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Dr. Philip Velderman, MD

Rheumatology •  Male • Age 56

  27 Reviews
Dr. Velderman

Bronson Rheumatology Specialists

601 John St Ste M-030 Kalamazoo, MI 49007
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Dr. Philip Velderman, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Kalamazoo, MI and has been practicing for 18 years. He graduated from Wayne State University School Of Medicine in 2001 and specializes in rheumatology.

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Dr. Velderman accepts the following insurance:

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Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
HAP Insurance
Preferred PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
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Dr. Velderman's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Autoimmune Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Velderman treats Autoimmune Diseases more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Velderman treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Arthritis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Velderman treats Arthritis more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Velderman treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Gout
  • Allergic Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Finger
  • Arthritis of the Foot
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Midfoot
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Arthritis of the Toe
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Crystalline Arthritis
  • Gout
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Infectious Arthritis
  • Juvenile Gout
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Seronegative Arthritis
  • Spondylarthritis
  • Wear & Tear Arthritis
Fibromyalgia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Velderman treats Fibromyalgia more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Velderman treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Deposition Disease-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Epstein Barr Virus-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Major Depressive Disorder-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Primary Fibromyalgia
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Secondary Fibromyalgia
  • Sleep Disturbance-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Tension Myositis-Related Fibromyalgia

Dr. Velderman's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Behçet's Disease
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cryoglobulinemia
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

Dr. Velderman's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Velderman

3.3

Based on 27 reviews

5 Stars
51.851851851851855%
(14)
4 Stars
3.7037037037037037%
(1)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
7.407407407407407%
(2)
1 Star
37.03703703703704%
(10)

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Dr Velderman is the most caring knowledgeable doctor I have ever been a patient of. He always goes the extra mile. He truly cares about his patients! I highly recommend him!
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I've seen him twice and I'm now looking to find someone else. Last year he told me RA is present in the blood see you next year if you want me to keep an eye on you? Went today and what a waist of time and money!! He tells me that I don't have RA (but I have a lot of positive test) just a lot of joint/muscle pain and it's just the fibromyalgia. Doesn't make sense at all. Not going back!!!
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I have had RA for 18 years. I have felt worse in the last two years since being a patient of Dr. Veldermans than I ever remember feeling. I find his physical assessment skills lacking, his knowledge of medications he prescribes lacking as well. He is unwilling to take responsibility for medications he prescribes and is quick to push any issue off on other providers. I would not recommend him.
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Dr Velderman listens carefully and reaches a plan for your care with your input. I've had RA for 23 years and feel that these two years, with this doctor, I feel much more in control of my health. I highly recommend him.
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Great bedside manner, warm and definitely cares about the patient
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Biography

Dr. Philip Velderman, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Kalamazoo, MI and has been practicing for 18 years. He graduated from Wayne State University School Of Medicine in 2001 and specializes in rheumatology.

Specialties

  • Rheumatology

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology

Education

University Of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
Fellowship Hospital
Wmed
Residency Hospital
2002
Msu/Kcms Mi State University
Internship Hospital
2001
Wayne State University School Of Medicine
Medical School

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72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

79% Patient experience rating, 10% higher than the national average

81% Patient experience rating, 12% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average