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Varun Rimmalapudi, MD
Varun Rimmalapudi, MD is a Gulf Coast pain specialist with the Gulf Coast Pain Institute.
Dr. Rimmalapudi (Rimmy) was born and raised in southern India. After completing medical school, he moved to the US to pursue postgraduate training. He has extensive training in Interventional Spine care including two years of General Surgical training and three years of residency in Anesthesiology completed at the University of Florida in Jacksonville. He subsequently completed an ACGME accredited fellowship in Pain Medicine at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque and an Advanced Spine Interventional fellowship at the Texas Spine and Joint Hospital in Tyler, Texas.
Dr. Rimmy is a member of several national and international societies including the Spine Intervention Society (SIS), American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP), has presented at several national meetings and has authored book chapters and articles in peer-reviewed journals.
He strongly believes that every patient encounter can be a life-changing event for the patient and strives to treat every patient and their family like he wishes to be treated if he were in their shoes. He enjoys meeting people across cultures and learning new things about them. He is an avid traveler and has visited several countries including Kenya. He also enjoys camping with his wife and has hiked in several national parks across the country.
Jan 2007: Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), N.T.R University of Health Sciences, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh
Member – AMERICAN SOCIETY OF ANESTHESIOLOGISTS – 2012 to Present
Member – FLORIDA SOCIETY OF ANESTHESIOLOGISTS – 2012 to Present
Member – AMERICAN SOCIETY OF INTERVENTIONAL PAIN PHYSICIANS – 2013 to Present
Member – SPINE INTERVENTION SOCIETY – 2015 to Present
Member – International Association for Study of Pain – 2015 to Present
Member, Indian Medical Council
Member, Andhra Pradesh Medical Council
Meet your Doctor
Where did you grow up?
Where did you move from?
What made you want to be a provider?
Growing up watching my dad, a Physician himself, I understood at a very early age that the most purposeful and satisfying way to spend one’s life is to choose a profession in which you assist and support people as they fight the most personal battle of their life, against pain and disease.
What about your line of work do you find most rewarding and why?
Being able to improve the quality of someone’s life, whether it is by helping them sleep a little better or letting them play an extra round of Golf without having to bother about their back hurting them.
In your opinion, what’s the most important factor in a provider-patient relationship?
Trust and Communication are the cornerstones of any relationship including a physician patient relation.
What are your top priorities with every patient you see?
To treat them like I would want myself or my family treated.
Describe one of the top ways you ensure each patient receives the quality, personal health care he/she deserves.
Giving them the time they deserve and listening to them with a non-judgmental attitude.
What's your proudest moment as a provider?
Every time I hear a patient say that the treatment we provided added a valuable moment to their life, whether it is in improving the quality of time they spend with their family as they fight terminal cancer, in being able to go fishing or hunting with their loved ones, or even just being able to play with their kids or grandkids without the limitation of pain is an extremely proud moment for me as their Physician.
What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
Camping on the beach, hiking and running.
What can a patient expect when they have you as a provider?
My very best to treat their condition!