Dr. Maria Canizares, MD


Dermatology | Female

Dr. Maria Canizares, MD

Dr. Maria Canizares, MD is a dermatology doctor who practices in Lake Saint Louis, MO. She is 44 years old and has been practicing for 16 years.

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    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (16)
Wentzville, MO |
Terrible visit. She acted like a energizer bunny she was so concerned about how fast she could get to her next patient that she didn't sit to listen and act like she cared. Worthless to call them they send you straight to voicemail also. I beg you if you are reading this do not go there it won't be worth the $75 up front
in St. Louis, MO |
Dr Canizares was spot on with her analysis of what was wrong with me. She took care of the problem that no other doctor figured out. Staff was awesome! 100% recommended to anyone needing a dermatologist.
O'Fallon, MO |
Absolute zero concern for patients, and this is evident from the first moment you call the office. More concerned with billing as many patients as possible. 1) Try calling the office...you will NEVER get an answer. NEVER. Furthermore, the voicemail is more than 6 months old...they're still talking about Thanksgiving 2016 holiday hours. 2) Office visit...45 minute wait each time. This is surprising because... 3) ...once in the treatment room, the doctor was in and out. Wrong diagnosis.
Lake Saint Louis, MO |
I wish I could rate her zero stars. I went in with contact dermatitis, and was diagnosed with severe acne, which she prescribed acutane for. Went to see another doctor who said "you're allergic to your toothpaste". Changed toothpaste, and it cleared immediately. She had me in not only acutane, but a cream, which scarred my face, and an antibiotic just so she can make money. When I went back for a follow-up, she was offended and I sister that I had acne. I've never had pimples, much less acne.
in Santa Monica, CA |
Smart Dr. Highly recommended
O'Fallon, Mo |
Dr. Canizares is outstanding! She and her staff are pleasant and knowledgeable. I have found her staff to be very respectful and patient centric focused. Dr. Canizares takes the time to discuss any questions or concerns about your issue. I would highly recommend Dr. Canizares to anyone who wants to deal with a real professional!
in St Peters, MO |
My husband was a patient of Dr. Canizares. We were treated very rudely and charged a "no show" fee for missing an appointment that he called to cancel. He called outside the 24 hour window, following their policy and being considerate to the office and other patients. They still insisted on charging us $25. This office has NO focus on patient care/customer service an professionalism. Do not consider this place, it will only cause you a headache in the end.
in O Fallon, MO |
I needed to request my records from this doctor to send to a dermatologist closer to my home. Dr. Canizares then sent me a "certified letter" telling me that because I requested my records, our doctor-patient relationship was now terminated forever and I can no longer see her after 30 days of receiving the letter. Very rude and unprofessional. I would also like to note a few more things: she does not spend time with patients, office staff are rude and unorganized, the wait is about an hour
Lake St Lous MO |
The Dr. does a great job of diagnosis and treatment. She cares about you while you are on the table allowing her to make money from your visit. She runs a tight staff who are constantly in and out of the room while you are waiting. They do care for your privacy. Everyone is in a rush the entire time you are there. That's so she can see over 100 patients in a day. They rush, rush rush to get you taken care of and on to the next. Wait time can be long as well.
in Foristell, MO |
You will encounter 2-3 rude nurses while you wait for 45 minutes for a pre scheduled appointment (which you cannot cancel less than one business day in advance). Then the doctor spends 2, that's right TWO minutes with you, doesn't ask what has been going on or for how long; takes a look at your face and prescribes you FOUR medications. You go to pick it up and the total is $130. Try it for a month and things get worse. Call to find out the issue and the nurses hang up on you... Will NOT be back.
in Wright City, MO |
I have been going to Dr Canizares for years. I had 3 melanomas I really believe she saved my life. One of my moles that she was concerned about came back benign and she sent it to another lab and it was melanoma.
in O'Fallon, IL |
Dr. Canizares could immediately tell what I had. She explained it in detail and gave me several options for treatment. She listened to my concerns and took care of me. I would recommend my family and friends to her.
I brought my 9 year old son to Dr. Canizares. He had to have moles removed and was terrified and hysterically crying, Dr. Canizares and her staff were so calm with my son. Dr. Canizares was able to help my son understand what was going to happen and how he wouldn't feel a thing. She took all the anxiety away that he had about the procedure. I can not thank Dr. Canizares and her staff for such amazing bed side manor and helping my son.
St Louis, MO |
Seen her 3 times, always late, even twice when I had first appt in the am. Talks fast, works fast, which is not necessarily bad but just did not feel like she had my best interest in mind. Seemed like she was trying to see as many patients in the day as possible.
in Saint Charles, MO |
I've seen Dr. Canizares twice, once for an overall checkup and once for a specific condition. Both she and her staff are professional and courteous. They limit appointments to one issue and work very quickly, so it can seem abrupt. But they are highly efficient and clearly know what they're doing. You get in and out quickly, and they address your problems thoroughly.
in Saint Peters MO |
Very helpful and informative. Her staff is AWESOME as well......
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  •  Specializes in Dermatology
  •  Board certified in Dermatology
  •  Malpractice claims in Missouri not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Board Certifications

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  • Dermatology

Conditions Treated

  • Acne
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bedsores
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cellulitis
  • Cold Sore
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatological Disorders
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Folliculitis
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fungal Infections
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Genital Herpes
  • Hair Loss
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Itchy Skin
  • Keloid Scar
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Lichen Planus
  • Melanoma
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Molluscum Contagiosum Infection
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Plantar Wart
  • Psoriasis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Rash
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Shingles
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Skin Infections
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Telogen Effluvium
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Ulcer
  • Varicose Veins
  • Warts


  • Medical School
    Saint Louis University School of Medicine

    Graduated in 2001

  • Internship Hospital
    St. Mary's Health Center

    Completed in 2002

  • Residency Hospital
    Barnes Jewish Hospital/washington University

    Completed in 2007

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Dermatology

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Dermatology Procedure
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Skin Tag Removal