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Dr. Sonia Salgado, MD

OB-GYN

Alexandria, VA

About Dr. Sonia Salgado

If you are experiencing shortness of breath, chest pain or any other emergency, please call 911. Dr. Sonia Salgado was born and raised on the beautiful Caribbean Island of Puerto Rico, and completed her specialty training at St. Luke.s Memorial Hospital. We call her Dr. Salgado, but others may call her Lt. Col. Salgado, as she has served 19 years in the United States Air Force. At Andrews Air Force Base, she was the Chairperson of the OB/GYN Department. Dr. Salgado joins our practice in 2007 with 17 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology. As a professional woman, a military officer, a wife and a mother, she has learned the importance of team work. Dr. Salgado employs the .team work. philosophy in working with her patients, and enjoys the patient who comes prepared with her questions and research. As a Board Certified physician in Obstetrics and Gynecology, this doctor has particular interest in vulvar disorders, sexual dysfunction issues, and hormone replacement therapy. Dr. Salgado is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and currently sits on the Quality Assurance Committee at Alexandria Hospital.

In-network insurances

  • AdvantageMD
  • Adventist Health
  • Aetna

Specialties

  • OB-GYN

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • The George Washington University Hospital
  • Inova Alexandria Hospital

Board certifications

  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Education and training

  • Medical School - University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine
  • Saint Luke’s Memorial Hospital, Ponce, Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1457404766

Dr. Sonia Salgado's office location

Physicians for Women

1500 N Beauregard Street, Suite 100

Alexandria, VA 22311

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This was my first time seeing Dr.Salgado and she was really nice. The office itself is also very nice. Arrive ahead of time so you can fill out the paperwork - you won’t be seen until you finish it.
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Dr.Sonia is very personable, friendly, and provided great recommendations . I felt very comfortable with her service.
Less than 1 month ago
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Dr. Salgado is a great doctor and I would definitely recommend her to any of my friends and family.
Less than 1 year ago
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Dr. Salgado is very professional. I’ve been her patient for 5 years. The office is well located and I was seen right at the appointment time.
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Good, Dr. Salgado is always proactive and I feel like I can talk to her very easily. Deborah G
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Great - will be going back. Very nice and informative and made me feel very comfortable. Was in and out in 45minutes despite being late!
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She's very brief but friendly which after reading the other comments seems to be the consistent experience. I went for an annual as a new patient and she asked no history whatsoever, which as a physician myself, was a bit surprising.I was lucky to have come prepared with my questions or else I don't think she would have asked if I had any
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Dr. Salgado is a great doctor, I will recommend her to my friends and family members!
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Staff could have been friendlier, but Sonia was really great.
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Dr. Salgado is the best. I have moved out of the area and continue to come here because I think she is a great, knowledgeable doctor.
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I would rate it as one of - if not - the worst annual pap experiences I've ever had. The nurse who brought me into the room was very short and rude when asking about pharmacy info -I would describe itas she talked at me not with me. She had me look up the address and phone number for her on my phone right there, before even starting. From that point forward I felt uncomfortable, like I was a burden for being there. I waited in the room longer than I have with other OBGYNs. When the Dr. arrived, I wanted to talk about IUDs but she was rushed and did not go in depth with me on this method - she seemed apprehensive to discuss. Because I already felt like a burden just by being there, I stopped pursuing the convo and still regret it. She finished her work and said she would be back with info on the IUD (which I was excited to hear because I could use it as another attempy to pick her brain), but that was the last I saw of her. Instead, the original, cold nurse came back handed me some pamphlets, told me that they would be calling my insurance to see if they covered IUDs, and I would have to call their office in a few days to hear if they were approved. Thanks, no thanks. The nicest person was the woman who drew my blood, she was very personable. However, when she drew it something must have happened because there was a bit of strange pain in my arm while the needle was in, I became light-headed and queasy, and for several days after I had bruising around the elbow.
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Dr Salgado is great. She was personable and I loved her feedback. The office is very nice and the Dr's were nice (they all spoke) when passing by. The staff on the other hand were intense. from the young lady thatcalled me at 8:00 to question my reasoning for my appt to the nurse that took my weight. These women need help in the customer service department....Fast!
More than 1 year ago
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She was very pleasant. I did think the visit could have been a bit more thorough - it seemed very rushed. Overall a good experience.
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I liked Dr. Salgado. However her nurse/medical assistant wasn't very friendly and she wasn't engaging. That would possibly prevent me from going again.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Salgado is excellent. I am definitely having her as my OBGYN.
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I was very happy with the service and how quick I was to go in. Honestly I'm a big girl and normally they have a hard time finding my veins and make it really painful but this was the best experience I've ever had. I highly recommend going here.
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This is my first time, so i highly recommed her. She was very friendly and knowledgeable.
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I was only with the doctor for five minutes or so for a very quick breast exam, but I do feel like I will be comfortable making this office my regular obgyn location
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Excellent
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I showed up half hour early for my appointment and was in and out. Nurse and Dr. Salgado are great, professional and easy to talk to.
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This appointment was cancelled!
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Most disinterested doctor I've ever seen. Dr Sonia's nurse doesn't care about anything and never gets back to you for any follow up.Her phone always goes on voicemail and turnaround time is about 20 days after you try and leave multiplevoicemail messages.The doctor comes in disinterested and in a not care mode - hurries to finish everything and runs out. Don't recommend this at all!!!!
More than 1 year ago
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Nothing but positive thoughts and experiences with Dr. Salgado and the staff in her office. Glad to have found my new doctor Alice moving here a year ago from the south.
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The office staff were very pleasant and I was taken back by the nurse within 5 minutes of completing my paperwork. The nurse was wonderfully friendly and Dr. Salgado was as well. Dr. Salgado was quick and efficient but was absolutelythorough and took the time to answer my questions and explain everything in detail. She was also gentle and comforting.
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She was awesome. Quick, gentle, efficient and very outgoing.
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I've been seeing Dr.Salgado for two years now. She is nice and sweet, and answers all your questions. She is never in a hurry to leave the room like some other doctors from their office. Highly recommend!
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She's very sweet. She's fast and friendly.
More than 1 year ago
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Today was my first visit to this office. I was seen right away. The nurse was very friendly and efficient. Dr. Salgado is very personable, attentive, and knowledgeable. She spent enough time with me and answered all of my questions. I will definitely return to this office.
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I would see Dr Salgado again. The nurse prior to seeing Dr. Salgado was super nice & did not make it an uncomfortable experience. The dr came in shortly after and was friendly, informative & discussed all procedures prior to proceeding.
More than 1 year ago
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I will definitely see her again! She was personable and genuine, yet professional.
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She was very professional and nice! I loved her!
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I waited over an hour which was way more frustrating than the lack of thoroughness of the appointment. I was only there for my annual and didn't have any additional questions so I was ok with the little amount of timeshe spent on my appointment. I could see it bothering me if I was pregnant or if I had questions.
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Was okay but everything was little bit fast. But the doctor was ok.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Salgado kept me waiting for an hour. The nurse had her back to me the whole time she was asking me questions as she typed on her computer. As a new patient, Dr. Salgado didn't bother to introduce herself, askme about my medical history, and had awful bedside manner when I shared with her my concerns. Beyond that there was no organization of how to follow up, next steps, etc. I left feeling completely disrespected and rushed. She clearly was trying to get out of the door as soon as possible and didn't care to explain things thoroughly. AWFUL! Do not go to her.
More than 1 year ago
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I trusted the ratings on ZocDoc to find a new OB/GYN- and I'm happy I did! Dr. Salgado made me feel so comfortable and took her time to talk to me before and during the exam. She's wonderful and I'm very glad that I found her. Thanks, ZocDoc!!
More than 1 year ago
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Unbelievably great bedside manner; gave me her cell number so I could text if I want a certain Rx!!! Tops in every way.
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It was very good and she asked me very positive health questions and provided good health and welness reminders
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Dr. Salgado was fantastic! Very welcoming and made an uncomfortable situation fairly simple to get through. I would highly recommend her! The only draw back, was I did wait about an hour from the time I arrived until I actually saw her.
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Dr. Salgado wasn't the problem. The front desk staff was unprofessional. Giggly and loud, not the right demeanor to have in a doctor's office.
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Very comprehensive, friendly and easy to talk to. Answers your questions with a calm, gentle approach. Certainly puts patients at ease!
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I love that she was able to offer great advice on my needs and find the perfect product that works be for me. She took the time to listen to me.
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Dr. Salgado was very informative, understanding and a true professional. She was quick on the exam and gentle. I highly recommend her! And her staff was very good too. The only downside is the office is run down.
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She was very straightforward and knowledgeable. She was my 3rd opinion and she gave me a recommendation that meet all my concerns and needs. I will make her my new GYN.
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Very nice!
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I loved her
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Great office all the way around!
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Dr. Salgado is amazing! She listens and she is very attentive.
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I made an appointment on ZocDoc which didn't show up in their system (f/u with the office) and they STILL made time for me and treated me with the utmost respect. Dr. Salgado was amazing, had great bedside manner, and seemedgenuinely interested in learning about me as a new patient. She took her time, was very open to certain questions I asked, and laughed with me on several occasions. The nurses and front desk staff were also wonderful. My annual pap smear has never been easier, minus the bump in the road regarding scheduling. I will continue to see Dr. Salgado as long as she is in this office.
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The practice and Dr. Salgado are fabulous.
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Excellent Doctor. I highly recommend her!
More than 1 year ago
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