Dr. Carmen Ballestas, MD

Dr. Carmen Ballestas, MD

Pediatric Hematology & Oncology  ·  
Female  ·  
41 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Carmen Ballestas, MD is a pediatric hematology-oncology specialist in Hollywood, FL. She specializes in pediatric hematology & oncology.Read her story

JDCH Center of Cancer and Blood Disorders

1150 N 35th Ave Ste 100

Hollywood, FL 33021
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • HealthFirst
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Memorial Healthcare System
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Ballestas performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Sickle Cell Disease
more than 83% of peers
Blood Disorders
more than 73% of peers
more than 61% of peers

Dr. Ballestas's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Ballestas' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Ballestas "I am a hematologist/oncologist at the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital. I treat children with a variety of conditions including leukemia, solid tumors, sarcomas, benign hematologic disorders, benign tumors and coagulation defects. I learned very early on in my medical training that I wanted to work caring for children. I am inspired by the way children face complex health conditions with grace, optimism and fierce resilience. In addition to patient care, I also led Joe DiMaggio's efforts to obtain accreditation as a Pediatric Cancer Program recognized by the Commission on Cancer, a program of the American College of Surgeons that recognizes cancer programs for their commitment to provide comprehensive, high-quality and multidisciplinary patient-centered care. I continue to serve as chairwoman in this position as we continue to expand and improve our services for patients. "


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1  Specialties

  • Pediatric Hematology & Oncology

2  Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
    Accredited by: American Board of Pediatrics*
  • Pediatrics
    Accredited by: American Board of Pediatrics*

48  Conditions Treated


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2  Procedures

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.


  • Universidad Del Norte
    Medical School | Graduated

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
11 total reviews

Likelihood to Recommend (11)

  • 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

    16 to 30 minutes
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