Jose Santos, MD
Interventional Pain Medicine
“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.”
Jose Santos, MD, graduated from the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center — Philippines. He completed residency at Community and Family Medicine Residency and University of Missouri — Kansas City, MO, then is fellowship at Interventional Pain University of Washington — Seattle, WA.
“I believe in taking a multidisciplinary approach to pain treatment,” explains Dr. Santos. “That means utilizing multiple therapies. Injections are one option, but I also consider medications including nerve medications and muscle relaxants. In addition, I’m a big believer in physical therapy, mindfulness, and thinking out of the box.
At times, serving my patients means stepping back and reviewing a case as a whole. I evaluate the therapies that my patient has already tried: what has worked and what hasn’t? Everyone is unique; that means I need to understand your lifestyle. What are the things you do? Which of those things either relieve or accentuate pain? Are you dealing with stresses that aggravate pain? Successful treatment means looking at each patient as a whole person.”
Outside of the specialty clinic at OMC, Dr. Santos is a specialist for Summit Orthopedics. In his spare time, he enjoys bonsai, culinary arts, wine, photography, cycling, tournament badminton, and tennis.
Back leg and arm pain: Sciatica and herniated disc
Neck, shoulder and arm pain: Radiculopathy
Sacroiliac Joint pain
Neck and low back arthritis: facet pain
Rib pain or intercostal neuralgia
Spine compression fractures
Botox for migraines
University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center — Philippines. He completed residency at Community and Family Medicine Residency and University of Missouri — Kansas City, MO, then is fellowship at Interventional Pain University of Washington — Seattle, WA.