Dr. Gerald Balsam, MD

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Dr. Gerald Balsam, MD

Dr. Gerald Balsam, MD is a psychiatry doctor who practices in Orlando, FL. He is 69 years old and has been practicing for 44 years.

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Dr. Balsam's Reviews

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2.1
based on 15 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Balsam's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    FAIR
  • Explains condition(s) well
    FAIR
  • Answers Questions
    FAIR
  • Time well spent
    FAIR
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
in Altamonte Springs, FL |
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.
in Orlando, FL |
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.
in Orlando, FL |
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.
Orlando, FL |
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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Dr. Balsam's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Psychiatry
  •  Board certified in Psychiatry
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Board Certifications

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  • Psychiatry

Conditions Treated

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Psychiatric Diseases

Education

  • Medical School
    New York Medical College

    Graduated in 1973

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Psychiatry

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