John Santa, M.D., M.P.H
How To Deal With Illness When Away From Home
It never fails. While traveling over the holidays, someone in the family gets sick. John Santa, M.D., M.P.H, internist and director of the Consumer Reports Health Ratings Center, joins Dr. DeSilva to offer his advice on how to navigate walk-in clinics and emergency rooms during a trip to grandma’s house.
Dr. Santa is the Director of the Consumer Reports Health Ratings Center. He has a diverse background in clinical, administrative, business and education activities. He has been interested in explicit approaches evaluating and comparing health services, products and practitioners throughout his career and been involved in many successful efforts to do so. Since coming to Consumer Reports, he has focused on comparisons of hospitals, drugs, treatments and physicians. The Health Ratings Center has provided comparative information for multiple print publications and web releases. Prior to joining Consumer Reports in 2008, Dr. Santa worked in multiple sectors in the health care industry, most recently as an associate professor in public administration at Portland State University and in Family Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University. His research interests focused on comparative effectiveness, the integration of medical care and public health, preventive medicine and benefit design.
Dr. Derrick DeSilva