Dr. David Castillejos-Rios, MD

Dr. David Castillejos-Rios, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 61
(9)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. David Castillejos-Rios, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Chula Vista, CA. He is 61 years old.

480 4th Ave Ste 412

Chula Vista, CA 91910

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Care 1st Health Plan
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Group
  • Health Net
  • 6 More

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Top Care Areas

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Glaucoma
high
more than 80% of peers
Cataract Removal Surgery
high
more than 78% of peers
Retinal Telangiectasia
normal
more than 84% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Castillejos-Rios "As a Sharp HealthCare-affiliated physician, I strive to make a difference every day and to deliver compassionate, personalized health care. I believe in working with my patients to provide the best treatment options and care possible for each individual. This is health care the way it should be."

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
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Board Certifications

Dr. Castillejos-Rios does not have any board certifications listed.

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Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypertensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Entropion
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Focal Chorioretinitis and Focal Retinochoroiditis
  • Glaucoma
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Procedures

  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Eye Surgery
  • Laser Surgery
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

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.

Education

  • National Autonomous University
    Medical School | Graduated
  • University Of Toronto
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Montreal / Faculty Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Toronto
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Castillejos-Rios has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Castillejos-Rios has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Castillejos-Rios' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Castillejos-Rios to family and friends
3.6
based on 9 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Castillejos-Rios' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    Over 45 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
in Chula Vista, CA |
The doctor is excellent. However, the ophthalmic technician has a very negative attitude. Overall the rest of the office service is excellent.
in Chula Vista, Ca 91910 |
I developed a hole in my retina and needed macular hole surgery. Dr Maria Castillejos, the retina specialist for Castillejos Eye Institute, performed my surgery. All went flawless. Macular hole surgery causes a cataract to form within a year. I went back to CEI and was introduced to Dr David Castillejos, the cataract specialist there. He performed surgery removing my natural lens and replacing it with a new intraocular lens. Next day I had 20/25 vision w/o glasses. Much more than I expected!
Santa Monica, CA |
I couldn't even get an appointment with this doctor without providing insurance information in other words money first explainef to the receptionist and I would take insurance information to her at time of appointment but she still refused to make an appointment I cannot trust a doctor that cannot trust me to provide insurance at time of appointment
The improvement to my vision is incredible! From a poor 20-40 to a wonderful 20-25 thanks to Dr. David Castillejos at the Castillejos Eye Institute in Chula Vista. Cataract extraction and lens replacement was done in one morning! Thank you Dr. David and staff. Gratefully yours, Howard Parsons
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Dr. Castillejos-Rios accepts 15 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Elect Choice EPO
    Health Fund PPO
    Managed Choice POS
    National Advantage PPO
    Open Choice PPO
    Quality Point-of-Service POS
    Traditional Choice PPO
    USAccess
  • Anthem Blue Cross
    Access for Infants and Mothers (AIM) HMO
    Anthem Blue Cross of California EPO
    Plus POS
    Prudent Buyer PPO
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    County Medical Services Program (CMSP)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
    Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
    Prudent Buyer PPO
  • Blue Shield of California
    Added Advantage POS
    Blue Shield of California PPO
  • Care 1st Health Plan
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
  • Community Health Group
    Medi-Cal
  • Health Net
    Health Net EPO
    Health Net PPO
  • Health Net of California
    Health Net of California POS
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Medicaid of California
    Medi-Cal
  • Self Pay
  • Tricare
    Prime
    TriCare for Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice EPO
    Choice HMO
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Castillejos-Rios has admitting privileges

Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego
4077 5th Ave
San Diego, CA 92103
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Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center
751 Medical Center Ct
Chula Vista, CA 91911
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