Dr. Jill Vargo, MD

Dr. Jill Vargo, MD

Rheumatology  |  
Female  |  
Age 58
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Jill Vargo, MD is a rheumatology doctor who practices in Asheville, NC. She is 58 years old and has been practicing for 33 years.

4 Vanderbilt Park Dr Ste 200

Asheville, NC 28803

Contact Information

(828) 258-9533

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield

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  • Rheumatology

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Rheumatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

Conditions Treated

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dry Eyes
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vascular Disease


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  • Joint Drainage
  • Steroid Injection

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for North Carolina.

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.


  • Marshall University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1984
  • Charleston Area Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1987
  • University Of Virginia
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1989

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Vargo has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Vargo's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Vargo to family and friends
based on 29 total reviews (7 with comments)
Dr. Vargo's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (7)
Asheville, NC |
I have been seeing Dr. Vargo for several years for osteoporosis and osteoarthritis. She is well versed in both areas and has helped me considerably. She is willing to listen and plan my treatment with input from me even if I might be wrong. The staff is very courteous and goes out of their way to help.
in Warne, NC |
Dr. Vargo has treated my Stills Disease / R.A. for over 25 years. She is an excellent Rheumatologist and a fine person. She is direct and to the point with her diagnosis and treatment plan. Her care has enabled me to manage this disease far better than I ever thought possible.
Asheville, NC |
Dr. Vargo is amazing . She is always concerned about the problems I am having. She has helped me so many times when I am in pain . I am so thankful I found her. She is the best rheumatologist.
Asheville, NC |
Dr. Vargo is amazing , I have seen her for the past few years , she is always concerned about the issues I have. She has resolved my problem many times. I couldn't ask for a better rheumatologist !! I am very happy with treatment I receive from her .
Asheville, NC |
Saw her twice, lab work was done that showed I had elevated inflammation markers. However, she told me, despite the pain that I was seeing her about and the constant edema, that everything "looked fine" and that I was "just overweight". I've been dealing with chronic synovitis and inflammation since I was 14, it was nothing unusual for me to gain 10 pounds over night, but according to her, I'm just fat and need to lose weight.
Waynesville, NC |
without going into a lot of history, this doctor should have hr license revoked. I was treated like a drug addict looking for narcotics, when I explicitly said I was looking for alternative treatment. I tried to see her again for osteoporosis treatment and she wouldn't even consider seeing me. Don't see this doctor!
in Candler, NC |
Dr. Vargo listened to complicated history,did thorough history and examination, explained tentative diagnosis with prognosis, prescribed medications, did x ray and labs on site. She spent time answering questions and developing treatment plan. The only problem is she is so busy that a follow up appt could not be made by front staff and would be handled when cancellations occur...assurances were given that timely follow up would occur.
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  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Vargo has admitting privileges

Mission Health
509 Biltmore Ave
Asheville, NC 28801
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