Dr. Joan Cantero-Lakhanpal, MD

Dr. Joan Cantero-Lakhanpal, MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism  |  
Female  |  
Age 52
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Dr. Joan Cantero-Lakhanpal, MD is an endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism doctor who practices in Annapolis, MD. She is 52 years old and has been practicing for 27 years. Read her story

108 Forbes St Fl 2

Annapolis, MD 21401

Contact Information

(410) 571-7880

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • 4 More

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Dr. Cantero-Lakhanpal's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Cantero-Lakhanpal "Dr. Cantero-Lakhanpal received her degree from the University of Cantabria School of Medicine, Santander, Spain. She completed her Internship and Residency at the Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center in Bronx, NY and at the University of Nevada School of Medicine in Las Vegas, NV. She then pursued a two year fellowship in Endocrinology at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Cantero-Lakhanpal is Board Certified in Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Internal Medicine. She is the Senior Partner of Annapolis Endocrinology Associates, which has been open since the year 2000."


  • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Physician Specialties*

Conditions Treated

  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Adrenal Gland Diseases
  • Adrenal Incidentaloma
  • Adrenal Insufficiency
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bone Disorders
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH)
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Cushing's Syndrome
  • Diabetes Insipidus
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Goiter
  • Graves' Disease
  • Hashimoto's Disease
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypoparathyroidism
  • Hyposmolality and Hyponatremia
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Kidney Disease
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overweight
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Proteinuria
  • Retina Diseases
  • Rickets
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Cyst
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroiditis
  • Vitamin D Deficiency


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  • Continuous Glucose Monitoring
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Insulin Pump Therapy
  • Thyroid Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy
  • Ultrasound, Thyroid
  • Ultrasound-Guided Biopsy

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • University De Santander Faculty De Med Santander Spain
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • Bronx Lebanon Hosp Ctr
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1993
  • University Nv Las Vegas Affil Hosps
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1995
  • University Of Minnesota / Twin Cities Campus
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1998

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Cantero-Lakhanpal has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Cantero-Lakhanpal's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Cantero-Lakhanpal to family and friends
based on 88 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Cantero-Lakhanpal's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
in Annapolis, MD |
Dr. Cantero is a good doctor but she is always in a rush and does not take sufficient time with her patients. She also seems a bit impatient when explaining things and leaves a lot to her PAs. Her PAs are capable but not at all personable and they too do not like to address questions. I left doctor Cantero's care when I called to ask a follow up question and was told that she is not paid to answer questions. Again, I trust her medical judgement but even in medicine customer service matters.
Glen Burnie, MD |
My first visit will definitely be my last. She was rude and condescending. I was only at her office for a thyroid matter and it got turned upside down to her ranting about the myth of gluten intolerance and how it's not real and how I must eat it even though it gives me terrible GI issues. I'm also lactose intolerant and she insisted that I eat dairy as well. It was like I was in an alternate universe. This was the most awful doctors visit...EVER :(
Overland Park, KS |
The pre-work completed before arriving at the clinic made the visit even faster. I was checked in and taken to the nurse, seen by the NP and thenn Dr. Cantero-Lakhanapal. Everyone was consistent and professional. Dr. Cantero was personable and explained everything to me. She answered all my questions and seemed genuinely concerned.
in Annapolis, MD |
My Mom and I had quite a different experience than the previous reviewer. Our experience with Dr. Cantero was incredible. She made us completely at ease -- spent a LOT of time explaining what was going on. It was one of the best physician experiences I have ever had. I have so much confidence in Dr. Cantero -- she exudes a very positive caring attitude. Highly recommend her.
Worton, MD |
The office manager and Dr. Cantero acted in an unprofessional manner. I would not recommend this physician to another patient seeking medical treatment. I was extremely disappointed.
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Dr. Cantero-Lakhanpal accepts 13 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    KeyCare PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Choice Advantage
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Maryland
    Carefirst Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Coventry Health Care
    Coventry Health America HMO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Community Blue PPO
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Community Plan
    MAMSI Optimum Choice
    MD-Individual Practice Association, Inc.(MD-IPA) HMO

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Hospitals where Dr. Cantero-Lakhanpal has admitting privileges

Anne Arundel Medical Center
2001 Medical Pkwy
Annapolis, MD 21401
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