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Melinda Bautista Balarbar, MD
Family Medicine
Accepts New Patients
portal
About
Treating the entire family of all ages, and sports medicine. I am married with three children, enjoy piano, outside sports and family time. Dr. Balarbar takes appointments all day on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesday mornings and Thursdays mornings.

LanguagesEnglish, Spanish
Ages SeenInfants and Toddlers (ages 0-2), Children (ages 3-11), Adolescents (ages 12-18), Adults, Geriatrics, Newborns (0-28 days)
Hospital Affiliations
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Grapevine
Insurance Accepted
*Accepted plans and benefits may vary by location.
INSURANCE PLAN
ACCEPTS NEW PATIENTS
Aetna - HMO
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Aetna - Open Access Elect Choice
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Aetna - Open Access HMO
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Aetna - Open Access Managed Choice
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Aetna - QPOS
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Aetna - US Access
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Bronze
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Gold
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Silver
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Choice Plus
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Choice PPO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Essentials
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Federal Select PPO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage - EFH Retirees
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage - Oncor
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Cigna - CAC Plan
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Cigna - Open Access Plus
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Cigna - PPO
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Cigna - Great West Open Access PPO-Open Access
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Cigna - Great West PPO
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First Health - First Health PPO
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Healthscope - DART ACO
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Healthscope - DART ACO Flex
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HealthSmart - HealthSmart PPO
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HealthSmart - HealthSmart Preferred Care EPO
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HealthSmart - HealthSmart Preferred Care GEPO
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Humana - ChoiceCare Preferred Network
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Humana - Commercial PPO Plans
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Humana - Medicare Advantage Plans
Imagine Health - EPN
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Medicaid - Traditional Medicaid
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Medicare - Traditional Medicare
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Medicare Railroad - Medicare Railroad
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Oscar Health - Classic Bronze
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Oscar Health - Classic Gold
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Oscar Health - Classic Silver
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Oscar Health - Saver Silver
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Oscar Health - Simple Bronze
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Oscar Health - Simple Secure
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Oscar Health - Simple Silver
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PHCS Network - Beech Street of Texas PPO
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PHCS Network - Private Health Care System PPO
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Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Group-ORX Broad
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Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Individual/Family-ORX Broad
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Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network - Large Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Network-Group-ORX Broad
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Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Group-ORX Broad
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Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Individual/Family-ORX Broad
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Scott & White Health Plan - Cigna PPO Network - Out-of-Area Member Plan
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Scott & White Health Plan - Texas Statewide PPO
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Scott & White Health Plan - PHCS/OPTUM - PPO Network - Out-of-Area Member Plan
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Scott & White Health Plan - 2018 SeniorCare (Cost) Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - McLane Group Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO Network-ORX Broad
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred PPO Network-ORX Broad
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred EPO Network-ORX Broad
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO - Large Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - ERS BSW Preferred HMO Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - TRS - Active Care Participants Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - 2018 Vital Traditions Medicare Advantage Network (HMO)
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Scott & White Health Plan - SeniorCare Advantage HMO
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Scott & White Health Plan - SeniorCare Advantage PPO
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - PPO & HSA
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - SEQA & EQA
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Superior - Ambetter Balance Care - Silver
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Superior - Ambetter Essential Care - Bronze
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Superior - Ambetter Secure Care - Gold
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UnitedHealth - Charter EPO
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UnitedHealth - Charter HMO
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UnitedHealth - Charter POS
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UnitedHealth - Choice +HMO
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UnitedHealth - Choice EPO
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UnitedHealth - Choice HMO
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UnitedHealth - Choice Plus POS
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UnitedHealth - Core Choice Plus POS
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UnitedHealth - Core EPO
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UnitedHealth - Core HMO
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UnitedHealth - Navigate EPO
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UnitedHealth - Navigate HMO
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UnitedHealth - Navigate POS
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UnitedHealth - Nexus ACO OA
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UnitedHealth - NexusACO R
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UnitedHealth - PPO
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UnitedHealth - Select EPO
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UnitedHealth - Select HMO
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UnitedHealth - Select Plus POS
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Insurance listings are subject to change without prior notice.Please call the physician's office or health plan to verify coverage information prior to scheduling your visit or procedure. PPO Network Agreements include participating Employers and/or Administrator only. Not all members participating in contracted networks have in network access. Networks include Beech Street, HealthSmart, PHCS and texas True Choice. In network participation is updated on a monthly basis by the network.
Background
Education
  • Residency: Family Practice, University Of Kansas Medical Center (2000)
  • Internship: Family Practice, University Of Kansas Medical Center (1998)
  • Medical School: Ut Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, Tx (1997)
Certifications
  • Family Medicine - American Board of Family Medicine
Industry Relationships

Baylor Scott & White Health’s vision is to be the most trusted name in giving and receiving safe, quality, compassionate healthcare. As part of that vision, Baylor Scott & White Health is committed to dealing honestly, fairly and with integrity in all matters to provide exemplary patient care, broaden medical knowledge, train the next generation of physicians and support outside relationships that promise public benefit.To that end, Baylor Scott & White Health physicians may collaborate with health care industry partners such as pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device companies(collectively referred to as Industry) to help develop medical breakthroughs, or provide medical expertise or education.To promote professional and commercial integrity in such matters, physicians who are employed, contracted for administrative duties or performing research with Baylor Scott & White Health seek advanced approval for certain new Industry relationships, and report their Industry relationships and activities to the Office of Corporate Compliance annually for review.

Baylor Scott & White Health publicly discloses reported payments to these physicians and their immediate family members of $5,000 or more from Industry companies with which the physicians interact as part of their professional activities.The information on this website may differ somewhat from information on other publicly available databases due to different reporting periods, definitions, or reporting requirements.Patients may visit CMS’ Open Payments Database for more information, and should feel free to speak with their physician about relationships with Industry.

As of Mar 4, 2019, Melinda Bautista Balarbar, MD  has reported no outside relationship with Industry that is applicable to this listing.

Reviews(151)
Overall: 4.7*
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Apr 9, 2019
I have been going to Dr. Balarbar for 18 years. She is sensitive, fair, thorough, but not overzealous, and very knowledgeable. I have always felt comfortable with her.
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Apr 8, 2019
Very professional and friendly. Took plenty of time to go over any concern.
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Apr 6, 2019
Good listener & communicator. Trust her care.
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Apr 6, 2019
dr Balardar was so great and attentive. I was looking for a local pcp since I am new to the area. I think I have found a good one. yea!
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Apr 3, 2019
Dr. Balarbar listens what I concern and cares.She is great!
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Mar 22, 2019
This provider CARES about me.
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Mar 14, 2019
Dr. Balabar always listens to my concerns and discusses various treatment options with me in a very caring way.
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Mar 7, 2019
Dr. Balarbar was very patient and compassionate with me as I was very emotional about weight gain, menopause, lower back pain and tiredness. She recommended several treatments and helpful suggestions!
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Mar 5, 2019
Dr Balibar is an Oustanding Dr.... she spends quality time with her patients, I really appreciate her attention to my care.
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Mar 5, 2019
Dr. Balarbar was very friendly and knowledgeable. I felt comfortable talking to her about my concerns.
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Feb 27, 2019
Love Dr. Balarbar! She carefully assesses my medicines I\'m taking and all my medical needs. She is so friendly and always asks how I\'m doing and what\'s new in my life. She makes doctor visits most comfortable.
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Feb 27, 2019
very helpful and knowledgeable
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Feb 26, 2019
very friendly, and shows interest in her patients.
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Feb 25, 2019
Dr. Bularbar is wonderful. She listens to all your questions and concerns. The best family care dr I have ever had.
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Feb 21, 2019
she has been my Dr. for 15 years. I drive 1.5 hours to see her.
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Feb 21, 2019
Dr Balarbar has been my doctor for years. She listens very closely to what I have to say and I highly trust and respect her judgement! She has an easy with patience that I rarely see in doctors. My husband and I are both very pleased to have her as our doctor!
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Feb 20, 2019
Dr Balarbar is a compassionate physician. She is excellent clinically while taking the time to hear the whole story. I value her care.
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Feb 13, 2019
I trust Dr. Balarbar and would recommend her.
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Feb 7, 2019
Dr. Balabar is wonderful. She always answers all my questions and is never in a rush. I feel like when she is with me, I am her no. 1 concern.
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Feb 2, 2019
I am always impressed with the staff, nurses and doctors in this office; they are kind, professional and caring.
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Jan 28, 2019
She is good and concerned about the patient health.
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Jan 25, 2019
Love Dr. Balarbar!
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Jan 24, 2019
just love my doctor. she is the best
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Jan 22, 2019
I always feel like Dr. Balarbar listens to understand.
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Jan 18, 2019
Dr. B was very attentive and cheerful.
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Jan 18, 2019
courteous and professional. Dr. Balarbar is the reason my family uses this clinic. We all live in the Denton area and still make the drive to Flower Mound to see her.
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Jan 16, 2019
I saw a now retired provider at this clinic for years. Had I known what I was missing with Dr Balarbar, I would have switched to her long ago. Aside from being a great dr., she\'s genuine and caring. I couldn\'t be happier with the care I receive.
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Jan 16, 2019
My experience was efficient, professional and caring.
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Jan 15, 2019
always get the professional care and attentiveness from my doctor and nursing staff
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Jan 15, 2019
always very satisfying. and helpful to my situation
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Jan 10, 2019
She was caring and professional - did not feel rushed
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Dec 31, 2018
I generally do not like doctors but am very happy with mine
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Dec 27, 2018
Helpful, courteous. friendly, caring.
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Dec 27, 2018
i received good care in less than 2 hours after my initial call. fantastic service. doctor was wonderful.
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Dec 24, 2018
Everybody is very nice to me. They all are very caring people.
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Dec 23, 2018
assistant and Dr. Balabar are the best. Both are very easy to communicate with.
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Dec 20, 2018
Always excellent, spends much time with me - never rushes. Supportive, caring. Always makes me feel like I am important to her. up to date with latest meds and treatments. She makes me happy.
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Dec 20, 2018
i waited 30 mins in the examining room for the doctor. I think this is excessive.
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Dec 19, 2018
Dr Balarbar is one of my favorite doctors as she is complete and attentive to my needs and questions. I never seemed rushed and feel I am getting her full attention. She is also personable and easy to talk to which I feel is very important to be a great doctor.
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Dec 17, 2018
Dr. Balarbar is always caring and thorough.
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Dec 16, 2018
Dr. Balarbar always takes time to listen and explain.
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Dec 15, 2018
the office seems to be well run, efficientl, friendly staff and responsive. I have recommended.
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Dec 12, 2018
Dr. Balarbar took her time to answer questions and was thorough in her examination.
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Dec 11, 2018
Dr. Balarbar is always very personable and caring with me. She is always interested in how I am doing and makes a real effort to encourage me to take care of my health. I had been with my previous physician for more than 20 years, so it was difficult to change...but I think I struck gold with Dr. Balarbar. I never feel rushed. She always takes the time to listen to my concerns and is very caring and compassionate. The world needs more docs like her for sure.
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Dec 9, 2018
Dr. Balarbar is the most amazing care provider I have ever known in my life. She listens, is never in a hurry and wants her patients to be not only healthy but happy. I cannot imagine going to anyone else!
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Dec 7, 2018
Takes time to listen to what I have to say. The Dr. also explains how she is going to treat the problem in a way that is clear and I can understand it.
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Dec 6, 2018
She listened to me, answered my questions, did her physical evaluation and gave me an appropriate RX. Consequently, I am feeling a lot better now.
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Dec 3, 2018
She is professional and easy to talk with.
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Nov 28, 2018
great experience. Dr Balabar was very thorough. I look forward to have her as my primary care physician going forward
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Nov 26, 2018
Dr Balabar is an excellent provider and I would highly recommend her!
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