Dr. Bala K. Bhat, MD

Dr. Bala K. Bhat, MD

Internal Medicine | Male | 57 years old

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Community Health Centers
260 Station Way Ste A
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420 Get Directions
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based on 14 total surveys (4 with reviews)
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in Nipomo, CA |
For both appts I waited for over 45 minutes. Showed no concern about my severe stomach pain. Completely dismissed it.
in Grover Beach, CA |
My first experience, follow-up and referrals with Dr. Bhat were all professional, considerate, well prepared and explained. I felt very comfortable with his evaluations and recommendations. His office was well run, clean and comfortable. I was truly pleased to have selected him as my primary physician.
He is very kind, thorough, takes his time with you and works long hours to meet the high demand in our community for healthcare.
in Nipomo, CA |
Dr. Bhat is a genuinely good doctor. Dr. Bhat takes his time to explain everything during the examination and also his diagnosis. The doctor has a wonderful bedside manner. You can see by the way he treats you that Dr. Bhat truly cares for his patients.
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Dr. Bhat's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Internal Medicine
  •  Board certified in Geriatric Medicine and Internal Medicine
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Internal Medicine

Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Diabetes
  • Heart Disease
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hypertension
  • Injuries

Education

  • Medical School
    Karnatak Medical College

    Graduated in 1983

  • Internship Hospital
    San Joaquin Gen

    Completed in 1994

  • Residency Hospital
    San Joaquin Gen

    Completed in 1996

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Kannada

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Specialties

  • Internal Medicine
  • Geriatric Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • Allergy Testing
  • Allergy Treatment
  • Immunization
  • Physical Examination