Dr. Carlos Ballestas, MD

Dr. Carlos Ballestas, MD

Family Medicine  ·  
Male  ·  
46 y/o

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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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What People Say About Dr. Carlos Ballestas, MD
He didn't even look at my blood tests or ask me how I was feeling (terrible side effects from new medication)! It felt like he had somewhere a lot more important to be than talking to me. A visiting supervisor came in and told me, according to my record, "thanks for being a long term patient." It...Read More
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Vicky in Tamarac, FL – Jul 25, 2018
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I met this doctor once, My first immediate impression was he is more worrying about insurance and how they pay him than the patient and whats going on with me. I had two issues and he said I can discus only one and for the other one I have to make another appointment because that's how insurance...Read More
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F N in Sunrise, FL – Jul 07, 2018
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Dr Balleatas is the best. The time that you are scheduled for that’s the time your seen. He takes his time with you he goes everything thorough. ?? ????????
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Jul 06, 2018
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he is amazing, great bedside manor, the office overall is wonderfull
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dawn allen in sunrise – Jun 29, 2018
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excellent physician and friendly office
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Andrea M in Sunrise, FL – Jun 29, 2018
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