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Sharyl J. Santema, MD

Pediatrics
Accepts New Patients
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About
Serving all people by providing personalized health and wellness through exemplary care, education and research.

LanguagesEnglish
Ages SeenInfants and Toddlers (ages 0-2), Children (ages 3-11), Adolescents (ages 12-18), Newborns (0-28 days)
Hospital Affiliations
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Temple
  • Baylor Scott & White McLane Children's Medical Center - Temple
Insurance Accepted
*Accepted plans and benefits may vary by location.
INSURANCE PLAN
ACCEPTS NEW PATIENTS
Aetna - Aetna Signature Administrators
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Aetna - Choice POS II
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Aetna - Elect Choice
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Aetna - Health Network Only
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Aetna - Health Network Option
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Aetna - HMO
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Aetna - Managed Choice
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Aetna - Open Access Elect Choice
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Aetna - Open Access HMO
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Aetna - Open Access Managed Choice
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Aetna - Open Access Select
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Aetna - Open Choice PPO
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Aetna - QPOS
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Aetna - Select SM
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Aetna - US Access
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Bronze
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Gold
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage HMO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Silver
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Choice Plus
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Choice PPO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Essentials
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Essentials Access HMO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Premier
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Premier Open Access HMO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Federal Select PPO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage - EFH Retirees
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage - Oncor
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - ParPlan
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - STAR Kids
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Traditional
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Cigna - CAC Plan
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Cigna - Cigna Choice Fund
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Cigna - EPO
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Cigna - Flexcare
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Cigna - HMO
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Cigna - HMO Open Access
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Cigna - HMO/POS
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Cigna - LocalPlus
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Cigna - LocalPlusIN
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Cigna - Network
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Cigna - Network Open Access
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Cigna - Network POS
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Cigna - Open Access Plus
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Cigna - POS
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Cigna - POS Open Access
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Cigna - PPO
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Healthscope - DART ACO
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Healthscope - DART ACO Flex
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Humana - ChoiceCare
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Humana - ChoiceCare Preferred Network
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Humana - Commercial HMO Plans
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Humana - Commercial PPO Plans
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Humana - Medicare Advantage Plans (exclude Southwestern Health Resources Network)
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Humana - National POS
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Medicare Railroad - Medicare Railroad
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Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Individual/Family
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Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network - Large Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Network-Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Individual/Family
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Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Choice Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Choice Preferred Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - Cigna PPO Network - Out-of-Area Member Plan
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Scott & White Health Plan - Texas Statewide PPO
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Scott & White Health Plan - PHCS/OPTUM - PPO Network - Out-of-Area Member Plan
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Scott & White Health Plan - 2018 SeniorCare (Cost) Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - McLane Group Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred PPO Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred EPO Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO - Large Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - ERS BSW Preferred HMO Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - TRS - Active Care Participants Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - 2018 Vital Traditions Medicare Advantage Network (HMO)
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Scott & White Health Plan - SeniorCare Advantage HMO
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Scott & White Health Plan - SeniorCare Advantage PPO
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Scott & White Health Plan - RightCare STAR Medicaid Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - PPO & HSA
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - SEQA & EQA
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Superior - Ambetter Balance Care - Silver
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Superior - Ambetter Essential Care - Bronze
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Superior - Ambetter Secure Care - Gold
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Superior - CHIP
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Superior - CHIP Perinate
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Superior - Foster Care
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Superior - STAR
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Texas Medicaid & Healthcare Partnership (TMHP) - TMHP Pediatric Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN)
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Texas Medicaid & Healthcare Partnership (TMHP) - TMHP Pediatric Medicaid
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Tricare - Tricare Extra
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Tricare - Tricare Prime
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Tricare - Tricare Select
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UnitedHealth - AARP Medicare Complete
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UnitedHealth - Charter EPO
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UnitedHealth - Charter HMO
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UnitedHealth - Charter POS
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UnitedHealth - CHIP
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UnitedHealth - Choice +HMO
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UnitedHealth - Choice EPO
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UnitedHealth - Choice HMO
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UnitedHealth - Choice Plus POS
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UnitedHealth - Core Choice Plus POS
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UnitedHealth - Core EPO
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UnitedHealth - Core HMO
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UnitedHealth - Dual Complete Medicare Advantage
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UnitedHealth - Group Medicare Advantage
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UnitedHealth - Medicare Complete
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UnitedHealth - Medicare Gold
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UnitedHealth - Medicare Silver
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UnitedHealth - Navigate EPO
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UnitedHealth - Navigate HMO
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UnitedHealth - Navigate HMO+
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UnitedHealth - Navigate POS
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UnitedHealth - Nexus ACO OA
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UnitedHealth - NexusACO R
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UnitedHealth - Options PPO
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UnitedHealth - PPO
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UnitedHealth - Secure Horizons
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UnitedHealth - Select +
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UnitedHealth - Select EPO
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UnitedHealth - Select HMO
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UnitedHealth - Select Plus POS
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UnitedHealth - STAR
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UnitedHealth - STAR Kids
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UnitedHealth - STAR+PLUS
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UnitedHealth - UHC West Signature Value Gated HMO
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Insurance listings are subject to change without prior notice. Please call the physician's office or health plan to verify coverage information prior to scheduling your visit or procedure. PPO Network Agreements include participating Employers and/or Administrator only. Not all members participating in contracted networks have in network access. Networks include Beech Street, HealthSmart, PHCS and Texas True Choice. In network participation is updated on a monthly basis by the network.
Background
Education
  • Residency: Pediatrics, Brooke Army Medical Center (1990)
  • Medical School: Medical Doctor, University Of South Dakota Medical Center (Sioux Falls) (1987)
Certifications
  • Pediatrics (General Cert) - American Board of Pediatrics
Industry Relationships

Baylor Scott & White Health’s vision is to be the most trusted name in giving and receiving safe, quality, compassionate healthcare. As part of that vision, Baylor Scott & White Health is committed to dealing honestly, fairly and with integrity in all matters to provide exemplary patient care, broaden medical knowledge, train the next generation of physicians and support outside relationships that promise public benefit.To that end, Baylor Scott & White Health physicians may collaborate with health care industry partners such as pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device companies (collectively referred to as Industry) to help develop medical breakthroughs, or provide medical expertise or education.To promote professional and commercial integrity in such matters, physicians who are employed, contracted for administrative duties or performing research with Baylor Scott & White Health seek advanced approval for certain new Industry relationships, and report their Industry relationships and activities to the Office of Corporate Compliance annually for review.

Baylor Scott & White Health publicly discloses reported payments to these physicians and their immediate family members of $5,000 or more from Industry companies with which the physicians interact as part of their professional activities.The information on this website may differ somewhat from information on other publicly available databases due to different reporting periods, definitions, or reporting requirements.Patients may visit CMS’ Open Payments Database for more information, and should feel free to speak with their physician about relationships with Industry.

As of May 13, 2019, Sharyl J. Santema, MD  has reported no outside relationship with Industry that is applicable to this listing.

Reviews(130)
Overall: 4.8*
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Aug 22, 2019
Dr. Santema is wonderful. We adore her and can't express enough our confidence in her care.
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Aug 20, 2019
she is great. Asks and answers questions, caring and considerate.
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Aug 19, 2019
Dr.Santema is awesome and the best Care provider for my kids,we Love her since day one.
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Aug 18, 2019
I love Dr. Santema. she always takes the time to explain things and is very good with my kiddos
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Aug 13, 2019
we love Dr. Santema. she is thorough and straightforward and always addresses our kids directly while still including us in the discussion.
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Aug 11, 2019
she was excellent! We are extremely pleased and excited to have her as our new pediatrician.
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Aug 9, 2019
I have been going to Dr.Santama since my daughter has was born she has also provided care for my older two daughters and she's always been a wonderful doctor
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Aug 7, 2019
We've had Dr. Santema for our pediatrician for over 18 years and 5 kids. She has always been great. The staff at the West Pediatric Clinic know us we'll also.
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Aug 3, 2019
Sharyl is the best doctor ever! Thank you for the outstanding service you provide every time.
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Aug 2, 2019
Awesome Dr. she does her job exceptionally well!
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Jul 31, 2019
Dr.Santema is an excellent provider. She truly cares about my children and always makes it seem like they are her only priority. She listens and sincerely takes intrest in all my childrens questions. She connects with them and makes them feel at ease. She is an amazing provider.
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Jul 31, 2019
Dr. Santema always takes her time with my children. She cares about their well being not only health wise but in therir everyday lives. She takes her time to connect with them. She always goes above and beyond to probide excellent care for my children.
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Jul 30, 2019
she listens to us and explains things well. she spends time checking with us to go over milestones that are important
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Jul 27, 2019
Love Dr. Santema!!!!
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Jul 24, 2019
Dr Santema took excellent and thorough care of my son.
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Jul 22, 2019
i love the way the dr explains everything to me its always a pleasure ri see her and she cares about kyliegh well being couldnt ask for a better doctor we love her
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Jul 16, 2019
thank you for you're time concerns for my children
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Jul 13, 2019
Dr. Santema is the best!
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Jul 4, 2019
She did an amazing job. Did great explaining everything. And was able to provide information about clinic after hours, etc. I would definitely recommend her & this clinic to anyone
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Jun 27, 2019
dr. Santema is always great! having a teenager she spoke to him about a teenage life and decisions. she was very informative.
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Jun 26, 2019
Dr Santema always listens and explains her answers in plain English. No concern is to silly to talk to her about.
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Jun 25, 2019
Dr. Santema is an excellent Doctor Who takes her time is very thorough.
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Jun 18, 2019
Both of my kids have seen Dr. Santema since they were both newborns. We are no longer living in the Temple area, but continue to make the drive to see Dr. Santema. I appreciate the time she takes answering any questions we may have as well as being very genuine.
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Jun 13, 2019
Dr Santema was very thorough and caring towards my child. She took the time to explain ways to bring her temperature down and answered all my questions.
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Jun 8, 2019
Dr. Santema is the best pediatrician! It is very obvious how deeply she cares for all of her patients!
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Jun 5, 2019
She is amazing and I am so blessed to have her as m uth sons Dr.
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Jun 4, 2019
loved it
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Jun 4, 2019
she gave me exactly the info I needed to help my child that night.
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May 23, 2019
i have used Dr Santema for my last three children ever since i first found her. I recommend her to every parent I know. I have had five children and several pediatricians before her but she is by far the best in care she tells you in a great bedside manner that cannot be matched .
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May 19, 2019
she was great
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May 15, 2019
Dr. Santema is a great health provider. She spents quality time with the patient and makes sure we have all information we need before leaving her office.
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May 7, 2019
I was really surprised by the way the provider answered my question where I could really understand them and she took the time to make sure our needs were met.
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May 5, 2019
great care!
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May 3, 2019
excellent as always
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Apr 29, 2019
Dr. Santema is amazing! As well as the whole staff of nurses, medical assistants to the ladies in the front. amazing!
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Apr 23, 2019
I love dr. Santana as a provider! She extremely friendly and executes her job well.
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Apr 20, 2019
we love Dr. Santema. The kids are comfortable with her, she talks to them at their level, involves them in her exam. she is compassionate, thorough, direct, and to the point.
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Apr 17, 2019
she was very helpful and eased my concerns :-)
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Apr 16, 2019
Dr. Santemma is the best doctor we've ever been to. we love her.
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Apr 16, 2019
I love Dr Santema!! all my kids will be treated by her for as long as she works there!!!
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Apr 12, 2019
the Doctore did an excellent job. knew her patient. read chart prior to coming in. very concerned about the issues. was not rushed, took her time with us which meant a great deal. overall she is the best doctor I have ever seen.
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Apr 11, 2019
thank you
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Apr 9, 2019
Amazing as always.
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Apr 9, 2019
She was very friendly but felt like our visit was very rushed. I don't believe she stated her name or even mentioned my sons name. When i explained my concerns I felt like she brushed them off.
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Apr 5, 2019
doctor treating us great
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Apr 4, 2019
Dr. Santema is always caring, thoughtful and extremely professional.
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Apr 4, 2019
Love Dr. Santema she's the best!
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Apr 3, 2019
Dr. Santema provides thorough and gentle care every time we see her!
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Apr 2, 2019
Dr. Santana is wonderful. She saw my granddaughter this time but has seen my son also about 10 years ago and I love how she explains things to the parents where they can understand.
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Mar 31, 2019
Dr Santema is the best! She has always listened and gave great advice and taken very good care of our little ones.
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