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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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Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance - DFW ConnectedCare
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 - Great West Open Access PPO-Open Access
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Cigna - Great West PPO
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Cigna - Open Access Plus
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Cigna - 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 Railroad - Medicare Railroad
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Medicare - Traditional Medicare
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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 - BSW Preferred EPO Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO - Large Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO Network - Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred PPO Network
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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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Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Individual/Family
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Scott & White Health Plan - ERS BSW Preferred HMO Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network - Large Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Group
Accepts New Patients
Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Individual/Family
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Scott & White Health Plan - McLane Group Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Network-Group
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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 - TRS - Active Care Participants Network
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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
Accepts New Patients
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
Accepts New Patients
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
  • Medical School: Ut Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, Tx (1997)
  • Education: University of Texas Southwestern Medical School (1997)
  • Residency: Family Practice, University of Kansas Medical Center (2000)
  • Internship: Family Practice, University of Kansas Medical Center (1998)
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 May 11, 2020, Melinda Bautista Balarbar, MD  has reported no outside relationship with Industry that is applicable to this listing.

Reviews(231)
Overall: 4.8*
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May 11, 2020
I felt comfortable and cared for.
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May 9, 2020
my worries were taken care of. doctors were thorough
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May 7, 2020
Dr Balabar is a very in demand Md because she is a very caring Dr so she has many patients, but she saw me this week for a pre-op and got an appointment right away.Thanks
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Mar 20, 2020
Dr. Balarbar is wonderful.
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Mar 18, 2020
I have been seeing my Dr... for about 20 years.... She is the best!
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Mar 17, 2020
quick appointment. provider listened and provided quick assessment and diagnosis
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Mar 13, 2020
I love working with Dr. Balarbar and scheduling appointments/wait times have gotten better.
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Mar 12, 2020
Dr. Balarbar is very caring and wonderful. she always listens.
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Mar 7, 2020
She was very thorough and took the time to listen. She also looked at the whole picture and made recommendations. I have already recommended her to others.
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Mar 5, 2020
she has been my care provider for 20 years.
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Feb 26, 2020
The best!
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Feb 25, 2020
good at listening and gives valuable feedback
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Feb 20, 2020
Easy to talk to and very knowledgeable.
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Feb 19, 2020
I absolutely love Dr Balarbar, I always feel she give me great quality care and she genuinely cares.
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Feb 19, 2020
Dr Balabar is very nice and professional
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Feb 18, 2020
great doctor, thanks very much
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Feb 15, 2020
dr Balibar and staff are always excellent that is why it is so tough to get an appointment very happy with my experience. thank you BSW team
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Feb 14, 2020
A wonderful and compassionate doctor who is truly an advocate for me.
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Feb 12, 2020
I was very impressed with the care and concern I received from this provider.
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Feb 12, 2020
took time and listened to me. offered options on care. Friendly and professional.
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Feb 12, 2020
great experience overall and will continue to see Dr. Balarbar at BSW
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Feb 8, 2020
after my visit with Melinda, I switched to her as my primary. made me feel very comfortable.
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Feb 7, 2020
dr balarbar and her staff were awesome. I feel well taken care of
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Feb 6, 2020
this was the first time I was treated by Dr Balabar, she was excellent. great bedside manner, she listened, did not rush me. The staff working with het were excellent too.
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Feb 5, 2020
Dr Balarbar took her time and was very professional
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Feb 2, 2020
Dr Balarbar and her staff are Always extremely courteous, respectful and professional. She is the Best Doctor Ever
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Feb 2, 2020
Dr. Balarbar is an excellent physician.
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Feb 1, 2020
Dr. Balarbar provides excellent care, has been my PCP for years, includes me in deciding on course of treatment, and she doesn't over treat. She truly listens to my concerns and questions.
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Jan 8, 2020
Dr. Balarbar and her staff are a refreshing change to most providers I have seen. She is truly interested in your life and health. Excellent physician!
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Jan 7, 2020
I have been seeing Dr. Balarbar for years. I trust her completely & always feel like she really tries to give me the best care possible.
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Jan 6, 2020
Dr. Balarbar is very has a great bedside manner & caring.
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Jan 3, 2020
Dr. Balarbar really takes the time to listen to any and all concerns I may have. It never feels like she is rushing me through the visit to get to her next appointment.
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Dec 31, 2019
I always have a wonderful experience coming to this care provider. Dr. Balarbar is a great listener and shows that she cares about her patients.
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Dec 26, 2019
great doctor. very cooperative and understanding.
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Dec 20, 2019
been going for years. Always simple no hassle and well informed
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Dec 17, 2019
After seeing Dr Balabar for over 5 years I have always been very satisfied. Almost two years ago I moved 60 miles away and I still see her as my primary doctor.
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Dec 17, 2019
I have never had a bad experience
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Dec 17, 2019
Dr Balarbar listened to my problem, asked questions,and added an item to my blood work.After getting the results she prescribed a medication that has helped. Also provided me with names of specialists to consult with.
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Dec 16, 2019
I love this place. You feel very well cared for when you leave. I recommend it to my friends on a regular basis.
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Dec 16, 2019
Dr. Balarbar was very generous with her time. I wasn't rushed. She addressed and answered all my questions. I feel we have a very comfortable doctor-patient relationship.
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Dec 15, 2019
she is so nice and listen to my problems and gave the confidence that i got a good Doctor.
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