dr. Santman's explanation about my condition was very thorough and in terms I could understand
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Mar 21, 2019
the appointment was good with Dr. Santman. but I have called back all this week to schedule a discectomy but have been unable to. I have called the scheduler and main number and have been unable to speak with anyone to schedule it nor have I received a call back.
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Mar 19, 2019
Very pleased with this doctor and all the times I had to go to a doctor.
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Mar 19, 2019
did not seem to take my pain as a real problem. in so much pain I can't sit or lie. suggested acupuncture or chiropractor. I wish they would look at all the symptoms and my problems as one. I am in so much pain. Can't get any relief or help
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Mar 12, 2019
Reason for appointment was for consultation on back pain causes. Dr. Santman answered my questions very completely and understandably. The exam, XRay, and subsequent MRI provided what appeared to be a complete diagnosis. Potential treatments were discussed, and at my request, physical therapy was scheduled.
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Mar 3, 2019
Dr. Santman and the entire staff at the BSW clinic are friendly, professional, and take the time to listen - which is incredibly important for a patient to feel like their concerns (if any) are being heard.
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Mar 1, 2019
very nice visit
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