Dr. Brundha Balaraman, MD

Dr. Brundha Balaraman, MD

Dermatology •  Female • Age 40

  
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Dr. Brundha Balaraman, MD is a Dermatologist in Bellaire, TX. Dr. Balaraman has more experience with Cosmetic Dermatology and Dermatologic Care than other specialists in her area. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist Hospital. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Balaraman to book an appointment.


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Derm Surgery

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Derm Surgery4747 Bellaire Blvd Ste 240 Bellaire, TX 77401
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    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 4:00pm
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  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ See hospitals

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Dr. Balaraman's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Balaraman

4.8

Based on 141 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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i like her even better the second visit
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Kathryn H. – Oct 14, 2020
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nice, quick, informative
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Long wait times
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Jordan G. – Aug 31, 2020
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She has absolutely no idea how to treat acne scars. Spent over a thousand (maybe two thousand?) dollars on laser scar treatment here only to have absolutely NO improvement...Every session, she recommended more and more lasers and always seemed to want more money. Additionally, there were constant issues with her office- her canceling appointments last minute, her rescheduling appointments, all kinds of unprofessional crap. I'm shocked at all the good reviews- I'm not even sure how it's ethical for a doctor to take so much of a person's money with zero improvement in their scarring!
What went well
No results
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Aug 21, 2020
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Just completed a lesion removal...... Nurse Kim did the numbing and I really didn't feel a thing! Dr. Balaraman was very clear about all phases of the pre-procedure and surgery. Nurse Robin also very pleasant as is the front desk lady Ember.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Anonymous – Feb 25, 2020
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Very informative and knowledgeable. I'd recommend her to anyone.
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Long wait times
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Malcolm A. – Jan 24, 2020
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The best ever!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Anonymous – Jan 23, 2020
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She took the time to listen and take biopsies on spots that had been troubling me. She and her staff were amazing!
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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No results
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Anonymous – Oct 19, 2019
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Dr. Balaraman and Kim were fantastic this morning!
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  • Appointment scheduling
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Anonymous – Oct 18, 2019
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excellent
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Diane L. – Sep 27, 2019
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Makes me feel comfortable when I am not comfortable with my body.
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Anonymous – Sep 03, 2019
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Dr. Balaraman was very thorough and informative about my skin concerns.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Anonymous – Aug 28, 2019
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Dr Balaraman was very thorough in her explanation and path forward!
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J. A. – Aug 28, 2019
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Had some rough experience with Dermatologists previously, but this was a great first experience with Dr. Balaraman. Actually looking forward to coming back for my follow-up.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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K. F. – Aug 19, 2019
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Everything was fantastic!! I have been around a while with medical issues. One of the very best Ive had!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Long wait times
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Jill M. – Aug 16, 2019
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It was good i just feel that she was on rush on the other hand she did gave a follow up :)
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Long wait times
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Anonymous – Aug 13, 2019
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Thorough skin exam and warm and inviting
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Anonymous – Aug 08, 2019
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She explained everything simply, yet clearly!
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Anonymous – Aug 02, 2019
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Wonderful Experience with the staff and Dr. Balaraman!
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
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D. A. – Jul 27, 2019
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First visit only, so waiting to see how the diagnosis and treatment prescribed pan out. However, all indications seem good - gave a clear description of her diagnosis and possible other diagnoses, as well as reasons for treatment + follow up plans.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
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Anonymous – Jul 24, 2019
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she was very sweet and very imformitve.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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(713) 903-2993

Dr. Balaraman accepts the following insurance:

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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Texas
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Balaraman

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Balaraman treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Balaraman treats other conditions, please contact the office at (713) 669-9222.

Cosmetic Dermatology

Cosmetic dermatologists diagnose and treat condition of the skin that affect appearance, such as age spots, wrinkles, unwanted hair, and acne scars.Compare with other Cosmetic Dermatology specialists.

Typically treats 67% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 6 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Acne
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Balaraman treats Acne more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Balaraman treats this condition more than 96% of their peers

Hair Loss
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Balaraman treats Hair Loss more than 86% of their peers

Dr. Balaraman treats this condition more than 86% of their peers

Skin Discoloration
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Balaraman treats Skin Discoloration more than 76% of their peers

Dr. Balaraman treats this condition more than 76% of their peers

Dermatologic Care

Dermatologists diagnose, treat and screen for conditions affecting the skin, including skin cancer, psoriasis, eczema, acne, rosacea, and hair loss.Compare with other Dermatologic Care specialists.

Typically treats 63% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 26 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Skin Infections
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Balaraman treats Skin Infections more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Balaraman treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Dermatitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Balaraman treats Dermatitis more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Balaraman treats this condition more than 96% of their peers

Acne
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Balaraman treats Acne more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Balaraman treats this condition more than 96% of their peers

Check Dr. Balaraman's experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Balaraman's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acanthosis Nigricans
  • Acne
  • Acne Surgery
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Age Spots
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Becker's Nevus
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biopsy
  • Birthmark
  • Boil
  • Botox® Injection
  • Burn Injuries
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ of Skin
  • Cellulitis
  • Dermal Filler
  • Dermatitis
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Penile Lesion
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Folliculitis
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fungal Infections
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Genital Warts
  • Hair Loss
  • Hemangioma
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hives
  • Impetigo
  • Intertrigo
  • Itchy Skin
  • Jock Itch
  • Keloid Scar
  • Lichen Planus
  • Lipomas
  • Melanoma
  • Melasma
  • Mole Removal
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Molluscum Contagiosum Infection
  • Nevus of Ota
  • Pityriasis Rosea
  • Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, or Poison Sumac Poisoning
  • Port Wine Stain
  • Psoriasis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Rash
  • Restylane® Injections
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Shaving of Skin Lesion
  • Shingles
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Cancer Removal
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Skin Infections
  • Skin Surgery
  • Skin Tag Removal
  • Spider Veins
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stretch Marks
  • Sunburn
  • Telogen Effluvium
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Varicose Veins
  • Wart Removal
  • Warts
  • Wrinkles

About Me

Care Philosophy

Brundha Balaraman, M.D. is a board-certified dermatologist specializing in advanced cosmetic and medical dermatology, with expertise in laser therapy,...Read more

Biography

Dr. Brundha Balaraman specializes in medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology.

Specialties

  • Dermatology

Board Certifications

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Houston Methodist Hospital

Houston, TX

81% Patient experience rating, 12% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020)
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