Dr. Peter Varunok, MD

Dr. Peter Varunok, MD

Gastroenterology  |  
Male  |  
Age 56
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Dr. Peter Varunok, MD is a gastroenterology doctor who practices in Poughkeepsie, NY. He is 56 years old and has been practicing for 30 years. Read his story

243 North Rd Ste 304

Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Contact Information

(845) 471-9410

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • Cigna
  • Connecticare
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan
  • 3 More

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Gastrointestinal Diseases
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more than 96% of peers
Abdominal Disorders
very high
more than 95% of peers
Hemorrhoids
high
more than 85% of peers

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Dr. Varunok's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Varunok "Dr. Peter M. Varunok is a board certified gastroenterologist. He completed medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College in Brooklyn, completed his residency at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, and his fellowship at New York Medical College in Valhalla, New York. Dr. Varunok has a strong interest in diseases of the liver, with many years of experience in clinical trials in liver research. He is a member of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD). He is the Principal Investigator for all of our Hepatitis C studies, is primary Hepatologist for Premier Medical Group, and is Medical Director of Clinical Research for the GI Division of Premier Medical Group. Dr. Varunok remains active in community affairs, serves on the Speakers Bureau for Hepatitis C and is dedicated to supplying health care to all those in need. In the past, he has visited Arequipa, Peru for a Medical Mission. He was elected Fellow of the American Gastroenterology Association and is a member of the American Association of the Study of Liver Disease, the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, and the American College of Physicians, New York State, and the Dutchess County Medical Society. He joined the practice in 1993. Areas of Expertise: Hepatitis B & C Hepatology Cirrhosis Alcoholic liver disease Fatty liver and NASH Primary Biliary Cirrhosis (Cholangiopathy)-PBC Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC) Esophageal/Gastric Varices Pre liver transplant evaluation Liver disease research "

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Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
  • Clinical Research
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Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
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Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Food Poisoning
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Megacolon
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

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Procedures

  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Liver Biopsy

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.

Education

  • SUNY Downstate Medical Center College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1988
  • Mt Sinai Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Mt Sinai Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1991
  • Westchester Co Med Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1993

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Varunok has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Varunok's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Varunok to family and friends
5.0
based on 9 total reviews (1 with a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (9)

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  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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Dr. Varunok's Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
EXCELLENT
Time well spent
EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

Greenville, NY |
He is so personable, explains all procedures throughly. His staff is wonderful, couldn't have picked a better doctor.
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Dr. Varunok accepts 12 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
    Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP) HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Connecticare
    Connecticare HMO
  • EmblemHealth
    Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • MVP Health Care
    MVP Health Care PPO
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Oxford Liberty

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Hospitals where Dr. Varunok has admitting privileges

Vassar Brothers Medical Center
45 Reade Pl
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
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