Dr. Robert Varipapa Sr, MD

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Age 67
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Dr. Robert Varipapa Sr, MD
Dr. Robert Varipapa Sr, MD is a neurology doctor who practices in Dover, DE. He is 67 years old and has been practicing for 35 years. Dr. Varipapa Sr is affiliated with Bayhealth Kent General Hospital.

1074 S State St

Dover, DE 19901

Contact Information

(302) 678-8100

Dr. Robert Varipapa Sr, MD

Dr. Robert Varipapa Sr, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • EmblemHealth
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • Medicaid
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Care Philosophy

My mission and the mission of our practice is to provide the highest quality neurologic diagnostic approach possible, with expert treatment, provided by board-certified, empathetic, dedicated physicians. The neurologists at CNMRI specialize in headache management, stroke, dementia, Alzheimers disease, epilepsy and seizure disorders, peripheral nerve disorders such as carpal tunnel and neuropathy as well as disorders of the cervical (neck) and lumbar (back) spine (disk herniation, 'pinched' nerve).
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Dr. Varipapa Sr's Experience

Dr. Varipapa Sr's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Neurology
  • Board certified in Clinical Neurophysiology and Neurology
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurophysiology

Board Certifications

  • Clinical Neurophysiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Neurology
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyradiculoneuropathy
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Aneurysm
  • Anterior Horn Disease
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Brain
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Spine
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Positional Vertigo
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Injury
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Burning Mouth Syndrome
  • Cancer
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebral Vascular Disease
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coma
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • Encephalitis
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Excessive Daytime Sleepiness
  • Facial Palsy
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Guillain-Barre Syndrome
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Huntington's Disease
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intracranial Hematoma
  • Jakob-Creutzfeldt Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lyme Disease
  • Memory Disorders
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Meningiomas
  • Meningitis
  • Migraine
  • Migraine, Hormone-Induced
  • Mild Cognitive Impairment
  • Movement Disorders
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Muscle Diseases
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Myoclonus
  • Neck Injuries
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Diseases
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neurological Diseases
  • Neuromuscular Diseases
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Parkinsonism
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peroneal Muscular Atrophy
  • Petit Mal Seizure
  • Polymyositis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Post-Polio Syndrome
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Seizure
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Shingles
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Snoring
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hematoma
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Temporal Lobe Seizure
  • Thrombosis
  • Tic Disorders
  • Tourette's Syndrome
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Wilson's Disease


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  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Electrodiagnostic Procedure
  • MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
  • Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Worker's Compensation Evaluations

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Delaware.

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 Maryland
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1977
  • University Of Maryland School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1982
  • Union Memorial Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1982
  • University MD
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1985

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Varipapa Sr has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Varipapa Sr's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Varipapa Sr to family and friends
based on 29 total reviews (8 with comments)
Dr. Varipapa Sr'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 (8)
I agree Dr Varipapa seems detached and uninterested in helping his patients. I told him I could not take NSAIDS due to my stomach problem, but he gave them to me anyway. It took 4 days for my stomach and intestines to go back to normal. On my follow up visit he said you look good have a good summer. He seems to think that if you look ok you should feel ok. I told him how I look has nothing to do with how I feel. I recommend Dr. Penny, he's GREAT. He listens to his patients.
He seems uninterested in the patients. He has chosen to ignore 90% of my symptoms and chose to focus on 1 even after I explained it is not causing the worst or most frequent pain, after 1 MRI. I need a doctor who at least acknowledges symptoms more thoroughly before deciding on a diagnosis. Also I have experienced, and witnessed with other patients, a strong tendency with the doctor and their staff to disregard or discourage patients asking for more information about treatments & diagnoses.
in Dover, DE |
Dr Varipapa is brilliant, accurately diagnosed me having cluster headaches found a solution helped me get my life back. The office is very busy because they're very good.
Smyrna, DE |
I developed a condition that had neuro side effects along with pain (RA). Had an abnormal MRI Brain which he ordered a slew of tests which did not resolve the abnormality nor identified it. Still has it. He has no problem ordering tests and MRI's even though there is no change. When I questioned why he basically said don't worry about it, last visit I had new side symptoms, he blew off my questions, said you look good have a good summer. I left there in tears. Staff was like nothing to cry abou
in Felton, DE |
He is detached, uninterested, doesn't put in a real effort and makes decisions without consulting the patient. Had me on meds that were helping my ms symptoms, then took me off them and said go to a therapist to get them? will not go back.
Dover, DE |
He did not care to see what was wrong with me. He spoke to me as if I were a toddler and made me feel as if what I was experiencing was not worthy of his time. He only agreed to further my treatment if it would make me feel better. As if my concern for my health was not warranted. Horrible experience, so fortunate I never have to see him again.
in Dover, DE |
Seen him 2 times. Will not go back. Could not figure out problem. Seemed to get angry with me because He said I shouldn't have pain where I do after doing 1 MRI. Did no other tests. Very cold, no compassion, no patience. Does not want to 'find' problem. Too much work for him. Appears to be in it for money, not the patients. I say this because he complained to ME that my insurance, Aetna, does not pay him enough for his time and tests. That should not be his or my concern. My health should be.
in Dover, DE |
From what I've read in other reviews and my own experiences it seems that if He is treating something that has a cure, or at least a treatment that works to help manage, people consider him mostly a good doctor. As for everyone who has a problem that has no cure or no definite treatment, then I've noticed in their reviews the same experience we received. He is detached, uninterested, doesn't put in a real effort and makes decisions without consulting the patient or family. Wasting any time left.
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Dr. Varipapa Sr accepts 9 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Coventry Health Care
    Coventry Health and Life Insurance Co HMO
  • EmblemHealth
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Health Net
  • Medicaid
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Varipapa Sr has admitting privileges

Bayhealth Kent General Hospital
640 S State St
Dover, DE 19901
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