Dr. Savitha Balaraman, MD

Dr. Savitha Balaraman, MD

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47 y/o
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Dr. Savitha Balaraman, MD is an oncology specialist in Farmington Hills, MI and has been practicing for 24 years. She specializes in oncology.

27900 Grand River Ave

Farmington Hills, MI 48336
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Insurance Accepted

  • 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's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Breast Diseases
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Balaraman treats Breast Diseases more than 98% of her peers

Dr. Balaraman treats this condition more than 98% of her peers

Cancer
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Balaraman treats Cancer more than 96% of her peers

Dr. Balaraman treats this condition more than 96% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma
  • Adolescent Cancer
  • Adrenal Cortical Carcinoma
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Adult Cerebral Astrocytoma
  • Adult Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Ampullary Carcinoma
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Cancer
  • Anaplastic Oligodendroglioma
  • Angiosarcoma of the Breast
  • Appendix Cancer
  • Astrocytoma
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC)
  • Basal Type Breast Cancer
  • Benign Astrocytoma
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Biliary Cancer
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Blood Cancer
  • Bone Cancer
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (Includes: Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brainstem Glioma
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Cancer Recurrence
  • Bronchioalveolar Carcinoma
  • Bronchogenic Carcinoma
  • Cancer of Floor of Mouth
  • Cerebellar Astrocytoma
  • Cerebral Astrocytoma
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Chordoma
  • Choriocarcinoma
  • Chromophobe Renal Cell Carcinoma
  • Clear Cell Adenocarcinoma
  • Clear Cell Renal Cell Carcinoma
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Distal Colorectal Cancer
  • Distal Gastrointestinal Tract Cancers
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • Duodenal Cancer
  • Ear Cancer
  • Endocrine Cancer
  • Endometrial Cancer
  • ENT Cancer
  • Epidermoid Carcinoma
  • Epithelial-Myoepithelial Carcinoma
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Extrahepatic Bile Duct Cancer
  • Eye Cancer
  • Facial Skin Cancer
  • Fallopian Tube Cancer
  • Familial Colorectal Cancer
  • Familial Pancreatic Cancer
  • Familial Renal Cancer
  • Familial Renal Cell Carcinoma
  • Fibrolamellar Hepatocellular Carcinoma
  • Follicular Adenocarcinoma
  • Follicular Thyroid Cancer
  • Gall Bladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder & Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gastric Cancer, Borrmann 4
  • Gastroenterologic Cancer (Colon, Stomach, Esophageal, Liver)
  • Genital System Cancer
  • Genitourinary Cancers
  • Gland Cancer
  • Glassy Cell Carcinoma
  • Glioma
  • Gliomatosis Cerebri
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hamartomatous Colorectal Cancer
  • Heart Cancer
  • Hepatobiliary Cancer
  • Hepatocellular Cancer
  • Hepatocellular Carcinoma
  • Hip Cancer
  • Hypopharyngeal Cancer
  • Inflammatory Breast Cancer
  • Infundibulocystic Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Intestinal Cancer
  • Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Invasive Breast Cancer
  • Invasive Ductal Carcinoma
  • Invasive Lobular Carcinoma
  • Joint Cancer
  • Juvenile Pilocytic Astrocytoma
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngeal Carcinoma
  • Limb Cancer
  • Lip Cancer
  • Liver Cancer
  • Locally Advanced Breast Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphoma of the Breast
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Male Genitourinary Cancer
  • Malignant Astrocytoma
  • Malignant Breast Tumor
  • Malignant Glioma
  • Mediastinal Cancer
  • Medullary Thyroid Cancer
  • Medulloblastoma
  • Melanoma-Astrocytoma Syndrome
  • Merkel Cell Cancer
  • Metastatic Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Metastatic Blood Cancer
  • Metastatic Bone Cancer
  • Metastatic Breast Cancer
  • Metastatic Cancer
  • Metastatic Liver Cancer
  • Metastatic Lymph Cancer
  • Metastatic Nervous System Cancer
  • Metastatic Prostate Cancer
  • Metastatic Skin Cancer
  • Metastatic Soft Tissue Cancer
  • Metastatic Spinal Cord Cancer
  • Metastatic Squamous Neck Cancer With Occult Primary
  • MSI-H Colorectal Cancer
  • MSI-L Colorectal Cancer
  • MSS Colorectal Cancer
  • Muscle Cancer
  • Nasal Cavity Cancer
  • Nasopharyngeal Cancer
  • Neck Cancer
  • Nerve Cancer
  • Neuroendocrine Cancer
  • Nevoid Basal Cell Carcinoma Syndrome
  • Nodular Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Noduloulcerative Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer
  • Nonpolyposis Colorectal Cancer, Familial
  • Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Nose Cancer
  • Oligodendroglioma
  • Oral Cancer
  • Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Oropharyngeal Cancer
  • Oropharyngeal Cancer, Adult
  • Osteosarcoma of the Breast
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Ovarian Epithelial Cancer
  • Palate Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancreatic Islet Cell Cancer
  • Papillary Renal Cell Carcinoma
  • Papillary Thyroid Cancer
  • Paranasal Sinus Cancer
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Cancer
  • Parathyroid Carcinoma
  • Parotid Gland Cancer
  • Pediatric Cancer
  • Pelvic Cancer
  • Penile Cancer
  • Pharyngeal Cancer
  • Pigmented Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pre-Invasive Breast Cancer
  • Primary Prostate Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 1
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 10
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 11
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 14
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 2
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 3
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 4
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 5
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 6
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 7
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 8
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 9
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - X-Linked 1
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - X-Linked 2
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary -12
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary -13
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary -15
  • Radiation-Induced Angiosarcoma of the Breast
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Renal (Kidney) Cancer
  • Renal Cell Cancer
  • Respiratory System Cancer
  • Retinal Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Sebaceous Gland Carcinoma
  • Secretory Breast Carcinoma
  • Sinonasal Undifferentiated Carcinoma
  • Sinus Cancer
  • Skin Cancer
  • Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Spinal Cord Cancer
  • Spleen Cancer
  • Sporadic Colorectal Cancer
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Conjunctiva
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Head and Neck
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer, Familial
  • Superficial Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Supraglottic Laryngeal Cancer
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Thoracic Cancer
  • Throat Cancer
  • Thymus Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer, Anaplastic
  • Thyroid Cancer, Familial Medullary
  • Thyroid Cancer, Hurthle Cell
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Trachea Cancer
  • Transitional Cell Cancer
  • Transitional Cell Carcinoma
  • Tubular Carcinoma
  • Urachal Cancer
  • Ureteral Cancer
  • Urinary Tract Cancer
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Vaginal Cancer
  • Visual Pathway and Hypothalamic Glioma
  • Vocal Cord Carcinoma
  • Vulvar Cancer
Urinary Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Balaraman treats Urinary Disorders more than 94% of her peers

Dr. Balaraman treats this condition more than 94% of her peers

Dr. Balaraman's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Leukemia
  • Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Burkitt's Lymphoma
  • Cancer
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Eye Cancer
  • Fallopian Tube Cancer
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hemophilia
  • Hemophilia A
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukocytosis
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lymphocytosis
  • Lymphoma, Large-Cell
  • Lymphosarcoma
  • Macroglobulinemia (incl. Waldenstrom's )
  • Mantle Cell Lymphoma
  • Marginal Zone Lymphoma
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Melanoma
  • Meningiomas
  • Merkel Cell Carcinoma
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Mycosis Fungoides
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Neutropenia
  • Nodular Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Oral Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancytopenia
  • Penile Cancer
  • Plasmapheresis
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Purpura
  • Reticulosarcoma
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Skin Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Thalassemia
  • Thoracentesis
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Vaginal Cancer
  • Vascular Disease
  • von Willebrand Disease
  • Vulvar Cancer

About Me

Biography

Dr. Savitha Balaraman, MD is an oncology specialist in Farmington Hills, MI and has been practicing for 24 years. She specializes in oncology.

Specialties

  • Oncology

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Oncology

Education

Wayne St University Detroit M C
Residency Hospital
Wm Beaumont Hospital
Residency Hospital
1995
Madras Medical College, Tamil Nadu Dr Mgr Medical University
Medical School
1995

Awards

Dr. Balaraman's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Balaraman

3.7

Based on 36 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
5.555555555555555%
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1 Star
25%
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Dr. B treated me for APL. She was the ultimate best Dr. ever. I would recommend her and anyone in her clinic because I had seen all at some point during my treatment.. She saved my life. Well informed,kind, warm hearted and totally awesome. Thanks Dr. B and staff(Jennifer Green PA)
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She has been an "angel" to my wife Anna for the last 4 years. Anna has lung cancer that has metastasized to her breast and is in stage 4. She has been with us throughout our arduous experience. She has made us feel that we are her only patient in the way she has encouraged us and directed Anna treatment and improvement of life. From the first two years when I thought we might lose her, Dr Balaraman has always made us believe that we could win this fight by not giving up . We love her!
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I have never had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Balaraman, but she saved my older sister's life from Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma in 2013-2014. She has now found something on one of her breast that her regular Dr. missed. I know she will be able to save my Sister's life again. I give her a 10 for the care that she gave to my sister earlier and will be giving to her as she goes through this process. Dr. Balaraman, you're the best!!!
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My husband, who had muscular dystrophy since his teens and was in a wheelchair for the last 8 years, was given a diagnosis of stage 1V colon cancer which metastasized to his liver. His prognosis was two months to live. By the grace of God, Dr. Balaraman was sent to take my husband as her patient. With her prescribed educated treatment, and her genuine caring, encouraging, uplifting, accessible and sunshine personality, he lived over three good quality years! Thank you, and God Bless!
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Extremely caring and competent physician who was always there for me during a very trying time in my life.
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Dr. Balaraman is a no nonsense doctor. But,she cares for you like family. My dad had the worse case of prostate cancer and we didn't expect him to make it. Dr. Balaraman told me I will care for your.dad as I would my own. I believe she's done that and then some. My dad is in remission thank God and the doctor. He is doing very well. She's been there to answer every question I had. Bedside manner is awesome. Thank you Dr. Sativa Balaraman we love you! God bless you.
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Although there may be a wait, especially if you aren't her 1st appointment, it's worth it. She is thorough, attentive, knowledgeable and caring. She provided excellent care to my mother until the very end.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Dr is honest, direct and thorough with wonderful bedside manner.
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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.
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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.
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Always caring, always detailed. She takes time to explain. Always answers her messages and follows through with every aspect of my care.
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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.
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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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Cigna
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Commercial Insurance Company
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Coventry Health Care
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HAP Insurance
Health Alliance
Preferred PPO
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