Dr. Roumen Balabanov, MD

Dr. Roumen Balabanov, MD

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53 y/o
(12)

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Dr. Roumen Balabanov, MD is a neurology doctor who practices in Chicago, IL. He is 53 years old.

Northwestern Medical Group

259 E Erie St

Chicago, IL 60611
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Accepted insurance

  • 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

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Top Care Areas

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See how frequently Dr. Balabanov performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
very high
more than 98% of peers
Brain Disorders
very high
more than 97% of peers
Migraine
normal
more than 21% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Balabanov ""Better people means better experiences. Our care team is committed to delivering results that change lives." "
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Specialties

  • Neurology
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Board Certifications

  • Neurology
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*
55

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chorea (Excluding Huntington's Chorea)
  • Chronic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Confusion
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dystonia
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • 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

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Procedures

  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University of Chicago Hosps
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Balabanov has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Bulgarian

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Balabanov's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Balabanov to family and friends
3.9
based on 12 total reviews (3 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (12)

  • 5
    (8)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (3)

Dr. Balabanov's Performance

Trustworthiness
VERY GOOD
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
VERY GOOD
Time well spent
EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
VERY GOOD
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
VERY GOOD
Average wait time
16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

in Round Lake, IL |
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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in Soudan, MN |
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...more
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in Littleton, CO |
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...more
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Balabanov accepts 16 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Aetna POS
    Aetna PPO
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Advantage
    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) PPO
  • HealthLink
  • HFN
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Humana HMO
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
  • PHCS
    PHCS PPO
  • Preferred Network Access
  • Self Pay
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice
    Choice Plus
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Hospitals where Dr. Balabanov has admitting privileges

Northwestern Memorial Hospital
251 E Huron St
Chicago, IL 60611
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