Dr. Anand Balachandran, MD

CardiologyMaleAge 39

Dr. Balachandran
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Heart and Vascular Clinic, Huntsville, Alabama

333 Whitesport Dr Sw Ste 304 Huntsville, AL 35801

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(256) 799-2509

Dr. Anand Balachandran, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in Huntsville, AL. Dr. Balachandran has more experience with Cardiac Care than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Crestwood Medical Center and Highlands Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Balachandran to book an appointment.


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  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth
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  • Practices at Top Hospital
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Balachandran

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Balachandran treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Balachandran treats other conditions, please contact the office at (256) 799-2509.

Cardiac Care

Cardiac care specialists diagnose and treat general cardiac conditions such as high blood pressure, angina, and arrhythmias through procedures including cardiovascular stress tests, ablation therapy, and heart valve surgery.Compare with other Cardiac Care specialists.

Dr. Balachandran typically treats 56% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 17 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Heart Palpitations
Cardiovascular Stress Test
Hyperlipidemia
Heart Disease
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Dr. Balachandran's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Physical Examination
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Hypertension

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(256) 799-2509

Dr. Balachandran accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Dental Blue 100/200/300
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthFirst
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

Dr. Balachandran's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Balachandran

4.6

Based on 46 ratings

5 Stars
78.26086956521739%
(36)
4 Stars
15.217391304347826%
(7)
3 Stars
2.1739130434782608%
(1)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
4.3478260869565215%
(2)
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What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (43)
  • Explained conditions well (43)
  • Listened & answered questions (42)
What could be improved
  • Office environment (3)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (2)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (2)
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Poor care, very impersonal and rude. too busy and quick to just get you in and start charging your insurance.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Cady M – Oct 06, 2020
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Dr. AB has been seeing my mom for several years. He is very kind to her and patient with her questions. He wants what's best for her while keeping in mind that she is 88 years old. He is not pushy nor does he rush her appointments. Should I every need a cardiologist, Dr. AB is who I want to see!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Sep 21, 2020
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I had a tia 3weeks before my appt w Dr AB and was so nervous but Dr AB was amazing he made sure I understood what was going on and he made my husband understood also made sure I didn’t have any questions at all! He was aggressive with my treatment which I loved ! I would drive any where to come see Dr. AB!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Brandi – Aug 20, 2020
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Very Good visit. He treat us very good.
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No results
What could be improved
No results
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Indra Bhavsar – Jun 05, 2020
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Dr. Balachandran is an amazing intelligent, compassionate Doctor who is very caring of his patients and takes his time with his patients making sure both the patient and their family members understand what is going to happen. He is even equally concerned for the patient's family who come. Even in the most frightening moments of terrible decisions he puts you at ease both with your confidence in him and that you feel like he truly does care about his patients as people. Because he does, some things can't be faked. Patients and concerned family are welcomed to ask questions until they understand. The staff is amazing also especially Sherry she is amazing plus her laugh can lighten the darkest moments. I don't even mind the wait time which has rarely been over 30 min. because I know someone is needing his time like I am sure we are about to get.
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What could be improved
No results
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Amanda Burns – Jan 25, 2020
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Professional, knowledgeable, patient and caring.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Willette Coburn in Huntsville – Mar 01, 2019
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My husband and I both see Dr Balachandran (Dr AB) and are very pleased with his care. He seems to be quite knowledgeable in his specialty and has recommended creative solutions for health issues for us. We appreciate his upbeat manner, his consistent encouragement and his terrific sense of humor. We place a lot of trust is his skills.
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What could be improved
No results
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Huntsville, AL – Jan 04, 2019
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The wait time to see the doctor during appointments is far too long.
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What could be improved
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Nov 19, 2018
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Very caring cardiologist, he explains problems and procedures. The best! Nice staff too.
What went well
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Margarita in Huntsville, AL – Sep 20, 2018
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I had too long of a wait each time I’ve seen Dr. Balachandran, a hour both times.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
2 people found this helpful
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Basye Holland-Shuey – Jul 29, 2018
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Dr. Balachandran , happily known to his patients as “Dr. AB”, has been my cardiology doctor for almost two years, and he is a great doctor, that I would recommend highly . Not only is he very competent , he takes the time to talk everything over with his patients, and explains anything that the patient does not understand. I really like that I am a part of my medical decisions, and at the same time, I can trust my doctor to make wise judgements about my health care .
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Yvonne LeBuhn in Huntsville, AL – Jul 20, 2018
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Extremely kind and compassionate Physician. Provides excellent care.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Rebecca in Huntsville, AL – Jul 03, 2018
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You could not ask for a more knowledgeable, patient and sincere individual to work with you on your health care needs.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Kerry in madison – May 01, 2018
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Dr. AB takes time to talk to his patients and inform them about what is going on with their body. He is very courteous and kind. He takes his time to talk to you.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Apr 27, 2018
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Dr Balachandran is first class. He has a great personality makes you feel at ease.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Martha Wiggins in HUNTSVILLE ,AL – Apr 27, 2018
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Very professional, courteous, caring, and very knowledgeable. Listens intently to your issues, fully answers questions in terms the layman can understand. He orders required testing before reaching an appropriate diagnosis and then discusses with you his treatment plan for your illness. Never rushes the time he spends with a patient.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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John Como in Madison, AL – Apr 07, 2018
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Met Dr. Balachandran as an ER patient. He was knowledgeable, caring, patient, and thorough. I think I best describe him and his staff as running a very patient centered practice. His professionalism, attitude and demeanor are reflected in the staff.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Apr 02, 2018
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Dr Balachandran ( Dr AB) takes time to answer questions and gives understandable explanations. He is professional yet kind. His Nurse Practioner and Office Manager (Bree) are very professional and kind,too, as are everyone I’ve encountered at Dr AB’s office. Glad I discovered this physician!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Shirley in Athens, AL – Mar 31, 2018
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Dr. Balachandran was friendly and supportive. He offered a goal oriented program to improve my treatment and possibly reduce my use of medications.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Larry Augsburger in Huntsville – Mar 30, 2018
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Dr AB is excellent with his patients. Gives the most understandable explanations of condition and treatment. Uses common language and examples. Best I have encountered.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
2 people found this helpful
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John Faulds in Huntsville, AL – Mar 25, 2018
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Biography

Dr. Anand Balachandran, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in Huntsville, AL. Dr. Balachandran has more experience with Cardiac Care than other specialists...Read more

Specialties

  • Cardiology

Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine

Education

1999
Kerala
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Malayalam
  • Tamil

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Anand Balachandran, MD offer telehealth services?

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Is Dr. Anand Balachandran, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Anand Balachandran, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Balachandran frequently treats Cardiac Care. See all practice areas where Dr. Balachandran specializes.

Where is Dr. Anand Balachandran, MD's office located?

Dr. Balachandran's office is located at 333 Whitesport Dr Sw Ste 304, Huntsville, AL 35801. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Balachandran speaks Tamil, Hindi, and Malayalam. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Heart and Vascular Clinic, Huntsville, Alabama

Heart and Vascular Clinic333 Whitesport Dr Sw Ste 304 Huntsville, AL 35801
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  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Crestwood Medical Center

Huntsville, AL

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

Highlands Medical Center

Scottsboro, AL

63% Patient experience rating, 6% lower than the national average

Huntsville Hospital

Huntsville, AL

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average

  • America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery Award™ (2021, 2020, 2019)