Olivia Castro, DO, is a family medicine doctor who sees patients of all ages.
With a love of science, teaching and helping others, Dr. Castro had always considered medicine as a possible career path. She was fascinated by the early exposure she had to the medical field through her mother who was a nurse, and during a hospitalization she experienced as a teenager. Around that time, she started job shadowing doctors at her local hospital and knew that’s what she wanted to be.
Dr. Castro earned a number of awards during her medical training. She was named Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Student of the Year and earned Third Year Student of the Year honors by the Student National Medical Association. She was also named the 2017 Intern of the Year and received the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Award during her residency.
Dr. Castro compares her role as a primary care physician to that of a life coach. She has a friendly and relaxed style that helps patients feel comfortable so doctor visits don’t seem so daunting. She takes pride in working with patients to develop goals at each visit in order to keep their health on track, and she also provides osteopathic manipulative therapy (OMT) to ease patients’ pain, increase overall mobility, and promote healing. She is passionate about preventative medicine and screenings, helping underserved populations in the community, and taking care of entire families—from infants to the elderly.
Coming from a huge family, Dr. Castro is very family-oriented. When she’s not taking care of families at work, she’s spending time with her own, including her husband and young son. She likes kickboxing and other exercise, social media, traveling, and exploring new restaurants.