Dr. Chandrasekhar Varma, MD

Dr. Chandrasekhar Varma, MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes & MetabolismMaleAge 77

Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(442) 274-0568

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Dr. Chandrasekhar Varma, MD is a Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Specialist in Escondido, CA and has over 55 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Varma has more experience with Osteoporosis & Screening, Diabetes & Glucose Monitoring, and Thyroid Disorders than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Jawaharlal Inst Med Ed, Pondicherry medical school in 1966. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Palomar Medical Center Poway and Palomar Medical Center Downtown Escondido. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Varma to book an appointment.

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Advanced Metabolic Care

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(442) 274-0568
North County Endocrine Medical Group625 Citracado Pkwy Ste 108 Escondido, CA 92025
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3.2

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Dr. Varma is very, very good. After 3 inconclusive biopsies of the thyroid, he chose to use the (then) new genome sequencing for thyroid cancer probability (Afirma). The Afirma gene expression classifier (GEC) test uses thyroid cells obtained at the time of biopsy to screen for molecular markers (genes) that are associated with thyroid cancer. It's manufacturers claim that that the test can predict which of the indeterminate nodules are likely to be benign (with a 95 % certainty). Dr. Varma does an ultrasound each year to determine if there is growth of the thyroid that may be touching other parts of the neck/throat but in the past 3 years it's been excellent. He is thorough, kind, gentle and smart!
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DrVarmaFan – Jun 06, 2020
I would recommend against using Dr Varma. Not because of Varma himself. He was fine interpersonally. His saff is absolutely a disaster. I had to wait for one month to finally get my prescription filled. They also booked me to the wrong office for an appointment after 6years of going to the same office. Dr bailey his partner also doesnt look at you when you go to the office. He just enters info into the computer. I was being over dosed for six years until another doctor saw the side effects.
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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John McCabe in Temecula, CA – Jun 15, 2018
Well my story is different. Their scheduling people are all over the place. Called on a Tuesday and left a voicemail. The phone message stated someone would call me back shortly. Come later that afternoon, I call back, and finally got a hold of someone who took my insurance information, who said I would get a call in 2-3 days. Well, 10 days later, I finally received a call, but when the girl called, she kept asking me the same questions that were asked 10 days earlier. She was stumbling and ask
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
2 people found this helpful
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George Rapciewicz in Temecula, Ca – Oct 14, 2017
I am very pleased with Dr. Varma. He really cares about the well being of his patients and has a super friendly, hands on staff.
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Marianna in Escondido, CA – May 10, 2017
Dr Varma is an extremely knowledgeable, caring physician who always puts his patients first. He keeps the patient informed of their status and provides copies of lab or other tests done. Excellent physician!
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
What could be improved
No results
12 people found this helpful
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Escondido, CA – Jan 08, 2016

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Varma

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Varma treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Varma treats other conditions, please contact the office at (760) 743-1431.

Osteoporosis & Screening

Osteoporosis specialists diagnose and treat conditions characterized by low bone density and bone weakness, such as osteoporosis and osteopenia.Compare with other Osteoporosis & Screening specialists.

Dr. Varma is experienced in the area of Osteoporosis & Screening. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Osteoporosis
Osteopenia
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High
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Very High
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Diabetes & Glucose Monitoring

Diabetes specialists manage and treat a range of diabetes-related conditions including type 1 and type 2 diabetes and diabetic ketoacidosis through procedures such as continuous glucose monitoring and insulin therapy.Compare with other Diabetes & Glucose Monitoring specialists.

Dr. Varma is experienced in the area of Diabetes & Glucose Monitoring. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
Diabetes Type 2
Continuous Glucose Monitoring
Diabetic Ketoacidosis
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High
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Very High
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Thyroid Disorders

Thyroid disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the thyroid gland, including hyperparathyroidism, thyroid disease, and thyroid nodules.Compare with other Thyroid Disorders specialists.

Dr. Varma is experienced in the area of Thyroid Disorders. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Hypothyroidism
Thyroid Goiter
Thyrotoxicosis Factitia
Thyroid Cancer
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High
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Dr. Varma's conditions and procedures:

  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • ACTH (Cosyntropin) Stimulation Test
  • Adrenal Gland Diseases
  • Adrenal Incidentaloma
  • Adrenal Insufficiency
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Continuous Glucose Monitoring
  • Cushing's Syndrome
  • Dexamethasone Suppression Test
  • Diabetes Insipidus
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Evaluation
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • Dynamic Endocrine Function Test
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Familial Hypercholesterolemia
  • Female Infertility
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Goiter
  • Graves' Disease
  • Growth Hormone Deficiency
  • Hashimoto's Disease
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypogonadism
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypoparathyroidism
  • Hypopituitarism
  • Hyposmolality and Hyponatremia
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Lipedema
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Obesity
  • Oral Glucose Tolerance Test
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overweight
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Proteinuria
  • Subacute Thyroiditis
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Cyst
  • Thyroid Goiter
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Thyroid Nodule Evaluation
  • Thyroid Scan
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Thyroiditis
  • Thyrotoxicosis Factitia
  • Ultrasound, Thyroid
  • VAP Lipid Testing
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Water Deprivation Test

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Dr. Varma accepts the following insurance:

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Anthem
Advantage-CA HMO
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Individual-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Large Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Small Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Blue Cross-CA HMO-POS
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health Custom Advantage-CA HMO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Gold Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
PERS Traditional-CA HMO
Platinum (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Platinum Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Select Plus-CA HMO
Select-CA HMO
Silver (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Tenet Network-CA PPO
Traditional
Traditional PPO
UC Care-CA PPO
UC CORE-CA PPO
UC Health Savings Plan-CA
UC High Option Supplement to Medicare-CA
UC Medicare with Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Medicare without Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Resident and Fellows-CA PPO
UCSHIP-CA PPO
USC Plan (Two Tiered Network)-CA HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Blue Shield of California
Access Plus Savenet
Local Access Plus HMO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
Sharp Health Plan
Gold Value

About Me

Biography

Dr. Chandrasekhar Varma, MD is a Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Specialist in Escondido, CA and has over 55 years of experience in the medical field....Read more

Specialties

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Board Certifications

Education

1978
Nassau University Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
1976
V A New York Harbor Healthcare System Brooklyn Campus
Residency Hospital
1975
Daniel Drake Meml Hosp
Residency Hospital
1966
Jawaharlal Inst Med Ed, Pondicherry
Medical School
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Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Chandrasekhar Varma, MD?

Click here to schedule an appointment online. New patients can also call (442) 274-0568, and for other questions, call (760) 743-1431.

Does Dr. Chandrasekhar Varma, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Varma has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Chandrasekhar Varma, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Chandrasekhar Varma, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Varma's profile to make an appointment.

Does Dr. Chandrasekhar Varma, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Chandrasekhar Varma, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Varma frequently treats Osteoporosis & Screening, Diabetes & Glucose Monitoring, and Thyroid Disorders. See all practice areas where Dr. Varma specializes.

Where is Dr. Chandrasekhar Varma, MD's office located?

Dr. Varma's office is located at 625 Citracado Pkwy Ste 108, Escondido, CA 92025. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Affiliated Hospitals

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

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Palomar Medical Center Poway

Poway, CA

66% Patient Experience Rating, 3% lower than the national average

1 Award Received

Palomar Medical Center Downtown Escondido

Escondido, CA

17 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Critical Care Excellence Award™ (2021)

Palomar Medical Center Escondido

Escondido, CA

76% Patient Experience Rating, 7% higher than the national average

17 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Critical Care Excellence Award™ (2021)

Sharp Memorial Hospital

San Diego, CA

83% Patient Experience Rating, 14% higher than the national average

4 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)