Dr. Savitha Balaraman, MD

Dr. Savitha Balaraman, MD

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Oncology  |  
Female  |  
45 y/o
31 reviews

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  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Bakery & Confectionary Union Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • EmblemHealth
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • HAP Insurance

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Dr. Balaraman specializes in Oncology and practices in Farmington Hills, MI. She practices at 1 location.

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Dr. Balaraman's Reviews

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3.5
based on 31 total surveys (13 with reviews)
Dr. Balaraman's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Reviews (13)
Royal Oak, MI |
Dr. Balaraman is one of the best physicians I have ever encountered. I have interacted with many physicians in my 70 years and she is not only very skilled in her specialty; she is an excellent communicator and has a level of compassion that is really wonderful.
in Southfield, MI |
Dr. Balaraman is extremely kind, thoughtful and compassionate, she shows support to all of her patients. Dr. Balaraman is also exceedingly knowledgeable and although very busy, she takes the time to answer any and all questions you may have and if there are any concerns they are addressed immediately. I am thankful to have been referred to such a wonderful doctor.
in Bloomfield Hills, MI |
Dr. Balaraman was recommended to my wife by our cardiologist for a platelet problem one year before I was diagnosed with non=Hodgkins lymphoma. I was impressed with her expertise and care and thus made an easy decision for her to be my oncologist. She put together a team of doctors that followed my case with expertise resulting in good outcomes. Her care, compassion and bedside manner are tops; but most importantly, she is extremely knowledgeable, respected by her peers. Do not hesitate.
in Detroit, MI |
As I reflect on this very serious health challenge, I am brought to tears at the level of compassion, concern, thoroughness, empathy, kindness and expertise Dr. Savitha Balaraman has afforded me. I don't take lightly nor for granted the professionalism that I have received. I would HIGHLY recommend Dr. Balaraman and this group of professionals, if given the opportunity.
in Sterling Heights, MI |
I have been a patient of Dr. Balaraman's since 2009. I have gone through two rounds of chemo since then. She makes me and my family feel like she really cares.
in Madison Heights, MI |
Dr. Balaraman is wonderful. Even though it appears she is very busy, she will always take the time to listen to the patient and answer any questions that they may have.
Bloomfield Hills, MI |
Dr is honest, direct and thorough with wonderful bedside manner.
in Commerce, Mich 48382 |
My husband and I have been so blessed to have been lead to Dr. Balaraman. She is so kind, caring, and is genuine toward her patients and their families. Makes you feel comfortable and spends all the time you need to answer your questions where you can understand everything. Stays on top of you care. Also, all her staff is also the same way. They all are very compassionate and have very positive attitudes toward you and your disease. Going to her office is very uplifting!
in White Lake, MI |
Dr. Balaraman consistently demonstrates her vast knowledge and experience in the field of oncology; her ability to work with other professionals, her value of each person she has contact with; and her compassion. I say all this as a caregiver. My husband has been under Dr. Balaraman's care for over six years now, so I am fully qualified to vouch for her integrity as a physician and a partner in my husband's treatment.
in Woodhaven, MI |
She saved my life. She's so gentle, kind, concerned, and a wonderful large heart. Dr. B does all she can to make sure we (Patients) are taken care of the best that we can be. You feel so great after being with her. She a human being that cares. My husband and I both love her very much.
in East Lansing, MI |
Always caring, always detailed. She takes time to explain. Always answers her messages and follows through with every aspect of my care.
in MI |
Dr. Balaraman was highly recommended to me by my surgeon. From the first appointment Dr. Balaraman has and continues to be very thorough, explains the treatment plan and purpose, takes time to explain the process and any questions I have. She is cautious when new symptoms arise and follows through as symptoms dictate and relays information. She will see you on short notice if such an issue arises and even under such circumstance she takes her time with you. Dr. Balaraman is very caring.
in Detroit |
I have always found Dr. Balaraman to be attentive to my concerns, patient and thorough with my questions and fears, encouraging and cheerful in all of our meetings. My health and well-being have been her principle concerns. She has been careful to be aware of the latest developments in treatment for my specific disease and to be bold in applying her knowledge and skill in her work with me. I would recommend Dr. Balaraman enthusiastically to anyone in need of an excellent oncologist who cares!
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Dr. Balaraman's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Oncology
  •  Board certified in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology
  •  Malpractice claims in Michigan not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Board Certifications

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  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Oncology

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Leukemia
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • ENT Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Fallopian Tube Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gum Cancer
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hemophilia
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Kaposi's Sarcoma
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukocytosis
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lymphocytosis
  • Lymphoma, Large Cell, Anaplastic
  • Lymphoma, Large-Cell
  • Macroglobulinemia (incl. Waldenstrom's )
  • Mantle Cell Lymphoma
  • Marginal Zone Lymphoma
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Melanoma
  • Meningiomas
  • Mycosis Fungoides
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloma
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Neutropenia
  • Nodular Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Oral Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancytopenia
  • Parathyroid Cancer
  • Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Purpura
  • Qualitative Platelet Defects (incl. Glanzmann's Thrombasthenia)
  • Reticulosarcoma
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Skin Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Thalassemia
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Thymomas
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Vaginal Cancer
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
  • von Willebrand Disease

Education

  • Medical School
    Madras Medical College, Tamil Nadu Dr Mgr Medical University

    Graduated in 1995

  • Residency Hospital
    Wayne St University Detroit M C
    Wm Beaumont Hospital

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Oncology

Procedures Performed

  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Plasmapheresis
  • Thoracentesis