Dr. Joseph De Santi

Family Medicine
Dallastown, PA
31 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 as well as conditions related to the abuse/misuse of various substances, through a multidisciplinary approach that utilizes psychotherapy, medication, physical rehabilitation, complementary & alternative medicine and proper nutritional support. I additionally help individuals achieve healthier lifestyles through long term weight loss and long term behavioral modification. I am a Board Certified Family Medicine and Addiction 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

Addiction Medicine

Licenses

United States: Maryland, Pennsylvania

Doctor Q&A

252 Answers
26 Agrees
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph De Santi
Family Medicine 31 years experience
The Moans of Mono: Most viral syndromes, such as infectious mononucleosis, have associated myalgias (muscle aches) and arthralgias (joint pain). It is not well understo... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph De Santi
Family Medicine 31 years experience
After Alcohol: Delerium tremens or dts can occur even after regular chronic alcohol consumption is abruptly terminated in some people. Marked by hallucinations, car... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph De Santi
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Chiro Care: You can expect to be treated very professionally, with attention to your complaints. You will have a thorough assessment of your general musculoskele... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph De Santi
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Natural Approach: An alternative to daily soap and water which can be drying or irritating to some wounds and expensive topical or oral antibiotics is to use honey. It... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph De Santi
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Osteo Obstacles: Osteoarthritis certainly can affect activities of daily living if severe enough and associated with deformity. Usually, the hands and fingers suffer ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph De Santi
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Vascular Swelling: Vasculitis refers to a localized or generalized process of inflammation in the cells that make up our blood vessels. It can involve the veins (phlebi... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph De Santi
Family Medicine 31 years experience
A Leaky Link: Interstitial cystitis (ic) is a chronic inflammatory condition of the lining of the bladder wall. No one knows exactly what causes it but it can cert... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph De Santi
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Myalgias: Myalgia or muscle pain/aches can be due to many reasons. Poor conditioning and overuse, lactic acidosis after vigorous exercise, partial tears, traum... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph De Santi
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Arthritic Antics: It depends on the type of arthritis you're dealing with. Oddly enough, rheumatoid arthritis (RA) can predispose a person to more serious issues with... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph De Santi
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Bogus Testing: To be falsely negative would imply the presence of blood that has been missed. Such an event commonly occurs with either a defective card, expired so... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph De Santi
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Guided Therapy: Depending upon whether this was an anterior or posterior dislocation of the sternoclavicular joint you may or may not need surgery. If non-surgical, ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph De Santi
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Slot machine Silly: This is an interesting question and relies upon a basic principal in psychology known as variable reinforcement. When you unpredictably reinforce a b... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph De Santi
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Cold Feet: Poliomyelitis causes neurological injury that can lead to a condition known as autonomic dysfunction in some people. This condition can result in "in... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph De Santi
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Psychomotor impaired: The combination of alcohol with any prescription medication can lead to adverse side effects. In the case of paxil (paroxetine), (paroxetine) the eff... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph De Santi
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Mighty Mobic (meloxicam): All non-steroidal anti-inflammatories work equally well for relief of pain or fever. They vary in their chemical structure which is what gives them d... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph De Santi
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Kidney Quandary: Unfortunately, the answer is no. One of the problems in chronic kidney disease is the inability to handle metabolic stress in the system. If you pre... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph De Santi
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Salty Situation: If you consume large amounts of salt (sodium chloride) it will also make you retain more water and hence you will gain weight. Excess salt intake is ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph De Santi
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Sciatic Attack: Often the irritation is due to repetitive motion of the large sciatica nerve in the posterior pelvic region where it crosses over boney structures. C... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph De Santi
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Nasty Knots: It sounds as if you are possibly overtraining. Increased spastic pain after a period of rest following a vigorous work out suggests excessive microtr... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph De Santi
Family Medicine 31 years experience
To Supplement or Not: It depends on what type of supplements you're interested in using and for what purpose. A well rounded vitamin off the shelf is unlikely to be harmfu... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph De Santi
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Unrest with sex: Any program designed to root out psychosomatic stress which can lead to sexual dysfunction is worth a try. Ayurvedic medicine and panchakarma address... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph De Santi
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Arresting Narcan (naloxone): It depends entirely on the method of delivery and the interval circulation during the arrest. The medication will certainly do its pharmacologic acti... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph De Santi
Family Medicine 31 years experience
A Pain in the Neck: Stretching, stretching and more stretching. Regular stretching is essential to help relax and condition the muscles of the neck since they are under ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph De Santi
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Leaking Wound: The incision should have sealed itself shut in this timeframe. It sounds as if you may have developed a fistula which is sometimes associated with dr... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph De Santi
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Pull vs Palpitation: Palpitations generally refer to the heart muscle and describe periodic rapid accelerations of heart rate. Palpitations normally occur with vigorous a... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph De Santi
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Neurologist/Primary: Chronic pain can be a challenge. Knowing the cause is very important. If you've not yet had a visit with your doctor, do so. The symptoms you descr... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph De Santi
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Multi-Issue Concern: Rectal bleeding of any sort is a concern. There are numerous causes including parasitic infections or tumors. Unchecked it can lead to nutrient defi... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph De Santi
Family Medicine 31 years experience
The Switch to Twitch: An eye twitch or blepharospasm, is a periodic contraction of the muscles around the orbit of the eye. These are often harmless, transient spasms not ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph De Santi
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Not a heart disease.: Non-sustained RBBB is a form of intermittent electrical delay in one of the branches leading from the time-keeper of the heart to the right ventricle.... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph De Santi
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Labs Helpful: When it comes to laboratory analysis there can be many pitfalls. The ordering physician should monitor the results over time and if indicated do anot... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph De Santi
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Viral Fatigue: Fatigue, muscle aches, and low grade fever are the bodies attempt to limit our activity, encourage rest and direct all its energies to the battle at h... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph De Santi
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Tylenol & Toxicity: Tylenol can be safely used in the current formulations ranging from 325-650mg when dosed properly. Toxicity occurs with doses over 3,000-4,000 mg per... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph De Santi
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Spinal Slowdown: This is not unusual in this type of condition since the nerves that control the bladder could be affected. In such a situation the ability to relax t... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph De Santi
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Beyond a Belt: Since seatbelts are themselves not the cause of chest trauma resulting in serious injury, but rather the deceleration of the collision, it is the spee... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph De Santi
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Rationalize Exercise: Absolutely! depending upon your specific pain problem you can find a regime of exercise that will not only help alleviate your pain, but stimulate he... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph De Santi
Family Medicine 31 years experience
ConstipationRelation: Chronic opioid use will inevitably affect GI motility because of the opioid receptors present in the GI tract. It is unavoidable but can be addressed... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph De Santi
Family Medicine 31 years experience
A Pain in the Butt: The simple answer is to get up and move around if possible. Sitting all day on improper seats can irritate the sciatic nerve as well as the coccyx or... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph De Santi
Family Medicine 31 years experience
A Burning Backlash: Nasal cauterization traumatizes the mucosal lining of the nasal passage which leads to inflammation. The subsequently inflammation leads to nasal muc... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph De Santi
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Limits to Levels: These tests are designed to detect levels of antibody/antigen. Every test is subject to variability as the specimen can vary as can the reagents used... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph De Santi
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Excited to Exercise: Your metabolism is most definitely increased with exercise and remains elevated for hours afterwards. This is why there is such a benefit from regula... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph De Santi
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Don't Dread the Red: The small capillaries just below the skin are responsible for this coloration. In some people they are very responsive to emotional states. Nutritio... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph De Santi
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Fibromyalgia Facts: Fibromyalgia is believed to be a hyperactivity of peripheral pain sensors in the body. The pain therefore can be diffusely located in muscles and oth... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph De Santi
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Minutes to Fitness: With such little time to perform a structured program, you should employ spontaneous random exercising for your health. This means doing pushups, sit... Read More
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph De Santi
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Calf Calorics: Heat is one of many sensations, both normal and abnormal, that the body can perceive due to a stimulus that is real or unreal. Typically if there is ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph De Santi
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Seizure Support: The best actions to take during a witnessed seizure are to talk to the individual calmly and let them know you're there to help; roll them to their si... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph De Santi
Family Medicine 31 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
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph De Santi
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Seeing Spots: Occasionally food particles, saliva, and bacteria may collect if their is residual tonsillar tissue post-surgical removal and form "white spots" which... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph De Santi
Family Medicine 31 years experience
A Hairy Situation: Unfortunately, rogaine (minoxidil) treats only a specific type of hair loss, and will not likely help this problem. At best, your results would be te... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph De Santi
Family Medicine 31 years experience
20: 20 seconds of exercise at high intensity for three sets done 3x/week will increase insulin function.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph De Santi
Family Medicine 31 years experience
An Ankle Ache Answer: Often following surgery where hardware (screws or plates) have been placed there can be areas of non-union or inadequate healing. This can lead to mi... 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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