Dr. Joseph Santos, MD

NephrologyMaleAge 50

Nephrology

Dr. Joseph Santos, MD is a Nephrology Specialist in Indianapolis, IN and has over 24 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Santos has extensive experience in Glomerulonephritis & Nephropathy. He graduated from Kirksville Osteopathic Medicine A.T. Still University in 1999. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Franciscan Health Indianapolis and Franciscan Health Mooresville. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Joseph Santos, MD

Indiana Kidney Specialists

5510 S East St Ste H Indianapolis, IN 46227
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(317) 924-8425
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Santos

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Santos treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Santos treats other conditions, please contact the office at (317) 924-8425.

Glomerulonephritis & Nephropathy

Glomerulonephritis and nephropathy are types of kidney disease caused by damage to the small blood vessels that filter the blood, either from long-term diabetes or other conditions such as lupus.Compare with other Glomerulonephritis & Nephropathy specialists.

Dr. Santos is experienced in the area of Glomerulonephritis & Nephropathy. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 6 conditions and procedures

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Dr. Santos' conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acidosis
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Kidney Failure
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Advance Directive End of Life Planning
  • Alkalosis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Amyloidosis
  • Anemia
  • Anxiety
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Back Pain
  • Bedsores
  • Bladder Infection
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Glomerulonephritis
  • Chronic Interstitial Cystitis
  • Chronic Kidney Diseases
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Congenital Anomalies of Kidney
  • Congenital Cystic Kidney Disease
  • Congenital Polycystic Kidney Disease
  • Congenital Renal Agenesis and Dysgenesis
  • Constipation
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dehydration
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diverticulitis
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Dysphagia
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Emphysema
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Enteritis
  • Esophagitis
  • Essential Tremor
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Folic Acid Deficiency
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastroparesis
  • Gout
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heartburn
  • Hemodialysis
  • Hip Sprain
  • HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypogonadism
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immunization Administration
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Insomnia
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Joint Pain
  • Kidney Stones
  • Kidney Transplant Evaluation
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Living Kidney Donor Evaluation
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Malnutrition
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Nephritis and Nephropathy
  • Nephrotic Syndrome
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Obesity
  • Orchitis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overweight
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Peritoneal Dialysis
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Pneumonia
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyuria
  • Potassium Deficiency
  • Proteinuria
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Renal Hyperparathyroidism
  • Renal Osteodystrophy
  • Renal Scan
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Secondary Renovascular Hypertension
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Small Kidney
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thyroid Goiter
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tremor
  • Ultrasound, Kidney
  • Urinary Hesitancy
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Venous Compression
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Viral Infection
  • Vitamin A Deficiency
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis
  • Wheezing
  • Yeast Infections

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Dr. Santos' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Santos

5.0

Based on 22 ratings

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A fantastic Doctor !
Dr.Santos is very knowledgeable. He takes time with you and explains things so the common person can understand. I’m so glad I found him, I’m in good hands!
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Terry B – Jan 26, 2023
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Listen to me and explain what I needed to do
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Dec 11, 2022
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Dr. Santos, IKS of Indiana
I see Dr. Santos for all my Kidney issues. Dr. Santos does an excellent job on letting me know what all my records say and explains in a way so I can understand what's going on inside my body. And what needs to be done next. Makes sure what medicine to take or not to take. What I should do or Not do. I recommend Dr. Santos at IKS of Indiana for all your Kidney needs or issues.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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LeRoy – Dec 01, 2022
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Very prompt, personable and professional
Couldn’t ask for anything more.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Bill – Nov 12, 2022
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First visit. I was a little nervous. 5 minutes into the visit I was calm and happy. Dr. S. is so very easy to talk to and explains everything perfectly and even made sure I had all the changes in writing so I wouldn't forget. Staff was friendly and I didn't wait very long to be seen.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Laura Pishnak-Sylvia – Oct 29, 2022
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Dr. Santos does a great job of explaining tests results and how they impact my kidney function. He is very thorough, takes time to listen to concerns and provides the information I need to continue to maintain my kidney function. He has a positive attitude, always a smile and I always leave feeling that I am being taken care of by one of the best.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Oct 22, 2022
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My first appointment. I had questions answered.
I have follow up appointment in December. Will be doing labs before my appointment.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Judith Marsh – Sep 28, 2022
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What is this?
Great. He is always friendly, thorough, and makes me feel more assurred I'm doing good.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Patricia McMichael – Sep 24, 2022
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Great Doctor
He takes the time to explain everything to. He wants you to understand your condition and treatment for it. Would recommend.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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DJC – Sep 23, 2022
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It was pleasant
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Darryl Scott – Sep 15, 2022
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Dr. Santos was very friendly and covered everything about my visit. He explained what was going on, and why doctor wanted me to see. Have no problem seeing or recommending him to others.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Aug 29, 2022
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Awesome Dr the best
Explained things very well and easy to understand! Dr. Santoo is the best!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Larry – Aug 21, 2022
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Really great at explaining what’s going on
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Aug 21, 2022
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Dr. Santos is an excellent Dr. He listens and considers patients concerns and thoroughly explains his recommended course of treatment.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jul 27, 2022
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Great Doctor
Dr. Santos is really nice and takes his time to make sure everything is clear.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Robert Erney – Jul 10, 2022
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Dr. Santos
He was wonderful-very efficient, knowledgeable and thorough. He was very attentive and made sure I understood everything before moving on to another topic. I felt relaxed from the moment I met him. His friendly demeanor is what makes him outstanding! I am glad I met him, and I look forward to being his patient now and in the future!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jacqueline B Smith – Jul 09, 2022
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Excellent
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Biography

Dr. Joseph Santos, MD is a Nephrology Specialist in Indianapolis, IN and has over 24 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Santos has extensive...Read more

Specialties

  • Nephrology

Education

2005
Ohio State Univ Med Ctr
Fellowship Hospital
2003
Indiana Univ Med Ctr
Residency Hospital
2000
St John-Oakland Hosp
Internship Hospital
1999
Kirksville Osteopathic Medicine A.T. Still University
Medical School
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Does Dr. Joseph Santos, MD accept any insurance plans?

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Does Dr. Joseph Santos, MD accept new patients?

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What are Dr. Joseph Santos, MD's top areas of expertise?

Dr. Santos specializes in Glomerulonephritis & Nephropathy. See more on Healthgrades.

What conditions does Dr. Joseph Santos, MD treat?

Dr. Santos frequently treats the following conditions: Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload, Hyperkalemia, and Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease. See more on Healthgrades.

What is Dr. Joseph Santos, MD's office address?

Dr. Santos' office is located at 5510 S East St Ste H, Indianapolis, IN 46227. You can find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Is Dr. Joseph Santos, MD able to provide telehealth services?

Dr. Santos provides telehealth services. Please contact the office to determine whether you are eligible.

Is Dr. Joseph Santos, MD affiliated with any hospitals?

Dr. Joseph Santos, MD is affiliated with Franciscan Health Indianapolis and Franciscan Health Mooresville.

How much experience does Dr. Joseph Santos, MD have?

Dr. Santos has over 23 years of healthcare experience.

Does Dr. Joseph Santos, MD receive good ratings from patients?

There is a star rating of 5/5 for Dr. Joseph Santos, MD. Patients say that the provider explained conditions well and the appointment wasn't rushed. See all patient feedback on Healthgrades.

Locations

Indiana Kidney Specialists

Indiana Kidney Specialists, Main Office Epler5510 S East St Ste H Indianapolis, IN 46227
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Indiana Kidney Specialists

Indiana Kidney Specialists, Parkdale Office6820 Parkdale Pl Ste 105 Indianapolis, IN 46254
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Santos is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Franciscan Health Indianapolis

Indianapolis, IN

76% Patients that would definitely recommend, 6% higher than the national average

19 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)

Franciscan Health Mooresville

Mooresville, IN

82% Patients that would definitely recommend, 12% higher than the national average

4 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)

IU Health Methodist Hospital

Indianapolis, IN

71% Patients that would definitely recommend, 1% higher than the national average

1 Award Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)