Dr. Louis Velazquez, MD

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry •  Male • Age 58
  
Dr. Velazquez
Telehealth services available

Servicenet Inc.

50 Pleasant St Northampton, MA 01060

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(413) 584-6855

Dr. Louis Velazquez, MD is a Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Specialist in Northampton, MA and has over 31 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Velazquez has more experience with Personality Disorders, Psychotic Disorders, and Addiction and Substance Abuse 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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Dr. Velazquez accepts the following insurance:

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Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
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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.

Personality Disorders

Personality disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions that affect how a person thinks, feels or behaves, including narcissistic personality disorder, paranoid personality disorder, and borderline personality disorder.Compare with other Personality Disorders specialists.

Typically treats 99% more than similar doctors

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TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Personality Disorders
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Velazquez treats Personality Disorders more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Velazquez treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Borderline Personality Disorder
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Velazquez treats Borderline Personality Disorder more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Velazquez treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

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.

Typically treats 74% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 5 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Schizoaffective Disorder
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Velazquez treats Schizoaffective Disorder more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Velazquez treats this condition more than 94% of their peers

Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Velazquez treats Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Velazquez treats this condition more than 94% of their peers

Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Velazquez treats Psychosis Due to Mental Illness more than 92% of their peers

Dr. Velazquez treats this condition more than 92% of their peers

Addiction and Substance Abuse

Addiction and substance abuse specialists diagnose and treat people who have become physically dependent or addicted to drugs and alcohol through treatments including counseling, detoxifcation, inpatient rehabilitation, and medication.Compare with other Addiction and Substance Abuse specialists.

Typically treats 82% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 13 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Opioid Dependence
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Velazquez treats Opioid Dependence more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Velazquez treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Velazquez treats Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Velazquez treats this condition more than 96% of their peers

Drug and Alcohol Dependence
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Velazquez treats Drug and Alcohol Dependence more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Velazquez treats this condition more than 94% of their peers

General Mental Health

General mental health includes management, treatment and prevention of mental illness through risk factor screenings, counseling, group therapy, and wellness support.Compare with other General Mental Health specialists.

Typically treats 80% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 14 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Anxiety
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Velazquez treats Anxiety more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Velazquez treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Velazquez treats Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Velazquez treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Adjustment Disorder
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Velazquez treats Adjustment Disorder more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Velazquez treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

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Dr. Velazquez's conditions and procedures:

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alcohol-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
  • Anorexia
  • Antisocial Personality Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Cocaine Addiction
  • Combination Drug Dependence
  • Confusion
  • Conversion Disorder
  • Cyclothymia (Chronic Mood Disorder)
  • Delusional Disorder
  • Developmental and Learning Disorders
  • 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
  • Family Psychotherapy
  • Homicidal Ideation
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Marijuana Addiction
  • Narcissistic Personality Disorder
  • Nondependent Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Amphetamine or Related Acting Sympathomimetic Abuse
  • Nondependent Antidepressant Abuse
  • Nondependent Cocaine Abuse
  • Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Marijuana Abuse
  • Nondependent Opioid Abuse
  • Nondependent Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Abuse
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder (OCPD)
  • Opioid Dependence
  • Paranoid Personality Disorder
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychiatric Medication Therapy
  • Psychogenic Disorders (incl. Psychogenic Pain)
  • Psychosis
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Psychotherapy and Psychophysiological Therapy (incl. Biofeedback)
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizoid and Schizotypal Personality Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophreniform Disorder
  • Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Dependence
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Somatoform Disorders
  • Speech, Language and Learning Disorders
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Tobacco Use Disorder

Dr. Velazquez's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Velazquez

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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!
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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.
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • 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.
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  • 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!!
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Biography

Dr. Louis Velazquez, MD is a Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Specialist in Northampton, MA and has over 31 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

Awards

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Practice

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

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Baystate Medical Center

Springfield, MA

68% Patient experience rating, 1% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018)

Baystate Wing Hospital

Palmer, MA

67% Patient experience rating, 2% lower than the national average

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