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Qualifications and Experience
Dr. Maria L. Castillo received her M.D. degree from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. She completed her Residency in Obstetrics & Gynecology at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. She served as the Site Director of Obstetrics and Gynecology in Berkley, Michigan and was also an active member of the teaching faculty of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Providence Hospital in Southfield, Michigan. While at Providence Hospital, Dr. Castillo was appointed to the Executive Council of Employed Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the Women’s Health Care Council and the Obstetrics and Gynecology Performance Improvement Committee. Dr. Castillo is Board Certified by the American Board of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. She is also a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and provides services at Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women and Newborns, Pomerado Hospital, Scripps Memorial Hospital LA Jolla and Sharp Grossmont Hospital.
Verified Patient Reviews
Friendly staff, friendly doctor. Knowledgeable and open to all questions and concerns. Takes interest in me and knows my background well. Have gone to Maria for years and wouldn’t change a thing!
Super nice the whole staff!
Bedside manner was lacking and the front desk staff were dismissive.
Very satisfied with my appt. I was seen right away. Dr. Castillo was very thorough with the appt. asked if we had any questions even though we didnt have any. We didnt get a definitive answer regarding gender but she was leaning towards boy. The receptionist refered us to a gender test and it is def a boy! Overall a great experience. Everyone in the office was so nice!
She was THE BEST!! Very informative and friendly. Comfortable atmosphere and great attitude. I would love to have her as my primary obgyn!!!
Saw me super quickly. Talked me through all my concerns and explained everything that was happening. The office is hard to call back for results and appointments and stuff but overall great experience.
She was so easy to talk to and made the whole very awkward process a lot better than I ever expected it could be! I plan to keep going to her practice as long as I can.
I should have turned around at the paper "cash only copays" sign at reception or the stained chairs in the waiting room. I DEFINITELY should have run when they gave me a literal Dixie cup with my name Sharpied on the side for a urine sample. But desperate times call for desperate measures, and I was desperate for answers. (Plus, I was already there.) Staff in this office seemed... well, they aren't hired at actual clinics. I can say that much. Judging by the state of the office (I swear they outfitted the place from a medical supply garage sale), their wages must not be high, and you get what Doc pays for. In the exam rooms, you can hear with crystal clarity what's happening in the next room, so if you're a voyeur or exhibitionist, this might be a great office for you! Doc is friendly and likes to talk a lot but doesn't really provide the right kind of information. For instance, she sent me to get lab tests but failed to instruct me to fast, so I had to go back twice. (After I got a second opinion, I learned she didn't even order a complete workup of tests and ended up diagnosing me on incomplete information.) After my results finally did come in, she put me on a medication without ever explaining the results or how the medication should be used. She just had one of her staff tell me they'd called in a prescription. Bottom line: This office was sketchy af, and I left with way more questions than answers. Maybe she handles pregnancies better than gynecological issues, but if you're trying to find high-quality care, I would steer clear of this office.
She was very kind and it was a very quick visit! Also, I did not have to wait in the room very long till she came in.
I was nervous about finding a good OBGYN that I jived with since I just moved. Dr. Castillo was awesome, down to earth and jumped on a treatment plan for me right away. I'll happily be going back to her
She was fabulous! Extremely personable and knowledgeable and answered all my questions. She made me feel extremely confident!!
All staff is so nice, love my doctor! Really gets me, friendly, very talkative and pick right back up from previous appt. Highly recommend Dr Castillo.
Her assistants are super personable and nice. Dr. Castillo is absolutely amazing. Finding the right OBGYN is always the hardest thing for me because its such a sensitive appointment but she is the absolute best. She is very personable and gives you a safe, supporting place and warm bedside manner to discuss your health. The only downside, if any, is that the office itself is very homely. Not a deterrent though.
The doctor may be great. But reception is horrible. Called for fifteen minutes continuously without anyone picking up the phone. And the reception explained the reason being that " she is distracted". I could never trust a doctors office if so unresponsive. Going to change my doc after this one last visit. FYI the reason I was calling is that the google address is totally listed wrong. The listed office is " available for rent ".
Everyone was all over the place, the nurse said they were going to do a couple procedures which the Dr. never did. The nurse forgot to take my blood pressure they forgot to prescribe me prenatal pills. And didn't test me to see if I was pregnant, very ineffective and unprofessional. I rather not go into details in regards to what the lack of precessionalism put me through emotionally let's just say I don't know if I was ever pregnant.
Nurse shouted into my open room through the waiting room with multiple people around "did you already know you had herpies?" and when I asked to see the doctor about one minute after my exam they told me she had gone across the street to go get a sandwich!...I had no chance to ask her any questions or talk about anything I had going on. The staff was extremely unprofessional and had disgustingly inappropriate conduct for nurses. I left feeling completely violated. I will not be going back.
Staff was efficient, wait times extremely short, and Dr. Castillo made me feel very comfortable.
The Dr. and staff were very nice and warm. I am a first time patient, and was nervous, but everyone made me feel comfortable. The Dr is very funny, and I laughed through the whole procedure!
Dr. Castillo and her staff were pretty great.She is very knowledgeable & her staff were professional and friendly .
My main concern was with the billing department. I have attempted to reach someone at their office for the last 3 weeks without any success. When you call you are directed to voicemail and I have left over 10 messages in the span of 3 weeks and have not received a response. What is more concerning is that I received an invoice for this office addressed to another person which violates privacy laws. If I could give 0 stars, I honestly would.
Very professional, warm and welcoming!
Dr. Castillo is very gentle and has an excellent bedside manner. I was very impressed. The front and back office girls are also very friendly and with good attitude.
I arrived 15 minutes early, as requested, to check-in. I then waited over 30 minutes past my appointment time to be seen. I was the last person in the waiting room and then heard the doctor say that she had to be at the hospital and that it was passed the cut-off! The girls then must have explained that I had been there on time because I was hastily put into a room. The nurse that took me back didn't even finish taking my information when I was told the doctor would be in. Quickest exam ever without the usual pleasantries and courtesies provided with such an intimate exam...she barely even introduced herself. I understand that things come up, especially in a practice that handles so many pregnancies but I had heard the front desk women talking about how they had a bunch of walk ins and were discussing when they should and shouldn't double book. It was frustrating to say the least! I had no time to ask questions or voice my concerns. I am not even sure I have confidence in any exam results because everything was done so hastily!
Very short wait, Dr. Castillo was great! Very friendly and made me comfortable, i definitely recommend her.
Felt very comfortable with her as my new doctor. Staff very nice & office very clean!
Dr Castillo was great but the front office staff doesn't communicate very well. They don't tell you to arrive early to fill out paperwork, which wasn't a big deal I was still seen very quickly. However one thing that was uncomfortable they yell down the hall about patients, I think it may violate HIPAA rules.
Really nice Doctor. Funny and made sure I felt comfortable. Would highly recommend !
I love her!! She offers vaginal deliveries after having a c section!! Which was very successful with my second child! Truly blessed to have her as my OB doc!!
Good & efficient enough. For regular check up, Dr is goid.
She was fantastic. Her staff was friendly and courteous!
Dr. Castillo was very kind and had an upbeat personality. Her staff was friendly and I love how the rooms had happy music playing. There was barely any wait at all. Dr. Castillo made me feel very comfortable and made me at ease with my worries (which ended up being nothing to worry about at all). She is awesome and very professional and knows exactly what she is doing. Would definitely recommend Her!
She and her staff always make me feel at ease.
It was informative and she was so nice.
It was superb, my first pregnancy. She told me how far along I am & saw to it that I was comfortable for my ultradsound.
Waiting an hour past my appt time. Finally when the dr came in, she talked to me for 2 min and seemed very rushed the whole time. Overall unprofessional
Dr. Castillo was helpful, as well as, considerate to my needs. She is personable and very informative.
She was very nice and professional. She made me feel comfortable and the office was very clean.
She made me feel comfortable and relaxed. Her nurse was amazing.
Dr. Castillo is friendly, knowledgeable, and careful. Best gynecologist and visit I've ever had.
Dr. Castillo is the best. She really cares about her patients. She delivered my two babies. Unlike many doctors, she will be there to deliver, not just the on call doctor. If you have a problem you can reach her directly in the middle of the night.
The receptionist wasn't very warm. I asked a few questions that seemed to get brushed off like an annoyance. The Dr. herself was nice and kept conversation brewing which was nice.
Very pleasant & professional. Explained in layman's terms; much appreciated.
The Nurse and Dr. were very nice. The receptionist on the other hand was very rude. It started on the phone and continued when I arrived at the office while I was filling out my paperwork. I observed her being rude with everyone she interacted with and almost had second thoughts about visiting in the first place after she called to confirm my appointment. I spoke to the Nurse about her, who says everyone feels the same way. She's related to one of the Dr's there, but patients complain about her all the time. If I was a Dr. with my own practice there's no way I would want that personality representing me. I'm used to calling up other Dr's when I have a question and the receptionist is ALWAYS friendly, answers questions, and get's me the help I need. I couldn't imagine having that same situation with this lady.
Very unprofessional office environment. Everyone yelled at eachother across the office on questions about patients. The woman who took my weight wrote it down on her hand, really no paper? She took my blood pressure and instead of 117 so said it was 170, until the second nurse corrected her. Five minutes later she asked what my weight was again. After my initial exam the dr left and said your done get dressed then walked out. That was it. This was my first pregnancy appointment and never did the dr sit down to talk to me about it. I will not be going back here again.
Dr. Castillo is SO nice and SO easy to talk to. She put me at ease, no one likes to go in for the yearly pap but she makes you feel comfortable. Very professional, caring, personable and knowledgable. The office is very nice too, great location by Pomerado. So glad I found her on ZocDoc!
Found my new obgyn! Wonderful bedside manner, she answered all my questions. Nurse and staff are A+!
Very help and nice.
The clinic was not clean
Her child was waiting so I felt rushed.
The doctor even didn't wear gloves for my examination. I was so surprised to see her hands touched everything, and wondering how many bacteria she's gonna bring to my body. Awful!!!
I was very impressed with Dr. Castillo. She knew immediately what was wrong with me and now wellness is within sight!
It went kind of two fast. I also never got a call back with any results like she said she would.
she was very personable!
Quite pleased with Dr. Castillo and her staff, friendly and professional.
I THINK SHE NEEDS 2 DR.S AT HER OFFICE. 1. TO DELIVER BABIES AND ONE TO SEE PATIENTS. I FELT THAT THE DR. WAS MULTI TASKING TOO MUCH AND TO BUSY FOR ME. THERE WAS A HECTIC STRESSFUL FEELING THERE. GOOD LUCK!
I am very pleased with Dr. Castillo. I was nervous because of insurance issues and not having the best prenatal care prior to coming to her office, I thought I would be lectured and made to feel bad etc. but she was very understanding and just picked up right where my prenatal care was left without any issues. She made my anxiety melt away, and even explained my options in depth with honesty and first hand experience. I couldn't have asked for more! I feel confident my baby and I are in the best of hands.
She is very busy but defintely takes the time to hear you out and address your needs. She is very personable but also realistic. I will continue seeing her.
Dr. Castillo is the most amazing doctor I have ever seen! This was my first annual check-up in my entire life and I couldn't have picked a doctor as great as her. The wait time wasn't long at all and if I had to wait it was because I didn't come early enough to fill out my paperwork! Once I got that out of the way I was brought into an exam room and within a few minutes Dr. Castillo came in and welcomed me. I knew right away from the way she spoke that I'd be walking out in no time. She constantly checked up on how I was feeling through-out the exam and reassured me that I had nothing to be ashamed of or worried about. She also took great care in addressing some of the things I had concerns about and helped me figure out how they were caused and what I could do to fix them. I'd definitely recommend her office to other patients and am very happy to know that when it comes to her specialty I won't be needing to look elsewhere because I have found the doctor for me!
This is a late review but wanted to leave it since I went to this office/ doctor due to the great rating on ZocDoc and wished I had not. The bedside manner greatly lacked, and I felt like since I was not pregnant I was less of a priority. Maria really did not dig into any of my history at all and when there was a revisit needed I felt like the staff lacked professionalism and was not sympathetic to my needs.
She helped me through a very trying time. I appreciate her.
Dr. Castillo was nice and pleasant, but I do have some problems with the service I received. My appointment was at 8:15 and I arrived on time. While I sat filling out forms, another lady came in and said her appointment was at 9:30 but she wanted to be seen sooner. When Dr. Castillo arrived (not until around 8:45!) this other lady was allowed to be seen before me for some reason. I didn't get seen until after 9am! Extremely unprofessional for the doctor to be late for her appointments, and to show no concern for my schedule.
She was friendly, efficient, knowledgeable, gentle. I felt very comfortable with her. She asked some good questions and listened while I answered her.
Dr. Castillo is a great doctor, very knowledgeable and thorough. She has a great personality, great staff and great music in your waiting room! :)
The secretary violated HIPPA blatanly by asking me my social and my husband's social at the front desk with other patients in the waiting room. She also called the Tricare office to confirm eligibility stating my birthdate,social security number and my husband's social security.number and birth date. I was shocked and disappointed and will be checking my credit report frequently since. I have no idea if the other people in the waiting room will use that information to steal my identity. I am thinking of reporting.this. .
I arrived 15 minutes early and the office was packed. I couldn't even sit down. My husband and I waited until a seat opened up and then saw the doctor leave the office to go confirm a c-section at the hospital. She returned about 30 minutes later, after leaving all her patients waiting. Finally after an hour and 10 minutes we were finally seen. She is very to the point and seems rushed. I received conflicting information from her and the nurse and left the office confused. Definitely a waste of my time.
I finally have hope thanks to Dr. Castillo.
I went to see Dr. Castillo for a general consultation. There wasn't any soap in the room where I was seen and so I don't know if she washed her hands before she saw me. I know that they had moved the day before into a new office but the fact that there wasn't any soap in the room was just gross. She spent a total of 5 minutes talking to me and didn't go into any details about the possible cause of my pain. I will not be going back to her practice.
I thought Dr. Castillo was a nice lady but her nurse does the majority of the assessments, etc. The nurse at this office is SO sweet and will help each patient however she can. She even gave me free birth control that they had extra samples of and she will call in my prescription refill or prescription change right away when I leave a message on their machine. The only reason I gave this office 3 stars is because Dr. Castillo is always in a rush to leave the room. I remember one time I was laying on the patient table asking a question when she left the room. The nurse though is awesome and will truly help you in whatever way she can. I just wish Dr. Castillo would spend more time with her patients and providing detailed information.
I didn't like that I didn't get seen until 9:15am when my appointment was at 830am, but I always enjoy Dr. Castillo and her staff. She was very thorough, and made sure I was comfortable with the next steps of my care.
I love her she has delivered all three of my children:)
She was very nice. Easy going, but thorough.
Dr was nice, but I had to wait 45 minutes to be seen. My appt was at 1pm, I was there 20 min before coz I know I have to do paperwork. I filled out 7 to 8 pages of questions and when they took me to the rm to wait for the dr they ask me the same questions. Why fill out those papers if your going ask me anyway? I was finally seen at 1:45.
This Dr has no heart to patients.
Reading all the reviews online about how the staff wasn't friendly I was kinda scared to go see that doctor but it turned out that everyone was really friendly and professional. The doctor talks a lot and makes your visit very comfortable. She knows what she is doing and also answers your questions. I will be back to this office for sure!
I liked her very much, she made me feel very comfortable. I did have a rather long wait and I was surprised at how quickly she rushed off. I didn't get to say thank you and good bye. I was still asking question as she was rushing out the door. I feel that way a lot with dr.s and it kind of makes a patient feel unimportant. I DID like her though and I WILL be back. Thank You and Good Bye. Ronie Goodman
It's my first visit, but I love her already!
She made me feel extremely comfortable!
Wonderful experience!!! Absolutely loved Dr. Castillo and will use her as my primary OBGYN from now on.
Dr. Castillo is awesome!!