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Naheed Velji, MD

Hematologic Oncology, Medical Oncology

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About Naheed Velji, MD

Dr. Velji’s initial passion for medicine was sparked when volunteering at a hospital in Africa.  As a sophomore in college, Dr. Velji faced his family’s biggest challenge when his mother, aged 48, was diagnosed with advanced breast cancer.  He still remembers the shock, fear, and anxiety that struck the family; they were blindsided and clueless. He became her primary caregiver through her treatment and appointments, researching her medications.  This became the beginning of Dr. Velji’s  journey in cancer medicine. Through medical school, he gravitated toward patients/families that were experiencing the same turmoil.  

Dr. Velji feels this is perhaps the most exciting time in cancer medicine as all the resources that have been put toward research are now coming to fruition with new treatment strategies and options, emphasizing that in treating cancer, one size does NOT fit all.  


LanguagesEnglish
Ages SeenAdults, Geriatrics
Hospital Affiliations
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Taylor
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Buda
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Pflugerville
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Temple
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Lakeway
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Austin
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Round Rock
Insurance Accepted
*Accepted plans and benefits may vary by location.
INSURANCE PLAN
ACCEPTS NEW PATIENTS
Aetna - Aetna Signature Administrators
Aetna - Choice POS II
Aetna - Elect Choice
Aetna - Health Network Only
Aetna - Health Network Option
Aetna - HMO
Aetna - Managed Choice
Aetna - Open Access Elect Choice
Aetna - Open Access HMO
Aetna - Open Access Managed Choice
Aetna - Open Access Select
Aetna - Open Choice PPO
Aetna - QPOS
Aetna - Select SM
Aetna - US Access
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Access PPO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Extended PPO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus HMO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus PPO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred EPO Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO - Individual Marketplace
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO Network - Group
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred PPO Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW SeniorCare Advantage HMO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW SeniorCare Advantage PPO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - PPO & HSA
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - SEQA & EQA
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Group
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Individual/Family
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - ERS BSW Preferred HMO Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - Hendrick Health Employee Plan
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Group
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Individual/Family
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - McLane Group Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Choice Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Network-Group
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - Pyco Industries Employee Plan
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Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance - DFW ConnectedCare
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Bell County Public Health District - Bell County Public Health District
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Bronze
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Gold
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Silver
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Choice Plus
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Choice PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Essentials
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Essentials Access HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Premier
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Premier Open Access HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Federal Select PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage - EFH Retirees
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage - Oncor
Blue Cross Blue Shield - ParPlan
Blue Cross Blue Shield - STAR Kids
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Traditional
Brookshire Brothers - Brookshire Brothers Employee Plan (Nexcaliber)
Cigna - CAC Plan
Cigna - Cigna Choice Fund
Cigna - EPO
Cigna - Flexcare
Cigna - HMO
Cigna - HMO Open Access
Cigna - HMO/POS
Cigna - LocalPlus
Cigna - Network
Cigna - Network Open Access
Cigna - Network POS
Cigna - Open Access Plus
Cigna - POS
Cigna - POS Open Access
Cigna - PPO
Consolidated Association of Railroad Employees - Self-Insured Employee Plan
Coventry - Coventry/First Health
Envolve Vision - Envolve Vision
EyeMed Vision - EyeMed Vision
First Health - First Health PPO
FirstCare Health Plans - BSW Plus HMO
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FirstCare Health Plans - BSW Plus PPO
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FirstCare Health Plans - BSW Preferred HMO Network - Group
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FirstCare Health Plans - CHIP
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FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Access PPO Network
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FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Advantage Dual SNP (HMO SNP)
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FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Select HMO Network
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FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Select Plus HMO Network
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FirstCare Health Plans - Hendrick Health Employee Plan
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FirstCare Health Plans - Pyco Industries Employee Plan
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FirstCare Health Plans - STAR Medicaid - MRSA
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Galaxy Health Network - Galaxy Health Network
Gladney Center - Gladney Center
HealthSmart - ACCEL Network
HealthSmart - HealthSmart PPO
HealthSmart - HealthSmart Preferred Care EPO
HealthSmart - HealthSmart Preferred Care GEPO
HealthSmart - Preferred Network
Humana Behavioral - Tricare Members Only
Humana - ChoiceCare
Humana - ChoiceCare Preferred Network
Humana - Commercial HMO Plans
Humana - Commercial PPO Plans
Humana - National POS
Imagine Health - EPN
Independent Medical Systems - IMS Network
Magellan - CHIP
Magellan - Navigator Networks
Magellan - Pinnacle Networks
Magellan - STAR
Magellan - STAR Kids
Magellan - Summit Networks
Medicaid - AmeriGroup
Medicaid - Oklahoma Medicaid
Medicaid - Parkland HealthFirst
Medicaid - Superior HealthPlan
Medicaid - Traditional Medicaid
Medical Development International - MDI
Medicare Railroad - Medicare Railroad
Medicare - Traditional Medicare
Midland Memorial Hospital - Employee Benefit Plan
Mother Frances Hospital Regional - Self-Insured Employee Plan
OccuNet - Occupational Networks of Texas, Inc.
Optum - United Behavioral Healthcare/Optum
PHCS Network - Beech Street of Texas PPO
PHCS Network - Private Health Care SYstem PPO
Reny Company - Workers Comp
Rockport - Workers Comp
Sedgwick Preferred Network f/k/a Southwest Medical - Workers Comp
Superior Vision - Superior Vision
Superior - Ambetter Balance Care - Silver
Superior - Ambetter Secure Care - Gold
Superior - CHIP
Superior - CHIP Perinate
Superior - Foster Care
Superior - STAR
Three Rivers Network - Three Rivers Network
Tricare - Tricare Extra
Tricare - Tricare Prime
Tricare - Tricare Select
TriWest - VA-PCCC
United Behavioral Healthcare/Optum - United Behavioral Healthcare/Optum
UnitedHealth - AARP Medicare Complete
UnitedHealth - Charter EPO
UnitedHealth - Charter HMO
UnitedHealth - Charter POS
UnitedHealth - CHIP
UnitedHealth - Choice EPO
UnitedHealth - Choice HMO
UnitedHealth - Choice Plus POS
UnitedHealth - Core EPO
UnitedHealth - Core HMO
UnitedHealth - Dual Complete Medicare Advantage
UnitedHealth - Group Medicare Advantage
UnitedHealth - Medicare Complete
UnitedHealth - Medicare Gold
UnitedHealth - Medicare Silver
UnitedHealth - Navigate EPO
UnitedHealth - Navigate HMO
UnitedHealth - Navigate HMO+
UnitedHealth - Navigate POS
UnitedHealth - Nexus ACO OA
UnitedHealth - PPO
UnitedHealth - Secure Horizons
UnitedHealth - Select EPO
UnitedHealth - Select HMO
UnitedHealth - Select Plus POS
UnitedHealth - STAR
UnitedHealth - STAR Kids
UnitedHealth - STAR+PLUS
UnitedHealth - UHC West Signature Value Gated HMO
University Mary Hardin - Baylor-Employee Benefit Plan
Your rights and protections against surprise medical bills

Insurance listings are subject to change without prior notice. Please call your physician's office or your health or insurance plan to verify coverage information prior to scheduling your visit or procedure. Not all members participating in contracted networks have "in network" access. In network participation may change from time to time without prior notice. Independent providers (which could include, for example only, anesthesiologists, radiologists, pathologists, emergency medicine physicians, advance practice professionals, and other independent providers of health care services) may deliver part of your care, and such providers may be considered out-of-network on your health and insurance plans even if the Facility may be considered in network. If you desire additional information as to the providers who may be involved in providing your care, you can either ask your treating provider (who may know some of the specialists or groups who could be involved) or you can request a list of Facility-based physician groups by calling the following toll free number: (877) 810-0372. This list is updated annually and is subject to change without prior notice.

Background

Education
  • Medical School: Medical Doctor, St Georges University School of Medicine - Grenada (2011)
  • Internship: Internal Medicine, Jacobi Medical Center (2012)
  • Residency: Jacobi Medical Center (2014)
  • Fellowship: Hematology & Oncology, Virginia Commonwealth University (2017)
Certifications
  • Medical Oncology - American Board of Internal Med/Medical Oncology
  • Hematology - American Board of Internal Med/Hematology
  • Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Med
Industry Relationships

Physicians who are not employed, contracted with administrative duties or performing research with Baylor Scott & White Health are not required to report relationships and activities with industry partners such as pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device companies (collectively referred to as Industry). Information regarding these relationships is therefore not available on this page. However, patients may visit CMS’ Open Payments Database for more information, and should feel free to speak with their physician about relationships with Industry.

Reviews (208) for Naheed Velji, MD

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Sep 13, 2022
Professional care provider
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Sep 9, 2022
Confident doctor, caring and attentive
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Sep 9, 2022
Very personable and courteous
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Sep 9, 2022
He listens well and seems genuinely concerned with my care.
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Sep 7, 2022
Very professional, knowledgeable, and explained the presentation.
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Sep 3, 2022
Friendly, competent, careful, good listener.
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Aug 31, 2022
Professional. Listened to me and answered questions. Dud not make me feel rushed.
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Aug 28, 2022
He took as much time as I needed to explain my condition and answer questions. Very personable, and truly seemed concerned
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Aug 24, 2022
Dr Velji took time to talk to me about my potential cancer. I asked him to be very direct w/ me, and he was; but, he was very polite & courteous, too. By the time I left the appointment, I felt like I'd received a very thorough explanation of my health situation, a plan of care, potential long term outcomes, and realistic expectations. If I do wind up requiring chemo and/or radiation treatments after my surgery, I feel very comfortable trusting Dr. Velji to provide that care.
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Aug 23, 2022
Dr Velji was very nice and very informative and a pleasure to have as my Doctor.
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Aug 23, 2022
Dr Velji is very knowlegeable and very caring.I would be gladly to be his patience.
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Aug 20, 2022
First meeting was very scary but good info he was very gentle with a bad situation .
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Aug 19, 2022
Takes time to answer questions. I never feel rushed.
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Aug 19, 2022
He took time to listen to me. Answered my questions and concerns
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Aug 19, 2022
Very friendly and the doctor was very personable
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Aug 18, 2022
Dr. Velji is an outstanding provider! He Is a perfect example of how every physician should be. He Is truly dedicated to his patients and genuinely cares. He goes above and beyond. He doesn't give up on his patients. I had an issue that was unrelated to my visit and he did everything by evaluating every detail in my chart, including medication side effects, which ended up being the cause of my health issue. I can say, not many physicians will go to such great lengths to think outside the box and determine the root cause. We need more physicians like him in the world.
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Aug 15, 2022
Attention to detail and asked a lot of questions
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Aug 14, 2022
He is extremely thorough, much more so than my previous oncologist.
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Aug 11, 2022
Friendly; polite; thoughtful; knowledgable; informative and compassionate.
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Aug 7, 2022
Punctual, thorough, asks appropriate questions and listens to details. Asks about any concerns, thoughts or questions and easy to communicate with. Answers all my questions AND my spouse's questions which is critical to ongoing care and addressing the tough stuff. Seeks and suggests alternative solutions or care options.
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Aug 2, 2022
Dr. Was thorough, kind, gentle, and listened. There was no pressure to make a decision on cate outside my wishes. I felt heard and cared for!
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Jul 30, 2022
Professional and conveyed information that was understood
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Jul 29, 2022
Dr. Velji was thorough in explaining what he would be doing. He explained that the initial tests would be through blood tests. He answered all our questions and was very patient.
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Jul 29, 2022
He was familiar with my records from another oncology practice, listened and answered questions, and reviewed significant side effects that can come with my medication.
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Jul 21, 2022
Exceeded expectations! Entered feeling very anxious and left feeling reassured, heard and well cared for!
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Jul 20, 2022
Dr Velji is awesome. Always listens and responsive to my rambling complaints. It sucks to deal with cancer but it would have sucked worse if I didn't have him supporting me thru this long journey!
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Jul 16, 2022
Dr. Velji was extremely helpful and explained things in detail. A great visit.
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Jul 16, 2022
Dr. Velji is THE BEST! I could not have hoped for a better oncologist to oversee my cancer treatment. He is very trustworthy, patient, gentle, kind, and genuinely cares. It is the combination of his excellent character and professionalism that makes him such a PHENOMENAL DOCTOR.
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Jul 15, 2022
I am so grateful and reassured to have found Dr.Velji. My first visit with him was exceptional and I am so hopeful for the treatment and care we will embark on now together.
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Jul 15, 2022
He was amazing asked all the questions. Took the test me to actually try to figure my issue out.
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Jul 14, 2022
Dr Velji is a man dedicated to his practice. He and my other doctors have really shown me that I can live with stage 4 cancer. They are watching over every inch of me, looking for hot spots. BS&W have saved my life, replaced my shoulder, and are saving me yet again! May God bless all of you
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Jul 8, 2022
Excellent Doctor. Listened to everything and cared about issues. Great bedside manners. Seemed very knowledgeable abd concerned.
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Jul 7, 2022
Extremely thoughtful and knowledgeable. Excellent listener. Provided very good explanations. An amazing doctor!!
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Jul 6, 2022
Excellent information and understanding
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Jul 6, 2022
Had a good experience and look forward to our journey.
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Jul 4, 2022
I was late for appointment and called to let them know. They were so very nice to fit me in. I was extremely impressed with Dr. Velji. I am fairly new to the BSW system and could not be happier that I switched a few months ago. I have yet to see even the slightest problem. Kudos to the entire system.
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Jul 3, 2022
Dr Velji and his staff were very accommodating . The problem was getting the appointment.
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Jun 25, 2022
Dr. Velji seemed very knowledgeable, friendly, professional, and willing to go the extra mile to help in any way he can. Explained everything easy to understand.
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Jun 24, 2022
He understood my concerns and really listened.
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Jun 18, 2022
Dr. Velji was very thorough In explaining my medical condition with a very friendly attitude.
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Jun 17, 2022
Excellent.
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May 31, 2022
Dr Velji is an excellent, caring, attentive physician. He listened to my questions and explained everything to me. I feel I'm in great hands.
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May 27, 2022
Just very nice and friendly.
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May 24, 2022
Dr. Velji is nothing short of the best provider! He diagnosed my IDA and stabilized my iron level and has taken the lead on my process to handle my breast cancer diagnosis. MDAnderson will perform the surgery and Dr. Velji will handle the radiation treatments here. He is always prepared for our appointments, answers all my questions in a clear and understandable manner and I know I am in safe and good hands with him. You are very fortunate to have him on staff at Baylor Scott and White.
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May 20, 2022
He actively listened, showed concern and explained everything.
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May 16, 2022
Dr. Velji was very kind and sensitive and explained the issues clearly.
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May 13, 2022
Shows care and concern. Listens well, great friendly attitude
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May 13, 2022
Dr. Valji is very very good. Very intelligent and courteous. I've never met a best provider before so I use a number nine to recommend very high excellence.
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May 12, 2022
Comfortable
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May 8, 2022
The Dr listened to me and explained everything very well. I felt he was genuinely concerned for me and interested in my car
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May 7, 2022
Very impressed by his concern, knowledge of my history and his kind and patient manner
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May 5, 2022
Listened attentively, not rushing, friendly. Great experience afterall.
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Apr 26, 2022
Dr Velji is a most attentive and compassionate clinician. His demeanor with the staff let me know he values them and is a team player.
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Apr 23, 2022
I was so impressed with Dr. Velji. He had clearly reviewed my medical history prior to entering the exam room, which was amazing and unusual these days. He was friendly, compassionate and very intelligent and knowledgeable. I'm so grateful to be under his care. I have total confidence in him.
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Apr 19, 2022
Very personable and professional
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Apr 15, 2022
Dr. Velji was one of the most caring, informative, professional doctors that I have ever come in contact with. And I have been seen by A LOT of doctors. He is priceless!
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Apr 8, 2022
Comprehensive exam,good listener and good communicator!!
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Apr 6, 2022
Dr. Velji was so knowledgeable and took the time I needed to discuss my concerns. I'm so happy I found him!!
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Apr 5, 2022
Dr Velji in one of my favorites if not my favorite Doc. He is very proffessional, yet can laugh at my craziness
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Apr 5, 2022
Very very kind and caring
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Apr 5, 2022
Professional, knowledgeable, compassionate
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