Dr. Debra L. Balke, MD

Dr. Debra L. Balke, MD

16 reviews

Pediatric Neurology | Female | 50 years old

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Child Neurology San Luis Obispo
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Dr. Balke's Performance
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  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (3)
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. It's rare to find a doctor like Dr. Balke who is both very knowledgeable, and makes it feel like you're talking to a friend that truly cares about you and your family's well being.
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 walk with assistance. Of all the doctors my son has seen, no one else has forecasted his future in a 30 minute exam. And it wasn't a good guess either!
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's Care Philosophy

 Focusing on talents and abilities, and creating interest-driven activities.

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

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Board Certifications

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  • Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology

Conditions Treated

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


  • Medical School
    University Of California, School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1992

  • Internship Hospital
    University Of California, School Of Medicine
  • Residency Hospital
    David Geffen School Of Medicine At UCLA
  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Of California, School Of Medicine

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Pediatric Neurology

Procedures Performed

  • Neurological Testing