Dr. Ariel Velasco, MD

Dr. Ariel Velasco, MD

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Nephrology  |  
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53 y/o
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Dr. Ariel Velasco, MD is a nephrology specialist in Houston, TX and has been practicing for 21 years. He graduated from Far Eastern University--Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation in 1989 and specializes in nephrology.

Houston Nephrology Group

915 Gessner Rd Ste 360

Houston, TX 77024
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Humana Health Plan of Texas
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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

Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
very high
more than 98% of peers
Gout
very high
more than 91% of peers
Nephrotic Syndrome
high
more than 89% of peers

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Specialties

  • Nephrology
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Board Certifications

  • Nephrology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
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Conditions Treated

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Procedures

  • Hemodialysis
  • Peritoneal Dialysis

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

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

  • Far Eastern University--Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation
    Medical School | Graduated 1989
  • Catheterization Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1993
  • Catheterization Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1995
  • University Tex Med Br
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1997

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Velasco has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Velasco's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Velasco to family and friends
5.0
based on 3 total reviews (3 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (3)

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Dr. Velasco's Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
EXCELLENT
Time well spent
EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

in Tomball, TX
I would highly recommend Dr. Velasco to all my family's and friends he is extremely knowledgable and has a wonderful, upbeat bed side manner.
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in Katy, Tx
What can I say about him. He is the best doctor I have dealt with. He is extremely knowledgeable, kind, listens and treat his patients like a human being. He literally saved my life and brought back my faith and strength to fight my illness. I am off from all my medicines and I am completely...more
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in Houston, TX
Dr. Velasco is a rare gem! He actually treats you like a person, and is patient and kind. He had out my faith back into doctors, and I am so blessed to have him as a doctor.
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