Dr. Cathleen Mullarkey-Desapio, MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism •  Female • Age 62
  
Dr. Mullarkey-Desapio
Telehealth services available

Princeton Endocrinology Associates, LLC., Princeton, NJ

10 Forrestal Rd S Ste 106 Princeton, NJ 08540

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(609) 921-1511

Dr. Cathleen Mullarkey-Desapio, MD is a Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Specialist in Princeton, NJ and has over 36 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Mullarkey-Desapio has more experience with Thyroid Disorders, Diabetes, and Gonadal Endocrine Disorders than other specialists in her area. She graduated from Tufts University School Of Medicine medical school in 1984. She is affiliated with medical facilities such as Hackensack Meridian Health JFK Medical Center and Penn Medicine Princeton Health. She has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Mullarkey-Desapio to book an appointment.


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Dr. Mullarkey-Desapio accepts the following insurance:

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Practice Areas

Thyroid Disorders

Thyroid disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the thyroid gland, including hyperparathyroidism, thyroid disease, and thyroid nodules.Compare with other Thyroid Disorders specialists.

Typically treats 66% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 10 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Thyroid Disease
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Mullarkey-Desapio treats Thyroid Disease more than 91% of their peers

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

Abnormal Thyroid
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Mullarkey-Desapio treats Abnormal Thyroid more than 86% of their peers

Dr. Mullarkey-Desapio treats this condition more than 86% of their peers

Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Mullarkey-Desapio treats Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases more than 82% of their peers

Dr. Mullarkey-Desapio treats this condition more than 82% of their peers

Diabetes

Diabetes specialists manage and treat a range of diabetes-related conditions including type 1 and type 2 diabetes and diabetic ketoacidosis through procedures such as continuous glucose monitoring and insulin therapy.Compare with other Diabetes specialists.

Typically treats 65% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 6 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Mullarkey-Desapio treats Diabetes With Renal Manifestations more than 95% of their peers

Dr. Mullarkey-Desapio treats this condition more than 95% of their peers

Diabetic Ketoacidosis
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Mullarkey-Desapio treats Diabetic Ketoacidosis more than 80% of their peers

Dr. Mullarkey-Desapio treats this condition more than 80% of their peers

Diabetes Type 1
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Mullarkey-Desapio treats Diabetes Type 1 more than 77% of their peers

Dr. Mullarkey-Desapio treats this condition more than 77% of their peers

Gonadal Endocrine Disorders

Gonadal endocrine disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the reproductive and sex glands, including polycystic ovary syndrome, Turner syndrome, and gynecomastia, most often through hormone replacement therapy.Compare with other Gonadal Endocrine Disorders specialists.

Typically treats 51% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Mullarkey-Desapio treats Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome more than 57% of their peers

Dr. Mullarkey-Desapio treats this condition more than 57% of their peers

Testicular Dysfunction
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Mullarkey-Desapio treats Testicular Dysfunction more than 46% of their peers

Dr. Mullarkey-Desapio treats this condition more than 46% of their peers

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Dr. Mullarkey-Desapio's conditions and procedures:

  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Addison's Disease
  • Adrenal Gland Diseases
  • Adrenal Insufficiency
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH)
  • Continuous Glucose Monitoring
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Cushing's Syndrome
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Insipidus
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • Familial Combined Hyperlipidemia
  • Female Infertility
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Goiter
  • Graves' Disease
  • Growth Hormone Deficiency
  • Gynecomastia
  • Hashimoto's Disease
  • Hormone Imbalance
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hypertension
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypoparathyroidism
  • Hypopituitarism
  • Hyposmolality and Hyponatremia
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Kidney Disease
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Obesity
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overweight
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Pituitary Disease
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Retina Diseases
  • Rickets
  • Short Stature - Pituitary and Cerebellar Defects - Small Sella Turcica
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Cyst
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroiditis
  • Turner Syndrome
  • Vitamin D Deficiency

Dr. Mullarkey-Desapio's Reviews

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3.8

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      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.
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      Michelle Gigliotti – Aug 12, 2020
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      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.
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      Aug 05, 2020
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      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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      • Appointment wasn't rushed
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      • Explained conditions well
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      Anna Kelden – Jul 07, 2020
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      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!!!
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      May 04, 2020
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      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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      Jan 21, 2020
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      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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      • Didn't listen or answer questions
      • Didn't explain conditions well
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      Pam – Oct 05, 2019
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      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
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      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
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      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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      • Staff wasn't friendly
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      • 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
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      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.
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      Feb 02, 2018
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      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.
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      Roseann in Plainsboro NJ – Jan 27, 2018
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      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
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      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.
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      Joyce Onish in Monroe Township – May 16, 2017
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      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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      Trenton, NJ – May 15, 2017
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      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!
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      Trenton, NJ – Apr 21, 2017
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      This was my first visit to Dr Cathleen and I was very impressed. She took the time and looked at all the reports. She pointed out some issues in my blood report that my primary care overlooked. I would highly recommend her.
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      Ritu in Kendall Park – Apr 20, 2017
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      I found Dr. Mullarkey-Desapio very knowledgeable. She spent alot of time on our initial visit. Very thorough. Finally a Dr that know Diabetes! I would highly recommend her.
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      Marie Thompson in Brick, NJ – Apr 11, 2017
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      i would never ever recommend this doctor to anyone i liked. She is not sincere. made me feel overweight (if 135 lbs 5ft 4 is overweight she is overweight also). i found out i have cancer, i have to have surgery and needed to get a form signed by her and she said to come to the office right after their lunch. she made me sit in the waiting room for 2 hours and saw me for a minutes. i am on a high dose of steriods for breathing issues. she said she would not prescribe them to me. don't go to her
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      Feb 14, 2017
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      Very good - all the time
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      Jim in Allentown, NJ – Jan 21, 2017
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      I was previously seeing an endocrinologist in PA for 11 years. Due to my work situation, I decided to make a switch to see Dr Mullarkey-Desapio. I am so glad I did!!!! She listened and decided to order some tests that indicated that I was a Type 2 Diabetic and not the Type 1 for which I was treated. I feel much better now and highly recommend Dr Mullarkey-Desapio.
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      About Me

      Biography

      Dr. Cathleen Mullarkey-Desapio, MD is a Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Specialist in Princeton, NJ and has over 36 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Mullarkey-Desapio has more experience with Thyroid Disorders, Diabetes, and Gonada...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

      Awards

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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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      Affiliated Hospitals

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      Hackensack Meridian Health JFK Medical Center

      Edison, NJ

      61% Patient experience rating, 8% lower than the national average

      • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)

      Penn Medicine Princeton Health

      Plainsboro, NJ

      76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average

      • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2018)

      Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital

      New Brunswick, NJ

      66% Patient experience rating, 3% lower than the national average

      Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset

      Somerville, NJ

      65% Patient experience rating, 4% lower than the national average

      • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)

      Saint Peter's University Hospital

      New Brunswick, NJ

      75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average