Dr. Maria Castro, MD

Dr. Maria Castro, MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes & MetabolismFemaleAge 58

Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(904) 717-0207

Dr. Maria Castro, MD is a Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Specialist in Jacksonville, FL. Dr. Castro has more experience with Thyroid Disorders than other specialists in her area. She is affiliated with Mayo Clinic Hospital . She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Castro to book an appointment.

Locations

Mayo Clinic - Florida

Jacksonville - Cancer4500 San Pablo Rd S Jacksonville, FL 32224
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Dr. Castro is affiliated with Mayo Clinic Hospital  Jacksonville, a highly rated hospital.

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  • Friendly Staff Patients said the staff was friendly. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ See hospitals

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Dr. Castro's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Castro

2.3

Based on 15 ratings

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I have been very disappointed in my experiences with Dr. Castro. I have felt dismissed at every turn. I will not be returning to see her.
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Feb 16, 2020
Fails to make eye contact. Not friendly. “Aloof” attitude and does not make the patient feel “important” or that the Doctor even cares about the patient at all. Entire medical care, diagnosis attempts, research of the medical condition, including questionable treatment of medical condition, is 100% “sub-standard”. Failed to properly examine, order proper tests, diagnose, investigate, treat serious medical condition “satisfactorily,“ or “at all”. Failure to adequately communicate with patient, and/or communication was basically ”so minimal & inadequate“, as to be considered “not at all”, or helpful to the patient. Medical condition is still serious and potentially fatal if not adequately medically investigated & treated. Would NOT recommend to family, friends or others. This Doctor exhibits 100% “Negligent Standard of Care”.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • 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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Feb 13, 2020
I have never experienced a more insensitive and non compassionate doctor in my life. I will say the male assistant doctor seemed to have potential however, he was to scared/intimidated by her to speak up against anything she previously said. She does not let you express your concerns at all. Awful Doctor and I just wonder how a place like Mayo hired her. There was couple of critical tests she should and could have done as well but did not. To drive all the way from another state just to hear that. Never again. Please stay away from this dr and right now I’m questioning the entire hospital as they hired her.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
  • 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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anonymous – Oct 10, 2019
I'm surprised at the negative reviews, given that my own experience was so good. I do think the "Mayo Experience," particularly if you travel from a significant distance, can be very wearing, especially when you feel awful. Dr. Castro is sometimes in the position of delivering bad news and she does it with grace, but it still isn't easy to hear. She's a gem.
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May 06, 2019
She is a strong patient advocate, kind and expert. As the companion to a Mayo patient, I have seen her patient-centered focus and I appreciate it.
3 people found this helpful
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Apr 15, 2019
I have a rare thyroid cancer that has metastasized to my lungs. Dr. Castro has been the best, most knowledgeable and intuitive doctor anyone could ask for. Dr. Castro has consistently made accurate and thoughtful recommendations, and has been quick to respond to my questions and concerns. My disease has no known cure-yet! But thanks to Dr. Castro, I am confident in my treatment.
3 people found this helpful
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Apr 11, 2019
Have never experienced a more insensitive and non compassionate doctor in my life. Won't let you express your concerns at all.
5 people found this helpful
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Apr 02, 2019
Awful Doctor and I just wonder how a place like Mayo hired her. I have hashimotos and instead of doing further testing and helping me. She told me they don’t do anything for hashimotos and told me to go see a psychiatrist. There are a ton of test she should and could have done. To drive all the way from another state just to hear that. Never again. Please stay away from this dr and right now I’m questioning the entire hospital as they hired her.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
10 people found this helpful
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Illinois – Dec 11, 2017

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No malpractice claims found for Florida
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Castro

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Castro treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Castro treats other conditions, please contact the office at (904) 717-0207.

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. Castro is experienced in the area of Thyroid Disorders. See the graph below to learn more about her experience.

Based on claims data for 17 conditions and procedures

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Thyroid Nodule
Thyroid Cyst
Thyroid Cancer
Thyroid Goiter
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Dr. Castro's conditions and procedures:

  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • ACTH (Cosyntropin) Stimulation Test
  • Acute Leukemia
  • Adenocarcinoma
  • Adrenal Gland Diseases
  • Adrenal Insufficiency
  • Aspiration or Injection of Thyroid Cyst
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Cushing's Syndrome
  • Dexamethasone Suppression Test
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Evaluation
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • Dynamic Endocrine Function Test
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Genitourinary Cancers
  • Goiter
  • Graves' Disease
  • Hashimoto's Disease
  • Hematologic Problems
  • Hepatobiliary Cancer
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypoparathyroidism
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphoma
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Neck Cancer
  • Obesity
  • Oral Glucose Tolerance Test
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overweight
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Pheochromocytoma
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Sarcoma
  • Subacute Thyroiditis
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Thyroid Biopsy
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Cyst
  • Thyroid Goiter
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Thyroid Nodule Evaluation
  • Thyroid Scan
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Thyroiditis
  • Thyrotoxicosis Factitia
  • Ultrasound, Thyroid
  • VAP Lipid Testing
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Water Deprivation Test

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Dr. Castro accepts the following insurance:

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Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Maria Castro, MD is a Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Specialist in Jacksonville, FL. Dr. Castro has more experience with Thyroid Disorders than...Read more

Specialties

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Education

1999
Mayo Clinic-Rochester
Fellowship Hospital
1996
Albert Einstein Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1994
Albert Einstein Medical Center
Internship Hospital

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Maria Castro, MD?

Click here to schedule an appointment online. New patients can also call (904) 717-0207.

Does Dr. Maria Castro, MD offer telehealth services?

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

Is Dr. Maria Castro, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Maria Castro, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Castro's profile to make an appointment.

Does Dr. Maria Castro, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Maria Castro, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Castro frequently treats Thyroid Disorders. See all practice areas where Dr. Castro specializes.

Where is Dr. Maria Castro, MD's office located?

Dr. Castro's office is located at 4500 San Pablo Rd S, Jacksonville, FL 32224. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Affiliated Hospitals

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Mayo Clinic Hospital 

Jacksonville, FL

89% Patient Experience Rating, 20% higher than the national average

31 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)