Dr. Cathleen Mullarkey-Desapio, MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes & MetabolismFemaleAge 63

Dr. Mullarkey-Desapio
Accepting new patients

Princeton Endocrinology Associates, LLC., Princeton, NJ

10 Forrestal Rd S Ste 106 Princeton, NJ 08540

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Dr. Cathleen Mullarkey-Desapio, MD is a Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Specialist in Princeton, NJ and has over 37 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from Tufts University School Of Medicine medical school in 1984. She is affiliated with medical facilities such as Princeton Medical Center and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. She is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Mullarkey-Desapio to book an appointment.

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Dr. Mullarkey-Desapio's Reviews

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Exceptional!! Dr. Mullarkey-Desapio was very thorough, took to speak with me, (rather than at me), listened intently, explained reasoning for proceeding in a certain manner, and helped me develop a plan to go forward with. I highly recommend Dr. Mullarkey-Desapio!
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Henry M – Apr 05, 2021
Extremely knowledgeable and comprehensive.
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Apr 02, 2021
Given the history of my male relatives, without her constant and caring attention, I would probably be dead by now. Instead, I am enjoying life. She is great.
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Jerry Lutin – Oct 12, 2020
“She was incredibly standoffish and absolutely rude. NIGHTMARE. Avoid at all costs.”
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Aug 20, 2020
Worst endocrinologist I’ve ever visited. Horrible and incompetent front desk employees.
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Aug 20, 2020
I was so fortunate to find Dr. Cathleen Mullarky coming from N.Y. and living in PA. 5 years. Not only did she explain to me the importance of my health with my thyroid , she invests her time in making sure that all my levels are need to be are in place. Not only does Dr. Mullarky take her time, she had gone above and beyond to find me the right pharmacy to fulfill a prescription of Synthroid at a low cost whereas CVS won't comply. Dr. Cathleen Mullarky really invests her time and truly cares for her patients.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Michelle Gigliotti – Aug 12, 2020
I am a long-time diabetic. I used to go to an extremely conservative (read: non-modern), young endocrinologist who had already started me on insulin about 6 years ago (after having been on medications since 1996). Dr Mullarkey is a very knowledgeable endocrinologist, who is up-to-date in her understanding of current medicines available to treat diabetes. She pulled me off insulin, changed my medications so that I was not having daily highs and lows and has been able to stabilise my A1C! She starts off appearing to be very rude, but you realise soon enough that it is for your own good. After a combative first year or so, I now realise that she is exactly who I need. Translation: don't go by first impressions.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Aug 05, 2020
Dr. Mullarkey, help me to lose weight and feel a lot better. Getting blood work and ultra sounds, learning the condition of my health, Taking new medicine that helped me to lose the weight. And protecting my liver and kidney. I would recommend Dr. Mullarkey to all my friends. I guess she has added many more years to my life.
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Anna Kelden – Jul 07, 2020
Dr Mullarkey is a great doctor. She cares so much about her patients. She is very knowledgeable and always answers all my questions. I feel she is taking great care of me and my medical issues. I would highly recommend her!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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May 04, 2020
Went to dr. When my primary dr found my calcium levels to me high. I went to dr Mullarkey and after several visits she told me in front of my husband I had thyroid cancer. Scheduled me for total thyroidectomy. After my follow up with surgeon I was told by surgeon on we got back your pathology report and there was no cancer. Was I dumb not getting a second opinion? Yes. No biopsy done. I would steer clear from this liar
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
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  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Jan 21, 2020
She was horrible said she did not have enough time to explain my diagnosis Said she was ordering me a prescription The drug store never received it Atfer 3 phone calls I was told she was not ordering a prescription I believe she didn’t want to take the time to look at my chart Nothing but a money machine I will not be returning to her practice
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Pam – Oct 05, 2019
Dr Mullarkey is wonderful. She is innovative and on top of the latest ideas for managing diabetes. She is honest and answered all of my questions. I trust her completely for managing my care. You could not find a better specialist for diabetes care.
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Carol Keenan – Jul 27, 2019
Dr. Mullarkey has excellent credentials, but was remarkabley disorganized. Chronically late for appointments, she clearly had not read my files or case notes before our meeting, could not converse and input her laptop at the same time, suggested the front desk were "idiots" for an appointment scheduling error. When she suddenly left the Princeton Medical Group practice we found another endochronologist.
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Apr 06, 2019
This Doctor is pathetic, their waiting time is always more than an hour. They charge me twice for the same visit, they said doctor spend an hour with me that’s why they are charging twice, but it was not like that,after waiting half hour outside they asked me to go in the room where doc can see me and after spending half hour in that room I went back to reception to ask that how much time it will take more,they said doc is busy with another patient,she took 45min more after that.Not professional
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  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Oct 08, 2018
Dr. Mullarkey made insulting and inappropriate comments both times I saw her. I will be switching to a different doctor. I'm sure Dr. M is very well qualified in her field, but she needs to learn how to speak respectfully to people.
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Feb 02, 2018
My daughter recently saw Dr. Mullarkey for a thyroid condition. My daughter was recently diagnosed with her condition - and since she will be travelling soon needed to be seen by a doctor ASAP. Dr. Mullarkey graciously fit my daughter into her schedule within days of our calling for an appointment. My daughter was emotional just having been diagnosed. Dr. Mullarkey was very kind to her. She took her time explaining the condition and was very reassuring in her interaction with my daughter.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Roseann in Plainsboro NJ – Jan 27, 2018
Dr.. Mullarkey's straight forward professional approach is truly what I needed in a physician, she is extremely thorough and confident. She has provided me with a clear course of treatment that has improved my health tremendously, always ready to answer my questions. What a pleasure it is to such a wonderful doctor in my corner. "Two Thumbs Up"
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Tara Aponte in Jackson, NJ – Dec 01, 2017
Dr. Mullarky is a very thorough physician! She is easy to talk with and very kind in her approach. I have confidence in her as my specialist.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Joyce Onish in Monroe Township – May 16, 2017
Horrible experience. Very dismissive and condescending. Waited 45 minutes to see her only to have her rush through the exam, listen to nothing I said, and all but refuse to answer any questions I had.
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No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Trenton, NJ – May 15, 2017
My 2nd visit with Dr. Mullarkey, much better than the first. Overall, she really knows her stuff and then some. Never felt rushed or overwhelmed by the information she provided. She is the doctor I've been waiting to see after having other endo's not as good. She really makes me want to be a better patient and get my health in a much better place!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Trenton, NJ – Apr 21, 2017

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Biography

Dr. Cathleen Mullarkey-Desapio, MD is a Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Specialist in Princeton, NJ and has over 37 years of experience in the medical...Read more

Specialties

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Board Certifications

  • Diabetes, Metabolism & Endocrinology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

1990
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
Fellowship Hospital
1987
Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1985
Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1984
Tufts University School Of Medicine
Medical School
SUNY Stonybrook
Undergraduate School
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Awards

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What are Dr. Cathleen Mullarkey-Desapio, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Mullarkey-Desapio frequently treats Thyroid Goiter, Diabetes With Renal Manifestations, and Vitamin D Deficiency. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Mullarkey-Desapio treats.

Where is Dr. Cathleen Mullarkey-Desapio, MD's office located?

Dr. Mullarkey-Desapio's office is located at 10 Forrestal Rd S Ste 106, Princeton, NJ 08540. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Mullarkey-Desapio's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Thyroid Goiter
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Mullarkey-Desapio treats Thyroid Goiter more than 93% of her peers

Dr. Mullarkey-Desapio treats this condition more than 93% of her peers

Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Mullarkey-Desapio treats Diabetes With Renal Manifestations more than 93% of her peers

Dr. Mullarkey-Desapio treats this condition more than 93% of her peers

Vitamin D Deficiency
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Mullarkey-Desapio treats Vitamin D Deficiency more than 91% of her peers

Dr. Mullarkey-Desapio treats this condition more than 91% of her peers

Dr. Mullarkey-Desapio's conditions and procedures:

  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • ACTH (Cosyntropin) Stimulation Test
  • Addison's Disease
  • Adrenal Gland Diseases
  • Adrenal Insufficiency
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH)
  • Conn's Syndrome
  • Continuous Glucose Monitoring
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Cushing's Syndrome
  • Dexamethasone Suppression Test
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Insipidus
  • Diabetes Insipidus, Nephrogenic
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Evaluation
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • Dynamic Endocrine Function Test
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Familial Combined Hyperlipidemia
  • Familial Hypercholesterolemia
  • Female Infertility
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Goiter
  • Graves' Disease
  • Growth Hormone Deficiency
  • Hashimoto's Disease
  • Hormone Imbalance
  • Hyperaldosteronism
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hypertension
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypogonadism
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypoparathyroidism
  • Hypopituitarism
  • Hyposmolality and Hyponatremia
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Kidney Disease
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Obesity
  • Oral Glucose Tolerance Test
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overweight
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Pituitary Disease
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Rickets
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Short Stature - Pituitary and Cerebellar Defects - Small Sella Turcica
  • Subacute Thyroiditis
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Cyst
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Goiter
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Thyroid Nodule Evaluation
  • Thyroid Scan
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Thyroiditis
  • Thyrotoxicosis Factitia
  • Turner Syndrome
  • Ultrasound, Thyroid
  • VAP Lipid Testing
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Water Deprivation Test

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Locations

Princeton Endocrinology Associates, LLC., Princeton, NJ

Princeton Endocrinology Associates10 Forrestal Rd S Ste 106 Princeton, NJ 08540
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