Dr. Rita Saldanha, MD


Internal Medicine | Female

Dr. Rita Saldanha, MD

Dr. Rita Saldanha, MD is an internal medicine doctor who practices in Chicago, IL. She is 65 years old and has been practicing for 25 years. Dr. Saldanha is affiliated with Advocate South Suburban Hospital, Presence Saint Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center, Saint Mary Campus, Presence Saint Joseph Hospital - Elgin and Norwegian - American Hospital.

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Dr. Saldanha's Performance
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  • Average wait time
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
Oak Forest, IL |
Spent over 4 hours in the office, and about 10 minutes of that was with the MD. Didn't ask if I had any questions. Entered orders in computer for labwork, got to the lab, they had no orders. Entered orders for other things, never told me how to obtain or schedule appointments for these. FIND A DIFFERENT DOCTOR!
in Chicago, IL |
I've been going to Dr. Saldanha's office for nearly a year. She's the worst primary physician I've ever had. Well, I haven't even met her. I've only seen her physician assistants because apparently she's never in the office. I just use Dr. Saldanha's office to obtain referrals anyway. She referred me to a HORRIBLE doctor once. He diagnosed me incorrectly. Glad i got a second opinion. Her staff is hot & cold. Sometime they're helpful and other times they're rude & less than helpful. Go elsewhere
in IL |
Never saw Dr. Saldanha. Requested lab work & was given a copy of another patient's medical info. I asked to see Dr. Saldanha specifically but the physician assistant always showed up. Physician assistant made my illness worse. She told me to eat dairy products to help with gastritis. Later I was rushed to urgent care in severe pain. Urgent care doctor said dairy was the worse thing I could eat for gastritis and it was why I was in so much pain. I'm reporting her to IDPR! HORRIBLE DR & STAFF!!
in Chicago, IL |
If I could give less than one star I would. I don't understand how this Dr. still has a license. She was very unprofessional. I waited for over five hours to have her see me. Once she was in the room with me, it seem like she didn't even care about what I had to say. There was no bedside etiquette. She had the nerve to take a personal call on her cell while in the room with me speaking in her native language. Save your money and time and find another doctor who cares.
in Oak Forest, IL |
The staff had no concern, not even a polite smile, for any of the patients waiting 4+ hours in the waiting room regardless of scheduled appointments. The staff was rude and cold. An assistant went into the waiting room comparing two other patients medical info to explain wait, breaching HIPAA. It was dirty. Unprofesional. I left without being seen after 4 hours. I will be requesting a new Primary through my insurance. Do not waste your time, money, privacy, and well being on this incompetence.
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Dr. Saldanha's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Internal Medicine
  •  No board certification on record with Healthgrades
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Medical School
    Kasturba Medical College Manipal, Manipal University

    Graduated in 1992

  • Residency Hospital
    John H Stroger Jr Hospital of Cook County

    Completed in 1998

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Internal Medicine

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