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About Dr. Swarna S Varma

Dr. Swarna S Varma, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Pittsburgh, PA, with another office in Bridgeville, PA. Her specialties include Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism and Internal Medicine. Dr. Varma is affiliated with Ohio Valley General Hospital. She speaks English.

Rating Overview

81 Ratings with 39 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Swarna S Varma is Good. Dr. Swarna S Varma has been rated by 81 patients. From those 81 patients 39 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Swarna S Varma is 2.9 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

PITTSBURGH ENDOCRINE DIABETES ASSOCIATES

363 Vanadium Rd
Pittsburgh, PA 15243
(412) 221-4740

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PITTSBURGH ENDOCRINOLOGY & DBT

1370 Washington Pike Ste L8
Bridgeville, PA 15017
(412) 221-4740

Specialties

Dr. Swarna S Varma has the following 2 specialties

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

    An endocrinologist is a physician with extensive training in understanding, diagnosing and treating conditions related to the endocrine system. The endocrine system regulates the balance of hormones.
    Conditions of the endocrine system involve an over-abundance, or deficiency of a certain hormone. While there is a range when it comes to the amount of a hormone that is deemed normal in a human, these specialists determine whether a person's amount of hormone is indicative of a health concern. Two conditions this specialist might treat are diabetes and obesity.

  • Internal Medicine

    An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
    These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
    In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Swarna S Varma has the following 16 expertise

  • Hypopituitarism
  • Addison Disease
  • Fatigue
  • Gland Issues
  • Diabetes (Types I & II)
  • Lipid Metabolism Disorders
  • Cushing Disease
  • Adrenal Gland Diseases
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Diabetes
  • Hormones
  • Pituitary Diseases
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Diabetes Complications
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1
  • Acromegaly

Reviews

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One Star

Poor time management skills, staff does not want to be there, nor do they return calls. One staff member answered the phone "What" really professional. Too tired so when you have a 5 pm appointment and she finally comes in your room at 8:45 pm, I'm talking the office, she is often confrontational and accusatory. She could be a great MD, just tooo many down sides. I have switched.

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Dr Varma

This wonderful doctor saved my life twice and I'm not exaggerating! May have long wait to see her but she is a terrific endocrinologist and not a lot of them around. Ill definitely wait however long it takes to get the treatment need.

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One Star

Young girl at desk very rude and immature. Answers the phone with hello. Not very professional. And lots of attitude. Should not be there

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The wait time is ridiculous. Dr Varma is thorough but the waiting time is 100 times longer than the time spent with me as a patient. It is hard to appreciate her when you're blood pressure goes up and you are angry about the wait. And she is not very nice about it.

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Very dissatisfied

Should have known wait was going to be long when nurse gave us 4 page article on doctor/patient relationships to read while waiting for doc! Waited 2+ hours...doc spent 12 mins...did not listen...just ordered tests...said it was vitamins causing hyperthyroid...but there's no iodine in my vitamins!

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

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

  • Education

  • Wayne State University School Of Medicine

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Swarna S Varma accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Select
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • Coventry Health Care
    • Coventry HealthAmerica HMO
    • Coventry HealthAmerica PPO
  • Highmark BCBS
    • Highmark PPOBlue
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • UPMC Health Plan
    • UPMC PPO
    • UPMC Premium Network Plans

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