Incredible physician who managed to assuage my "medical phobias" with his articulate and forthright communication style, coupled with an authentic desire to hear me. Dr. Varma is very incisive and an empath who reads the room and people very quickly. I could tell from our introductory meeting that he's an innate caretaker, great mentor and an extremely hardworking person who excels at anything he puts his mind to.
While I am a confident 45 year old, emboldened business owner who enjoys solving personnel and operational issues without worry, in the hands of anyone, anywhere medical/dental/vision, I am reduced to a fear-filled child, who becomes lost in worries of negligent mistreatment. Being in a medical environment is upsetting due to my childhood memories of a very "bad pediatrician." It took me 3 years to work up the courage to seek treatment for my back and sciatic nerve pain due to this chronic phobia. Dr. Varma made me feel "safer" with each appointment. I carefully researched his practice, the clinic, its staff, Dr. Varma's appearance, his rapport with patients, medical knowledge base and gained more faith, trust and confidence with each appointment leading up to a very successful lower spinal fusion surgery.
I am working with a wonderful physical therapist and enjoying the challenge of recovery. About a month post-surgery, I am gaining mobility quicker than I thought I would. 5 stars is an inadequate rating for the empathic, intelligent, thoughtful and trustworthy surgeon that Dr. Varma is. I am grateful to be in his capable hands and believe my review should be shared directly with Dr. Varma.
With respect and gratitude,