Dr. Pamela Santapaola (AKA Dr. Pam) is a naturopathic physician and co-owner of Healing Duo Integrative Family Medical Practice. Dr. Pam’s practice focuses on stomach and intestinal disorders (bloating, acid reflux, IBS, constipation, Crohn's disease), anxiety, fatigue, and women’s health (PMS, perimenopause, menopause). She also specializes in pediatric care, focusing on conditions like ADD, ADHD, allergies, eczema, and colic.
Dr. Pam’s exposure to alternative medicine began at an early age as her family was always holistically oriented. She has seen the benefits of natural medicine treat various conditions, including her digestive health issues. This has attributed to her passion for stomach and intestinal health. She often finds that treating the digestive system leads to improvements in many other conditions like fatigue, anxiety, depression, autoimmune diseases, eczema, and others.
She completed her medical training at the University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine in Connecticut. Here she graduated with a high degree of Magna Cum Laude. Before receiving her doctorate, Dr. Pam obtained her Bachelors of Science degree in Marine Vertebrate Biology from Stony Brook University, in New York.
Dr. Pam’s approach to medicine is individualistic. She understands the importance of both conventional and holistic medicine and uses that to her and her patients’ advantage. She utilizes diagnostic testing and patients’ symptoms to discover the root the cause of the disease or problem. Her treatments focus heavily on nutrition, lifestyle modifications, physician-grade supplementation, and acupuncture. Dr. Pam has a passion for educating her patients and providing them with the right tools to prevent further complications in the future. As her saying goes, ‘It’s time for you to start feeling like your best self.”
During her free time, Dr. Pam enjoys spending time with her family and fiancé. She loves being out on the water, fishing, playing basketball, mountain biking, reading, and coloring. Another known fact, Dr. Pam loves Disney World (wait till you see one of her exam rooms).