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Dr. Fernando R Decastro has the following 3 specialties
- Clinical & Laboratory Dermatological Immunology
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.
A dermatopathologist is an expert in both dermatology and pathology. They specialize in diseases related to the skin, but where a dermatologist would examine a potentially-cancerous mole by looking at it, a dermatopathologist would examine your skin cells in a lab, more like a pathologist.
Beyond just skin cancer, dermatopathologists also study a wide range of skin conditions, including everything from warts, moles, spider veins and herpes, to dermatitis, rashes, vitiligo and other conditions related to skin discoloration.
- Actinic Keratosis
- Skin Biopsy
- Skin Cancer
- Acne (Acne Vulgaris)
- Psoriatic Arthritis
- Basal Cell
- Acne Rosacea
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As a nurse, who used to work for a different dermatologist, I can say Dr. De Castro is the best dermatologist I have ever seen! I recently had a lesion removed from my face by him, and am very happy with the result. I'm naturally an anxious person, & was nervous about having it removed since it was on my face, but he calmed my fears. He is a fast, confident, and efficient doctor. You can tell he knows his stuff, and has an excellent bedside manner. I felt like I got my money's worth as a patient, and the treatment I sought. He was very nice as well. I will definitely keep him in mind for future dermatology needs. :)
On-Time Doctor Award (2014)
Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2015, 2014)
Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.
Patients' Choice Award (2016, 2015, 2014)
Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.
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23 Years Experience
University Of Missouri Kansas City School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1995
Mayo Clinic And Medical School
Dr. Fernando R Decastro accepts the following insurance providers.
- Anthem Blue Access PPO
- Anthem Blue Preferred HMO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS IL PPO
Bluegrass Family Health
- Baptist Health Community Care Network
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Humana Preferred PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
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Locations & DirectionsDermatology Associates Kentucky, 250 Fountain Ct, Lexington, KY
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