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About Dr. Mario R Velasco Jr

Dr. Mario R Velasco Jr, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Decatur, IL. He has 18 years of experience. His specialties include Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology. Dr. Velasco is affiliated with St Marys Hospital. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

8 Ratings with 4 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Mario R Velasco Jr is Excellent. Dr. Mario R Velasco Jr has been rated by 8 patients. From those 8 patients 4 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Mario R Velasco Jr is 4.5 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Cancer Care Specialists Of Illinois

210 W McKinley Ave # 1
Decatur, IL 62526
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Specialties

Dr. Mario R Velasco Jr 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.

  • Medical Oncology

    Think of an oncologist as your main physician for cancer care. After being diagnosed, you’ll meet regularly with an oncologist to explore and manage your treatment options, as well as monitor your condition throughout the process. Medical oncologists are extremely knowledgeable in various types of cancer treatment and can recommend the right method for the type and stage of cancer you’re facing.
    They may also refer you to additional specialists throughout your care, but they will always be your home base for questions and support. It’s also worth mentioning that medical oncologists deal mostly with solid tumors while hematologists specialize in cancers that involve blood disorders, such as leukemia.

  • Expertise

    5 Expertise

  • Metastasis
  • Chemotherapy
  • Pediatrics
  • Cancer
  • Melanoma

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Fantastic Oncologist

I've been going to oncologists since I first had cancer in 1994. I was first diagnosed in Chardon, Ohio and then followed up with Cleveland Clinic. Let me tell you that Dr. Velasco is every bit as good as the best Doctors I've seen except is is better and more caring individual rather than the robot stereotypes. If you want a Great Doctor, then Dr. Velasco should be you choice. Dwayne Manley

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Five Stars

He cares deeply about patients and being up to date on cancer treatments. He will check anything out for a patient.

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Care of my 95 yr old dad

Doctor Velasko has been treating my dad for several months. His professionalism is outstanding, but his concern for my dad and his devotion to helping him is beyond measure. My dad has multiple myeloma so it cannot be cured. But Dr. Velasko is working with him to make his life as comfortable as possible. Our family has total faith in the doctor and respect for the way he treats the entire family. We are grateful that he was recommended to us and believe he is one of the best!!!

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Dr Velasco treated my father for about 4 years for his cancer. With all the other patients he had, he managed to make all of us feel cared for and cared about. We believed that he saw us a people who he genuinely wants to help out of this terrible situation. He also realizes that there is a much higher Physician who makes the ultimate decisions on who lives or dies & encourages his patients so see spiritual comfort and wisdom as well. We just saw him 3 years after my dad's death in a different town with his family. I said hi to him & he recognized me & my mom. He even gave us hugs. Great doctor but even greater man!

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  • Hospital Affiliations

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

  • Education

    18 Years Experience

  • University Of Texas Southwestern Medical School

    Graduated in 2000

  • University Of Texas Health System

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Mario R Velasco Jr accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois
    • BCBS IL PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • Coventry Health Care
    • Coventry Health and Life IL PPO
    • Coventry HealthAmerica PPO
    • Coventry IL PPO
    • Coventry MO HMO POS
    • Coventry MO PPO
    • Coventry PPO Platinum
    • CoventryOne PPO Network
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Health Alliance
    • Health Alliance HMO/POS
    • Health Alliance PPO
  • HealthLink
    • HealthLink PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
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Locations & Directions

Cancer Care Specialists Of Illinois, 210 W McKinley Ave # 1, Decatur, IL
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