Dr. Natarajan Bala, MD

Dr. Natarajan Bala, MD

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Gastroenterology  |  
Male  |  
65 y/o
(9)

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Dr. Natarajan Bala, MD is a gastroenterology doctor who practices in Houston, TX. He is 65 years old and has been practicing for 42 years. Dr. Bala is affiliated with CHI St. Lukes Patient Medical Center, Houston Methodist St. John Hospital, Clear Lake Regional Medical Center, Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Pearland Medical Center.

Gastroenterology Consultants

444 FM 1959 Rd

Houston, TX 77034
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Care Philosophy

Good health is the most precious posession any one can have. It is my belief that each patient needs my undivided attention when they come to discuss their medical problems and try to find solutions. They always come with certain level of anxiety and great concern , when it comes to their health. Because of this we as health care provider, need to show kindness and compassion.
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Dr. Bala's Experience

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Dr. Bala's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Gastroenterology
  • Board certified in Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
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Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
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Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colitis
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Disorders
  • Colon Polyp
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysphagia
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Dilation
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Fatty Liver Disease
  • Gallbladder Diseases
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Helicobacter Pylori Gastrointestinal Tract Infection
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Nausea
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Rectal Bleeding
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

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Procedures

  • CRH Hemorrhoid Banding
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Endoscopic Common Bile Duct Stone Removal
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Hemorrhoid Treatment
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Manometry
  • Polypectomy

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

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.

Education

  • Madras U
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1969
  • Chingleput Medical College
    Medical School | Graduated 1975
  • Cook County Hosp
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1979
  • Cook County Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1981
  • Cook County Hosp Chicago
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1983

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Bala has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Spanish
  • Telugu

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Bala's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Bala to family and friends
2.7
based on 9 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Bala's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
Galveston, TX |
I had a delay prior to the start of my procedure, I had few questions for the provider as I am in the medical profession myself. Would recommend to a friend/family member.
in Deer Park Tx |
Very good Service
League City, TX |
Quality of doctor is straightforward and to the point. I did change from another doctor I had seen in the area, because, even with an appointment, I would have to wait hours, literally, to see him and then had very little face time to ask questions.
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Dr. Bala accepts 11 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
    Medicaid
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
    Blue Choice
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna
    Commercial PPO
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
    GEHA
  • HealthSmart
    North Texas Health Network
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Navigate HMO
    PacifiCare
    United Healthcare

Hospitals where Dr. Bala has admitting privileges

Pearland Medical Center
11100 Shadow Creek Parkway
Pearland, TX 77584
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Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital
11800 Astoria Blvd
Houston, TX 77089
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Clear Lake Regional Medical Center
500 W Medical Center Blvd
Webster, TX 77598
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Houston Methodist St. John Hospital
18300 Saint John Dr
Houston, TX 77058
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CHI St. Lukes Patient Medical Center
4600 E Sam Houston Pkwy S
Pasadena, TX 77505
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