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by R. Harrison Fries , 07/14/2009
I must take the time to write the following review of UVA Endocrinology because I personally was a patient there from 2001-2009.One of the finest, thorough, caring and compassionate physicians I have met in the World in my 55 years of living and world travel is with the Endocrinology department as a physician and professor.His name is Dr. Richard Santen and anyone that has had the privledge of being a patient of Dr. Santen,can be confident that they are in the right hands.His peers consistently place him at the same extrordinary level as I. It is difficult to get an appointment, however if you can wait it is well worth the wait.Unfortunately there are few Dr. Santen' remaining in the medical world. He has written numerous papers and lectured around the world in the field of endocrinology. He is truely a remarkable physician.If Dr. Santen is your caregiver you have a feeling of security knowing he has made your diagnosis, and you are under his care!
There can and will never be a replacement for Dr. Richard Santen !
by Hard to replicate or duplicate , 04/07/2012
By the time I was made aware I was suffering from an Endochronological problem I was sure I was dying. Dr. Richrd Santen was able with a few tests to not only quickly diagnose and tret my problem, but would call my residence to give me updates and make sure I was improving. When I had a concern I had a telephone number to call at UVA and if necessary he would initiate a call to me at times within and hour, and I remember an occasion when he was out of the Country attending a World conference, he took the time to call his office for messages and on this occasion he phoned me from , as I recall Switzerland. That attention to patient needs and health on his part is personal and professional, which instills a confidence/security that is very hard to duplicate, or find in this decade of healthcare. I must give the credit also to the support staff which is EXCEPTIONAL, and second to NONE. Within the UVA Healthcare System I have never been treated in a discourteous manner.