Dr. Roumen Balabanov, MD

Dr. Roumen Balabanov, MD

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Neurology  ·  
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54 y/o
(12)

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Dr. Roumen Balabanov, MD is a neurology specialist in Chicago, IL. He specializes in neurology.

Northwestern Medical Group

259 E Erie St

Chicago, IL 60611
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthLink
  • HFN
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • PHCS
  • Preferred Network Access
  • Self Pay

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Illinois
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. Balabanov's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Balabanov treats Multiple Sclerosis (MS) more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Balabanov treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Benign Multiple Sclerosis
  • Familial Multiple Sclerosis
  • Multiple Sclerosis, Pediatric
  • Optic-Spinal Form of Multiple Sclerosis
  • Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis
  • Pseudotumoral Form of Multiple Sclerosis
  • Relapsing Remitting Multiple Sclerosis
Brain Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Balabanov treats Brain Disorders more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Balabanov treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Epilepsy
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Balabanov treats Epilepsy more than 31% of his peers

Dr. Balabanov treats this condition more than 31% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Centrotemporal Epilepsy
  • Continuous Spike-Wave During Slow Sleep Syndrome
  • Epilepsy With Myoclonic Absences
  • Epilepsy With Myoclonic-Astatic Crisis
  • Epilepsy, Benign, Familial, Infantile Epilepsy
  • Epilepsy, Benign, Neonatal, Dominant Form
  • Epilepsy, Benign, Neonatal, Recessive Form
  • Epilepsy, Benign, Occipital
  • Epilepsy, Familial, Mesial, Temporal Lobe
  • Epilepsy, Familial, Temporal Lobe, 4
  • Epilepsy, Idiopathic Generalized
  • Epilepsy, Idiopathic Generalized, Susceptibility to
  • Epilepsy, Nocturnal, Frontal Lobe Type
  • Epilepsy, Nocturnal, Frontal Lobe Type 1
  • Epilepsy, Nocturnal, Frontal Lobe Type 2
  • Epilepsy, Nocturnal, Frontal Lobe Type 3
  • Epilepsy, Nocturnal, Frontal Lobe Type 4
  • Epilepsy, Partial, Familial
  • Epilepsy, Progressive, Myoclonic 3
  • Infant Epilepsy With Migrant Focal Crisis
  • Intractable Epilepsy
  • Juvenile Absence Epilepsy
  • Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy
  • Pediatric Epilepsy
  • Photosensitive Epilepsy
  • Post-Traumatic Epilepsy
  • Refractory Epilepsy
  • Sleep-Related Epilepsy
  • Temporal Epilepsy, Familial
  • Temporal Lobe Epilepsy

Dr. Balabanov's conditions and procedures:

All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
Alzheimer's Disease
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
Ataxia
Autoimmune Diseases
Autonomic Disorders
Brachial Plexus Palsy
Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
Brain Disorders
Cancer
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
Cerebrovascular Disease
Chorea (Excluding Huntington's Chorea)
Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
Chronic Pain
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
Confusion
Dementia
Diabetic Polyneuropathy
Difficulty With Walking
Dystonia
EEG (Electroencephalogram)
EMG (Electromyography)
Epilepsy
Essential Tremor
Gait Abnormality
Headache
Herniated Disc
Huntington's Disease
Hydrocephalus
Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
Insomnia
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Low Back Pain
Migraine
Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Myasthenia Gravis
Myelopathy
Nerve Block, Somatic
Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
Nystagmus
Optic Neuritis
Parkinson's Disease
Peripheral Nerve Disorders
Polyneuropathy
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Rasmussen's Syndrome
Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
Restless Leg Syndrome
Seizure Disorders
Sleep Apnea
Sleep Disorders
Spinal Stenosis
Spine Disorders
Stiff-Man Syndrome
Stroke
Syncope
Tremor
Trigeminal Neuralgia
Vascular Disease
Vertigo
Visual Field Defects

About Me

Care Philosophy

"Better people means better experiences. Our care team is committed to delivering results that change lives." 

Specialties

  • Neurology

Board Certifications

Education

  • University of Chicago Hosps
    Residency Hospital

Languages

  • Bulgarian
  • English

Awards

Dr. Balabanov's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Balabanov

3.9

Based on 12 reviews

5 Stars
66.66666666666667%
(8)
4 Stars
8.333333333333334%
(1)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
25%
(3)

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Average Wait Time
  • 16 – 30 minutes
Dr. Balabanov's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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He is the reason I am alive today. He listens to you and will fight for his patients. I need plex and when no one else agreed he fought to get it for me. He is my hero!
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The worst dr I have ever seen. Has 150 patients on his caseload, and therefore does not have time to spend with patients. Passes patients off to a nurse practictioner. Does not answer questions about treatments, just prescribes Tysabri. Zero patient care, can never get through to anyone in neuro...Read More
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I have been a patient of Dr. Balabanov for the past 5 years and he is the best neurologist I've ever seen. I feel heard when I see him, he is very knowledgable, and responds to all my questions and concerns. He has an excellent bedside manner that I had never experienced before with previous...Read More
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Aetna
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Aetna Test POS
Aetna Test PPO
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Advantage Test
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Cigna
Cigna POS
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health Care PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) Test PPO
HealthLink
HFN
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Humana HMO
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan Test PPO
PHCS
PHCS PPO
Preferred Network Access
Self Pay
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
Choice
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