Accepting new patients

Dr. Maria Castro, MD

Pediatrics ·  Female · Age 45

Dr. Castro

Dr. Maria Castro, MD is a pediatrics specialist in Holly Springs, NC and has been practicing for 13 years. She graduated from Military University of New Granada / School of Medicine And Health Science in 1996 and specializes in pediatrics.


Accepting new patients


Make an appointment


Insurance Check

Search for your insurance provider

Dr. Castro accepts

Accepted insurance can change. Please double-check when making an appointment.

(919) 762-5113

Dr. Castro accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina
Blue Options PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access
Coventry Health Care
MedCost
MedCost PPO
Medicaid
Meritain Health
MultiPlan
PHCS Network PPO
Tricare
Prime
Standard
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for North Carolina
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
Learn more about background checks

Experience Check

Check if Dr. Castro treats your condition or procedure

Dr. Castro's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acne
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Administrative Physical
  • Alcohol or Substance Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Allergic Disorders
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergic Rhinitis Due to Food
  • Allergies
  • Allergy Testing
  • Allergy Treatment
  • Anaphylactic Food Allergies
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Anemia
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Asthma in Children
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Back Pain
  • Balanoposthitis
  • Bedwetting
  • Bladder Infection
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Pain
  • Breath Testing
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bruise of Face, Scalp, or Neck
  • Burn Injuries
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Canker Sore
  • Cellulitis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Cold Sore
  • Confusion
  • Constipation
  • Cough
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Drugs
  • Dermatitis Due to Substances Taken Internally
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Eczema and Contact Dermatitis Due to Metals
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Enteritis
  • Febrile Convulsion
  • Fever
  • Folliculitis
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fungal Infections
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hair Loss
  • Headache
  • Hearing Screening
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Hives
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immunization
  • Impetigo
  • Infant Care
  • Infections
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Injuries
  • Insomnia
  • Itchy Skin
  • Jock Itch
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Laryngitis
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Lice
  • Limb Pain
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lyme Disease
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Migraine
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Motion Sickness
  • Nail Avulsion and Excision
  • Nausea
  • Nebulizer Treatment
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neonatal Care
  • Newborn Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Nosebleed
  • Obesity
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Pap Smear
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pediatric Diseases
  • Pediatric Obesity
  • Pediatric Overweight
  • Pharyngitis
  • Physical Examination
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Plantar Wart
  • Pneumonia
  • Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, or Poison Sumac Poisoning
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Rapid Flu Test
  • Rash
  • Ringworm
  • Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
  • Rosacea
  • Scabies
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • Sepsis
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Infections
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sore Throat
  • Speech, Language and Learning Disorders
  • Sports Physical Examination
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Still's Disease
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Strep Throat
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Tinnitus
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Tonsillitis
  • Torticollis
  • Tremor
  • Ulcer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vaccination
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Infection
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Wart Removal
  • Warts
  • Well Baby Care
  • Well Child Examination
  • Wellness Examination
  • Wheezing
  • Yeast Infections

About Me

Care Philosophy

Starlight Pediactrics is committed to providing the highest level of health care to infants, children and young adults, that also comes with understanding and consideration for our patients. We strive for total patient satisfaction and we are committed to delivering courteous and efficient services to empower families to make healthy decisions for the optimal well-being of their children.

Specialties

  • Pediatrics

Board Certifications

Education

2006
Long Island College Hospital
Residency Hospital
2004
Long Island College Hospital
Internship Hospital
1996
Military University of New Granada / School of Medicine And Health Science
Medical School
1991
Military University of New Granada / School of Medicine And Health Science
Undergraduate School
2006
2004
1996
1991

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Castro's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Castro

4.3

Based on 10 reviews

5 Stars
80%
(8)
4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
10%
(1)
1 Star
10%
(1)

Leave a review

How likely are you to recommend
Dr. Castro?
(Select your rating)
Average Wait Time
  • Under 10 minutes
Dr. Castro's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What People Say About Dr. Maria Castro, MD
Reply
Dr. Castro goes above and beyond. How many pediatricians do you know that will take off-hr calls themselves and get back to you promptly? Not just brush-off calls -- very thorough, compassionate, caring, and professional approach each time. Her willingness to take the sacrifice to spend extra time with pts on the phone despite insurances' unwillingness to pay for those services says a lot about her character and commitment to all of her pts. For office visits--it cannot get any more pleasant.
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option2
thumbs down icon option
Starlight appreciates your lovely words. We will...Read More
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Maria Castro, MD?
Reply
I would not reccomend her if you are looking for someone supportive of breastfeeding. She claims breastmilk has no nutritional value after 12 months. This is outdated information and goes against what the world health organization reccomends and also against what the american academy of pediatrics recommends. There is science based evidence that breastmilk is beneficial regardless what age.
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option2
thumbs down icon option3
We appreciate the opportunity to care for your...Read More
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Maria Castro, MD?

Leave a review

How was your experience with Dr. Castro?

Affiliated Hospitals

Check the quality of care at hospitals where Dr. Castro treats patients.

Learn more