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Jose O. Santos, M.D.

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Specialties

Dr. Jose Santos’ Approach to Care

“I believe in the body’s innate ability to heal itself and use the most conservative treatment methods possible to help people reduce pain and achieve their highest level of function. I use a comprehensive approach to diagnosis and treatment and am committed to caring for my patients and improving the quality of their lives.”

Fellowship
Interventional Pain
University of Washington — Seattle, WA

Residency
Community and Family Medicine Residency
University of Missouri — Kansas City, MO

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency
Jackson Memorial Hospital — University of Miami, FL

Medical School
University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center — Philippines

Undergraduate Studies
Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy — University of the Philippines

  • Board Certified Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Board Certified in Pain Medicine
  • Basic Life Support
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support

  • Spine Intervention Society
  • American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

  • “Prevalence of Diabetes Mellitus, Hypertension, and Hyperlipidemia After Spinal Cord Injury” Santos, J., Bristow, S., Dalal, K., Martinez-Arizala, A., Banovac, K. Spinal Cord Service, Veterans Administration Medical Center, Miami, FL, Accepted for publication in Federal Practitioner Journal, 2012
  • “Standardization of Warfarin Therapy in the JMH inpatient floors” Santos, J., Arenas, L., Physical
    Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Miami / Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, FL 2012,
    Quality Improvement Project done in conjunction with Departments oflnternal and Family Medicine
  • “Is Diabetes Mellitus More Common After Spinal cord Injury?” Bristow, S., Santos, J., MartinezArizala, A., Banovac, K. Spinal Cord Service, Veterans Administration Medical Center, Miami, FL, American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA) Conference, Poster Presentation.
  • “Prevalence of Dyslipidemia after Spinal Cord Injury” Dalal, K., Bristow, S., Santos, J., MartinezArizala, A., Banovac, K., Spinal Cord Service, Veterans Administration Medical Center, Miami, FL American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA) Conference, Poster Presentation.
  • “Variant for Transforaminal Injection: Retrodiscal Approach for Paracentral Disc Herniation: Case Series” Tobon, S., Mena, J., Santos, J., Sherman, A., Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Miami / Jackson Memorial Hospital, The American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 2011
  • “Urinary Retention Secondary to an lntrathecal Baclofen Pump Placement: Case Report and Literature Review” Weiner M., Santos J., Khurana S., Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Miami / Jackson Memorial Hospital, The American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 2011
  • “Pott’s disease in a 3 year-old Boy Who Suffered Polytrauma in the Haitian Earthquake: A Case Report” Santos, J., Arenas, L., Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation , University of Miami / Jackson Memorial Hospital, The American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 2011
  • “Anomalous Circulation of Anterior Cerebral Artery Presenting as Quadriplegia: A Case Report” Santos, J., Tobon, S, Khurana, S., Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Miami / Jackson Memorial Hospital, The American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 2011
  • “Estimating Botox and Botox Cosmetic Patterns of Use Study” Cross sectional multi-center trial aiming to estimate the US exposure to BOTOX and BOTOX Cosmetic by age for various indications in a sample of practices that utilize BOTOX or BOTOX Cosmetic. United Biosomce/Allergan, 2010
  • “Assessing Accuracy and Competence of Residents in Estimating Fetal Weights by Leopold’s Maneuver” Santos, J., Shaffer, T., University of Missouri Kansas City – Department of Family Medicine, 2009, Best Quality Improvement in Research
  • “A Comparative Study of the Electromyographic Activity of the Vastus Lateralis With and Without Inhibitory Taping Among Third and Fourth Year Students from the College of Allied Medical Professions” Datuin, S., Santos, J., Trinidad, J., Archives of the University of the Philippines College of Allied Medical Professions, 1999, Best Thesis

  • Chief Resident – Pain Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency — University of Miami | Florida
  • 1st Recipient of the University of Missouri Kansas City Lakewood Hospital Best Quality Improvement Research Paper (2009)
  • Honors in Core Clinical Clerkships – University of the East – UERMMMC (2003)
  • Best Thesis University of the Philippines – College of Allied Medical Professions (1999)
  • St. Ignatius of Loyola Young Achievers Award, Ateneo De Manila University (1994)

Fluent in Filipino (Tagalog) and English

Bonsai, Culinary Arts, Wine, Photography, Cycling, Tournament Badminton, and Tennis

Patient Comment

Dr. Santos, I want to say thank you! This is the first day in several months that I can actually walk without pain in my back, right hip, and leg. I look forward to starting my PT. I’m hoping this will be a long term fix. I do not want to do surgery! Thanks again!

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