Meet Milli Santorufo, D.O.
Where did you earn your degree and describe your experience?
I earned my medical degree from Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Lauderdale, Florida with board certifications in Family Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment. My areas of expertise are in Women’s Health and Bioidentical Hormone Therapy. I’m particularly drawn to treating Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, Menopausal Syndrome, Thyroid and Adrenal Disorders, Insulin Resistance, as well as Male Hypogonadism. I pride myself on being able to engage my patients by truly listening to their concerns and not dismissing them as being “psychological”.
What is your philosophical belief about the practice of medicine?
First and foremost, I am a proponent of preventive medicine and screening. I prefer to find conditions early before they cause symptoms or injury and when we can still do something about them. However, even once a patient has a condition, I also believe in working toward eliminating it. I love being able to take patients off of medications and I always work to have patients on the minimal amount when they are necessary. I do not believe in throwing a medication at each symptom, but rather addressing and hopefully eliminating the underlying cause of the symptom
How has the current healthcare model hindered you from practicing medicine?
The current healthcare model doesn’t allow physicians the time to adequately investigate and ultimately work with the patient to eliminate illness. Adopting a membership model allows me to work closely with a select number of patients and invest more time in my patients for improved patient outcomes.
What will your patients experience when they join your membership-style practice?
Patients will feel like they have a true advocate with a caring physician that is passionate about delivering personalized healthcare. They’ll know that I am invested in both their health and their wellbeing. I strive to be compassionate, thorough, and committed to finding answers and working jointly on solutions that address all of my patient's health challenges.
What is your favorite quote?
“First do no harm.” Hippocratic Oath
“You will not find a more caring, experienced family physician anywhere. Both my wife and I credit her with saving my life by doing an EKG and finding irregularities leading to me having a double bypass heart surgery. She gives her all. We give her the highest mark possible.”
Concierge Medicine Philosophy & Approach
We believe that medicine today should focus on prevention, early detection, wellness, direct patient care and spending dedicated time with patients. These are the tenets of concierge medicine. After years of private practice, physicians who transition to concierge medicine get to return to giving patients the type of care they envisioned when entering medical school. Learn More