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Dr. Brundha Balaraman, MD

Dermatologist

Professional statement

Brundha Balaraman, M.D. is a board-certified dermatologist specializing in advanced cosmetic and medical dermatology, with expertise in laser therapy, aesthetic medicine, and skin cancer. Dr. Balaraman received her bachelor’s degree in biological sciences from Cornell University, where she was also a Howard Hughes Scholar. She received her medical doctorate from the prestigious Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Dr. Balaraman subsequently completed her internal medicine internship at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and her dermatology residency at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, one of the nation’s top dermatology programs. Dr. Balaraman then completed a fellowship in cosmetic dermatologic surgery where she received advanced training in all the latest cutting-edge procedures including laser rejuvenation, Botox and filler injections, Kybella, and non-invasive body contouring. Dr. Balaraman has lectured at academic conferences across the U.S. and has been recognized nationally for leading public health policy issues, particularly in the establishment of tanning bed regulations. She has been recognized by National Public Radio, Reuters, and others for this achievement and received several awards including the prestigious Wynder Award for Preventative Medicine. Dr. Balaraman is also frequently interviewed by the media her for her expertise in cosmetics, photoaging, and skin cancer. Dr. Balaraman has authored several articles on cosmetic and medical dermatology that have been published in top medical journals. She is also a reviewer for the Dermatologic Surgery journal. She has served on committees for the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Society for Lasers in Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Balaraman has successfully led clinical research trials involving novel laser devices. Her clinical and research interests include aesthetic medicine, and biomedical applications of lasers and energy devices. She utilizes the latest advances in technology and techniques to provide her patients with the most up to date care. She is an active member of the American Academy of Dermatology, American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery, American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, Women’s Dermatologic Society, among others. During her spare time, Dr. Balaraman dedicates considerable volunteer time to dermatology initiatives including community skin cancer screenings and awareness programs. She also founded the SkinTrust, which aims to guide consumers about non-prescription and cosmetic skin care. Specializing in cosmetic, medical, and surgical dermatology, In addition to publishing several scientific articles regarding cosmetic and medical dermatology, She performs facial rejuvenation with injectable dermal fillers and neuromodulators like BOTOX® Cosmetic, body contouring, and multiple laser treatments. Dr. Balaraman was raised in New York City. She lives in Houston with her husband, son, and two dogs. She enjoys travel, art, photography, and spending time with her family.

In-network insurances

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

Specialties

  • Dermatologist

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Board certifications

  • American Board of Dermatology

Education and training

  • Medical School - Washington University, St. Louis, Doctor of Medicine
  • Washington University, St. Louis, Residency in Dermatology

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1437461258

Office locations

Derm Surgery Associates, PA

4747 Bellaire Blvd, 240

Bellaire, TX 77401

Derm Surgery Associates, PA

18220 TX-249, Suite 270

Houston, TX 77070

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Very friendly & quickly fixed my problem.
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Pleasant experience, professional doctor and staff.
Less than 6 months ago
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I really liked Dr. Balaraman. She took her time and listened to my concerns without making me feel rushed. Her staff was also very professional and nice.
Less than 1 year ago
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Thorough and informative I should have asked, but didn’t, why she didn’t use a UV light for examination
Less than 1 year ago
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Great visit. Was informative and helpful. Nurse was also great and stayed to chat further with me. Will be going back.
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Great bedside manner. She really took time to listen and do a thorough evaluation.
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helpful, informative
Less than 1 year ago
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Professional, friendly, staff and doctor.
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Will recommend her.. she was patient enough to analyze my problem and had given the answers to all my queries.. waiting time was the only problem which I faced.
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She's an incredible doctor. Took time to explain things to me and answer all of my questions. Appointment never felt rushed. Very careful, gentle, and helpful. Highly recommended!
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I really wish the wait time was less as it would have made my appt not so bad but by the time I arrived and left it took a total of 2 hours with the actual time spent with the doctor only to be 30 mins.
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Dr. Balaraman and entire staff were very knowledgeable, professional, and courteous. i would definitely refer family and friends.
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Dr. B along with her staff were very friendly and thorough. I was a new patient and was very pleased with the service.
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She is a nice doctor. Her staff are nice too.
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she was very nice and professional. answered all of my questions.
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Once I was back in the patient room, the visit went very quickly. Dr. Balaraman took a quick look at my problem and was able to diagnose me right away.
More than 1 year ago
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Wait time was a bit ridiculous, there were 4 other people in the office with the same appointment time so it was more of a waiting game instead of actually being seen at your appointment window. The doctor was in andout in less than 5 mins, her bedside manners left a bit to be desired. She talked more than she listened and wrote a bunch of prescriptions without actually identifying the problem. She was very pregnant and her nurse kept mentioning that she was due any day, I'm hoping that had something to do with her rushed manner, but still no excuse to the service I received. I wouldn't recommend her or return, unfortunately.
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There was a mixup with the appointment date, but they were able to fit me in anyway. Receptionist very nice, and the assistant, Gloria, was very friendly and thorough. Dr. Balaraman seemed a little rushed, possible due to having to fitme in, but was also very nice and took the time to address every concern I had. Would definitely recommend the office.
More than 1 year ago
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Was great!
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Excellent.
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She was great! She was informative an knowledgeable. She helped my daughter get on the right track. We see here in 3 months!
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Dr. Balaraman and her nurse put me at ease immediately. They explained everything they were doing and really seemed to want to make me comfortable. I am so glad I saw her!!
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Overall great experience. Staff was very nice and professional. The doctor answered all my questions and provided me with all the information I needed. Very happy and will definitely book my mech appointment with them.
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She has suggested some creams which creates allergic to my face and created more black marks on my face than earlier . Problem is she didnt tested the ointment that she has suggested to me before suggesting it.
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Dr Balaraman was very thorough and professional. She did not rush through the exam. She answered all of my questions.
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Went very well! She was nice and detailed
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She and her staff are kind, knowledgeable, and efficient. She was helpful and did not make me feel rushed at all
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just fine.
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A great visit. All of my questions and concerns were addressed. Very friendly nurse. They also gave tons of free samples. We'll be back again.
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Dr. Balaraman was very thorough and attentive. She clearly explained the treatment plan. Her office staff called right away with results and changes in treatment. Very informative with regards to medication and possible discount.
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Very impressed by Dr. Balamaran, she took the time to listen to my concerns, I didn't feel like I was rushed and answered all my questions. I feel like I will trust her.
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I was impressed with Dr. B and her assistant Carmen was very nice. I was in great misery with a horrible rash and my arms were oozing from the itching. She prescribed medications and I actually was 90 percent feeling betterthe next day. The rash was most likely caused by gardening/mold spores, and I had tried to treat myself for 8 weeks, and nothing worked. I am only on my second day of treatments and have seen significant improvement. I was glad to have a doctor that was knowledgeable in skin irritations, and not just beauty treatments. Beware of mold in Houston gardens
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Kind and knowledgeable!
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It was great!!! She was very attentive and informative!!! Very nice doctor
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She and her staff were very friendly and personable. She took the time to explain things to me in detail.
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Thorough and detailed . Support staff was excellent.
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Very good doctor i would seriously recommend her for others to see.
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Good doctor
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Very fast and accurate diagnosis....very smart... Accurate fast treatment given
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She is an excellent doctor.
More than 1 year ago
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She was great. She looked at more than just my admitting complaint, she assessed everything that was wrong and we took care of it all in one day.
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She's amazing!!! I wanna be friends with her. She was so genuine.
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This was my first visit to Dr. Balaraman. She was professional and asked good questions. She made good recommendations on how to care for my skin in the future. And she did not allow the appointment to end without asking mewhat questions I had and then answering them. I will return. The only down side was that they had to move the appointment I booked on ZocDoc by a half hour, as the receptionist said the time slot I booked did not work with their lunch break schedule.
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Dr. Balaraman was fantastic! I had met with other doctors about my specific condition, and none of them had explained the diagnosis to me or treatment procedure as thoroughly as she had. She had absolutely amazing bedside manner and ensured that all of my questions had been answered.
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Very professional, answered all my questions. Would definitely reccommend
More than 1 year ago
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She and her assistant Alisa were very friendly, professional,and knowledgeable. Everything was timely, the procedure was painless and she answered all questions. I highly recommend Dr Balaraman and her staff.
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Brundha was great about answering any questions I had. She was thorough with the skin exam. I would definitely recommend her.
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I was very pleased with Doctor Balaraman. She was very warm and welcoming. Very professional. When she came in the room to see me, she took one look at my face and could tell what my solution was. I went infor my acne that I've been dealing with for years. She was very knowledgeable on the type of skin I had and what stepshe I should take to clear it. She had a quick and direct answer for every question I had and prescribed me things that I had never tried but she garunteed me that they would clear my skin. She said she would like to follow up with me in 2 months to see how the products worked with me and just to touch base on anything else I needed. I felt very comfortable and at ease. I really hope the products do really end up working for me. If not, I would still highly recommend her if you are searching for a doctor with great personable skills, that makes you feel as if she really cares and will get you the help/results that you need.
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My name is Diane and I really chose my doctor from zocdoc and she is wonderful. What price can you put on your looks? She was attentive, great bedside manner, and she practices what she teaches. My procedure at first wastreatment for dry skin in my elbow and on my neck. She treated that and I asked her about the spots and other unsightly things in my face. She suggested a procedure that would clear up dark spots and remove the black things that were growing on my face. It is now 3 weeks and my skin is still improving. She does great work for a minimal fee. Go see her. Get rid of the dark spots, tags and anything else that is hindering your looks. This is my RSVP I will be there Oct.29, 2016 for her grand opening.
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The doctor was very nice and took her time meeting with me and addressing my concerns and questions.
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