At Advanced PainCare and BioHealth Institute, we approach each patient holistically. We understand that each patient who comes to us for an evaluation is more than a sore knee or an aching back. We are complex individuals, and getting to the root of a presenting complaint is important. This takes time. For instance, Dr. Santo will spend about an hour with patients considering Regenexx procedures. This allows for a thorough exam, an educated diagnosis and a detailed discussion of treatment options.
This same thorough approach is used when patients present with less specific health concerns such as fatigue or intractable widespread pain. As a patient in our BioHealth Institute we will spend time taking a thorough medical history, including dietary habits and exercise regimens. We will order a panel of baseline labs to delineate your health status from a variety of perspectives. Nutritional, hormonal, inflammatory and metabolic markers are key to our assessment of your issues. Only then can a holistic, well considered health plan be recommended. By wisely replacing deficient nutrients with all-natural vitamins and supplements (both oral an IV), by balancing hormones and by instituting diet changes and appropriate exercise out patients can make dramatic health gains.
For those patients suffering from chronic infection we offer the only professional strength silver hydrosol product on the market, Argentyn 23. This revolutionary silver hydrosol is safer and much more effective than colloidal silver for treating chronic infections and inflammation. It is available only through licensed health care practitioners.
“I decided to go to medical school because no other profession came close for me. I see how pain affects people, their families and their lives. There was never any doubt what direction I would take once entering into medical practice. I made a promise that I would always listen to my patients and do everything possible to help make a difference in their lives. One of the things my patients often comment about is how I listen to them and make them feel cared for.”
Board-Certified: American Board of Anesthesiology
Board-Certified: American Board of Pain Medicine
Certified: Certified in age management medicine by the Cenegenics Education and Research Foundation.
Fellowship training: Pain Medicine, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA
Residency: Anesthesiology, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Internship: General Surgery, Lehigh Valley Hospital Center, Allentown, PA
Medical School: Hahnemann University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Memberships: American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, Spine Intervention Society, Pennsylvania Medical Society, Interventional Orthopedics Foundation, American Medical Association.
Affiliations: Regenexx Network Clinic
“As a nurse at the bedside, I quickly realized the impact that pain had on every aspect of a patient’s life. When I became a Nurse Practitioner and had the opportunity to work in Pain Management the decision was easy. There is nothing more satisfying than being able to help relieve pain so that my patients can get back to enjoying their lives.”
Board Certified: American Association of Nurse Practitioner: Family Nurse Practitioners
Master’s of Science in Nursing: Millersville University, Millersville, PA
Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing: Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
Associate Degree in Nursing: Harrisburg Area Community College, Harrisburg, PA
Pain Management Training: University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center, Baltimore, MD