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Melinda Bautista Balarbar, MD

Family Medicine
Accepts New Patients
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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 Plus HMO
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus 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
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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
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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
  • Medical School: Ut Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, Tx (1997)
  • Education: University of Texas Southwestern Medical School (1997)
  • Internship: Family Practice, University of Kansas Medical Center (1998)
  • Residency: Family Practice, University of Kansas Medical Center (2000)
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(360)
Overall: 4.8*
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Sep 10, 2020
She was very thorough and took her time.
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Sep 10, 2020
Dr Balarbar has always cared for my well being and continues to do so through this day
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Sep 10, 2020
outstanding!
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Sep 9, 2020
Dr. Balarbar, as always, is very caring, great listener, thorough and patience. Nurse was friendly and thorough. The lab tech took great care and had a lot of experience in drawing blood for samples. No serous bruising. Thank you!
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Sep 4, 2020
she is always easy to talk to. which is extremely important in order to receive the best care
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Sep 3, 2020
Everything was handled with great efficiency. Staff was friendly. Love Dr. Balabar
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Sep 2, 2020
Dr. Balabar is always courteous and professional. She listens to my questions and concerns. I never feel rushed.
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Sep 2, 2020
Very interested in what I had to say and my interest in maintaining my health and fitness regimen, addressed any concerns, provided evidence that she had reviewed my file before the visit and interested in continuity of care.
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Aug 31, 2020
Always a pleasant experience. Dr. Balarbar is wonderful doctor and always makes me feel better as soon as she walks into the room BEST
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Aug 31, 2020
I have been seeing Dr Balarbar for over 10 years and I love her, she makes so at ease and comfortable. I actually do recommend her often. I've always been very pleased with all staff.
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Aug 30, 2020
I love Dr. Balabar, she is caring, knowledgable, friendly - just overall great!
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Aug 28, 2020
Belinda is an incredible caring person! I love her concern and the time she takes to make sure all your questions and or concerns are answered
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Aug 26, 2020
Love, Love, Love Dr Balarbar. She's so personal and caring. She knows my whole family and is truly interested. She cares not only about our health, but each of us on a personal level as well.
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Aug 21, 2020
Dr. Balabar is a wonderful doctor. I was an apprehensive new patient with medical issues and Dr. Balabar was so kind and professional. I appreciated that she discussed lifestyle changes, but did not lecture. So happy to have found her!
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Aug 20, 2020
Dr. Balarbar is fantastic. She managed time well while still connecting with me as an individual.
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Aug 19, 2020
I have been a patient of Dr. Balarbar for long time. she is very nice doctor and cares all my concerns about health. During this well being visit, she explained some problems of my skin and heiped me to resolve it. Thank you so much for her professional care.
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Aug 13, 2020
She was excellent and remarkable!
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Aug 9, 2020
Always a positive experience
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Aug 8, 2020
Dr. Balarbar always takes time to answer questions and ensure the answers are understood.
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Aug 5, 2020
She listened to our concerns, and commented on all relevant issues. She even contradicted an issue with our previous provider, which resulted in a reduction in medication.
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Aug 4, 2020
very professional thurough
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Aug 4, 2020
love her
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Jul 31, 2020
the best -- doesn't make me feel rushed....shows true caring and compassion.
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Jul 30, 2020
She is amazing, always flexible always reply to emas. she is the BEST
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Jul 29, 2020
Great listener. fast response on referrals! Thank you!
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Jul 25, 2020
friendly made me feel comfortable
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Jul 24, 2020
Dr. Balarbar has been my primary care doctor for many years now. I just I know I can trust her for all my care and needs. her professionalism in her field is utmost on point. she also provides a very pleasant bedside manner. I am very Blessed to have such a wonderful primary care doctor. I will always stay with her until she retires! and I hope that's not anytime soon LOL. I would highly recommend her to family and friends!
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Jul 22, 2020
I sincerely hope I never have to find a different PCP. Dr. Balarbar is exceptional.
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Jul 21, 2020
Dr Balabar always listens to any concerns and makes sure that I understand the reason for what should be done. I appreciate her being able to explain what needs to be done
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Jul 21, 2020
i was very nervous as a first time patient but I really like the dr balbar she made me feel very welcome and comfortable
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Jul 21, 2020
Dr Balarbar is very attentive. She listens and try to come up with a solution that will help you as an individual patient, not a cookie cutter patient.
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Jul 17, 2020
I love Dr Balarbar because she is so approachable and takes time to go over your concerns and explain well.
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Jul 8, 2020
She listens and always has the best interest in my care.
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Jul 7, 2020
Best care provider
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Jul 4, 2020
Dr Balabar was excellent.
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Jul 3, 2020
She listened to my questions & concerns and proposed a plan to adress my concerns and answer my questions.
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Jul 3, 2020
I have been going to Dr. BALARBAR for many many years she is very professional knowledgeable and very easy to talk to the whole reception he's very courteous and professional. Dr. BALARBAR takes the time to spend time listening to your concerns and answering all your questions. I have been going to this doctors office for almost 25 years and I will never change her bedside manner is impeccable.
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Jul 3, 2020
much improved from the last visit!!
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Jul 2, 2020
the visit met my expectations.
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Jun 30, 2020
she is constantly caring & concerned about my well being & what is the right treatment for me! can't say enough nice things about her. literally trust her with my life!
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Jun 28, 2020
Dr. Balarbar is very caring and knowledgeable
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Jun 26, 2020
dr Balarbar is wonderful - kind, knowledgeable, knows your history even if you only see her once or twice a year - doesn't make you repeat, spends the time you need and explains everything very well. Caring and trustworthy !
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Jun 25, 2020
Excellent - I have confidence in Dr. Balarbar. She is truly my preferred provider.
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Jun 23, 2020
Dr. Balarbar always, always, always takes care to listen to my concerns and discuss them with her professional knowledge. I have never had a better PCP.
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Jun 17, 2020
Dr balabar is great
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Jun 16, 2020
very pleased and she was very knowledgeable and hospitable
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Jun 11, 2020
The nurse and doctor took the time to listen to my concerns - I did not feel rushed or like I was being pushed through system.
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Jun 10, 2020
Dr Balarbar is excellent. The front office, communication and related is poor.
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Jun 10, 2020
best ever
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Jun 9, 2020
she listened and seemed truly interested and involved.
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Jun 6, 2020
I have been a patient of Dr Balabar for 23 years. i have complete trust in her
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Jun 5, 2020
l like this care provider very much. They care about their patients.
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Jun 4, 2020
very pleased
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Jun 1, 2020
Dr. Balabar was great! She gave me a very thorough explanation and it made me feel at ease because she helped me understand what was going on with me.
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May 26, 2020
This was my first time seeing Dr. Balabar. She was great.
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May 23, 2020
very good
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May 22, 2020
Dr. Balarbar is awesome. I'm very satisfied on having her as my family doctor.
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May 20, 2020
It's always a nice easy appointment. Thank you.
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May 20, 2020
Dr. Balarbar showed genuine concern on my medical questions. she's the best Doctor ever!
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May 19, 2020
Dr. Balarbar is Always caring and Excellent Service!!
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May 17, 2020
Dr. Balarbar is always great! I love her!
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May 14, 2020
great doctor!
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May 13, 2020
Dr. Balabar is always great.
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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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