Dr. Aruna Varma, MD

Dr. Aruna Varma, MD

Pediatrics •  Female • Age 74

  
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Dr. Aruna Varma, MD is a Pediatrics Specialist in Escondido, CA. She is affiliated with medical facilities such as Palomar Medical Center Downtown Escondido and Palomar Medical Center Poway. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Varma to book an appointment.


Locations

Graybill Medical Group

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(442) 274-0568
Escondido Office - Second Avenue Pediatrics225 E 2nd Ave Escondido, CA 92025
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Escondido Office - Second Avenue Pediatrics225 E 2nd Ave Escondido, CA 92025
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ See hospitals

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Dr. Varma's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Varma

2.6

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I don’t feel like she listens to me. She talks nonstop and does not even explain things well when she does. She has good intentions, but I don’t feel like she is up to date on the latest sleep strategies and is insensitive to new moms trying their best.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Aug 04, 2020
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Kid fever, tummy ache. No doubt about her education background and work expertise. My only concern that she doesn’t fit well in the pediatric office. I took my daughter there 2 times on a 2 differences incidence. She keep asking me same questions about my kids symptoms. Not explaining or talking to the kids while she is examining. She has no patience working with kids. In the end she never figure out what is the diagnosis. Waste my times .
What went well
  • Listened & answered questions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Nov 19, 2019
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Love her!!!always so nice to my children and always goes above and beyond.
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Elizabeth in San Marcos ca – Jan 25, 2017
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She just speaks same things again again without pause! Don't let me speak and don't lestien to me at all! It's so frustrating just seeing her. I can't believe she still has 4 stars!!!
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Dr. Varma's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Acne
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Lower Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Disorders
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergies
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anaphylactic Food Allergies
  • Anaphylactic Tree Nut Allergy
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Anemia
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anxiety
  • Arrhythmias
  • Asthma
  • Asthma in Children
  • Ataxia
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Balanoposthitis
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Pain
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchospasm
  • Bruise of Face, Scalp, or Neck
  • Bunion
  • Burn Injuries
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Canker Sore
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Cold Sore
  • Common Cold
  • Concussion
  • Constipation
  • Cough
  • Dehydration
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Drugs
  • Dermatitis Due to Substances Taken Internally
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Dystonia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Eczema and Contact Dermatitis Due to Metals
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Encounters for Normal Pregnancies
  • Enteritis
  • Epilepsy
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophagitis
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Eye Infections
  • Fever
  • Folliculitis
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fungal Infections
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Hair Loss
  • Hammer Toe
  • Headache
  • Hearing Screening
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Henoch–Schönlein Purpura (HSP)
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Hip Sprain
  • Hives
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypospadias
  • Hypotension
  • Immunization Administration
  • Impetigo
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Indigestion
  • Infections
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Injuries
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Itchy Skin
  • Joint Pain
  • Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Stone Pain (Renal Colic)
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Laryngitis
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Lice
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Mastodynia
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Migraine
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Nausea
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Newborn Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Nosebleed
  • Nystagmus
  • Obesity
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Overweight
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pediatric Diseases
  • Pediatric Obesity
  • Pediatric Overweight
  • Pharyngitis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pinworm
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Plantar Wart
  • Pneumonia
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Rapid Flu Test
  • Rash
  • Ringworm
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Scabies
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Infections
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep-Walking
  • Sore Throat
  • Speech, Language and Learning Disorders
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Strep Throat
  • Swimmer's Ear
  • Swine Flu
  • Syncope
  • Throat Pain
  • Tic Disorders
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Tinnitus
  • Tonsillitis
  • Torticollis
  • Toxic Effect of Venom
  • Tremor
  • Ulcer
  • Undescended Testicles
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo
  • Vesicoureteral Reflux
  • Viral Infection
  • Vomiting Disorders
  • Warts
  • Wellness Examination
  • Yeast Infections

About Me

Care Philosophy

"One of my greatest responsibilities as a Pediatrician is to teach parents how to be comfortable and confident in taking care of their child."

Biography

Dr. Aruna Varma is a board certified Pediatric Physician. She joined Graybill Medical Group in 1994 and established the Group's Pediatric Department. Read more

Specialties

  • Pediatrics
  • Female Adolescent Medicine
  • Pediatric Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

1977
Nassau University Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1975
Daniel Drake Meml Hosp
Residency Hospital
1971
Goverment Genl Hosp
Internship Hospital

Languages

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Punjabi
  • Spanish
  • Telugu

Awards

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Palomar Medical Center Downtown Escondido

Escondido, CA
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019)

Palomar Medical Center Poway

Poway, CA

69% Patient experience rating, Equal to the national average

Palomar Medical Center Escondido

Escondido, CA

76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019)
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