Dr. Criselda C. Abad-Santos, MD

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Dr. Criselda C. Abad-Santos, MD

Psychiatry | Female

Criselda C Abad-Santos, MD 21900 Burbank Blvd Ste 300, Woodland Hills, CA 91367 Get Directions

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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.Read more

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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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Specialties

  • Psychiatry
  • Addiction Psychiatry
  • Geriatric Psychiatry

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Stress Disorder (ASD)
  • Addiction
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • 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
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Relationship Issues
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Social Phobia

Procedures Performed

  • 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.

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  • 2
    Sanctions

    Dr. Abad-Santos has received 2 sanctions

    More What is a sanction or disciplinary action
    • Violated terms of probation  (4/1/2015)
    • Action Taken: Probation
    • Summary: Please reference the following Document
    • Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    • State: California
    • Substandard Care, Incompetence or Negligence  (3/30/2012)
    • 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

    More What are board actions
    • Professional Misconduct  (6/4/2013)
    • Action Taken: Agreed Order with Terms and Conditions
    • Summary: Please reference the following Document
    • State: Delaware
    • Documentation: Download here (PDF)
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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

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors

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  • Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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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
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Dr. Abad-Santos' Office & Staff

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Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
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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.