Dr. Gaston M. Ponte Jr., MD

Dr. Gaston M. Ponte Jr., MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism | Male | 40 years old

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Dr. Ponte Jr. specializes in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism and practices in Melbourne, FL. He practices at 1 location.

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Melbourne, FL |
Dr. Ponte took time and listened to me, and asked a lot of questions. He was extremely thorough. He is very knowledgeable.
Palm Bay, FL |
Dr Ponte is very unprofessional he put me on a medication for hypothyroidism that I told him I was allergic to besides being allergic to it he did not get the dosage correct I ended up after 3 weeks of calling his office begging him to see me and he refused. . I drove myself to Holmes Hospital and they admitted me checked my TSH level and I had zero thyroid in my body because of his pour judgement. Would not recommend
Melbourne, FL |
Knew nothing about important details about being Hypothyroid and meds, put me on no meds, spent 13 minutes w/ me 1st visit. I know go to an endo doc in private practice who spends an hour w/ me everytime, has me on the correct thyroid meds and I feel so much better.
in Indiatlantic, MO |
The Dr. was rude, spent virtually no time with me, answered my questions with disrespect, and spent more time looking at his phone than the patient. I went to another hospital and had a dramatically different experience. I intend to report in more detail on his hospitals survey which is veviewed by an independent third party.
in Indian Harbour Beach, FL |
Dr Ponte denied a referral for me, I have hashimotos thyroidits and he refused to give a reason why. Do not recommend this doctor at all!
Offic staff incompetent.have called my prescriptions into wrong pharmacy 3 times.request NO generic medication they always call in generic .always seem to have the wrong pts.chart in front of them.very discouraged.
in Palm Bay, FL |
The Doctor took the time to listen to what I had to say, and did not rush me.
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  •  Specializes in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
  •  Board certified in Diabetes, Metabolism & Endocrinology and Internal Medicine
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Diabetes, Metabolism & Endocrinology
  • Internal Medicine

Conditions Treated

  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Adrenal Gland Diseases
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Diseases
  • Cushing's Syndrome
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Follicular Thyroid Cancer
  • Goiter
  • Graves' Disease
  • Growth Hormone Deficiency
  • Gynecomastia
  • Hashimoto's Disease
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypogonadism
  • Hypoparathyroidism
  • Hypopituitarism
  • Hyposmolality and Hyponatremia
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Kidney Disease
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Medullary Thyroid Cancer
  • Obesity
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Papillary Thyroid Cancer
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Pituitary Disease
  • Proteinuria
  • Retina Diseases
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroiditis
  • Vitamin D Deficiency

Education

  • Medical School
    U Catolica de Santiago

    Graduated in 2002

  • Residency Hospital
    Christ Hospital & Medical Center

    Completed in 2010

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
  • Internal Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • Continuous Glucose Monitoring
  • Fine Needle Aspiration of Thyroid Nodules
  • Thyroid Biopsy
  • Ultrasound-Guided Fine Needle Aspiration

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