James W. Castillo II, M.D.

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Medical School:
University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, FL

Internal Medicine Internship and Residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Regional Academic Health Center, Harlingen, TX

Special Interests:
Dr. Castillo specializes in hospice and palliative medicine. He focuses on improving a patient’s quality of life by managing pain and other distressing symptoms from serious and life-threatening illness. He is the Medical Director for the Valley Baptist Palliative Care Consultation Service, and is the service Medical Director for Gentiva Hospice. Dr. Castillo has served as the Cameron County Health Authority since 2009. He has also served on the Medical Executive Board of the Valley Baptist Medical Center and on the Joint Physician Hospital Communications Committee for the Valley Baptist Health System.


  • Hospice Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Palliative Medicine

Palliative Care Nurse

  • Henrietta Peynado, FNP