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Annual Pap Smear / GYN Exam
15725 Pomerado Rd, Ste 214, Poway, CA, 92064
7930 Frost St, Ste 103, San Diego, CA, 92123
911 East Plaza Blvd, National City, CA, 91950

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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.

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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.

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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 ".

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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.

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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.

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Staff was efficient, wait times extremely short, and Dr. Castillo made me feel very comfortable.

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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!

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Dr. Castillo and her staff were pretty great.She is very knowledgeable & her staff were professional and friendly .

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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.

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Very professional, warm and welcoming!

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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.

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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!

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Very short wait, Dr. Castillo was great! Very friendly and made me comfortable, i definitely recommend her.

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Felt very comfortable with her as my new doctor. Staff very nice & office very clean!

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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.

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Really nice Doctor. Funny and made sure I felt comfortable. Would highly recommend !

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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!!

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Good & efficient enough. For regular check up, Dr is goid.

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She was fantastic. Her staff was friendly and courteous!

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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!

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She and her staff always make me feel at ease.

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It was informative and she was so nice.

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It was superb, my first pregnancy. She told me how far along I am & saw to it that I was comfortable for my ultradsound.

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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

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Dr. Castillo was helpful, as well as, considerate to my needs. She is personable and very informative.

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She was very nice and professional. She made me feel comfortable and the office was very clean.

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She made me feel comfortable and relaxed. Her nurse was amazing.

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Dr. Castillo is friendly, knowledgeable, and careful. Best gynecologist and visit I've ever had.

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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.

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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.

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Very pleasant & professional. Explained in layman's terms; much appreciated.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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Found my new obgyn! Wonderful bedside manner, she answered all my questions. Nurse and staff are A+!

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Very help and nice.

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The clinic was not clean

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Her child was waiting so I felt rushed.

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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!!!

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I was very impressed with Dr. Castillo. She knew immediately what was wrong with me and now wellness is within sight!

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