Dr. Bala Bhat, MD

Dr. Bala Bhat, MD

Internal Medicine  ·  
Male  ·  
58 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Bala Bhat, MD is an internal medicine specialist in Arroyo Grande, CA and has been practicing for 22 years. He specializes in internal medicine and geriatric medicine.

Community Health Centers

260 Station Way Ste A

Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna

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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

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Bhat "Accessible and Comprehensive Quality Health Care Services"

2  Specialties

  • Internal Medicine
  • Geriatric Medicine

2  Board Certifications

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

261  Conditions Treated


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29  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Allergy Testing
  • Allergy Treatment
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
  • Gonorrhea Screening
  • Hepatitis A Screening
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Herpes Simplex Screening
  • HIV Screening
  • Immunization
  • Liver Function Test
  • Nail Avulsion and Excision
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Physical Examination
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Prostate Cancer Screening
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Syphilis Screening
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Wellness 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
15 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (15)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

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 Comments (5)

Couldn't ask for a better doctor
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For both appts I waited for over 45 minutes. Showed no concern about my severe stomach pain. Completely dismissed it.
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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...more
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He is very kind, thorough, takes his time with you and works long hours to meet the high demand in our community for healthcare.
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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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