Dr. Rama Balaraman, MD

Dr. Rama Balaraman, MD

Hematology •  Female • Age 52

  
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Dr. Rama Balaraman, MD is a Hematology Specialist in Ocala, FL. Dr. Balaraman has more experience with Blood Disorders than other specialists in her area. She is affiliated with medical facilities such as West Marion Community Hospital and Ocala Regional Medical Center. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Balaraman to book an appointment.


Locations

Ocala Oncology/Florida Cancer Affiliates

New Patient?
(352) 732-4032
Ocala Oncology/Florida Cancer Affiliates3130 SW 32ND AVE Ocala, FL 34474
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Lady Lake13940 N Us Highway 441 Ste 203 Lady Lake, FL 32159
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Florida Cancer Affiliates

New Patient?
(352) 732-4032
Timber Ridge9401 Sw Highway 200 Ste 702 Ocala, FL 34481
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At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital Patient Safety Excellence Award™ See hospitals

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Dr. Balaraman's Reviews

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4.4

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My father was receiving treatment for almost three years. First he was told it was 100% curable and then months later he was given 6 months-3 years to live. We were given SO many signs of false hope along the way which was very discouraging. Then when my father over dosed, I spoke to the doctor about decreasing pain medications and she agreed that would be the best thing to do. When my father went in a threw a fit about the pain meds she gave in to him. Then when my father went in saying that he couldn’t walk and was falling all the time, they didn’t think to scan his brain. I week later, he had fallen, broke his neck and was found with 3 brain tumors. He was then brought home on hospice. When I called to inform the office about this, they said ok I’ll tell the doctor. No apologies, no calls to check in. Nothing. No condolences A week after he was put on hospice he passed. Would not recommend!
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From beginning of my treatment through today I have felt well cared for by Dr. Balaraman and her staff. Very attuned to each patient’s needs.
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Dawn Cullen – Oct 23, 2020
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She's very professional and kind, shows concern for her patients.
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Oct 23, 2020
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The care I have received under Dr Balaraman has been exceptional, she is so knowledgeable, caring & personable. Dealing with issues of cancer makes someone with her qualities so important to have as they deal with patients who have had cancer.
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Donna Casola – Oct 23, 2020
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I think I have the best doctor around. Simple as that. She is right on top of what is going on in the medical field of her choice. 'She is sharp as a tack.' I'm lucky to have found her!
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Roger Morgan – Oct 21, 2020
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I felt like I had someone who was sharing my worry and my pain. Never for a minute did I feel alone. Everything was explained to me in details that I could understand. Dr. Balaraman went above and beyond to help me through this and is continuing to provide excellent care.
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BeBe Luxon – Oct 21, 2020
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Dr.Balaraman treated me for cancer 9 years ago. She was fantastic. She explained what and why they were using on me. When I was in the hospital she would be there at all hours of the night preforming her duties to her patients. She was and is very compassionate. I feel that she truly cared for me and how to best treat my condition. I would highly recommend her and her staff to anyone in need of the services that they provide. She is one of the best.
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Jerry B Baker – Oct 21, 2020
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I am very satisfied with the quality of care I am receiving for breast cancer. It gives me peace of mind to know I am receiving the best of care.
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Justine Peck – Oct 21, 2020
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Very nice people! They stay on top of things and make me feel very safe. If I had to make any kind of complaint, it would be about the different needles. Sometimes, they use butterflies, and that's wonderful. Other times, they use big needles that seriously hurt- especially when they have to click different testing tubes on.
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Oct 20, 2020
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Dr. Balaraman has given me extraordinary care for more than 11 years. In addition to her great medical expertise, she is a caring and compassionate physician. Other medical professionals have remarked on her excellence. "If I had the cancer you have, I would want Dr. Cameraman as my doctor. I have every confidence in her care for my disease.
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My wife and I have been with Dr. Roma for at least 8 years now. I have found that in the last year attentiveness of the staff has deteriorated, not responding to calls or emails. I’m sure it is partly due to the pandemic. But returning calls is imperative to reducing stress for a patient.
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Dr Balaraman cares about her patients. She takes her time, not rushing to her next patient. She listens & answers all questions. I’d highly recommend this smart doctor.
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Leslie B. Reed – Oct 20, 2020
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From my very first visit to Dr. Balaraman, she impressed me for taking the time to explain my diagnosis in terms that I could understand. She was very thorough. The entire staff are very courteous.
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Aliette Chamchil – Oct 20, 2020
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I've been going to Dr. Balaraman for a few years now! She's awesome! She listens and really cares about you. She takes the time to make sure you understand everything that is going on with your condition, your lab work, medication, and any other tests results.
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K Foltz – Oct 20, 2020
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I like Dr. Rama. I don't like long waits. I can e-mail her and she answers back. She seems to care how I feel. I like doing telehealth, because my appts. aren't w/a long wait. I need a Dr. to listen when I have concerns. The 2nd appt. was that way.
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The only time there was a problem is I showed up for appointment and the medicine I was to have injected did not come in. It would’ve been nice if I could’ve received a call to reschedule appointment. The office staff is great though!
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Dr. Balaraman is an amazing doctor. I am thankful and grateful for the excellent care I receive from Dr. Rama and her staff. Being a cancer survivor I do not worry about the what if's. I know Dr. Balaraman can provide whatever medical care and guidance I may need in the future. She sees me, and remembers I am Joy, and is always personable and responsive in my care decisions.
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Dr. Balarama is a smart and intuitive physician with sincere compassion for her patients. She has skillfully guided the various of treatments required by my case. I am indebted to her and her amazing staff.
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Every thing was good.
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She is the best. Kind, caring, knowledgeable.
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Balaraman

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Balaraman treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Balaraman treats other conditions, please contact the office at (352) 732-4032.

Blood Disorders

Blood disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions that affect the blood's ability to function, including hemophilia, anemia, and sickle cell disease.Compare with other Blood Disorders specialists.

Dr. Balaraman typically treats 53% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 10 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Blood Disorders
Anemia
Myelodysplastic Syndromes
Myeloproliferative Disorders
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Blood Cancers

Blood cancer specialists diagnose and treat cancers such as leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma that affect the blood cells, bone marrow, or lymphatic system.Compare with other Blood Cancers specialists.

Dr. Balaraman typically treats 53% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 6 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Nodular Lymphoma
Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
Mantle Cell Lymphoma
Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
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Dr. Balaraman's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Leukemia
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anemia
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • ENT Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Fallopian Tube Cancer
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukocytosis
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lymphoma, Large-Cell
  • Macroglobulinemia (incl. Waldenstrom's )
  • Mantle Cell Lymphoma
  • Marginal Zone Lymphoma
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Melanoma
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloma
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Neutropenia
  • Nodular Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Oral Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancytopenia
  • Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria
  • Plasmapheresis
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Purpura
  • Reticulosarcoma
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Skin Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Thalassemia
  • Thoracentesis
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis

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Dr. Balaraman accepts the following insurance:

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About Me

Care Philosophy

Florida Cancer Affiliates provides state-of-the-art cancer care. We do so in a caring, patient-focused, cost-effective, and community based setting. Care...Read more

Biography

Dr. Rama Balaraman, MD is a hematology doctor who practices in Ocala, FL. She is 48 years old. Dr. Balaraman is affiliated with Ocala Regional Medical...Read more

Specialties

  • Hematology
  • Medical Oncology

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

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Affiliated Hospitals

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West Marion Community Hospital

Ocala, FL
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Ocala Regional Medical Center

Ocala, FL

65% Patient experience rating, 4% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

AdventHealth Ocala

Ocala, FL

56% Patient experience rating, 13% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)
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