Genevieve Castaneda, PA-C

Family Medicine

Location(s):

Montville

(Overall Providing Rating)

Professional Associations:

New Jersey State Society of Physician Assistants

American Academy of Physician Assistants

BS:

Biology, The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ

MS:

Master of Science, Physician Assistant, Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ

Accepts New Patients
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Genevieve Castaneda Tailors Care Plans

“A patient’s lifestyle has to be taken into account when creating a health care plan that will be successful.”

Genevieve Castaneda’s desire to work in the field of health care dates back to when she was a little girl. At first she wanted to be a doctor, but in college she learned about the physician assistant track. “I chose to become a PA mainly because I thought this is a career that better fits my personality,” says Genevieve. Initially, her medical specialty was endocrinology, which has given her a solid base of knowledge for family medicine. “I recognized that I wanted my specialty to be broader so that I would be able to treat a variety of people with different health conditions. Family medicine offers variety and is similar to emergency medicine, without the chaos.”

Within the family medicine specialty, Genevieve is able to incorporate integrative medicine. “Today, more and more of my patients are interested in good and reliable natural treatments,” she says. “This is an area that is of particular interest to my older Asian patients who prefer home remedies, and it gives me the opportunity to educate them and combine traditional Western medicine with an alternative natural/holistic approach that includes herbal medicines, massage, biofeedback, yoga and stress-reduction techniques – all in the effort to treat the whole person.”

She joined Vanguard in September 2007 as a physician assistant and, under the guidance of a medical doctor, provides a variety of services to patients, including annual physicals, wellness checkups, diagnoses, medication management, blood pressure screenings, inoculations and vaccinations. With her background in endocrinology, Genevieve manages the treatment of patients with diabetes and other hormonally based illnesses, and offers counseling on the issues of diabetic management and complications, insulin treatments, and proper diet.

She enjoys devoting her downtime to family activities, including going to the movies and the theater, discovering different cuisines and ethnic restaurants, and healthy cooking.

Patient Ratings

instructions for follow-up care

4.5

efforts to include in decisions

4.5

explanations of prob/condition

4.5

Likelihood of recommending

4.5

Friendliness/courtesy of

4.7

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our independent rating system, the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey.

Apr 27, 2017

very thorough

Apr 16, 2017

Like Genevieve very much always professional and thoughtful

Feb 28, 2017

Excellent!

Jan 26, 2017

She was very informative.

Dec 06, 2016

Genevieve is very thorough and I feel very confident with her as a PA. She also happens to be my mother's, who is in an assisted with Alzheimer's PA. She has always been quite informative with her care, as well as mine. She has an wonderful bedside manner, and puts you at ease. Also with all of the patients she sees she always seems to remeber details about me, and my mother. She is excellent at what she does.

Nov 29, 2016

Genevieve was very helpful and answered my questions and concerns.

Sep 28, 2016

Both the nurse & doctor were very patient with my daughter in dealing with her fear of the iron finger prick & shot/injection.