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Dr. Teresita Santiago-Escalera, MD, FACOG

OB-GYN

Professional statement

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.

In-network insurances

  • 1199SEIU
  • AARP
  • Aetna

Specialties

  • OB-GYN

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Long Island Jewish Medical Center
  • Plainview Hospital
  • Syosset Hospital

Board certifications

  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Education and training

  • Medical School - Ponce Health Sciences University, Doctor of Medicine
  • University of Hawai‘i, Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Metropolitan Hospital Center (Residency)

Professional memberships

  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1245542570

Office locations

The Woman's Health Pavilion

2950 Hempstead Turnpike

Levittown, NY 11756

The Woman's Health Pavilion

82-12 151st Ave.

Howard Beach, NY 11414

The Woman's Health Pavilion

109-33 71st Road, Suite 2G

Forest Hills, NY 11375

The Woman's Health Pavilion

372 Post Ave., Suite 106

Westbury, NY 11590

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Very nice people and the doctor was so professional thank you
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Very compassionate and professional.
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She was awesome...
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Great experience at Dr. Santiago’s office! The staff was extremely pleasant and friendly. There was almost no delay in being seen and I felt like they took their time with me. Highly recommend!
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It went well just they should be a bit flexible when patients arrive before appointment time .
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La doctora Santiago es super amable igual que sus colaboradoras, me explicó con detalle cada duda que yo tenía, además habla español. I recommend her. Thank you Dr. Santiago.
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I'm very please with their services. They are been very patience with me ??. I recommend them! Everyone is very nice especially the ultrasound tech!
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Good
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The wait time was less than 15 minutes. The staff was super friendly and understanding. Highly recommend to anyone! Great Staff!
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My visit went very well
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The front desk was extremely RUDE! But the doctor herself and the medical assistant (Gaby) were amazing. The doctor was extremely knowledgeable and informative regarding my situation therefore I’ll definitely be going back.
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Good , quick and efficient
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Muy buena dra te pregunta te revisa cómo debe de ser
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My actual appointment was with Brittany, she was very professional and reassuring. Would definitely recommend.
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I saw the physicians assistant who was great. Staff were all very nice. Convenient location with parking. My only “complaint” is that you have to come back in 6 mo for BC refill which is a little inconvenient but ok.
Less than 1 year ago
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Excellent , very informative and staff highly attentive
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Hace unos días visité por primera vez a la doctora Teresita Santiago. Ella y su equipo muy amables y profesionales, la doctora se tomó su tiempo para explicarme con detalle todas mis dudas. Definitivamente volveré y la recomendaré.
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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 Techwas really nice too. For being a new patient I felt welcomed. Definitely recommend this practice to anyone. Thank you for everything.
Less than 1 year ago
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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.
Less than 1 year ago
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very welcoming and patient.
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Was not seen by Dr. Teresita Santiago-Escalera, but was seen my Tori who was attentive and attentively listened to my concerns.
Less than 1 year ago
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I love it here! The wait time is reasonable and I always feel comfortable and well taken care of .
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Great
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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 :)
More than 1 year ago
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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.
More than 1 year ago
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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 comingin around my appointment time. However, once they called me in to be seen, it was quick. They answered all my questions and were friendly.
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Nurses, staff and Doctor Ashley was amazing. They were very patient and answered all my questions. Made me feel comfortable and at ease.
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Great staff..excellent Doctor...
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Dr.Katis Martin is amazing! So helpful and friendly. She makes me feel comfortable and answers all my questions. Thank you!
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Excellent staff!!!
More than 1 year ago
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Very professional. Curteous . Excellent clinical skills .
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The staff was friendly and efficient. Dr Santiago has a great bedside manner. I will definitley be coming back to this doctor and practice.
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they got me waiting there for the longest
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Great Dr approched all my concerns I will go back to her.
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I didn't see Dr. Santiago-Escalera but her physician assistant and everyone else were great!!!
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Great bedside manner. Very informative and pleasant.
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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.
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She was very informative. I would definitely recommend here!!
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La doctora fue muy profesional y gracias a dios es bilingüe y pude explicarle bn mi problema
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She was very pleasant and so was her staff. I felt comfortable.
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She was very professional, listened to my concerns, and was friendly. I highly would recommend seeing her.
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Excelent atention
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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 wasrude. 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.
More than 1 year ago
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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.
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Very friendly and answered all my questions.
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Dr. Santiago is very thorough with her check ups. Just too bad she doesn't deliver
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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.
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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 andof 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.
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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!
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I went to her purely for 5 star ratings. It was a normal visit, nothing extraordinarily great. Will go back again.
More than 1 year ago
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