Frequently Asked Questions

If you have a question that is not on this list please feel free to contact us.

Q:Are you currently taking new patients?

Yes, we are accepting a limited number of new patients to the practice. However, it is imperative that patients who want to join the practice believe in the following:

1. The “Philosophy of Care” of the practice.
2. A desire and willingness to work towards his/her current health status.

Q:What insurance plans do you take?

We accept almost all PPO plans including medicare. We also accept patients on a cash basis.

Q:What happens if I need to be hosipitalized?

“The doctor concentrates on office practice and refers to practitioners who practice hospital medicine”

If you feel that you might be experiencing an emergency, you should always go to the Emergency Room. If the ER doctor feels that you need to be admitted, that doctor will call Doctor Castellanos. Doctor Castellanos recommends that the ER use the back-up panel to follow you during your stay in the hospital. Dr. Castellanos and his staff will stay in communication with you and provide your attending physician with any records or information they might need during your hospital visit.

Q:Can I have an appointment for more than one concern or evaluation?

Doctor Castellanos is extremely thorough in his evaluation and treatment; as a result, he prefers to focus on one discipline at a time, i.e. Dermatology, GYN and/or Cardio. That way he can answer your questions, educate you on the topic of the visit and provide you with the best possible evaluation and treatment.

Q:My previous doctor went over my lab and test results on the phone; does Dr. Castellanos use the same approach?

Dr. Castellanos strongly believes in educating his patients regarding their current health status and the available treatment options (if treatment is deemed necessary). As a result, Dr. Castellanos prefers to review most lab and test results during a face-to-face visit with the patient.

Q:Why does Dr. Castellanos wear a bow tie?

Dr. Castellanos wears a bow tie because research has shown that neck ties carry bacteria that can cause disease. If you would like to learn more, the American Medical News published an article outlining this topic.

Q:What is a Physician’s Assistant?

Physician assistants (PAs) are licensed health care providers who practice medicine or surgery with the supervision of a physician. They bring a comprehensive skill set to patient care and can conduct physical exams, diagnose and treat illnesses, order and interpret tests, counsel on preventative health care, assist in surgery and write prescriptions. Within the physician-PA relationship, physician assistants exercise autonomy in medical decision making and provide a broad range of diagnostic and therapeutic services.

To earn the PA-C or Physician Assistant-Certified credential, PA’s must complete an intense accredited PA educational program, often housed in medical colleges or universities. Then they must pass a national certification exam, demonstrating a breadth of general medical and surgical knowledge. To stay certified, PA’s must earn at least 100 hours of continuing medical education every two years and pass a recertification exam every six years.