Pediatrician Joins J.C. Blair Medical Staff

J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital in Huntingdon is pleased to announce the appointment of pediatrician Joseph A. Castel, M.D., to its medical staff. Dr. Castel joined Broad Top Area Medical Center’s Pediatric Care Center on July 10, 2017.  He brings specialized skills and interest in mental health and nutrition which complements the already excellent pediatric team at J.C. Blair. 

He has been practicing pediatrics at Nason Hospital in Roaring Spring, Pennsylvania, since 1997, and served as Nason’s Chairman of Obstetrics and Pediatrics and Director of Pediatrics and Neonatal Services. Previously he worked for four years with Geisinger Medical Center in Danville at its Central Region Clinics. He has also proctored physician assistant and nurse practitioner students in pediatrics for Saint Francis, Lock Haven and Penn State University.

Dr. Castel is a graduate of the State University of New York and earned his medical degree at the American University of the Caribbean. He completed two residencies: one, at the University of Medicine and Dentistry in Newark, New Jersey; and a second, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

He is certified by and a diplomat of the American Board of Pediatrics. He has been a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics since 1995 and is a member and volunteer for the Southern Alleghenies EMS Council. He has volunteered with SHARE and Health Volunteers Oversees in Kenya and South Africa.

Dr. Castel lives in Duncansville with his wife and has two grown children. He enjoys boating, scuba diving, travel, music and sporting events.

He joins Dr. Allen Ettenger in the Pediatric Care Center on the 3rd floor of the Hospital. He welcomes new patients. To schedule an appointment, call (814) 643-8574.                                           

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