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Dr. Swarna Varma, MB

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism ·  Female · Age 66

Dr. Varma

Pittsburgh Endocrinology/Diabts

363 Vanadium Rd Ste 102 Pittsburgh, PA 15243

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Dr. Swarna Varma, MB is an endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism specialist in Pittsburgh, PA and has been practicing for 38 years. She graduated from Christian Med Coll-Madras U-Vellore in 1976 and specializes in endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism and internal medicine.


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Dr. Varma's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
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Dr. Varma treats Diabetes With Renal Manifestations more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Varma treats this condition more than 100% of her peers

Hypothyroidism
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Dr. Varma treats Hypothyroidism more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Varma treats this condition more than 100% of her peers

Diabetes Type 2
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Varma treats Diabetes Type 2 more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Varma treats this condition more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Varma's conditions and procedures:

  • 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 Counseling
  • Diabetes Insipidus
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • Female Infertility
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Goiter
  • Graves' Disease
  • Growth Hormone Deficiency
  • Gynecomastia
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • 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
  • Pheochromocytoma
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Pituitary Gland Cancer
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Retina Diseases
  • Rickets
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Cyst
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroiditis
  • Turner Syndrome
  • Vitamin D Deficiency

About Me

Biography

Dr. Swarna Varma, MB is an endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism specialist in Pittsburgh, PA and has been practicing for 38 years. She graduated from Christian Med Coll-Madras U-Vellore in 1976 and specializes in endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism and internal medicine.

Specialties

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Diabetes, Metabolism & Endocrinology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

1981
U Hlth Ctr Pittsburgh-Monte
Fellowship Hospital
1980
Hutzel Hosp-Wayne State U
Residency Hospital
1978
Hutzel Hosp-Wayne State U
Internship Hospital
1976
Christian Med Coll-Madras U-Vellore
Medical School
1981
1980
1978
1976

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Uniontown staff are so rude and loud mouthed. Appointments run 3+ hours and you sit and wait in a cold dark foyer.
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Dr. Varma spends all of our appointment time reviewing labwork. She repeats the same information at every session. She has ridiculously long wait times that can be hours after your appointment. Her office staff are standoffish and unfriendly.
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Dr Varma did absolutely nothing to help me. As a matter of fact, I got worse as a result of her taking me off supplements that are "not FDA approved". She does not listen to the patient. She does not care about the patient. She simply wants to dot her i's and cross her t's and pass our problems to someone else. She is probably one of the worst doctors I've ever seen and I will not be going back there. The one thing she was supposed to do (increase my thyrorid medication) she didn't even do!
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Great Doctor. Very caring for her staff and patients. Very thorough and takes her time with the patients.
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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....
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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
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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
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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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