Medical Stories

  • Dr. Castellanos’s Most Unusual Experiences (9/10/2019) 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 […]
  • Dr. Castellanos’s Most Unusual Experiences (9/10/2019) 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, […]
  • How Doctors Die (6/16/2015) “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 […]
  • Patient-Centered Medical Home (2/24/2015) 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 […]
  • ObamaCare’s Electronic-Records Debacle (2/17/2015) The rule raises health-care costs even as it means doctors see fewer patients while providing worse care.

Other Stories

  • The Meaning of the Folding of the Flag (7/30/2021)
  • The story of Laa-lex (3/24/2015) It was springtime again, the grasses are tall, the trees have bloomed, the fields were full of poppies. One morning heading back to the house after working the horses, I noticed one of our does give birth to a little one. The little one was no larger than a small cat, still wet, with mom […]
  • Kuate Horse Tricks (11/18/2014)
  • Concert in the Park 2014 (9/15/2014) On August 6, 2014, Dr. Castellanos once again participated in the annual “Concerts in the Park” held in Templeton Park. This time he played with The Soul Sauce Band. It was a beautiful event, opened by Dr. Castellanos playing the national anthem on trumpet: Coincidentally enough, this past weekend commemorates the 200th anniversary of our national anthem. […]
  • Concert in the Park Summer 2013 (8/28/2013) A great event that brought quite a bit of our patients together with our staff to eat, drink and watch Dr. Castellanos play the trumpet with the band Incendio.