Dr. Cathleen Mullarkey-Desapio, MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes & MetabolismFemaleAge 65

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Dr. Cathleen Mullarkey-Desapio, MD is an Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Specialist in Princeton, NJ and has over 38 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine in 1984. She is affiliated with medical facilities such as Princeton Medical Center and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. Her office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Cathleen Mullarkey-Desapio, MD

Pediatric Endocrinology Associates

10 Forrestal Rd S Ste 106 Princeton, NJ 08540
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(609) 921-1511
Telehealth services available

Accepting new patients

Hospital Highlight

Dr. Mullarkey-Desapio is affiliated with Princeton Medical Center Plainsboro, a highly rated and top awarded hospital for endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism.

At a Glance

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  • Offers Telehealth
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No malpractice claims found for New Jersey
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Mullarkey-Desapio's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Thyroid Goiter
very high
very high

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
high
high

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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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
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH)
  • Conn's Syndrome
  • Continuous Glucose Monitoring
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Cushing's Syndrome
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Insipidus
  • Diabetes Insipidus, Nephrogenic
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • 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
  • 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
  • Thyroiditis
  • Thyrotoxicosis Factitia
  • Turner Syndrome
  • VAP Lipid Testing
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Weight Loss Management

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Dr. Mullarkey-Desapio accepts the following insurance:

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Choice Plus POS II
Select
Amerihealth
Personal Choice PPO
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
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Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
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Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Direct Access
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Keystone Health Plan East
Keystone Health Plan East HMO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
QualCare
QualCare HMO
QualCare PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
Oxford Liberty

Dr. Mullarkey-Desapio's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Mullarkey-Desapio

3.8

Based on 77 ratings

5 Star
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4 Star
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3 Star
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2 Star
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1 Star
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No, I would not recommend this Dr. to anyone. I am not sure if it is Dr. Mullarkey or the practice in general but every time I have had an appointment, I have been make to sit in a small office for up to an hour and 45 minutes waiting to see her. While waiting, there is not internet and you have no access to wi-fi. So you basically sit there staring at a ticking clock. Once the Dr. comes in, she repeats the same direction as always and tries to "catch you" doing something wrong. The waiting is infuriating as I will leave work early for my appointment and by the time the doctor shows up, I could have finished my day at work without having to take time off. (I am a special education teacher). It seems that Dr. Mullarkey feels that her time if much more valuable than mine.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
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Jan 22, 2022
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Dr. Mullarkey is a kind and caring doctor.
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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Linda – Oct 28, 2021
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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!
What went well
  • 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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Henry M – Apr 05, 2021
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Extremely knowledgeable and comprehensive.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Apr 02, 2021
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jerry Lutin – Oct 12, 2020
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“She was incredibly standoffish and absolutely rude. NIGHTMARE. Avoid at all costs.”
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Aug 20, 2020
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Worst endocrinologist I’ve ever visited. Horrible and incompetent front desk employees.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • 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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Aug 20, 2020
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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.
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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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.
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
1 person found this helpful
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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.
What went well
  • 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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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!!!
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
1 person found this helpful
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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
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • 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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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
What went well
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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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
What went well
No results
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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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.
What went well
No results
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
5 people found this helpful
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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.
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
2 people found this helpful
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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.
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
1 person found this helpful
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Joyce Onish in Monroe Township – May 16, 2017
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Biography

Dr. Cathleen Mullarkey-Desapio, MD is an Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Specialist in Princeton, NJ and has over 38 years of experience in the medical...Read more

Specialties

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Board Certifications

Education

1990
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Fellowship Hospital
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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Locations

Pediatric Endocrinology Associates

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

Dr. Mullarkey-Desapio is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Princeton Medical Center

Plainsboro, NJ

80% Patients that would definitely recommend, 10% higher than the national average

5 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Critical Care Excellence Award™ (2023)

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital

New Brunswick, NJ

70% Patients that would definitely recommend, Equal to the national average

4 Awards Received

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset

Somerville, NJ

68% Patients that would definitely recommend, 2% lower than the national average

4 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Saint Peter's University Hospital

New Brunswick, NJ

80% Patients that would definitely recommend, 10% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received