Dr. Mariano Castro-Magana, MD

Dr. Mariano Castro-Magana, MD

PediatricsMaleAge 73

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Dr. Mariano Castro-Magana, MD is a Pediatrics Specialist in Mineola, NY and has over 47 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Faculty Of Medicine, National University Of San Salvador medical school in 1974. He is affiliated with medical facilities NYU Langone Health Tisch Hospital and NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Castro-Magana to book an appointment.

Locations

NYU Langone Diabetes and Endocrinology Associates - Mineola

New Patient?
(516) 240-9872
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NYU Langone Children's Ambulatory Care Center - Mineola

New Patient?
(516) 240-9872
NYU Langone Children's Ambulatory Care Center - Mineola101 Mineola Blvd Fl 2 Mineola, NY 11501
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Care Philosophy

"My primary goal is to treat the patient with the best quality care."

- Dr. Mariano Castro-Magana, MD

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ See hospitals

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Dr. Castro-Magana's Reviews

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If you are transgender, DO NOT GO HERE. I went here for 2 years, and was still not allowed to do my shots by myself. Along with this, the doctor will also give you a monthly “breast exam” as well as measuring and checking you “down there” each visit, which is NOT normal. When I confronted him on this, he says he uses the information for when he works with intersex babies to determine what sex they really are. There is no correlation between measuring the anatomy of a trans man who is age 13+ and determining the sex of an intersex newborn. He also uses an outdated method of distributing testosterone, which is by giving a shot each month. This doesn’t allow the testosterone to cycle at a normal level and makes you experience a lot of highs and lows. The most common intramuscular site is the thigh, and for some reason this doctor chooses to administer the shot on the butt. When I confronted him about this, he claimed that it hurt less. He also uses SURGICAL numbing spray before
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  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Daniel – Dec 17, 2020
I came out to my parents as a transboy. For my transitioning, we did not have experience and my parents brought me to him. The dosages of testosterone he gave turned out to be 10 times what the recommended dosages were, when a new provider showed us how high my blood test was we were shocked! I am glad to have found REAL doctors now!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Jan 05, 2019
Dr Castro-Magana is the best of the best. He diagnosed my PCOS in 1999 (at age 18) when the condition was not well known or treated. He put me medication that helped me lose 100lbs in 2 years and gave me back my life. He is the most caring and lovely man and I only wish that I could still see him now at age 37 -Deena
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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No results
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Deena G in Dix Hills – May 09, 2018
Dr Castro-Magana is a wonderful caring Doctor he’s been treating two of my children and my wife and I couldn’t be happier he answers all your questions and eleviates your fears God Bless him
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
No results
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John McNally in Massapequa, NY – Sep 30, 2017
We love Dr. Castro-Magana. He is extremely thorough, very down to earth and easy to talk to about your concerns. We feel blessed to have found him.
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Marie in Wantagh, NY – Jun 03, 2017
He was very thorough and understood my concerns. Offered a great advice and verybdown to earth!
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
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Uniondale, N.Y – Apr 13, 2017
Dr. Magana is careing, thorough, informative and a pleasure. He has been our Endocrinologist for 11yrs. My Daughter has severe Graves Desease. I can't tell you how THANKFUL I am to have found this wonderful Man. He is a True Doctors Doctor and will do Anything to find an answer. I can't say enough about this Wonderful Man.
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
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Kate Hendelman in Wilmington, NC – Feb 22, 2017
Can someone please ask dr Castro to call me back with my sons results. I'm very concerned there is a problem because he will not return my calls for over a week. I paid 630 for the test and waited 4 hours to take it. Please help!!!!!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
2 people found this helpful
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Port Washington, NY – Sep 28, 2016
Amazing Doctor, I have been seeing him for 7 years as a transgender man and he has assisted my transition and helped me become the man I always felt I was. This guy is the best!
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
No results
8 people found this helpful
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Ayejaykap in Melville, NY – Dec 31, 2015

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No malpractice claims found for New York
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Castro-Magana's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Acidosis
  • Acromegaly and Gigantism
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adrenal Gland Diseases
  • Adrenal Insufficiency
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anemia
  • Anosmia
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bacterial Sepsis
  • Bedwetting
  • Celiac Disease
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH)
  • Congenital Hypothyroidism
  • Constipation
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Insipidus
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Down Syndrome
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Dysphagia
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Encounters for Normal Pregnancies
  • Esophagitis
  • Familial Hypercholesterolemia
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Goiter
  • Graves' Disease
  • Growth Hormone Deficiency
  • Gynecomastia
  • Hair Loss
  • Hashimoto's Disease
  • Headache
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hydrocele
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hypertension
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypogonadism
  • Hypoparathyroidism
  • Hypopituitarism
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Iron Metabolism Disorders
  • Klinefelter Syndrome
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Mastodynia
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Nausea
  • Obesity
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overweight
  • Pediatric Obesity
  • Pediatric Overweight
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Polyuria
  • Precocious Puberty
  • Short Stature
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Speech, Language and Learning Disorders
  • Subacute Thyroiditis
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Cyst
  • Thyroid Goiter
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Thyroiditis
  • Thyrotoxicosis Factitia
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Turner Syndrome
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Vitamin D Deficiency

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(516) 240-9872

Dr. Castro-Magana accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Select
Anthem
Blue Access (Select Network)-NY
Empire (Select Network)-NY POS
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO

About Me

Care Philosophy

My primary goal is to treat the patient with the best quality care.

Specialties

  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Endocrinology

Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Endocrinology
  • Pediatrics

Education

Nassau University Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
Nassau University Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1974
Faculty Of Medicine, National University Of San Salvador
Medical School
Liceo Salvadoreno
Undergraduate School
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Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Strathmore’s Who’s Who in America, 2000-2001
  • Two Thousand Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st Century. 2003 In the field of medicine. International Biographical Centre, 2003
  • Top Doctors: New York Metropolitan Area, Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., 2000-2003
  • Twenty-Second Edition Who’s Who in America, 1985-1986

Media & Publications

  • Combined association of calcitriol and M-CSF inhibit the osteoclastogenetic potential of OPEL in spleen and bone marrow cell culture., 2003
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and Prader-Willi Syndrome, 2003
  • Clinical features of polycystic ovarian syndrome during adolescence, 2003

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Mariano Castro-Magana, MD?

Click here to schedule an appointment online. New patients can also call (516) 240-9872, and for other questions, call (516) 663-3511.

Does Dr. Mariano Castro-Magana, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Castro-Magana has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Mariano Castro-Magana, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Mariano Castro-Magana, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Castro-Magana's profile to make an appointment.

Does Dr. Mariano Castro-Magana, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Mariano Castro-Magana, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Castro-Magana frequently treats Short Stature, Hypopituitarism, and Growth Hormone Deficiency. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Castro-Magana treats.

Where is Dr. Mariano Castro-Magana, MD's office located?

Dr. Castro-Magana's office is located at 101 Mineola Blvd Fl 2, Mineola, NY 11501. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Castro-Magana is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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NYU Langone Health Tisch Hospital

New York, NY

73% Patient Experience Rating, 4% higher than the national average

16 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021)

NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island

Mineola, NY

19 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021)