Dr. Cristina Balsera, MD

Dr. Cristina Balsera, MD

Nephrology  |  
Female  |  
Age 49
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Dr. Cristina Balsera, MD is a nephrology doctor who practices in Brandon, FL. She is 49 years old and has been practicing for 22 years.

510 Vonderburg Dr Ste 208

Brandon, FL 33511

Contact Information

(813) 571-3777

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana

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Top Care Areas

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Hyperkalemia
very high
more than 99% of peers
Hypertension
very high
more than 94% of peers
Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
very high
more than 93% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Balsera "individualized patient care with focus on gaining knowledge, being proactive with preventive measures and a healthy lifestyle commitment. Typically patients with kidney problems benefit from certain medications. However, Dr.Balsera believes in the balance of the least medication that yields the most longterm health benefit."
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Specialties

  • Nephrology
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Board Certifications

  • Nephrology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
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Conditions Treated

  • Acidosis
  • Acute Kidney Failure
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Chronic Kidney Diseases
  • Congenital Polycystic Kidney Disease
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • Electrolyte Disorders
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • Gout
  • Henoch–Schönlein Purpura (HSP)
  • Hypercalcemic Nephropathy
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertension, Kidney Disease-Induced
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Kidney Disease
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Nephritis and Nephropathy
  • Nephrotic Syndrome
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Renal Hyperparathyroidism
  • Renal Osteodystrophy
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vitamin D Deficiency

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Procedures

  • Dialysis
  • Hemodialysis
  • Peritoneal Dialysis

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.

Education

  • University Of South Florida
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1988
  • University Of Miami / School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1995
  • Jackson Health System
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1996
  • Jackson Mem Hosp/Jackson Health
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Tampa General Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2000
  • University Of S Fl College Of Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Tampa General Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2000

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Balsera has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Balsera's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Balsera to family and friends
4.6
based on 9 total reviews (8 with comments)
Dr. Balsera's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (8)
in Tampa, FL |
Dr. Balsera and her office staff (especially Shirley) are infantile and unprofessional. When I was in the hospital, Dr. Balsera came into my room and YELLED AT ME because my blood pressure numbers were too high. It turned out to be a mistake on the part of the hospital's equipment, but I never got an apology from her. Then I tried to make an appointment in her office and was treated like scum. Shirley lied to me and gave me attitude as if the hospital incident had been MY fault. Stay away!
in Brandon, FL |
Have only had my initial visit with Dr. Balsera, however, I am very, very impressed. She spent about 20-30 minutes with me and did not rush anything. She worked up a plan for me for the next eight weeks until I see her again when we will review results and future action. She made me feel very comfortable and took a lot of my concerns away.....
in Brandon, Fl |
Staff is very friendly
Miami, FL |
Dr. Balsera is a kind, caring and very competent Doctor. She was very supportive when I had to start dialysis. When my insurance would not let me go to her regular dialysis center, she got privileges at the one I had to go to and I was her only patient there.
in Lithia, FL |
She?s in charge and you feel calmer. If you want to understand why Dr. Balsera is different, start there. There?s a commercial for Cancer Treatment Centers of America where all of a patient?s docs are sitting around a conference table discussing their case. If you?re dealing with serious health issues, this would be a dream come true. My husband has 10 docs. For the most part, they don?t talk to each other. Dr. Balsera is a one-woman conference table. She puts it all together for you.
in Dover, FL |
I am a patient of Dr. Balsera with stage 3 polycystic kidney disease and I consider myself extremely lucky to be her patient. When I first met Dr. Balsera I thought that I was going to be on dialysis in the not too distant future. Dr. Balsera assured me that this was not true and proceeded to explain to me that by monitoring my urine and blood she would take the necessary steps to deal with my polycystic kidneys. Thus far she has been true to her word. I highly recommend Dr. Balsera.
in Valrico, FL |
Dr Balsera has a GREAT bed side manner & Super supporting staff; Ms Davis;Ms Gwenero & Ms Caronado who helps her to be as efficient as possible to the patient's needs. GET ON HER CALENDAR AND CHECK IT OUT FOR YOURSELF Dr Balsera and her staff are one of a few offices that you will definitely enjoy...
in Brandon, FL |
Referred due to leg edema which was extremely uncomfortable. As a stage 3 kidney disease, she immediately made me feel my situation was not hopeless. Due to her treatment regimen, I lost 30 pounds of fluid off my legs, lowered my blood pressure and feel like a new person! She is a brilliant Doctor and I would recommend her immediately. She is kind and speaks to you with such an understanding tone. She has turned a scary situation into a blessing for having her in my corner.
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Dr. Balsera accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
    Blue Care HMO
    Blue Select
    BlueDental Choice
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    LocalPlus
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Preferred PPO
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    Tampa Bay CoreNet
    Tampa Bay HUMx HMOx

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Hospitals where Dr. Balsera has admitting privileges

Brandon Regional Hospital
119 Oakfield Dr
Brandon, FL 33511
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St. Joseph's Hospital
3001 W Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Tampa, FL 33607
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