Dr. Alfred Vargas, MD

Medical OncologyMaleAge 44

Dr. Vargas
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available
285 E State St Ste 210 Columbus, OH 43215

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(614) 788-4965

Dr. Alfred Vargas, MD is a Medical Oncology Specialist in Columbus, OH and has over 34 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University Of California, San Diego, School Of Medicine medical school in 1988. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Cleveland Clinic and Firelands Regional Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Vargas to book an appointment.

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  • Friendly Staff
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  • Offers Telehealth
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Dr. Vargas' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Anemia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Vargas treats Anemia more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Vargas treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acquired Aplastic Anemia
  • Anemia of Pregnancy
  • Aplastic Anemia
  • Atypical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome
  • Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia (AIHA)
  • Chronic Anemia
  • Cold Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia
  • D-Negative Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (D - HUS)
  • D-Negative Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome, Pregnancy Related
  • D-Positive Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (D + HUS)
  • Diamond-Blackfan Anemia
  • Hemolytic Anemia, Acquired Autoimmune
  • Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome
  • Hereditary Spherocytosis
  • Iron Deficiency Anemia
  • Megaloblastic Anemia
  • Microcytic Hypochromic Anemia
  • Myelpathic Anemia
  • Neonatal Anemia
  • Nutritional Anemia
  • Nutritional Sideroblastic Anemia
  • Pernicious Anemia
  • Refractory Anemia With Excess Blasts
  • Refractory Anemia With Excess Blasts-1
  • Refractory Anemia With Excess Blasts-2
  • Secondary Cold Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia
  • Sideroblastic Anemia
  • Sideroblastic Anemia With Spinocerebellar Ataxia
  • Sideroblastic Anemia, Pyridoxine-Responsive, Autosomal Recessive
  • Warm Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia
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Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Vargas treats Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Vargas treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Colorectal Cancer
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Vargas treats Colorectal Cancer more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Vargas treats this condition more than 88% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Distal Colorectal Cancer
  • Familial Colorectal Cancer
  • Hamartomatous Colorectal Cancer
  • MSI-H Colorectal Cancer
  • MSI-L Colorectal Cancer
  • MSS Colorectal Cancer
  • Nonpolyposis Colorectal Cancer, Familial
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Sporadic Colorectal Cancer
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Dr. Vargas' conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Leukemia
  • Acute Lymphoid Leukemia
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anemia
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Leukocytosis
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lymphocytosis
  • Lymphoma, Large Cell, Anaplastic
  • Lymphoma, Large-Cell
  • Lymphosarcoma
  • Macroglobulinemia (incl. Waldenstrom's )
  • Mantle Cell Lymphoma
  • Marginal Zone Lymphoma
  • Melanoma
  • Mycosis Fungoides
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloma
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Neutropenia
  • Nodular Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Oral Cancer
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancytopenia
  • Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria
  • Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Purpura
  • Qualitative Platelet Defects (incl. Glanzmann's Thrombasthenia)
  • Reticulosarcoma
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sezary's Disease
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Skin Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Thoracentesis
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Vaginal Cancer
  • von Willebrand Disease
  • Vulvar Cancer

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Dr. Vargas accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Balanced Blue Access-OH PPO
Blue Access Options for ERC Health-OH PPO
Blue Access Options-OH PPO
Blue Access-OH PPO
Blue Connection-OH HMO
Blue Preferred Plus-OH POS
Blue Preferred-OH EPO
Blue Preferred-OH HMO
Blue Preferred-OH POS
Blue Traditional-OH
Bronze Blue Access-OH PPO
Bronze Blue Access-OH PPO Plus
Gold Blue Access-OH PPO
Lumenos Plans-OH
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Ohio Med Plan-OH
Platinum Blue Access-OH PPO
Silver Blue Access-OH PPO
Silver Blue Access-OH PPO Plus
The Christ Hospital Health Network (TCHHN)-OH
Trihealth HD80-OH
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Preferred Plus POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO

Dr. Vargas' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Vargas

3.5

Based on 8 ratings

5 Stars
50%
(4)
4 Stars
12.5%
(1)
3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
12.5%
(1)
1 Star
25%
(2)
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I was very disappointed in the care provided by Dr. Vargas. I did not feel that it was important to determine why I was experiencing the medical issues that I was having. I was his patient for 9 months and no diagnosis made nor treatment for a very serious cancer that had spread to several organs. I had to seek treatment elsewhere and a diagnosis was made quickly and treatment began efficiently. I had cancer that was very diagnosed within a month. I was able to get the help I was looking for.
What went well
  • Office environment
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Jan 29, 2021
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Dr. Vargas was did a wonderful job proving care for me during my recent issue and surgery. Did a great job with my surgery and follow-up. The only issue I had was the office staff not doing there job in a timely matter. Having them fill out FMLA paperwork for my employer was a joke. It took several calls and promises from them it would be filled out and it wasn't. They had paperwork for almost 20 days before it was completed. Not to mention they charged me $25 fee upfront to process and still had issues. Wanted to call credit card company and reverse the charge. Was not impressed with the office staff and some of the employees. Was told by one she did not have time to fill out paperwork and will get it done someday. Another 20 days I asked?
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Norwalk, OH – Aug 25, 2019
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Very nice and very informative. Staff was really nice too. Wait time wasn't bad.
What went well
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Armando in Westerville, OH – Jun 28, 2019
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Very knowledgeable, explains diagnosis and treatment options fully, listens carefully. I escorted my father and was very impressed. His entire staff from front desk, lab tech, assistant and scheduling are all well-trained. Each person we encountered was friendly, efficient, and kind Kudos
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Daughter in Port Clinton. Ohio – Feb 27, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Alfred Vargas, MD is a Medical Oncology Specialist in Columbus, OH and has over 34 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University...Read more

Specialties

  • Medical Oncology
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

1988
University Of California, San Diego, School Of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

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What are Dr. Alfred Vargas, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Vargas frequently treats Anemia, Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia, and Colorectal Cancer. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Vargas treats.

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Dr. Vargas' office is located at 285 E State St Ste 210, Columbus, OH 43215. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Practice

285 E State St Ste 210 Columbus, OH 43215
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Ohio women's health partners

Ohio women's health partners111 S Grant Ave Columbus, OH 43215
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Vargas is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland, OH

82% Patient Experience Rating, 13% higher than the national average

13 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)

Firelands Regional Medical Center

Sandusky, OH

68% Patient Experience Rating, 1% lower than the national average

1 Award Received

Fisher-Titus Medical Center

Norwalk, OH

72% Patient Experience Rating, 3% higher than the national average

1 Award Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

ProMedica Memorial Hospital

Fremont, OH

72% Patient Experience Rating, 3% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)