Dr. Sandeep Varma, MD

Dr. Sandeep Varma, MD

RheumatologyMaleAge 51

Rheumatology

Dr. Sandeep Varma, MD is a Rheumatology Specialist in Norwich, CT. Dr. Varma has extensive experience in Osteoporosis & Screening, Arthritis & Arthropathy, and Autoimmune Diseases. He is affiliated with medical facilities Windham Hospital and Backus Hospital. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Locations

Hartford HealthCare Medical Group

Hartford HealthCare Medical Group111 Salem Route 82 Tpke Norwich, CT 06360
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  • Explains Conditions WellPatients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers TelehealthThis provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
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Dr. Varma's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Varma

4.8

Based on 47 ratings

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Very caring and thoughtful!
Explains all options very thoroughly and makes you feel confident in his diagnosis
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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Jan 12, 2023
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He’s awesome!
Dr. Varma is awesome. He’s always cheerful, has a great personality and explains everything thoroughly. I can say he is my favorite doctor of all time! I wish all my doctors ere more like him. Very caring and always pleasant.
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
2 people found this helpful
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Laurie McConnell – Sep 30, 2022
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Dr Varma is a very caring,knowledgeable and compassionate physician. He has a great bedside manner with a. Sense of humor too. He listens to yiu and explains things. Truely a top doctor in my opinion.
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
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Mary Evans – Aug 30, 2022
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Top Doc
Diagnosed my somewhat elusive condition, is very knowledgeable, and always listens to concerns and answers my questions. Dr. Varma shows compassion for his patients, has a wonderful personality and is easy to talk with. He explains the treatment plan well. Would definitely recommend.
What went well
  • 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
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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Aug 17, 2022
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Terrific Doctor
Dr. Varma has a terrific personality, bedside manner, yet very professional, terrific sense of humor. I would give him 10 stars.
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
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H.J. Zotti – Jul 28, 2022
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Office Visit
Took time to listen to concerns and give advice and directions along with appropriato treatment measures. Very congenial!!!!!!
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
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Phyllis Schaffhauser – Jun 26, 2022
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He explains things and spends time with you
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
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Mar 25, 2022
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Great team
Short wait time, excellent communicator, very precise and answers all my questions.
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
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Mar 07, 2022
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Dr. Varma listens to me about my concerns and problems. He explains things to me where I am able to understand. He also provides me with a plan to help me feel better.
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
1 person found this helpful
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Jan 14, 2022
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The Doc is a fine person and a wonderful physician who is open to my ideas and presents himself is a comforting person.
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
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Bill Shannon – Dec 25, 2021
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He is awesome.
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Oct 27, 2021
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I would want no other Doctor for my RA. Sadly I had to leave him when I lost my insurance and have been without care for a couple of years. I have however gotten insurance back and my primary is making the referral for my return. He is such a wonderful man, eases your nerves with jokes and he has them let me tell you! Is very thorough when he explains what he needs you to do, he doesn't just tell you, he has you do the exercises a couple of times in front of him so that he knows you understand. Most importantly, he listens and you can tell it hurts him to see any patient of his "hurting" He will do whatever he can possibly do to help. (now a days they are limited and can't be blamed for that) If you are looking for a great rheumatologist, no need to look any further, you found him! FIVE STARS!
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
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Kellee Holmes Groton, CT – Oct 10, 2021
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Pleasant personality. Cares for the patients well-being. Explains in detail what he wants for his patients in reference to his plan of care.
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
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Oct 02, 2021
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Dr. Varma has been treating me for some years now and I am very pleased with his concern for any changes I may experience within the pain management regime he has prescribed. I will continue with Dr. Varma and have recommended to many friends and relatives , an outstanding doctor and friend.
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Apr 23, 2019
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He's the best at what he does, he care about his people, clean and comfortable office visits. Always willing to help.
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Kenneth Matteau in griswold, CT – Jan 08, 2019
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Dr. Varma is a very energetic, kind, physician who understands the needs of arthritis patients. He is always very caring during your visit and open about working with alternative medicine.
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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Candace in Waterford CT – Aug 12, 2016
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Very friendly, no's what he is doing and everything is right to the point i like that in a doctor that's the why it should be. I don't like coming back so that you can here what he could of told you that same day. Will Recommend him to anyone. Great job Dr. Verma
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
5 people found this helpful
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Carlos Rivera jr in Willimantic, CT – Feb 22, 2016
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Varma

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Varma treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Varma treats other conditions, please contact the office at (860) 425-8710.

Osteoporosis & Screening

Osteoporosis specialists diagnose and treat conditions characterized by low bone density and bone weakness, such as osteoporosis and osteopenia.Compare with other Osteoporosis & Screening specialists.

Dr. Varma is experienced in the area of Osteoporosis & Screening. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Osteoporosis
Osteopenia
Osteoporosis Screening
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High
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Very High
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Arthritis & Arthropathy

Arthritis and arthropathy specialists diagnose and treat diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, osteoarthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis that damage joints, causing pain, stiffness and swelling.Compare with other Arthritis & Arthropathy specialists.

Dr. Varma is experienced in the area of Arthritis & Arthropathy. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 23 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Varma
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Arthritis
Osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
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High
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Very High
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Autoimmune Diseases

Autoimmune disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, multiple sclerosis, and celiac disease in which the immune system attacks healthy cells.Compare with other Autoimmune Diseases specialists.

Dr. Varma is experienced in the area of Autoimmune Diseases. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 16 conditions and procedures

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Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
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Dr. Varma's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Acidosis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Amyloidosis
  • Anemia
  • Animal Allergies
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Arthropathy Associated With Reiters Disease
  • Asthma
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Ataxia
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Behçet's Disease
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bladder Infection
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blepharitis
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Bone Density Scan
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Pain
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Chest Wall Pain Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Interstitial Cystitis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Constipation
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Cryoglobulinemia
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Drugs
  • Dermatitis Due to Substances Taken Internally
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diverticulitis
  • Diverticulosis
  • Dizziness
  • Dry Eyes
  • Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) Scan
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Dysphagia
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Eczema and Contact Dermatitis Due to Detergents
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Emphysema
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Enteritis
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Familial Hypercholesterolemia
  • Familial Mediterranean Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastroparesis
  • Hair Loss
  • Hand Conditions
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Heartburn
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hernia
  • Herpes Zoster Without Complication
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)
  • Hives
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immunization Administration
  • Insomnia
  • Intertrigo
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Itchy Skin
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Fluid Test
  • Joint Pain
  • Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
  • Kidney Infection
  • Kidney Stone Pain (Renal Colic)
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Laryngitis
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Malnutrition
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Nausea
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Obesity
  • Orchitis
  • 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
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Overweight
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyuria
  • Potassium Deficiency
  • Proteinuria
  • Quantitative Sensory Test (QST)
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rash
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Runner's Knee
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Shingles
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep-Related Leg Cramp
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stiff-Man Syndrome
  • Syphilis Infections
  • Thyroid Goiter
  • Tinnitus
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Torticollis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Ultrasound, Musculoskeletal
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Viral Infection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Wheezing
  • Yeast Infections

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About Me

Biography

Dr. Sandeep Varma, MD is a Rheumatology Specialist in Norwich, CT. Dr. Varma has extensive experience in Osteoporosis & Screening, Arthritis & Arthropathy,...Read more

Specialties

  • Rheumatology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best way to schedule an appointment with Dr. Sandeep Varma, MD?

New patients may call (860) 264-6631 to make an appointment.

Does Dr. Sandeep Varma, MD accept any insurance plans?

A list of accepted insurance providers is available on the Healthgrades insurance check. It is always a good idea to verify your insurance when making an appointment.

Does Dr. Sandeep Varma, MD accept new patients?

New patients are generally accepted by Dr. Sandeep Varma, MD on Healthgrades. To arrange an appointment, call the number on Dr. Varma's profile.

What are Dr. Sandeep Varma, MD's top areas of expertise?

Dr. Varma specializes in Osteoporosis & Screening, Arthritis & Arthropathy, and Autoimmune Diseases. See more on Healthgrades.

What conditions does Dr. Sandeep Varma, MD treat?

Dr. Varma frequently treats the following conditions: Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, and Osteoarthritis of Shoulder. See more on Healthgrades.

What is Dr. Sandeep Varma, MD's office address?

Dr. Varma's office is located at 111 Salem Route 82 Tpke, Norwich, CT 06360. You can find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Is Dr. Sandeep Varma, MD able to provide telehealth services?

Dr. Varma provides telehealth services. Please contact the office to determine whether you are eligible.

Is Dr. Sandeep Varma, MD affiliated with any hospitals?

Dr. Sandeep Varma, MD is affiliated with Backus Hospital and Windham Hospital.

Does Dr. Sandeep Varma, MD receive good ratings from patients?

There is a star rating of 4.8/5 for Dr. Sandeep Varma, MD. Patients say that they trusted the provider's decisions and the provider explained conditions well. See all patient feedback on Healthgrades.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Varma is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Windham Hospital

Willimantic, CT

67% Patients that would definitely recommend, 3% lower than the national average

2 Awards Received

Backus Hospital

Norwich, CT

65% Patients that would definitely recommend, 5% lower than the national average

10 Awards Received

Award Highlight: State Ranking Award - Pulmonary Care™ (2023)