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Dr. Balmain's bio
This content was provided by Dr. Balmain "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 of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas. She then completed her internship and residency at The University of Alabama at Birmingham in Internal Medicine. She was chosen to serve as a Chief Medical Resident and staff physician at The University of Alabama at Birmingham. She went on to complete her gastroenterology fellowship at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. She practiced gastroenterology for 5 ½ years in northeast Tennessee, then moved "home" to raise her family, joining Texarkana Gastroenterology Consultants in 2002. Dr. Balmain practices all areas of gastroenterology and hepatology. She views her medical practice as a ministry and thus strives to meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of her patients. Her devotion to caring for the needs of her patients keeps her motivated to staying abreast of new and innovative treatment options. She is loved by her patients and was voted Best Doctor 2016 by Texarkana Gazette Reader's Choice. She also serves on the Board of Directors for Hospice of Texarkana. Dr. Balmain passionately enjoys spending time with her son Joseph. She has traveled worldwide, doing medical work in Africa, Australia, and Holland. She now enjoys raising cattle on her ranch, gardening, and Bible study. She is very active in her church, serving as Sunday School teacher and choir member. She also devotes a portion of her time to a variety of other ministries including the Northeast Texas Emmaus Community."
Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
Anal or Rectal Pain
Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
Cholecystitis and Gallstones
Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Hepatitis B - Immune Response
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Liver Damage from Alcohol
Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
Unexplained Weight Loss
Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
0 Malpractice Claims
No malpractice history found for Texas.
No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
0 Board Actions
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Texas A&M University / Main Campus
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1985
University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas
Medical School | Graduated 1991
University Ala School Med Hosps
Internship Hospital | Completed 1992
University Ala School Med Hosps
Residency Hospital | Completed 1994
Vanderbilt University Med Center
Fellowship Hospital | Completed
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications
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