Dr. Raul Varela, MD
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Rheumatology | Male

Lake Charles Medical/Sgcl Clinic 501 Doctor Michael Debakey Dr Lake Charles, LA 70601 Get Directions

Biography

Dr. Raul Varela, MD is a rheumatology doctor who practices in Lake Charles, LA. He is 73 years old and has been practicing for 45 years. Dr. Varela is affiliated with West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital, Jennings American Legion Hospital, Lake Charles Memorial Hospital, CHRISTUS Saint Patrick Hospital and Beauregard Memorial Hospital.

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Dr. Varela's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
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  • Average wait time
    31 to 45 minutes
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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 never had. He insisted that I did because it was in my chart. He also said I had had cortisone injections in my joints. I never have. I don't know whose info was in my chart. Never again!
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Dr. Varela's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  •  Specializes in Rheumatology
  •  Board certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology
  •  Malpractice claims in Louisiana not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Amyloidosis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Classic Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • Cryoglobulinemia
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • 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
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

Education

  • Medical School
    Universidad De Panama, Facultad De Medicina

    Graduated in 1972

  • Internship Hospital
    Tulane University Touro Infirm

    Completed in 1974

  • Residency Hospital
    Lsu Med Center

    Completed in 1979

    Tulane University Touro Infirm

    Completed in 1977

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Rheumatology

Procedures Performed

  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection