Dr. Maria Castro, MD
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Dr. Maria Castro, MD

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Pediatrics | Female

Starlight Pediatrics, PLLC, Holly Springs, NC 500 Holly Springs Rd Ste 101 Holly Springs, NC 27540 Get Directions

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.

Biography

Dr. Maria Castro, MD is a pediatrics doctor who practices in Holly Springs, NC. She is 43 years old and has been practicing for 21 years. Dr. Castro is affiliated with Wakemed Cary Hospital.

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Dr. Castro's Reviews

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based on 10 total surveys (2 with reviews)
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 Reviews (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 This is outdated information and goes against what the world health organization reccomends and also against what the american academy of pediatrics recommends.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's 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.

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

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Board Certifications

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  • Pediatrics

Conditions Treated

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Allergic Disorders
  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Asthma in Children
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Headache
  • Infections
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Injuries
  • Migraine
  • Obesity
  • Otitis Media
  • Pediatric Diseases
  • Sinusitis

Education

  • Medical School
    Military University Of New Granada / School Of Medicine and Health Science

    Graduated in 1996

  • Internship Hospital
    Long Island College Hospital

    Completed in 2004

  • Residency Hospital
    Long Island College Hospital

    Completed in 2006

  • Undergraduate School
    Military University Of New Granada / School Of Medicine and Health Science

    Graduated in 1991

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Pediatrics

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Allergy Testing
  • Allergy Treatment
  • Breath Testing
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Immunization
  • Infant Care
  • Nebulizer Treatment
  • Neonatal Care
  • Pap Smear
  • Physical Examination
  • Sports Physical Examination
  • Vaccination
  • Wart Removal
  • Well Baby Care
  • Well Child Examination