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Dr. Gerald Balsam, MD

Psychiatry ·  Male · Age 70

Dr. Balsam

"I Really like Dr.Balsam but his staff is terrible!!!! They are unbelievably rude. When I called to reschedule my son's appointment times due to him starting a sport, they told me I would have to pay a cancellation fee! I called the Friday before his appointment the following week. Besides, I wasn't cancelling, I was rescheduling! I just needed to move his appointments to later. They made me pay a $50.00 cancellation fine because 9 months prior my son had been sick and I had to reschedule."

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"He's a wonderful Doctor. I've been going to him for 5 years. He listens and he's very very intelligent. I throughly enjoy talking with him and know he cares about me and my health."

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5 Stars
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4 Stars
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1 Star
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I Really like Dr.Balsam but his staff is terrible!!!! They are unbelievably rude. When I called to reschedule my son's appointment times due to him starting a sport, they told me I would have to pay a cancellation fee! I called the Friday before his appointment the following week. Besides, I wasn't cancelling, I was rescheduling! I just needed to move his appointments to later. They made me pay a $50.00 cancellation fine because 9 months prior my son had been sick and I had to reschedule.
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He's a wonderful Doctor. I've been going to him for 5 years. He listens and he's very very intelligent. I throughly enjoy talking with him and know he cares about me and my health.
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He yelled at me when I told him that my Neurologist wanted me off the medicine that this doctor put me on. I informed him that my Neurologist said I should NOT be on this. He got angry, yelled at me and told me to leave and do not come back until I realize that HE is right. It was horrible. Please beware!!!! Do not go to him, there is something wrong with him.
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Horrible! I believe he is an insane person. He took issue with the questions I asked about my son's medication, and actually yelled at and belittled me in front of my two children. He even got in my face and I had to repeatedly ask him to sit down and calm down. Completely unprofessional and a little frightening.
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Biography

Dr. Gerald Balsam, MD is a psychiatry specialist in Orlando, FL and has been practicing for 46 years. He graduated from New York Medical College in 1973 and specializes in psychiatry.

Specialties

  • Psychiatry

Board Certifications

Education

1973
New York Medical College
Medical School
1973

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No malpractice claims found for Florida
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Dr. Balsam's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Psychiatric Diseases
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Dr. Balsam treats Psychiatric Diseases more than 14% of his peers

Dr. Balsam treats this condition more than 14% of his peers

ADHD and-or ADD
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Dr. Balsam treats ADHD and-or ADD more than 6% of his peers

Dr. Balsam treats this condition more than 6% of his peers

Dr. Balsam's conditions and procedures:

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Emotional Disturbances of Childhood and Adolescence
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Mania
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness