Changing Communities One Patient At A Time
Ever impatiently waited in a doctor’s office? Sit for 20-30 minutes, nurse checks vitals for 5, doctor comes to the room for 5 minutes, and nurse returns with prescription in hand. Goodbyes, payment, scheduling and it’s over. Sound familiar?
Dr. Castel Santana, M.D., at MorFit Medical, boldly challenges the corporate model that says success equals more patients in less time. He says much of his philosophy for medicine rests on the following statement, “A good physician is a good listener.”
Previously, he practiced in a local hospital and found it limited his ability to fully care for patients. Now, about a year and half later, Santana runs a new, integrative, wellness center located in Edmond called MorFit Medical. Firmly resting on the 5 Pillars of Health, MorFit offers holistic and individualized patient care for a variety of conditions including PTSD, allergies, lifestyle changes, hormone-replacement therapy and chronic illness.
The 5 Pillars of Health are:
- • Medical Wellness
- • Physical Wellness
- • Mental Wellness
- • Spiritual Wellness and
- • Aesthetic Wellness
Combining the best of Eastern and Western medicine, each pillar supports a person’s overall health. After an initial consultation, Santana and his staff walk alongside patients, facing issues together. His passion for the health of his patients is undeniably contagious. MorFit Medical achieves harmony between “being a minimalist in medicine and a realist.” Santana says, “medications are there for a reason and if you need it, then you need it. But, I always try to look and see if there is an alternative.”
And he doesn’t just coach his patients to live a clean-eating and fit lifestyle while he eats a bacon cheeseburger! He practices what he preaches, so his wife Courtney and son Lucca partner in this lifestyle at home. A beautiful symmetry exists across his lifestyle choices in both the public and private sphere. MorFit’s vision to serve the metro stretches beyond individual health. Santana believes that changing entire communities is the goal.
“Healthy communities are happy and prosperous,” he says.
Resources such as monthly educational events, partnerships with local gyms and a support base to help clients gain motivation all tie together at MorFit Medical. To take steps toward greater overall health visit their office at 2908 Via Esperanza Edmond, OK 73013 or online at MorFitMedical.com.
Santana is positively changing the definition of a physician.