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Mark Santman, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery
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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.



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
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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 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 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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Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance - DFW ConnectedCare
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage HMO
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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 - 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 - Cigna Choice Fund
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Cigna - EPO
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Cigna - HMO
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Cigna - HMO Open Acces
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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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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 - STAR Medicaid - MRSA
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Healthscope - DART ACO
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Healthscope - DART ACO Flex
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Humana Behavioral - Tricare Members only
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Humana - ChoiceCare
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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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Medicare Railroad - Medicare Railroad
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Medicare - Traditional Medicare
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus HMO
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus PPO
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred EPO Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO - Large Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO Network - Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred PPO Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - PPO & HSA
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - SEQA & EQA
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Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Individual/Family
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Scott & White Health Plan - ERS BSW Preferred HMO Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network - Large Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Individual/Family
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Scott & White Health Plan - McLane Group Network
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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 - PPO Network-Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - RightCare STAR Medicaid Network
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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 - TRS - Active Care Participants Network
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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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Superior - STAR+PLUS
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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 - Charter EPO
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UnitedHealth - Charter HMO
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UnitedHealth - Charter POS
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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 - 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 - Options PPO
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UnitedHealth - PPO
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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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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
  • 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 (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 May 11, 2020, Mark Santman, MD  has reported no outside relationship with Industry that is applicable to this listing.

Reviews(135)
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Sep 14, 2020
doctor and staff were very friendly and the doctor showed a genuine care about me and decided on an action to to take, immediately, to help find and hopefully fix my issues.
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Sep 11, 2020
Dr Santman was very sweet and kind. He made me feel very comfortable.
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Sep 9, 2020
Dr. Santman was very nice and explained everything very well. I will definitely return to see him when i need to do so. His assistant was also very nice.
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Aug 31, 2020
A very informative visit with Dr. Sandman. He explained the surgery process and the reason to try alternatives to surgery if possible. He made me feel confidant he could do the surgery if needed
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Aug 27, 2020
Dr Santman has been my orthopedic surgeon for over 3 years and I couldn't ask for finer physician and gentleman and someone that I trust implicitly.
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Aug 23, 2020
Explains things very well
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Aug 22, 2020
very informative and knowledgeable
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Aug 11, 2020
very professional Knowledge of the problem and what steps needed to move forward
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Aug 8, 2020
First rate, respectful, and all equipment state-of-art
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Aug 7, 2020
Dr. Santman provides me with outstanding care. I am about to have him operate on my spine for the second time. I have sent many friends and relatives to him for care.
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Aug 1, 2020
very calming and explained everything so we could understand
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Jul 31, 2020
he was very friendly, thorough and answered all my questions. was a very pleasant doctor.
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Jul 29, 2020
great bedside manner, empathetic and patient focused
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Jul 25, 2020
Will use Dr Santman for my future orthopedic needs.
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Jul 19, 2020
Everything about Dr. Santman was favorable and reassuring.
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Jul 19, 2020
excellent care as always
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Jul 17, 2020
Courteous and knowledge
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Jul 17, 2020
Dr Santman and team are great. Now if my surgery goes well and helps me I will be one very happy man. Thanks
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Jul 7, 2020
Dr. Santman is very considerate of your feelings. He answers all questions and shows you your xray results and explains everything to you. I would refer anyone who needs a multi level cervical fusion to him and his staff.
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Jun 27, 2020
Efficient, thorough
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Jun 21, 2020
very good
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Jun 19, 2020
Excellent experience. Friendly and explained care options in a very understandable manner.
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Jun 12, 2020
Dr provided me with all alternatives for treatment.
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Jun 12, 2020
Excellent. !!!!
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Jun 10, 2020
Was given a careful and full exam. Dr. was not sure of issue so I was sent for further examination by another speciality. Doctor listened well.
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Jun 6, 2020
professional
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Jun 1, 2020
Excellent
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May 30, 2020
doc santman explained everything to me
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May 29, 2020
Dr. Santman is very knowledgeable and has an excellent ability to relate well to his patients. He listened and asked good questions before recommending solutions to my issue.
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May 29, 2020
He was amazing. He figured out my problem when 6 other doctor's couldn't
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May 27, 2020
She was very attentive to my car and answered all my questions that I had
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May 22, 2020
great!!!!
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May 17, 2020
First experience with this Dr. Seemed courteous, respectful, and thoughtful in his interaction with me. Took his time to explain factors involved with my complaint to the point of my understanding.
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May 16, 2020
Empathetic, provided excellent information on my condition and possible remedies. Created a level of confidence.
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May 15, 2020
Dr. Santman was very professional but caring. he answered all m questions and I would definitely refer him.
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May 8, 2020
Dr Santiman was thorough in explaining my syndrome, long and short term effects, treatment options, surgical and recovery procedures and expectations.he then asked if I had questions and continued to be available until my concerns had been addressed,I feel that he continually adapted his explanations to suit my level of education and understanding.His manner is calm, soft spoken, thorough and confident.I feel exceptionally comfortable trusting that he will provide the professional care best suited for my situation.
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May 3, 2020
GREAT EXPERIENCE WITH THIS DOCTOR. HE HAS DONE 2 BACK OPERATIONS SO FAR.
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May 1, 2020
easy to talk to;answered all of my questions
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Apr 29, 2020
Dr Santman is amazing and very compassionate.
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Apr 8, 2020
Dr. Santman was very attentive to my concerns and very caring.
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