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Dr. Laura Balmain, MD

Gastroenterology ·  Female · Age 56

Dr. Balmain

Texarkana Gastroenterology Consultants

1920 Moores Ln Ste A Texarkana, TX 75503

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(903) 792-8030


Dr. Laura Balmain, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Texarkana, TX and has been practicing for 25 years. She graduated from University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas in 1991 and specializes in gastroenterology and internal medicine.


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  • Explains conditions well . Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
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  • Practices at top hospital . Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ See hospitals

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(903) 792-8030

Dr. Balmain accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Choice
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Texas
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Balmain's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Gas-Bloat Syndrome
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Balmain treats Gas-Bloat Syndrome more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Balmain treats this condition more than 100% of her peers

Constipation
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Dr. Balmain treats Constipation more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Balmain treats this condition more than 100% of her peers

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Balmain treats Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Balmain treats this condition more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Balmain's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Manometry
  • Megacolon
  • Mesenteric Lymphadenitis
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pouchitis
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

Dr. Balmain's Reviews

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Absolutely perfect!!! Five star Doctor, also the nurse practitioner!
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Dr. Balmain already knew all about my case before she ever entered the room so I felt like she had done her"homework". She was extremely knowledgeable about my condition and offered well thought out solutions which seem to be working so far.
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I had a screening colonoscopy which I was a tad nervous about. Dr. Balmain came into the pre-op area and spoke with me leaving me reassured that I was in excellent hands. I had it done next door at the Endoscopy Center of Texarkana which was in my opinion, the only way to go. I had spent hours with my Husband as an OP at the local hospital, and mine was so much better. I was in and out within an hour. I highly recommend Dr. Balmain and The Endoscopy Center for your Gastroenterology needs.
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Dr. Balmain has excellent bedside manners. She has a calming spirit about herself. She sets the atmosphere of tranquility when she comes in to speak with you. Most important to me is that she is a woman of faith as well as keenly knowledgeable in the field which she practices. I have recommended her to several of my friends, coworkers, family, and just people I meet. Her staff is equally as gracious.
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Laura Balmain is a native of the Texarkana area, living her early years in Hooks, Texas, just west of Texarkana. She is a graduate of Texas A&M University with honors in Biomedical Science. She received her medical degree from the University ...

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

Vanderbilt University Med Center
Fellowship Hospital
1994
University Ala School Med Hosps
Residency Hospital
1992
University Ala School Med Hosps
Internship Hospital
1991
University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas
Medical School
1985
Texas A&M University / Main Campus
Undergraduate School
1994
1992
1991
1985

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78% Patient experience rating, 9% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2018, 2017)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2018, 2017)

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