Dr. Castro believes being a physician means not only having medical knowledge but also being compassionate. Raised in El Sereno, a community in northeast Los Angeles, he attended public high school there and then went on to Stanford University for his undergraduate degree. He received his medical degree from the University of California, San Diego. After completing his family practice residency at Cook County Hospital in Chicago, Dr. Castro worked for two years on an Apache reservation in Arizona . He finally returned home to his community in 1988, where he has remained happily settled. Dr. Castro is board-certified in family medicine, and keeps up with ongoing medical education and advances in order to provide the best medical care for his patients. Dr. Castro strives to always listen to his patients and to answer their questions in ways they can understand.