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About Dr. John R Velky

Dr. John R Velky, MD is a Doctor primarily located in North Augusta, SC. He has 35 years of experience. His specialties include Family Medicine. Dr. Velky has received 5 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

73 Ratings with 23 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. John R Velky is Great. Dr. John R Velky has been rated by 73 patients. From those 73 patients 23 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. John R Velky is 4.5 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Family Physicians North Augusta

309 West Ave
North Augusta, SC 29841
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Specialties

Dr. John R Velky has the following 1 specialty

  • Family Medicine

    A family practitioner is a doctor who specializes in caring for people of all ages, at all stages of life. Rather than focusing on the treatment of one disease or patient population, family practitioners are often the doctors that people see for their everyday ailments, like cold and flu or respiratory infections, and health screenings. When necessary, family practitioners will provide referrals for conditions that require the expertise of another specialist.
    The doctors may also provide physicals, inoculations, prenatal care, treat chronic diseases, like diabetes and asthma, and provide advice on disease prevention.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. John R Velky has the following 7 expertise

  • Weight Loss
  • Check-up
  • Influenza
  • Immunization
  • Contraception
  • Family Planning
  • Weight Loss (non-surgical)

Dr. John R Velky has 1 board certified specialty

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Board Certifications

Dr. John R Velky is Board Certified in 1 specialty

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Reviews

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Five Stars

He is most caring DR that I have ever been to .He does not rush when you see him always has a big smile for you best DR ever.Jeanette Gregory

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Four Stars

Love Dr. Velky. Hate the office staff; they are rude and unfriendly. Now that Dr. Velky has had to join University Hospital to stay in business due to the ACA mandates, he is inaccessible for same day appointments for sicknesses. Some UH bureaucrat micromanages his office including staff, hours and patient access. Dr. Velky no longer has any control over his medical practice. He's a UH employee. There is a high turnover rate of his PAs and NPs, so if you get in to see one of them, it's a different person every time and no continuity of care. Then when you need a prescription refill, they will not do it if you haven't been in to see Dr. Velky in the last 6 mos. So you're screwed because you've been denied access when needed, and have to schedule an unnecessary appointment just for a prescription refill. Dr. Velky is one of the best doctors in the area, but UH has destroyed his medical practice and has limited patient access to him.

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He's always concerned about the problem, happy to help in any way he can and is very professional, the long time members of his staff are wonderful. He's been my pirmary physician for more than 15 years.

When I have a real problem I'm always worked in within 24 hours due to asthma and allergy problems; my only concern is weekend coverage - I do not like going to the ER - nor do I like the "hospitalist" that now have taken over in-patient care; I do all I can to avoid a visit to the hospital & ER; I think its a disgrace to the medical community that we as patients cannot be seen by our physician of choice after admission.

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Five Stars

This is the most caring office and Doctor there is in the world.

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Frot office problems!

Dr Velkey is a good dr, been seeing him for 15 plus years. However the front office staff is terrible. first you have to leave a message and wait on them to call you back. When she finally called back her opening statement was " you do know that in the medical world we use legal first names" and the conversation went down hill from there! I will find a new doctor now thanks!

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  • Awards

    5 Awards

  • Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award

    Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)

    The Patients' Choice Award - 5 Year Honoree is a recognition granted only to those doctors whose ratings have reflected excellence in care for five years in a row. Only 1% of all doctors in the United States are bestowed this honor by their patients.

  • Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree

    Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)

    Vitals Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree recognizes doctors with the highest scores in bedside manner for five consecutive years. This honor is granted to a few distinct doctors in the United States based on experiences shared by patients.

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)

    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.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)

    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.

  • Top 10 Doctor - State

    Top 10 Doctor - State (2014)

    Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

  • Education

    35 Years Experience

  • Medical University Of South Carolina College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1983

  • Self Memorial Hospital

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. John R Velky accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Anthem
    • Anthem Blue Open Access POS Alternate Network
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Georgia
    • BCBS GA Blue Choice PPO
    • BCBS GA Blue Open Access POS
  • BCBS South Carolina
    • BCBS South Carolina
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    • Humana National POS
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

Locations & Directions

Family Physicians North Augusta, 309 West Ave, North Augusta, SC

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