Dr. Ganesh Balu, MD

Dr. Ganesh Balu, MD

Pain Medicine  |  
Male  |  
Age 53
(22)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Ganesh Balu, MD is a pain medicine doctor who practices in Wilmington, DE. He is 53 years old. Dr. Balu is affiliated with Saint Francis Hospital, Beebe Medical Center, Wilmington Hospital, Christiana Care Health System - Christiana Hospital, Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, Bayhealth Kent General Hospital and Union Hospital.

390 Mitch Rd

Wilmington, DE 19804

Contact Information

(302) 741-0111

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Allstate
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Independence Blue Cross
  • Keystone Health Plan East
  • 8 More

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Top Care Areas

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Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
very high
more than 94% of peers
Chronic Neck Pain
high
more than 90% of peers
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
high
more than 83% of peers

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Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Pain Medicine
2

Board Certifications

  • Pain Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation*
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    Accredited by: American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation*
53

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Hand Conditions
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)

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Procedures

  • Acupuncture
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Chiropractic Plus Kinesiology (CPK)
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Discography
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Injection
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Block
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Radiofrequency Neurotomy
  • Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
  • Medical Acupuncture
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Pain Management
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Therapeutic Massage
  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)
  • Trigger Point Injection

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Delaware.

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

  • University Of Pittsburgh / Main Campus
    Medical School | Graduated
  • U Pittsburgh Mc
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • U Pittsburgh Mc
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Balu has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Kannada
  • Tamil
  • Telugu

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Balu's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Balu to family and friends
3.4
based on 22 total reviews (6 with comments)
Dr. Balu's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (6)
in Lewes, DE |
I visited Dr Balu for a for a lumbar steroid injection t treat a herniated disc. i found he and his staff to be very caring and personable
in Lewes Delaware |
I think he is a wonderful doctor I been going to him for 8 year now !! He is very caring doctor, he listens to your needs and he not out to just to give pills he wants to fit the problem!!!
Elkridge, MD |
Doesn't listen to patients. To eager about the mighty dollar! Patient care below average
in dover,de |
I have been a patient with Dr.Balu for almost 15 years, I find him very compassionate about his patients and tries to give you different avenues for your health approach and how to manage your pain. Although Iam now living overseas but I still continue to come to his office for my follow ups.
in Dover, DE |
Very poor pain doctor, no compassion for severe chronic pain, don't go there!!
in Seaford, DE |
Dr. Balu is very caring and understanding of his clientele. He listens to what you have to say. He doesn't put you on a prescription and forget about you. He tries different avenues to help you with your pain. He will sit and explain what different treatments are and the results that he is hoping you will get from them.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Balu accepts 17 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Allstate
  • AvMed
    Open Access
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Independence Blue Cross
    Personal Choice PPO
  • Keystone Health Plan East
    Keystone Health Plan East HMO
  • Liberty Mutual Insurance Company
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Nationwide
  • State Farm
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
  • Veteran Administration Plan
  • Worker's Compensation
    Worker's Compensation WC

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Hospitals where Dr. Balu has admitting privileges

Bayhealth Kent General Hospital
640 S State St
Dover, DE 19901
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Beebe Medical Center
424 Savannah Rd
Lewes, DE 19958
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Christiana Care Health System - Christiana Hospital
4755 Ogletown-Stanton Road
Newark, DE 19718
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Nanticoke Memorial Hospital
801 Middleford Rd
Seaford, DE 19973
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Saint Francis Hospital
701 N Clayton St
Wilmington, DE 19805
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Union Hospital
106 Bow St
Elkton, MD 21921
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Wilmington Hospital
501 W 14th St
Wilmington, DE 19801
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