Dr. Maria Castro, MD

PediatricsFemaleAge 49

Pediatrics

Dr. Maria Castro, MD is a Pediatrics Specialist in Holly Springs, NC and has over 26 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from Military University of New Granada / School of Medicine And Health Science in 1996. She is affiliated with Wakemed Cary Hospital. Her office accepts new patients.

Dr. Maria Castro, MD

Starlight Pediatrics

500 Holly Springs Rd Ste 101 Holly Springs, NC 27540
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Accepting new patients

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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 pa..."

- Dr. Maria Castro, MD

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  • Low Wait Times
    Patients are usually seen in 10 minutes or less.

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Experience
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No malpractice claims found for North Carolina
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Castro's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Acne
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Allergic Disorders
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergies
  • Allergy Testing
  • Anemia
  • Animal Allergies
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Asthma in Children
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Back Pain
  • Balanitis
  • Balanoposthitis
  • Bedwetting
  • Blepharitis
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Breath Testing
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bruise of Face, Scalp, or Neck
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cellulitis
  • Chickenpox
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Constipation
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • Cough
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Drugs
  • Dermatitis Due to Substances Taken Internally
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dizziness
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enteritis
  • Fever
  • Fever-Induced Seizure
  • Folliculitis
  • Food Poisoning
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Hair Loss
  • Headache
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hives
  • Hydrocele
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Impetigo
  • Infant Care
  • Infections
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Injuries
  • Insomnia
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Itchy Skin
  • Jock Itch
  • Joint Pain
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Laryngitis
  • Lice
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lyme Disease
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Mastodynia
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Migraine
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Nausea
  • Neonatal Care
  • 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)
  • Pinworm
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Plantar Wart
  • Pneumonia
  • Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, or Poison Sumac Poisoning
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Polyuria
  • Proteinuria
  • Rash
  • Ringworm
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Scabies
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Speech, Language and Learning Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Strep Throat
  • Stye
  • Swimmer's Ear
  • Throat Pain
  • Tinnitus
  • Torticollis
  • Tremor
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Warts
  • Well Baby Care
  • Wheezing
  • Whooping Cough
  • Wrist Sprain or Strain
  • Yeast Infections

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(919) 762-5113

Dr. Castro accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina
Blue Options PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna
Open Access
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
MedCost
MedCost PPO
Medicaid
Meritain Health
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Tricare
Prime
Standard
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare

Dr. Castro's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Castro

4.7

Based on 10 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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2 Stars
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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djyk in Lillington, NC – Jan 11, 2017
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
2 people found this helpful
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Holly Springs, NC – Nov 05, 2016
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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...Read more

Specialties

  • Pediatrics

Board Certifications

Education

School of Medicine And Health Sciences, New Granada Military University
Medical School
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
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Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

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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.

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

Dr. Castro frequently treats Fever, Influenza (Flu), and Otitis Media. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Castro treats.

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

Dr. Castro's office is located at 500 Holly Springs Rd Ste 101, Holly Springs, NC 27540. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Maria Castro, MD speak?

Dr. Castro speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

Does Dr. Maria Castro, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Castro has not yet indicated whether they offer telehealth services. Please contact the office to check for availability/eligibility.

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Locations

Starlight Pediatrics

Starlight Pediatrics500 Holly Springs Rd Ste 101 Holly Springs, NC 27540
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Wakemed Cary Hospital

Cary, NC

76% Patients that would definitely recommend, 6% higher than the national average

5 Awards Received