Ivan Castro, MD

About Ivan Castro, MD

Dr. Ivan Castro is one of Central Florida’s most respected and recognized physicians. A graduate of Dartmouth College and the University of Illinois Medical School, Dr. Castro has a passion for quality health care.  Named “Top Doctor” of Internal Medicine by Orlando Magazine, as well as Chief of Staff and Chairman of Internal Medicine at Winter Park Hospital for many years, Dr. Castro brings to his patients a sterling reputation as well as a truly compassionate bedside manner.

Dr. Castro believes in an intense evaluation of all aspects of a patient’s well-being. Methodically, he begins his diagnosis as he addresses each one of your issues, concerns or symptoms. Through a healthy, respectful dialogue and with his knowledge and experience—he then prescribes an appropriate course of therapy and treatment. 

The serious side of your health is balanced with a good sense of friendliness and familiarity. Many of our members have told us they chose Private Health MD because of the warm atmosphere, friendly staff, and Dr. Castro’s keen ability to put them at ease with kindness, humor, competence and compassion.

  • Dartmouth College, Bachelors Degree, 1984
  • University of Illinois, Medical Degree, 1988
  • Kaiser-Permanente Internal Medicine
    Residency, 1991
  • Named “Top Doctor” in Internal Medicine, Orlando Magazine, 2002, 2004, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012
  • Chief-of-Staff at Winter Park Memorial Hospital 2000–2001 and 2009–2010
  • Chairman of Internal Medicine department
    at Winter Park Memorial Hospital 1996–1997
    and 2004–2007
  • Physician Advisor to Winter Park Memorial Hospital, 1997 to present
  • President of Central Florida Dartmouth
    Club, 2007 to present
  • Dartmouth College Alumnus
    Undergraduate Selection
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Certification

Our Dedicated Staff


Amanda: RecepionAmanda: Reception

Amanda comes to us from a large medical practice where she held an MLA position for seven years. She is also a student at Valencia Community College where she working towards a nursing degree. When not at the office or school, Amanda enjoys spending time with her family – especially her nephews. Amanda appreciates working at our somewhat smaller medical practice because here fellow staffers and patients are treated more like family. She enjoys her position as receptionist and lab manager because it enables her to interact with people one-on-one. It is Amanda’s intention to help our patients feel comfortable and relaxed while in our offices. She takes pride in knowing she has made their day – and yours – a little bit better.

Jenn: RecepionJennifer: Accounting and Billing/Business Manager

Many of you already know Jenn from her many years working with Dr. Castro at his former practice. Jenn began working with Dr. Castro in 2003 and followed him to PH MD. Besides working as our business manager, Jenn is also proficient in IT systems and helps keep our network up and running. She is a valuable asset to PHMD not only for her knowledge of internal medicine but also her bright disposition. It is her goal is to know patients on an individual basis in order to provide more personalized care. As a result, she enjoys the sense of accomplishment her job brings. Away from the office, Jenn enjoys spending time with her family, especially her daughter, Riley (born 12/11/2010). Many of you have gotten to to know Riley and watch her grow with PHMD.

Chelsea: NurseStephanie: Clinic Nurse/ LPN

Moving here from Kansas City in 2012 makes Stephanie a relative newcomer to the Central Florida area. She joined our team in 2013 and is excited to be here. An LPN since 2006, Stephanie’s passion is nursing, and she looks forward to being a integral part of PHMD. She is glad that our practice makes our patient’s needs our number one priority and looks forward to getting to know all of our patients. On her days off she enjoys photography, yoga and spending time with her husband.