Dr. Criselda Abad-Santos, MD
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Psychiatry | Female

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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.

Biography

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.

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    Dr. Abad-Santos' Reviews

    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Abad-Santos to family and friends
    2.8
    based on 11 total surveys (4 with reviews)
    Dr. Abad-Santos' Performance
    • Trustworthiness
      GOOD
    • Explains condition(s) well
      GOOD
    • Answers Questions
      GOOD
    • Time well spent
      GOOD
    Office & Staff Performance
    • Scheduling
      GOOD
    • Office environment
      VERY GOOD
    • Staff friendliness
      GOOD
    • Average wait time
      10 to 15 minutes
    Patient Reviews (4)
    Sherman oaks, ca |
    Anyone would be better off then coming here. Google crselda Abad Santos and you will quickly see why. A few years ago Santos was Living in CT where she was charged with over prescribing medication as well as not correctly diagnosing patients and not doing the required testing for it. For that she was put on probation for 3 years which I'm guessing is when she moved to CA. Again please go to anyyyyyy other psych. You don't want to end up with addictive medication as well as severe side effects.
    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' 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.

    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 board certification on record with Healthgrades
    •  No malpractice claims found
    •  Sanctions found
    •  Board actions found

    Background Check

    • 0
      Malpractice Claims

      No malpractice history found for California.

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    • 1
      Sanction

      Dr. Abad-Santos has received 1 sanction

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      • Violated terms of probation (4/1/2015)
      • Action Taken: Probation
      • Summary: Please reference the following Document
      • Documentation: Download here (PDF)
      • State: California
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    • 1
      Board Action

      Dr. Abad-Santos has 1 board action

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      • 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
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    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

    Education

    • Medical School
      University Of The Philippines College Of Medicine

      Graduated in 1993

    • Internship Hospital
      St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Columbia University College Of Physicians & Surgeons

      Completed in 1996

    • Residency Hospital
      St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Columbia University College Of Physicians & Surgeons

      Completed in 1999

    • Undergraduate School
      University Of The Philippines System / Institute Of Health Science

      Graduated in 1986

    Languages Spoken

    • English

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    Specialties

    • Psychiatry
    • Addiction Psychiatry
    • Geriatric Psychiatry

    Procedures Performed

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