Dr. Araceli Castanares, MD

Dr. Araceli Castanares, MD

Internal Medicine  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 56
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Dr. Araceli Castanares, MD is an internal medicine specialist in Bakersfield, CA and has been practicing for 25 years. She graduated from Cebu Institute Of Medicine in 1985 and specializes in internal medicine.

4580 California Ave

Bakersfield, CA 93309

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  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)

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Dr. Castanares' conditions and procedures:

Abdominal Disorders
Acute Bronchitis
Acute Pharyngitis
Acute Sinusitis
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
Allergic Reaction
Allergic Rhinitis
Anemia
Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
Arthritis
Asthma
Atherosclerosis
Back Pain
Bladder Diseases
Blood Disorders
Bone Disorders
Breast Diseases
Bronchitis
Care Coordination for Complex Conditions and Procedures
Cellulitis
Chest Pain
Cholesterol Screening
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Chronic Neck Pain
Confusion
Constipation
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
Cough
Dehydration
Dermatitis
Diabetes Screening
Diabetes Type 2
Difficulty With Walking
Dizziness
Ear Ache
Ear Disorders
Electrocardiogram (EKG)
Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
Fibromyalgia
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Gout
Headache
Heart Disease
Heart Palpitations
Hemorrhoids
Herpes Simplex Infection
Herpes Zoster Without Complication
Hyperkalemia
Hyperlipidemia
Hypertension
Hypothyroidism
Insomnia
Joint Pain
Knee Disorders
Knee Sprain
Limb Pain
Lipid Disorders
Liver Function Test
Low Back Pain
Malaise and Fatigue
Muscle Spasm
Obesity
Osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis of Hip
Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
Osteoarthritis of Knee
Osteoporosis
Otitis Media
Outer Ear Infection
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
Pharyngitis
Pollen Allergy
Postnasal Drip
Pulmonary Disease
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Ringworm
Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Shingles
Shortness of Breath
Sinusitis
Skin Infections
Sleep Apnea
Sleep Disorders
Sore Throat
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
Stomach Diseases
Thyroid Disease
Thyroid Screening
Tremor
Urinary Disorders
Urinary Incontinence
Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
Vertigo
Vitamin D Deficiency

About Me

Biography

Dr. Araceli Castanares, MD is an internal medicine specialist in Bakersfield, CA and has been practicing for 25 years. She graduated from Cebu Institute Of Medicine in 1985 and specializes in internal medicine.

Specialties

  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

1994
University Reno Affil Hospital
Residency Hospital
1992
Jersey City Mc
Internship Hospital
1985
Cebu Institute Of Medicine
Medical School
1994
1992
1985

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

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Dr. Castanares' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Castanares

3.1

Based on 17 reviews

5 Stars
29.41176470588235%
(5)
4 Stars
5.882352941176471%
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3 Stars
29.41176470588235%
(5)
2 Stars
17.647058823529413%
(3)
1 Star
17.647058823529413%
(3)

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Dr. Castanares is excellent at what she does and dedicates time to her patients, on the other hand her office staff is horrible and never gets back to you when they say they'll call back. They were supposed to call another medical office so they could authorize the referral so I could get exams...Read More
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I've seen Dr. Castanares for many years now but will be finding myself another primary. She is caring and kind but the staff turnovers is high and usually not very competent. Either that or they just don't care. I have to continually call to facilitate refills on my prescriptions. This has gone on...Read More
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Dr. Castanares is a knowledgable and caring physician, however her office staff, extremely long waiting room times, and lengthy holds when phone calls are made is frustrating. There needs to be more than just an empathetic and caring physician to keep my business. There's plenty of PCP's that...Read More
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Dr. Castanares is an amazing doctor. HOWEVER, her office staff is the WORST staff I have EVER encountered. They are rude, disrespectful, irresponsible, and lazy. Her office manager, I believe his name is Jorge, is unbearable to speak with because of his extremely rude attitude. Every single time I...Read More
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One of the best informed Dr.'s, she listens to her patients, and takes her time with you. I have recommended family and friends, and they all only have praise for her medical knowledge and bedside matter.
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Aetna HMO
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Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
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First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO