Rheumatology

Ernesto Rodriguez-Velazquez, MD

Land O’ Lakes

Zephyrhills

  • Se habla español
  • Accepting new patients
About Ernesto Rodriguez-Velazquez, MD

A native of Ponce, Puerto Rico, Dr. Rodriguez-Velazquez has been in the Tampa Bay area since 2006 and enjoys traveling, going to the beach, reading, running, and spending time with his wife, daughter, son and 5-year-old golden retriever.

Board Certifications
American Board of Internal Medicine
Rheumatology
Medical Education

Ponce School of Medicine
Ponce, PR

Internship/Residency

University of South Florida
Tampa, FL
Internal Medicine

Fellowships

University of South Florida
Tampa, FL
Rheumatology

Professional Activities

American College of Rheumatology
Florida Medical Association
SPARTAN (Spondyloarthritis Research and Treatment Network)
GRAPPA (Group for Research and Assessment of Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis)

Special Interests

Psoriatic  Arthritis
Ankylosing Spondylitis
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Osteoporosis
Crystalline Arthropathies (gout, pseudogout)
Musculoskeletal Ultrasound

Land O’ Lakes 2100 Via Bella Blvd Land O’ Lakes, Florida 34639  Suite 201 - West Entrance

Land O’ Lakes

2100 Via Bella Blvd
Land O' Lakes, Florida 34639

Suite 201 - West Entrance


Land O’ Lakes

2100 Via Bella Blvd
Land O' Lakes, Florida 34639

Suite 201 - West Entrance

P: 813.782.1234
F: 813.355.5066
Provider Hours
  • Monday: 7:30am - 5pm
  • Tuesday: 7:30am - 5pm
  • Wednesday: 7:30am - 5pm
  • Thursday: 7:30am - 5pm
  • Friday: 7:30am - 5pm

Zephyrhills 38135 Market Square Zephyrhills, Florida 33542  Suite 220

Zephyrhills

38135 Market Square
Zephyrhills, FL 33542

Suite 220


Zephyrhills

38135 Market Square
Zephyrhills, FL 33542

Suite 220

P: 813.782.1234
F: 813.355.5066
Provider Hours
  • Monday: 7:30am - 5pm
  • Tuesday: 7:30am - 5pm
  • Wednesday: 7:30am - 5pm
  • Thursday: 7:30am - 5pm
  • Friday: 7:30am - 5pm

Florida Medical Clinic participates with most major carriers. Please consult your insurance carrier prior to your appointment to verify our participation status with your insurance plan. This list is subject to change and is not all-inclusive.

Aetna
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Medicare HMO
  • Aetna Medicare PPO
  • Aetna PPO
AvMed
  • AvMed HMO
  • AvMed PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield aka: Florida Blue
  • BC Advantage 65
  • BC Health Options (Blue Care)
  • BCBS HMO
  • BCBS Medicare HMO
  • BCBS Medicare PPO
  • BCBS PPO (Includes EPO, PPC, BlueOptions, Blue Select)
CarePlus
  • CarePlus Medicare HMO
Cigna (Includes Great West)
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna PPO
  • Great West HMO
  • Great West PPO
Coventry
  • Coventry HMO
  • Coventry Medicare HMO
  • Coventry Medicare PPO
  • Coventry PPO
  • First Health
Evolutions
Freedom Health Medicare Advantage Plan HMO
Humana
  • Humana HMO
  • Humana Medicare HMO
  • Humana Medicare PPO (Includes Choice PPO/PFFS)
  • Humana PPO
Medicare
Multiplan (Includes Multiplan, Beechstreet/ PHCS)
  • Beechstreet
  • MultiPlan
  • Private Healthcare System (PHCS)
Optimum Healthcare Medicare Advantage HMO
Railroad Medicare
Tricare
  • Tricare East
  • Tricare East HMO (Prime)
United Health Care
  • United Healthcare AARP Medicare Complete HMO
  • United Healthcare AARP Medicare Complete PPO
  • United Healthcare Dual Complete HMO
  • United Healthcare Dual Complete PPO
  • United Healthcare HMO
  • United Healthcare PPO
Wellcare (Medicare Advantage HMO Plan)
WellMed
  • Wellmed- UHC Medicare

Ernesto Rodriguez-Velazquez, MD's Resources

Physician Interviews

Dr. Ernesto Rodriguez-Velazquez on Studio10

Discusses Osteoporosis and treatment options available.

Testimonials

"So Professional & helpful"

The Best, he is knowledgeable, detailed and a kind doctor, explains everything in detail.. For Him First is our Health and the Staff, so Professional and helpful.. Give the doctor 10* plus and his good staff.. I recommended for my family, friends & everybody,
Marilyn L.

"Best care in area"

5 stars ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Excellent service and patient care, Dr. Ernesto Rodríguez provides professional care with great education. I’m glad I have him as my Rheumatologist, also Mrs. Fonseca, ARNP.. Best care in area. Congratulations!!
Lillian D.

"Kind, caring & always willing to answer questions."

Dr. Rodriguez doesn't push. He is kind, caring & always willing to answer questions. Thank you for caring so compassionately for my mom!
Betsy

"I love coming here"

So friendly & personable. I love coming here - it's like dropping by with old friends. Thank you!
Tari

"Thank you"

Dr. Ernesto Rodriguez-Velazquez, thank you for making my life seem a whole lot better.
Robin W

"It's a joy to see them"

I just want to tell you how awesome Dr Rodriguez and Christine Arnold's office is. As well as Mary and his other nurse. If I am not feeling and I call in they return my calls quickly and get me in even quicker. They have the best running department to date for me. I have to see him every 3 months and it's a joy to see them both... Needless to say, as long as they are there I will be too. Thanks for caring and taking care of me and my mother!!
M.J.

"I can tell him anything"

I think Dr. Rodriguez-Velazquez is the best. Not only does he read my file before he sees me, but I can tell him anything about my problems, even those not related to rheumatology.
Catherine D.

"Wouldn't want anyone else fighting for me and my health!

Dr. Rodriguez and his staff are top notch! I always feel welcomed in the office and everyone is so friendly! Dr. Rodriguez and APRN Kris are amazing! I really feel like they are my warriors and I wouldn't want anyone else fighting for me and my health!!
Jenn W.

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