Dr. Louis Velazquez, MD

Child & Adolescent PsychiatryMaleAge 59

Dr. Velazquez
Telehealth services available

Servicenet Inc.

50 Pleasant St Northampton, MA 01060

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Dr. Louis Velazquez, MD is a Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Specialist in Northampton, MA and has over 32 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Velazquez has more experience with Psychotic Disorders than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University of Michigan Medical School medical school in 1989. He is affiliated with medical facilities Baystate Medical Center and Baystate Wing Hospital. He has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Velazquez to book an appointment.

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  • Offers Telehealth
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Velazquez

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Velazquez treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Velazquez treats other conditions, please contact the office at (413) 584-6855.

Psychotic Disorders

Psychotic disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions that cause severe mental symptoms and disconnection from reality, such as schizophrenia, delusional disorder, and substance-induced psychosis.Compare with other Psychotic Disorders specialists.

Dr. Velazquez is experienced in the area of Psychotic Disorders. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
Schizoaffective Disorder
Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
Schizophrenia
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Dr. Velazquez's conditions and procedures:

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alcohol-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Conversion Disorder
  • Dissociative Disorder
  • Dissociative, Conversion, and Factitious Disorders
  • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
  • Drug-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbances of Childhood and Adolescence
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Marijuana Addiction
  • Nondependent Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Antidepressant Abuse
  • Nondependent Cocaine Abuse
  • Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Marijuana Abuse
  • Opioid Dependence
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychogenic Disorders (incl. Psychogenic Pain)
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophreniform Disorder
  • Somatoform Disorders
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)

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Dr. Velazquez's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Velazquez

2.1

Based on 18 ratings

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He was my son's provider & my husband's provider. Both were bad experiences. My husband even considered leaving his beloved therapist just so he could get away from this man. Unpleasant, jumps to conclusions, talks over you, assumes the worst of you.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Not telling – Apr 29, 2021
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Avoid at all cost! This man caused me to feel so violated & tricked by his questionable way of practice that I scalded my vocal chords after my visit with him just so I won’t be able to talk & feel vulnerable to any Dr in the future.His after visit summary of the appointment left me seething mad.I was poorly vetted by his assistant & got a appointment with him to see if magnetic resonance therapy may help my depression.She knew that I was bipolar & that meant the insurance wouldn’t pay for the $10K therapy.Velasquez let me sit there & tell him so many personal & painful details of my traumatic childhood from six and on.I say questionable because IN THE LAST 10 MINUTES of my appointment IS WHEN HE ASKED me my mental health diagnoses & then abruptly stopped the appointment & let me know that being bipolar the insurance won’t pay for MRT.I felt so violated & tricked.He got paid for the appointment.Velazquez made me scald my voice away. I’m 52 & the appointment hurt me. Avoid at all cost!
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Dec 25, 2020
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The irony of describing the pain of navigating the uncaring world of mental health professionals to an uncaring mental health professional... Very insensitive guy.
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Jun 23, 2020
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Dr. Luis Velazquez was my psychiatrist several years ago, and it took me awhile to get to know him, but he is very kind and genuine. At first I misread him, as others apparently have done, because he is brilliant and his assessment process is very quick. He may seem dismissive, but he was a great help to me, and it broke my heart when he left Institute For Human Solutions. Because of his help, I was able to rise above my circumstances and I am now have a career that I love and a good relationship with my family. If you are willing to be patient and get to know this provider, you will find him to be a great help!
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
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Marjorie S. – Feb 20, 2020
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Dr. Louis A Velazquez was Condescending, rude, made wild assumptions, said it was his job to interrogate me, printed lies in a medical report, yelled at me, triggered my PTSD and depression. My quality of life has diminished as a direct result of this man's lack of sensativity and training. He would not answer my questions.
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Feb 10, 2020
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Dr. Velazquez was one of the more uncaring doctors I've met. The first time he met me, he spent no more than 10 minutes with me; second visit was 5 minutes, and he was rude and dismissive. Will not visit him again.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Holly – Aug 23, 2019
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Didn’t show up for my appointment. Dropped me from the system with no way to refill my meds.
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Jul 22, 2019
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I had to see him when my psychiatrist was out of town. That was a mistake. His way of relating was distant.
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May 15, 2019
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Dr. Velazquez was condescending and rude
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Mar 21, 2019
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Dr Velazquez has been the most caring Doctor I have ever encountered. He not only was concerned about me, but my family as well. I have seen him for several years and could consider him a friend at this point. He will not give you the answer you want but the one you need; I trust wholeheartedly in his ability's and suggest that anyone in need look to him first! I would trust my children's health to him first overall! Dr. Velazquez -you are an amazing Doctor and person!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Biography

Dr. Louis Velazquez, MD is a Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Specialist in Northampton, MA and has over 32 years of experience in the medical field. Dr....Read more

Specialties

  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Board Certifications

  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Education

1989
University of Michigan Medical School
Medical School

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Louis Velazquez, MD offer telehealth services?

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What are Dr. Louis Velazquez, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Velazquez frequently treats Psychotic Disorders. See all practice areas where Dr. Velazquez specializes.

Where is Dr. Louis Velazquez, MD's office located?

Dr. Velazquez's office is located at 50 Pleasant St, Northampton, MA 01060. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Louis Velazquez, MD speak?

Dr. Velazquez speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

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Practice

Servicenet Inc.50 Pleasant St Northampton, MA 01060
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Velazquez is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Baystate Medical Center

Springfield, MA

69% Patient Experience Rating, Equal to the national average

16 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)

Baystate Wing Hospital

Palmer, MA

72% Patient Experience Rating, 3% higher than the national average