Shyam E. Balakrishnan, MD Shyam E. Balakrishnan, MD

Shyam E. Balakrishnan, MD

Family Medicine Doctor

4.70 out of 5  (39 ratings, 3 reviews)
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919-373-1810 Office number
919-373-1890
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Insurance

Duke Health contracts with most major health insurance carriers and transplant networks, including the ones listed below. Before scheduling your appointment, we strongly recommend you contact your insurance company to verify that the Duke Health location or provider you plan to visit is included in your network. Your insurance company will also be able to inform you of any co-payments, co–insurances, or deductibles that will be your responsibility. If you proceed in scheduling an appointment and your health insurance benefits do not participate with Duke, your out of pocket liability may be higher. We will contact you regarding your coverage and patient liability. If you are uninsured, learn more about our financial assistance policy.

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WHERE I PROVIDE CARE
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ABOUT ME

Developing a long-lasting patient-physician relationship is the most important aspect of my practice. I like learning about my patients’ culture and family backgrounds. I feel that this is key to understanding my patients better and allows me to provide the best care for them. I enjoy educating my patients about disease management, and I like to work with them to come up with a realistic treatment plan and goal. My other medical interests include wellness, preventive care, and chronic disease management. I am fellowship trained in geriatrics, and I like working with elderly patients as well. Balancing my medical career and personal life is a priority for me. Outside of work, I enjoy spending quality time with my wife and daughter. My hobbies include traveling and trying out new cuisines. I value good health and fitness. My goal for myself and my patients is to get healthy and stay healthy!

LANGUAGES I SPEAK
English, Malayalam, Tamil, Hindi
LEARN MORE ABOUT ME
Training
EDUCATION
MBBS, Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram (India), 2007
RESIDENCY
Family Medicine, Hennepin County Medical Center (Minnesota), 2010-2013
FELLOWSHIP
Geriatric Medicine, University of Virginia, 2013-2014
BOARD CERTIFICATION
American Board of Family Medicine, Family Medicine/Geriatrics
American Board of Family Medicine, Family Medicine
Clinical Focus and Research
PUBLICATIONS
View Shyam Balakrishnan's publications on PubMed
Ratings and Reviews

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Learn more about our survey process. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Overall provider rating
4.70 out of 5 (39 ratings, 3 reviews)
PATIENT REVIEWS
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Industry Relationships and Collaborations
This faculty member has no reported relationships with industry.