Dr. Joseph Baler, MD

Dr. Joseph Baler, MD

Dermatology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 59
Dr. Joseph Baler, MD is a dermatologist in Albany, NY and has been practicing for 29 years. He graduated from BOSTON UNIV SCH OF MED in 1986 and specializes in dermatology.

4 Palisades Dr Ste 240

Albany, NY 12205

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • Cigna
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • MVP Health Care

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Baler performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Skin Infections
very high
more than 98% of peers
very high
more than 91% of peers
Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
very high
more than 86% of peers

Dr. Baler's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • Dermatology

2  Board Certifications

  • Dermatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Dermatology*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

42  Conditions Treated


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8  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Shaving of Skin Lesion
  • Skin Tag Removal

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

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.


    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • Albany Memorial Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Wayne State University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1992

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Baler has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Baler's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Baler to family and friends
19 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (19)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Baler's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

Dr Joseph Baler has been my doctor for a decade. I respect his knowledge. He works with me to provide the medicine I am comfortable taking. He recently began treating my nephew who has significant medical issues. Both the doctor and his staff have worked hard to treat him and form a very good...more
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Dr. Baler is kind, thorough and competent. In contrast, the nurse is rude and talks down to clients making for a very uncomfortable visit. I feel that customer service should be stellar within any service industry. In my opinion, if an employee is kept on despite how rude she is to clients in front...more
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