Dr. Chandrasekhar Varma, MD

Dr. Chandrasekhar Varma, MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism •  Male • Age 76

  
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Dr. Chandrasekhar Varma, MD is a Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Specialist in Escondido, CA and has over 54 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Varma has more experience with Thyroid Disorders, Metabolic Disorders, and Diabetes 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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(858) 437-9976
North County Endocrine Medical Group625 Citracado Pkwy Ste 108 Escondido, CA 92025
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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
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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
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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
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George Rapciewicz in Temecula, Ca – Oct 14, 2017
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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
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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!
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Dr. Varma accepts the following insurance:

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Blue Cross (CACare) - Individual-CA HMO
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Background Check

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Practice Areas

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.

Typically treats 74% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 11 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Thyroid Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Varma treats Thyroid Disease more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Varma treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Hypothyroidism
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Varma treats Hypothyroidism more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Varma treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Goiter
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Varma treats Goiter more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Varma treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Metabolic Disorders

Metabolic disorders specialists diagnose and treat issues related to metabolism, including obesity, adrenal gland disease, and hypokalemia, through lifestyle changes and medication.Compare with other Metabolic Disorders specialists.

Typically treats 85% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 5 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Calcium Metabolism Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Varma treats Calcium Metabolism Disorders more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Varma treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Hypercalcemia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Varma treats Hypercalcemia more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Varma treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Adrenal Gland Diseases
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Varma treats Adrenal Gland Diseases more than 87% of their peers

Dr. Varma treats this condition more than 87% of their peers

Diabetes

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 specialists.

Typically treats 68% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 5 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Varma treats Diabetes With Renal Manifestations more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Varma treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Diabetes Type 2
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Varma treats Diabetes Type 2 more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Varma treats this condition more than 96% of their peers

Diabetic Ketoacidosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Varma treats Diabetic Ketoacidosis more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Varma treats this condition more than 94% of their peers

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Dr. Varma's conditions and procedures:

  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Adrenal Gland Diseases
  • Adrenal Incidentaloma
  • Adrenal Insufficiency
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Continuous Glucose Monitoring
  • Cushing's Syndrome
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Insipidus
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • Female Infertility
  • Goiter
  • Graves' Disease
  • Growth Hormone Deficiency
  • Gynecomastia
  • Hashimoto's Disease
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypoparathyroidism
  • Hypopituitarism
  • Hyposmolality and Hyponatremia
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Kidney Disease
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Obesity
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overweight
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Pregestational Diabetes Mellitus
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Rickets
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Cyst
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroiditis
  • Vitamin D Deficiency

About Me

Biography

Dr. Chandrasekhar Varma, MD is a Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Specialist in Escondido, CA and has over 54 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Varma has more experience with Thyroid Disorders, Metabolic Disorders, and Diabetes than ...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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Affiliated Hospitals

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Palomar Medical Center Poway

Poway, CA

69% Patient experience rating, Equal to the national average

Palomar Medical Center Downtown Escondido

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

Palomar Medical Center Escondido

Escondido, CA

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

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

Sharp Memorial Hospital

San Diego, CA

84% Patient experience rating, 15% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2018)