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Dr. Michael S Balkin has the following 2 specialties
- Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
An endocrinologist is a physician with extensive training in understanding, diagnosing and treating conditions related to the endocrine system. The endocrine system regulates the balance of hormones.
Conditions of the endocrine system involve an over-abundance, or deficiency of a certain hormone. While there is a range when it comes to the amount of a hormone that is deemed normal in a human, these specialists determine whether a person's amount of hormone is indicative of a health concern. Two conditions this specialist might treat are diabetes and obesity.
- 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.
Dr. Michael S Balkin has the following 20 expertise
- Gland Issues
- Thyroid Diseases
- Diabetes, Type 2
- Cushing Disease
- Addison Disease
- Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1
- Parathyroid Diseases
- Weight Loss
- High Cholesterol (Hypercholesterolemia)
- Weight Loss (non-surgical)
- Excessive Body Hair in Women (Hirsutism)
Dr. Michael S Balkin is Board Certified in 1 specialty
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Best dr ever
Self-verified patient of Dr. Michael S Balkin - Posted on August 23rd, 2018
Dr Balkin is concerned with the whole patient, not just one area. His expertise covers all health issues. He speaks clearly and explains everything thoroughly. He spends a great deal of time with his patients. His office is not fancy. Who cares? He is tops!!! He calls you personally with all test results.. I have been seeing Dr Balkin for some time now, and I rely on him and his advice. He also communicates well with my other drs.i give him a score of 10 out of 10
Ronnie, medical assistant
Self-verified patient of Dr. Michael S Balkin - Posted on January 17th, 2012
I think that Dr. Balkin is a terrific practitioner. He is professional,thorough,caring,kind,and gentle. He follows through with your treatment and makes sure you are doing alright. Sherry, his sweet assistant, always sees to it that you are seen when you need to be.I would recommend him to everyone, provided they can pay out-of-pocket.
Self-verified patient of Dr. Michael S Balkin - Posted on January 2nd, 2011
He's basically your regular endocrinologist. He told me things that every other dr. told me. Staff makes him out to be some kind of god, that he loves a challenge, will spend any amount of time with you. After an hour, he said time was up. His secretary was going to come in any second and yell at him! He didn't meet my challenge! Not worth the out of pocket money!
they guy is a genius
Self-verified patient of Dr. Michael S Balkin - Posted on June 30th, 2010
recommended by my primary doc - he's a doctors doctor. I call him House because he is a genius who approaches healthcare like no other doctor I have ever had. He is relentless in treating you as a whole person - not just his specialty. He spends 1-2 hours with you when you come in for the first visit and will call you at home multiple times with info/etc. He is 1 of a kind! Oh, and he is NICE!!!!!
Best doctor I've ever had...
Self-verified patient of Dr. Michael S Balkin - Posted on April 25th, 2009
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2011, 2012, 2015, 2018)
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.
Patients' Choice Award (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2018)
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.
Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2012)
The Patients' Choice Award - 5 Year Honoree is a recognition granted only to those doctors whose ratings have reflected excellence in care for five years in a row. Only 1% of all doctors in the United States are bestowed this honor by their patients.
46 Years Experience
- Mt Sinai School Medicine
Kings County Hospital Center
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191 E Main St Ste 3 Huntington, NY : (631) 351-8374
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