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About Dr. Robert J Santella

Dr. Robert J Santella, MD is a Doctor primarily located in San Diego, CA. He has 48 years of experience. His specialties include Gynecology and Obstetrics & Gynecology. Dr. Santella is affiliated with Alvarado Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Santella has received 2 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

26 Ratings with 7 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Robert J Santella is Good. Dr. Robert J Santella has been rated by 26 patients. From those 26 patients 7 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Robert J Santella is 2.8 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Santella France L Mft

4531 College Ave
San Diego, CA 92115
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Specialties

Dr. Robert J Santella has the following 2 specialties

  • Gynecology
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Robert J Santella has the following 13 expertise

  • Pap Smear
  • Hot Flashes
  • Weight Loss
  • Weight Loss (non-surgical)
  • Pelvic Exam
  • Menstrual Pain
  • Infertility
  • Women's Health
  • Menstruation
  • Birth Control
  • Ultrasound
  • Menopause
  • Breast Exam

Board Certifications

Dr. Robert J Santella is Board Certified in 1 specialty

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Reviews

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PAST PATIENT

I HAD GIVEN HIM A 5 STAR REVIEW BACK IN 2011...SORRY TO SAY BUT ' TODAY; I TAKE ALL THE STARS BACK..HE SHOULD 'RETIRED..HE HAS FIRED ALL HIS 'OLD' STAFF...NOW, I SEE BY THE REVIEWS THAT IT IS TIME FOR HIM TO 'RETIRE'...last time I saw him was in 2015 and he was in 'total' meltdown'.....

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Good Doc, Bad Staff

I've been seeing Dr. Santella for about 20 years. He is a great doctor. He always figures out what's wrong when other docs fail, especially ER docs. He is courteous and professional. He doesn't dilly dally around. I've been very happy with him BUT his new office staff keeps me from going back. The receptionist is extremely rude. There aren't any soft tones to her voice at all. She's very rude, argumentative and extremely unprofessional. I've been a medical assistant for 20 years and have never experienced an MA doing this to patients. It's horrible. Because of her, I will seek a new doc and that's a terrible thing to have to do after 20 years. I give the doc 5 stars but because of his staff and how uncomfortable I am returning, I have to rate it this way.

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One Star

Dr. Santella's lack of respect and empathy towards his patients is disturbing. I left after having a very brief discussion in his office with him about my health history. He was extremely unprofessional, insensitive, and disrespectful. I did not stay for an exam. Also, the office was disgusting. The chair I sat in was stained with pieces of ripped up toilet paper/paper towels in it. I was hesitant to sit. I wouldn't bring my dog to a veterinarian if their office looked the way this office looks. Despicable.

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SAVE URSELF THE HORRIBLE EXPERIANCE

SAVE URSELF EVERYTHING HORRIBLE N GET ANOTHER DR. ASAP! TRUST ME, IF I HAD A DOLLAR FOR ALL THE COMPLAINTS, DR. /PAITIENT CONFIDENTUALITY BROKEN (IN THE OFFICE N RIGHT IN FRONT OF U, N EVERYONE ELSE) HE IS SADISTIC IN EVERYONE WAY.

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He is a good doctor but his new staff personnel just terrible. They don't know what they doing at all bunch of mistakes.Don't ever go there .

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  • Awards

    2 Awards

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2014)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • On-Time Doctor Award

    On-Time Doctor Award (2014)

    Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Santella is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

    48 Years Experience

  • New York Medical College

    Graduated in 1970

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Robert J Santella accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Basic HMO
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna HMO Deductible Plan CA only
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Savings Plus of CA
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
    • Aetna Vitalidad Plus CA con Aetna
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross California
    • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Small Group
    • Blue Cross CA Advantage PPO Preferred DirectAccess Plus
    • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Individual
    • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Large Group
    • Blue Cross CA Select HMO
    • Blue Cross CA Select PPO
    • Blue Cross CA Select Plus HMO
  • Blue Shield California
    • BS CA Platinum 90 PPO
    • Blue Shield CA Access Plus HMO
    • Blue Shield CA Bronze 60 PPO SHOP
    • Blue Shield CA Bronze Full PPO 4500
    • Blue Shield CA PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA LocalPlus
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
    • CIGNA Southern CA Value
  • Health Net
    • Health Net CA CommunityCare Network HMO
    • Health Net CA HMO Employer Group
    • Health Net CA HMO SmartCare
    • Health Net CA HMO Whole Care Network
    • Health Net CA Individual and Family PPO
    • Health Net CA PPO
    • Health Net EPO - PureCare One Small Business
    • Health Net PureCare HSP Individual and Family Plans
    • Health Net SmartCare Large Group
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

Locations & Directions

Santella France L Mft, 4531 College Ave, San Diego, CA
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