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Dr. Palur Balakrishnan, MD

Interventional Cardiology

Internal Medicine

Palur V. Balakrishnan, MD, earned his medical degree from Madras Medical College in Chennai, a city in India formerly known as Madras, where he then completed an internship at Government Kilpauk Medical College. After moving to the United States, Dr. Balakrishnan completed an internal medicine residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers in ...

Palur V. Balakrishnan, MD, earned his medical degree from Madras Medical College in Chennai, a city in India formerly known as Madras, where he then completed an internship at Government Kilpauk Medical College. After moving to the United States, Dr. Balakrishnan completed an internal medicine residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers in New York, New York. He completed further training through fellowship programs at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center (SEMC) in Boston, and with Baylor College of Medicine at Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center, formerly  St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital, in Houston.

Triple board certified in interventional cardiology, cardiovascular disease and internal medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM), Dr. Balakrishnan specializes in electrocardiography, electrocardiogram, EKG, ECG, 24-Hour Holter monitor, cardiac stress test, exercise stress test, stress echocardiography test, stress echo, 2D/M Mode Echocardiogram, Doppler Echocardiogram, EchoDoppler, 2D Doppler Echocardiogram with Color Flow, cardiac event recorder, contrast echocardiography testing and interpretation, ankle-brachial pressure index (ABPI, ankle-brachial index, ABI), carotid doppler imaging (carotid doppler ultrasound, carotid ultrasound, carotid imaging), venous Doppler ultrasound, abdominal ultrasound and renal ultrasound.

Dr. Balakrishnan cares for patients ages six and older suffering from cardiovascular disease (heart disease), coronary artery disease (CAD, atherosclerotic heart disease), diabetes (diabetes mellitus), hypertension (high blood pressure, HBP) or vascular disease, as well as those requiring  angioplasty (balloon angioplasty or percutaneous transluminal angioplasty), interventional cardiology or nuclear cardiology.

For over 30 years, Dr. Balakrishnan’s patients have benefitted from  his friendly, caring staff and his commitment to  his patients. He treats patients living in Alvin, Friendswood, Houston, Manvel, Pasadena, Pearland, South Houston and Webster.

When Dr. Balakrishnan is away from his patients, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two children at their West University home.

He is fluent in Spanish.

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Locations and Appointments

Call to make an appointment (281) 412-4949

Meet the Provider

Specialties
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Cardiology
Medical Education

Madras Medical College-Graduate Medical Education 1967

Languages Spoken
  • Spanish
  • Tamil
  • English
Fellowship

St Elizabeth's Medical Center of Boston 1978, St Luke's Episcopal Hospital 1980

Affiliated Centers
  • Memorial Hermann Pearland Hospital
  • Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital
  • Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital
Gender

Male

Internship & Residency

Kilpauk Medical College 1969, Tamil Nadu Dr Mgr Medical University 1970, St Vincent's Hospital And Medical Center of Ny 1979, Metropolitan Hospital Center 1981

PCP Number

100000041274

Clinical Interests
  • Angioplasty (Balloon)
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Angioplasty (Balloon)
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Nuclear Cardiology
  • Vascular Diseases
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Cities Served

Alvin, Friendswood, Houston, Manvel, Pasadena, Pearland, South Houston, Webster

Zip Codes Served

77017, 77033, 77034, 77047, 77048, 77051, 77058, 77059, 77061, 77062, ...

77017, 77033, 77034, 77047, 77048, 77051, 77058, 77059, 77061, 77062, 77075, 77087, 77089, 77207, 77209, 77233, 77234, 77260, 77261, 77286, 77287, 77289, 77501, 77502, 77504, 77505, 77508, 77512, 77546, 77549, 77578, 77581, 77584, 77587, 77588, 77598

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Insurance Accepted

Insurance Providers
  • Aetna Most Benefit Plans
  • Aetna Medicare
  • Aetna Memorial Hermann
  • Amerigroup Star
  • Amerigroup Star Plus
  • Amerivantage
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Texas
  • Blue Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Cigna Most Benefit Plans
  • Community Health Choice Marketplace QHP
  • Humana Gold Plus HMO
  • Memorial Hermann Advantage HMO
  • Memorial Hermann Advantage PPO
  • Memorial Hermann Solutions
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare Most Benefit Plans

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