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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.
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.
Dr. Joseph S Baler has the following 11 expertise
- Skin Cancer
- Basal Cell
- Acne (Acne Vulgaris)
- Skin Biopsy
- Actinic Keratosis
Dr. Joseph S Baler has 2 board certified specialties
See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience
Dr. Joseph S Baler is Board Certified in 2 specialties
See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience.
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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?
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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Patients' Choice Award (2009, 2010)
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Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2009, 2010)
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On-Time Doctor Award (2009)
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32 Years Experience
Boston University School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1986
Wayne State University
Dr. Joseph S Baler accepts the following insurance providers.
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- 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 Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- 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
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
Locations & DirectionsJoseph Scott Baler Md, 4 Palisades Dr Ste 240, Albany, NY
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