Sep 10

Dr. Castellanos’s Most Unusual Experiences

Case Two Around 1980 working with a group in Orange County, California. I was called to evaluate a patient in the emergency room at Canyon General Hospital. The history was that he was involved in an auto accident. Apparently, he lost control of his car on the 55 freeway and ended on the side of […]

Sep 10

Dr. Castellanos’s Most Unusual Experiences

Case One Around 1980 I was working at El Centro Community Hospital. I Belong to a group of ER doctors with contracts at El Centro Community Hospital, Scripps Hospital, and Mission Bay Hospital in San Diego. I had alternating shifts at Mission Bay hospital in El Centro Community Hospital. One Saturday at El Centro Hospital, […]

Jun 16

How Doctors Die

“Our patients get treated the way that we all want to be treated with respect, compassion and sensitivity! With the issue of death and dying, I tell patients that I try to provide the care that I myself would want or not want. This article on How Doctors Die is a excellent analysis of what […]

Feb 24

Patient-Centered Medical Home

Patient-centered medical home: Giving our practice the proper designation An article recently published on American College of Physicians highlights the struggles that primary care physicians face these days with “rising costs, stagnant reimbursements, and a payment system that rewards quantity over quality,” and whether gaining status as a patient-centered medical home (PCMH) is the solution […]