Dr. Criselda Abad-Santos, MD

PsychiatryFemaleAge 58

Psychiatry

Dr. Criselda Abad-Santos, MD is a Psychiatry Specialist in Woodland Hills, CA and has over 29 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from University Of The Philippines College Of Medicine medical school in 1993. She is affiliated with Cedars - Sinai Medical Center. Her office accepts new patients.

Dr. Criselda Abad-Santos, MD

Criselda C Abad-Santos, MD

21900 Burbank Blvd Ste 300 Woodland Hills, CA 91367 ()
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1 disciplinary action Found
No malpractice claims found for California
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Abad-Santos' Top Procedures and Conditions

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Dementia or Depression Screening
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Dr. Abad-Santos performs Dementia or Depression Screening more than 80% of her peers

Dr. Abad-Santos performs this procedure more than 80% of her peers

Psychological Evaluation
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Dr. Abad-Santos performs Psychological Evaluation more than 80% of her peers

Dr. Abad-Santos performs this procedure more than 80% of her peers

Psychiatric Evaluation
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Abad-Santos performs Psychiatric Evaluation more than 80% of her peers

Dr. Abad-Santos performs this procedure more than 80% of her peers

Dr. Abad-Santos' conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Stress Disorder (ASD)
  • Addiction
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alcohol Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Alcohol or Substance Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
  • Anxiety
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Combination Drug Dependence
  • Couples Therapy
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Psychotherapy
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Grief
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Opiate Dependence
  • Panic Disorder
  • Phobia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Psychological Evaluations Prior to Bariatric Surgery
  • Psychological Testing
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Psychotherapy Services
  • Relationship Issues
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Social Phobia

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Dr. Abad-Santos accepts the following insurance:

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)
Medicaid
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
Medicaid
CareSource
Medicaid
Cigna
Behavioral Health
Cigna EPO
Cigna Network
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Community Health Choice
Medicaid
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
HealthNet
Medicaid
Medicare PPO
Tricare
Tricare PPO
Health Net of California
Health Net of California POS
HealthPlus
Medicaid
HealthPlus Amerigroup
Medicaid
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Medicaid
Husky Health
Medicaid
inHealth
Medicaid
INTotal Health
Medicaid
Medica
Medicaid
Medicaid
Medicare
Medicare Advantage PPO
Medicare of California PPO
Midwest Health Plan
Medicaid
Molina Healthcare
Medi-Cal
Medicaid
MHNet - Behavioral Health
Molina
Molina HMO
Peach State Health Plan
Medicaid
Simply Healthcare Plans
Medicaid
Staywell (Wellcare)
Medicaid
Triwest
TriCare/TriWest
UnitedHealthCare
Medicaid
UnitedHealthcare of California
Central and Southern California HMO-High
Central and Southern California HMO-Standard
Wellcare of Georgia
Medicaid

Dr. Abad-Santos' Reviews

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3.0

Based on 12 ratings

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I am reading these other reviews and I can’t believe it Dr. Santos has been my psychiatrist for over three years and she is absolutely the best She is an angel sent to me by God She has helped me through some of the hardest times of my life and she will continue to I will be her patient forever I truly love her and highly highly recommend her to anyone About a year or so back she did have an issue with her billing clerk which has all been taken care of To the person that said that she will just prescribe any drug that you ask for that is completely untrue she prescribes what is necessary to help your quality of life You work together with her and she has the final say I would probably not be here if it wasn’t for her I could go on and on I love her I feel anyone saying anything negative besides the billing which is been corrected there must be some misunderstanding I would welcome anyone to contact me and have a conversation about her :-)
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Christine Cox – Oct 07, 2020
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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.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
10 people found this helpful
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Amber L in Sherman Oaks, CA – Jun 17, 2016
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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.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
7 people found this helpful
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Gerri Holland in Woodland Hills ca – Mar 30, 2016
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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.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
8 people found this helpful
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Tarzana, CA – Jan 07, 2016
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About Me

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...Read more

Specialties

  • Psychiatry
  • Addiction Psychiatry

Education

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

  • English
  • Tagalog

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Dr. Abad-Santos frequently treats Dementia or Depression Screening, Psychological Evaluation, and Psychiatric Evaluation. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Abad-Santos treats.

Where is Dr. Criselda Abad-Santos, MD's office located?

Dr. Abad-Santos' office is located at 21900 Burbank Blvd Ste 300, Woodland Hills, CA 91367. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Abad-Santos speaks Tagalog and English. View profile to see all.

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Criselda C Abad-Santos, MD

Criselda C. Abad-Santos, MD21900 Burbank Blvd Ste 300 Woodland Hills, CA 91367
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Cedars - Sinai Medical Center

West Hollywood, CA

82% Patients that would definitely recommend, 12% higher than the national average

24 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2022)