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 specialist in Templeton, CA and has been practicing for 26 years. She specializes in pediatric neurology.

Child Neurology San Luis Obispo

1320 Las Tablas Rd Ste E

Templeton, CA 93465
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Insurance Accepted

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

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1  Specialties

  • Pediatric Neurology

1  Board Certifications

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

9  Conditions Treated

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

1  Procedures

  • 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

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Balke's Reviews

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

Likelihood to Recommend (19)

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Dr. Balke'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 (4)

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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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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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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