Dr. Maria Castro, MD

Dr. Maria Castro, MD

Pediatrics  |  
Female  |  
Age 44
(10)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Maria Castro, MD is a pediatrics doctor who practices in Holly Springs, NC. She is 44 years old and has been practicing for 21 years.

500 Holly Springs Rd Ste 101

Holly Springs, NC 27540

Contact Information

(919) 762-5113

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • MedCost
  • Medicaid
  • Meritain Health
  • MultiPlan
  • 2 More

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Dr. Castro's Experience

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Dr. Castro's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Pediatrics
  • Board certified in Pediatrics
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Castro "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."
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Specialties

  • Pediatrics
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Board Certifications

  • Pediatrics
    Accredited by: American Board of Pediatrics*
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Conditions Treated

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acne
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Administrative Physical
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Disorders
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergic Rhinitis Due to Food
  • Allergies
  • 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
  • Bedwetting
  • Bladder Infection
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Pain
  • 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
  • Dermatitis
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Eczema and Contact Dermatitis Due to Metals
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Febrile Convulsion
  • Fever
  • Folliculitis
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fungal Infections
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hair Loss
  • Headache
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Hives
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Impetigo
  • Infections
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Injuries
  • Insomnia
  • 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)
  • Nausea
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Newborn Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Nosebleed
  • Obesity
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pediatric Diseases
  • Pediatric Obesity
  • Pediatric Overweight
  • Pharyngitis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pneumonia
  • Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, or Poison Sumac Poisoning
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Rash
  • Ringworm
  • Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
  • Scabies
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Infections
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sore Throat
  • Speech, Language and Learning Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Strep Throat
  • Stye
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Tinnitus
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tremor
  • Ulcer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Infection
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Warts
  • Wheezing
  • Yeast Infections

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Procedures

  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Alcohol or Substance Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Allergy Testing
  • Allergy Treatment
  • Breath Testing
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Immunization
  • Infant Care
  • Nail Avulsion and Excision
  • Nebulizer Treatment
  • Neonatal Care
  • Pap Smear
  • Physical Examination
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Rapid Flu Test
  • Sports Physical Examination
  • Vaccination
  • Wart Removal
  • Well Baby Care
  • Well Child Examination
  • Wellness Examination

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for North Carolina.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Military University Of New Granada / School Of Medicine and Health Science
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1991
  • Military University Of New Granada / School Of Medicine and Health Science
    Medical School | Graduated 1996
  • Long Island College Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2004
  • Long Island College Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2006

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Castro has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Castro's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Castro to family and friends
4.3
based on 10 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Castro's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
in Lillington, NC |
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.
Starlight appreciates your lovely words. We will continue to strive to provide the best care to our community.
Holly Springs, NC |
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.
We appreciate the opportunity to care for your child for the past year. Starlight regrets that our guidance at your last visit was misinterpreted, because we certainly support breast feeding. Regular milk was only recommended because it's considered safe after 12 months of age, if this is the parents choice, but as you mentioned breast milk is always best !!! :) We wish the very best for you and your family.
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Dr. Castro accepts 11 insurance carriers
  • 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

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1900 Kildaire Farm Rd
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