Dr. Ariel Velasco MD
Internal Medicine Physicians — Houston, TXContact Dr. Velasco
Dr. Ariel Velasco specializes in internal medicine, nephrology in Houston, Texas. Details of Dr. Velasco's 24 years experience as an MD, his 3 hospital affiliations and education at Far Eastern University are available on your free doctor report.
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915 Gessner Rd
Houston, TX 77024
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Board Certification, Specialty and Expertise
Dr. Ariel Velasco identified specializing in
Internal MedicineInternal Medicine
A personal physician who provides long term, comprehensive care in the office and the hospital, managing both common and complex illness of adolescents, adults, and the elderly. Internists are trained in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer, infections, and diseases affecting the heart, blood, kidneys, joints, and digestive, respiratory and vascular systems. They are also trained in the essentials of primary care internal medicine which incorporates an understanding of disease prevention, wellness, substance abuse, mental health, and effective treatment of common problems of the eyes, ear, skin, nervous system, and reproductive organs. and NephrologyNephrology
An internist who treats disorders of the kidney, high blood pressure, fluid and mineral balance, and dialysis of body wastes when the kidneys do not function. This specialist consults with surgeons about kidney transplantation.. He obtained board certification from The American Board of Internal Medicine for Nephrology.
Dr. Ariel Velasco accepts the following plans for United Healthcare at 915 Gessner Rd
- Definity Choice Plus
- Definity PPO
- Harvard Pilgrim Choice Plus
- Harvard Pilgrim Options
- PacifiCare SignatureElite
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A hospital affiliation covers any doctor who has an affiliation, association or admitting privilege with a hospital. A doctor's particular affiliation to a specific hospital can translate to the overall quality of that provider.
Dr. Velasco is affiliated with 3 hospitals:
Spring Branch Medical Center
8850 Long Point Rd
EducationDr. Velasco attended medical school at Far Eastern University Dr Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation Institute of Medicine and graduated in 1989 having 24 years experience.
While there is no proven correlation between the quality of one's educational institution and the quality of one's professional competence, it is often an indicator. Medical schools have various levels of selectivity (some are harder to get into than others), and both the quality of their clinical training and level of research are measured. Additional medical training in both residency and fellowships and the facilities they are conducted at also provide a history of the doctors' level of training and experience.
Patients may also know Dr. Ariel Velasco MD as:
- Ariel M Velasco
- A Velasco
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