Dr. Gaston Ponte, MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes & MetabolismMaleAge 44

Dr. Ponte
Telehealth services available

Health First Medical Group (formerly MIMA)

1223 Gateway Dr Melbourne, FL 32901

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(321) 725-4500

Dr. Gaston Ponte, MD is a Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Specialist in Melbourne, FL and has over 19 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Ponte has more experience with Osteoporosis & Screening, Thyroid Disorders, and Diabetes & Glucose Monitoring than other specialists in his area. He graduated from U Catolica de Santiago medical school in 2002. He is affiliated with medical facilities Holmes Regional Medical Center and Viera Hospital. He has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Ponte to book an appointment.

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Dr. Ponte is affiliated with Viera Hospital Melbourne, a highly rated hospital.

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Ponte

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Osteoporosis & Screening

Osteoporosis specialists diagnose and treat conditions characterized by low bone density and bone weakness, such as osteoporosis and osteopenia.Compare with other Osteoporosis & Screening specialists.

Dr. Ponte is experienced in the area of Osteoporosis & Screening. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Osteoporosis
Osteopenia
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High
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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.

Dr. Ponte is experienced in the area of Thyroid Disorders. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Thyroid Goiter
Abnormal Thyroid
Hypothyroidism
Thyroid Nodule
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High
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Very High
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Diabetes & Glucose Monitoring

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 & Glucose Monitoring specialists.

Dr. Ponte is experienced in the area of Diabetes & Glucose Monitoring. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Diabetes Type 2
Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
Hypoglycemia
Diabetic Ketoacidosis
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Dr. Ponte's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Adrenal Gland Diseases
  • Adrenal Insufficiency
  • Anemia
  • Anxiety
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bronchitis
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Continuous Glucose Monitoring
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Cushing's Syndrome
  • Dehydration
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Insipidus
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Dysphagia
  • Essential Tremor
  • Female Infertility
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fine Needle Aspiration of Thyroid Nodules
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastroparesis
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Goiter
  • Gout
  • Graves' Disease
  • Growth Hormone Deficiency
  • Hair Loss
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hashimoto's Disease
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hyperaldosteronism
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hypertension
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypogonadism
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypoparathyroidism
  • Hypopituitarism
  • Hyposmolality and Hyponatremia
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Iodine Deficiency
  • Iron Metabolism Disorders
  • Joint Pain
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipedema
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Nausea
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Obesity
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overweight
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Perimenopause
  • Pituitary Disease
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyuria
  • Proteinuria
  • Rash
  • Ringworm
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Subacute Thyroiditis
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Biopsy
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Cyst
  • Thyroid Goiter
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Thyroiditis
  • Thyrotoxicosis Factitia
  • Tremor
  • Ultrasound-Guided Fine Needle Aspiration
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vertigo
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Wheezing
  • Yeast Infections

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Dr. Ponte's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Ponte

3.5

Based on 45 ratings

5 Stars
57.77777777777778%
(26)
4 Stars
4.444444444444445%
(2)
3 Stars
2.2222222222222223%
(1)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
35.55555555555556%
(16)
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What went well
  • Office environment (31)
  • Wait times (31)
  • Explained conditions well (30)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (15)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (15)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (15)
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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.
What went well
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  • 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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Zoe – Aug 15, 2019
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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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Sean in Satellite Beach, FL – Feb 27, 2019
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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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Lloyd Eukers III in Palm Bay, FL – Feb 01, 2019
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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.
What went well
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Jose Segarra in Melbourne, FL – Dec 07, 2018
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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!
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
6 people found this helpful
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Morris Meyer in Melbourne, FL – Oct 01, 2018
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Dr Ponte is an excellent physician. Very knowledgeable and takes the time to explain diagnosis and treatment options. Highly recommend.
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
6 people found this helpful
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Tom in Merritt Island, FL – Sep 13, 2018
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Don’t waste your time!
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
4 people found this helpful
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Kali Ladnier in FL – Sep 01, 2018
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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.
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • 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
4 people found this helpful
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Melbourne – Jun 14, 2018
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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!!!!!
What went well
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What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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Steve in Jensen Beach – Jan 11, 2018
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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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Lorena Z. in West Palm Beach, FL – Jun 05, 2017
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My experience with this clinic was horrible. My purpose for the visit was because I have a tumor on my right adrenal gland. My first issue with this doctor was that my appointment was at 10 and I had to wait an eternity to see him. Second, he comes rushing as if he was running a marathon. During that quick session he is arguing with me that I have high blood pressure when my records clearly state that I don't have high blood pressure. His final diagnosis was that I have hyperglycemia, hypertensi
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No results
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Ramon Nieves in Palm Bay, FL – May 03, 2017
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Dr. Ponte took time and listened to me, and asked a lot of questions. He was extremely thorough. He is very knowledgeable.
What went well
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What could be improved
No results
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Melbourne, FL – Sep 22, 2016
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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
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No results
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Palm Bay, FL – Jul 29, 2016
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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.
What went well
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Melbourne, FL – Jun 11, 2016
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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.
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What could be improved
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Asenath Rasmussen in Indiatlantic, MO – May 06, 2016
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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!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Allyson in Indian Harbour Beach, FL – Apr 06, 2016
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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.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Mar 26, 2016
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The Doctor took the time to listen to what I had to say, and did not rush me.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Joel in Palm Bay, FL – Dec 22, 2015
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Biography

Dr. Gaston Ponte, MD is a Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Specialist in Melbourne, FL and has over 19 years of experience in the medical field. Dr....Read more

Specialties

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

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

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Gaston Ponte, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Ponte has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Does Dr. Gaston Ponte, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Gaston Ponte, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Ponte frequently treats Osteoporosis & Screening, Thyroid Disorders, and Diabetes & Glucose Monitoring. See all practice areas where Dr. Ponte specializes.

Where is Dr. Gaston Ponte, MD's office located?

Dr. Ponte's office is located at 1223 Gateway Dr, Melbourne, FL 32901. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Gaston Ponte, MD speak?

Dr. Ponte speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Health First Medical Group (formerly MIMA)

Gateway Drive1223 Gateway Dr Melbourne, FL 32901
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Ponte is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Holmes Regional Medical Center

Melbourne, FL

67% Patient Experience Rating, 2% lower than the national average

1 Award Received

Viera Hospital

Melbourne, FL

87% Patient Experience Rating, 18% higher than the national average

5 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2018)