Dr. George Vargas, MD

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Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism | Male

Dr. George Vargas, MD

Dr. George Vargas, MD is an endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism doctor who practices in Pembroke Pines, FL. He is 54 years old and has been practicing for 26 years. Dr. Vargas is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar and Memorial Regional Hospital.

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PROVIDE UP TO DATE HIGH QUALITY ENDOCRINE CARE

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Dr. Vargas' Reviews

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2.2
based on 40 total reviews (15 with comments)
Dr. Vargas' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    FAIR
  • Office environment
    GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    FAIR
  • Average wait time
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Comments (15)
Hollywood, FL |
A simple appointment takes 2 and a half hours this is carzy .
Pembroke Pines, FL |
Dr. Vargas might be a good doctor and his staff leaves a bad reputation for his office. Today I went to see him for my results since he doesn't give out results over the phone, and they told me that my apt was mistakenly scheduled until next week. I told them I haven't being feeling well lately but they didn't care to see me. His receptionist Victor even told me that he was going to call the police if I didn't leave. Disappointed. I will look for a another doctor.
in Hollywood, FL |
I left you three messages in three days; need to set up appointments for two people. you're getting no stars now.
ft lauderdale, fl |
I have been with Dr. Vargas for years now and is the main reason I have stayed with him. His office staff is a mess and has extremely high turn over. Dr. Vargas is a very knowledgeable doctor, but his manner of speaking may not be for everyone (very loud). I am considering changing doctors not necessarily because of Dr. Vargas specifically but the overall atmosphere of the practice, wait time, and incompetent staff.
Office makes you pay before seeing the doctor, even if you have PPO insurance. They charged me 100% of the amount allowed by my insurance for a procedure when I was only supposed to pay 20%. I even showed a previous explanation of benefits but they would not listen. Took 2 months to get refund. Wait time to see the doctor is 1-2 hours. When I switched doctors, they would not send my records to the new doctor, despite several calls from the new office and myself.
Hollywood, FL |
I think he is a good doctor but office is run very inefficiently. Took one week for staff to call refill meds, called wrong dosage numerous calls were made and was not followed up by his office. Had to get diabetic med as emergency from pharmacy. Sorry but we will be changing doctor.
in Hollywood, FL |
I will not recommend for any one, charged me $250 for the 1st visit that last less than 10 minutes saying he can do nothing to me . i believe $250 is too much money to pay in order to get a paper to do some lab tests,. they asked me to cone back about 5 days later with lab results, they called me in the morning a couple of hours before my appointment they want to canc and reschdual me 19 days later, i refused as my suger was higher than 600 and .I asked them to cancel permenantly.
in Pembroke Pines |
Great Doctor. He takes care of my entire family. But the office is terribly run. The office manager has plenty of attitude. I recently tried to fix an issue I was having and she literally lied about the entire thing . You're better off dying from a diabetic coma before coming here.
Hollywood, FL |
Known him for years. He is very knowledgeable.
in Hollywood, FL |
My first appointment with Dr. Vargas last month was great. Dr. Vargas was funny, helpful, personable, and while maybe a little rushed, I received all the information and prescriptions I needed. The office staff was helpful scheduling my next appointment and answering more questions. My only complaint has been the ease of acquiring letters of medical necessity for new medical devices: either they've been not completed at all or not completed correctly. I'm still working on this issue.
in Pompano, Florida |
I would never recommend ANYONE to his office.... I should have listened to the reviews I read online. Even on here he only has 2 stars and that's one of his higher ratings. I only gave him one star in each category because I did not have the option of giving him 0 stars!!!!! He is rude, unkind, up charges for every single thing his office performs. He tried to tell me 10 different times I had diabetes when my blood work did not even support that claim. I fainted twice. He is a pig
in Pembroke Pines |
I had a really bad experience. Both George Vargas and Maria (his assistant) are third world MD healthcare practitioners providing third world healthcare service. Is hard to believe that kind of people are licensed to practice anywhere in the US; he does not only barely expeaks English but shows a total disregard for his patients' needs, needless to say he and his staff could not care less for delivering high level of service and customer satisfaction.
in Pembroke Pines, FL |
Horrible staff - they never get back to messages, long wait times, unprofessional and very disorganized. Dr. Vargas himself is subpar and not worth the 1hr + wait and frustration.
in Pembroke Pines, FL |
I?ve been a patient of Dr. Vargas for over a year due the him being the only one in my insurer?s network and one of very few in the West Pembroke Pines area. My overall experience has been absolutely terrible and I would recommend him neither to friends nor to family. Not only is he very unprofessional and edging the unethical side but his office staff is very rude and consistently show complete disregard for their patient wellbeing. They are only after getting your money as quick as they can.
in Miami |
If you want to wait 2 hours in waiting room and another 40 min in the room to be seen this is the place to go. But mind you, they have a whole page in paper work for your credit card info to charge you $50 in case you miss your appointment or cancel it in less than 24hrs in advance. I think that says a lot about doctor. No respect to patients' time. No idea how to run a medical office.
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Dr. Vargas' Care Philosophy

PROVIDE UP TO DATE HIGH QUALITY ENDOCRINE CARE

Dr. Vargas' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
  •  Board certified in Diabetes, Metabolism & Endocrinology and Internal Medicine
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Board Certifications

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  • Diabetes, Metabolism & Endocrinology
  • Internal Medicine

Conditions Treated

  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Adrenal Gland Diseases
  • Adrenal Incidentaloma
  • Adrenal Insufficiency
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH)
  • Cushing's Syndrome
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes Coma
  • Diabetes Ketones
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • Endocrine Disorders
  • Goiter
  • Graves' Disease
  • Gynecomastia
  • Hashimoto's Disease
  • Hormone Imbalance
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypopituitarism
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Kidney Disease
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Obesity
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Testosterone Deficiency
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Thyroiditis
  • Vitamin D Deficiency

Education

  • Medical School
    Hospital De Especialidades Centro Medico Nacional La Raza

    Graduated in 1991

    Issste-20 De Noviembre

    Graduated in 1989

    Pontificia Universidad Catolica Madre Y Maestra (Pucmm), Facultad De Ciencias De La Salud

    Graduated in 1986

  • Internship Hospital
    Raritan Bay Med Ctr

    Completed in 1994

  • Residency Hospital
    Raritan Bay Med Ctr

    Completed in 1996

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Univ Of Tx Hlth Sciences Ctr

    Completed in 1998

  • Undergraduate School
    Colegio De La Salle , Santiago , Dominican Republic

    Graduated in 1980

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
  • Internal Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • Bone Density Scan
  • Continuous Glucose Monitoring
  • Diet Counseling
  • Exercise Counseling
  • Fine Needle Aspiration of Thyroid Nodules
  • Insulin Pump Therapy
  • Thyroid Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy
  • Ultrasound, Thyroid