Dr. Larry Balentine, MD

Dr. Larry Balentine, MD

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Age 70
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Dr. Larry Balentine, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Poulsbo, WA and has been practicing for 42 years. He graduated from University Of Kansas / School Of Medicine in 1977 and specializes in rheumatology.

20700 Bond Rd NE

Poulsbo, WA 98370

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  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna

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Dr. Balentine's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Limb Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Balentine treats Limb Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Balentine treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Arthritis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Balentine treats Arthritis more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Balentine treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Gout
  • Allergic Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Finger
  • Arthritis of the Foot
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Midfoot
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Arthritis of the Toe
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Crystalline Arthritis
  • Gout
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Infectious Arthritis
  • Juvenile Gout
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Seronegative Arthritis
  • Spondylarthritis
  • Wear & Tear Arthritis
Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Balentine treats Low Back Pain more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Balentine treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Balentine's conditions and procedures:

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis

About Me

Biography

Dr. Larry Balentine, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Poulsbo, WA and has been practicing for 42 years. He graduated from University Of Kansas / School Of Medicine in 1977 and specializes in rheumatology.

Specialties

  • Rheumatology

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology

Education

University Of Ks Med Center
Residency Hospital
1977
University Of Kansas / School Of Medicine
Medical School
1977

Awards

Dr. Balentine's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Balentine

4.0

Based on 23 reviews

5 Stars
73.91304347826087%
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
26.08695652173913%
(6)

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Very understanding and very thorough. I've read the other reviews and the 1 star from Deb A. states that if Dr Balentien wasn't the only show in town but lists Seattle as her home. That makes no sense as the entire region has many options for a rheumatologist.
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Dr. Balentine is incredibly attentive and addresses every concern. He goes above and beyond to help and has been amazing !!
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I feel the doctor literally saved my life. I was in such horrible shape that I could barely move and was in excruciating pain, after no help and misdiagnosis from Peninsula Community Health Services. Dr. Balentine is totally professional. He always explained what he was doing and why. He always takes all the time needed to explain what treatment is needed. The doctor has taken time, sometimes at 8pm, or 9pm, to call me and follow up on the treatment. What Dr. ever does that????
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If there was another show in town I would be going there. I have had nothing but bad experiences with this office and their staff. They have asked me for duplicate blood tests and xrays during 3 back to back appointments. The wait time is beyond belief and the follow up on their part is non-existent. I have been waiting 7 months for the physician to send the prescription to the specialty pharmacy all the while my arthritis is killing me So I would not recommend this practice if you ask..
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If I could leave zero stars I would. He wanted to run invasive tests (liver biopsy when 8 years of labs run 4 x a year have very average numbers. The egotistical said he never believed tests run "who knows where", wouldn't rely on recent x-rays reviewed by a radiologist, he wanted to run them again and be the only one that looked at them. Berated past physicia and accused me of lying. I reported all this to my referring GP Doc, there were so many complaints they no longer send him referrals
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Dr. Balentine has treated my various arthritis ailments with competence and compassion. He is careful to listen and explain. I recommend him highly.
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Dr Ballantine is not only an excellent doctor, he cares enough to follow up if there is a concern. I recommend him highly.
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I was very well pleased with my appointment with Dr. Balentine.
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I would ovoid this DR. at all cost, he has a serious superiority complex he treats his patients like they are a burden, second class citizen's and that they are wasting his time, he is a bully and Ill tempered, he says he will do something and not follow through with it, he doesn't return phone calls from his patients or other Doctors, pharmacist or insurance company's regarding his patient's, he ask for information and then deny's that he received it....
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