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Naheed Velji, MD

Hematologic Oncology, Medical Oncology

Accepts New Patients
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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, english
Ages SeenAdults, Geriatrics
Hospital Affiliations
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Lakeway
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Taylor
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Pflugerville
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Buda
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Round Rock
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Temple
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Austin
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-Group
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus PPO-Group
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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
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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
Accepts New Patients
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
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Cigna - HMO/POS
Cigna - LocalPlus
Cigna - LocalPlusIN
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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
Healthscope - DART ACO
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Healthscope - DART ACO Flex
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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 - Humana Preferred
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Humana - Medicare Advantage Plans (exclude Southwestern Health Resources Network)
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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
Scott & White Health Plan - RightCare STAR Medicaid Network
Accepts New Patients
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
Superior - STAR+PLUS
Accepts New Patients
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
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UnitedHealth - Charter POS
UnitedHealth - CHIP
UnitedHealth - Choice +HMO
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UnitedHealth - Choice EPO
UnitedHealth - Choice HMO
UnitedHealth - Choice Plus POS
UnitedHealth - Core Choice Plus POS
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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 - Options PPO
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UnitedHealth - PPO
UnitedHealth - Secure Horizons
UnitedHealth - Select +
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UnitedHealth - Select EPO
UnitedHealth - Select HMO
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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 (212) for Naheed Velji, MD

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Jan 11, 2023
Took time to explain plan of care. Answered all questions and was polite and professional.
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Jan 11, 2023
First time to see Dr.Velji and I was very pleased with his concern for my health situation, ease in communication and plan to address help to diagnose with further testing.
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Jan 11, 2023
Very good
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Jan 10, 2023
He listened and seems to be very caring and knowledgeable about me personally and my care
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Jan 8, 2023
Excellent caring provider
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Jan 7, 2023
Always very friendly and concerned about my health.
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Jan 5, 2023
I felt so taken care of and I felt like he really cared about my health. I am very fortunate I do not have cancer but if I did he would be the guy I would see! BSW is lucky to have him.
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Jan 1, 2023
The Dr. Was very polite and explained things in detail. He also understood my issues
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Dec 30, 2022
I trust him. Also, he's professional, courteous and compassionate.
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Dec 29, 2022
He was thorough and delightful and helpful
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Dec 26, 2022
He is professional and caring. He explained things I need to know regarding my situation.
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Dec 23, 2022
Dr. Velji is a kind, thoughtful and thorough doctor. He listens carefully, makes a plan, and explains everything so I can understand.
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Dec 21, 2022
Knowledgeable. Professional and caring. Answers all questions
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Dec 21, 2022
Explained my issues to me and was very helpful
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Dec 20, 2022
Dr Velji is very professional and concerned for my well being. He is also very personable which I like.
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Dec 17, 2022
Great
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Dec 17, 2022
Took the time to explain everything and answered all of my questions.
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Dec 14, 2022
Dr. Velji is very experienced, patient, Direct, and kind.
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Dec 3, 2022
Very thorough in testing and then explaining results. Collaborative with the patient.
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Nov 18, 2022
Dr Velji is very open and pro active. He follows up on any questionable labs, Xrays, CTs or MRIs appropriately and quickly informs pt (if this is direction pt wants to follow). He is friendly & although he has a busy practice he does not make his pt feel rushed and takes a genuine interest in pts concerns.
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Nov 17, 2022
Dr. Velji was thorough and made sure I left with no unanswered questions. He was great
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Nov 17, 2022
Friendly, knowledgeable of course, easy communicator with written notes, etc. Which I reallyAppreciated.
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Nov 15, 2022
He is very calm, thorough and the most compassionate doctor I have met. I felt heard.
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Nov 10, 2022
He was very clear in asking questions, listened carefully, made you feel comfortable, very professional, thorough, made sure you understood.
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Nov 10, 2022
Really took the time to understand history to date, really thorough in explaining the what and why of the tests he was ordering, approach to my condition
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Nov 9, 2022
Excellent!! Outstanding.
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Nov 8, 2022
Very dedicated
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Nov 6, 2022
Concise, patient, friendly, and he spoke clearly and informatively and gave me time to respond to his questions regarding my health.
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Nov 5, 2022
Dr Velhi is nice,knowledgeable and patient. His office staff is also very welcoming. I will recommend him to anyone
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Nov 4, 2022
Solved my health problems.
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Nov 2, 2022
I never felt rushed. He broke everything down into small segments then gave me the opportunity to ask questions as we went along. No judgment but gave his professional opinion. I felt I was getting quality care.
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Nov 1, 2022
Very informative,On my Health
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Nov 1, 2022
Very professional and show's concern.
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Oct 30, 2022
Dr. Velji is smart, compassionate and took all the time I needed for questions and concerns. I feel so lucky to have him as my oncologist.
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Oct 30, 2022
I do not have the words to describe Dr. Velji - kind, caring, considerate, all those and so much more. I am so glad we got to see him.
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Oct 28, 2022
He was very personable. Explained things over and over.
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Oct 28, 2022
He was understanding, compassionate and very informative. He calmed my fears as what is ahead for my health journey.
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Oct 26, 2022
Great people. Grear service
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Oct 26, 2022
He is so patient and caring and always listened to my complaints without making me feel like a crybaby.
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Oct 21, 2022
Felt safe and comfortable with Dr Veliji and staff. Left appointment satisfied with care and information provided.
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Oct 20, 2022
The doctor took the time to listen to my concerns and to explain everything to me in detail. He was able to put me at ease.
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Oct 19, 2022
Very friendly atmosphere, feel at ease
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Oct 16, 2022
Excellent communication skills and concern for my health.
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Oct 14, 2022
Dr. Velji is an outstanding oncologist and human being. I have been so blessed to be under his care.
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Oct 11, 2022
Very good communication
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Oct 9, 2022
Velji is a very caring and competent physician. He is forth coming with answers to questions and works hard at communicating difficult situations. Grateful for his good help.
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Oct 6, 2022
Very knowledgeable and courteous
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Oct 6, 2022
Dr. Velji was informative and understanding. He listened to my concerns and wanted the best possible treatment plan for me.
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Oct 6, 2022
Thorough - good patient demeanor
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Oct 6, 2022
Excellent knowledge and patient care
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Oct 1, 2022
First time visit/consultation but, so far, just fine. Appreciated healthy discussion with Dr. Velji!
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Sep 30, 2022
Most focused, compassionate and experienced healer. One of your very Best!
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Sep 29, 2022
Dr Velji was so professional, empathetic, and listened to my issues. His caring nature put me at ease while evaluating my situation.
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Sep 21, 2022
Very caring doctor
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Sep 18, 2022
We are trying to find the source for GI Occult BLEEDING and I believe we are getting close thanks to Dr Velji's patience
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Sep 15, 2022
He was very thorough and we selected a plan of action. I liked him very much.
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Sep 15, 2022
Very good
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Sep 14, 2022
So far. Very good.
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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
He listens well and seems genuinely concerned with my care.
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Sep 9, 2022
Very personable and courteous
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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 is very knowlegeable and very caring.I would be gladly to be his patience.
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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 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
Very friendly and the doctor was very personable
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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 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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