Dr. Araceli Castanares, MD

Dr. Araceli Castanares, MD

Internal Medicine  |  
Female  |  
Age 55
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Araceli Castanares, MD is an internal medicine specialist in Bakersfield, CA and has been practicing for 24 years. She graduated from Cebu Institute Of Medicine in 1985 and specializes in internal medicine.

4580 California Ave

Bakersfield, CA 93309

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

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

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Dr. Castanares' Experience

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


  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

Conditions Treated


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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.


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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Castanares has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Castanares' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Castanares to family and friends
based on 17 total reviews (6 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (17)

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Dr. Castanares' Performance

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Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
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Average wait time
Over 45 minutes

Patient Comments (6)

in Bakersfield, CA
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...more
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in Bakersfield, CA
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...more
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in Bakersfield, CA
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...more
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in Bakersfield, CA
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...more
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in Bakersfield, CA
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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