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Pulmonology & Sleep Medicine - Cary

110 Kildaire Park Drive
Suite 310
Cary , NC 27518

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Monday
8:00am - 4:30pm
Tuesday
8:00am - 4:30pm
Wednesday
8:00am - 4:30pm
Thursday
8:00am - 4:30pm
Friday
8:00am - 4:30pm
Pulmonology & Sleep Medicine - Cary

WakeMed Cary Hospital

1900 Kildaire Farm Road
Cary , NC 27518

About Me

Dr. Alberto Santos is a physician with board certification in sleep medicine and neurology. He brings decades of experience in treating a broad range of sleep disorders and related neurological conditions – often in partnership with pulmonologists and other specialists. His specialties include the treatment and diagnosis of sleep disorders including sleep apnea, snoring, CPAP/BiPAP issues, REM behavior disorder, daytime sleepiness and restless leg syndrome.

Dr. Santos has practiced in hospital and private practice settings both here in the US and in Brazil, where he was responsible for starting one of the first private sleep centers in the country. He joins WakeMed most recently from the Presbyterian Medical Group in Albuquerque, NM where he treated patients at the Presbyterian Sleep Disorders Center.

Earlier in his career, he served as medical director for three Baylor, Scott & White Medical Center sleep labs in Plano, TX and also led the Polysomnography program at the Allied Health Department of the School of Health Sciences at the University of Texas at Brownsville/Texas Southmost College. In Brazil, he served as Chair of the Sleep Medicine Institute for several years.

Dr. Santos enjoys partnering with his patients to develop the best plan of care through discussion and education. In his free time, Dr. Santos enjoys outdoor activities such as running, biking and skiing. He is fluent in English, Portuguese and Spanish.

Education

Medical School:
The University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil (1990)

Fellowship:
The University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM (1990)

Internship:
The Reading Hospital, West Reading, PA (1990)

Residency:
The University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM (Neurology)<br><br>The University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil (Neurosurgery)<br><br>The University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil (Neurology) (1990)

Board Certifications

Sleep Medicine, Sociedade Brasileira de Sono (Sleep Medicine)

Clinical Neurophysiology, Sociedade Brasileira de Neurofisiologia Clinical (Clinical Neurophysiology)

Neurosugery, Sociedade Brasileira de Neurocirurgia (Neurosugery)

Psychiatry & Neurology (Sleep Medicine), American Board of Internal Medicine

Psychiatry & Neurology (Neurology) Registered, Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists, American Board of Internal Medicine

Provider Ratings

4.5 out of 5

(243 ratings)

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

75 Reviews

09/25/2023

The sleep study process was very smooth and I got my results and machine timely.

09/24/2023

There concern for my health.

09/15/2023

Talk to Santos, and his associates were excellent, expedient, and very professional. I would recommend them to anybody.

09/12/2023

I really appreciate seeing diversity in any work setting but especially medical.

08/07/2023

Dr. Santos was outstanding!

08/04/2023

The entire process, from scheduling to my appointment with Dr. Santos was very good. A great tream!

08/04/2023

I just love Dr. Santos!

08/31/2023

Everything

08/03/2023

Excellent team effort

08/27/2023

Dr. Santos and his staff were professional and service was excellent!

08/21/2023

Everything was great

08/17/2023

Check in was quick and didn’t wait in the waits room or exam room long before the dr. Was coming in. Excellent service throughout the visit.

08/17/2023

Very satisfying

08/16/2023

Everything!

08/12/2023

not really ladies at front desk were very pleasant

08/10/2023

The Doctor really listened to me.

08/10/2023

Dr Santos was very thorough in his explanations of my results.

07/03/2023

Dr. Santos, was very knowledgeable and very good answer our questions as well as taking sufficient time even asking if there were further questions that he could answer for me. Appreciated his bedside manner very much.

07/29/2023

Everyone made me feel very comfortable

07/28/2023

Everything was, including the wait time.

07/28/2023

Waiting time was adequate.

06/08/2023

On this tele conference, only interacted with Dr. Santos. As always, Dr. Santos is very patient focus and he is very likeable

06/07/2023

Truly the whole experience was excellent! The empathy, listening, understanding, and explanation made me feel as if I was the only patient. It was a fantastic experience.

06/06/2023

All was expert from appt start to finish.

06/04/2023

Everyone was great.

06/25/2023

I had very excellent customer service from the team. it my first visit. i really was surprised of wonderful job Everyone was friendly and welcoming

06/22/2023

the staff courtesy

06/19/2023

Yes the doctor really took a special interest in explaining the procedure going forward and gave me a very clear understanding

06/19/2023

Staff was extremely courteous.

06/17/2023

The care and professionalism of Dr Santos

06/17/2023

I was not there long enough for anything "outstanding" to occur. I was very comfortable with the staff and they seemed to work ver efficiently. I will probably have more to say on my next visit.

06/16/2023

Comfortable with the staff

06/13/2023

I think the services provided for the sleep studies (I had 2) was excellent. The facilities were clean and everything was well-organized. I would highly recommend this doctor and the staff to others.

06/10/2023

Everything was excellent, nurses helped with getting me a wheelchair and handling it carefully and where friendly and curious! Dr. Santos was very understanding and listen to me and explained everything to me to me so I could understand things! So I was say it was a great doctor's visit and thank each and every one whom help me!

05/31/2023

Every aspect.. very positive and professional

04/06/2023

Although I arrived on the wrong day at the wrong time they were able to squeeze me in and take care of my needs

04/10/2023

Everything

03/07/2023

As always, Dr. Santos and his staff are personable, cheerful, and professional!

03/31/2023

Staff was helpful, polite and took care of my needs at appointment.

03/30/2023

Dr Santos. His demeanor, patience , actively listening, not rushed. Took his time to explain what we needed to do and moved quickly to get the ball rolling.

03/30/2023

Dr Santos took time to make sure all answers to my questions were fully understood

03/27/2023

Nurse practitioner was very helpful.

03/26/2023

Everyone was really kind, considerate, and professional, especially the nurse who took my vitals. Overall it was a really pleasant experience and I feel hopeful I will receive the care and treatment I need.

03/21/2023

Very professional.

03/20/2023

Great customer service

03/17/2023

Able to get a friendly nurse and caring. ) unfortunately I don’t remember her name). Great service.

03/14/2023

He listened and took time to explain

03/12/2023

Pleasant and willing to answer any questions I asked no matter how simple. So glad I went.

03/11/2023

All staff and physician provided excellent care and service!

02/23/2023

The communication from the doctor and staff was excellent. I always knew what was going to happen next and why. Everyone was extremely polite and welcoming!

02/23/2023

The Doctor's response for my request for a new C PAP machine

02/22/2023

Dr. Santos was amazing. He put me at ease and answered all concerns & questions. So thankful. Alicia at Sleep Center was equally amazing. Patient, kind, knowledgable, she made it comfortable for me to relax & be more stress free. Very good at this work!

02/20/2023

I had a telemed appointment. The reminder call and appointment was perfect.

02/18/2023

Everything

02/17/2023

Everything is always great

02/13/2023

Rhonda was very good to work with in setting up my Telemedicine visit. She promptly answered my e-mail questions and was great to work with in setting up the call to talk with Dr Santos.

12/23/2022

The service was Very Good

12/19/2022

Everything was very well done

12/19/2022

It was good to talk to the staff there and good service with my health..

12/13/2022

The sleep study was good. Nice room and helpful staff.

12/12/2022

Everything went well, no complaints

11/17/2022

Good rxperience

11/11/2022

Dr Santos is caring and professional

10/31/2023

Dr Santos was very proud of my progress & told me to keep it up.

10/26/2023

Dr S was informative and patient in his care.

10/20/2023

Everything, job well done.

10/18/2023

Overall reception/check-in, Dr. Santo's knowledge in explaining, bedside manner great,

10/18/2023

Everything I ask it was answered thank you

10/16/2023

He was good at explaining how my sleep was going.

10/15/2023

Dr Santos is an understanding provider with knowledge and helpful tips to stay healthy.

01/03/2023

All members that I had contact with were very courteous and professional.

01/25/2023

Scheduling and timely excellence!

01/23/2023

The telephone appointment with Dr. Santos worked out very well! I think annual follow up visits is an excellent way to do annual visits!

01/19/2023

Receptionist, nurse taking vitals, and Dr Santos were to the point, while making sure I understood the entire process of a sleep study and subsequent results-next steps. I was in and out in 20 minutes!

01/12/2023

Nice facility. Bright and open