Dr. George A Castro, MD
About Dr. George A Castro MD
Dr. George A Castro, MD is a Doctor primarily located in New York, NY. He has 29 years of experience. His specialties include Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine. He speaks English.
The overall average patient rating of Dr. George A Castro is Great. Dr. George A Castro has been rated by 15 patients. From those 15 patients 6 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. George A Castro is 3.7 of 5.0 stars.
HECTOR JAVIER CASTRO MD
205 E 16th St Ste M1B
New York, NY 10003
Dr. George A Castro has the following 2 specialties
A pulmonologist is a physician who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions related to the lungs and respiratory tract.
These specialists are similar to critical care specialists in that their patients often require mechanical ventilation to assist their breathing.
Pulmonologists diagnose and treat patients with conditions such as asthma, cystic fibrosis, asbestosis, pulmonary fibrosis, lung cancer, COPD, and emphysema. Exposure and inhalation of certain toxic substances may also warrant the services of a pulmonologist.
Some of the tools and tests pulmonologists use to diagnose a patient are a stethoscope in order to listen for abnormal breathing sounds, chest X-rays, CT scans, blood tests, bronchoscopy, and polysomnography.
Critical Care Medicine
Also sometimes referred to as intensivists, critical care specialists are physicians with specialized training in the diagnosis and management of life-threatening conditions. Some of these conditions affect vital organs like the heart and lungs, those that make breathing difficult or impossible, and those that affect entire organ systems, like the renal system.
Critical care specialists are typically found in a hospital's intensive care unit where they monitor patients with life-threatening conditions and make determinations as to the best course of treatment.
Dr. George A Castro has the following 7 expertise
- Chest Infection
- Angiographic Visualization
- Tuberculosis (TB)
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Self-verified patient of Dr. George A Castro - Posted on April 1st, 2019
I had forgotten how nice it was to have a Dr. that you can actually speak to and not rushed out the door. This alone demonstrates sincere care for his patients. It was my first visit in seeking a new PCP and it was everything that a Dr. visit is supposed to be.
You'll be super glad you've found him!
Self-verified patient of Dr. George A Castro - Posted on March 24th, 2019
Dr. Castro was the first doctor I've found where I felt that my breathing issues were going to be resolved. He performed a thorough examination and pointed out things I was completely unaware of. He took the time to explain every examination to me and also gave me some tips on how to avoid certain side affect of asthma medication. Upon meeting him, it is obvious that he genuinely cares for his patients and is a knowledgable and experienced doctor. I've already recommended him to a few of my friends! Don't over think it reading a million reviews and schedule your consultation. You'll be super glad you've found him!
Self-verified patient of Dr. George A Castro - Posted on June 2nd, 2016
Dr Castro is one of the nicest , caring and professional physicians that I have encountered. He treats you as if you are his only patient during the visit. He takes time to explain the tests and is very through. I would recommend him and his staff.
29 Years Experience
- Universidad Autonoma De Guadalajara
Graduated in 1990
- Cabrini Medical Center
Dr. George A Castro Accepts the Following Insurance
- BCBS Massachusetts
BCBS MA Blue Care Elect PPO
- Empire BCBS
Empire Prism EPO Blue Priority
Humana Choice POS
Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Oxford Health
- United Healthcare
UHC Choice Plus POS
UHC Navigate HMO
UHC Navigate POS
UHC Options PPO
More about Dr. George A Castro
The mission of Beth Israel's Latino Health Initative is to dramatically improve the health status of Hispanics in New York City. The program focuses on four areas: 1. Patient advocacy and education 2. Continuity of care, from family physician and out-patient services through inpatient acute care 3. Cultural competency in the delivery of health services at all levels 4. Elimination of the causes of ethnic and racial health disparities