Dr. Natarajan Bala, MD

Dr. Natarajan Bala, MD

Internal Medicine  ·  
Male  ·  
66 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Natarajan Bala, MD is an internal medicine specialist in Houston, TX and has been practicing for 35 years. He specializes in internal medicine and gastroenterology.

Gastroenterology Consultants

444 FM 1959 Rd

Houston, TX 77034
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Insurance Accepted

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

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Dr. Bala's Experience

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 Internal Medicine
  • Board certified in Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Bala "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."

2  Specialties

  • Internal Medicine
  • Gastroenterology

2  Board Certifications

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

76  Conditions Treated

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12  Procedures

  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • CRH Hemorrhoid Banding
  • Endoscopic Common Bile Duct Stone Removal
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Hemorrhoid Treatment
  • 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.


  • 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
10 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (10)

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  • 1

Dr. Bala's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

After Dr. Bala scheduled and performed a successful colonoscopy on my sister in March of 2017, I had him do an EGD and colonoscopy on me in July of 2017. Once again, both he and the staff at Memorial Herman Bay Area Endoscopy Center were professional, knowledgeable, and friendly. The procedure was...more
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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.
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Very good Service
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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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