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Dr. Rafael Santiago, MD

Pulmonary Disease ·  Male · Age 67

Dr. Santiago

Rafael M. Santiago, M.D.

225 E Sonterra Blvd Ste 217 San Antonio, TX 78258

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(210) 481-3119


Dr. Rafael Santiago, MD is a pulmonologist in San Antonio, TX and has been practicing for 34 years. He graduated from University Of Puerto Rico School Of Medicine, Medical Sciences Campus in 1978 and specializes in pulmonary disease and sleep medicine.


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(210) 481-3119

Dr. Santiago accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
HealthKeepers Plus POS
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Advantage PPO
Blue Card PPO
Blue Choice HMO
Blue Choice POS
Blue Plan 65 Medicare Supplement HMO
Blue Plan 65 Medicare Supplement PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care
Choice Care Network PPO
Choice Care PPO
Choice PPO
Freedom
Freedom HMO
Freedom PPO
Gold
Gold Choice
Gold HMO
Humana EPO
Humana HMO
Humana POS
Humana PPO
Medicare Advantage HMO
Tricare
Medicare
Special Needs Plan SNP
Molina Healthcare
Molina
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Principal Financial Group
UnitedHealthCare
Basic PPO
Choice
Choice Plus
Choice Plus EPO
Choice Plus HMO
Choice Plus POS
Choice Plus PPO
Commercial HMO
Fiserv
Golden Rule HMO
Golden Rule POS
Golden Rule PPO
Medicare Advantage HMO
Options EPO
Options POS
Options PPO
PacifiCare Texas
Secure Horizons
Select Plus EPO
Select Plus HMO
Select Plus POS
United Healthcare EPO
United Healthcare HMO
United Healthcare POS
United Healthcare PPO

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Texas
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Santiago's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Sleep Apnea
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Santiago treats Sleep Apnea more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Santiago treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Central Sleep Apnea
Sleep Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Santiago treats Sleep Disorders more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Santiago treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute insomnia
  • Advanced Sleep Phase Disorder
  • Breathing-Related Sleep Disorders
  • Central Sleep Apnea
  • Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorder
  • Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder
  • Drug-Induced Insomnia
  • Endogenous Insomnia
  • Excessive Daytime Sleepiness
  • Fatal Familial Insomnia
  • Infantile Sleep Apnea
  • Insomnia
  • Insomnia With Sleep Apnea
  • Irregular Sleep-Wake Pattern
  • Jet Lag
  • Narcolepsy
  • Non-24-Hour Sleep-Wake Syndrome
  • Pediatric Sleep Disorders
  • Primary Insomnia
  • Problem Sleepiness
  • Psychophysiological Insomnia
  • Psycho-Reactive Insomnia
  • REM Sleep Behavior Disorder
  • Secondary Insomnia
  • Shift Work Sleep Disorder
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep-Talking
  • Sleep-Walking
Pulmonary Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Santiago treats Pulmonary Disease more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Santiago treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Santiago's conditions and procedures:

  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Breath Testing
  • Breathing Disorders
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Bronchospasm
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Fiberoptic Bronchoscopy
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Nodule
  • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Procedures
  • Respiratory Diseases
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Management
  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep Study
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

Dr. Santiago's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Santiago

4.6

Based on 16 reviews

5 Stars
87.5%
(14)
4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
6.25%
(1)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
6.25%
(1)

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Dr Santiago treats me for two things and I think he’s great. His assistants are very helpful anytime I have problems I have to
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Cannot rate him high enough with Robert.magnificent group.the most thorough.gteat
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Great Doctor, but his staff not friendly AT ALL!!
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Dr. Santiago is very thorough when evaluating your condition. He orders the necessary tests to confirm what he believes it to be. He spends a good deal of time with his patients and listens very carefully. I highly recommend Dr. Santiago for your pulmonary needs. His billing office sucks though. They do not follow through with what they say they are going to do.
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Very knowledgeable about possible treatment to help manage asthma better. Only had one visit and I think he is very good. I am impressed with his level of knowledge. Very professional.
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One of most professional, caring and understanding Doctors I have seen. Dr. Santiago listened to my concerns, answered my questions, did not rush me in anyway and was very thorough with my examination. Without a doubt I would highly recommend Dr.Santago. The staff is also amazing, professional and extremely helpful.
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Enjoyable visits, Dr. Santiago is very professional and always seems to be genuinely interested in patient's health.
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About Me

Care Philosophy

As a doctor my primary goal is to provide my patients with caring and professional service in managing their pulmonary and sleep medicine needs.

Specialties

  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Sleep Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Sleep Medicine

Education

1985
Barnes Jewish Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1981
Barnes Jewish Hospital
Residency Hospital
1979
Jewish Hospital Wash University
Internship Hospital
1978
University Of Puerto Rico School Of Medicine, Medical Sciences Campus
Medical School
1974
Duquesne University
Undergraduate School
1985
1981
1979
1978
1974

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Affiliated Hospitals

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Methodist Hospital

San Antonio, TX

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)

Baptist Medical Center

San Antonio, TX

70% Patient experience rating, 1% higher than the national average