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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Residency - Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
New Brunswick, NJ USA
Medical Education - University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine & Surgery
Undergraduate - De La Salle University
- Internal Medicine
Diabetes, hypertension, preventive health
Research & Publications
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Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.
To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.
As of 11/25/2019, Dr. Velasquez has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.
Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.
* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.
106 Patient Satisfaction Reviews
The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.
Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.
The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.
|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||4.6|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.5|
7 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Mar 12, 2020
My Mother really likes Dr. Velaquesz and feels he is thorough, friendly, answers questions in a way I can understand the answers. And, is very professional.5 Stars +
Reviewed on Mar 2, 2020
Dr Velasquez saved my life in 2004. He is the best doctor I know. I will always trust his expertise. Thank You
Reviewed on Nov 18, 2019
I don't care for this doctor very much. He does not have a very good bed side manner.
Reviewed on Sep 11, 2019
Dr. Valasquez listened to everything I had to say. He took the time to listen and explain everything I had questions about.
Reviewed on Aug 15, 2019
Dr Velasquez is an exceptional human being. He listens to my concerns, offers helpful advice and is always willing to let me participate in my own health care.
Reviewed on Apr 23, 2019
the dr didn't seem to care much at all
Reviewed on Apr 8, 2019
I really like Dr V. , I have to give him an A+.
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