Dr. Carlos Ballestas, MD

Dr. Carlos Ballestas, MD

Family Medicine  ·  
Male  ·  
46 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Carlos Ballestas, MD is a family medicine specialist in Sunrise, FL and has been practicing for 12 years. He specializes in family medicine and geriatric medicine.Read his story

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Dr. Ballestas' Experience

Dr. Ballestas' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Family Medicine
  • Board certified in Family Practice
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Dr. Ballestas' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Ballestas "Carlos Ballestas, MD, was born in New York City but grew up in Clearwater, FL. He went to medical school at Universidad Del Norte in Barranquilla, Colombia and graduated in 1999. He completed his residency in family practice at Texas Tech University in Amarillo, Texas and did a fellowship in geriatrics after. He moved to Birmingham, Ala. in 2006 where he worked with Chilton Medical Center for two years then did a year of urgent care at American Family Care. In 2009 He moved to Dallas, Texas and he worked with a private group doing outpatient primary care. In 2011 we moved to South Florida and has worked with a Hospital Network doing primary care since. Dr. Ballestas has taken multiple courses and enjoys doing dermatology and sport medicine as part of his practice. He also applies his knowledge of geriatrics to his patient base.His wife is a Pediatric Hematologist/Oncologist. Together they have three girls and most of their family is here in Florida. With most of his activities centered on the girls, they enjoy exercising, cycling and swimming."
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2  Specialties

  • Family Medicine
  • Geriatric Medicine

1  Board Certifications

  • Family Practice
    Accredited by: American Board of Family Medicine*

152  Conditions Treated

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30  Procedures

  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Biopsy
  • Breast Exam
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
  • Gynecologic Cancer Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Immunization
  • Joint Injection
  • Mole Removal
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Pap Smear
  • Pelvic Exams
  • Physical Examination
  • Rapid Flu Test
  • Rh Incompatibility Screening
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Stitches
  • Syphilis Screening
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Urinalysis
  • Vaccination
  • Wart Removal
  • Wellness Examination

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

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.


  • Florida State University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1991
  • Universidad del Medicina
    Medical School | Graduated 1999
  • Texas Tech Univ Hlth Scis Ctr
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2002
  • Texas Technical University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2005
  • Texas Technical University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2006

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Ballestas has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Ballestas' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ballestas to family and friends
25 total reviews (6 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (25)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Ballestas' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (6)

I feel as though he rushes through the appointments. He doesn't really sit to get to know why you're here and what's going on. I will not be returning and I wouldn't recommend him to any of my friends or family . His staff is awesome though.
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He's very self absorbed and seem to not understand it's best to listen to the patient so that he can make the correct solution.
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Unfortunately I can't give him zero stars. I have a very good reason as follows. My wife wanted to meet with a different physician in Westside Primary Care facility due to an urgent medical need but ended up meeting with Dr. Ballestas. She was having high heart rate and we suspected elevated...more
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Very compassionate, good bedside manners. Happy to have him as my doctor. He is highly recommended.
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Dr. Balletsas is a very arrogant doctor no bedside manners
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