Dr. Varinder Kumar, MD

RheumatologyMaleAge 43

Dr. Varinder Kumar, MD is a Rheumatology Specialist in Melbourne, FL. Dr. Kumar has more experience with Osteoporosis & Screening and Arthritis & Arthropathy than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Danbury Hospital and Saint Francis Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Kumar to book an appointment.

Dr. Kumar
8725 N Wickham Rd Ste 301 Melbourne, FL 32940
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Kumar

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Kumar treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Kumar treats other conditions, please contact the office at (321) 434-9574.

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

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Treatments
Dr. Kumar
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Osteoporosis
Osteopenia
Osteoporosis Screening
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Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

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

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Treatments
Dr. Kumar
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Arthritis
Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
Osteoarthritis
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High
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Very High
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Check Dr. Kumar's experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Kumar's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Amyloidosis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Arthritis
  • Behçet's Disease
  • Bone Density Scan
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) Scan
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Familial Mediterranean Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Goodpasture's Disease
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Henoch–Schönlein Purpura (HSP)
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Fluid Test
  • Joint Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • 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
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Quantitative Sensory Test (QST)
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spondylitis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Ultrasound, Musculoskeletal
  • Vasculitis
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

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(321) 434-9574

Dr. Kumar accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
CoreSource
EmblemHealth
Emblem Health
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Florida Blue
Golden Rule
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
Health First Health Plans
Health Net
Humana
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
Oxford Health Plans
POMCO Group
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare

Dr. Kumar's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kumar

4.2

Based on 26 ratings

5 Stars
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1 Star
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What went well
  • Appointment scheduling (13)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (13)
  • Explained conditions well (13)
What could be improved
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (3)
  • Appointment was rushed (2)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (2)
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Excellent consultation, information and 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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Christine Barker – Apr 29, 2021
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Dr. Kumar is an exceptional physician! I am so grateful to him and his staff for the help they're providing me. I have been to numerous rheumatologists in the Northeast and FL and he, above all, has helped me the most in only 3 visits. I look forward to my return to much better health under his kind and expert care. Thank 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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Annette – Mar 13, 2021
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Dr. Kumar reviewed how I was doing and checked my ability to move hands and such. He was pleased that I let him know the treatment he prescribed was working so well and he called for a follow up in March 2021 with prior Blood Work
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Leslie R Manns – Dec 09, 2020
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My regular doctor referred me to Dr. Kumar as my hip was hurting really bad, I couldn't even walk. Dr. Kumar gave injection and my pain is completely gone. i can do my all my normal stuff. Thank you very much. Great bedside manners too. Would highly recommend.
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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Steven – Jun 25, 2020
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Extremely knowledgeable, professional and down to earth.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • 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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Apr 15, 2020
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Dr. Kumar probably saved my life. I went to see him for my arthritis, and while examining me for that, he noticed a sound in my lungs that he did not like, and ordered a chest X-ray. It has turned out to be lung cancer. Prior to seeing Dr Kumar, I had seen 2 other physicians in the same month, my primary care and a hematologist, both of whom missed the sound in my lung . Dr Kumar is treating me for PMR, and he has been excellent in his care. I highly recommend Dr. Kumar.
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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Dec 11, 2019
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Skip to content Using Gmail with screen readers kumar Dr. Kumar review Inbox x My husband and I have nothing but praise for Dr. Kumar. He is professional, compassionate, and has a wealth of knowledge. He is not only a board certified rheumatologist, but he is also certified as an internist. I have never felt rushed with Dr. Kumar. He takes his time listening to his patients and explains his diagnosis and the treatment in terms which lay persons can understand. Based on my symptoms, he immediately diagnosed my condition. We would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a fantastic doctor- one who goes above and beyond and takes a personal interest in the well being of his patients.
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
4 people found this helpful
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Erik – Sep 19, 2019
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I would give ZERO stars if it allowed! I tried to get into see Dr. Kumar for many weeks. I was told by his staff he needed my entire medical work up from my primary care physician. After sending all the documents including photos documenting my symptoms, I received a phone call stating he has declined to see me. I am shocked and saddened that a physician who took an oath to help people will turn them away when they are suffering.
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What could be improved
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Aug 14, 2019
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Dr. Kumar DENIED my referral to see him. When I asked if there was something missing from the referral, the office staff said no, he just doesn't think it's something he can treat right now. Are you kidding me? I have been seeing a rheumatologist since 2012 and need a new one close to my new house. I am in shock that a doctor would REFUSE to see a patient that is in need. Not sure why you went into the medical field to help patients if you're refusing them.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Jul 12, 2019
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My husband and I have been going to Dr. Kumar for about a year now we both think he is the best Doctor we have ever seen ,He is very thorough in his examinations , takes his time with each of us , He has done more to help me with my arthritis than any other Doctor I have seen. Always listens and treats us with respect. There isn't enough good things I can say about him and his staff , Thank you for being our Dr.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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May 09, 2019
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Kind, caring, easy to talk to. Has really helped me with my pain.
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What could be improved
No results
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May 07, 2019
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Dr. Kumar is down to earth and a great Dr. He spends time with you and he don't feel like your being rushed. He has a great bedside manner. I would highly recommend him to anyone.
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No results
What could be improved
No results
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May 04, 2019
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DR.KUMAR saved my life I could not take a step without pain including my hands he found out what I needed and now I am on my way to recovery. thank you DR. KUMAR
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No results
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No results
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May 03, 2019
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Very pleased and impressed with Dr. Kumar's care. I recently moved to Florida and was nervous about finding a good rheumatologist. I am so happy to have found him. He had reviewed all of my medical records and knew everything about my medicines and problems before walking in to see me. His office staff is great too. I have recommended Dr. Kumar to all my friends and family.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Apr 22, 2019
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Dr. Kumar does not care. He did not bother to look at lab results and was completely disinterested in discussing symptoms or treatment. Quick to dismiss and simply throw a label on your illness and write a script without discussion for options or current medications.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Apr 11, 2019
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Dr Kumar is very knowledgeable and caring doctor. Highly recommend.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • 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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Eileen in Melbourne – Nov 14, 2018
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This dr actually listens and cares! He spent time with me and was so nice! I wld recommend him in a heartbeat! He’s EXCELLENT!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Aug 22, 2018
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Excellent rheumatologist. My wife was suffering for more than 6 months. He diagnosed her condition right away and prescribed the medicine. She feels so much better. God bless him.
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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Bill T. in Palm Bay – May 26, 2018
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My experience was very disappointing after my first appointment i had notify the clinic about getting there 10min late to my appointment after traveling from Kissimmee and they didnt attended me, then because i had cancel my appointment 2hours prior i called to reschedule my appointment and the receptionist (rude) notify me that Dr Kumar had told her not to do it. For me that shows no professionalism to clients and the lack of concern for other people health specially Rheumatoid Arthritis.
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Alberto Mojica in Kissimmee Florida – Apr 13, 2018
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One if the best physicians I have ever had. Very kind...caring...good listener and has excellent bedside manner. He is very intelligent has a fine education. He is very knowledgeable about many medical issues in addition to his speciality.
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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Constance M. Norton in Avon – Feb 20, 2018
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Care Philosophy

At our Rheumatology office, We understand how arthritis and rheumatic conditions can affect patient's lives. We are fully dedicated to making a difference...Read more

Biography

Varinder Kumar, MD is a board-certified physician specializing in rheumatology.

Dr. Kumar is board-certified in Rheumatology, board certified...
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Specialties

  • Rheumatology
  • Hospice & Palliative Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Hospice Care and Palliative Medicine
  • Rheumatology

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Varinder Kumar, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Kumar has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Varinder Kumar, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Varinder Kumar, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Kumar frequently treats Osteoporosis & Screening and Arthritis & Arthropathy. See all practice areas where Dr. Kumar specializes.

Where is Dr. Varinder Kumar, MD's office located?

Dr. Kumar's office is located at 8725 N Wickham Rd Ste 301, Melbourne, FL 32940. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Practice

8725 N Wickham Rd Ste 301 Melbourne, FL 32940
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Affiliated Hospitals

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

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Danbury Hospital

Danbury, CT

71% Patient Experience Rating, 2% higher than the national average

Saint Francis Hospital

Hartford, CT

77% Patient Experience Rating, 8% higher than the national average

7 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019)

Viera Hospital

Melbourne, FL

87% Patient Experience Rating, 18% higher than the national average

5 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)