Dr. Robert Varipapa, MD

NeurologyMaleAge 72

Neurology

Dr. Robert Varipapa, MD is a Neurology Specialist in Dover, DE and has over 40 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University Of Maryland School Of Medicine medical school in 1982. He is affiliated with Bayhealth Hospital, Kent Campus. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. Robert Varipapa, MD

Cnmri PA

1074 S State St Dover, DE 19901
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Dr. Varipapa's Top Procedures and Conditions

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All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Varipapa treats All Headaches (incl. Migraine) more than 100% of his peers

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

Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Varipapa treats Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy more than 100% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Alcoholic Neuropathy
  • Alcoholic Polyneuropathy
  • Chronic Demyelinating Neuropathy With IgM Monoclonal Gammapathy
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
  • Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Inflammatory Neuropathies
  • Toxic Polyneuropathy Due to Acrylamide
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Headache
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Varipapa treats Headache more than 100% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Benign Exertional Headache
  • Benign Sex Headache
  • Cervicogenic Headache
  • Chronic Headache
  • Chronic Tension-Type Headache
  • Cluster Headache
  • Cough Headache
  • Drug Rebound Headache
  • Headaches (Shunt Related)
  • Hypertension Headache
  • Icepick Headache
  • Lower Half Headache
  • Mild Headache
  • Muscle Contraction Headache
  • Post-Traumatic Headache
  • Psychogenic Headache
  • Recurrent Headache
  • Severe Headache
  • Tension Headache
  • Vascular Headache
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Dr. Varipapa's conditions and procedures:

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Aneurysm
  • Anterior Horn Disease
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Brain
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Spine
  • Ataxia
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Positional Vertigo
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Injury
  • Brainstem Auditory Evoked Response Test
  • Burning Mouth Syndrome
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cluster Headache
  • Cognitive Function Testing
  • Coma
  • Compound Muscle Action Potential (CMAP) Scan
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Deep Brain Stimulation Evaluation
  • Dementia
  • Dementia Evaluation
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • Electrodiagnostic Procedure
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Encephalitis
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Sleep Disorders
  • Evaluation for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
  • Evoked Potential Test
  • Excessive Daytime Sleepiness
  • Facial Palsy
  • Functional Movement Screening
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Grip and-or Muscle Group Pull Test
  • Guillain-Barre Syndrome
  • Head CT Scan
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Home Sleep Study
  • Huntington's Disease
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • ImPACT Testing
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intracranial Hematoma
  • Jakob-Creutzfeldt Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lyme Disease
  • Memory Disorders
  • Memory Evaluation
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Meningiomas
  • Meningitis
  • Migraine
  • Migraine, Hormone-Induced
  • Mild Cognitive Impairment
  • Movement Disorders
  • MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT)
  • Muscle Diseases
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Myoclonus
  • Narcolepsy and Cataplexy
  • Neck Injuries
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Nerve Diseases
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neurological Diseases
  • Neuromuscular Diseases
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Nystagmus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Parkinsonism
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Neuropathy Testing
  • Peroneal Muscular Atrophy
  • Petit Mal Seizure
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Polymyositis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyneuropathy Due to Alcohol and Drugs
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Post-Polio Syndrome
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
  • Quantitative Sensory Test (QST)
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rathke's Cleft Cyst
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Seizure
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Shingles
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep Study
  • Sleep-Related Leg Cramp
  • Snoring
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hematoma
  • Sudoscan
  • Syncope
  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
  • TCD Bubble Test
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Temporal Lobe Seizure
  • Tension Headache
  • Tic Disorders
  • Tourette's Syndrome
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency
  • Wada Test
  • Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome
  • Wilson's Disease
  • Worker's Compensation Evaluations

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Dr. Varipapa accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Varipapa's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Varipapa

2.5

Based on 31 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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My experience with Dr Varipapa was very good. He diagnosed my problem immediately and accurately. He immediately ordered extensive testing which proved his diagnosis to be exact and no more treatment necessary. I would definitely return to him for future services.
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Blaine – Feb 14, 2022
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He does not listen. All he wants to do is have your licenses taken away. Stay away from him.
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Allan Blackiston – Oct 28, 2019
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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.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
8 people found this helpful
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Mar 30, 2017
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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.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
10 people found this helpful
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Mar 26, 2017
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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John Welcome in Dover, DE – Nov 29, 2016
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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
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
11 people found this helpful
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Smyrna, DE – Jul 12, 2016
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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.
What went well
  • Office environment
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
11 people found this helpful
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Faytetaru in Felton, DE – Jul 01, 2016
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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.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
10 people found this helpful
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Dover, DE – Apr 22, 2016
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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.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
13 people found this helpful
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G from Dover in Dover, DE – Apr 18, 2016
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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.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
12 people found this helpful
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alzheimers lost in Dover, DE – Mar 08, 2016
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About Me

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...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurophysiology

Board Certifications

  • Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Neurology
  • Neurology

Education

1985
University Md
Residency Hospital
1982
Union Memorial Hospital
Internship Hospital
1982
University Of Maryland School Of Medicine
Medical School
1977
University Of Maryland
Undergraduate School
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Awards

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Dr. Varipapa frequently treats All Headaches (incl. Migraine), Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy, and Headache. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Varipapa treats.

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Dr. Varipapa's office is located at 1074 S State St, Dover, DE 19901. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Cnmri PA

Cnmri PA1074 S State St Dover, DE 19901
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Cnmri PA

Kent Community Health Center1095 S Bradford St Dover, DE 19904
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Bayhealth Hospital, Kent Campus

Dover, DE

58% Patients that would definitely recommend, 12% lower than the national average

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Stroke Care Excellence Award™ (2022)