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Dr. Gaston Ponte Jr, MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism •  Male • Age 43

  45 Reviews
Dr. Ponte Jr

Health First Medical Group (formerly MIMA)

1223 Gateway Dr Melbourne, FL 32901

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(321) 725-4500

Dr. Gaston Ponte Jr, MD is an endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism specialist in Melbourne, FL and has been practicing for 9 years. He graduated from U Catolica De Santiago in 2002 and specializes in endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism and internal medicine.


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Dr. Ponte Jr accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
Blue Care HMO
BlueDental Choice
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Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
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No malpractice claims found for Florida
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Dr. Ponte Jr's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Abnormal Thyroid
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ponte Jr treats Abnormal Thyroid more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Ponte Jr treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Obesity
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Dr. Ponte Jr treats Obesity more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Ponte Jr treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ponte Jr treats Diabetes With Renal Manifestations more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Ponte Jr treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Ponte Jr's conditions and procedures:

  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Acromegaly and Gigantism
  • Adrenal Gland Diseases
  • Adrenal Insufficiency
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Diseases
  • Continuous Glucose Monitoring
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Insipidus
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • Female Infertility
  • Fine Needle Aspiration of Thyroid Nodules
  • Follicular Thyroid Cancer
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Goiter
  • Graves' Disease
  • Growth Hormone Deficiency
  • Gynecomastia
  • Hashimoto's Disease
  • Hyperaldosteronism
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypogonadism
  • Hypoparathyroidism
  • Hypopituitarism
  • Hyposmolality and Hyponatremia
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Kidney Disease
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Medullary Thyroid Cancer
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Obesity
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overweight
  • Papillary Thyroid Cancer
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Pituitary Disease
  • Pituitary Gland Cancer
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Retina Diseases
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thyroid Biopsy
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Cyst
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroiditis
  • Ultrasound-Guided Fine Needle Aspiration
  • Vitamin D Deficiency

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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Ponte Jr

3.5

Based on 45 reviews

5 Stars
57.77777777777778%
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4 Stars
4.444444444444445%
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
0%
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1 Star
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He doesn’t care about patients. I’ve had to call to get my own lab work done, had to fight with the staff when my medication isn’t correct and when I’m finally seen he rushes through the appointment and does not follow up. Even when labs come back abnormal.
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Highly recommend! I was referred to Dr. Ponte and I am so happy to be working with such an intelligent Dr. to figure out what is going on with me. He takes his time, explains things very well and is very curious. I would highly recommended.
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Continues to be an extremely competent physician and has been for the several years I have known him!
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Excellent doctor; caring for their patients, and willing to walk the extra mile, when needed. However, the staff lack of communication ressponse when patient need to communicate with the doctor.
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He is a very caring doctor. He takes time to listen to you. His staff is really nice and helpful. I would recommend him highly!
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Dr Ponte is an excellent physician. Very knowledgeable and takes the time to explain diagnosis and treatment options. Highly recommend.
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Don’t waste your time!
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Blood sugars above 400 and no help from this Doctor or staff. I have had to self treat and get a private nurse. I got a referral to a new doctor because of this Doctor's lack of care. Also, the doctor usually has you see another incompetent staff member instead of him for appointments.
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First time a doctor took me in BEFORE my appointment time. Extremely caring and wonderful staff. I had to drive an hour and a half due to insurance and they made sure to squeeze me in for lab and radiology so I wouldn't have to come back. Doctor's "bedside manner" was the best I've ever experienced. Broke thinks down into simple explanations and gave a reasoned way ahead. Doctor's appointment, lab work, and ultrasound in less than an hour. The way doctor's visits should be!!!!!
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Promptness, dedication, assertiveness, kindness, preciseness, knowledgeableness, and helpfulness are some of Gaston Ponte’s skills. He has helping me since day one with my condition’s journey. Also, his team answers my requests on time and they are available for all my questions. I highly recommend Dr. Ponte as endocrinologist and physician.
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Gaston Ponte Jr, MD is an endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism specialist in Melbourne, FL and has been practicing for 9 years. He graduated from U Catolica De Santiago in 2002 and specializes in endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism and internal medicine.

Specialties

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Diabetes, Metabolism & Endocrinology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
2010
Christ Hospital & Medical Center
Residency Hospital
2002
U Catolica De Santiago
Medical School
2010
2002

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Locations

Health First Medical Group (formerly MIMA)

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67% Patient experience rating, 2% lower than the national average

Viera Hospital

Melbourne, FL

85% Patient experience rating, 16% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)