Dr. Vijay Balakrishnan, MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes & MetabolismMaleAge 41

Dr. Balakrishnan
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Shore Physicians Group

18 W NEW YORK AVE Somers Point, NJ 8244

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(609) 365-5300

Dr. Vijay Balakrishnan, MD is a Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Specialist in Somers Point, NJ. He is affiliated with medical facilities AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, Atlantic City Campus and Shore Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Balakrishnan to book an appointment.

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Dr. Balakrishnan is affiliated with AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, Atlantic City Campus Atlantic City, a highly rated hospital.

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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  • Practices at Top Hospital
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No malpractice claims found for New Jersey
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. Balakrishnan's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Obesity
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Balakrishnan treats Obesity more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Balakrishnan treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Balakrishnan treats Diabetes With Renal Manifestations more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Balakrishnan treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Overweight
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Balakrishnan treats Overweight more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Balakrishnan treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Balakrishnan's conditions and procedures:

  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Acromegaly and Gigantism
  • ACTH (Cosyntropin) Stimulation Test
  • Adrenal Gland Diseases
  • Adrenal Incidentaloma
  • Adrenal Insufficiency
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Continuous Glucose Monitoring
  • Dexamethasone Suppression Test
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes Insipidus
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Evaluation
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • Dynamic Endocrine Function Test
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Endocrine Disorders
  • Female Infertility
  • Goiter
  • Graves' Disease
  • Gynecomastia
  • Hashimoto's Disease
  • Hormone Imbalance
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperchylomicronemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypogonadism
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypoparathyroidism
  • Hypopituitarism
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Klinefelter Syndrome
  • Lipedema
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Male Infertility
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Obesity
  • Oral Glucose Tolerance Test
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overweight
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Pituitary Disease
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Proteinuria
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Subacute Thyroiditis
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Testosterone Deficiency
  • Thyroid Biopsy
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Cyst
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Goiter
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Thyroid Nodule Evaluation
  • Thyroid Scan
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Thyroiditis
  • Thyrotoxicosis Factitia
  • Turner Syndrome
  • Ultrasound-Guided Fine Needle Aspiration
  • Ultrasound, Thyroid
  • VAP Lipid Testing
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Water Deprivation Test

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Dr. Balakrishnan accepts the following insurance:

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Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
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Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
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Dr. Balakrishnan's Reviews

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3.8

Based on 10 ratings

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1 Star
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Terrible. I would never go back to him, he was very dismissive. Didn't care for my symptoms at all. As soon as I started talking about them, he found the smallest details to focus on and refused to discuss my problem. Maybe he had a bad day. I would never recommend.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Anonymous – Aug 15, 2021
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Hello everyone I would like to tell you I visited this doctor for the first time a few weeks ago traveling from Atlantic City to Somers Point to see him and he was well worth it he's very fair and knows his work there just was a complication with insurance coverage and increasing my diabetes medication but with help with his team there's a girl named Rachel that led me to the right person that does pas her name is Gina she works in the shore Memorial Hospital in Somers Point she spoke to the insurance and they approved my medication for diabetes she was very patient understanding and professional and easy to talk to all his team was wonderful Rachel was as well and yes I think I would recommend them to anyone him and his team is great!
What went well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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vivian mitchell – May 12, 2021
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I have MANY health issue in addition to type 2 diabetes and thyroid. Dr. Vijay manages to balance all my medications to keep me the healthiest I've ever been. I have never had to wait an extended time and his staff are pleasant and professional.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Apr 20, 2021
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Very Knowledgeable physician! Excellent bedside manner!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Egg Harbor Township, NJ – Jul 26, 2017
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IF you can get in to see him, you may like him. I found he was good at knowing me and my situation. BUT, be prepared to spend the day. I always got one of the first two appointments in the morning and NEVER got in less than an hour after my appointment. I saw him every three months for a year and couldn't take it any longer. My time is as valuable to me as his time is to him and if he can't get in on time and thinks it is okay to keep me waiting without excuse, then I can find another Dr.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Pleasantville, NJ – Mar 26, 2017
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It was a pleasure to meet this physician. He answered all my questions. Wasn't in a rush to go on to the next patient. Very attentive.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Julia E. in Pleasantville, NJ – Feb 04, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Vijay Balakrishnan, MD is a Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Specialist in Somers Point, NJ. He is affiliated with medical facilities AtlantiCare...Read more

Specialties

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Board Certifications

Education

Temple University
Fellowship Hospital
Abington Memorial Hospital
Residency Hospital
Aiims-All India Inst Med Sci
Residency Hospital
Dr M.G.R. Medical University / Chingleput Medical College
Medical School
2009
Abington Memorial Hospital
Internship Hospital
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Languages

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Tamil

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Vijay Balakrishnan, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Balakrishnan has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Vijay Balakrishnan, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Vijay Balakrishnan, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Balakrishnan frequently treats Obesity, Diabetes With Renal Manifestations, and Overweight. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Balakrishnan treats.

Where is Dr. Vijay Balakrishnan, MD's office located?

Dr. Balakrishnan's office is located at 18 W NEW YORK AVE, Somers Point, NJ 8244. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Balakrishnan speaks Tamil, Hindi, and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Shore Physicians Group

SHORE PHYSICIANS GROUP-Endocrinology18 W NEW YORK AVE Somers Point, NJ 8244
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Balakrishnan is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, Atlantic City Campus

Atlantic City, NJ

69% Patient Experience Rating, Equal to the national average

20 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020)

Shore Medical Center

Somers Point, NJ

72% Patient Experience Rating, 3% higher than the national average