Dr. Palur Balakrishnan, MD

Dr. Palur Balakrishnan, MD

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Cardiology  ·  
Male  ·  
72 y/o
(6)

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Dr. Palur Balakrishnan, MD is a cardiology specialist in Pearland, TX and has been practicing for 51 years. He specializes in cardiology and interventional cardiology.

Premier Heart Specialists

2211 Broadway St

Pearland, TX 77581
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Balakrishnan performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Pericardial Disease
very high
more than 93% of peers
Chest Pain
very high
more than 93% of peers
Heart Disease
high
more than 89% of peers

Dr. Balakrishnan's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

2  Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Interventional Cardiology

3  Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Interventional Cardiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

44  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Dizziness
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease
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22  Procedures

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 University Madras India
    Medical School | Graduated 1967
  • Government General Hospital Madras
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • St. Vincent Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • St Lukes Hospital / Baylor College Of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Balakrishnan has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Tamil

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Balakrishnan's Reviews

3.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Balakrishnan to family and friends
6 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (6)

  • 5
    (3)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (3)

Dr. Balakrishnan's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    GOOD
  • Answers questions

    GOOD
  • Time well spent

    GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

Had a 8 o'clock appointment for a heart cath. was put in a room with an IV in my arm at 9 o'clock.Dr. didn't show up until 4 PM. then billed 18 thousand dollars.If I was 8 hrs late for work I would be fired.I think my time is as valuable as his.Very inconsiderate.
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