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Hospital Affiliation(s):
UPMC Altoona

Patient Satisfaction Ratings:
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July 11, 2019

this is the first time that dr castel had seen any of my children. I requested him for my sons sick call, because he was highly recommend. he was very thorough and knew my child's history, even thougn we had never seen him before. awesome doctor!!

June 28, 2019

Dr. Castel is thorough and takes our questions and concerns very seriously. He shows great respect for us as parents and is gentle and kind as he examines our son.

June 19, 2019

Dr. Castel is professional, knowledgeable, relatable and treats us with the utmost respect. We feel completely comfortable and secure with him as our son's care provider. We couldn't ask for a better doctor.

June 11, 2019

Dr Castel is an excellent provider. Very knowledgeable and cares about patient.

June 10, 2019

We love Dr. Castel. He is the reason we switched to UMPC a year ago.

June 07, 2019

Dr. Castel was my eldest daughters pediatrician for 19 years. I followed him to Huntingdon then to Altoona for my youngest daughter. Now that he has been let go we will not be returning. He is an excellent physician and this is a major loss to your practice.

May 10, 2019

Dr. Castel was absolutely amazing. He knew my child's medical history back to her birth history. He was very thorough and took the time to explain what he was going to do before doing it and even explained it to my child before doing so. My child absolutely loves Dr. Castel, we will only see Dr. Castel. I hope he stays at this practice for a long time.

April 22, 2019

everything was good

April 17, 2019


April 09, 2019

I am happy tonuse Dr. Castel as one of our pediatricians