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Vargas, Ricardo, MD

Affiliated with Novant Health
4.97 out of 5 | 131 reviews
Family Medicine
Novant Health Lakeside Primary Care - Locust
(704) 384-9590
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Patient Comments 32 reviews
September 04, 2020
Very pleased with Dr. Vargas' service!
-Patient in CHARLOTTE, NC

August 31, 2020
*Dr. Vargas is a "one of a kind!" He is focused on his patients & always starts w/the heart! I could not imagine having any other physician in our community. Thank you "Novant" for having the best of the best represent you and our community.
-Patient in STANFIELD, NC

August 26, 2020
I just can't say enough good things I love about the care he gives me. I wasn't feeling well when I went for my visit and I left there feeling better and extremely cared about.
-Patient in LOCUST, NC

August 25, 2020
I think the world about Dr. Vargas and recommend him to everyone I talk to. Many of the folks I know have Dr. Vargas for a doctor and live him as much as I do. He has all the time in the world when he is with me. What a wonderful feeling, to have someone care so much to listen actively to every word you say. He explained to me how fish oil tablets will be good to lower my triglycerides and gave me a prescription. I am so excited at the possibility of lowering my triglycerides. We discussed a second blood tes in a few weeks to see how the medication is helping me. All experiences with Dr. VarGas are great experiences. I look forward to my appointments with him. Thank you Novant Health!
-Patient in ALBEMARLE, NC

August 24, 2020
I love Dr. Vargas. He takes time to listen to my concerns. He explains everything thoroughly. I have much confidence in him!
-Patient in LOCUST, NC

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Practice locations
Novant Health Lakeside Primary Care - Locust
(704) 384-9590

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Medical School:
Univ. of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

Northeast Medical Center 1997

Northeast Medical Center 1999

Board Certifications:
Family Medicine

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Ricardo Vargas, MD, says that ever since a magical Christmas in Puerto Rico as a boy when he received a doctor’s kit under the tree, he has known he wanted to be a physician. That belief was strengthened during medical school, when he recognized he had a gift of empathizing with those who are sick or hurting. Today, Dr. Vargas makes a point to practice the Golden Rule with the patients and families he serves and to treat everyone like family. He enjoys travel, sports, medical missionary work and spending time with his wife, Julie, and their three children. Dr. Vargas is fluent in Spanish.

Gender: Male
Additional Languages Spoken: Spanish