Dr. Cristina Balsera, MD

Nephrology •  Female • Age 52

  
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Dr. Cristina Balsera, MD is a nephrology specialist in Brandon, FL and has been practicing for 20 years. She specializes in nephrology.


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Kidney Diseases & High Blood Pressure Clinic

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(813) 571-3777
Kidney Diseases & High Blood Pressure Clinic510 Vonderburg Dr Ste 208 Brandon, FL 33511
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Florida Kidney Physicians

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(813) 571-3777
Florida Kidney Physicians511 Medical Oaks Ave Brandon, FL 33511
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    • Mon: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Dr. Balsera's Reviews

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4.7

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Dr. Balsera was very professional, pleasant manner, and made me feel as though I was being taken care of by someone that knew what she was doing and also that cared for my well-being.
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Aug 23, 2019
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I think she is great. She's patient, listens , spends time with you then works out a program for your individual care.
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Art Dowd – Jun 27, 2019
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I'm beyond pleased and thankful with her as my physician. I Definitely recommend her.
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Tampa – Apr 29, 2019
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Dr. Balsera is excellent doctor, recognized my kidney problems and changed my medicine which brought my blood pressure down. Also change some of my medicine to prevent serious problems with my kidneys. She made changes in my diet. She also help bring down the test results to normal. She knows her business. Another good doctor recommended by Dr. Scott McLaurin.
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Doug Mc Crary in Brandon, Fl – Jun 15, 2018
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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!
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J Weinberger in Tampa, FL – Feb 08, 2017
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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 comfortable and took a lot of my concerns away.....
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Rick P. in Brandon, FL – Aug 29, 2016
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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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Miami, FL – Jul 13, 2016
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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 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.
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Nick L. in Lithia, FL – Jun 28, 2016
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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.
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Tom Cahill in Dover, FL – Jun 08, 2016
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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...
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Jerry Ingram in Valrico, FL – May 03, 2016
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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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Melanie S. in Brandon, FL – Apr 14, 2016
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Dr. Balsera accepts the following insurance:

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Choice Plus POS II
Ambetter
Superior Health Plan
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Ameritas
Assurant Health
AvMed
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
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Blue Select
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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Florida
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Balsera's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Hypertension
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Balsera treats Hypertension more than 90% of her peers

Dr. Balsera treats this condition more than 90% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Accelerated Hypertension
  • Dexamethasone Sensitive Hypertension
  • Exertional Hypertension
  • Familial Hypertension
  • High-Risk Hypertension
  • Hypertension in Pheochromocytoma
  • Hypertension, Adrenal Gland-Induced
  • Hypertension, Alcohol-Induced
  • Hypertension, Bilateral Renal Artery Stenosis-Induced
  • Hypertension, Coarctation of the Aorta-Induced
  • Hypertension, Conn Syndrome-Induced
  • Hypertension, Corticosteroid-Induced
  • Hypertension, Cushing's Syndrome-Induced
  • Hypertension, Environment-Induced
  • Hypertension, Hyperaldosteronism-Induced
  • Hypertension, Kidney Disease-Induced
  • Hypertension, Nasal Decongestant-Induced
  • Hypertension, Renal Segmental Hypoplasia-Induced
  • Hypertension, Stress-Induced
  • Hypertensive Hypokalemia Familial
  • Idiopathic Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Isolated Systolic Hypertension
  • Labile Hypertension
  • Neurogenic Hypertension
  • Pediatric Hypertension
  • Portal Hypertension
  • Primary Hypertension
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension, Dexfenfluramine-Induced
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension, Familial
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension, Fenfluramine-Induced
  • Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Hypoxic Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Thromboembolic Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Venous Hypertension
  • Renal Hypertension
  • Resistant Hypertension
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Secondary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • White Coat Hypertension
Chronic Kidney Diseases
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Balsera treats Chronic Kidney Diseases more than 86% of her peers

Dr. Balsera treats this condition more than 86% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
Renal Hyperparathyroidism
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Balsera treats Renal Hyperparathyroidism more than 73% of her peers

Dr. Balsera treats this condition more than 73% of her peers

Dr. Balsera's conditions and procedures:

  • Acidosis
  • Acute Kidney Failure
  • Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring
  • Amyloidosis
  • Arteriovenostomy for Renal Dialysis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Biopsy
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Central Line Insertion
  • Chronic Kidney Diseases
  • Congenital Cystic Kidney Disease
  • Congenital Polycystic Kidney Disease
  • Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy
  • Dehydration
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • Dialysis
  • Dialysis Access Procedures
  • Dialysis Catheter Placement
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Electrolyte Disorders
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • End-Stage Renal Disease Related Services
  • Gout
  • Hemodialysis
  • Hemodialysis and IV Access Surgery
  • Hemodialysis Vascular Access Creation
  • Henoch–Schönlein Purpura (HSP)
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hypercalcemic Nephropathy
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertension, Kidney Disease-Induced
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Stones Treatment
  • Kidney Transplant
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Nephritis and Nephropathy
  • Nephrotic Syndrome
  • Paracentesis
  • Peritoneal Dialysis
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Plasmapheresis
  • Renal Biopsy
  • Renal Hyperparathyroidism
  • Renal Osteodystrophy
  • Secondary Renovascular Hypertension
  • Urinalysis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vitamin D Deficiency

About Me

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-tr...

Specialties

  • Nephrology

Board Certifications

Education

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

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Affiliated Hospitals

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Brandon Regional Hospital

Brandon, FL

64% Patient experience rating, 5% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)

Adventhealth Tampa

Tampa, FL

69% Patient experience rating, Equal to the national average

South Bay Hospital

Sun City Center, FL

67% Patient experience rating, 2% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)

St. Joseph's Hospital

Tampa, FL

80% Patient experience rating, 11% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)

Tampa General Hospital

Tampa, FL

78% Patient experience rating, 9% higher than the national average