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Dr. Cathleen Mullarkey-Desapio, MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism ·  Female · Age 61

Dr. Mullarkey-Desapio

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 an endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism specialist in Princeton, NJ and has been practicing for 29 years. She graduated from Tufts University School Of Medicine in 1984 and specializes in endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism and internal medicine.


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Dr. Mullarkey-Desapio's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
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very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Osteoporosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Mullarkey-Desapio treats Osteoporosis more than 92% of her peers

Dr. Mullarkey-Desapio treats this condition more than 92% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Deficiency-Induced Osteoporosis
  • Disuse Osteoporosis
  • Drug-Induced Osteoporosis
  • Hyperthyroid Osteoporosis
  • Idiopathic Osteoporosis
  • Juvenile Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Related to Cancer
  • Postmenopausal Osteoporosis
  • Pregnancy-Associated Osteoporosis
  • Primary Osteoporosis
  • Secondary Osteoporosis
  • Senile Osteoporosis
  • Transient Osteoporosis of Hip
Vitamin D Deficiency
very high
very high

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
  • 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
  • Weight Loss Management

About Me

Biography

Dr. Cathleen Mullarkey-Desapio, MD is an endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism specialist in Princeton, NJ and has been practicing for 29 years. She graduated from Tufts University School Of Medicine in 1984 and specializes in endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism and internal medicine.

Specialties

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
  • Internal Medicine

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
1990
1987
1985
1984

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Dr. Mullarkey-Desapio's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Mullarkey-Desapio

3.8

Based on 64 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Very good - all the time
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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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I have been having thyroid issues for a while - almost 7 years. My previous endocrinologist was not very sympathetic to how I felt, he only addressed my issues by looking at my "numbers" Dr. Mullarkey came highly recommended so I made an appointment to go see her. Not only did she take the time to sit and listen to me, she made a recommendation to change my medicine to a brand and not a generic. What a WORLD of difference. After being on the new medicine for 7 weeks now, I feel amazing!
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My endocrinologist in East Brunswick retired and the new physician who took over was terrible. I searched for a new doctor and was lucky to find Dr. Mullarkey. Very caring and excellent doctor. Spends a great deal of time with me, explaining everything. Really knows her stuff! Office is beautiful and easy to get to, and the staff is great.
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I have been seeing Dr. Mullarkey for the past year after being in severe denial of my diabetes and my health issues. She has been amazing and virtually saved my life. Very knowledgeable, very detailed in her evaluation, and extremely committed to her patients. I am so very fortunate to have found her. I would give her 10 stars if I could!!!
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I am new to Dr Mullarkey. I switched because I needed a doctor who was comfortable with technology used in diabetes. She was informed and took time to listen and share new treatment options with me. Exactly what I have been looking for.
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I am a physician who has referred many of my patients to Dr. Mullarkey over my professional career, with wonderful feedback from them and outstanding medical results. It was therefore no surprise that when I needed an endocrinologist , I chose her. She is clearly a stand out endo who is well above average in knowledge, commitment to her patients with genuine concern, practicing cutting edge medicine. I am very fortunate to have her as my specialist, and for all my patients, old and new.
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Became Dr. Mullarkey's patient last year after my previous endocrinologist retired. Hate when I have to change doctors, but I was extremely impressed and have been very happy with her care and her office staff. I would definitely recommend her.
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Excellent Doctor!!! Very attentive listens to you and discusses treatment!!!
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