Dr. Rita Santana MD Neonatologist

Dr. Rita Santana is a neonatologist in New York, New York. She is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Elmhurst Hospital Center and Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center. She received her medical degree from Universidad Autonoma de Santo Domingo and has been in practice for 31 years. She is one of 6 doctors at Elmhurst Hospital Center and one of 3 at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center who specialize in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Neonatologist: General Neonatology

Education & Medical Training

Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center
Residency, Pediatrics, 1979 - 1982

Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
Fellowship, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, 1983 - 1984

Universidad Autonoma de Santo Domingo
Class of 1975

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Pediatrics
Certified in Pediatrics

NY State Medical License
Active through 2014

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition Program, National Committee for Quality Assurance
2010

Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition Program, National Committee for Quality Assurance
2011

Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition Program, National Committee for Quality Assurance
2012

Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition Program, National Committee for Quality Assurance
2013

Physician Practice Connections Recognition Program, National Committee for Quality Assurance
2010

Physician Practice Connections Recognition Program, National Committee for Quality Assurance
2011

Physician Practice Connections Recognition Program, National Committee for Quality Assurance
2012

Physician Practice Connections Recognition Program, National Committee for Quality Assurance
2013

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • AvMed Health Open Access
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Florida BlueCare HMO
  • BCBS Florida NetworkBlue
  • BCBS Florida Preferred Patient Care PPO
  • BCBS Illinois PPO
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • Coventry Florida - Employer Group PPO
  • Empire BCBS PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • GHI PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Healthfirst New York
  • HIP of New York - Select PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • MagnaCare PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • MVP Healthcare PPO
  • Oxford Health Freedom
  • Oxford Health Liberty
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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