Dr. Andrew Velazquez, MD

Dr. Andrew Velazquez, MD

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Age 47
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Dr. Andrew Velazquez, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Mountain Brk, AL and has been practicing for 15 years. He graduated from University Of South Alabama / College Of Medicine in 1998 and specializes in ophthalmology and cornea & refractive surgery.

3928 Montclair Rd Ste 100

Mountain Brk, AL 35213

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Principal Financial Group
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Velazquez performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
very high
more than 94% of peers
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
very high
more than 94% of peers
Cataract Removal Surgery
very high
more than 94% of peers

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2  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Cornea & Refractive Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

62  Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Surgery Complications
  • Chalazion
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Cataracts
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Entropion
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Injuries
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Growth
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Night Blindness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
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23  Procedures

  • Blepharoplasty
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Conjunctivoplasty
  • Contact Lens Fitting Services
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Glaucoma Treatment
  • Intraocular Lens Implant Surgery
  • Laser Surgery
  • LASIK
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Refractive Surgery
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Auburn University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • University Of South Alabama / College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1998
  • Baptist Health System
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1999
  • Shands Hospital At The University Of Fl
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2002
  • Duke University Eye Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2003

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Velazquez has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Velazquez's Reviews

3.3
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Velazquez to family and friends
7 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (7)

  • 5
    (4)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (3)

Dr. Velazquez's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    GOOD
  • Answers questions

    GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

I went to the him with what I believed was pink eye. He was very rude and said it was just allergies or something in my eye and it would be fine. He figured this out by spending less than five seconds looking at my eye. Several days later my eye was much worse and I went back. He was extremely...more
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He misdiagnosed my eye problem and on a return visit he was very rude. He comes across as very incompetent and unsure of himself. His bedside manner is pathetic. I will never return to his services and would recommend anyone else that needs an eye doctor to look elsewhere.
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