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Lakeside Primary Care

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Vargas, Ricardo, MD

Affiliated with Novant Health
4.87 out of 5 | 402 reviews
Family Medicine
Novant Health Lakeside Primary Care - Locust
(704) 384-9590
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Patient Comments 99 reviews
May 31, 2022
Dr Vargas is great, most of the staff doesn't seem to give a damm.
-Patient in BADIN, North Carolina

May 27, 2022
I have always been pleased with the care I've received at Dr Vargas's office. He is a very caring and concerned Dr. You are treated with individuality and most important "listened" to. No matter what the situation is. He makes you feel like family and Not a "number". He is a very family oriented man, treats each patient with respect and concern. The medical practice needs more doctors like him!!!
-Patient in CONCORD, North Carolina

May 23, 2022
DR. Vargas and his staff are a refreshing change in what has happened to the medical profession since the pandemic. Upon meeting them, I felt that after the last two years I FINALLY met someone that thought my TOTAL HEALTH was a priority, not just whether I knew how to spell C-O-V-I-D or not. It is wonderful to see that the entire medical profession has actually not gone down the tubes.
-Patient in CONCORD, North Carolina

May 21, 2022
Dr. Vargas is the best Doctor I have ever had. His staff is very attentive from the front desk to the clinic. His staff mirrors his work ethic, knowledge and personality.
-Patient in CORNELIUS, North Carolina

May 20, 2022
Dr. Ricardo Vargas and his staff have always treated us as if we were part of his family.
-Patient in CONCORD, 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.