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Dr. Maria Victoria Vela, MD

Internist, Primary Care Doctor

Professional statement

Dr. Maria Victoria Vela is a caring provider who takes time out to listen and understand the health concerns of her patients. A knowledgeable internist and primary care doctor, Dr. Vela is fluent in English and Tagalog. Her awareness of these different languages makes her accessible to patients from a variety of cultural backgrounds. Dr. Vela practices at Asian Human Services Family Health Center, serving the communities of Chicago, IL, and Niles, IL. Dr. Vela earned her medical degree from the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Further, she went on to complete an internship at Far Eastern University Institute of Medicine, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation. She further advanced her training by completing two residencies, one in geriatrics at Flushing Hospital Medical Center and the other in internal medicine at Maimonides Medical Center. Highly adept in her domain of expertise, Dr. Vela treats a wide range of conditions including asthma, cough, diabetic foot, wrist pain, sinus problems, and sports injuries. A board certified physician in geriatric medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine, patients trust Dr. Vela as she takes the time to truly get to know her patients and their goals.

In-network insurances

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois

Specialties

  • Internist
  • Primary Care Doctor

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Advocate Lutheran General Hospital

Board certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Geriatric Medicine (Internal Medicine)

Education and training

  • Medical School - University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, Doctor of Medicine
  • Flushing Hospital Medical Center, Residency in Geriatrics
  • Maimonides Medical Center, Residency in Internal Medicine
  • Far Eastern University Institute of Medicine, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation (Internship)

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Tagalog

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1245201326

Office locations

Asian Human Services Family Health Center

2424 W Peterson Ave

Chicago, IL 60659

Asian Human Services Family Health Center

8565 Dempster St, Suite 104

Niles, IL 60714

Asian Human Services Family Health Center

8800 Lockwood Ave

Skokie, IL 60077

Asian Human Services Family Health Center

2501 W Peterson Ave

Chicago, IL 60659

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The accuracy of her diagnostics is spot on. She is a truly wonderful doctor and I highly recommend her to anyone looking for quality service and care.
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I really feel comfortable with Dr. Vela
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The wait time wasnt too bad, considering I was 15 minutes late. So I was seen within 15-20 minutes of checking in. The nurses are very nice, and Dr.Vela is amazing. She is such a kind, caring doctor and takes thetime to discuss and explain health issues. If you have a health concern, she will take her time to understand, discuss and explain the diagnosis and what the care procedure is. Amazing doctor, we need more doctors like her.
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Does not treat anxiety. I didn't receive a follow up from office stating that she does not treat anxiety. I wasted money to get to location. Seemed dismissive and visit was brief I also had a skin condition she consulted withme about but just not much help. I wish I called the office instead of using Zocdoc
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Sweet and intelligent
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The doctor and medical assistant was rude and they acted funny towards me. The doctor kept trying to push a Aids blood test on me as though I was a drug user. I will never go back to that awful medical office again.
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The doctor was very rude and the medical assistant was too. The Doctor kept pushing a Aids blood test on me. I will never go back to that medical office ever.
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