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Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism | Female

Pittsburgh Endocrinology/Diabts 363 Vanadium Rd Ste 102 Pittsburgh, PA 15243 Get Directions

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Swarna Varma, MB is an endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism doctor who practices in Pittsburgh, PA. She is 64 years old and has been practicing for 42 years. Swarna Varma is affiliated with Canonsburg General Hospital, Jefferson Regional Medical Center, Saint Clair Hospital, The Washington Hospital and Ohio Valley General Hospital.

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Swarna Varma's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    FAIR
  • Office environment
    FAIR
  • Staff friendliness
    FAIR
  • Average wait time
    Over 45 minutes
Patient Reviews (6)
in Washington, PA |
Great Doctor. Very caring for her staff and patients. Very thorough and takes her time with the patients.
in Pittsburgh, pA |
I have already done so, with one major caveat. Dr. Varma is extremely thorough and insightful and really cares for her patients, but likes to spend time with them and always runs late as a result. So, all of her regular patients learn to call ahead of time before they leave for the appointment to find out how far behind she is running. She really should just schedule more time with each patient, even though that would mean longer to wait before getting an appointment, but....
in Uniontown, PA |
Wait time=2hrs+. Uniontown staff is polite, but make excuses for the Dr's tardiness. Waiting room is a non-climate controlled foyer! Appointments are scheduled in office but not always put in the system, resulting in a closed office when you arrive. Unable to provide patient records after 2 requests. PHG office phone staff is the rudest I have EVER encountered = blame YOU for their scheduling mistakes, accuse you of lying & offer NO apology. Dr is good, but unorganized. NOT worth the aggravation
in Bridgeville, PA |
Wait time was almost 2 hours. She prescribed several brand name meds(that I can't afford and for which I wasn't there) and said very little about my thyroid nodules. Gave me a bunch of samples and a referral for a biopsy and ordered a sleuth of blood tests for diabetes etc. I have a PCP for my diabetes and other things and just wanted to know if a biopsy was needed. Also saw 3 pharma reps come and go and felt costly medications being pushed on me. I will never go back!
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The wait was over 4 hrs.and I was told that is normal. I only saw dr for 20 min out of that time. She would ask me questions but then answer them for me. And would talk over me if I was speaking
Crafton, PA |
Does not listen to what the patient is saying. She doesn't believe the patient. Left her for primary care doctor who treated thyroid issue and I've lost 102 pounds. My primary listened and believed what I said.
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Swarna Varma's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
  •  Board certified in Diabetes, Metabolism & Endocrinology and Internal Medicine
  •  Malpractice claims in Pennsylvania not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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  • Diabetes, Metabolism & Endocrinology
  • Internal Medicine

Conditions Treated

  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Adrenal Gland Diseases
  • Adrenal Incidentaloma
  • Adrenal Insufficiency
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH)
  • Cushing's Syndrome
  • Diabetes Insipidus
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Goiter
  • Graves' Disease
  • Gynecomastia
  • Hashimoto's Disease
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypoparathyroidism
  • Hypopituitarism
  • Hyposmolality and Hyponatremia
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Kidney Disease
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Male Infertility
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Obesity
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overweight
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Pituitary Gland Cancer
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Pregestational Diabetes Mellitus
  • Proteinuria
  • Retina Diseases
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Cyst
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroiditis
  • Turner Syndrome
  • Vitamin D Deficiency

Education

  • Medical School
    Dr M.G.R. Medical University / Christian Medical College

    Graduated in 1975

  • Internship Hospital
    Hutzel Hosp-Wayne State U

    Completed in 1978

  • Residency Hospital
    Hutzel Hosp-Wayne State U

    Completed in 1980

  • Fellowship Hospital
    U Hlth Ctr Pittsburgh-Monte

    Completed in 1981

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
  • Endocrinology & Metabolism

Procedures Performed

  • Diabetes Counseling
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