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Dr. Angel Velazquez-Santiago, MD

Sports Medicine Specialist

Cincinnati, OH

Dr. Angel Velazquez practices Primary Care Sports Medicine and non-operative Orthopaedics. He completed his residency in Family Medicine at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Northern Kentucky. Dr. Velazquez then went on to perform his Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship at both Bethesda Family Medicine located here in Cincinnati, (where he is now an Assistant Professor in their Primary Care Sports Medicine program) and Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine. In addition to treating patients of all ages with musculoskeletal and orthopaedic injuries, Dr. Angel Velazquez is in his second season as Assistant Medical Director and Associate Team Physician for the Cincinnati Reds. He also serves as the team physician for Clinton Massie High School as well as assists Dr. Kremchek with Wilmington College, Wilmington High School, Wittenberg University, Archbishop Moeller, Kings High School, Princeton High School and Madeira High School. Dr. Velazquez has a special interest in Regenerative Medicine which involves using biologics such as Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and stem cells to treat acute and chronic injuries non-surgically. Dr. Angel Velazquez sees patients at our Summit Woods location in Sharonville, OH and our Beacon Wilmington location at the Center for Sports Sciences.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • American Republic Insurance Company

Specialties

  • Sports Medicine Specialist

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Family Medicine
  • Sports Medicine (Family Medicine)

Education and training

  • Medical School - Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara Facultad de Medicina
  • St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Residency in Family Medicine
  • Bethesda Family Medicine Center, Beacon Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, Fellowship in Primary Care Sports Medicine
  • Universidad de Puerto Rico (Bachelor’s)

Professional memberships

  • American Medical Association
  • American Academy of Family Physicians
  • American College of Sports Medicine

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1629217880

Overall rating
4.9
Recent reviews
We have seen Dr. Velazquez-Santiago previously and he is always very informative and attentive to details. My daughteris a competitive gymnast and he takes into consideration her activity level and that she’s still a kid. I would definitely recommend him!
We have seen Dr. Velazquez-Santiago previously and he is always very informative and attentive to details. My daughter is a competitive gymnast and he takes into consideration heractivity level and that she’s still a kid. I would definitely recommend him!
Gabrielle L. · August 8, 2019
Our visit with Dr. Velazquez was excellent, as usual. His bedside manner is great and he always remembers the kids! Ourwait was abnormally long (> 45 minutes) to get into the patient room; i'll give them a pass this time, since it was the first long wait in over two years. Beacon is still our favorite place for ortho visits!
Our visit with Dr. Velazquez was excellent, as usual. His bedside manner is great and he always remembers the kids! Our wait was abnormally long (> 45 minutes) to get intothe patient room; i'll give them a pass this time, since it was the first long wait in over two years. Beacon is still our favorite place for ortho visits!
Cooper J. · August 7, 2019

Dr. Angel Velazquez-Santiago's office locations

Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine

500 E Business Way

Cincinnati, OH 45241

Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine

720 Elm St

Wilmington, OH 45177

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Great Doctor! Great person! I hate to see him go, but I wish him good luck and all the best.

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We have seen Dr. Velazquez-Santiago previously and he is always very informative and attentive to details. My daughter is a competitive gymnast and he takes into consideration her activity level and that she’s still a kid. I would definitely recommend him!

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I have seen this doctor before and I feel that he is a very good doctor that I will continue to see whenever I need orthopaedic services. He has a great bedside manner and takes time to talk to me, explain everything, and answer all my questions.

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Our visit with Dr. Velazquez was excellent, as usual. His bedside manner is great and he always remembers the kids! Our wait was abnormally long (> 45 minutes) to get into the patient room; i'll give them a pass this time, since it was the first long wait in over two years. Beacon is still our favorite place for ortho visits!

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Always feel like my son is in great hands !

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Very friendly and professional. Highly knowledgeable with accurate diagnosis. Gets right to the root of the issue very quickly.

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He was great-made me feel comfortable-explained my diagnosis clearly-and explained what I should do to remedy my injury.

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Seemed like a great doctor, the wait time was a bit extreme due to the office moving several appointments into the same space of time.

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Love that he always gives detailed explanations for diagnosis. Great doc!

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Dr. Velazquez-Santiago was so patient and listened to my concerns. He was very thorough, and took time to answer my questions. He was very knowledgeable of my needs.

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Excellent physician! Very personable and thorough. Office staff is very quick and efficient as well as courteous. X rays were completed within minutes and available for physician to review almost immediately. Diagnosis and treatment plan was formulated and I was on my way within 30 minutes.

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Wonderful bedside manner and very knowledgeable. Identified problem and very good treatment plan.

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I would highly recommend Dr. Velazquez and his staff. Everyone with whom I had contact was professional and friendly. All my questions were answered , and I feel like I am already on the road to recovery.

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He is a great Dr and very detailed.

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Dr. Velazquez is great.

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The doctor was quick and to the point. Laid out a game plan for fixing the problem. If you can't have confidence in this doctor then you can't have confidence in any doctor

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Great doc, funny and caring.

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Great

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Always efficient there.

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Dr. Velazquez is the best. Always heal quickly following his instructions and get back to training in no time.

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Dr. Velazquez was very friendly and informative. He explained things very clearly for me to make a decision. That being said, there have been some issues regarding confusion over medicine and in trying to reach the office.

Less than 6 months ago
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Great Doctor!!

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Dr. Velazquez is great, very knowledgeable, professional, and thorough. I have seen him 5 or 6 times now. Like all busy doctors he is in and out quickly so I always need to remind myself to ask questions. He is always willing to answer them or repeat anything I didn’t catch the first time. Excellent doctor.

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While disappointed with the prognosis, which isn't his fault of course, he did try to answer questions as best he could. I was a little concerned with getting cortisone shots without much discussion or preliminary research but will probably try the viscous shots.

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Professional, easy to understand and cared about my healing process.

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Our visit was great! He is wonderful and knowledgeable.

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He assessed my injury quickly and gave me a plan of action.

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Very friendly and explained everything. Took the time to appropriately diagnose the problem and explain treatment options.

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Dr. Angel takes time to listen to your concerns. Love that he applies numbing spray prior to shots in the knee. The receptionist was very courteous and this is worth mentioning because I've been places they aren't.

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Dr. Velazquez does a great job with his patients. Highly recommended.

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Quick but efficient and competent

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Dr. Velazquez was very personable and approachable. He answered all my questions, helped me with my therapy plan, gave me some options, if needed, in the future. Not a lot of non-surgical options with my advanced arthritis, but at least I know now what to expect and where I stand with my bone damage.

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He was very kind, professional, and gave a thorough explanation of the problem.

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Dr. Velasquez is one of my favorite docs at Beacon Ortho. The first time I met him it was 2011. He did three "PRP" therapies on my right elbow three different times (2011, 2012 & 2015). It took that many to make my arm feel stronger after a BIG reverse Tommy John surgery in 2009. It's GREAT now. He's kind, he'd funny, he's concerned about you and how to carefully fix what's going on with you. He treated me with respect and I think he's one of the greatest docs I've every worked with.

Less than 1 year ago
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I wouldn’t go to any other doctor than Dr. Velazquez..

Less than 1 year ago
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Dr Velazquez is kind and takes his time with his patients. He is careful to explain your diagnosis and the steps needed to improve your condition. I trusted him with my care and decided to use him for my son's care as well. Highly recommend him.

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Dr. Velazquez-Santiago had great bedside manner and made my 10 yo daughter comfortable and answered all of our questions regarding her dx. I would highly recommend him as well as others we have seen in this practice.

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It is too early to assign an overall rating as I have not had time to see if the treatment works. I was there to get my medical issues properly addressed, so I can't really give an overall rating until I know if that was done. To me timeliness is included in bedside manner as it is part of the overall experience. This patient has more to do in life than sit and wait for doctors, as my time is of value. The doctor himself was patient, courteous and appeared knowledgeable.

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Great doctor. Explains the issues discussed treatments. Caring.

Less than 1 year ago
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Dr. Velazquez-Santiago is very friendly, informative, and thorough.

Less than 1 year ago
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Over the years I've had my share of sports injuries and, as I've gotten older, I have experienced joint replacements, torn tendons and aches and pains from arthritis. Dr. Velazquez is the best Sports Medicine physician I have seen regarding diagnosis and immediate treatment of my activity related injuries. He keeps me on the golf course two or three days a week and relatively pain free. Pretty good for a guy in his seventh decade. Thanks Doc and Jennifer!! You are truly the best!!

Less than 1 year ago
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Everyone was friendly and the visit was quick there was not much waiting time at all.

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Going to Beacon was the right thing to do. The care was professional and thoughtful. Dr. Velazquez was polite and exact, but also very concerned that I understand the problem and his proposed solution. Sam and Natalie were are very good. What I didn't like about Beacon was all the data collected about me, family history, medications, and especially race and ethnicity (asked for twice). I didn't even think it was legal to ask for this information. I felt like my privacy was ignored. That information is out there on the computer somewhere.

Less than 1 year ago
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Dr. Velazquez was very friendly and took the time to throughly explain the results of the x ray and the treatment plan going forward.

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He is always very thorough, but also makes you laugh. He is a great doctor.

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Coordination between Zocdoc app and Beacon needs to improve; Zocdoc confirmed appointment for November 27 but Beacon schedule showed December 27. Fortunately Dr. Velasquez was able to fit me in.

Less than 1 year ago
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Excellent care! Best Doc, staff and service I have ever received within the clinical area. Being a professional bodybuilder along with two boys who played sports for years...we have been to a lot of orthopedic centers....this one is the Best!

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He was very knowledgeable and personable. He spent a good amount of time with me and made sure I understood my diagnosis

Less than 1 year ago
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Dr. Velazquez is awesome! He is very compassionate and caring! Always friendly and helpful.

Less than 1 year ago
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Great visit with Dr. Velazquez! Professional, thorough and kind.

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