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Dr. Nenita Bala-Albano, MD

Internal Medicine ·  Female

Dr. Bala-Albano

Southern Desert Internal Medicine

2600 E Southern Ave Ste B2 Tempe, AZ 85282

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Dr. Nenita Bala-Albano, MD is an internal medicine specialist in Tempe, AZ. She specializes in internal medicine.


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My wife and I received very good care from Dr Bala. She was always attentive and took the time to listen and understand before making recommendation. She also would only prescribe if needed especially if lifestyle changes could address the issue. Have to find another doctor now and she will be hard to replace.
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When asked about a new prescription for amoxicillin for pre-dental procedures, she said she would not write me prescription for this antibiotic because of the AMA recommendations despite of what my orthopedic surgeon said. When I asked if my healthcare was a collaboration she said "Not when I write the prescriptions". I would not recommend this doctor to anyone.
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Dr. Bala is new to this location and is replacing a fine doctor that has moved on. I believe the doctor is still learning the practice, but she knows her medicine and has good patient interaction. Which I believe many doctors do not possess. I was in the office today, and everyone in the office was polite, professional and friendly. I have been going to facility for over 10 years and there have been a number of doctors but the staff remains and are very helpful.
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Dr. Bala-Albano has been my doctor for years now. Whenever I have medical questions, she answers and explains it to me that I can easily understand. She tells it like it is, some doctors would recommend you take a test, xrays you don't really need. She always leaves it up to me if i want to follow her advice or not.
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She is a poor doctor. For vitamin D deficiency she prescribes D2, 50,000 mg once a week. D2 does not improve this problem; patients need to take D3 and 2000/day to improve this deficiency. Her pap smear tests are incomplete because she does a poor job. She thinks 4 percent bone density loss is normal. It is NOT! She does not care about her elderly patients. You wait a long time in the examination room after waiting a long time in the waiting room.
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I started seeing Dr. Bala-Albano in Dec. 2015. I've had several visits since then. From the first appointment and each one after she took time with me and has continued to show a genuine interest in my health and wellness. She and her staff have followed up on referrals and such. I am thrilled to have her as my primary care doctor.
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Dr. Nenita Bala-Albano, MD is an internal medicine specialist in Tempe, AZ. She specializes in internal medicine.

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Dr. Bala-Albano's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anemia
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Pain
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchospasm
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Care Coordination for Complex Conditions and Procedures
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Cold Sore
  • Constipation
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Cough
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dermatitis
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Emphysema
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophagitis
  • Essential Tremor
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Folliculitis
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Genital Herpes
  • Gout
  • Hair Loss
  • Headache
  • Hearing Screening
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Herpes Zoster Without Complication
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immunization
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Insomnia
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Itchy Skin
  • Jock Itch
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Laryngitis
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Motion Sickness
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Nausea
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Overweight
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Pap Smear
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Perimenopause
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Plantar Wart
  • Pneumonia
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rapid Flu Test
  • Rash
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sepsis
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Shingles
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Infections
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Swine Flu
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Tinnitus
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tremor
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Vertigo
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Warts
  • Wellness Examination
  • Wheezing