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About Dr. Angela J Castellano
Dr. Angela J Castellano, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Sherman Oaks, CA. She has 45 years of experience. Her specialties include Pediatrics and Dermatology. Dr. Castellano is affiliated with Encino Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Castellano has received 1 award. She speaks English.
Dr. Angela J Castellano has the following 2 specialties
A pediatrician is a doctor who specializes in the regular care of children, as well as the diagnosis and treatment of illness in children. Young patients are often more complicated to treat because they are still growing and developing.
While pediatricians may sub-specialize in specific therapy areas like oncology, surgery, ophthalmology, and anesthesiology, in general, pediatricians provide services like vaccinations, health exams, and treatment of common ailments and injuries. In addition, pediatricians are trained to handle the complex emotional and behavioral issues faced by children, especially during puberty.
Pediatricians normally see their patients from birth until the age of 18, although some may agree to treat patients into their early 20s, if requested.
A dermatologist is a doctor who has extensive training and knowledge of the skin, scalp, hair and nails and treats conditions that affect those areas. These doctors will evaluate any abnormality, blemish or lesion on the skin in order to determine the cause and will determine a course of treatment.
Dermatologists provide patients with full body scans in order to identify any signs that are indicative of an illness that requires treatment, such as skin cancer. These specialists may also provide cosmetic services, such as mole removal, scar diminishing treatments and even botox and face lifts.
- Skin Cancer
- Acne (Acne Vulgaris)
- Basal Cell
- Skin Biopsy
- Acne Rosacea
- Actinic Keratosis
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I'm a melanoma survivor and in the past 12 years had only ever seen the actual dermatologist once and that was to remove the melanoma. It was always the PA and when I went in to have a strange mole checked on my leg while I was 7 mos pregnant te PA told me it was fine. I forced her to remove it and it ended up being melanoma. So now I have to have skin checks every 3-6 months. After moving to California we found Dr Castellano. For my first appointment I showed up on the wrong day and had brought my son who had a sore on his scalp to ask if he needed an appointment. Dr Castellano made room for my appt and even checked out my son's scalp and did an annual mole check for him. I don't know many doctors who would do that these days.
I went in to have her check a mole on my face that had always been there, but seemed recently as though it was changing. Not an ugly mole, small, it gave my face some character, but I had heard that changes in a mole could mean bad things, so in I went. While waiting in the exam room, I heard Dr. Castellano talking just outside my door before she entered, "So, this is the last patient before lunch??" She came in followed by a girl in street clothes. This girl was MAYBE 13 years old, tops, and dressed for the beach. Needless to say, this surprised me and made me uneasy. I told Castellano about my mole, and instantly, without even looking at it, or asking me any questions, she proclaims "we'll remove it!" and the teenager started prepping tools. Taken aback, I said, "whoa wait, is that necessary? I mean, we don't even know if it's more than a mole..." The doctor put her hand on her hip, cocked an eyebrow and said, "you want a bump on your face?!"In hindsight, I should have said "thank you but no thank you" and walked out right then. I told her I liked my mole, she said "but it's changing so it might be something of a concern." OK, yes I knew that, but maybe we just biopsy it? She said by the time we do that, it could have grown even bigger, and then it'll be that much harder to remove, and leave a bigger scar. Then I said, "if you remove it today, will it still leave a scar...?" She resumed her condescending hand-on-hip-eyebrow-cocked stance and said, "better a scar than that bump on your face!?" Again, in hindsight, I should have called her out for rude, condescending, and refused to let her cut my face.Only I DID let her remove it. But she didn't get all of it! Half the mole remained, and the scab was angry and red for months until I started rubbing vitamin E oil into it!!! To top it off, I waited a month to hear about the biopsy of the mole. Finally I called her office and the receptionist rudely says "we mailed you a letter." "Well, I didn't get a letter, so can you tell me the result?" She sighed, and shot back "it was just a mole." She practically hung up on me when I thanked her. I'm more mad at myself for not walking out. I don't care if you're in a hurry to get to lunch, no doctor has the right to bully a patient into a procedure that may not even be necessary. And to borderline insult the patient is even more disgraceful. AVOID THIS DOCTOR.
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Dr. Castellano is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
45 Years Experience
State University Of New York Downstate Medical Center College Of Medicine
Graduated in 1973
Lac Usc Medical Center
Dr. Angela J Castellano accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO Deductible Plan CA only
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Savings Plus of CA
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross California
- Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Small Group
- Blue Cross CA Advantage PPO Preferred DirectAccess Plus
- Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Individual
- Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Large Group
- Blue Cross CA Pathway X PPO
- Blue Cross CA Select PPO
Blue Shield California
- BS CA Platinum 90 PPO
- Blue Shield CA Bronze 60 PPO SHOP
- Blue Shield CA Bronze Full PPO 4500
- Blue Shield CA PPO
- Blue Shield CA Silver 70 PPO
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA LocalPlus
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- First Health PPO
- Health Net CA Individual and Family PPO
- Health Net CA PPO
- Health Net PureCare HSP Individual and Family Plans
- Humana Choice POS
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- PHCS PPO Kaiser
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Options PPO
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Locations & DirectionsAngela Joan Castellano Md, 4955 Van Nuys Blvd Ste 516, Sherman Oaks, CA
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