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About Dr. Rafael Vargas

Dr. Rafael Vargas, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Modesto, CA. He has 35 years of experience. His specialties include Diagnostic Radiology and Radiology. Dr. Vargas is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Los Banos and Doctors Medical Center. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

2 Ratings with 1 Comment

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Rafael Vargas is Good. Dr. Rafael Vargas has been rated by 2 patients. From those 2 patients 1 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Rafael Vargas is 3.0 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Sutter Gould Medical Foundation

600 Coffee Rd
Modesto, CA 95355
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Dr. Rafael Vargas has the following 2 specialties

  • Diagnostic Radiology

    Radiologists help doctors get a closer look at what’s happening inside your body. If your primary care doctor wants to investigate your symptoms further, they may refer you to a radiologist to get an ultrasound or x-ray. Some radiologists specialize in mammography and breast imaging, which is who you see when you need a mammogram. A Radiologist can also determine if bones are broken or fractured after any kind of accident.
    Radiologists are trained to perform MRIs and CT scans, both of which are used to determine the presence of diseases or disorders and help your doctor properly diagnose you. They can detect anything from tumors, bleeding and infections to bone and muscle disorders.

  • Radiology

    A radiologist is a physician who specializes in the use of medical imaging to diagnose and treat illnesses or injuries in patients.
    The different types of medical imaging are X-ray, computed tomography (CT) scans, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), ultrasound, and nuclear medicine.
    Radiologists are experts in these different types of tests and can advise a primary care doctor on which test is most appropriate in a specific case. These doctors also assist primary care doctors in analyzing the images produced by these tests in order to determine next steps necessary for treatment.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Rafael Vargas has the following 77 expertise

  • Lipid Disorders
  • PMS (Premenstrual Syndrome)
  • Nasal Allergy (Rhinitis)
  • Diabetes
  • Breast Cancer
  • Kidney Stones (Kidney Calculi)
  • Bone marrow inflammation (Osteomyelitis)
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Metastatic Breast Cancer
  • Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD)
  • Hay Fever (Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis)
  • Heart Failure
  • Heartburn
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)
  • Debridement
  • Shingles (Herpes Zoster)
  • Occupational Medicine
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Melanoma
  • Menopause
  • Vertigo
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Urinary Tract Infections (UTI)
  • Sports Medicine
  • Sinus Infection (Sinusitis)
  • Acne (Acne Vulgaris)
  • Endocrinology
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Sciatica
  • Respiratory Disorders
  • Pneumonia
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Hepatitis
  • MRI
  • Eating Disorders
  • Multiple Myeloma (Cancer of Plasma Cells)
  • Parathyroid Diseases
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Psoriasis
  • Impotence (Vasculogenic Impotence)
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica
  • Bursitis / Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Depression
  • Drug Allergy
  • Scoliosis
  • Gout
  • Lymphoma
  • PET Scan
  • X-Ray
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Endometriosis
  • Anemia
  • STD (Sexually Transmitted Diseases)
  • CT Scan
  • Osteoporosis
  • Mood Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Malnutrition
  • Sports Injuries
  • Stroke
  • Dizziness
  • Lymphedema
  • Tinnitus
  • Rheumatology
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Obesity
  • Apnea
  • Arthritis
  • Down Syndrome
  • Colitis
  • Ultrasound
  • Emphysema
  • Blood Disorders
  • Tuberculosis

Dr. Rafael Vargas has 1 board certified specialty

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Board Certifications

Dr. Rafael Vargas is Board Certified in 1 specialty

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Worst "doctor" I have ever visited. Doesn't care about his patients at all.

This is by FAR the worst doctor you can ever go to. I went to this joke with an MRI that was done a month ago and it clearly states in the MRI that I have multiple disc issues, including herniation. He said that due to me telling him that him prescribing me ibuprofen instead of a stronger painkiller makes me an addict. He shouldn't even be called a "Doctor". Sorry to bust your bubble but not everyone in serious pain and can't function day to day with their pain is an addict. He even started yelling and raising his voice. Waste of time spent which I'll never get back and glad I found a REAL doctor to fulfill my medication needs due to my problem. STAY AWAY FROM THIS "DOCTOR". Very mean and unprofessional. He would probably do better mowing lawns.

Wait time
56 minutes
Easy Appointment
Friendly Staff
Accurate Diagnosis
Bedside Manner
Spends Time with Me
Appropriate Follow-up
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  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Vargas is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

    35 Years Experience

  • Stanford University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1983

  • St Mary Nazareth Hospital Center


  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Rafael Vargas accepts the following insurance providers.

  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross California
    • Blue Cross CA Select Plus HMO
  • Blue Shield California
    • Blue Shield CA Access Plus HMO
    • Blue Shield CA Platinum Access+ HMO 25
  • Health Net
    • Health Net CA HMO Employer Group
    • Health Net CA Individual and Family PPO
    • Health Net CA PPO
  • Multiplan
    • PHCS PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Options PPO

Locations & Directions

Sutter Gould Medical Foundation, 600 Coffee Rd, Modesto, CA
Uploaded January 1, 2012


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