Dr. Debra Balke, MD

Dr. Debra Balke, MD

Pediatric Neurology  |  
Female  |  
51 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Debra Balke, MD is a pediatric neurology doctor who practices in Templeton, CA. She is 51 years old and has been practicing for 26 years.

Child Neurology San Luis Obispo

1320 Las Tablas Rd Ste E

Templeton, CA 93465
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Accepted insurance

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California

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Dr. Balke's Experience

Dr. Balke's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
  • Board certified in Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Care Philosophy

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  • Pediatric Neurology

Board Certifications

  • Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*

Conditions Treated

  • Autism
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Developmental Delay
  • Epilepsy
  • Headache
  • Movement Disorders
  • Neurodegenerative Diseases
  • Pediatric Neurological Disorders
  • Tic Disorders


  • Neurological Testing

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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 California, School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1992
  • University Of California, School Of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Of California, School Of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Balke has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Balke's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Balke to family and friends
based on 19 total reviews (4 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (19)

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Dr. Balke's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

San Luis Obispo, CA |
She gave me a lumbar puncture and told me to sit up right after I got a spinal headache and couldn't stand for days. I also have a Chiari malformation which apparently gets worse from lumbar punctures which she forgot to mention
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Dr. Balke really cares about our whole family. She listens to all of our concerns about our son, and gives us very useful recommendations for those concerns. We never get the feeling that she's rushing us through our appointment. She gives ample opportunity to discuss anything that comes to mind....more
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Nipomo, CA |
Dr. Balke told me my baby would likely be autistic and not be able to walk or stand. This was after a30 minute exam and no tests. Next was the dreaded, 'take him home and love him' statement. That was our only appointment with her! Four years have past, my son is not autistic, can stand and...more
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in templeton, ca |
I called to change the appointment for my son and the rude receptionist refused to do it stating that they do not change appointments for first time patients. This dr. is arrogant and her staff are uncaring and hard to work with.
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Dr. Balke accepts 2 insurance carriers
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California

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Hospitals where Dr. Balke has admitting privileges

French Hospital Medical Center
1911 Johnson Ave
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Arroyo Grande Community Hospital
345 S Halcyon Rd
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
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Marian Regional Medical Center
1400 E Church St
Santa Maria, CA 93454
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Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center
1010 Murray Ave
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
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Twin Cities Community Hospital
1100 Las Tablas Rd
Templeton, CA 93465
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