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About Dr. Marco D Castro

Dr. Marco D Castro, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Fairfax, VA. He has 27 years of experience. His specialties include Clinical Neurophysiology, Neurology and Psychiatry. Dr. Castro is affiliated with Inova Fairfax Hospital. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

17 Ratings with 6 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Marco D Castro is Good. Dr. Marco D Castro has been rated by 17 patients. From those 17 patients 6 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Marco D Castro is 2.9 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Neurology Center of Fairfax

3020 Hamaker Ct Ste 400
Fairfax, VA 22031
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Specialties

Dr. Marco D Castro has the following 3 specialties

  • Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Neurology

    A neurologist is a physician who diagnoses and treats disorders of the nervous system which is comprised of the brain, spinal cord and nerves. These doctors do not perform surgery, but refer patients to neurological surgeons when they determine that surgical intervention is necessary.
    Some of the conditions that neurologists diagnose and treat are epilepsy, aneurysms, hydrocephalus, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke, spinal disc herniation, and spinal disease.
    In addition to using diagnostic tests like MRI, CT scans, EEG and EMG, neurologists also employ neurological testing to gauge muscle strength and movement, balance, reflexes, sensation, memory, speech, and other cognitive abilities.

  • Psychiatry

    A psychiatrist is a doctor with specific training in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness.
    He or she can not only provide the counseling necessary to both diagnose and treat a patient, but can also prescribe medication when needed. In some cases, a psychiatrist will only provide the medication and the counseling will be provided by another healthcare specialist, like a certified counselor or psychologist.
    Like other doctors, psychiatrists employ diagnostic tools like CT scans and MRI in order to observe the structure and function of a patient's brain.
    Once a diagnosis is made, these specialists may use behavior or cognitive therapy in order to address the patient's condition, or a multitude of other types of therapy, in conjunction with or in place of medication.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Marco D Castro has the following 8 expertise

  • Stroke
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Epilepsy
  • Electromyography
  • Migraine Disorder
  • Headache
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Alzheimer's Disease

Board Certifications

Dr. Marco D Castro is Board Certified in 2 specialties

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This has got to be one of the worst doctors I have ever encountered. My young daughter of 18 had her appointment bumped up and therefore I was unable to attend with her in person. She had me on facetime and was absoltly the most rude man I have ever spoken to; said it is his own policy that he does not allow for facetime; further went on to state, he does not do social media, facebook, facetime or anything else... This is not a kind man who I would want to care for my child at a time of need; very upsetting.

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Would never recommend this guy to anybody

This guy has "ZERO" bedside manner and has NO respect for his patients. He did not even listen to me. I was soo waiting to see him so that I can explain my issues I am facing since last 3 months and was expecting to hear some suggestions.. instead when I told him what happened when I was a lil stressed at work.. he right away said "quit yr job".. it was like a slap on my face ..I love my job and I am very happy.. and I was concerned when I faced few issues the very first time in my life.. He just said that and laughed at me and said "quit yr job"..thats the solution. I would never ever see him again or would recommend this guy to anybody. The only thing this guy is good at is.. humiliating his patients.

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This Doctor would get zero stars from me if that were an option. I agree with others about his lack of "bedside manner", he has none. But I try to not count that against a Doctor. If they are smart and are able to help me, then I can get past a little bit of rudeness. This guy however was a piece of work. When I was explaining how I had been reading Web MD, the Multiple Sclerosis website, and other websites (while waiting weeks for my appointment) to try and understand my symptoms, he laughed at me in condescending way and belittled the information I had read. It's like he was offended that I would think information can be found from anywhere else other than the inside of his cluttered with rudeness brain. He went on to act as if he thought I was some sort of hypochondriac, not giving credence to any of my symptoms. At one point, when talking about the numbness in my hands, he stated I maybe I was sleeping on my arms at night (my hands have been swollen and numb for over a month). During his brief examination, he grabbed the hand that was the worst, and balled it into a fist, after I had taken it as far as it would naturally go. I'm a typical guy who doesnt go to the doctor for anything typically, and the fact that I am sick enough to go to the doctor is a testament to just how sick I feel. To have this guy belittle me and treat me as if there's no reason to worry about my symptoms should be criminal and he should lose his license. Furthermore, when I tried to get a new doctor (after this appointment), I was not allowed to switch doctors unless I wanted to wait for another 2-3 weeks. When I protested, since all I had was a consultation, and didnt understand why this needed to take so long, and due to my symptoms worsening daily I did not want to wait, I was told by the office manager (Liz) told me I was not at a restaurant, and belligerently stated I was just being difficult! I asked to speak with her boss, and she got angry and chastised me, telling me I should go back to Dr Castro and talk to him about my problem with him. When she finally provided the name of her manager, Mark, she thought it necessary to spell it for me slowly as if I was an idiot. She then hung up on me. Obviously, I am going to a different Neurologist. Please, please, please, find a different place for yourself too. I'm going to try and figure out if there is some sort of medical board I can appeal to or some way to voice my experience to a wider audience or in some way that may have an impact on this organization, in the hopes that others in serious need of help can receive it.

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One Star

My mother had Parkinson's for years and finally died of Parkinson complications. Castro refused to believe she actually had Parkinson's. He sent her to 3 different neurosurgeons, the last being one of the nation's leading experts on brain/spinal surgery, and they all said she had Parkinsons. He finally prescribed an older medication that had terrible side effects instead of trying some of the newer drugs. During visits with him, he seemed indifferent and uncompassionate.

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Five Stars

Found Dr Castro to be good listener and very, very competent. Diagnosis was "spot on" and his recommended therapy provided immediate releif. Recommend highly.

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  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Castro is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

    27 Years Experience

  • Georgetown University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1991

  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Marco D Castro accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Select
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Aetna Innovation Health
    • Aetna VA Signature Gold HMO
  • Anthem
    • Anthem HealthKeepers HMO POS
    • Anthem KeyCare PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • CareFirst BCBS
    • CareFirst BlueChoice Advantage
    • CareFirst BluePreferred PPO
    • CareFirst Maryland POS
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Optima Health
    • Optima Health OptimaFit Direct HMO
    • Optima Vantage HMO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Optimum Choice Preferred POS
    • UHC Options PPO

Locations & Directions

Neurology Center of Fairfax, 3020 Hamaker Ct Ste 400, Fairfax, VA

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