Dr. Teresita Balderas, MD

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Psychiatry

Dr. Teresita Balderas, MD is a Psychiatry Specialist in Boston, MA and has over 43 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Balderas has extensive experience in Psychotic Disorders and Addiction & Substance Abuse. She graduated from UNIVERSITY OF BURUNDI / FACULTY OF MEDICINE in 1980. She is affiliated with Salem Hospital. Her office accepts new patients.

Dr. Teresita Balderas, MD

Montefiore Spine Center

55 Fruit St Boston, MA 02114
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I'm still traumatized emotionally AND financially years after she locked me up. I told her nothing could be done for me in a few days at MGH except draining my savings. She actually agreed, but did it anyway!
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  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Scared Of TBalderas – May 06, 2020
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I was deprived of a voluntary admission status by a malicious family member November 22, 2017 after another one failed at Arbour Hospital in Jamaica Plain. My only complaint was the lack of address to a neurological condition that was being caused by the psychoactive medicine that was used in the treatment of the Schizophrenia. One night I was given a sedative under the belief that I could sleep through the ordeal. I subsequently lost consciousness and passed out onto the floor of my room.
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John Bro in Medway, MA – Nov 29, 2018
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Dr. Teresita Balderas was my Psychiatrist for many years in Texas and she was the main doctor that was truly vested in finding the right medicine that worked best for me based on my overall family history and genetic background. Her education & concentration is genealogy and as a result that gives her an advantage in being able to help her patients understand not only the mental health but also the other illnesses that we as human beings may be affected by do to our genetics such as diabetes.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Xochitl in San Antonio, TX – Sep 19, 2017
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The absolute worst.... harsh, rude, does not listen, no compassion.....not worthy of Mass General
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No results
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Donna DiLorenzo in Derry, NH – Aug 28, 2017
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We did not have a positive experience. She has a very poor bedside manner and did not communicate effectively with us as the family. She made decisions without speaking to us.
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No results
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Westford, MA – Apr 13, 2017
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This is not a knee-jerk bad rating. This is months after the experience with Dr. Balderas when we know she was completely wrong with diagnosis and prescribed treatment. Extremely poor bedside manner and listening skills. Stated strong concerns with diagnosis at the time of hospitalization and we later confirmed that she was completely wrong. Refused to consult with neurology on a serious issue resulting from a brain injury. She over prescribed medication
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Dr. Teresita Balderas, MD is a Psychiatry Specialist in Boston, MA and has over 43 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Balderas has extensive...Read more

Specialties

  • Psychiatry

Education

1980
UNIVERSITY OF BURUNDI / FACULTY OF MEDICINE
Medical School

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Dr. Balderas specializes in Psychotic Disorders and Addiction & Substance Abuse. See more on Healthgrades.

What conditions does Dr. Teresita Balderas, MD treat?

Dr. Balderas frequently treats the following conditions: ADHD and-or ADD, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and Adjustment Disorder . See more on Healthgrades.

What is Dr. Teresita Balderas, MD's office address?

Dr. Balderas' office is located at 55 Fruit St, Boston, MA 02114. You can find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Is Dr. Teresita Balderas, MD affiliated with any hospitals?

Dr. Teresita Balderas, MD is affiliated with North Shore Medical Center.

How much experience does Dr. Teresita Balderas, MD have?

Dr. Balderas has over 42 years of healthcare experience.

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No malpractice claims found for Massachusetts
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Balderas

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Balderas treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Balderas treats other conditions, please contact the office at (617) 724-5600.

Psychotic Disorders

Psychotic disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions that cause severe mental symptoms and disconnection from reality, such as schizophrenia, delusional disorder, and substance-induced psychosis.Compare with other Psychotic Disorders specialists.

Dr. Balderas is experienced in the area of Psychotic Disorders. See the graph below to learn more about her experience.

Based on claims data for 9 conditions and procedures

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Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
Schizoaffective Disorder
Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
Alcohol-Induced Mental Disorders
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Addiction & Substance Abuse

Addiction and substance abuse specialists diagnose and treat people who have become physically dependent or addicted to drugs and alcohol through treatments including counseling, detoxifcation, inpatient rehabilitation, and medication.Compare with other Addiction & Substance Abuse specialists.

Dr. Balderas is experienced in the area of Addiction & Substance Abuse. See the graph below to learn more about her experience.

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Nondependent Opioid Abuse
Nondependent Antidepressant Abuse
Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
Nondependent Alcohol Abuse
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Check Dr. Balderas' experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Balderas' conditions and procedures:

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alcohol Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Alcohol or Substance Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Alcohol-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
  • Amphetamine and Other Psychostimulant Dependence
  • Anorexia
  • Antisocial Personality Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Bulimia
  • Cocaine Addiction
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Combination Drug Dependence
  • Conversion Disorder
  • Delusional Disorder
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Developmental and Learning Disorders
  • Dissociative Disorder
  • Dissociative, Conversion, and Factitious Disorders
  • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
  • Drug-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Eating Disorders
  • Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)
  • Emotional Disturbances of Childhood and Adolescence
  • Homicidal Ideation
  • Hypochondriasis
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Mania
  • Marijuana Addiction
  • Nondependent Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Amphetamine or Related Acting Sympathomimetic Abuse
  • Nondependent Antidepressant Abuse
  • Nondependent Cocaine Abuse
  • Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Marijuana Abuse
  • Nondependent Opioid Abuse
  • Nondependent Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Abuse
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder (OCPD)
  • Opioid Dependence
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychiatric Medication Therapy
  • Psychogenic Disorders (incl. Psychogenic Pain)
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Psychological Evaluations Prior to Bariatric Surgery
  • Psychosis
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Somatoform Disorders
  • Speech, Language and Learning Disorders
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Tobacco Use Disorder

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Locations

Montefiore Spine Center

Massachusetts General Hospital55 Fruit St Boston, MA 02114
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Practice

Salem Hospital81 Highland Ave Salem, MA 01970
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Salem Hospital

Salem, MA

70% Patients that would definitely recommend, Equal to the national average

20 Awards Received

Award Highlight: State Ranking Award - Pulmonary Care™ (2023)

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