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About Neremiah Joakim S. Castaño, MS, APRN, ANP-C

Neremiah Castaño, MS, APRN, is a clinical nurse specialist and certified adult nurse practitioner (ANP-C) who specializes in treating prostate cancer as well as a wide range of urologic conditions, including bladder cancer, kidney cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), erectile dysfunction, lower urinary tract symptoms, and urinary tract infections.

In treating urologic cancers, his approach emphasizes long-term survivorship care, wellness and education. He holds the rank of Commander in the United States Navy (active duty and presently reserve status). Commander Castaño has held various leadership positions as a commissioned senior naval officer, and currently still serves while caring for servicemen/women and their families at military treatment facilities worldwide.

Prior to joining UC San Diego Health in 2011, Commander Castaño worked as a urologic oncology surgery nurse practitioner for Scripps Health and as an adult-geriatric nurse practitioner in a family practice community clinic in San Diego. In addition to his experience as a nurse practitioner since 2009, he has also practiced as a registered nurse since 2003, providing direct inpatient and outpatient clinical care to patients and their families.

Commander Castaño earned a Master of Science with concentrations in advanced practice nursing of adults and the elderly, and a Bachelor of Science degree with distinction honors in nursing from San Diego State University School of Nursing.

He is a member of various professional organizations, including the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, the American Urological Association, the California Association for Nurse Practitioners, and Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society.

Outside of work Commander Castaño enjoys spending time with his wife, who is also a registered nurse, and their two boys, international travel, triathlons, and surfing. He speaks conversational Tagalog and Spanish.

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For more information, see Urology and Urologic Cancers.

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UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
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Degree

  • San Diego State University School of Nursing, San Diego, CA

Master's Degree

  • San Diego State University School of Nursing, San Diego, CA

Gender

  • Male

Date Joined Staff

  • 2011-12-28

Board Certifications

  • Adult Nurse Practitioner
  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board

Conditions and Treatments

  • Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
  • Post Anesthesia Care
  • Intermediate/Progressive Medical-Surgical Care
  • Urologic Surgical Oncology
  • Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)
  • Enlarged Prostate
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Male Sexual Dysfunction
  • Prostate Cancer
Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
Health Insurance Plans Accepted