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Dale E. Varner, MD

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My specialty:
Surgery: General

My provider affiliation:
Kaiser Permanente provider

I speak: English

My gender: Male

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About me

I became a medical doctor because it is so very rewarding to help people. Surgery was also appealing to me because of its physical problem-solving component. I attended medical school at UCLA and then trained in general surgery in Colorado. I also trained as an Air Force flight surgeon and I am a veteran. After seven years of community practice, I joined Colorado Permanente Medical Group in 2000. It was a breath of fresh air to realize that at Kaiser Permanente the patient is the customer and center of our work.

About my practice

My style with patients tends to be casual. I take the time to get to know you, and listen to understand your questions and concerns. I believe that as the patient, you make the decisions for your care with the help of your care team. I work as part of the multi-specialty breast care team and also as a general surgeon. Even though I’m a specialist, I firmly believe that in health care we need to keep wellness as a priority. Kaiser Permanente provides great care when you’re sick, yet our sweet spot is our work to keep you healthy.

How I thrive

I spend time volunteering to provide help for those in need and who need housing. I am a master beekeeper, which is a very centering hobby. My other activities include hiking and hunting.

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Medical groups and plans

Colorado Permanente Medical Group

General Surgery Department name
280 Exempla Circle, Lafayette, CO 80026
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  • HMO
  • Medicare Senior Advantage

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  • Appointments/Cancellations/Information
  • 303-338-4545

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My training, certifications & licensing

Medical school

University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles , CA

Board certification

General Surgery

AM BD of Surgery

To verify board certification for an individual practitioner, please visit the American Board of Medical Specialties, the American Medical Association, or the American Osteopathic Association websites.

Medical training

Internship/Residency

Surgery, General

Exempla St. Joseph Hospital
Denver , CO

Joined Permanente Medical Group

2000

Provider ID

012366
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This page was last updated on:

08/17/2019