Dr. Ruben Velez, MD

NephrologyMaleAge 67

Dr. Velez
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Dallas Nephrology Associates

1420 Viceroy Dr Dallas, TX 75235

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(214) 366-6081

Dr. Ruben Velez, MD is a Nephrology Specialist in Dallas, TX. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as City Hospital At White Rock and Dallas Regional Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Velez to book an appointment.

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Dr. Velez is affiliated with Methodist Charlton Medical Center Dallas, a highly rated hospital.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth
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  • Practices at Top Hospital
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No malpractice claims found for Texas
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. Velez's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Mineral Metabolism Disorders
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Dr. Velez treats Mineral Metabolism Disorders more than 99% of his peers

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

Calcium Metabolism Disorders
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Velez treats Calcium Metabolism Disorders more than 99% of his peers

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

Hypercalcemia
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Velez treats Hypercalcemia more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Velez treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Velez's conditions and procedures:

  • Acidosis
  • Acute Kidney Failure
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Chronic Glomerulonephritis
  • Chronic Kidney Diseases
  • Congenital Cystic Kidney Disease
  • Congenital Polycystic Kidney Disease
  • Congenital Renal Agenesis and Dysgenesis
  • Congenital Renal Dysplasia
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • Gallstones
  • Gout
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Iron Metabolism Disorders
  • Kidney Stones
  • Kidney Transplant Evaluation
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Living Kidney Donor Evaluation
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Nephritis and Nephropathy
  • Nephrotic Syndrome
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Proteinuria
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Renal Hyperparathyroidism
  • Renal Scan
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Renovascular Hypertension
  • Ultrasound, Renal
  • Vasculitis
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

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Dr. Velez accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Choice
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO

Dr. Velez's Reviews

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  • Appointment wasn't rushed (21)
  • Explained conditions well (21)
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    Dr. Velez, The purpose of this letter to thank you for the recent visit and thorough medical assessment provided to my father Raul Maldonado. First and foremost—you are an absolute first-class professional; super!!! Undoubtedly it was an absolute learning experience. The assessment and sincere approach you took to explain the current and outcome of my father’s medical condition definitely enhanced our role and as supporting and foremost caring family; rewarding experience to have my family members present via conference call—awesome!Can attest that the guidance, patience, support, and screening rendered to my father really helped the urgency and effort in attaining the required understanding of his serious and declining condition. You have left us with an absolute positive focus and indeed we are very appreciative of your diligence, commitment, and professional true values in caring for others, which is a trait for others to emulate and follow. Again, as a family, Gracias.
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    • Explained conditions well
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    Judy Maldonado – Jun 01, 2021
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    I have seen Dr. Velez for years while treating me during dialysis. He is courteous, friendly and very knowledgeable in kidney health. He will make you feel positive throughout the kidney treatment process. He will educate you and give you information on your overall health and find ways to help you live longer. My wife and I love him like a part of our family.
    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
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    Robert B – Apr 01, 2021
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    Great staff and Dr. Velez is great! Very kind and concerned! Wish all my doctors were like him.
    What went well
    • Appointment scheduling
    • Office environment
    • Staff friendliness
    • Appointment wasn't rushed
    • Listened & answered questions
    • Explained conditions well
    • Trusted the provider's decisions
    What could be improved
    No results
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    Rocky skinner – Feb 29, 2020
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    Excellent care as usual. No wait before seeing Dr. Dr. Velez is kind, caring and is very good at explaining details about your care. I highly recommend him to everyone.
    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
    No results
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    Earline Hammer – Dec 14, 2019
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    Dr. Ruben Velez and his office staff is always positive and helpful.
    What went well
    • Appointment scheduling
    • Office environment
    • Staff friendliness
    • Appointment wasn't rushed
    • Listened & answered questions
    • Explained conditions well
    • Trusted the provider's decisions
    What could be improved
    No results
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    Linda Gravelle – Nov 16, 2019
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    I would recommend Dr. Velez to friends and family. Excellent Physician.
    What went well
    • Appointment scheduling
    • Office environment
    • Appointment wasn't rushed
    • Listened & answered questions
    • Explained conditions well
    • Trusted the provider's decisions
    What could be improved
    No results
    1 person found this helpful
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    Nov 02, 2019
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    Everybody is ALWAYS friendly, helpful, informative and try to make u feel comfortable
    What went well
    • Appointment scheduling
    • Office environment
    • Wait times
    • Appointment wasn't rushed
    • Listened & answered questions
    • Explained conditions well
    • Trusted the provider's decisions
    What could be improved
    No results
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    Michael – Sep 27, 2019
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    Dr. Velez is a consummate professional and an everyone’s man at the same time. He always has provided me and all of his patients great guidance. I had a transplant 34 years ago and I am fine today because of his care. All of the staff and doctors at DNA are worthy of this review. Good job all!
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    Andy Adams – Sep 14, 2019
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    Dr. Velez is the best. He speaks to me in terms I can understand. I never have to wonder about my test results. He calls me personally and explains them to me and answers all my questions.
    What went well
    • Appointment scheduling
    • Office environment
    • Staff friendliness
    • Appointment wasn't rushed
    • Listened & answered questions
    • Explained conditions well
    • Trusted the provider's decisions
    What could be improved
    No results
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    Sherry Davis – Aug 24, 2019
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    Ruben always performs at the top of his game. Knowledgeable, courteous, kind. You can’t do better for an experienced, seasoned doctor.
    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
    No results
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    Andy Adams – Jul 16, 2019
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    Dr Velez is the rare physician who truly listens to you, does the appropriate testing, and weighs everything before determining the best course of treatment. I believe he truly partners with the patient to achieve the best outcomes. He also actually calls when he says he will, not just empty promises so he can move on to the next patient.
    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
    No results
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    Lance W. – Jun 30, 2019
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    DNA receptionist -Becky -at the Viceroy office is exceptional and welcoming. Then Carla, the nurse has a warm sense of humor and is very kind,.. Dr. Ruben Velez is a superior health care provider. He cares deeply about his patients and is an excellent listener who is not in a hurry but listens carefully before he speaks. I am so fortunate to have this team providing for my care. It was also delightful to talk a moment to Nadia who was a huge help to me when I started my 37 lb weight loss. Everyone on this team is honest and direct ... and I appreciate each of them for their role in my ongoing care with CKD.
    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
    No results
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    Stella M. R. Moore – Jun 24, 2019
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    From the time you walk in and see Becky till you see Dr Velez you are treated like family. If you are here you are probably having some issues and they are very sensitive to that fact. Very kind office.
    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
    No results
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    Paul Lawyer in Dallas, TX – Feb 16, 2019
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    Dr. Velez is the best! Very experienced, thorough, and caring.
    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
    No results
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    K. Marquardt in Dallas, TX – Jul 16, 2018
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    In spite of health issues I love to visit Dr. Velez .... He always greets you with an optimistic attitude! I appreciate how knowledgeable he is about your health situation. The staff is very personable and ready to assist your needs. You will leave his office emotionally uplifted!
    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
    No results
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    Bekki Leverton in Abilene, Texas – May 16, 2018
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    Dr. Velez is the best. Very thorough, knowledgeable, caring and personable. I couldn't ask for better care.
    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
    No results
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    Joleen Radney in Waxahachie – Feb 23, 2018
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    About Me

    Biography

    Dr. Ruben Velez, MD is a Nephrology Specialist in Dallas, TX. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as City Hospital At White Rock and Dallas...Read more

    Specialties

    • Nephrology
    • Critical Care Medicine

    Education

    1983
    U Tex Hosp Ctr
    Fellowship Hospital
    1982
    Methodist Dallas Medical Center
    Residency Hospital
    1981
    U Tex Hlth Sci Ctr
    Residency Hospital
    1979
    Methodist Dallas Medical Center
    Internship Hospital
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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Does Dr. Ruben Velez, MD offer telehealth services?

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    What are Dr. Ruben Velez, MD's top areas of care?

    Dr. Velez frequently treats Mineral Metabolism Disorders, Calcium Metabolism Disorders, and Hypercalcemia. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Velez treats.

    Where is Dr. Ruben Velez, MD's office located?

    Dr. Velez's office is located at 1420 Viceroy Dr, Dallas, TX 75235. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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    Locations

    Dallas Nephrology Associates

    Dallas Nephrology Associates Viceroy Office1420 Viceroy Dr Dallas, TX 75235
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    Affiliated Hospitals

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

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    City Hospital At White Rock

    Dallas, TX

    55% Patient Experience Rating, 14% lower than the national average

    Dallas Regional Medical Center

    Mesquite, TX

    62% Patient Experience Rating, 7% lower than the national average

    3 Awards Received

    Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

    Methodist Charlton Medical Center

    Dallas, TX

    73% Patient Experience Rating, 4% higher than the national average

    10 Awards Received

    Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)

    Methodist Dallas Medical Center

    Dallas, TX

    71% Patient Experience Rating, 2% higher than the national average

    5 Awards Received

    Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)