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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Residency - Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
New Brunswick, NJ USA
Medical School - University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine & Surgery
Undergraduate - De La Salle University
Diabetes, hypertension, preventive health
Research & Publications
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78 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||4.5|
|Knows Medical History||4.3|
|Time Spent with Patient||4.6|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.4|
14 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Mar 18, 2019
the nurse is very professional and courteous; Dr. Valesquez treats patients with respect and kindness, as friends.
Reviewed on Mar 11, 2019
Dr. Velasquez always takes as much time as needed. I never feel rushed as he asks questions or listens to my responses. He's very thorough and patient which I appreciate very much. He discussed various treatments and options with me and the need for them. I'm really fortunate to have him as my GP.
Reviewed on Feb 27, 2019
I am very happy with my doctor
Reviewed on Feb 27, 2019
Dr. Velasquez picked up two issues that needed attention and acted in them immediately.
Reviewed on Feb 2, 2019
I did not have a good experience. came to this doctor with a health concern, and was assumed to be a drug addict. None of my concerns were addressed, and the doctor continuously implied that the cause of my symptoms was withdrawal from drugs. I was told that if my drug screen was negative, he would then consider other options. Never been more humiliated in a doctor's office. Will not be returning to this doctor.
Reviewed on Jan 29, 2019
I would recommend the practice every time. But not this doctor.
Reviewed on Jan 29, 2019
I did not see the doctor wash his hands when he came in, the nurse did though. I rated the last question "Degee to which stuff cared about you as a person" as fair because the attending nurse showed empathy, but the doctor not a bit.
Reviewed on Jan 24, 2019
Very bad bedside manner. I come to the doctor for information beyond what I can find in WebMD. I got a very abrupt and uncaring attitude and manner, little more than a grunt for the aftercare instructions, and was left feeling so upset about the level of care provided.
Reviewed on Jan 18, 2019
He is a difficult person to relate to. I have been seeing him for over 10 years for basic routines stuff. if I really had a major health problem, I would find another doctor, luckily for me, I'm just maintenance, and he's convienent.
Reviewed on Jan 18, 2019
if you are a patient person with no other commitments each day, and you have no real health problems, just routine maintenance then this is probably a step above a walk in clinic. but I have never connected with my provider or staff, it's jyst convenient.
Reviewed on Oct 8, 2018
I have been with Dr. Velasquez since 2001 and have enjoyed and trusted him as a doctor and person. I would not consider seeking any other Doctor unless I had no other choice. Thank you.
Reviewed on Sep 19, 2018
The doctor is more concerned about cholesterol than anything else. He mostly looks at the computer. I think he lacks curiosity and attention to detail.
Reviewed on Aug 31, 2018
I had to wait 45 minutes after my appointment time to get called into the doctor.
Reviewed on Apr 23, 2018
very unusual that I had to wait an hour before I got to see the doctor. had an 11:00 am appt. saw doctor at noon. felt wait time was way too long. what happened to the 15 minute wait time posted in the waiting areas? not respectful of my time.
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