Dr. Maria Descartes, MD

Dr. Maria Descartes, MD


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Dr. Maria Descartes, MD is a Geneticist in Miami, FL. She is affiliated with Baptist Hospital Of Miami. She is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Descartes to book an appointment.


Miami Cancer Institute

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Miami Cancer Institute8900 North Kendall Drive Miami, FL 33176
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Crappy. Did not examine child, did not allow child to provide input on symptoms. Poor bedside manner. Shame after waiting months to get in. Wish we had never gone to UAB
Apr 02, 2019
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She was short and did not do everything that I felt needed to be done. She had a horrible bedside manner and insisted that my pain would be better if I just exercised, as someone who is a dancer and exercises regularly I can tell you my pain in not better due to exercising.
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  • 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
Feb 20, 2018
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  • Turner Syndrome

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About Me


Maria Descartes, M.D., is a medical genetics physician at Miami Cancer Institute. Dr. Descartes specializes in evaluating patients' family histories of...Read more


  • Genetics

Board Certifications

  • Clinical Genetics
  • Medical Biochemical Genetics


San Juan City Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
Baylor College Of Medicine
Residency Hospital
University Of Puerto Rico School Of Medicine, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Medical School


  • English
  • Spanish


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Click here to schedule an appointment online. New patients can also call (786) 373-3436.

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

Dr. Descartes frequently treats Turner Syndrome. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Descartes treats.

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

Dr. Descartes' office is located at 8900 North Kendall Drive, Miami, FL 33176. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Maria Descartes, MD speak?

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

Does Dr. Maria Descartes, MD offer telehealth services?

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

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Baptist Hospital Of Miami

Miami, FL

72% Patient Experience Rating, 3% higher than the national average