The American Health Council has cordially appointed Dr. Luis Velasco as “Best in Medicine.” Having built-up an impressive career spanning almost four decades, Dr. Velasco, from Clearwater, Florida, is a highly regarded Medical Director with expertise spanning Research, Patient Care and Healthcare.
Dr. Velasco first became involved in his current profession through natural progression into the field of healthcare. Having attained his MD in General Medicine from Universidad Central del Este Facultad de Medicina in 1978, Dr. Velasco embarked on a highly successful career in medicine. For the past 2 years, the esteemed doctor has worked as Medical Director for Renaissance Health Clinic and is now a Medical Director at Phoenix Medical Center Corp in Tampa, Florida.
Co-located within the Salvation Army Lied Renaissance Center, Renaissance Health Clinic provides low or no-cost screening, diagnosis and health care to the residents of the center and surrounding area. The center houses up to 200 people living on its campus. Staffed Monday through Friday, the clinic sees patients with a staff of four mid-level providers. Also, supporting the efforts are an internist and a medical director.
With a focus on Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Research and Patient Care, Dr. Velasco’s day to day responsibilities include treating patients as well as overseeing the staff at the Renaissance Health Clinic.
Reflecting on his career to date, Dr. Velasco attributes his success to his hard work and dedication throughout the course of his career. Having been honoured to receive the title of principle nominee in 1964, Dr. Velasco remains affiliated with The American Medical Association and The Tri-County Medical Association.
Looking to the future, goals within the next 5 years include continuing to grow and to stay current with the ever-changing industry.
When not busy working, Dr. Velasco enjoys reading and traveling in his free time. He also supports a number of charitable organizations including Indigent Care, Wounded Veterans and Shriners Hospital for Children.
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Phoenix Medical Center Corp. in Tampa Florida
American Medical Association
Tri-County Medical Association