Dr. Eric Balaguer, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery doctor who practices in Miami, FL. He is 47 years old and has been practicing for 19 years. Dr. Balaguer is affiliated with Jackson South Community Hospital, Mercy Hospital, South Miami Hospital, Baptist Hospital of Miami, Kendall Regional Medical Center, Doctors Hospital, West Kendall Baptist Hospital and Aventura Hospital & Medical Center.
Dr. Balaguer's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
Specializes in Orthopedic Hand Surgery
Board certified in Hand Surgery
No malpractice claims found
No sanctions found
No board actions found
Orthopedic Hand Surgery
Adult Orthopedic Surgery
Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
Bone & Joint Non-Surgical Orthopedics
Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Surgery
Orthopedic Fracture Care
Orthopedic Sports Medicine
Pediatric Hand Surgery
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
Plastic Surgery of the Hand
Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
Why It Matters: Dr. Balaguer's Board Certifications
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
Complications of Joint Prosthesis
De Quervain's Disease
Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
Hip Pointer Injuries
Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
Osteoarthritis of Hands
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Rotator Cuff Tear
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
Carpal Tunnel Release
De Quervain's Release
Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
Trigger Finger Release
0 Malpractice Claims
No malpractice history found for Florida.
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How far back does Healthgrades malpractice history go?
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For which states does Healthgrades collect malpractice history?
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No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
If my doctor has sanction history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades sanction history go?
Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
Ohio State University
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1994
Central University of The Caribbean / School of Medicine
Medical School | Graduated 1998
Tulane University Medical Center, New Orleans, La
Internship Hospital | Completed 2001
University of Medicine And Dentistry of New Jersey / Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Residency Hospital | Completed 2008
Jackson Memorial/University of Miami Dept of Orthopedics
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2009
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Healthgrades Honor Roll
Best Clinical Poster, 2011
Man of the Year leukemia lymphoma society., 2012
Media & Publications
Dr. Balaguer has no media or publications listed.
Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
Memberships & Professional Affiliations
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Likelihood of recommending Dr. Balaguer to family and friends
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Dr. Balaguer Says:
Thank you for your feedback. I understand that waits can be longer than desired sometimes but our practice accepts emergencies and these can delay the regular schedule. We do everything to have everyone seen as quickly as possible at the same time that we give each patient the time they need to address their condition