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Dr. Eric Velazquez, MD

Cardiology ·  Male · Age 53

Dr. Velazquez

Durham Office

1 DUKE MEDICAL CTR Durham, NC 27710

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Dr. Eric Velazquez, MD is a cardiology specialist in Durham, NC and has been practicing for 18 years. He graduated from Albert Einstein College Of Medicine in 1994 and specializes in cardiology.


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  • Practices at top hospital . Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ See hospitals

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Dr. Velazquez accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for North Carolina
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Velazquez's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Velazquez treats Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Velazquez treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Thrombosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Velazquez treats Thrombosis more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Velazquez treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Arterial Thrombosis
  • Budd-Chiari Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Effort Vein Thrombosis
  • Intracranial Venous Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Portal Vein Thrombosis
  • Renal Vein Thrombosis
  • Thromboembolism
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Thrombosis
Heart Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Velazquez treats Heart Disease more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Velazquez treats this condition more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Velazquez's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease

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About Me

Care Philosophy

As a first generation Cuban-American I watched my father come to this country and be diagnosed early and successfully treated for severe hypertension. Now in his eighties he is doing well and lives a normal life. This inspired me to go into medicine....

Specialties

  • Cardiology

Board Certifications

Education

2001
Duke Clinical Research Institute
Fellowship Hospital
2001
Duke University Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
1997
Duke University Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1995
Duke University Hospital
Internship Hospital
1994
Albert Einstein College Of Medicine
Medical School
2001
2001
1997
1995
1994

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

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82% Patient experience rating, 13% higher than the national average

  • America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care Award™ (2019, 2017)
  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Coronary Intervention Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2017)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2017)