Dr. Vanessa L. Vela, MD

Dr. Vanessa L. Vela, MD

Psychiatry | Female | 45 years old

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Dr. Vela specializes in Psychiatry and practices in Boerne, TX. She practices at 1 location.

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Dr. Vela's Reviews

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2.5
based on 8 total surveys (4 with reviews)
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  • Staff
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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    16 – 30 minutes (6)
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in Bulverde, TX |
Dr. Vela takes the time to listen to her patients, work with them on the best medicinal protocols. She is very patient and kind. A doctor you feel comfortable opening up to, and knowing she is listening and there to help. I had been seeing my old psychiatrist in Houston for 6 years. When I moved, I was terrified about finding a new one. Dr. Vela turned out to be AMAZING.
Answering machine does not even accept messages after hours. ER could not even get ahold of her. Varying lunch hours, open every other Fri until noon. Does not return calls. Will not agree to phone consult for med adjustment. Expects you to pay another $135 to go in for med consult. Worst run office & practice I've encountered in 25 years.
in New Braunfels, TX |
Nice lady. Never had to wait long and takes a unique approach to each individual case. She has always been willing to listen to my side of things and then makes decisions from there. I would highly recommend this doctor to anyone needing her kinds of services.
in Schertz, TX |
NO CHANCE! MY RATING IS ZERO STARS OUT OF FIVE! I am one caretaker for my 31 year old daughter who was under Dr. Vela's care for about 3 months before being suddenly dropped for no verifiable reason. My daughter had a fear of being dropped and Dr. Vera knew this ... Yet, she dropped her anyway, furthering my daughter's trauma. My daughter is suffering from PTSD, 3 years amnesia and several other diagnosis that Dr. Vela was qualified to care for. She left my daughter with no care or recours
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Dr. Vela's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Psychiatry
  •  Board certified in Psychiatry
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Why It Matters: Dr. Vela's Board Certifications

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  • Psychiatry

Conditions Treated

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Schizophrenia

Education

  • Medical School
    Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston

    Graduated in 1998

  • Residency Hospital
    University Tx Med Branch Hosps

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Psychiatry

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