Dr. Gerard Varlotta, DO

Dr. Gerard Varlotta, DO

Physical Therapy  ·  
Male  ·  
61 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Gerard Varlotta, DO is a physical therapist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 32 years. He specializes in physical therapy, preventive medicine, and more.Read his story

Gerard Varlotta, DO, FACSM

820 2nd Ave Rm 7

New York, NY 10017
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Bluegrass Family Health
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Connecticare
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Humana

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Dr. Varlotta's Experience

Dr. Varlotta's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Physical Therapy
  • Board certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Dr. Varlotta's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Varlotta "After graduating in 1978 from Colgate University, Dr. Gerard Varlotta attended Medical School at the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. From his Orthopedic Research Internship in Sweden to his training in Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Washington and NYU/Rusk Institute, Dr. Varlotta's postdoctoral training is quite extensive. At the NYU School of Medicine, Dr. Varlotta was first appointed as the Clinical Instructor (1992 – 1998), moved to into a new role as a Clinical Assistant Professor (1998 – 2004) and then in 2004 was promoted to being a Clinical Associate Professor. In 1991, the Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine presented Dr. Varlotta with the Resident Research Award. Then, in 2010, the Staten Island College, Dept. of Physical Therapy awarded Dr. Varlotta with the Educator's Award. Dr. Varlotta is an active member of the American College of Sports Medicine (Fellow), the Physiatric Association of Spine Sports Occupational Rehab, the North American Spine Society, the American Academy of PM&R (Fellow), the American Board of Pain Medicine (Fellow), the US Olympic Medical Committee, the Association of Ringside Physicians, as well as the Association of Ringside Physicians. Started practicing 1983 PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION American Board of Osteopathic Physicians - 1982 American College of Sports Medicine - 1986 - Present Physiatric Association of Spine Sports Occupational Rehab - 1987 - Present International Society for Study of Spine - 1988 - 1996 North American Spine Society - 1990 - Present American Academy of PM&R - 1992 - Present American Board of Pain Medicine -1995 - Present US Olympic Medical Committee - 1996 - Present AWARDS & ACCOLADES Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine - 1991 Staten Island College, Dept of Physical Therapy - 2010 PROCEDURES & TREATMENTS OFFERED BY Dr. Varlotta Care Coordination Epidural injections Examinations Facet Blocks Intra-Articular Fluoroscopic Joint Injections Nerve Conduction Studies X-Rays (when necessary) FORMS OF PAYMENT Cash Visa Mastercard American Express Discover INSURANCES ACCEPTED Accept most Insurance HOURS Monday - Friday : 08:00am - 05:00pm WEBSITE drvarlotta. com "
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Patient Testimonials

This content was provided by Dr. Varlotta "As an avid boxer and weight-lifter I've had my share of joint injuries. Whenever an injury is severe enough to warrant seeking care, I am always frustrated by how hard it is to find a physician who truly understands the needs of an athlete and the fact that my objective is always to return to optimal performance not just to be pain free. As someone who works with many pro athletes, Dr. Varlotta is one of the first physicians I've worked with who really understands this. He is professional, pleasant, and thorough and very well connected with other top doctors in NYC. I'd definitely recommend Dr. Varlotta to anyone seeking an expert diagnostician who operates in a nice and clean facility with professional and courteous staff."
"I have been working with Dr Varlotta on knee arthritis and lower back pain. The treatments he has done have been tremendous in relieving my pain and getting me back to tennis and all my activities. I am very appreciative of his care and expertise. Love his new location. Much more personal attention."
"I have been a patient of Dr. Varlotta for more than five years and he has always known the best, and most successful, treatments for my conditions. I highly recommend him. Even my cardiologist sees him!"

Care Philosophy

"Dr. Gerard Varlotta is a leading NYC Pain Management and Sports Medicine Specialist in New York City. He is currently accepting new patients. Please call for an appointment."

3  Specialties

  • Physical Therapy
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Sports Medicine

1  Board Certifications

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    Accredited by: American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation*

68  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chest Wall Pain Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hand Conditions
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Torticollis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Upper Back Pain
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19  Procedures

  • ACL Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Replacement
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Neuroplasty
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • New York College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYCOM)
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • Coney Is Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1984
  • Maimonides MC
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1986
  • Maimonides Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1988
  • University of Washington
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Rusk Institute Nyu
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1991

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Varlotta has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Although there are frequent very long waits, Dr Varlotta will spend as long as needed to listen and provide options
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Extremely caring, puts me at ease. Explains procedures Has given me effective treatments for my back and knee. with follow up apptments. Has given me effective treatments for my lower back when others could not.
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I feel fortunate to have been referred to Dr.Varlotta who really listened to me when I felt there was a change in my level of pain. He was able to appreciate my symptoms and within a reasonable amount of time had developed a plan of care. I have referred him to colleagues who have also found him...Read More
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This physician is a superior in every respect. Diagnosis, treatment, and follow up are far better than most of my other experiences. I'm fortunate to enjoy care from several excellent doctors, and Dr. Varlotta stands at the top of the list.
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