Dr. Alberto Castiel, MD

Dr. Alberto Castiel, MD

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Family Medicine  |  
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55 y/o
(46)

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Alberto Castiel, M.D., FAAFP is a Board Certified Family Physician. He was born and raised in Manhattan, New York City and received his undergraduate Bachelor of Science degree at St. John's University also in New York. He later trained at the University of Florida Family Medicine Residency. He has been in private practice for 20 plus years and treats a wide variety of illnesses and conditions. His focus is on prevention of chronic diseases, Diabetes, Joint conditions, Wound care, Hyperbaric Medicine, and the Cardiovascular Diseases Dr. Castiel enjoys teaching and lectures all over the U.S. on various disease topics and is also a Courtesy Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at the University of Florida School of Medicine, Florida State University School of Medicine, and Nova Southeastern University School of Physician Assistants. In his recreational life he has a passion for all sports especially racquetball, motorcycling, working out, and scuba diving which sparked his interest in Hyperbaric Medicine and Wound Care. He is fluent in both English and Spanish. The patients of Global Family Care are in incredibly qualified hands under the watch of Dr. Castiel. Mark Balester PA-C, MPAS is a nationally certified physician assistant with Global Family Care for 8 years, and he has 22 years of experience as a practitioner and has a Masters Degree in Physician Assistance. Mr. Balester was born and raised and educated in Ohio. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from The Ohio State University. He then graduated from the Physician Assistant program at Cuyahoga Community College, and finally his Masters in Physician Assistant Studies from The University of Nebraska Medical Center. He has practiced since 1994, beginning with Emergency Medicine for three years, and then finding his true calling in Family Medicine. He enjoys getting to know the patients and their families which is why family medicine appealed to him more the emergency department. In his academic time his interests are cardiovascular disorders, diabetes, respiratory and orthopedic issues. In his leisure time he enjoys woodworking, snow skiing, fly fishing, and scuba diving.

Global Family Care

1677 Wells Rd Ste C

Orange Park, FL 32073
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Dr. Castiel's Experience

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Dr. Castiel's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Family Medicine
  • Board certified in Family Practice
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Castiel "Global Family Care is dedicated to excellent service. With our attention to diagnostic detail, we are able to deliver individualized medical care to the members of our community. The entire family can be treated in our office as we are trained in all aspects of General Family Medicine. We cover from Pediatrics to Geriatrics and Women s Health. Our practitioners keep up to date with the latest data in the current medical literature and treatments. Same day appoinments are always available for urgencies and we keep open communication with our local specialists to ensure coordination of care for our patients."

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Specialties

  • Family Medicine
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Board Certifications

  • Family Practice
    Accredited by: American Board of Family Medicine*
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Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anemia
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Ataxia
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Back Pain
  • Bacterial Sepsis
  • Bedsores
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Bladder Infection
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Bronchitis
  • Burn Injuries
  • Bursitis
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Confusion
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Cough
  • Dehydration
  • Dermatitis
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophagitis
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fungal Infections
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastroparesis
  • Gout
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hidradenitis
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hives
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Impetigo
  • Indigestion
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Insomnia
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Intertrigo
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Malnutrition
  • Mastodynia
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Nausea
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overweight
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pharyngitis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pneumonia
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Prostatitis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rash
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Ringworm
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Infections
  • Speech, Language and Learning Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Ulcer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Vertigo
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Warts

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Procedures

  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Biopsy
  • Breast Exam
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Family Counseling
  • Family Planning Services
  • HIV Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Immunization
  • Immunization Administration
  • Joint Injection
  • Liver Function Test
  • Mole Removal
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Pap Smear
  • Pelvic Exams
  • Physical Examination
  • Pre-Operative Care
  • Prostate Cancer Screening
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Stitches
  • Syphilis Screening
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Urinalysis
  • Vaccination
  • Wart Removal
  • Well Baby Care
  • Wellness Examination
  • Wound Care and Management

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Saint Johns University of New York
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1983
  • Universidad Tecnologica de Santiago School of Medicine Sant
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • University of Florida Health Sciences Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • University of Florida Health Sciences Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Castiel has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Castiel's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Castiel to family and friends
3.7
based on 46 total reviews (17 with comments)
Dr. Castiel's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (17)
in green cove springs, fl |
Dr. Castiel is by far the best physician ever. I have been with him for over 20 years and could never think of seeing anyone else.
in Orange Park, FL |
I’ve been a patient for years and they have always provided me excellent service. Would recommend to anyone.
in Jacksonville, FL |
I have been seeing Dr Castiel for more than 20 years. He is a great doctor. He is caring, compassion and takes the time to listen. I would highly recommend him to anyone.
in jacksonville, fl |
MY WIFE AND I HAVE BEEN SEEING DR. CASTIEL AND HIS STAFF FOR OVER 23 YEARS. HE IS 'LITERALLY, THE FINEST FAMILY DOCTOR I HAVE EVER OR MY WIFE HAS EVER BEEN TO. HIS CONCERN FOR US IS SIMPLY AMAZING; TREATING US LIKE HIS OWN FAMILY. HIS RECORDS ARE IMPECCABLE AND HIS STAFF IS THOROUGHLY TRAINED AND ALWAYS READY TO HELP FOR ANY REASON. HE HAS BEEN AWARDED THE FAMILY DOCTOR OF THE MONTH IN THE JACKSONVILLE/ ORANGE PARK, FL AREA NUMEROUS TIMES AND IS WELL DESERVING. YOU DESERVE THE BEST.
in Middleburg, Florida |
I first became a patient of Dr. Castiel in 2000 and was very happy with his care of me and my family.. There was a time when I went to another doctor primarily due to relocating where I was working at the time. and after a couple of years I was very happy to return back to Dr. Castiel. Both my parents were his patients and when they passed away, Dr. Castiel was very helpful in their care, especially in their last days. I would recommend Dr. Castiel to anyone!
in Daytona Beach, FL |
Dr. Castiel and his staff are very caring, professional, and compassionate. My appointments have been timely and always felt my needs were addressed.
in Jacksonville, FL |
Dr. Castiel was able to fit my daughter in very quickly. He placed her at ease with his prompt diagnosis.. His bedside manner and humor relieved the tension she had upon entering the office. I thank the attentive staff members who noticed that my daughter wasn't feeling well thus quickly expediting our visit/checkout. I would highly recommend Dr. Castiel and staff when choosing a family practitioner.
in MIDDLEBURG |
Dr. Castiel has been my family's physician for close to 20 years, He and his staff are very professional and they all have always taken care of our needs.
in Fleming Island, FL |
Excellent experience! Dr. Castiel is very profesional and helpful. An old fashioned kind of doctor, he is genuinely committed to his patients' health. I definitely recommend going to him with any problem, you will be in good hands.
in Jacksonville, Florida |
I've been seeing Dr. Castillo for more than 20 years now and I find him to be extremely caring. I can call him anytime and on any day. Outstanding bedside manner. He really listens to me. Outstanding staff too.
in Saint Johns, FL |
Dr. Castiel, Mark and Rob are very good to assess your issue quickly with solutions that allow you to get back to work and other activities with little delay.
in Callahan, FL |
Have been going to Dr. Castiel for last 6 years. Love that he is thorough, compassionate and makes time to listen to my concerns no matter how busy he is.
in Staten Island, NY |
I have Know Dr. Castiel for over 30yrs. He is the most knowledgeable and careing physician I have ever known. He truly has the patients best interest in all that he does.
Jacksonville, FL |
While I always liked Dr. Castiel he constantly interrupts you when you are trying to explain your symptoms and has the most incompetent office staff I have ever seen. It's not worth going there as you have to deal with them for appointments and refills.
Apologies for your perception of this, details of the medical history taking must be obtained from patients because 90 percent of the history leads to the correct Diagnosis. If the history is vague, the diagnosis will not be accurate. Thank you for allowing me to improve! Apologies for any inconvenience, we strive to provide the best healthcare available anywhere.
Orange Park, FL |
THE ENTIRE TEAM IS FANTASTIC!!!!!
in Orange Park, FL |
Dr Castiel is a very competent physician, however, his office staff and PA (Rob in particular), are very unprofessional and incompetent. Whenever you call, they put you on hold forever and if youhang up and try again, they still put will put you on hold. Even during appointments, you wait a long time (about an hour) in the waiting room and then when they take you in, you still have to wait for the Dr. - another 30-45 minutes. I would not recommend this office to anyone!!
Thank you for allowing us to improve! Staff has been replaced to ensure your experience here is only of high quality and user friendly. Apologies for any inconvenience, we strive to provide the best healthcare available anywhere.
in Fleming Island, FL |
Dr. Castiel is extremely compassionate, will spend time with his patients and without question makes sure patients understand their diagnosis and reason for prescription drugs, prior to leaving his office. My trust in his diagnoses is unwavering.
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Dr. Castiel accepts 14 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
    Blue Care HMO
    BlueDental Choice
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
    GEHA
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Preferred PPO
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  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
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Orange Park Medical Center
2001 Kingsley Ave
Orange Park, FL 32073
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Saint Vincent's Medical Center Riverside
1 Shircliff Way
Jacksonville, FL 32204
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Saint Vincent's Medical Center Southside
4201 Belfort Rd
Jacksonville, FL 32216
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