Dr. Eric J. Balaguer, MD

Dr. Eric J. Balaguer, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery | Male | 46 years old

My mission is to provide excellent care of all hand, wrist and elbow conditions using...Read more

The Miami Hand and Upper Extremity Institute
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  • Internship Hospital
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  • Fellowship Hospital
  • Undergraduate School
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      Dr. Balaguer accepts 14 insurance carriers

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      • Aetna
      • AvMed
      • Blue Cross Blue Shield
      • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
      • Careplus
      • Cigna
      • Coventry Health Care
      • First Medical Health Plan, Inc.
      • Medica
      • Oxford Health Plans
      • PHP-Physicians Health Plan
      • Preferred Health Systems
      • Prudential
      • UnitedHealthCare

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      • Helpfulness
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      • Staff
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      • Scheduling
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      Experience with Dr. Balaguer
      • Level of trust in provider's decisions
         (19)
      • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
         (19)
      • How well provider listens and answers questions
         (19)
      • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
         (18)
      Dr. Balaguer's Office & Staff
      • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
         (19)
      • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
         (19)
      • Staff friendliness and courteousness
         (18)
      • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
        31 – 45 minutes (18)
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      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

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      Dr. Balaguer as most of the staff at The Hand Institute are the greatest, but there is always a bad seed every where and there is Roselle Cohen, his P.A. She's the most unprofessional, most unethical person I've ever been in contact with and I do work as an x ray tech in a hospital. She has no bedside manners, nor much shown knowledge of the profession and is rude and unpleasant. If you need to see Dr. Balaguer, just make sure you don't have to see her too. Another draw back is the waiting time
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      Specialties

      • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
      • Adult Orthopedic Surgery
      • Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
      • Bone & Joint Orthopedics
      • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
      • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Surgery
      • Orthopedic Fracture Care
      • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
      • Orthopedics
      • Pediatric Hand Surgery
      • Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
      • Plastic Surgery of the Hand
      • Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery

      Board Certifications

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      • Hand Surgery

      Conditions Treated

      • Autoimmune Diseases
      • Bicep Injuries
      • Bone Disorders
      • Broken Arm
      • Bursitis
      • Cancer
      • Carpal Fractures
      • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
      • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
      • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
      • De Quervain's Disease
      • Dupuytren's Contracture
      • Elbow Bursitis
      • Elbow Injuries
      • Elbow Pain
      • Elbow Sprain
      • Fracture
      • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
      • Ganglion Cyst
      • Gout
      • Hand Conditions
      • Hand Fracture
      • Hand Pain
      • Hip Fracture
      • Hip Pointer Injuries
      • Joint Pain
      • Limb Cramp
      • Limb Pain
      • Nerve Injury
      • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
      • Osteoarthritis
      • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
      • Osteoarthritis of Hands
      • Osteopenia
      • Osteosarcoma
      • Pseudoarthrosis
      • Pyogenic Arthritis
      • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
      • Rheumatoid Arthritis
      • Rotator Cuff Tear
      • Shoulder Disorders
      • Shoulder Pain
      • Sjögren's Syndrome
      • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
      • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
      • Trigger Finger
      • Wrist Fracture
      • Wrist Pain

      Procedures Performed

      • Arm Surgery
      • Carpal Tunnel Release
      • De Quervain's Release
      • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
      • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
      • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
      • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
      • Elbow Replacement
      • Elbow Tenotomy
      • Excision of Humerus
      • Excision of Radius or Ulna
      • Fracture Care
      • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
      • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
      • Joint Drainage
      • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
      • Nerve Block, Somatic
      • Neuroplasty
      • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
      • Steroid Injection
      • Tendon Repair
      • Trigger Finger Release
      • Wrist Replacement

      Background Check

      • 0
        Malpractice Claims

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      • 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.

      Education

      • Medical School
        Central University of The Caribbean / School of Medicine

        Graduated in 1998

      • Internship Hospital
        Tulane University Medical Center, New Orleans, La

        Completed in 2001

      • Residency Hospital
        University of Medicine And Dentistry of New Jersey / Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

        Completed in 2008

      • Fellowship Hospital
        Jackson Memorial/University Of Miami Dept Of Orthopedics

        Completed in 2009

      • Undergraduate School
        Ohio State University

        Graduated in 1994

      Awards & Recognition

      • Awards & Honors
        • Healthgrades Honor Roll
        • Best Clinical Poster, 2011
        • Man of the Year leukemia lymphoma society., 2012
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      Languages Spoken

      • English
      • Italian
      • Spanish
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      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
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      Dr. Balaguer's Office & Staff

      Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
      Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
      Staff friendliness and courteousness
      Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
      31 – 45 minutes

      Experience with Dr. Balaguer

      Level of trust in provider's decisions
      How well provider explains medical condition(s)
      How well provider listens and answers questions
      Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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      Dr. Balaguer's Care Philosophy

      My mission is to provide excellent care of all hand, wrist and elbow conditions using the latest minimal invasive techniques. The key to a successful outcome is good communication with my patients.

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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