Dr. Gladys Velarde, MD

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Dr. Gladys Velarde, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in Jacksonville, FL and has over 29 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Velarde has more experience with Adult Congenital Heart Conditions and Heart Conditions than other specialists in her area. She graduated from New York U, School of Medicine medical school in 1992. She is affiliated with Uf Health Jacksonville. She is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Velarde to book an appointment.

Dr. Velarde

UF Health Jacksonville Cardiology Department

655 W 8th St Jacksonville, FL 32209
Accepting new patients

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Dr. Velarde was the answer of my prayers. I was in so much pain from medication that was prescribed to me from the hospital, and another doctor, I had severe muscle pains when I saw her.i really thought I was going to be on a wheelchair soon. She listened attentively and changed my medication, today it’s the third day getting better, muscle pains are going away day by day, I can walk again without complaints. God bless this Dr. she was God sent to me! I want to hug her, she gave me hope!
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Apr 20, 2019
Can’t be more pleased with attn she gave to my mom’s complaint. Dr. Velarde took a look at my mom and w/her extensive experience, she asked the right questions. Upon completing the exam she realized that my mom’s symptoms were due to a bigger problem. Velarde took time to msg my mom’s PCP and got us looking into the right direction. She chkd my mom’s heart, to ensure it was ok. But my mom’s main condition is being treated now and she has quality of life thanks to Dr. Velarde. GBY D.V!
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Andrea Irizarry in Jacksonville, FL – Jun 19, 2018
Dr V. was a stranger to me and I to her. I am a black female who came to see her. She treated me with the utmost respect, took time with me, asked me appropriate questions and gave my the most comprehensive PHYSICAL exam ANY CARDIOLOGIST has given me in my lifetime. And to follow up she ordered lab blood work. A lot of physician would Not care enough, putting such things off until your Primary Physician ordered labs. We talked about many reasons for my illness. Great staff:front desk&LEKITA.
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Melba Wright, MD in Jacksonville, FL – Mar 16, 2018
Dr Velarde was excellent and took her time to discuss my husbands medical conditions in detail. She is a wealth of health knowledge and cares about her patients.
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Amanda Tellado in Jacksonville Fl – Dec 13, 2017
My experience with Dr Velarde is that she's a very caring and thorough doctor. She cares deeply about my health and the steps I need to take to make it better. I would highly recommend her.
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J Holman in Jacksonville, FL – Dec 05, 2017
I've been Dr. Velarde's patient for 4 years and have found her to be thorough, caring and conservative in the management of my health issues. . She is easy to talk to and her explanations are easy to understand and follow. I highly recommend Dr. Velarde!
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Jacksonville – Oct 19, 2017
I would give zero star if I could. She came late and was in a bad mood because something had happened and kept rumbling about how busy she was. She yelled at me for not knowing my medications. She asked me the same questions multiple times and looked distracted. Eventually she left the room without listening to my heart or chest. I don't trust her.
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Oct 04, 2017
As a healthcare professional I can honestly say that I could not be more pleased with Dr. Velarde. She provided a very thorough exam in which I felt very assured of her expertise. She is an excellent, thorough and thoughtful cardiologist and I highly recommend her.
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Jacksonville, FL – Aug 18, 2017
I've been seeing Dr Velarde for years! She examines me thoroughly each time I come in. She is friendly and to patients and nurses alike. She is often late, but her office gives her only 20 minutes per patient. When she gives more than that time to another patient, I know she'll also give it to me. Personally, her expertise feels worth the wait.
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  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Long wait times
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Orlando, FL – Aug 15, 2017
Dr. Velarde is an excellent doctor and extremely hard working. She is always so helpful and provided me with excellent treatment.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Teresa Apel in Jacksonville, FL – Aug 15, 2017
Excellent cardiologist. She was able to get my symptoms and blood pressure under control. If you follow what she says and do your part, you will see results.
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Biography

Dr. Gladys Velarde, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in Jacksonville, FL and has over 29 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Velarde has more experience...Read more

Specialties

  • Cardiology

Board Certifications

Education

1998
Mount Sinai Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1996
Boston Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
1995
New York Presbyterian Hospital - Columbia Presbyterian Center
Residency Hospital
1993
New York Presbyterian Hospital - Columbia Presbyterian Center
Internship Hospital
1992
New York U, School of Medicine
Medical School
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Languages

  • English
  • Portuguese

Awards

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What are Dr. Gladys Velarde, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Velarde frequently treats Adult Congenital Heart Conditions and Heart Conditions. See all practice areas where Dr. Velarde specializes.

Where is Dr. Gladys Velarde, MD's office located?

Dr. Velarde's office is located at 655 W 8th St, Jacksonville, FL 32209. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Velarde speaks Portuguese and English. View profile to see all.

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Adult Congenital Heart Conditions

Adult congenital cardiac disorder specialists diagnose and treat heart disorders, such as arrythmias and mitral valve disease, that have been present from birth to adulthood.Compare with other Adult Congenital Heart Conditions specialists.

Dr. Velarde is experienced in the area of Adult Congenital Heart Conditions. See the graph below to learn more about her experience.

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Aortic Valve Regurgitation
Mitral Valve Disease
Heart Murmur
Mitral Valve Stenosis
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Heart Conditions

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Sinus Tachycardia
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Hypertensive Heart Disease
Sinus Bradycardia
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Dr. Velarde's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Aneurysm
  • Angina
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmia Screening
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Atrial Septal Defect
  • Atrioventricular Septal Defect (AVSD)
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiac Tamponade
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiomyopathy, Dilated
  • Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic
  • Cardiomyopathy, Restrictive
  • Cardiovascular Diagnostic Test
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Chest Pain
  • Chest Pain Evaluation
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angiogram
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Dobutamine Thallium Stress Test
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Endocarditis
  • First Degree Heart Block
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • HeartAware Online Risk Screening
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Impella Device
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Long QT Syndrome
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mobitz, Type 2, Heart Block
  • Nuclear Stress Testing
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pericarditis
  • Peripartum Cardiomyopathy
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease Screening (PAD)
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Pharmacologic Nuclear Stress Test
  • Pharmacologic Stress Test, Adenosine
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Prinzmetal Angina
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Second Degree Heart Block
  • Septal Defect
  • Sick Sinus Syndrome
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Stress Test
  • Structural Heart Disease Evaluations and Treatment
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Syncope
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • TCD Bubble Test
  • Third Degree Heart Block
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombolysis
  • Tilt Table Testing
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Treadmill Stress Test
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Unstable Angina
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
  • Ventricular Septal Defect
  • Ventricular Tachycardia (VT)
  • Wolff-Parkinson-White Pattern

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Locations

UF Health Jacksonville Cardiology Department

Uf Health Jacksonville655 W 8th St Jacksonville, FL 32209
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Practice

Uf Health Cardiovascular Center North15255 Max Leggett Pkwy Ste 3600 Jacksonville, FL 32218
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