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Dr. Mark E Velarde Is this you?

About Dr. Mark E Velarde

Dr. Mark E Velarde, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Allentown, PA. He has 25 years of experience. His specialties include Family Medicine. Dr. Velarde has received 3 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

12 Ratings with 6 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Mark E Velarde is Great. Dr. Mark E Velarde has been rated by 12 patients. From those 12 patients 6 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Mark E Velarde is 4.3 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Shepherd Hills Family Practice Center

6083 Hamilton Blvd
Allentown, PA 18106
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Specialties

Dr. Mark E Velarde 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. Mark E Velarde has the following 9 expertise

  • AIDS/HIV (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome)
  • Family Planning
  • Weight Loss
  • Infectious Disease
  • Immunization
  • Contraception
  • Weight Loss (non-surgical)
  • Influenza
  • Check-up

Dr. Mark E Velarde has 1 board certified specialty

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Board Certifications

Dr. Mark E Velarde is Board Certified in 1 specialty

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Reviews

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One Star

his appointments can run late, but he gives you all the time you need and does not rush you through your appointment.

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Listener

This practitioner is a very good listener. You can expect to wait however if you want to have his undivided attention than you must have patience as others also have concerns. This does cause a wait but I rather wait than be rushed out of my appointment. I feel most of my concerns are addressed.

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Very happy patient

My entire family LOVES our doctor, Dr. Velarde. He is easy to relate to, down- to-earth, and his professionalism has no equal. My husband had been dealing with a number of medical issues for years, with no relief. In our first visit, Dr. Belated took the time to deal with each issue,patiently. He will take the time that is needed to deal with your problem completely. He has a great sense of humor. He shared with us that he went into medicine because a family member suffered with polio, and he wanted to know how to help them! What a calling! You may wait a little bit,but he will also spend that time with you when it is your turn!!

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Two Stars

typically have to wait at least 30 minutes to an hour for an appointment. Even first appointment of the day. office could be cleaner and Dr. Velarde should wash his hands when entering the room before examining a new patient.

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Worth the wait

Dr. Velarde is a caring, kind doctor who you WILL have some wait so give yourself extra time. You won't mind the wait when you realize he doe NOT rush you at all and takes the time to listen to his patients. This is very refreshing especially if you ever been rushed before only to get home and realize you forgot so many topics you wanted to speak to your Physician about. His staff is nice enough but I feel they could be much more professional and after many years this has not changed...

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  • Awards

    3 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)

    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, 2012, 2013, 2014)

    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 - City

    Top 10 Doctor - City (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

    25 Years Experience

  • University Of Medicine And Dentistry Of New Jersey Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

    Graduated in 1993

  • Warren Hospital

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Mark E Velarde accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Select
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Capital Blue Cross
    • Capital BC Keystone Health Plan Central HMO
    • Capital BC PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • Coventry Health Care
    • Coventry HealthAmerica HMO
    • Coventry HealthAmerica PPO
  • Geisinger Health Plan
    • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Highmark BCBS
    • Highmark Community Blue PPO
    • Highmark PPOBlue
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS

Locations & Directions

Shepherd Hills Family Practice Center, 6083 Hamilton Blvd, Allentown, PA

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