Dr. Bala Bhat, MD

Dr. Bala Bhat, MD

Internal Medicine  |  
Male  |  
57 y/o
14 reviews

Accepting new patients

Dr. Bala Bhat, MD is an internal medicine doctor who practices in Arroyo Grande, CA. He is 57 years old and has been practicing for 34 years. Dr. Bhat is affiliated with Marian Regional Medical Center, French Hospital Medical Center and Arroyo Grande Community Hospital....See Less

Community Health Centers

260 Station Way Ste A

Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Health Net
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Care Philosophy

Accessible and Comprehensive Quality Health Care Services
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Dr. Bhat's Experience

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


  • Internal Medicine
  • Geriatric Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Geriatric Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

Conditions Treated

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


  • Allergy Testing
  • Allergy Treatment
  • Immunization
  • Physical Examination

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Karnatak Medical College
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • San Joaquin Gen
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1994
  • San Joaquin Gen
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1996

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Bhat has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Kannada

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Arroyo Grande Community Hospital

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Patient Safety Excellence Award

Hospital Quality Award

Dr. Bhat is on the medical staff at our top-rated hospital.

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Dr. Bhat's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Bhat to family and friends
based on 14 total surveys (4 with reviews)
Dr. Bhat's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Reviews (4)
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 accepts 10 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
    Select PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Health Net
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

Hospitals where Dr. Bhat has admitting privileges

Arroyo Grande Community Hospital
345 S Halcyon Rd
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
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French Hospital Medical Center
1911 Johnson Ave
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Marian Regional Medical Center
1400 E Church St
Santa Maria, CA 93454
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