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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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Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance - DFW ConnectedCare
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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 - 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 - BSW Preferred HMO Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred PPO 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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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 - ERS BSW Preferred HMO Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network - Large Group
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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 - McLane Group Network
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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 - PPO Network-Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - RightCare STAR Medicaid Network
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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 - TRS - Active Care Participants Network
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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(116)
Overall: 4.6*
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Dec 29, 2019
Very caring & understanding! Tells you everything need to know & how to deal or do! Great & awesome doctor
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Dec 28, 2019
very educational first visit. glad to have her as our new PCM
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Dec 28, 2019
great doctors
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Dec 24, 2019
very understanding. was able to redirect me in the direction I needed to be
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Dec 12, 2019
She is a great provider. Makes her patient feel at ease, holds good conversation with him and ask all the right questions.
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Dec 10, 2019
Dr Santema is very knowledgeable and thorough. She takes her time and answers all questions.
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Dec 10, 2019
Dr Santema is an excellent dr who is very thorough and answers all questions or concerns you may have.
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Dec 10, 2019
Dr. Santema is a great doctor for our daughter! I had concerns about her development but she put me at ease, that she is actually doing very well. Love Dr. Santema.
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Dec 9, 2019
Dr. Santema is very personable and caring. My daughter and I learn valuable information about my daughter's development and health which is greatly appreciated.
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Nov 27, 2019
Dr.Santema was wonderful!
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Nov 16, 2019
Care provider rushed through our concerns, was chastising and brash throughout the visit, and refused to explain the medical studies behind her assertions. Our questions were not meant to question her medical judgment, but to confirm the data and correlations as related to our child's health. If this was the normal care provider we see, I would actively look for another medical professional.
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Nov 14, 2019
She was awesome. very friendly and informative. Set us all at ease.
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Nov 9, 2019
We love the care and consideration we receive at every visit. Dr. Santema has been my daughter's pediatrician since she was born, 13 years now.
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Oct 31, 2019
not sure if she was having a bad day or what but she acted as if she just didn't care to do more to try and figure out what was wrong with my child. had to take my child to the e.r and I definitely will not be scheduling my child's e.r follow up with this doctor. she will be going to an whole different clinic
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Oct 29, 2019
worked us in quickly and superior service.
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Oct 26, 2019
Dr Santema is great! Very caring and intelligent and respectful of patient and family. Takes time to explain to patient and family!
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Oct 8, 2019
She is an all around great person and one of the best pediatricians that I know.
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Oct 8, 2019
She is very caring and professional.
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Oct 6, 2019
Dr. Santema is extremely knowledgeable and an excellent diagnostician. She has a wonderful bedside manner and is able to communicate effectively with my teenage son - that is no small feat.
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Oct 5, 2019
Dr. Santema is greatly appreciated for her expertise and kindness towards clients.
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Oct 3, 2019
Dr. Santema is an all around awesome provider. She is attentive to our medical concerns and very professional at all times.
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Oct 2, 2019
Dr. Santema is great. Very knowledgeable and reassuring. The waiting time at the front desk to check in was too long.
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Sep 27, 2019
everyone in the clinic was amazing
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Sep 27, 2019
Dr.Santema is always consultant in her care from the time he was born until now. Patient care us her #1 priority.
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Sep 26, 2019
very friendly and made sure my child knew she was a part of our conversation and explained everything so we could both understand what was going on
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Sep 25, 2019
thoughtful, knowledgeable, caring
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Sep 25, 2019
Dr. Sentema is a fabulous health card provider. she has a way of working well and I understanding the way a teenager thinks, which is helpful to her patient and parent. she's very knowledgeable professional and empathetic. she exerts herself in getting her medical advice on the level of both patent and patient. she's amazing and we both really like her.
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Sep 24, 2019
great
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Sep 23, 2019
She does a good job of explaining things
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Sep 20, 2019
I appreciate Dr. Santema coming in and seeing us when the care provider we were scheduled to see didn't come in for a while. She mentioned walking by and seeing our door closed and realizing we hadn't been seen so she came in and took care of us. Thank you.
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Sep 18, 2019
very well taken care of
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Sep 18, 2019
Dr Santema is great! she provides clear & helpful information and is so caring & gentle with my toddler.
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Sep 17, 2019
I wanted to discuss the possibility of my child developing asthma and instead she stated that my child was overweight by 5 pounds and that US TEXANS are fanatics of football and that I should choose a different sport for him. she went along with saying that she is from Oklahoma and they love basketball. she said that for Christmas my gift to him should be for him to lose 5 pounds. my son has never been told by any of his previous providers that he was OVERWEIGHT due to him being so tall. I was outraged that she would tell my son he is FAT! my son is 6 and he left feeling so bad about himself. she is the WORST provider I have EVER seen. she should be FIRED!
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Sep 11, 2019
Dr. Santema has always been thorough, quick, and takes time to explain every step until parents are confident they undestand. she thinks ahead and always gives extra each and every visit. we love her .
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Sep 9, 2019
Dr. Santema always provides good care to all of my daughter's.
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Sep 9, 2019
so kind, very informative! great doctor!
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Sep 7, 2019
always enjoy seeing Dr. Santema
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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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