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About Dr. Gowri Balachandar

Dr. Gowri Balachandar, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Plano, TX. She has 32 years of experience. Her specialties include Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine. Dr. Balachandar is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. Dr. Balachandar has received 1 award. She speaks English.

Rating Overview

56 Ratings with 13 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Gowri Balachandar is Great. Dr. Gowri Balachandar has been rated by 56 patients. From those 56 patients 13 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Gowri Balachandar is 3.9 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Lone Star Gastroenterology Pa

4101 W Spring Creek Pkwy Ste 400
Plano, TX 75024
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Specialties

Dr. Gowri Balachandar has the following 2 specialties

  • Gastroenterology

    A gastroenterologist is a specialist in diagnosis and treatment of conditions involving the digestive/gastrointestinal (GI) tract. These doctors are experts on how food moves through the digestive system and is chemically broken down, with nutrients being absorbed and waste excreted. You might see this kind of doctor if you are experiencing any number of stomach issues, some of which might be severe diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome, hemorrhoids, ulcers, acid reflux, Crohn's disease and more.

  • Internal Medicine

    An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
    These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
    In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.

  • Expertise

    11 Expertise

  • Constipation
  • Celiac Disease
  • Colonoscopy
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Hepatitis C
  • Colon Cancer
  • Acid Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Acid Reflux Disease (Gastroesophageal Reflux / GERD)
  • Ulcerative Colitis

Reviews

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Five Stars

Very knowledgeable and bedside manner is firm and compassionate.

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Five Stars

Dr Balachandar has given me a better life. I trust her with all my heart because she will go the extra mile to help her patients. Her staffs are extremely helpful and provide great medical care.

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One Star

I have continuously had problems being a patient here and it's been under 6 months since my first visit. Dr. Balachandar has wrote the wrong prescriptions, filled ones that I am allergic to, has given me false medical advice regarding my medication more than once, which can be extremely dangerous for people who have already been very sick. Her staff is unprofessional and rude. Scale and blood pressure machine are broke and outdated. She is more interested in writing you tons of prescriptions than you actually getting better. She never reviewed my history or recent hospital visits prior to my appointment. She seems to find my health, in particular, to be humorous. She seems to not be very knowledgeable about certain diseases and things that are caused from diseases. I am not really sure what is going on in that office, but something is very wrong and someone should be made aware. I thought I had been getting help seeing her, but I no longer feel she is an experienced or qualified doctor to treat gastro diseases. There are people who go to work to collect a check, and then there are others who go above and beyond to help people they come in contact with. This is not the case with this office.

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Five Stars

I trust Dr Balachandar. She cares more about my pain than my insurance reimbursement. She is very patient even though she seems to move very fast. I am hard of hearing so I request her to raise her voice. My apology goes to all fellow patients in the waiting room. Please don't take my words for it, just stop by and say hello. Her staffs are super friendly.

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Three Stars

Had surgery and have not had a follow up at all despite the numerous messages I have left for her. Disappointing, as I do not know the results of the biopsies.

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  • Awards

    1 Award

  • Top 10 Doctor - City (2014)

    Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Balachandar is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

    32 Years Experience

  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1986

  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Gowri Balachandar accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Texas
    • BCBS TX Blue Advantage HMO
    • BCBS TX BlueChoice
    • BCBS TX HMO Blue Texas
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    • Humana National POS
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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Locations & Directions

Lone Star Gastroenterology Pa, 4101 W Spring Creek Pkwy Ste 400, Plano, TX

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