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Dr. Joseph De Santi

Family Medicine
Dallastown, PA
30 years experience male

Locations

MD In Your Home, P.C.

Dallastown, PA

Address

61 North Walnut Street #361, Dallastown, PA, United States
Directions

About

Bio

I work with people to help them manage the physical and psychological impact of acute and chronic illness through a multidisciplinary approach that utilizes physical activity, traditional medications, complementary & alternative medicine and proper nutritional support. I additionally help them achieve healthier lifestyles through long term weight loss and long term behavioral modification. I am a Board Certified Family Medicine Physician.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Family Medicine

Licenses

United States: Maryland, Pennsylvania

Doctor Q&A

252 Answers
26 Agrees
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph De Santi
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Friction Follies: Shaving the skin results in micro-trauma. This dilates tiny capillaries resulting in redness. It also allows micro-organisms to enter more easily an... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph De Santi
Family Medicine 30 years experience
No Limits on Life: Diabetes may pose challenges in your life but certainly won't dictate what you get out of life. Keep your management relationship with a trusted phys... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph De Santi
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Protein Protection: No it's not harmful, but choose your formulation carefully. Protein isolates are not as good as protein concentrates due to the chemicals used in pro... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph De Santi
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Soup Sensation: Soup can be an excellent meal as you can add very nutritious constituents to the mix. Consuming adequate proportions of carbohydrates, proteins and f... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph De Santi
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Gritty Granuloma: Granulomatous disease, like other autoimmune inflammatory conditions, can leave residual "scarring" in the areas of involvement. If located in the pu... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph De Santi
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Staying Apart is Key: Physical distancing is key, not social distancing. We need to stay socially connected. Viruses can travel in the air some distance, especially with ... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph De Santi
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Patellar Pain: The underside of the patella, or knee-cap, can become painful due inflammation caused by friction as it glides over the femur, or thigh bone when the ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph De Santi
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Ear Tube Antics: The eustachian tube connects the middle ear to the back of the throat. When swallowing or yawning, the tube helps equalize air pressure by opening an... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph De Santi
Family Medicine 30 years experience
No Scratch the Patch: Eczema is a chronic condition of the skin characterized by inflammation. Often it is triggered by environmental changes (temp) or emotion (anxiety/st... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph De Santi
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Cold Calves: Lower extremity coldness can be due to many conditions, too numerous to discuss here. With hormonal fluctuations, as a woman approaches menopause, th... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph De Santi
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Muscle Mania: The mechanism of potential injury plays an important roll in the subsequent management. Without a better understanding of the nature of the injury it... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph De Santi
Family Medicine 30 years experience
A Pinch In Time: A common phenomenon in the area of the mid chest is movement of the costo-chondral joint. This can be described as a pinch or pop with movement or e... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Joseph De Santi
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Groin Groans: Muscle soreness can come from many things, even inactivity following periods of intense activity. During periods of strenuous use or episodes of use ... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph De Santi
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Exercise Exhaustion: Exercise is a wonderful "treatment" for numerous conditions and highly recommended as a lifelong pursuit. However, there are a few instances when exe... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph De Santi
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Burning Question: Vaginal symptoms and urethral symptoms are two very different conditions in a woman. Vaginal infections like bacterial vaginosis (BV), chlamydia and ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph De Santi
Family Medicine 30 years experience
A Spotting Suspect: Menstrual flow can vary from cycle to cycle and it is not uncommon for there to be some residual flow, especially if oral contraceptives are being use... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Joseph De Santi
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Mirena (levonorgestrel) and Migraines: As with all medications, there is always risk and caution should be observed with use of any form of birth control. This medication is a synthetic pr... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph De Santi
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Sitting less and for shorter time helps to lessen the engorgement of a hemorrhoid. Stool softeners "lubricate" the stool, while fiber helps to bulk-u... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph De Santi
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Yellow for a Fellow: Discoloration in the back of the throat may be due to several reasons. Most commonly its due to mucous mixed with food particles and bacteria that co... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph De Santi
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Ignore: Do commit to an achievable exercise goal daily; don't beat yourself up when you miss your goal!
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph De Santi
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Seeing Spots: The tonsils are like two towers manned by soldiers to keep watch for invaders. The folds in the tissue (crypts) are like staircases on the outside of... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph De Santi
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Morphing Menses: Your period (menses) may be changing for internal or external reasons. Internal changes in body chemistry, stress level, diet, bacterial biome, etc. ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph De Santi
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Necklace Sensitivity: Very commonly the area of the neck is irritated by clothing or jewelry. In the case of costume jewelry, some individuals are allergic to a component ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Joseph De Santi
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Time for Testicle: Sex after surgery depends on the surgery and the sexual activity you have in mind. Most operations require weeks until scar tissue has become strong ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Joseph De Santi
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Lessons of Labs: Serological analysis of the blood for light chains is typically done to screen for certain types of neoplastic conditions. The results should be disc... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph De Santi
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Moving Muscle: Seizures always originate in the brain. What you're experiencing is a tremor, spasm or tremulousness. Localized twitching is not uncommon and no one... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph De Santi
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Glandular Globes: While an std can present in many ways, the bumps you describe are actually anatomically normal but differ from person to person. These glandular/sens... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph De Santi
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Bother in the Belly: Abdominal pain can occur for many reasons, most are transient and not worrisome. Persistent pain, however, could be a sign of a more serious issue. ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph De Santi
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Sex as an Antidote: I'm unaware of any actual infection that sexual activity can help treat or prevent. However, sexual activity has many other healthy benefits of decre... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph De Santi
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Acid Awareness: Omeprazole, like other proton pump inhibitors which reduce acid production, is advised to be taken on an empty stomach. This is to improve absorption... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph De Santi
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Anal Awareness: Blood around the anus can be due to several possible causes. A small tear called a fissure is very common following passage of hard stool. If you ha... Read More
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph De Santi
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Depth Darkness: Depending on how the mole was removed this could be some hyperpigmentation of the scar or actual residual left from the original mole. The pathology ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph De Santi
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Join A Group: There are many support groups (both religious and non-religious) that deal with certain disabilities and how to cope with the associated stressors. R... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph De Santi
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Dangerous Actions: Alcohol can dangerously interact with Ambien (zolpidem) and create serious memory lapses and/or hallucinations. Driving can be seriously impaired and... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph De Santi
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Magic Milk: Milk is high in lactose (sugar) and the addition of table sugar (sucrose) can also be helpful. Both sugars raise Insulin levels which in turn effects... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph De Santi
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Socket Soreness: Goldenseal has anti-bacterial properties and cat's claw has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties so in theory they could help. You must us... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph De Santi
Family Medicine 30 years experience
A Lean Team: It depends on the objectives of your training. If you're referring to toning, then yes, men and women can train similarly. In fact, both can train e... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph De Santi
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Busted Bone Blues: Among the serious complications are fat embolism (where droplets of oil float in the blood and travel to cause problems in other vessels), DVT and pul... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph De Santi
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Busy Bladder: An "overactive" bladder is a term used to describe frequent urination which can be due to many causes. Some can be related to neurological issues, me... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph De Santi
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Tapping the Drum: The ear canal and drum can be effectively anesthetized with local anesthetic drops in the office. Using the proper instruments an ENT physician can t... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph De Santi
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Adolescent Dieting: Consistent weight loss is not easy for anyone, young or old. You must first realize that 1 lb per week is a safe and predictable rate of loss if you ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph De Santi
Family Medicine 30 years experience
It Should with Time: Metformin is notorious for causing diarrhea due to its effect in the intestine. Sometimes taking a lower dose at first and working up to the target d... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Joseph De Santi
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Not Simply Skin: There has been an association between psoriasis and increased risk of heart disease possibly due to other concomitant factors (inflammation and increa... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph De Santi
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Skirting Sciatica: Sciatica is not preventable because it is the result of an acute injury or predisposition to anatomical change that occurs over time. Sciatica is a c... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph De Santi
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Pick your Pain Pill: Oxycodone works differently in different people. Because of variability between people and their pain receptors, different opioids are worth trying i... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph De Santi
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Bladder incontinence: This is commonly known as stress urinary incontinence. This can occur with any activity, like straining to defecate, that increases abdominal cavity ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph De Santi
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Clear the Ear: If you're referring to earwax accumulation you can obtain a simple combo product that safely softens the wax with drops for several days and then allo... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph De Santi
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Lots of clots: It sounds as if you're describing "deep venous thromboses (dvt)". Unfortunately, treatment at 2 years is typically aimed at management of clot progre... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph De Santi
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Skin's Destiny: Unfortunately skin cannot be reused in this scenario as the tissue, which is removed full thickness, cannot be grafted to another person for burns. S... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph De Santi
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Arm Alarm: Chronic pain of this type could indicate a herniation of a cervical disc in the neck, a possible vascular problem (such as a clot) or other peripheral... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. De Santi is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. De Santi is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you so much for taking time out of your day to advise total stranger! Wish All Doctors were more like you! That Care.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you so much - I will call tomorrow for an appt.... !
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Georgetown University School of Medicine, DC
Graduated 1992MD

Residency

HAHNEMANN UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

Awards

Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Award
United States Air Force Meritorious Service Medal
United States Army Commendation Medal

Affiliations

American Academy of Family Physicians
Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians
American Board of Family Medicine
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