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Dr. Ariel Velasco, MD

Nephrology*
5.0 (4)
Map Pin Small Houston, TX
Accepting new patients
32 years of experience

Offers telehealth

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Overview of Dr. Ariel Velasco, MD

Dr. Ariel Velasco, MD is a Nephrology Specialist in Houston, TX. They specialize in Nephrology, has 32 years of experience, and is board certified in Nephrology. They graduated from ALBANY MEDICAL COLLEGE and is affiliated with HCA Houston Healthcare North Cypress. Dr. Velasco, completed a residency at University of Miami - Jackson Memorial Medical Center|University of Miami/ackson Memorial Medical Center - Chief Resident, Neurological Surgery. Patients rated Dr. Velasco an average 5.0 star rating.

Dr. Velasco works at Houston Nephrology Group in Houston, TX with other offices in Cypress, TX. They frequently treat conditions like Acute Kidney Failure, Rhabdomyolysis and Hyposmolality and Hyponatremia along with other conditions at varying frequencies. They are accepting new patients and accept Aetna, Anthem and Blue Cross Blue Shield as well as other major insurance plans. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment and to confirm all accepted insurance plans.

Dr. Velasco's Office Locations

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    Houston Nephrology Group
    915 Gessner Rd Ste 360, Houston, TX 77024 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions
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    Houston Nephrology Group, P.A.
    21216 Northwest Fwy Ste 410, Cypress, TX 77429 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions
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    • Aetna
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    • Humana Health Plan of Texas
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    About Dr. Ariel Velasco, MD

    Specialties*
    • Nephrology

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    Years of Experience
    • 32 years of experience
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    Languages Spoken
    • English
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    Gender
    • Male
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    NPI Number
    • 1851361703
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    Education & Certifications

    Fellowship
    • Oregon Health & Science University
    Fellowship
    Residency
    • University of Miami - Jackson Memorial Medical Center|University of Miami/ackson Memorial Medical Center - Chief Resident, Neurological Surgery
    Residency
    Internship
    • Johnston-Willis Hospital|University of Virginia
    Internship
    Medical Education
    • ALBANY MEDICAL COLLEGE
    Medical Education
    Board Certifications
    • Nephrology
    Board Certifications
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    A board certification represents a provider’s dedication to ongoing training in one or more specialties, including the completion of intensive exams. While not all specialties have board certifications, if your provider does have one they’ve taken the extra step to master their specialty and to keep up with the latest advancements in their field.

    Hospital Affiliations

    • HCA Houston Healthcare North Cypress

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Dr. Ariel Velasco, MD is accepting new patients on Healthline FindCare. You can check to see if Dr. Velasco is offering online scheduling or call the provider’s office for more information.

    Dr. Velasco has indicated that they do offer telehealth services. Please call the provider’s office at for more information.

    Dr. Velasco has seen patients for Acute Kidney Failure, Rhabdomyolysis and Hyposmolality and Hyponatremia, and more. You can see other conditions treated by Dr. Velasco on their profile. Please call the provider’s office to confirm all visit reasons.

    4 patients have reviewed Dr. Velasco. The overall rating for this provider is 5.0. You can read verified reviews and ratings and leave your own review based on your experience with Dr. Velasco.

    Whether a person prefers to schedule an appointment online or over the phone with Dr. Velasco, there are benefits to both methods. A person calling to schedule an with Dr. Velasco appointment can ask questions about the practice, provider availability, conditions treated, procedures performed, and if their insurance carrier is accepted. While online scheduling is quicker, easier, allows one to view a wide range of appointment times, and may provide the ability to sync with a personal calendar.

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