Dr. Rama Balaraman, MD

Dr. Rama Balaraman, MD

HematologyFemaleAge 53

Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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Dr. Rama Balaraman, MD is a Hematology Specialist in Lady Lake, FL. Dr. Balaraman has more experience with Lymphatic System 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

Lady Lake13940 N Us Highway 441 Ste 203 Lady Lake, FL 32159
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Ocala Oncology/Florida Cancer Affiliates3130 SW 32ND AVE Ocala, FL 34474
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Florida Cancer Affiliates

Timber Ridge9401 Sw Highway 200 Ste 702 Ocala, FL 34481
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Hospital Highlight

Affiliated with Ocala Regional Medical Center Ocala, a highly rated hospital.

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  • 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.
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Dr. Balaraman's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Balaraman

4.6

Based on 120 ratings

5 Stars
82.5%
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4 Stars
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(8)
3 Stars
2.5%
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2 Stars
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1 Star
7.5%
(9)
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Dr. Balaraman is an outstanding oncologist! I recommend her to everyone. She is straightforward and very caring. She has done an outstanding job taking care of me by teaching me about advances in breast cancer treatment that I was unaware of and that benefited me greatly. There aren't enough words to say how grateful I am that Dr. Balaraman is my doctor.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Nov 19, 2021
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Everyone was very nice and understanding to me
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Long wait times
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judith L dunn – Oct 07, 2021
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It was a calming experience. I’m thankful I was able to see her. I would recommend her highly.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Lynn Burch – Sep 23, 2021
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Everyone in this practice is attentive, caring and always professional…. And thorough. I fell very well cared for!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Dawn Cullen – Sep 06, 2021
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Yes, Dr Rama was my medical oncologist for breast cancer in 2012. When I was diagonsed again 4/2021, I knew I wanted her again for my medical oncologist. She is very knowledgeable and I trust her.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Melissa Vealey – Sep 02, 2021
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Dr B has been my oncologist for 5 years. She is a remarkable physician in that she takes the time I need and is always positive and gives me hope!
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AnnGrant – Sep 02, 2021
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Always treated with respect and kindness. She is so wonderful about making sure you are fully informed.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Carman Bradley Smith – Sep 02, 2021
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I was very disappointed with my visit with Dr. Balaraman. I was a new patient and a little nervous to find out my lab results. I understand having to wait for doctors due to emergencies or other delays but I waited 1 1/2 hours. She saw me for maybe 10 minutes, didn't explain anything about my condition, told me my numbers from the blood test were normal, which they weren't, and commented on my poor eating habits. She had just met me and didn't know what I ate. On top of everything else, she berated the new medical assistant in front of me. I left feeling confused, upset and not knowing what the plan for treatment would be. The front office staff were not friendly. I will not be returning to see Dr. Balaraman and will not recommend her.
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Aug 10, 2021
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A knowledgeable and concerned physician who listens and facilitates confidence in the patient.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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John Bourland – Aug 09, 2021
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Dr. Balarama is a smart and intuitive physician with sincere compassion for her patients. She has skillfully guided me through the various treatments required by my complicated case. I am indebted to her and her amazing support staff.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Peter Mariades – Aug 09, 2021
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Dr. Balaraman is a warm, empathetic physician who listens to her patients. I saw her for some years after my diagnosis and treatment. I have progressed to the point where I now see her physician's assistant yearly, but I know I can see her any time I ask.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Janet Daugherty – Aug 08, 2021
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Yes, absolutely ! Been her patient for 6 years now, and she is very patient oriented, always on the leading edge of treatments for her patients! Her staff also does an excellent job assisting patients with whatever services are directed or needed. I’d give them a 9.5 out if 10 for going the extra mile!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Office environment
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Ronald Miller – Aug 08, 2021
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Dr. Rama is THE BEST along with her staff especially Jennifer. They helped me get through a number of health challenges in 2019 and have helped to keep me healthy since. As busy as the office can be you are always treated with importance.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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cathi jachimiak – Aug 08, 2021
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I have been well satisfied with Dr. Balaraman.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Rae Stover – Aug 04, 2021
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I have been very satisfied with the care received from Dr. Balaraman and her staff in the Lady Lake office. She has given me a great deal of encouragement and looking at a long term remission.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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John F – Aug 04, 2021
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Definitely yes. Have already recommended her to 7 or 8 people.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Kelsey Neuhausen – Aug 04, 2021
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Very satisfied
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Martha Lamadrid – Aug 04, 2021
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requires an hour wait in reception. Md easy to talk too
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
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  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
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Aug 04, 2021
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Always treated with the utmost compassion.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Diane Ludwig – Aug 04, 2021
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Small, almost boutique-like practice with the feeling of family. So very glad I transferred my care here - you're not just a number with them.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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No malpractice claims found for Florida
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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) 259-8940.

Lymphatic System Disorders

Lymphatic disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the lymphatic system, including lymphedema, lymphadenitis, and lymphangitis.Compare with other Lymphatic System Disorders specialists.

Dr. Balaraman is experienced in the area of Lymphatic System Disorders. See the graph below to learn more about her experience.

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Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
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Dr. Balaraman's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Leukemia
  • Acute Lymphoid Leukemia
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anemia
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Breast Cancer
  • Burkitt's Lymphoma
  • 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)
  • Erythropoietin Test
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Fallopian Tube Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hemophilia
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Leukocytosis
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphocytosis
  • Lymphoma, Large Cell, Anaplastic
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloma
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Neutropenia
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancytopenia
  • Plasmapheresis
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Purpura
  • Qualitative Platelet Defects (incl. Glanzmann's Thrombasthenia)
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Thalassemia
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency
  • von Willebrand Disease

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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

Education

University of Missouri - St. Louis MO
Fellowship Hospital
St. Mary's Health Center - St. Louis MO
Residency Hospital
Thanjavar Medical College - Thanjavar India
Medical School

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Rama Balaraman, MD?

Call (352) 574-6686 to make an appointment as a new patient. Click here for more information.

Does Dr. Rama Balaraman, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Balaraman has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Rama Balaraman, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Rama Balaraman, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Balaraman's profile to make an appointment.

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What are Dr. Rama Balaraman, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Balaraman frequently treats Lymphatic System Disorders. See all practice areas where Dr. Balaraman specializes.

Where is Dr. Rama Balaraman, MD's office located?

Dr. Balaraman's office is located at 13940 N Us Highway 441 Ste 203, Lady Lake, FL 32159. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Rama Balaraman, MD speak?

Dr. Balaraman speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Balaraman is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

West Marion Community Hospital

Ocala, FL

18 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Ocala Regional Medical Center

Ocala, FL

68% Patient Experience Rating, 1% lower than the national average

19 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Adventhealth Ocala

Ocala, FL

59% Patient Experience Rating, 10% lower than the national average

8 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)