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Dr. Ariel Velasco MD

Dr. Ariel Velasco MD


Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center
(713) 468-5440


Dr. Ariel Velasco earned his medical degree at Far Eastern University in Manila, Philippines. He completed a residency at the Catholic Medical Center in Jamaica, New York, and a fellowship in nephrology at The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

Dr. Velasco, who is board certified in nephrology, has been in practice since 1989. His primary clinical interests are kidney diseases, electrolytes and acid-base imbalance, hypertension, hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis and transplant. He is a member of the Harris County Medical Society, Renal Physicians Association, American Society of Nephrology and Texas Association of Philippine Physicians.

In his practice, Dr. Velasco balances joy and compassion with the goal of offering the very best care, and he considers his patients to be his away-from-home family. His patients rate him very highly, citing his caring and thoroughness as well as their total confidence in his skills and expertise.

In his leisure time, Dr. Velasco enjoys competitive ballroom dancing, cycling and reading mystery novels.

Physician Details

Medical Education
Far Eastern University, 1989
Internships & Residency
Catholic Medical Center of Jamaica, 1995
UTMB Dept of IM Nephrology, 1997
PCP Number
Cities Served
Alief, Barker, Bellaire, Houston, North Houston
ZIP Codes Served
77001, 77002, 77003, 77004, 77005, 77006, 77007


Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna (Most Benefit Plans)
  • Aetna Medicare
  • Aetna Memorial Hermann
  • Amerigroup Chip
  • Amerigroup Star
  • Amerigroup Star Plus
  • Amerivantage
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Texas
  • Blue Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Cigna (Most Benefit Plans)
  • Community Health Choice Chip
  • Community Health Choice Marketplace QHP
  • Community Health Choice Star
  • Humana Gold Plus HMO
  • Memorial Hermann Advantage HMO
  • Memorial Hermann Advantage PPO
  • Memorial Hermann Solutions
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare (Most Benefit Plans)