Dr. Vinson DiSanto, Medical Director at Spectrum Services in Miami, graduated from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine with his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) in 1986. He is board certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians, the International and American Associations of Clinical Nutritionists, and the American Board of Anti-Aging and Rejuvenation Medicine.
Leveraging more than 100 years of experience, the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) trains future physicians in care methods that treat the whole patient as opposed to individual parts or symptoms. The school administers programs that award the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) as well as graduate degrees in forensic medicine, biomedical science, and other fields.
Students at PCOM experience an academic environment renowned for its collegiality. Faculty and students often partner to carry out exciting research projects and to co-publish findings in scientific journals and present them at conferences. Furthermore, the school educates students using state-of-the-art equipment in its Clinical Learning and Assessment Lab, which includes robotic patient simulators.
Prospective students contact the admissions department at (800) 999-6998 and log on to www.pcom.edu for more information.
Dr. Vinson DiSanto, Board Certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians, presently practices as Medical Director of Spectrum Services in Miami. Over the course of his career, he has garnered a number of awards, including the Outstanding Resident Assistant recognition from Widener University, the Golden Heart Award from Phoenix General Hospital, and the Sustained Superior Performance Award from the Federal Bureau of Prisons, which he served as Chief Medical Officer and Clinical Director of the United States Penitentiary in Atlanta from 1993 to 1997.
Similar to allopathic medical professionals (known widely as MDs), osteopathic doctors undergo at least four years of training and many go on to specialize in a particular field. However, osteopathic professionals differ from allopathic professionals in that they pursue additional study in the musculoskeletal system as well as manual medicine. Furthermore, osteopaths emphasize whole patient healing, meaning many DOs (doctors of osteopathic medicine) take into account more than just one system or organ when determining health quality.
States license DOs in much the same way as they do MDs. Moreover, DOs who specialize may receive board certification by finishing a residency and passing examinations.
Dr. Vinson DiSanto is a Marlton, New Jersey Doctor of Osteopathy (DO) who has worked in the medical field for more than 30 years. Since 2007, he has served as Medical Director for Spectrum Services, a healthcare group that takes a holistic approach to treating both adults and children. However, Dr. DiSanto’s commitment to his community extends far beyond the clinical medical environment at Spectrum Services. When he isn’t working, Dr. Vinson DiSanto is proud to support the continuing efforts of the Atlantic City Rescue Mission in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Taking inspiration from the Holy Gospel, the Atlantic City Rescue Mission (ACRM) has been providing meals, shelter, clothing, and homeless prevention services to members of the local community for almost half a century. Special programs sponsored by the ACRM help members of the region’s homeless population who are struggling with employment, substance abuse, or mental health issues. Over the past five years, the Atlantic City Rescue Mission’s budget has grown by thirty-three percent to provide critical assistance to more than 3,000 individuals in need. In 2008, ACRM served over 360,000 meals and filled more than 98,000 temporary beds.
Dr. Vinson DiSanto is a certified Doctor of Osteopathy (DO) with more than three decades of experience in the medical and pharmaceutical fields. Although he currently resides in the greater Marlton, New Jersey area, the majority of Dr. DiSanto’s career was spent with various companies and healthcare facilities throughout the U.S. states of Virginia, California, and Arizona. In testament to his numerous accomplishments during this period of his professional life, Dr. Vinson DiSanto was listed in 1996’s Who’s Who in the South and Southwest, by the American directory publisher, Marquis Who’s Who.
A subsidiary of News Communications, Inc., Marquis Who’s Who has long been considered a standard-bearer in the world of biographical data. The organization’s origins stretch back more than 110 years to founder Albert Nelson Marquis’ inaugural publication of Who’s Who in America. Today, Marquis Who’s Who supports a full line of biographical reference books organized by region. Who’s Who in the South and Southwest contains biographies of prominent individuals from American states such as Tennessee, Oklahoma, and Texas, and from southern U.S. territories such as Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Released in June of 2012, the 2013 edition of Who’s Who in the South and Southwest contains detailed references to 17,688 regional leaders.
By Vinson DiSanto
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), a series of clinical protocols and interventions, is employed in life-threatening medical emergencies such as cardiac arrest or stroke. Survival rates of persons experiencing cardiac arrest are improved if bystanders and paramedics are trained in basic and advanced cardiac life support. Physicians and other medical personnel in emergency settings are routinely trained in ACLS, but a study published by the National Institutes of Health found that having non-emergency hospital physicians trained in ACLS also improves the chances for positive patient outcomes.
The American Heart Association developed the latest guidelines for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and emergency cardiovascular care in 2010. ACLS includes interventions to prevent and treat cardiac arrest, and to improve outcomes of patients who attain return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) after cardiac arrest. ACLS interventions directed at preventing cardiac arrest include ventilation support, airway management, and treatment of tachyarrhythmias and bradyarrhythmias. ACLS interventions treat cardiac arrest by building on the basic life support (BLS) foundation of immediate recognition and activation of the emergency response system, early CPR, and rapid defibrillation. When patients experience ROSC, medical professions employ integrated post–cardiac arrest care to improve survival and neurologic outcomes.
ACLS incorporates the latest technologies and medical practices that are known to increase survival outcomes for patients in cardiac emergencies. ACLS practices will continue to evolve as resuscitation research and clinical translation increase knowledge among clinicians.
About the author: An osteopathic physician, Vinson DiSanto holds a current certification in Advanced Cardiac Life Support. Two years after graduating from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. DiSanto began studies in alternative medicine, and is now a Doctor of Acupuncture, a Doctor of Sonopuncture Therapy, a Doctor of Ayurvedic Medicine, a Doctor of Homeopathic Medicine, and a Doctor of Laser Therapy.
Sonopuncture, often referred to by its trademark name of Acutonics®, has its foundation in the philosophy of oriental medicine and the acupuncture tradition. However, instead of needles, sonopuncture uses vibrational sound healing to stimulate the acupuncture meridian points on a patient’s body.
Practitioners use an ultrasound device to transmit sound waves to the acupoints of the patient, which facilitate the unblocking of energy (or qi). Sonopuncture is sometimes combined with musical instruments or other vibration devices, such as gongs, chimes, tuning forks, and Tibetan bowls.
The advantage of sonopuncture over acupuncture is that sound waves can penetrate deeper into the muscle tissue in areas not typically reached by needles. Furthermore, for patients like the elderly and children who fear needles, sonopuncture may represent a less intrusive form of therapy.
Sonopuncture is useful in treating many of the same disorders that acupuncture does. Health problems such as post-surgery pain, headache, menstrual cramps, tennis elbow, fibromyalgia, myofascial pain, osteoarthritis, lower back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, and asthma may respond to sonopuncture therapy.
Vinson DiSanto is board-certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians. After graduating from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. DiSanto pursued studies in alternative medicine, earning a Doctor of Acupuncture and a Ph.D. in traditional/oriental medicine.
Vinson DiSanto, DO, currently serves as the Medical Director for Spectrum Services in Miami. Dr. DiSanto has practiced medicine for over 25 years and is board certified in anti-aging medicine.
When you see your doctor for an annual physical, he or she will often ask you how you’ve been sleeping. A new study suggests that your answer to that question may help doctors determine if you’re in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease. Scientists believe that beta amyloid plaques cause much of the brain damage associated with Alzheimer’s disease. However, noticeable mental decline often occurs at a very late stage in the disease, after a person has developed irreparable brain damage.
Now researchers have noticed that, in mice, sleep disruptions occur in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease when the plaques first being to develop. Mice who developed the plaque started displaying an interrupted sleep schedule, sleeping 25 percent less in a 24 hour period. While the researchers caution that the results from mouse studies do not always apply to human beings, the finding suggests several new possibilities for the early detection of Alzheimer’s.