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Sharyl J. Santema, MD

Pediatrics
Accepts New Patients
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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 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 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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Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance - DFW ConnectedCare
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage HMO
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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 - 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 - Cigna Choice Fund
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Cigna - EPO
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Cigna - HMO
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Cigna - HMO Open Acces
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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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FirstCare Health Plans - CHIP
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FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Access PPO Network
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FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Advantage Dual SNP (HMO SNP)
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FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Select HMO Network
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FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Select Plus HMO Network
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FirstCare Health Plans - STAR Medicaid - MRSA
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Healthscope - DART ACO
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Healthscope - DART ACO Flex
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Humana Behavioral - Tricare Members only
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Humana - ChoiceCare
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Humana - Commercial HMO Plans
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Humana - Commercial PPO Plans
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Humana - Humana Preferred
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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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Medicare - Traditional Medicare
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus HMO
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus PPO
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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 - Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred PPO Network
Accepts New Patients
Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - PPO & HSA
Accepts New Patients
Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - SEQA & EQA
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Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Group
Accepts New Patients
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
Accepts New Patients
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 - 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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Superior - STAR+PLUS
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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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TriWest - VA-PCCC
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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 - 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 - 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 - Options PPO
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UnitedHealth - PPO
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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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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
  • Medical School: Medical Doctor, University of South Dakota Medical Center (Sioux Falls) (1987)
  • Residency: Pediatrics, Brooke Army Medical Center (1990)
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 11, 2020, Sharyl J. Santema, MD  has reported no outside relationship with Industry that is applicable to this listing.

Reviews(84)
Overall: 4.8*
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Sep 13, 2020
knowledgeable
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Sep 13, 2020
Excellent experience.
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Sep 6, 2020
Dr. Santema is the most caring, thoughtful and utmost professional.
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Aug 21, 2020
Knowledgeable and related to my daughter well. Patient and did not rush through the appointment. That means a lot. Thank you.
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Aug 21, 2020
my daughter felt happy and comfortable during the entire visit.
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Aug 11, 2020
best Dr ever!
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Aug 10, 2020
very thorough
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Aug 8, 2020
very good
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Aug 8, 2020
Excellent service as always
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Aug 5, 2020
love this office! The staff is always great and I would not choose anyone other than Dr. Santema. she has seen my kids since they were born and has always been the best!!
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Aug 4, 2020
She took care of us and I appreciated not being rushed about and felt she had the time to listen to our concerns. I do no like it when we feel rushed at annual appointments. This time was fantastic.
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Jul 14, 2020
Dr. Santema is the best
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Jul 11, 2020
Dr. Santema has been our pediatrician for over 10 years. I would never want another. She is so knowledgeable, understanding, accommodating. I could continue with her accolades. She is simply an outstanding physician and person.
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Jul 11, 2020
Dr. Santema is the best! She has taken excellent care of my kids since they were newborns. She's always so caring and informative
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Jul 8, 2020
Dr. Santema went above and beyond to answer any questions that my daughter and I had, my daughter felt very comfortable with her and when we left the clinic my daughter said we need more cool doctors like her
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Jul 7, 2020
I've taken my 3 children to Sharyl ever since my daughter was little and she 21 now. Sharyl is very knowledgeable, caring, and patient. The only way I would change physicians is if she retired. She's like family to us.
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Jul 7, 2020
good doctor
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Jun 20, 2020
i have had Dr Santema for most of my daughters life and she is bar none one of the absolute best! she is very intelligent, articulate and has an amazing bed side manner. with teenager moms, this is crucial!
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Jun 13, 2020
always great seeing Dr. Santema. she's very thorough. love having her
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Jun 11, 2020
we love Dr Santema! she has been our pediatrician since my oldes was born in 1998. she knows everything about my boy and I appreciate the way she communicates with me. (and she has had to have some difficult conversations with me through the years). we love our doctor!
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Jun 5, 2020
awesome
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May 31, 2020
The care was excellent
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May 31, 2020
great
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May 28, 2020
She is so good with my kids. They love her
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May 23, 2020
I absolutely love Dr. Santema and my kids do as well. She has the most amazing bedside manner and speaks to you as a doctor and as a mother at the same time. She remembers everything about all my kids back to when they first came to her. I wish all doctors made me feel this way. Love, Love Love her.
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May 16, 2020
Dr. Santema is an amazing, knowledgeable and caring human being.
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May 14, 2020
As always, Dr. Santema is the upmost, caring and professional provider we have met for our children.
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May 13, 2020
she never rushes, she always answers questions and she is a great provider
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May 7, 2020
she is very friendly, welcoming and she listened our concerns. I can tell she is a good doctor with experience not only based everything on checklist and books like other pediatrician. We like her for our child.
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May 2, 2020
Dr Santema always makes us feel like we are the only patient and we can talk about whatever we need to. She has great tips and ideas and we love her!!
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Mar 29, 2020
she is the best she is my kids pop and I love the fact that she cares not only about they health but wellbeing in life events as well
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