Dr. Raul Varela, MD

Dr. Raul Varela, MD

Rheumatology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 75
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Dr. Raul Varela, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Lake Charles, LA and has been practicing for 39 years. He graduated from Universidad De Panama, Facultad De Medicina in 1972 and specializes in rheumatology.

501 Doctor Michael Debakey Dr

Lake Charles, LA 70601

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Dr. Varela's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Varela treats Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow) more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Varela treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)
  • Medial Epicondylitis (Golfer's Elbow)
Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Varela treats Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis) more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Varela treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Sjögren's Syndrome
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Varela treats Sjögren's Syndrome more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Varela treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Sjögren Syndrome, Primary
  • Sjögren Syndrome, Secondary
  • Sjögren's Syndrome, Juvenile, Secondary to Autoimmune Disease

Dr. Varela's conditions and procedures:

Adhesive Capsulitis
Ankylosing Spondylitis
Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
Arthritis
Autoimmune Diseases
Bleeding Disorders
Bone Disorders
Bursitis
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Chondrocalcinosis
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Chronic Neck Pain
Chronic Pain
Classic Polyarteritis Nodosa
Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
Degenerative Disc Disease
Dermatomyositis
Elbow Injuries
Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
Fibromyalgia
Foot Conditions
Gout
Hammer Toe
Hand Conditions
Hepatitis B - Immune Response
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Joint Drainage
Joint Pain
Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
Knee Disorders
Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
Limb Cramp
Limb Pain
Limb Swelling
Low Back Pain
Lupus
Lyme Disease
Malaise and Fatigue
Muscle Weakness
Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
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)
Polymyositis
Psoriatic Arthritis
Pulmonary Disease
Raynaud's Disease
Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Sarcoidosis
Shoulder Disorders
Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
Sjögren's Syndrome
Spine Disorders
Spondylitis
Spondylosis
Still's Disease
Systemic Sclerosis
Temporal Arteritis
Trigger Finger
Trigger Point Injection
Vascular Disease
Vasculitis

About Me

Biography

Dr. Raul Varela, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Lake Charles, LA and has been practicing for 39 years. He graduated from Universidad De Panama, Facultad De Medicina in 1972 and specializes in rheumatology.

Specialties

  • Rheumatology

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology

Education

  • 1979
    Lsu Med Center
    Residency Hospital
    1979
  • 1977
    Tulane University Touro Infirm
    Residency Hospital
    1977
  • 1974
    Tulane University Touro Infirm
    Internship Hospital
    1974
  • 1972
    Universidad De Panama, Facultad De Medicina
    Medical School
    1972

Awards

Dr. Varela's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Varela

4.4

Based on 14 reviews

5 Stars
64.28571428571429%
(9)
4 Stars
21.428571428571427%
(3)
3 Stars
7.142857142857143%
(1)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
7.142857142857143%
(1)

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The first visit was 5 hrs long. Did a ton of labs, x-rays. 2nd visit was 5 hours long. He did the exact same exam. I can't understand him and he must not be able to understand me because he kept asking the same questions over and over. He told me I had had an epidural. I explained that I certainly...Read More
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