Fermin Santos, MD

Board Certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Dr. Santos is fellowship trained in the diagnosis, rehabilitation and utilization of interventional spine procedures to treat painful spine disorders.

Areas of Specialty

  • Epidurals, nerve blocks, radiofrequency ablation, and EMG testing
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, neck, back, hip, shoulder and knee

Fellowship

Interventional Spine Fellowship, The Orthopedic Clinic Association, Phoenix, Arizona

Residency

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, KS

Education / Doctor of Medicine

Doctor of Medicine, University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, KS

Memberships

  • American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R)
  • AAPM&R Special Interest Group: Pain Rehabilitation
  • American Medical Association (AMA)
  • American Pain Society (APS)
  • North American Spine Society (NASS)

Professional Roles

Clinical Assistant Professor
University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, Kansas

Clinical Assistant Professor
2010 – Present
Department of Physical Medicine
University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine Kansas City, Missouri

Courtesy Staff Physician
2010 – Present
Truman Medical Center Kansas City, Missouri

Consultant Physician
Private Practice
2010 – Present
Dickson-Diveley Midwest Orthopaedic Clinic, P.A. Kansas City, Missouri and Leawood, Kansas

Attending Physician

2010 – Present
Kansas City Orthopaedic Institute Leawood, Kansas

2010 – Present
St. Luke’s Hospital Kansas City, Missouri

2010 – Present
St. Luke’s South Hospital Overland Park, Kansas

2011 – Present
University of Kansas Hospital Kansas City, Kansas

2011 – Present
St. Luke’s South Surgery Center Overland Park, Kansas

KCOA Locations

Overland Park, Kansas
10777 Nall Ave Suite 300 Overland Park, KS 66211
Leawood, Kansas
3651 College Blvd. Leawood, KS 66211
Kansas City, Missouri
Saint Luke's Medical Plaza #1 4320 Wornall Rd., Ste. 610 Kansas City, MO 64111
Belton, Missouri
Belton Regional Campus 17067 S Outer Rd #301 Belton, MO 64012

More About Dr. Santos

Fermin J. Santos, MD is fellowship trained in the diagnosis, rehabilitation and utilization of interventional spine procedures for the treatment of painful spine disorders.

Dr. Santos joined Dickson-Diveley Orthopaedics in 2010, after completing his Interventional Spine Fellowship and the Orthopedic Clinic Association (TOCA) in Phoenix, Arizona.  He is fellowship trained in the diagnosis, rehabilitation and utilization of interventional spine procedures for the treatment of painful spine disorders.

Dr. Santos is from Shawnee, Kansas and went to St. Thomas Aquinas High School. Growing up in the Kansas City area has given him a great perspective of all the amazing things this city has to offer.  He is married to an amazing wife, and they have four very busy children (including identical boy twins). When not at work he is travelling all over the metro area for youth sporting events. He enjoys travelling to warm climates and finding new local restaurants to try.  On his bucket list is taking his entire family to Spain (his mother’s birthplace), so his children can meet his family (and receive a crash-course in Spanish).  Dr. Santos is fluent in both English and Spanish.

 

Dr. Santos is excited to be a part of the Kansas City Orthopedic Alliance.  His goal is to try to restore and maintain function, while limiting any permanent disabilities that might results from long-termed conditions.  As a spine interventionalist he tries to use use conservative and non-operative treatment options designed to treat symptoms and conditions specifically.

 

Recent Publications

Pain Resolution After Neurostimulator Implantation in an L1 Complete Spinal Cord Injury Patient with L5 Radiculopathy: A Case Report

Santos FJ, Fotopoulos CL

Accepted for Poster Presentation at AAPM&R Assembly, November 2008.