Dr. Rama Balaraman, MD

Hematology ·  Female · Age 51

  17 Reviews

Dr. Rama Balaraman, MD is a hematology specialist in Ocala, FL. She specializes in hematology, oncology, and more.


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(352) 414-4778

Dr. Balaraman accepts the following insurance:

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Blue Cross Blue Shield
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
Humana
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No malpractice claims found for Florida
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Balaraman's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Lung Cancer
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Balaraman treats Lung Cancer more than 95% of her peers

Dr. Balaraman treats this condition more than 95% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Adult Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Bronchioalveolar Carcinoma
  • Bronchogenic Carcinoma
  • Clear Cell Adenocarcinoma
  • Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Small Cell Lung Cancer
Blood Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Balaraman treats Blood Disorders more than 95% of her peers

Dr. Balaraman treats this condition more than 95% of her peers

Anemia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Balaraman treats Anemia more than 90% of her peers

Dr. Balaraman treats this condition more than 90% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acquired Aplastic Anemia
  • Anemia of Pregnancy
  • Aplastic Anemia
  • Atypical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome
  • Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia (AIHA)
  • Chronic Anemia
  • Cold Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia
  • Diamond-Blackfan Anemia
  • D-Negative Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (D - HUS)
  • D-Negative Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome, Pregnancy Related
  • D-Positive Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (D + HUS)
  • Hemolytic Anemia, Acquired Autoimmune
  • Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome
  • Hereditary Spherocytosis
  • Iron Deficiency Anemia
  • Megaloblastic Anemia
  • Microcytic Hypochromic Anemia
  • Myelpathic Anemia
  • Neonatal Anemia
  • Nutritional Anemia
  • Nutritional Sideroblastic Anemia
  • Pernicious Anemia
  • Refractory Anemia With Excess Blasts
  • Refractory Anemia With Excess Blasts-1
  • Refractory Anemia With Excess Blasts-2
  • Secondary Cold Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia
  • Sideroblastic Anemia
  • Sideroblastic Anemia With Spinocerebellar Ataxia
  • Sideroblastic Anemia, Pyridoxine-Responsive, Autosomal Recessive
  • Warm Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia

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)
  • 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
  • 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

About Me

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 is delivered by oncologists and clinical staff who are part of a national and local network which provides access to the latest treatments technology and research.

Specialties

  • Hematology
  • Medical Oncology
  • Oncology

Board Certifications

  • Hematology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Oncology

Education

All-India Institute Of Medical Sciences, All-India Institute Of Medical Sciences
Medical School

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Balaraman's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Balaraman

3.6

Based on 17 reviews

5 Stars
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1 Star
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I've been a patient of Dr Balaraman's for over 3 years! She is very positive, supportive and even answers my emails at night and the weekend. She is always there for me.
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I found her to make a plan and then after desired test results came back she would want to change the plan. She would call our care palliative but then would not adjust treatment at our request. Not willing to collaborate with the patient for best interest for all.
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Went for my first visit with Dr. Balaraman and was impressed beyond words with her care and compassion, all staff members were pleasant and professional.
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I am a new patient, since December 2017. I have visited Dr. Balaraman’s office and her nurse practitioner Lisa a few times. Each visit has been very pleasant. The lab is prompt, quick and gentle. Each person in the office is polite and courteous. The office is very clean. One thing I appreciate, is that there’s a telephone in the lobby, so I can call my pick-up ride myself and not need to impose on office personnel to make the call for me. I woulda (and will) recomend here to anyone.
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I am completing this review on behalf of my father, the patient, as well as for myself for I am my father’s caregiver. I can’t say enough about Dr Balaraman and her entire staff. She is the most thorough, caring with the best bedside manor of any doctor in any field that I’ve ever have ever had any dealings with. (And I’ve seen my share) She sets the bar high! It’s unfortunate if one ever needs an oncologist. But if one does, there’s no doctor better than Rama Balaraman. (The wait tines vary)
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Obviously VERY knowledgeable and willing to take time to explain in detail the possible diagnosis and treatment options. Very interesting to talk with. Was never in a rush.
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  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)

63% Patient experience rating, 6% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)

57% Patient experience rating, 12% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)

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