Dr. Criselda Abad-Santos, MD

Psychiatry  |  
Female  |  
Age 53
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Dr. Criselda Abad-Santos, MD
Dr. Criselda Abad-Santos, MD is a psychiatry doctor who practices in Woodland Hills, CA. She is 53 years old and has been practicing for 24 years. Dr. Abad-Santos is affiliated with Cedars - Sinai Medical Center.

21900 Burbank Blvd Ste 300

Woodland Hills, CA 91367

Contact Information

(818) 992-3121

Dr. Criselda Abad-Santos, MD

Dr. Criselda Abad-Santos, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Ameriben
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Shield of California
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Choice
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • Health Net of California
  • HealthPlus
  • 17 More

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Care Philosophy

Dr. Cris is a skilled and experienced psychiatrist who has helped clients just like you build richer, more rewarding lives. She completed her psychiatry residency training at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons in Manhattan, New York in 1999. She has over 14 years of clinical experience treating various psychiatric conditions. She provides individual, family and couples therapy, and medication management.
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Dr. Abad-Santos' Experience

Dr. Abad-Santos' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Psychiatry
  • No malpractice claims found
  • Sanctions found
  • Board actions found


  • Psychiatry
  • Addiction Psychiatry
  • Geriatric Psychiatry

Board Certifications

Dr. Abad-Santos does not have any board certifications listed.


Conditions Treated

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Acute Stress Disorder (ASD)
  • Addiction
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
  • Anxiety
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Combination Drug Dependence
  • Depression
  • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Grief
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Opiate Dependence
  • Panic Disorder
  • Phobia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Relationship Issues
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Social Phobia


  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Couples Therapy
  • Family Psychotherapy
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychological Testing
  • Psychotherapy Services

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

2 Sanctions
  • Other (9/1/2017)
    Action Taken: Probation
    Summary: Please reference the following Document
    Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    State: California
  • Violated terms of probation (4/1/2015)
    Action Taken: Probation
    Summary: Please reference the following Document
    Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    State: California
1 Board Action
  • Professional Misconduct (6/4/2013)
    Action Taken: Agreed Order with Terms and Conditions
    Summary: Please reference the following Document
    Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    State: Delaware


  • University Of The Philippines System / Institute Of Health Science
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1986
  • University Of The Philippines College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1993
  • St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Columbia University College Of Physicians & Surgeons
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1996
  • St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Columbia University College Of Physicians & Surgeons
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1999

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Abad-Santos has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Abad-Santos has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Abad-Santos' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Abad-Santos to family and friends
based on 11 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Abad-Santos' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
in Sherman Oaks, CA |
This doctor was disrespectful to me from my first to very last appointment regarding my diagnosis and symptoms. Furthermore, her staff overcharged my insurance company as well as my copay. What was truly unprofessional was that she avoided/ignored my calls or emails when I brought up these charges totaling over $400. Eventually her office fully compensated me, but she made it very difficult to resolve and refused to take it seriously because I had a mental illness.
in Woodland Hills ca |
She is a horrible doctor, a fraud and doesn't care about patients just about insurance money. I called to get a prescription refilled and she first said she had to see me then she said that if I just paid her my copay she did not have to see me, basically just wanted my insurance money. I also saw her five times to get the right medicine when I kept telling her symptoms, she doesn't know what she is doing. Worse psych I have ever seen.
Tarzana, CA |
Very unprofessional, I saw her for a year, if it wasn't for the fact that she prescribed what I asked for I would not have seen her so long. She double books appointments and blames it on others. She failed to submit an authorization form for my Rx for over a month;every time I called to get an update she would say she never received the request from the pharmacy. Said she accepted my insurance but I ended up paying out of pocket because she lied. Over bills insurance and finishes sentences.
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Dr. Abad-Santos accepts 31 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna EPO
    Aetna HealthFund CDHP
    Aetna POS
    Aetna PPO
    Behavioral Health
    Choice Open Access POS
    Choice Plus POS II
    Choice POS
    Choice POS II
    Choice PPO
  • Ameriben
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Anthem Blue Cross
    Anthem Blue Cross of California EPO
    Anthem Blue Cross PPO
    Prudent Buyer PPO
  • Assurant Health
    Bronze Plan 001 HDHP
    Bronze Plan 002 HDHP
    Bronze Plan 003 HDHP
    Bronze Plan 004 HDHP
    Bronze Plan 005 HDHP
    Catastrophic Plan 001 HDHP
    CoreMed Bronze 1 HDHP
    CoreMed Gold 1 PPO
    CoreMed Silver 1 HDHP
    Gold Plan 002 PPO
    Platinum Plan 002 PPO
    Silver Plan 001 HDHP
    Silver Plan 002 PPO
    Silver Plan 003 PPO
    Silver Plan 004 HDHP
  • Blue Shield of California
    Added Advantage POS
    Basic PPO
    Blue Shield of California PPO
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
    Behavioral Health
    Cigna EPO
    Cigna Network
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • Community Health Choice
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) POS
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Health Net
    Health Net POS
    Health Net PPO
    Medicare PPO
    Tricare PPO
  • Health Net of California
    Health Net of California POS
  • HealthPlus
  • HealthPlus Amerigroup
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Husky Health
  • inHealth
  • INTotal Health
  • Medica
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
    Medicare Advantage PPO
    Medicare of California PPO
  • Midwest Health Plan
  • Molina Healthcare
    MHNet - Behavioral Health
    Molina HMO
  • Peach State Health Plan
  • Simply Healthcare Plans
  • Staywell (Wellcare)
  • Triwest
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • UnitedHealthcare of California
    Central and Southern California HMO-High
    Central and Southern California HMO-Standard
  • Wellcare of Georgia

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Hospitals where Dr. Abad-Santos has admitting privileges

Cedars - Sinai Medical Center
8700 Beverly Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90048
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