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Lakeside Primary Care

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Vargas, Ricardo, MD

Affiliated with Novant Health
4.86 out of 5 | 368 reviews
Family Medicine
Novant Health Lakeside Primary Care - Locust
(704) 384-9590
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Patient Comments 87 reviews
March 19, 2022
Dr Vargas and his entire team are always there for my needs. Greatly appreciate him and all he does. I won’t go anywhere else!
-Patient in CONCORD, North Carolina

March 18, 2022
This is the very best medical group I have every been a part of. Dr. Vargas cares about his patients and give them time to talk and ask questions. Most doctors rush you in, rattle a lot of medical terms then walk out, not giving you a chance to speak. Lakeside Primary care is NOT like that. They make you comfortable and treat you like family. I cannot say enough about how wonderful this group is. Dr. Vargas is a great leader, good man, and has a giving heart!
-Patient in DENTON, North Carolina

March 04, 2022
Dr vargas is the absolute best.
-Patient in OAKBORO, North Carolina

March 04, 2022
Everybody was nice to me.
-Patient in MT PLEASANT, North Carolina

March 03, 2022
I have been going to Lakeside Family Physicans for years. Dr. Vargas is who I trust for my medical needs. He is my friend.
-Patient in Midland, North Carolina

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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

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Monday to Friday,
8 a.m to 5 p.m.
Afton, Locust
Monday to Friday,
7 a.m to 5 p.m.
Monday to Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.