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Dr. Maria J Canizares Is this you?

About Dr. Maria J Canizares

Dr. Maria J Canizares, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Lake Saint Louis, MO. She has 17 years of experience. Her specialties include Dermatology. Dr. Canizares is affiliated with SSM St Joseph Health Center. Dr. Canizares has received 2 awards. She speaks English.

Rating Overview

117 Ratings with 41 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Maria J Canizares is Good. Dr. Maria J Canizares has been rated by 117 patients. From those 117 patients 41 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Maria J Canizares is 3.1 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Lake St Louis Dermatology Pc

300 Medical Plz Ste 210
Lake Saint Louis, MO 63367
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Dr. Maria J Canizares has the following 1 specialty

  • Dermatology

    A dermatologist is a doctor who has extensive training and knowledge of the skin, scalp, hair and nails and treats conditions that affect those areas. These doctors will evaluate any abnormality, blemish or lesion on the skin in order to determine the cause and will determine a course of treatment.
    Dermatologists provide patients with full body scans in order to identify any signs that are indicative of an illness that requires treatment, such as skin cancer. These specialists may also provide cosmetic services, such as mole removal, scar diminishing treatments and even botox and face lifts.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Maria J Canizares has the following 12 expertise

  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Basal Cell
  • Rosacea
  • Acne (Acne Vulgaris)
  • Excision
  • Mole
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Psoriasis
  • Rash
  • Acne Rosacea
  • Melanoma
  • Skin Cancer

Board Certifications

Dr. Maria J Canizares is Board Certified in 1 specialty

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Beautiful Doctor and Staff

I went there for a biopsy on my forehead. Dr. Canizares was very informative, comforting, and thorough. She was quick (which I really appreciated) and thorough. I became upset due entirely to nervousness and her staff was very helpful and understanding. I would give more than 5 stars if I could.

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Friendly, competent, pretty
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The office staff are very disorganized. Multiple people are in and out of your exam room with in minutes all asking the same questions. Visit is very fast. does not address all questions. Had taken test dose of medication and had labs drawn. a week later called the office for my Rx, and received a call back with . "Ok we need you to go and get your labs taken and take the test dose of the medication". I repeatedly told them, I already did that. Such a delay in care. No one EVER, answers the phone. In 6 months not once has a staff member answered the phone. and when they do call you back and you ask a question, the response is. " the Dr. is very busy we will get back with you in about 24 hours". My insurance co. denied my medication, I was told that they informed the MD office that I needed to take 15mg of methotrexate and I was only Rx 12.5mg. So again another denial and delay in care.

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Very Disappointing

This is the first negative review I have every written online. I don't ever do this, however I felt it necessary due to the care we received. My husband was a patient of Dr. Canizares. He called to cancel an appointment ahead of time and he was charged a "no show" fee. He called outside of the 24 hour window so as to be considerate of the office and other patients. They still charged him $25. We just got new phones so we could not prove that he called in his call log and the office said they had no record of him calling. The office staff is very inconsiderate and they unfortunately place no value on quality patient care/customer service. It is sad that they are hung up on policy instead of valuing people. Don't waste your time with this place, it will only cause you a headache in the end.

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Five Stars

Dr. Canizares was able to diagnose me very quickly because of her knowledge and experience. She explained everything in detail and gave me several options for treatment. She listened to my concerns and took care of me. I would recommend my family and friends to her.

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  • Awards

    2 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2008, 2009, 2010)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2010)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Canizares is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

    17 Years Experience

  • Saint Louis University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 2001

  • Washington University


  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Maria J Canizares accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Anthem
    • Anthem Blue Access PPO
    • Anthem Blue Preferred HMO
    • Anthem Blue Preferred Plus POS
    • Anthem MO Blue Preferred Options
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA LocalPlus
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • Cigna MISSOURI NET - NET POS Seamless
  • Coventry Health Care
    • Coventry Health and Life IL PPO
    • Coventry IL PPO
    • Coventry KS PPO
    • Coventry MO HMO POS
    • Coventry MO PPO
    • Coventry OA EPO Exchange - KS/MO
    • Coventry PPO Platinum
    • CoventryOne PPO Network
  • HealthLink
    • HealthLink PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

Locations & Directions

Lake St Louis Dermatology Pc, 300 Medical Plz Ste 210, Lake Saint Louis, MO
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