Dr. Rene Castillo, MD

Dr. Rene Castillo, MD

Medical OncologyMaleAge 62

Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(512) 447-2202

Dr. Rene Castillo, MD is a Medical Oncology Specialist in Austin, TX. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Heart Hospital of Austin and St. David's North Austin Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Castillo to book an appointment.

Locations

Texas Oncology

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(512) 447-2202
South Austin4101 James Casey St Ste 100 Austin, TX 78745
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Texas Oncology

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(512) 447-2202
San Marcos1308 Wonder World Dr San Marcos, TX 78666
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Hospital Highlight

Affiliated with St. David's North Austin Medical Center Austin, a highly rated hospital.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital Patient Safety Excellence Award™ See hospitals

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Dr. Castillo's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Castillo

4.7

Based on 47 ratings

5 Stars
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What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (44)
  • Listened & answered questions (44)
  • Staff friendliness (43)
What could be improved
  • Long wait times (5)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (2)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (2)
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Bi-Annual visit after breast cancer.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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ljhigh – Feb 13, 2021
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Dr. Castillo has been very helpful to me. He has worked with me to determine the right medication for my condition, monitoring my progress during each trial. He is compassionate and warm, listens to his patients and does a good job of explaining your options. He works with an excellent staff that are very responsive to any questions or concerns that you may have.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Peggy Jones – Feb 06, 2021
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Dr. CAstillo was very thorough and understanding. He is kind and understands my case.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Feb 06, 2021
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Dr. Castillo is kind, well spoken, patiently explains to you all there is about your visit.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
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Feb 06, 2021
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He was late for the appoinment, but I was told he would be. So, not a big deal to me. I'd prefer to be told rather than sit and wait and wonder. I thank his staff for this.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Brian W – Feb 06, 2021
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Dr. Castillo and staff are very friendly and helpful. Facility is clean and quite.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Vijaya Kunda – Feb 06, 2021
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always feel like i'm his only patient, he makes me feel that he's really on my side and we're going to do this as a team ,, asks about my dogs and family by name ,, he has a great bed side manor
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Luis Pinheiro – Jan 13, 2021
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Dr Castillo is very knowledgeable, well respected Dr. His concern and care for his patients is remarkable. Kind, gentle, I feel blessed to have him as my Dr.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Dinah – Jan 12, 2021
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Dr. Castillo is down to earth and professional at the same time. I would recommend his service to any one.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Jan 12, 2021
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Recent annual check up with Dr. Castillo was good. I feel like he takes his time and attention with you, questions, listens, answers, etc. Has a positive & compassionate attitude.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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K Rust – Jan 10, 2021
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HPuts me at ease when he is evaluating my problems.as a great personality and is very detailed and knowledgeable in his office viists.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jan 10, 2021
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Yes. Dr. Castillo gave me reassurance after I was diagnosed with breast cancer so I no longer worried about my condition. I felt positive and have appreciated his kindness and compassion. I look forward to my visits with him.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Nancy – Jan 09, 2021
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Doctor Castillo provides excellent service. In addition to medical physiology aspects, he cares about the financial challenges that patients could have due to medical costs and insurances processing.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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E. D. Ayala – Jan 09, 2021
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Dr. Castillo is a caring doctor and listened to my concerns. He took the time to explain blood work results.
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jan 09, 2021
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Dr. Castillo is interested in treating the whole person and not just the disease.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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KJ Hallmark – Jan 09, 2021
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I like the follow-up and appointment was not rushed. Open to answered any questions.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Dec 12, 2020
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Dr. Castillo has been by oncologist for the past 12 years. He was referred to me by my family doctor and is the BEST doctor I could have ever asked for - very caring, compassionate, totally competent, very thorough, easy to communicate with, will take time to answer any questions. I could go on and on. He brought me into remission for which I am so grateful and thankful every day. I have never missed a scheduled appt. with him, which has been ongoing as I still have to have lab tests every 3 or 6 months and take the tiniest dose of medication to keep my situation from returning. Everyone I have talked with these 12 years who know him has nothing but glowing comments about him - we all love him because we know he truly cares. I would give him the very highest recommendation I could give anyone.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Karen Tessmer – Dec 11, 2020
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Very knowledgeable, professional, and comforting. Thank you!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Dec 10, 2020
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In every visit Dr. Castillo has been compassionate, professional and knowledgeable. I've been to many doctors in my lifetime, and he is my favorite!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Linda Billetter – Dec 09, 2020
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Dr. Castillo is the epitome of a caring and positive physician. He ensures that his patient is fully informed snd knows they are cared fir.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Dean Phillops – Dec 08, 2020
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Background

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 99% of his peers

Dr. Castillo treats this condition more than 99% 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
  • D-Negative Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (D - HUS)
  • D-Negative Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome, Pregnancy Related
  • D-Positive Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (D + HUS)
  • Diamond-Blackfan Anemia
  • 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
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Vitamin B12 Deficiency
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Castillo treats Vitamin B12 Deficiency more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Castillo treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Myeloma
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Castillo treats Myeloma more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Castillo treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Multiple Myeloma

Dr. Castillo's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Leukemia
  • Acute Lymphoid Leukemia
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anemia
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • 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
  • Fallopian Tube Cancer
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Leukocytosis
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphocytosis
  • Lymphosarcoma
  • Macroglobulinemia (incl. Waldenstrom's )
  • Marginal Zone Lymphoma
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Melanoma
  • Merkel Cell Carcinoma
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Mycosis Fungoides
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloma
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Neutropenia
  • Nodular Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Oral Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancytopenia
  • 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
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Skin Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Thalassemia
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Thrombosis
  • Thymomas
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency
  • von Willebrand Disease
  • Vulvar Cancer

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(512) 447-2202

Dr. Castillo accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Ambetter
Superior Health Plan
American Republic
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
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Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
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HealthyBlue 2.0
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Cigna
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Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
EBS-RMSCO
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
NGS CoreSource
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
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About Me

Care Philosophy

We are steadfast in our commitment to our core mission: to bring hope and a better quality of life to our patients. Every patient who entrusts their care to us is unique, and every fight, critical.

Biography

Texas Oncology is an independent private practice with more than 500 physicians and 210 locations across the state. Meeting the oncology needs of Texans...Read more

Specialties

  • Medical Oncology
  • Hematology

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

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Rene Castillo, MD?

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Does Dr. Rene Castillo, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Castillo has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Rene Castillo, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Rene Castillo, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Castillo frequently treats Anemia, Vitamin B12 Deficiency, and Myeloma. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Castillo treats.

Where is Dr. Rene Castillo, MD's office located?

Dr. Castillo's office is located at 4101 James Casey St Ste 100, Austin, TX 78745. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Rene Castillo, MD speak?

Dr. Castillo speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Castillo is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Heart Hospital of Austin

Austin, TX
20 Awards Received

St. David's North Austin Medical Center

Austin, TX

77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average

13 Awards Received

St. David's South Austin Medical Center

Austin, TX

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

12 Awards Received

Ascension Seton Medical Center Austin

Austin, TX

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital - San Marcos

San Marcos, TX

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average