Dr. Raul Varela, MD

Dr. Raul Varela, MD

Rheumatology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 74
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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

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

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

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Varela performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Sjögren's Syndrome
very high
more than 99% of peers
Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Fibromyalgia
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Varela's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • Rheumatology

2  Board Certifications

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

64  Conditions Treated

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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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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

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Varela has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Varela's Reviews

4.4
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Varela to family and friends
14 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (14)

  • 5
    (9)
  • 4
    (3)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (1)

Dr. Varela's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    31 to 45 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

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...more
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