Dr. Cristina Balsera, MD

Dr. Cristina Balsera, MD

Nephrology  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 50
Dr. Cristina Balsera, MD is a nephrology specialist in Riverview, FL and has been practicing for 18 years. She graduated from University of Miami / School of Medicine in 1995 and specializes in nephrology, nephrology & hypertension, and more.Read her story

3140 S Falkenburg Rd Ste 201

Riverview, FL 33578

Contact Information

(813) 910-0030

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Ambetter
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Ameritas
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • 11 More

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

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Dr. Balsera's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Balsera "Dr. Balsera, prior to joining Florida Kidney Physicians, was a solo nephrologist serving the Brandon area since 2000. Her clinical interests include management chronic kidney disease, acute kidney injury, severe and resistant hypertension in addition to management of fluid balance in patients with advanced congestive heart failure. She is a key member of the FKP Ambulatory Operations and Clinical Excellence Committees through which the new practice aims to enhance the entire spectrum of care for our patients, with a focus on improving overall well-being and reducing hospitalizations. She currently serves as Medical Director of USRenal South Tampa Dialysis Unit, located in Brandon, where she oversees in-center hemodialysis, as well as peritoneal and home hemodialysis. She is an advocate for home modalities of kidney replacement therapies as she strives to keep patients independent and physically active in order to improve their overall quality of life. Dr. Balsera is fluent in English and Spanish. "


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Balsera "At Florida Kidney Physicians, our mission is to improve the lives of people with kidney disease and hypertension by providing the highest quality care through compassion, empowerment and innovation.  Our board-certified nephrologists and well-trained office staff aim to provide a caring and encouraging environment for our patients.  We make it a priority to place you at the center of your medical care.  We emphasize patient education and encourage you to actively take part in your medical decision making.  This process results in optimal healthcare outcomes and the best possible quality of life for you."

8  Specialties

  • Nephrology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Nephrology & Hypertension
  • Nephrology & Renal Medicine
  • Renal Dialysis Technology
  • Renal Metabolic Disorders
  • Renal Nutrition
  • Renal Pathology

1  Board Certifications

  • Nephrology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

34  Conditions Treated


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20  Procedures

  • Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring
  • Arteriovenostomy for Renal Dialysis
  • Biopsy
  • Central Line Insertion
  • Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy
  • Dialysis
  • Dialysis Access Procedures
  • Dialysis Catheter Placement
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • End-Stage Renal Disease Related Services
  • Hemodialysis
  • Hemodialysis and IV Access Surgery
  • Hemodialysis Vascular Access Creation
  • Kidney Stones Treatment
  • Kidney Transplant
  • Paracentesis
  • Peritoneal Dialysis
  • Plasmapheresis
  • Renal Biopsy
  • Urinalysis

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.


  • University of South Florida
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1988
  • University of Miami / School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1995
  • University Miami-Jackson Memorial Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1996
  • University of South Florida / College of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1998
  • Tampa General Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2000
  • University of South Florida / College of Medicine
    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
9 total reviews (8 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (9)

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  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Balsera's 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 (8)

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...more
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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...more
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Staff is very friendly
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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.
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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...more
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