Dr. Wendy Vargas, MD

Dr. Wendy Vargas, MD

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Pediatric Neurology  |  
Female  |  
37 y/o
(3)

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Dr. Wendy Vargas, MD is a pediatric neurology doctor who practices in New York, NY. She is 37 years old and has been practicing for 10 years. Read her story

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1305 York Ave Fl 2

New York, NY 10021
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Choice
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Health Net
  • HealthPlus
  • HealthPlus Amerigroup
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Husky Health

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Top Care Areas

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Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
high
more than 84% of peers
Brain Disorders
normal
more than 80% of peers
Epilepsy
normal
more than 13% of peers

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Dr. Vargas' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Vargas "Dr. Wendy Vargas is an Assistant Professor in Neurology at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and an Attending Neurologist at the New York Presbyterian Hospital Columbia University Medical Center. She is board-certified in Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology. Dr. Vargas is one of a handful of pediatric neurologists with subspecialty training in multiple sclerosis and other demyelinating diseases of the central nervous system. She is the program leader for the Pediatric MS and Neuroimmunology Program at the Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Vargas sees and cares for both adults and children with MS and other related inflammatory disorders of the brain and spine. Dr. Vargas received her Bachelor of Science at Cornell University before obtaining her MD from the State University of New York Downstate College of Medicine. She completed her pediatric residency training at the Children's Hospital in Boston. Following her residency, Dr. Vargas completed a Pediatric Neurology Fellowship at the New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. She went on to complete an additional Fellowship in Multiple Sclerosis and other Demyelinating Diseases at the Weill Cornell Multiple Sclerosis Center, working with adults and children with MS and other demyelinating diseases. Her clinical interests include pediatric and adult multiple sclerosis, acute demyelinating encephalomyelitis, pediatric neuromyelitis optica, clinically isolated syndromes such as childhood optic neuritis and transverse myelitis, and other autoimmune diseases of the nervous system. * Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis * ADEM (acute demyelinating encephalomyelitis) * Transverse myelitis * Optic neuritis * Clinically isolated syndrome * Neuromyelitis optica * Autoimmune encephalitis * Anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis * Sydenham's Chorea * Opsoclonus Myoclonus Syndrome * CNS Vasculitis * CNS Lupus"

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Vargas "We are committed to delivering the best care and an exceptional patient experience. We are devoted to providing services that are patient-centered and compassionate, and care for you as a person. "
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Specialties

  • Pediatric Neurology
  • Neurology
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Board Certifications

  • Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*
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Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Ataxia
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chorea (Excluding Huntington's Chorea)
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Confusion
  • Demyelinating Diseases
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Febrile Convulsion
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Multiple Sclerosis, Pediatric
  • Myoclonus
  • Nystagmus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Rasmussen's Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spina Bifida
  • Syncope
  • Tic Disorders
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia

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Procedures

  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

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.

Education

  • Cornell Univ
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2002
  • SUNY Downstate Medical Center
    Medical School | Graduated 2007
  • Boston Combined Residency In Pediatrics
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2008
  • Children's Hospital Boston/ Boston Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2008
  • Boston Combined Residency In Pediatrics
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2009
  • Children's Hospital Boston/ Boston Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2009
  • New York Presbyterian Cornell University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2014
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell Med Ctr
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2012

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Vargas has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Vargas' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Vargas to family and friends
4.7
based on 3 total reviews
Dr. Vargas' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Vargas accepts 27 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
    Medicaid
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • CareOregon
    Medicaid
  • CareSource
    Medicaid
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Community Health Choice
    Medicaid
  • EmblemHealth
    Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
  • Health Net
    Medicaid
  • HealthPlus
    Medicaid
  • HealthPlus Amerigroup
    Medicaid
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
    Medicaid
  • Husky Health
    Medicaid
  • inHealth
    Medicaid
  • INTotal Health
    Medicaid
  • Medica
    Medicaid
  • Medicaid
  • Midwest Health Plan
    Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
    Medicaid
  • MVP Health Care
    MVP Health Care PPO
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan
  • Peach State Health Plan
    Medicaid
  • Simply Healthcare Plans
    Medicaid
  • Staywell (Wellcare)
    Medicaid
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Medicaid
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
  • Wellcare of Georgia
    Medicaid

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