Dr. Charles Balette, MD

Dr. Charles Balette, MD

Family Medicine  ·  
Male  ·  
56 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Charles Balette, MD is a family medicine specialist in Covington, LA and has been practicing for 31 years. He specializes in family medicine.

Northshore Family Medicine

1119 S Tyler St

Covington, LA 70433
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Health Net
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana

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Dr. Balette's Experience

Dr. Balette's 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
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

1  Specialties

  • Family Medicine

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Balette does not have any board certifications listed.

165  Conditions Treated


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23  Procedures

  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Care Coordination for Complex Conditions and Procedures
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
  • Hepatitis A Screening
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Herpes Simplex Screening
  • HIV Screening
  • Immunization
  • Liver Function Test
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Pap Smear
  • Prostate Cancer Screening
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Rh Incompatibility Screening
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Thyroid Screening

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Louisiana.

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.


  • Baylor University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1983
  • Autonomous University of Guadalajara / Faculty of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1987
  • Hosp Genl del Estado
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Niagara Falls Mem Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Balette has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Balette has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Balette's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Balette to family and friends
26 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (26)

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  • 3
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Dr. Balette'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)

I’ve been to a few doctors in my years and must say Dr Balette is one of the best if not the best I’ve seen. He has a great bedside manner, he explains everything thoroughly. Maybe he could show some of these young cocky or old and cocky physicians how it’s done. Dr have become so busy being part...more
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Dr. Balette may be the most knowledgeable family practitioner to whom I'm ever gone. He stays abreast of the latest medical research and has provided an astonishing wealth of information on various conditions. To be honest, I'm in awe of him, and I highly recommend him. Additionally, his office...more
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Finding Dr. Balette in a Google search for a Dr when I moved to this area was one of the best things that ever happened to my health. I transferred my records to him and he treated me with respect, taking time to look at past test results before ordering more or just dismissing my concerns. He...more
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I would never recommend this doctor to anyone, not even an enemy. Very dismissive, did not address my concerns, belittled me, tricked me into having my father in the room (to try and force me on anti-depressants), and the nail in the coffin was when he tried to claim my "improved" attitude through...more
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Dr. Balette has cared for members of my family for years. He was the first to correctly diagnose my heart disease, and is probably , to a large extent, responsible for me being alive. He takes whatever time is necessary to explain each medical issue to us, and seems to truly care that we...more
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