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Dr. Richard Balter, MD

Hospice & Palliative Medicine •  Male • Age 67

  
Dr. Balter

Port Jefferson Internal Med

5225 Nesconset Hwy Ste 15 Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776
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(631) 331-1000

Dr. Richard Balter, MD is a hospice & palliative medicine specialist in Port Jefferson Station, NY and has been practicing for 38 years. He graduated from New York U, School of Medicine in 1978 and specializes in hospice & palliative medicine.


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Dr. Balter accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Preferred Blue PPO
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP) HMO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

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No malpractice claims found for New York
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. Balter's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Balter

4.3

Based on 7 reviews

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Dr. Balter's Performance
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Dr. Balter is a very thorough physician. He spends time with his patients and is always comforting
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Dr. Richard Balter is perfect for the field of Hospice and Palliative Care. He is the kindest, sweetest doctor ever. He took beautiful care of my friend Louis as he was dying . He loves his field of medicine and is wonderful to his patients and their families.
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Richard Balter, MD is a hospice & palliative medicine specialist in Port Jefferson Station, NY and has been practicing for 38 years. He graduated from New York U, School of Medicine in 1978 and specializes in hospice & palliative medicine.

Specialties

  • Hospice & Palliative Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Hospice Care and Palliative Medicine
  • Internal Medicine

Education

1982
Medstar-Georgetown University Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
1981
LI Jewish-Hillside Med Ctr
Residency Hospital
1979
LI Jewish-Hillside Med Ctr
Internship Hospital
1978
New York U, School of Medicine
Medical School

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79% Patient experience rating, 10% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018)

Saint Charles Hospital

Port Jefferson, NY

76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average