Dr. Richard Balter, MD

Hospice & Palliative MedicineMaleAge 68

Dr. Richard Balter, MD is a Hospice & Palliative Medicine Specialist in Port Jefferson Station, NY and has over 43 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from New York U, School of Medicine medical school in 1978. He is affiliated with medical facilities Mather Hospital - Main and Saint Charles Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Balter to book an appointment.

Dr. Balter

Port Jefferson Internal Med

5225 Nesconset Hwy Ste 15 Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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  • Practices at Top Hospital
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No malpractice claims found for New York
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(631) 331-1000

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
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Dr. Balter's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Balter

4.3

Based on 7 ratings

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  • Appointment wasn't rushed (6)
  • Explained conditions well (6)
  • Listened & answered questions (6)
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  • Long wait times (3)
  • Staff wasn't friendly (2)
  • Difficult to schedule appointment (1)
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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 over 43 years of experience in the medical field....Read more

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

Awards

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Dr. Balter's office is located at 5225 Nesconset Hwy Ste 15, Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Port Jefferson Internal Med

Port Jefferson Internal Med5225 Nesconset Hwy Ste 15 Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776
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Affiliated Hospitals

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

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Mather Hospital - Main

Port Jefferson, NY

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

9 Awards Received

Saint Charles Hospital

Port Jefferson, NY

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

9 Awards Received