Dr. Ruben Velez, MD

Dr. Ruben Velez, MD

Nephrology  ·  
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Age 64
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Dr. Ruben Velez, MD is a nephrology specialist in Fort Worth, TX and has been practicing for 35 years. He graduated from University Of Puerto Rico School Of Medicine in 1978 and specializes in nephrology.

1250 8th Ave Ste 500

Fort Worth, TX 76104

Contact Information

(214) 358-2300

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Velez performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Acute Kidney Failure
very high
more than 94% of peers
Hyperkalemia
high
more than 85% of peers
End-Stage Renal Disease
normal
more than 77% of peers

Dr. Velez's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • Nephrology

2  Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Nephrology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

37  Conditions Treated

  • Acidosis
  • Acute Kidney Failure
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Chronic Glomerulonephritis
  • Chronic Kidney Diseases
  • Congenital Polycystic Kidney Disease
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • Gout
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Stones
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Nephritis and Nephropathy
  • Nephrotic Syndrome
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Renal Hyperparathyroidism
  • Renal Osteodystrophy
  • Secondary Renovascular Hypertension
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis
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2  Procedures

  • Hemodialysis
  • Peritoneal Dialysis

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University Of Puerto Rico School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1978
  • Methodist Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1979
  • Methodist Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1980
  • Ut Southwestern University Hospitals
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1983

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Velez has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Velez's Reviews

5.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Velez to family and friends
9 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (9)

  • 5
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  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Velez's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

Dr. Velez is the best! Very experienced, thorough, and caring.
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Dr. Velez was very cordial. I was so relaxed during my exam. He explained everything that in a manner in which I could understand.
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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!
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Dr. Velez is the best. Very thorough, knowledgeable, caring and personable. I couldn't ask for better care.
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