Dr. Shibu Varughese, MD

Oncology •  Male • Age 47
  
Dr. Varughese
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Bethesda Medical Clinic , Gretna , LA 70056

1620 Belle Chasse Hwy Ste 101 Terrytown, LA 70056

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(504) 265-8304

Dr. Shibu Varughese, MD is a Oncology Specialist in Terrytown, LA. Dr. Varughese has more experience with Blood Disorders and Breast Cancer than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as East Jefferson General Hospital and Ochsner Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Varughese to book an appointment.


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Dr. Varughese accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna Better Health
Aetna HMO
Aetna POS
Aetna PPO
Choice Plus POS II
Medicare Advantage
Medicare Advantage HMO
Medicare Advantage PFFS
Medicare Advantage PPO
Medicare HMO
Medicare Non-HMO
Medicare Open PFFS
Medicare Prescription Drug Plan - Medicare Rx Essentials PDP
Medicare Prescription Drug Plan - Medicare Rx Premier PDP
Medicare Supplement
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Medicaid
Medicaid HMO
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Access
Blue Advantage
Blue Card PPO
Blue Plan 65 Medicare Supplement HMO
Blue Plan 65 Medicare Supplement PPO
BlueMedicare Health Options HMO
Medicare Advantage
Medicare Advantage Choice Plus PPO
Medicare Advantage Choice Premier PPO
Medicare Blue PPO
Medicare HMO
Medicare Plus Blue PPO
Medicare Preferred
Medicare Select HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana PPO
BlueConnect HMO
BlueConnect POS
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Choice Care (Humana)
Medicare Advantage HMO
Medicare Advantage PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Peoples Health
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

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Practice Areas

Blood Disorders

Blood disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions that affect the blood's ability to function, including hemophilia, anemia, and sickle cell disease.Compare with other Blood Disorders specialists.

Typically treats 56% more than similar doctors

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TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Blood Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Varughese treats Blood Disorders more than 93% of their peers

Dr. Varughese treats this condition more than 93% of their peers

Anemia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Varughese treats Anemia more than 90% of their peers

Dr. Varughese treats this condition more than 90% of their peers

Sickle Cell Disease
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Varughese treats Sickle Cell Disease more than 88% of their peers

Dr. Varughese treats this condition more than 88% of their peers

Breast Cancer

Breast cancer specialists diagnose and treat the presence of malignant cells in breast tissue that may spread to other parts of the body.Compare with other Breast Cancer specialists.

Typically treats 30% more than similar doctors

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TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Breast Cancer
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Varughese treats Breast Cancer more than 30% of their peers

Dr. Varughese treats this condition more than 30% of their peers

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Dr. Varughese's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Leukemia
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anemia
  • Antibiotic Infusion
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Chemotherapy
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Cryoglobulinemia
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • ENT Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hemophilia
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Intrathecal Chemotherapy
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukocytosis
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphocytosis
  • Lymphoma, Large-Cell
  • Lymphosarcoma
  • Macroglobulinemia (incl. Waldenstrom's )
  • Mantle Cell Lymphoma
  • Marginal Zone Lymphoma
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Melanoma
  • Meningiomas
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloma
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Neutropenia
  • Nodular Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Oral Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancytopenia
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Purpura
  • Qualitative Platelet Defects (incl. Glanzmann's Thrombasthenia)
  • Reticulosarcoma
  • Retina Diseases
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Skin Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Thalassemia
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis

Dr. Varughese's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Varughese

4.4

Based on 19 ratings

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  • Explained conditions well (14)
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I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer & received the ultimate treatment from Dr Shibu. He really cares about the total well being of his patients. He takes time with them and answers any questions that you may have. I underwent surgery and chemotherapy in 2016-17. I am more than happy to say that I am cancer free almost 4 years later.
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Demetri B. Galloway – Sep 16, 2020
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Upon meeting Dr Varughese I found his bedside manner professional and friendly. He actually listened to my issue and wasn’t eager to rush me out the door. I wish more doctors practiced this methodology of quality healthcare and not quantity. I’m thankful to call him my healthcare provider.
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Joey Goodwin – Jul 03, 2020
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Dr. Shibu is a blessing! He took his time with me, and his diagnosis and treatment were effective immediately. He is a very kind man. His office staff were also excellent.
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Stacey Schouest – Jul 03, 2020
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Dr. Varughese is an excellent healthcare provider. I’ve had very positive results under his care for migraines after not having much luck with other physicians.
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Sarah Goodwin – Jul 03, 2020
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Dr. shibu is the greatest Dr I've ever met he is kind , very theral and has taken very good care of me . I would recommend him to the world. His staff is awesome and very courteous to the patients here. I say he rates a 10 that being the best ever. I trust him with my life and he decisions he has made for my health. He spends quality time with me as a patient. I would recommend him to anyone.
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Michael Chancellor in Gretna , la – Oct 05, 2017
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Dr. Varughese is a blessed to me I had internal bleeding and also colonoscopy done. Know I'm happy to say know more bleeding.
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Ramona Stevenson in Slidell La – Sep 08, 2017
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I highly recommend Dr. Varughese. He listens to what you have to say and addresses each and every question. I was never made to feel like I was being rushed. The office staff are very kind, polite and helpful. Thanking God for directing me to Dr. Varughese..
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New Orleans, LA – Aug 31, 2017
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I have been seeing Dr. Shibu for over 3 years now. He's literally the best doctor I've ever had. I think he and his staff are fantastic. Dr. Shibu never makes me feel rushed and he always takes my concerns seriously. I'm so happy to be able to say that Dr. Shibu is my doctor!
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Ozzy Laporte, Jr. in New Orleans, LA – Aug 02, 2017
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Dr. Shibu, hands down has been the best doctor that I have the pleasure being a patience of in the west bank area. Dr. Shibu takes his time with each and every patience not matter if its a minor cut or a serious illness. He makes you feel like a person and truly cares about you well being. If you are looking for a new Doctor I highly recommend giving Bethesda Medical Clinic a call. Their staff and doctors exceeds industry expectation.
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New Orleans, LA – Jul 03, 2017
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Dr.v IS WHAT I CALL MY DR.HE HAS A PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH ALL HIS PATIENTS.WHEN U NCOME TO HIS OFFICE U DONT FEEL LIKE A NUMBER.YOU ACTUALLY FEEL LIKE A HUMAN BEING.THE SPIRITUAL ATMOSPHERE IS SO AMAZING U CAN REALLY FEEL LIKE U ARE IN THE RIGHT HANDS FOR YOUR MEDICAL NEEDS.I LOVE DR V AND DR AMY!
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Doris Drummer in Marrero,La – May 30, 2017
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I love my doctor because he"s compassionate, he listens & explains everything & allow me (the patient) to ask questions.He's professional and friendly.I love his sense of humor.I wouldn't trade him in for the world .I love my lil Dr.I recommended my best friend & my mom recommended me.??
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Michelle Jordan Manning in Gretna, La.70056 – May 15, 2017
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This doctor I a God fearing man of God. He is very compassionate and understanding. He will be honest & up front with you at all times. I absolutely love this doctor he is more than a doctor he is a friend & does prey for his patients. They start every day in that office with prayer. You will find scripture on dry erase boards in the exam rooms, I enjoy reading them it does boost your faith. I highly suggest you give him a try I'm sure you will not be disappointed. Great doctor.
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Kathy in Gretna, La – Mar 28, 2017
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Just started seeing Dr. Varuchese recently.....He is great and down-to-earth.....I'm very comfortable speaking with him.....
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Eric in Gretna, LA – Jul 26, 2016
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About Me

Bethesda is a multi-specialty clinic offering services in Internal Medicine, Primary Care, Geriatrics, Endocrinology, Hematology, Oncology and Palliative Medicine . Our vision is to become a convenient, safe, and relaxing practice that focuses on the...Read more

Specialties

  • Oncology
  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Hematology
  • Hematology & Oncology
  • Hospice & Palliative Medicine
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Hospice Care and Palliative Medicine
  • Medical Oncology

Education

1995
Pharmacy

Languages

  • Malayalam
  • English

Awards

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Locations

Bethesda Medical Clinic , Gretna , LA 70056

Bethesda Medical Clinic , Gretna , LA 700561620 Belle Chasse Hwy Ste 101 Terrytown, LA 70056
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Affiliated Hospitals

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East Jefferson General Hospital

Metairie, LA

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018)

Ochsner Medical Center

New Orleans, LA

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018)

West Jefferson Medical Center

Marrero, LA

68% Patient experience rating, 1% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2018)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019)