Dr. Rene Castillo, MD

Medical Oncology •  Male • Age 60

  14 Reviews

Dr. Rene Castillo, MD is a medical oncology specialist in Austin, TX and has been practicing for 32 years. He specializes in medical oncology, hematology, and more.

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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Castillo

4.2

Based on 14 reviews

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I have posted before. I was diagnosed with Stage IV breast cancer in May, 2017. Six months later I was in remission. My tumor marker went from 390 to a low of 13 and hovers around 20. I've felt great throughout my journey and the only down side is that I have had to have 3 blood transfusions. He put me on Ibrance, a chemo pill. It is nothing short of miraculous as is Dr. Castillo.
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I cannot recommend Dr. Castillo highly enough. When people give a 10 rating, this doctor should get a 20. He's personable, highly skilled and someone you want on your team if you have cancer. He, also, caught a problem with me developing a huge blood clot and is now treating that symptom. I trusted him with my life and yesterday was pronounced in full remission from my lung cancer. If you or someone you know needs a skilled oncologist, call his office. You won't be disappointed!
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I saw Dr. Castillo a year after seeing another Hematologist about very low platelets. The first Doctor said I had an auto-immune disorder like Lupus, but not Lupus and that I could come back to see him in 6 months if I felt like it. My platelet count continued to drop and became dangerously low. I sought a second opinion with Dr. Castillo, he was a lifesaver. He completely reversed my low platelets within two months and I am healthy again. He is kind,caring and compassionate!!!
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(512) 309-1906

Dr. Castillo accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Choice Plus POS II
American Republic
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Choice
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Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
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First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Golden Rule
Group Health Cooperative (GHC)
Group Health Cooperative
HealthFirst
Humana
Medicaid
Meritain Health
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
MVP Health Care
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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Texas
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Castillo's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Anemia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Castillo treats Anemia more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Castillo treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acquired Aplastic Anemia
  • Anemia of Pregnancy
  • Aplastic Anemia
  • Atypical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome
  • Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia (AIHA)
  • Chronic Anemia
  • Cold Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia
  • Diamond-Blackfan Anemia
  • D-Negative Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (D - HUS)
  • D-Negative Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome, Pregnancy Related
  • D-Positive Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (D + HUS)
  • Hemolytic Anemia, Acquired Autoimmune
  • Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome
  • Hereditary Spherocytosis
  • Iron Deficiency Anemia
  • Megaloblastic Anemia
  • Microcytic Hypochromic Anemia
  • Myelpathic Anemia
  • Neonatal Anemia
  • Nutritional Anemia
  • Nutritional Sideroblastic Anemia
  • Pernicious Anemia
  • Refractory Anemia With Excess Blasts
  • Refractory Anemia With Excess Blasts-1
  • Refractory Anemia With Excess Blasts-2
  • Secondary Cold Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia
  • Sideroblastic Anemia
  • Sideroblastic Anemia With Spinocerebellar Ataxia
  • Sideroblastic Anemia, Pyridoxine-Responsive, Autosomal Recessive
  • Warm Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia
Blood Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Castillo treats Blood Disorders more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Castillo treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Lung Cancer
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Castillo treats Lung Cancer more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Castillo treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Adult Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Bronchioalveolar Carcinoma
  • Bronchogenic Carcinoma
  • Clear Cell Adenocarcinoma
  • Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Small Cell Lung Cancer

Dr. Castillo's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Leukemia
  • Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anemia
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Burkitt's Lymphoma
  • Cancer
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Eye Cancer
  • Fallopian Tube Cancer
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Graft vs Host Disease
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hemophilia
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukocytosis
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphocytosis
  • Lymphoma, Large-Cell
  • Lymphosarcoma
  • Macroglobulinemia (incl. Waldenstrom's )
  • Mantle Cell Lymphoma
  • Marginal Zone Lymphoma
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Melanoma
  • Merkel Cell Carcinoma
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Mycosis Fungoides
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Neutropenia
  • Nodular Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Oral Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancytopenia
  • Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria
  • Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Purpura
  • Reticulosarcoma
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Skin Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Thalassemia
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Thrombosis
  • Thymomas
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Vaginal Cancer
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
  • von Willebrand Disease
  • Vulvar Cancer

About Me

Care Philosophy

To provide excellent, evidence based care for each patient we serve, while advancing cancer care for tomorrow.

Specialties

  • Medical Oncology
  • Hematology
  • Oncology

Board Certifications

Education

New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
Ny And Presby Hp Cornell Campus
Residency Hospital
St Luke's Roosevelt Hsp Center
Residency Hospital
1987
Universidad De La Salle, Facultad Mexicana De Medicina
Medical School
Louisiana State Univ
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

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76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018, 2017)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018)
  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2017)

78% Patient experience rating, 9% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2017)

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average