Dr. Ronald Policastro, MD

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Dr. Ronald Policastro, MD

Dr. Ronald Policastro, MD is a gastroenterology doctor who practices in Fountain Valley, CA. He is 68 years old and has been practicing for 43 years. Dr. Policastro is affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center.

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Dr. Policastro's Care Philosophy

Listening to our patients and spending the time to understand their symptoms is the first step in formulating a carefully thought out diagnostic and treatment approach. I explain in simple terms to our patients their diagnosis and write out for them their diet instructions and medications needed. I review with each patient how each medication should be taken and for its duration. I take the time to answer all your questions. I personally return every single telephone call.

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    Dr. Policastro's Performance
    • Trustworthiness
      EXCELLENT
    • Explains condition(s) well
      EXCELLENT
    • Answers Questions
      EXCELLENT
    • Time well spent
      EXCELLENT
    Office & Staff Performance
    • Scheduling
      EXCELLENT
    • Office environment
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    • Average wait time
      10 to 15 minutes
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    Dr. Policastro's Care Philosophy

    Listening to our patients and spending the time to understand their symptoms is the first step in formulating a carefully thought out diagnostic and treatment approach. I explain in simple terms to our patients their diagnosis and write out for them their diet instructions and medications needed. I review with each patient how each medication should be taken and for its duration. I take the time to answer all your questions. I personally return every single telephone call.

    Dr. Policastro's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

    •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
    •  Specializes in Gastroenterology
    •  Board certified in Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine
    •  No malpractice claims found
    •  No sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

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      • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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    • Gastroenterology
    • Internal Medicine

    Conditions Treated

    • Abdominal Disorders
    • Abdominal Pain
    • Anemia
    • Autoimmune Diseases
    • Barrett's Esophagus
    • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
    • Benign Tumor
    • Blood Disorders
    • Cancer
    • Celiac Disease
    • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
    • Cirrhosis
    • Colitis
    • Colon Cancer
    • Colon Disorders
    • Colon Polyp
    • Colorectal Cancer
    • Constipation
    • Crohn's Disease
    • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
    • Diarrhea
    • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
    • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
    • Duodenal Ulcer
    • Duodenitis
    • Dysentery
    • Dysphagia
    • Enteritis
    • Esophageal Cancer
    • Esophageal Diseases
    • Esophageal Diverticulum
    • Esophageal Varices
    • Esophagitis
    • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
    • Gastric Ulcer
    • Gastritis
    • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
    • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
    • Gastrointestinal Diseases
    • Gastroparesis
    • Heartburn
    • Hemochromatosis
    • Hemorrhoids
    • Hepatitis
    • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
    • Hepatitis C
    • Hernia
    • Ileus
    • Indigestion
    • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    • Intestinal Obstruction
    • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    • Liver Damage from Alcohol
    • Malnutrition
    • Mesenteric Lymphadenitis
    • Nausea
    • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
    • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
    • Pancreatitis
    • Reflux Esophagitis
    • Stomach Cancer
    • Stomach Diseases
    • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
    • Ulcer
    • Ulcerative Colitis
    • Unexplained Weight Loss
    • Viral Hepatitis
    • Vomiting Disorders

    Education

    • Medical School
      Georgetown U Med Ctr-Georgetown U

      Graduated in 1974

    • Internship Hospital
      St Vincents Hospital

      Completed in 1975

    • Residency Hospital
      Saint Vincent's Hospital

      Completed in 1977

    • Fellowship Hospital
      University Of California At Irvine / California College Of Medicine & Surgery

      Completed in 1979

    • Undergraduate School
      New York University

      Graduated in 1970

    Languages Spoken

    • English
    • Spanish

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    Specialties

    • Gastroenterology
    • Hepatology

    Procedures Performed

    • Colonoscopy
    • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
    • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
    • Colorectal Cancer Screening
    • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
    • Gastroenterology Procedures
    • Liver Biopsy