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Abel Yovanni Castro-Amador, MD

Pediatrics
Accepts New Patients
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About
Serving all people by providing personalized health and wellness through exemplary care, education and research.

LanguagesEnglish, Spanish
Ages SeenInfants and Toddlers (ages 0-2), Children (ages 3-11), Adolescents (ages 12-18), Newborns (0-28 days)
Hospital Affiliations
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Hillcrest
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Temple
  • Baylor Scott & White McLane Children's Medical Center - Temple
Insurance Accepted
*Accepted plans and benefits may vary by location.
INSURANCE PLAN
ACCEPTS NEW PATIENTS
Aetna - Aetna Signature Administrators
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Aetna - Choice POS II
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Aetna - Elect Choice
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Aetna - Health Network Only
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Aetna - Health Network Option
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Aetna - HMO
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Aetna - Managed Choice
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Aetna - Open Access Elect Choice
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Aetna - Open Access HMO
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Aetna - Open Access Managed Choice
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Aetna - Open Access Select
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Aetna - Open Choice PPO
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Aetna - QPOS
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Aetna - Select SM
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Aetna - US Access
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Bronze
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Gold
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage HMO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Silver
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Choice Plus
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Choice PPO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Essentials
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Essentials Access HMO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Premier
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Premier Open Access HMO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Federal Select PPO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage - EFH Retirees
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage - Oncor
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - ParPlan
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - STAR Kids
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Traditional
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Cigna - CAC Plan
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Cigna - Cigna Choice Fund
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Cigna - EPO
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Cigna - Flexcare
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Cigna - HMO
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Cigna - HMO Open Access
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Cigna - HMO/POS
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Cigna - LocalPlus
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Cigna - LocalPlusIN
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Cigna - Network
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Cigna - Network Open Access
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Cigna - Network POS
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Cigna - Open Access Plus
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Cigna - POS
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Cigna - POS Open Access
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Cigna - PPO
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Healthscope - DART ACO
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Healthscope - DART ACO Flex
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Humana - ChoiceCare
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Humana - ChoiceCare Preferred Network
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Humana - Commercial HMO Plans
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Humana - Commercial PPO Plans
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Humana - Medicare Advantage Plans (exclude Southwestern Health Resources Network)
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Humana - National POS
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred EPO Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO - Large Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred PPO Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - PPO & HSA
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - SEQA & EQA
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Scott & White Health Plan - Cigna PPO Network - Out-of-Area Member Plan
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Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Individual/Family
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Scott & White Health Plan - ERS BSW Preferred HMO Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network - Large Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Individual/Family
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Scott & White Health Plan - McLane Group Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - PHCS/OPTUM - PPO Network - Out-of-Area Member Plan
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Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Choice Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Choice Preferred Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Network-Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - RightCare STAR Medicaid Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - SeniorCare Advantage HMO
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Scott & White Health Plan - SeniorCare Advantage PPO
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Scott & White Health Plan - Texas Statewide PPO
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Scott & White Health Plan - TRS - Active Care Participants Network
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Superior - Ambetter Balance Care - Silver
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Superior - Ambetter Essential Care - Bronze
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Superior - Ambetter Secure Care - Gold
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Superior - CHIP
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Superior - CHIP Perinate
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Superior - Foster Care
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Superior - STAR
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Texas Medicaid & Healthcare Partnership (TMHP) - TMHP Pediatric Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN)
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Texas Medicaid & Healthcare Partnership (TMHP) - TMHP Pediatric Medicaid
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Tricare - Tricare Extra
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Tricare - Tricare Prime
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Tricare - Tricare Select
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UnitedHealth - AARP Medicare Complete
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UnitedHealth - Charter EPO
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UnitedHealth - Charter HMO
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UnitedHealth - Charter POS
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UnitedHealth - CHIP
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UnitedHealth - Choice +HMO
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UnitedHealth - Choice EPO
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UnitedHealth - Choice HMO
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UnitedHealth - Choice Plus POS
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UnitedHealth - Core Choice Plus POS
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UnitedHealth - Core EPO
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UnitedHealth - Core HMO
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UnitedHealth - Dual Complete Medicare Advantage
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UnitedHealth - Group Medicare Advantage
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UnitedHealth - Medicare Complete
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UnitedHealth - Medicare Gold
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UnitedHealth - Medicare Silver
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UnitedHealth - Navigate EPO
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UnitedHealth - Navigate HMO
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UnitedHealth - Navigate HMO+
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UnitedHealth - Navigate POS
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UnitedHealth - Nexus ACO OA
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UnitedHealth - NexusACO R
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UnitedHealth - Options PPO
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UnitedHealth - PPO
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UnitedHealth - Secure Horizons
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UnitedHealth - Select +
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UnitedHealth - Select EPO
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UnitedHealth - Select HMO
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UnitedHealth - Select Plus POS
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UnitedHealth - STAR
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UnitedHealth - STAR Kids
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UnitedHealth - STAR+PLUS
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UnitedHealth - UHC West Signature Value Gated HMO
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Insurance listings are subject to change without prior notice. Please call the physician's office or health plan to verify coverage information prior to scheduling your visit or procedure. PPO Network Agreements include participating Employers and/or Administrator only. Not all members participating in contracted networks have in network access. Networks include Beech Street, HealthSmart, PHCS and Texas True Choice. In network participation is updated on a monthly basis by the network.
Background
Education
  • Fellowship: Pediatric Infectious Disease, University Of Texas Health Science Center Houston (2016)
  • Residency: Pediatrics, St Josephs Regional Medical Center (2009)
  • Medical School: Medical Doctor, Universidad Nacional Autonoma De Honduras
  • Fellowship: Pediatric Infectious Disease, University Of Texas Health Science Center (2016)
Certifications
  • Pediatrics (General Cert) - American Board of Pediatrics
Industry Relationships

Baylor Scott & White Health’s vision is to be the most trusted name in giving and receiving safe, quality, compassionate healthcare. As part of that vision, Baylor Scott & White Health is committed to dealing honestly, fairly and with integrity in all matters to provide exemplary patient care, broaden medical knowledge, train the next generation of physicians and support outside relationships that promise public benefit.To that end, Baylor Scott & White Health physicians may collaborate with health care industry partners such as pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device companies (collectively referred to as Industry) to help develop medical breakthroughs, or provide medical expertise or education.To promote professional and commercial integrity in such matters, physicians who are employed, contracted for administrative duties or performing research with Baylor Scott & White Health seek advanced approval for certain new Industry relationships, and report their Industry relationships and activities to the Office of Corporate Compliance annually for review.

Baylor Scott & White Health publicly discloses reported payments to these physicians and their immediate family members of $5,000 or more from Industry companies with which the physicians interact as part of their professional activities.The information on this website may differ somewhat from information on other publicly available databases due to different reporting periods, definitions, or reporting requirements.Patients may visit CMS’ Open Payments Database for more information, and should feel free to speak with their physician about relationships with Industry.

As of May 13, 2019, Abel Yovanni Castro-Amador, MD  has reported no outside relationship with Industry that is applicable to this listing.

Reviews(81)
Overall: 4.8*
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Oct 25, 2019
So good with kids - great interaction.
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Oct 23, 2019
Abel Castro is always so concerned and easy to talk to and the feedback is at a level where you can understand what's going on he is an amazing Dr. and the staff is always so friendly and we definitely enjoy the cleanliness
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Oct 13, 2019
he befriended my son as soon as he walked in which allowed him to check his eyes without him fussing. In past experience they just jump right in, but Dr. Castro took the time to bond with him.
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Oct 11, 2019
Dr. Castro Is Awesome !!
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Oct 11, 2019
very friendly and felt reassured of our concerns. left feeling better about our sons health as we had many questions.
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Oct 9, 2019
best provider I have ever had!!!!
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Oct 4, 2019
Dr. Castro was extremely personable and compassionate. My son felt very comfortable with him as a new patient.
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Sep 17, 2019
Always gets on the child's level. plays with child. Dr. Castro and his nurses are awesome!
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Sep 17, 2019
my kids feel comfortable with Dr Castro.
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Sep 12, 2019
Dr. Castro is great! So happy to have him. He is so sweet and patient with my son who is non-verbal with Autism.
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Sep 7, 2019
Dr. Castro was very friendly & gentle. He listened to what I had to say & took into consideration my input.
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Sep 6, 2019
Absolutely the best doctor and staff we have ever had... deeply caring and knowledgeable.
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Aug 30, 2019
Dr.Castro was amazing as well as staff that helped ! Y'all are amazing and continue the great work
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Aug 20, 2019
Dr. Castro is a caring, knowledgeable doctor. he is thorough and very apt to teach and inform while also taking the time to let parents voice concerns without just dismissing them. #1 Doctor in Waco,TX!
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Aug 9, 2019
dr Castro is the best!!!
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Aug 8, 2019
Amazing.!!!! Will recommend him to any and everyone!! Love how he explained things and showed true concern about my newborn. He made me feel like everything was going to be ok and being a new parent I really needed it.! I am grateful and very thankful he was there at the hospital and we were able to meet so I could choose him as my sons primary doctor.
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Aug 7, 2019
Dr. Castro is the best doctor my son has ever had
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Aug 2, 2019
very nice
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Jul 31, 2019
Dr.Castro is the best with my daughter and he listens to my concerns and tries to get her the best help possible!!
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Jul 27, 2019
he was very insensitive to my child's weight and my child was very upset after the appointment
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Jul 20, 2019
He is always a joy to visit and our children adore him and we all find him comical, highly intelligent and very concerned with us all. Best pediatrician ever!
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Jul 9, 2019
Dr. Castro was super friendly and asked lots of questions to make sure he understood exactly what was happening. He also explained to us exactly how to give our baby her medicine.
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Jul 9, 2019
my families experiences with Dr. Castro have been very positive so far. He addresses our concerns and explains himself well. I am happy that I have found an amazing provider for my children.
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Jul 6, 2019
Appointment was quick and fast, did not have to wait long in the waiting room.
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Jul 2, 2019
very professional doctor and nurse.
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Jun 11, 2019
Dr Castro makes sure when the visit is almost done that all of my questions are answered and that I have peace of mind.
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Jun 11, 2019
It was my first time taking my baby for his check up with Dr.Castro and he was a great doctor. I felt like he did a great job on my baby's check up. I really did like how he treated my baby.
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Jun 11, 2019
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Jun 6, 2019
We love Dr Castro and his nursing staff!
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Jun 5, 2019
Great experience!
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Jun 4, 2019
Very knowledgeable about problem was clear about it and scheduled follows up in a days to revisit if not getting any better.
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Jun 3, 2019
We love Dr. Castro and the care he gives to our boys. He is kind, caring, keeps the parents involved, and explains everything clearly and concisely making sure we understand all that we need to. He ensures all of our questions are answered. He truly cares about his patients and the family's well being. We appreciate his dedication to his profession and patients.
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Jun 1, 2019
We love this office and have already recommended this office. staff and doctor to other family and friends.
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May 26, 2019
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