Swarna Varma, MB

Swarna Varma, MB

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism  |  
Female  |  
Age 65
Insurances AcceptedSave
Swarna Varma, MB is an endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism doctor who practices in Pittsburgh, PA. She is 65 years old and has been practicing for 41 years. Swarna Varma is affiliated with Ohio Valley General Hospital, Saint Clair Hospital, The Washington Hospital, Highlands Hospital, Jefferson Regional Medical Center, Canonsburg General Hospital and Uniontown Hospital.

363 Vanadium Rd Ste 102

Pittsburgh, PA 15243

Contact Information

(412) 221-4740

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UPMC

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Vitamin D Deficiency
very high
more than 99% of peers
Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
very high
more than 99% of peers
Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
very high
more than 98% of peers

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  • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
  • Endocrinology & Metabolism
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Diabetes, Metabolism & Endocrinology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of 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 Ketoacidosis
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • 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


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  • Diabetes Counseling

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Pennsylvania.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Swarna Varma has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Swarna Varma's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Swarna Varma to family and friends
based on 33 total reviews (7 with comments)
Swarna Varma's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    Over 45 minutes
Patient Comments (7)
Mc Kees Rocks, PA |
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!
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!
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 accepts 9 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Coventry Health Care
    Coventry Health America PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Community Blue PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UPMC

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Hospitals where Swarna Varma has admitting privileges

Canonsburg General Hospital
100 Medical Blvd
Canonsburg, PA 15317
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Highlands Hospital
401 E Murphy Ave
Connellsville, PA 15425
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Jefferson Regional Medical Center
565 Coal Valley Rd
Jefferson Hills, PA 15025
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Ohio Valley General Hospital
25 Heckel Rd
Mc Kees Rocks, PA 15136
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Saint Clair Hospital
1000 Bower Hill Rd
Pittsburgh, PA 15243
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The Washington Hospital
155 Wilson Ave
Washington, PA 15301
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Uniontown Hospital
500 W Berkeley St
Uniontown, PA 15401
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