Dr. Teresita Santiago-Escalera, MD, FACOG

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Annual Pap Smear / GYN Exam
82-12 151st Ave., Howard Beach, NY, 11414
372 Post Ave., Suite 106, Westbury, NY, 11590
109-33 71st Road, Suite 2G, Forest Hills, NY, 11375
2950 Hempstead Turnpike, Levittown, NY, 11756

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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.

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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!!!

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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 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.

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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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Dr. Santiago is very thorough with her check ups. Just too bad she doesn't deliver

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Very friendly and answered all my questions.

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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 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.

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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.

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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!

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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 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!

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She was very easy to talk to.

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Very cute and clean office.I was early for my appointment and they took me right away!

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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.

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MD was very professional. Office was clean. Wait time less than 30 minutes. I will always come back here.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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Dr. Santiago very Profesional Great Doctor 100% Will Recommended

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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.

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Great doctor, clean office and nice staff

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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