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Dr. Ariel M Velasco Is this you?

About Dr. Ariel M Velasco

Dr. Ariel M Velasco, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Houston, TX. He has 29 years of experience. His specialties include Internal Medicine and Nephrology. Dr. Velasco is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital and Methodist West Houston Hospital. Dr. Velasco has received 3 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

13 Ratings with 2 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Ariel M Velasco is Excellent. Dr. Ariel M Velasco has been rated by 13 patients. From those 13 patients 2 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Ariel M Velasco is 4.9 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Houston Nephrology Group

915 Gessner Rd Ste 360
Houston, TX 77024
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Specialties

Dr. Ariel M Velasco has the following 2 specialties

  • Internal Medicine

    An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
    These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
    In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.

  • Nephrology

    A nephrologist is a physician who is specially trained to diagnose and treat conditions affecting the kidneys or renal system.
    A nephrologist will determine through urine analysis, blood test, X-ray, sonogram, or kidney biopsy how well the kidneys are functioning and will then prescribe a special diet and exercise program, medication or dialysis - a process by which a machine filters the blood when the kidney is no longer capable of doing so.

  • Expertise

    11 Expertise

  • Kidney Stones (Kidney Calculi)
  • Hypotension
  • Urinalysis
  • Diabetes
  • End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD)
  • Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
  • Chronic Renal Disease
  • High Cholesterol (Hypercholesterolemia)
  • Dialysis
  • Peritoneal Dialysis
  • Kidney Biopsy

Reviews

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Great Doctor

I have total confidence in his skills and treatment.He is very considerate and takes whatever time that is required to give proper assistance.I have been using him for about three years and have nothing negative to say about this excellent doctor.

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Smart doc, good heart

Extremely caring and very thorough. Not evasive or offended if you ask lots of questions - he wants you to understand your condition and your care plan - he'll even draw pictures if that's what it takes. Only downside is that you may have to wait a bit (because he spends whatever time necessary with each patient - what if it was you?) but it's worth it to be cared for in such good hands! And, you'll laugh a bit too which is also good medicine in trying times.

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  • Awards

    3 Awards

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2014, 2016)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • On-Time Doctor Award (2014)

    Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.

  • Patients' Choice Award (2014, 2016)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Velasco is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

    29 Years Experience

  • University Of The Philippines

    Graduated in 1989

  • University Of Texas Health System

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Ariel M Velasco accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Texas
    • BCBS TX Blue Advantage HMO
    • BCBS TX BlueChoice
    • BCBS TX HMO Blue Texas
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA LocalPlus
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    • Humana HMO
    • Humana HMO Premier
    • Humana Houston HMOx
    • Humana National HMO
    • Humana National POS
    • Humana Preferred PPO
  • Imagine Health - SmartCare
    • Imagine Health SmartCare
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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Locations & Directions

Houston Nephrology Group, 915 Gessner Rd Ste 360, Houston, TX
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