Dr. Luis J. Velazquez joined CenterWell as a general practitioner. He speaks English and Spanish and has been a healthcare professional since 2008, working in both hospital and clinical settings. Dr. Velazquez brings an extensive background in emergency medicine, hospice, and outpatient primary care, a profound knowledge of critical care, emergency medicine, and trauma management, and a history of working with minority and low-income populations. He earned his medical degree from Universidad Autonoma of Guadalajara in Guadalajara, Mexico, and he served a rotating internship at San Lucas Hospital in Guayama, Puerto Rico. Before joining CenterWell in 2023, Dr. Velazquez was the medical director and a primary care physician with IMA Medical Center in Orlando, Florida, and Lakeland, Florida. He previously worked as an emergency medicine physician at Santa Rosa Hospital in Guayama and Lafayette Hospital in Arroyo, Puerto Rico. He has vast experience treating older adults, which has been very satisfactory and rewarding, professionally and personally. At CenterWell, he values the opportunity to put his philosophy of care into action. I believe listening to my patients is vital to improving their quality of life and health, he says. Dr. Velazquez entered the healthcare profession to make a difference in peoples lives by helping them put their health first. In his free time, he enjoys activities with his family, the great outdoors, and reading good books.