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Qualifications and Experience
Dr. Teresita Desirée Santiago-Escalera joined The Woman's Health Pavilion in 2012. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from University of Puerto Rico after completing a Bachelors' degree in Biology. Dr. Santiago acquired her medical degree from Ponce School of Medicine in Puerto Rico, where she earned Honors in Surgery, and served as President of her class. She started her specialty training at New York Medical College at Westchester Medical Center and Metropolitan Hospital Center. Dr. Santiago then moved to Hawaii, and fulfilled her specialization in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Hawaii's Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children, where she acted as Chief resident. Dr. Santiago is currently affiliated with North Shore-LIJ Health System at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and Syosset Hospital. Dr. Santiago is fluent in English and Spanish.
Verified Patient Reviews
It was my first time going to this practice and everyone was so nice and helpful. The Medical Assistant answered all my questions that I had. The PA was really nice as well she explained everything to me. The Ultrasound Tech was really nice too. For being a new patient I felt welcomed. Definitely recommend this practice to anyone. Thank you for everything.
very welcoming and patient.
Was not seen by Dr. Teresita Santiago-Escalera, but was seen my Tori who was attentive and attentively listened to my concerns.
I love it here! The wait time is reasonable and I always feel comfortable and well taken care of .
This was my first time meeting Dr. Santiago n from the onstart she was n is one of the sweetest ladies ever n made me feel very comfortable with what is going on.....her assistant Michelle was also very kind sweet n caring....ty ladies for all you did :)
The wait was over an hour, but I chalked it up to the fact that I was a new patient there, despite arriving an half hour earlier to my appointment. They were also relatively crowded with a lot of people coming in around my appointment time. However, once they called me in to be seen, it was quick. They answered all my questions and were friendly.
Nurses, staff and Doctor Ashley was amazing. They were very patient and answered all my questions. Made me feel comfortable and at ease.
Great staff..excellent Doctor...
Dr.Katis Martin is amazing! So helpful and friendly. She makes me feel comfortable and answers all my questions. Thank you!
Very professional. Curteous . Excellent clinical skills .
The staff was friendly and efficient. Dr Santiago has a great bedside manner. I will definitley be coming back to this doctor and practice.
they got me waiting there for the longest
Great Dr approched all my concerns I will go back to her.
I didn't see Dr. Santiago-Escalera but her physician assistant and everyone else were great!!!
Great bedside manner. Very informative and pleasant.
The doctor and staff were great, they made me feel very comfortable and less nervous. They answered all of my questions and were super polite.
She was very informative. I would definitely recommend here!!
La doctora fue muy profesional y gracias a dios es bilingüe y pude explicarle bn mi problema
She was very pleasant and so was her staff. I felt comfortable.
She was very professional, listened to my concerns, and was friendly. I highly would recommend seeing her.
Dr. Santigao was great, she listened to my concerns and even took a quick follow-up phone call a few days later when I had forgotten a question I had wanted to ask during my visit. The staff were all very professional. Highly recommend.
Dr. Santiago-Escalera was very professional, kind and efficient. I really appreciated her respect of my time and comfort. She explained the diagnosis, and gave me a reasonable expectation of the interventions. However, the secretary was rude. I asked a couple questions and the secretary's response was to raise her voice and not answer the question. She was a little unprofessional.
My visit was great. The staff was friendly and extremely efficient. I was called in to see the doctor right away. The doctor was knowledgeable and had a very nice bedside manner.
Dr. Santiago is very thorough with her check ups. Just too bad she doesn't deliver
Very friendly and answered all my questions.
Dr Santiago and her staff were very attentive and thorough. Bedside manner exceptional from desk, to nurse, to MD, to sonogram technician. Great experience!!! Waited a little while (really not much anyway), but when you're getting high-quality service like the one given here, it is worth the wait.
Excellent office and staff! Not my favorite type of doc to have to see but they made me feel as comfortable as possible. Everyone from the front desk admin, to the sonogram tech, to the assistant that gets intro information and of course Dr. Santiago were all extremely professional, polite and patient. Office is clean and I didn't wait at all, but I had an 8AM appointment.
I went to her purely for 5 star ratings. It was a normal visit, nothing extraordinarily great. Will go back again.
She made me wait for a insane amount of time, came in the room spoke extremely fast and rushed my first ever pregnancy appointment. The next time she saw me she did the same thing. Thinks her time is too valuable to give any attention to her patients.
There was only one person ahead of me at the desk when I arrived. I was given forms to fill out (quick process), and 5 minutes later I was taken to the exam room. Got a sonogram right there which was great. Answered a few preliminary questions with a very friendly and patient assistant, and then waited on the doctor which I think was a little longer than their usual wait time because someone came in to let me know that the doctor was delayed because of a patient issue. Thanks for the notice, it happens. Still I did not wait long. I've experienced long waits, so for me it was not bad at all, maybe 10 minutes. Once I did meet her, I immediately felt very comfortable. She's so calm and is a true professional with a great bedside manner. She seemed very knowledgeable, answered all my questions, reviewed the sonogram results, gave me a few options for an issue I was having, and referred me to another specialist for the other. I was very pleased with my visit. These were issues that I've had for quite a while and that no one else has even bothered to address. Ob-gyn visits are not my favorite, but I have to say I really like the way they run that office. Everyone was very courteous and helpful. I wish more doctors would take heed. I for one, have found my gynecologist and will not fret over my next visit. I very highly recommend Dr Santiago!
Doctor is ok, front desk they are the worst employee ever give notice 2 days before a colposcopy that my insurance doesn't cover. No common sense at all. Worst experience ever!!!!! They SUCK!
I absolutely love this place! Today i went in for a sonogram. Its my first time ever having one as well as my first time ever coming to this facility. Everyone was so pleasant, friendly and very professional. My doctor (Teresita) was very friendly, patient and thorough. She answered all of my questions without me even having to ask. I will definitely recommend coming to her. From the doctors down to the staff everone was wonderful . It was a great experience. I will definitely continue coming back!
She was very easy to talk to.
Very cute and clean office.I was early for my appointment and they took me right away!
Me sentí muy bien, porque su forma sencilla y amena me inspiro' mucha confianza. Decidí' elegirla como mi Ginecóloga, además puedo expresarme bien porque habla Español, como yo.
MD was very professional. Office was clean. Wait time less than 30 minutes. I will always come back here.
Dr. Santiago-Escalera is the best! She always answers all of my questions thoroughly, she isn't judgemental & she is so kind & caring. I absolutely love her! The staff there is amazing as well.
It was the shortest wait time.She is a lovely doctor and listens to any problem u may have.The medical staff were great,very professional.I would recommend Dr.Santiago highly,very through.I have been going to her for a few years. Lucille P.8-9-16
I arrived early for appt since it was my first visit and front desk staff person seemed a bit annoyed. Otherwise the staff members were okay. The doctor was good. She answered all my questions and I felt comfortable with the exam. Waiting area was pleasant. I plan to return.
Such a pleasure to find a Dr who can do a pap smear in a gentle way. This appointment was great Dr Santiago really shows compassion for her patients. I would definitely recommend her to anyone! Very professional and she took time to address all my concerns
Dr. Santiago very Profesional Great Doctor 100% Will Recommended
Dr. Santiago-Escalera was extremely pleasant, understanding, courteous and very gentle. Her staff there are wonderful and conforting. It was my first time at this doctors office..... And let me go on to say it was 18 years for me to even go to a gyn because of nerves and fear. Other doctors in the past were not gentle or conforting at all. She and her staff made me extremely confortable and trusting. I definitely will stay with her and will from now on go for regular annual check ups.
Great doctor, clean office and nice staff
Very pleasant experience. Dr.was efficient and percise with exam as well as informative and answered all my questions. Office was very clean and organized. PA & sonogram tech were very nice and helpful.
She had a very good understanding of my problem, and treated me with compassion and professionalism. I would recommend Dr. Santiago-Escalera to anyone looking for a doctor who actually cares.
I was very impressed with Dr. Teresita Santiago-Escalera and her staff. Her staff was very professional as was Dr. Santiago-Escalera who was also very thorough and patient.
The staff and doctor were excellent. It was a thorough first time intake. The doctor was very professional, yet approachable. I was able to ask and tell her what I needed without feeling judged. I would highly recommend her.
Doctor Santiago is a nice doctor. She listened and ask questions about my health. The whoLe staff was very nice.
Very pleasant and professional.
She was very pleasant
The doctor was amazing, very professional and consultative, listened to everything I said and was very very thorough. Will definitely be coming back.
She was a really great doctor and very informative and through , despite the long wait I would go back.
She was quite quick, but nice. I sat waiting for over an hour and the actual appointment was done in 15 minutes.
My first time I was seen within half an hour, my second time I waited over an hour which sucked. But she is a really awesome Doctor who gets straight to the point. She is someone who's pretty direct and I really loved that about her.
I love it. Dr. Santiago was very informative and nice. All the girls were sweet and friendly. I highly recommended! !!!
I went there looking for answers and she was very clear and direct with me which I loved. She knows what she's talking about and created a plan of action for what I needed to be done.
The doctor and the nurses were very helpful and informative.
Muy amigables, profecionales, un trabajo muy cuidadoso y de confiaza definiticamente super contenta con mi visita.
everything went excellent!!
Great first visit. Will be glad to return.
Excellent doctor. Very knowledgeable.
Dr. Santiago was really great. I've never felt as comfortable as I was at a gyn.
I was seen by her assistant Tony-Marie and she was EXCELLENT!!! She was very knowledgable in answering my questions and explaining results thoroughly.
She was so welcoming and made me feel very comfortable. I will now being going to her next time definitely!
She was very easygoing and patient.
This is my second visit with Dr. Santiago. I have to say they have a nice, clean and organized office. They don't keep you waiting for long periods of time and the staff is friendly . I went in for a follow up and to get a renewal RX for birth control. The visit was in and out. Dr. Santiago is very professional and nice
Visit was excellent, the doctor was great, however, front desk personnel wasn't pleasant.
She and her staff were very thorough, communicative, and reassuring!
She was very nice and concern about my problem
She was great !!! I would highly recommend her the wait time was short and she was very nice and the staff was very professional. Overall its was a great visit.
Dr. Santiago was pleasant so was the office staff. However, they were very slow in getting things done. I arrived 30 mins earlier than my appointment and I wasn't seen until 45 mins after my appointment time. I filled out all the paper work before my arrival so it should have been an easy process. I would recommend the Dr. but they need to be more proficient.
Everyone in the office is extremely friendly and thoroughly explained everything to me during the visit, the sonogram tech printed 5 copies of my little peanut for me and even allowed me to hear the heartbeat! There is a screen in front of u during the sonogram so u can see everything that's she's seeing! I almost cried! What an amazing experience for a first time mother!
Everyone from the receptionist, to the nurses, to Dr. Santiago-Escalera herself were beyond accommodating and helpful! She took her time with her examination and I left feeling completely satisfied and well taken care of!
Very thorough exam. All my questions were answered. Very comfortable with the doctor. Just a note - leave early to find parking, the lot seems to have more spaces for the other corporate offices in the building and they were full.. Had to circle a bit before I found a spot.
Loved her! Very thorough and attentive! So happy I found a new gyn!
This was my first time going and I was very nervous - the reception women were very polite and helpful. The nurse who took my information was wonderful and the doctor was amazing. She explained everything she was doing. She made sure I was comfortable at all times. - I had a great experience and I look forward to going back and working with her
Pleasant staff and excellent bedside manner.
Dr. There's it's was amazing! She was extremely professional and her staff was so professional that I thought her nurse was a doctor. She took her time and spoke to me even gave me a natural remedy along with a perscription for an issue I am having. Doctors never give natural remedies! I will be returning to Dr.Teresita, and hopefully a long term patient.
Very friendly everyone from front desk to the doctor.
In comparison to the person I just left after 10 years, this office and it's staff was efficient, knowledgeable, kind, and they use state-of-the-art modern, up-to-date equipment which I never experienced before - a complete and thorough examination. I highly recommend visiting this office, which has a choice of physicians, if one prefers male or female doctors.
The staff was very professional and friendly. Office was clean and well organized.
When I arrived I was greeted nicely. However the forest hill office is not set up to take zocdoc appointments so they did not have me on file. They got all my information and she was able to get me in around the time I was scheduled. I was a first patient and when I see a lady doctor I like to make sure I'm comfortable. However when she saw me it was very short sweet and to the point. Not much "hi, hello, how are you" more of "ok lets get this done." I am hoping it is because they probably had to squeeze me in but either way I wish it were a little more welcoming.
Really professional and friendly. Everybody in the office was helpful and well matter.
At first I thought I was going to be satisfied, because the location was convenient and the place looks very nice,but I totally changed my mind after the visit and the follow up given.During the first visit I had to speak to an assistant to which I told about my concerns and when it was time to meet with the Dr. being the first visit she only addressed one of the issues and totally ignored the rest, being a GYN Dr. expected her to exam my breast as any other GYN Dr would I had other doctors I am 53 years old and this one is the only doctor that does not do something that is so normal, even if is a revisit.Follow up was over the phone with the PA I was never again able to speak to DR Santiago ,I tried calling a few times and was left on hold or disconnected.Very frustrating
It was excellent, great & wonderful , i felt very confortable there , & the spot is very clean & everybody is friendly ??
I made the appt for 11am but received a call that 11 was not available, but 10:15 was open. I agreed to 10:15, though the confirmation email still said 11am. The wait was 1 hour and 5 minutes before I was brought into a room. Then another 40 minutes in the room before the Dr. came in to see me. I'm glad I brought reading materials. Staff is nice and the place is clean, but I was not impressed with the wait time.
It was perfect , she answered my questions and there was no rush.
She was good. Straight to the point. Also, wifi in the office was helpful!
Dr. Santiago-Escalera was attentive and informative. I didn't feel rushed, which made up for the longer than expected wait time.
The staff was very kind.
She an amazing women . Very friendly answered all my questions and made me feel very comfortable . Office is clean and the staff are wonderful
Staff is wonderful and Dr. Santiago is excellent. Great experience.
It was good and very informative.
que consegui un personal profecional para solucionar mi problema de manera segura.
Dr Teresita is very friendly, love her professionalism and her ethics.
The doctor seem great but have only seen her once. Have been dealing with the assistant who is pleasant but not the person I really want to see. Might have to change gyno again
She's AWESOME. I also found the staff to be quite pleasant. Highly recommend!
Dr. Teresita Santiago is extremely professional, she takes the time to really listen and understand your concerns. Her staff is highly professional as well, they also take their time trying to get to know you.
The Dr. Was very thorough, told me exactly what she was about to do. I was very pleased with the dr. Thanks.
She is excelente doctor, i am vert happy and i William be ti continúe yo her
She was very nice. Took the time to really explain what she was doing, why, etc.
She was such an excellent doctor her staff very polite and nice I really really loved her !!!
The facility was very clean, and they appeared to be very good at what they do. Especially if you are looking to start a family/fertility treatments. My OB-GYN, was very nice, professional, efficient. I just felt like my visit was too fast. From the time I stepped foot in their office, until leaving the facility, was probably 40mins in total.
It was good, it would have been better if it the process were not so painful.
My first visit was excellent. The offices were very clean, and the doctors were professionals. I would recommend this to anyone. Also, the service was great.
Very kind, staff very attentive ,100% recommend
very nice person
The best I've had. I want her to be my permanent MD
My visit was great, i love Dr. Santiago she is nice explains everything in details she beautiful
They made me feel at home and safe in their care
Nice office, no waiting time. My appointment was at the end of the day, and it was noted that the doctor was exhausted, because she seemed a bit impatient. But she was very knowledgable.
Dr. Santiago-Escalera was knowledgeable, kind and professional.
Exelente ,estoy muy contenta con su atencion.
It was as good as going to the gyno can me. Doctor was great and the staff was wonderful. Thanks so much!
Love This Lady, First Time Going To The GYN, && She Was Very Nice To Me Especially For The Way I Was Over Reacting About The Exam. Happy I Made The Choice To Go To Her!!
Caring and personable nurses. Dr. Santiago has excellent bedside manner.
Excellent doctor, felt extremely comfortable! Was actually just going to rebook and no appointments found :-( hope she's not going!