As a graduate of one of the top podiatric surgical residency programs in the country, and with over 25 years of surgical experience behind him, Dr. John Castle loves being able to use his background in biomechanics to help people solve their foot pain with conservative solutions. If he can do something as simple as modifying a shoe insole or prescribing orthotics to give his patients relief, he’ll try that first. When a condition is more serious, his advanced training and expertise enable him to perform major reconstructive surgery that greatly improves comfort and mobility. He is passionate about providing every patient with the best possible care, which is immediately evident in the warm and welcoming atmosphere we’ve created in our office.
Following his podiatry residency, which included practicing abroad in England, Dr. Castle spent a year in San Francisco in a four-person practice before moving to Grants Pass in October 1993. Family and the natural beauty of the area drew him to Southern Oregon. He enjoys outdoor activities like skiing, hiking, cycling and fishing with his wife and four children. He also is a classic car enthusiast who has recently completed working on a classic Camaro with his son. You may see him cruising down the streets of Grants Pass in his ’62 Corvette during our Back to the Fifties Celebration.
Dr. Castle has been a partner of AllCare Health since 1994 and is one of its founding physicians. He is also a founding partner of Grants Pass Surgery Center.
Dr. Sean Westover, DPM joined Grants Pass Podiatry in July 2019. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Podiatric Medicine. He is a native Oregonian, raised in Salem, who happily returns to his home state after years spent across the country for school and training. After receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, he earned his Doctorate in Podiatric Medicine from Midwestern University in Glendale, Arizona. He then moved to Johnson City, New York for his three year foot and ankle surgical residency at United Health Services Hospitals.
Dr. Westover’s training includes a wide variety of conservative and surgical treatments for the foot and ankle. His surgical training includes forefoot procedures for bunion and hammertoe repair, neuroma excision, and management of arthritic conditions. He is well-versed in diabetic foot care, wound care, and limb salvage surgery. He also offers surgical management of foot and ankle trauma, ankle arthroscopy, and correction of deformity. During residency, Dr. Westover also worked both clinically and surgically with sports medicine specialists and makes an effort to keep patients active and moving.
Aside from surgery, Dr. Westover also happily offers conservative options as a means of postponing or preventing surgery when appropriate. He is trained in biomechanics and customized orthotic inserts, therapeutic injections, and procedures for painful ingrown nails. He values strong patient-physician relationships and enjoys educating his patients regarding their conditions and treatment options.
Dr. Westover moved to the area with his wife and three children. School and training have taken them from the Rocky Mountains to the Southwest, Northeast, and they now look forward to their new life in the Northwest. As a family, they enjoy parks, hiking, traveling, and trips to the coast. They are excited to explore all that Southern Oregon has to offer.