Dr. Ritu Varma, MD

Dr. Ritu Varma, MD

Pain Medicine  |  
Female  |  
Age 42
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Varma has a degree in Anesthesiology. She trained at University of Michigan in an interventional pain fellowship. Besides excelling academically, she possesses superb clinical skills and aims to provide compassionate care for her patients. Her knowledge and excellence transcends in both patient care and clinical results. She has a special interest in chronic low back pain, pelvic pain, leg pain, hip pain, osteoarthritis and complex regional pain syndrome.

4660 Kenmore Ave Ste 100

Alexandria, VA 22304

Contact Information

(703) 751-5763

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CBA Health Insurance
  • Cigna
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Guardian
  • 5 More

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Top Care Areas


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

Chronic Pain
very high
more than 97% of peers
Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
very high
more than 94% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 93% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Varma "I work with every patient as if they are my family member, and I treat them the way I would treat my own family. Every patient is unique, and I believe the best care plans are tailored combinations of techniques that may include: interventional treatment, medication management, physical therapy, aqua therapy, behavioral therapies, and alternative therapies including acupuncture. Improving the quality of life for my patients is what inspires me. I'm very focused on alleviating their pain and also improving their mental and emotional health. Suffering from regular pain can be incredibly stressful."


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  • Pain Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*

Conditions Treated

  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bone Spur
  • Cancer Pain
  • Cervical Disc Degeneration
  • Cervical Herniated Disc
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Myelopathy
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Thoracic Disc Disorders
  • Upper Back Pain


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  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Discography
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Injection
  • Facet Block
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Radiofrequency Neurotomy
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Pain Management
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Injections
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Virginia.

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.


  • University Of Toledo College Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Michigan / Ann Arbor
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2012

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Varma has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hindi

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Varma's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Varma to family and friends
based on 14 total reviews (7 with comments)
Dr. Varma's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (7)
in Lexington Park, MD |
She has been treating me for years now and she makes me feel like she really cares about my treatment plan. Not May doctors are like her. I wish they all were. We'd all be better for it. Thank you Dr. Varma! I appreciate you.
Brandywine, MD |
Dr. Varma has been treating me for some time, and is always my first and only choice of doctor to see. She is extremely friendly, kind, and honest. Her skills in the procedure room for RF ablations and others make her the only doctor that I have wanted working on me. She always goes above and beyond to make you feel comfortable, and she continues to talk to you and make you feel at ease the whole time. She quickly and correctly addresses any issues that you may have during follow-ups.
in Lothian, MD |
Dr. Varma is a wonderful doctor who always puts your needs and comfort first. She treats you as a person, and even as a friend, from the first time she meets you. If you can be anxious about procedures and treatments, as I am, she quite easily calms you down and goes above and beyond to make you comfortable. Everything is done quite quickly, without any compromises in quality. If you are looking for the right doctor for you, this is the one.
in Brandywine, MD |
Dr. Varma is the best doctor I've ever seen. She diagnosed me accurately and quickly. My back is so much better! It's rare to find a doctor that actually cares about her patients, is very skilled and knowledgeable and works with you on a solution that provides long term relief. She actually takes the time to answer all of your questions and explains your options, consequences, benefits and risk. I would highly recommend Dr. Varma to anyone!
in Nanjemoy, Md. |
Dr.Varma has been handling my back problems for the last five years.I started seeing her after a lifetime of chiropractic care. I have stenosis of the neck and spine along with osteoporosis. She did numerous tests,MRI's etc. she never guessed at my care. Have gone thru trigger point injections along with radio frequency nerve burns with great results. Her exams are top notch and she will find the problem and the solution you need to treat it. Wonderful,caring Dr. --top notch.
in Waldorf |
Dr.Varma is by far the absolute best spine/pain doctor I have ever dealt with. She is a very experienced/knowledgeable Dr who always looks out for her patience best interest. I can honestly say she truly cares about her patients. FIVE STARS ALL THE WAY !!!!
New York, NY |
Dr.Varma is extremely uncompassionate towards her patients and very unethical. American Spine saw me for twenty two months, then Dr. Varma ask me for medical to support my condition, Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome, which she list as her specialty, I ask her to check the temperature of her extremities, she refused. I find very concerning that a Pain Management Center prescribes medication to patients they claim they have no medical on.Dr. Sherlekar diagnosed my condition, C. R. P. S. Over 10 year
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Dr. Varma accepts 14 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CBA Health Insurance
  • Cigna
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Guardian
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Independence Blue Cross
  • Memorial Hermann Physician Network
  • MultiPlan

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Hospitals where Dr. Varma has admitting privileges

Holy Cross Hospital
1500 Forest Glen Rd
Silver Spring, MD 20910
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