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About Dr. Joseph S Baler

Dr. Joseph S Baler, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Albany, NY. He has 32 years of experience. His specialties include Internal Medicine and Dermatology. Dr. Baler has received 4 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

31 Ratings with 10 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Joseph S Baler is Good. Dr. Joseph S Baler has been rated by 31 patients. From those 31 patients 10 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Joseph S Baler is 3.4 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Joseph Scott Baler Md

4 Palisades Dr Ste 240
Albany, NY 12205
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Specialties

Dr. Joseph S Baler has the following 2 specialties

  • 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.

  • Dermatology

    A dermatologist is a doctor who has extensive training and knowledge of the skin, scalp, hair and nails and treats conditions that affect those areas. These doctors will evaluate any abnormality, blemish or lesion on the skin in order to determine the cause and will determine a course of treatment.
    Dermatologists provide patients with full body scans in order to identify any signs that are indicative of an illness that requires treatment, such as skin cancer. These specialists may also provide cosmetic services, such as mole removal, scar diminishing treatments and even botox and face lifts.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Joseph S Baler has the following 11 expertise

  • Rash
  • Melanoma
  • Excision
  • Skin Cancer
  • Basal Cell
  • Acne (Acne Vulgaris)
  • Psoriasis
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Rosacea
  • Mole

Dr. Joseph S Baler has 2 board certified specialties

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Board Certifications

Dr. Joseph S Baler is Board Certified in 2 specialties

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Reviews

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appointment after 6 months wait

I was disappointed in the lack of caring attitude. I moved here recently from Philadelphia area-there my dermatologist would completely inspect my body for spots and even looked into my hair. Dr. Baler never approached me-just stood there and said I looked fine.

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the best experience!

My experience with this office was fantastic. I was greeted with smiles and kind faces and I found Dr. Baler to be very professional, he took his time, and seemed very confident in what he was doing. I would disregard these negative responses. Maybe left by people who were displeased with not getting what they wanted when they wanted?

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Horrible staff - good doctor

He is a great doctor, knows what he is doing and how to treat patients. The receptionists there are awful, all of them give attitudes and make the experience unpleasant. I won't be going back.

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Five Stars

Dr. Baler spent time with my daughter listening to our concerns and explaining treatments and options. his staff was very professional and helpful to us both in person and on the phone. I would recommend Dr. Baler to friends and family.

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Dr. Baler

As others have reported, the scheduling staff is unprofessional, rude and condescending. I was a patient who had not needed Dr. Baler's attention in some years. When I requested an appointment, I was told I had become a new patient and had to wait 3 months. My prime care physician told me to see Dr. Baler as soon as possible. I called at least 3 times asking if there were any cancellations; there never was a cancellation. About 2 weeks before the appointment, my condition worsened and I then asked to speak to Dr. Baler's nurse. She told me she did not handle appointments and returned me to the scheduling staff who not only denied the previous events, but also noted that since I didn't like the treatment I was getting, why would I want to come to the office! Dr. Baler apparently does not read his reviews but maybe if there are enough of these comments, he will do something about his unprofessional staff.

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  • Awards

    4 Awards

  • Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctors

    Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctors

    Castle Connolly is America's trusted source for the identification of Top Doctors. Their physician-led research team reviews and screens the credentials of tens of thousands of physicians who are nominated by their peers annually, via a nationwide online process, before selecting those physicians who are regionally or nationally among the very best in their medical specialties. Castle Connolly believes strongly that Top Doctors Make a Difference™.

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2009, 2010)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2009, 2010)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • On-Time Doctor Award

    On-Time Doctor Award (2009)

    Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.

  • Education

    32 Years Experience

  • Boston University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1986

  • Wayne State University

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Joseph S Baler accepts the following insurance providers.

  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Massachusetts
    • BCBS MA Blue Care Elect PPO
    • BCBS MA Preferred Blue PPO
  • Capital District Physicians Health Plan
    • CDPHP HMO
    • CDPHP New York State of Health - Small Business
    • CDPHP PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • Empire BCBS
    • Empire Blue Priority EPO
    • Empire HMO
    • Empire PPO
    • Empire Prism EPO Blue Priority
  • MVP Health Plan
    • MVP HMO
    • MVP Preferred PPO
    • MVP Premier Plus HMO Small Groups
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

Locations & Directions

Joseph Scott Baler Md, 4 Palisades Dr Ste 240, Albany, NY
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