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Nikhil Balakrishnan, M.B.B.S.Wake Forest Baptist Health

Doctor Rating

4.7 out of 5

121 Ratings
25 Comments
 

Nikhil Balakrishnan, M.B.B.S.

Assistant Professor,

Clinical Interests

Neurology (general), Neuromuscular Diseases

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New Patient Appointments: 336-716-WAKE
Returning Patient Appointments: 336-716-4101
Department: 336-716-4101

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Education & Training

  • M.B.,B.S., Kerala Univ Kottayam Medical College-India, 1999
  • Internship, Internal Medicine, St Francis Hosp, 2006
  • Residency, Neurology, U Illinois Hospital, 2009
  • Fellowship, Neurology, Duke University, 2010

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology, Neurology

NPI Number

  • 1396993184
Nikhil Balakrishnan, M.B.B.S.

Doctor Rating

4.7 out of 5

121 Ratings
25 Comments
 

Nikhil Balakrishnan, M.B.B.S.

Assistant Professor, Neurology

Contact Information

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Academic: 336-716-7548 | Department: 336-716-4101

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Recent Publications

Cartwright MS, Griffin LP, Dowlen H, Bargoil JM, Caress JB, Li ZJ, Defranzo AJ Jr, Wiesler ER, Tuohy CJ, Balakrishnan N, Molnar JA, Baute V, Koman LA, Poehling GG, Walker FO. A randomized trial of diagnostic ultrasound to improve outcomes in focal neuropathies. Muscle Nerve. 2015;52(5):746-753.

Bolen RD, Palavecino E, Gomadam A, Balakrishnan N, Datar S. Sphingomonas paucimobilis meningitis and ventriculitis in an immunocompromised host [letter]. J Neurol Sci. 2015;359(1-2):18-20.

Strowd RE, Wabnitz A, Balakrishnan N, Craig J, Tegeler CH. Clinical reasoning: acute-onset homonymous hemianopia with hyperglycemia: seeing is believing. Neurology. 2014;82(15):e129-e133.

Onyeuku NE, Balakrishnan N, Cartwright MS. Granulomatosis with polyangiitis presenting with pachymeningitis. J Neurol Sci. 2014;344(1-2):208-209.

Bolen RD, Balakrishnan M D N. Palatal myoclonus, eight-and-a-half syndrome, and Holmes Tremor in a patient from a single brainstem lesion [letter]. J Neurol Sci. 2014;347(1-2):411-412.

Cartwright MS, Demar S, Griffin LP, Balakrishnan N, Harris JM, Walker FO. Validity and reliability of nerve and muscle ultrasound. Muscle Nerve. 2013;47(4):515-521.

Rejeski JJ, Morris JC, Walker FO, Balakrishnan N. Clinical reasoning: a 35-year-old woman with acute seizures and behavior change. Neurology. 2013;81(9):e55-e59.

Lovan A, Haq IU, Balakrishnan N. Diagnostic challenges in movement disorders: Sensory Ataxia Neuropathy Dysarthria and Ophthalmoplegia (SANDO) syndrome. BMJ Case Rep. 2013;2013():.

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Assistant Professor, Neurology

Clinical Interests

Neurology (general), Neuromuscular Diseases
Nikhil Balakrishnan, M.B.B.S.

Nikhil Balakrishnan, M.B.B.S.

Assistant Professor, Neurology

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Doctor Rating

4.7 out of 5

Nikhil Balakrishnan, M.B.B.S.121 Ratings
25 Comments


 

Doctor Ratings

The overall Patient Rating score is the average of responses to the nine questions listed below. The questions are from the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a 1 to 5 scale, where 1 represents "very poor" and 5 represents "very good."
Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey

CP concern for questions/worries
4.7
CP efforts to include in decisions
4.7
CP explanations of prob/condition
4.7
CP spoke using clear language
4.8
Friendliness/courtesy of CP
4.8
Likelihood of recommending CP
4.8
Patients' confidence in CP
4.8
Time CP spent with patient
4.7
Wait time at clinic
4.6



Patient Comments

Comments are taken from the Care Provider section of the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Comments are posted exactly as they are written. Comments are added weekly. To protect patient privacy and confidentiality, patient names are not included.

12/11/2015

Very good, everyone had knowledge of my problems which gave me confidence in the staff.

12/3/2015

*Dr. B. was very caring and offered to respond to questions by email. Will definitely see him again if same issues arise.

12/1/2015

Impressed with *Dr. Balakrishnan's experience/knowledge of myasthenia gravis.

11/10/2015

All very good.

10/8/2015

Very good experience, I would highly recommend *Dr. Balakrishnan to everyone.

9/30/2015

Always takes time with us

9/24/2015

Great experience as usual!

9/17/2015

Very good!!

9/3/2015

Great experience!

8/11/2015

*Dr. Balakrishnan was OUTSTANDING - very smart, focused, thorough in his exam, caring & concerned.

7/31/2015

Almost excellent experience.

7/30/2015

Fro the 1st time in 3 years, I have hope I can get relief w/peripheral neuro.

7/30/2015

One of the best healthcare experiences I've had. The doctor provided an extremely thorough exam and I am confident we got to the reason for my issue.

7/23/2015

*Dr. Balakrishnan is a very caring and down-to-earth doctor. He is a rare jewel & we're grateful for him.

7/22/2015

The provider was excellent. I received answers that I had asked many other doctors & they couldn't give me answers.

7/17/2015

Visit was great!!

7/8/2015

A great doctor.

7/5/2015

the Best

6/12/2015

Excellent in every way. #9. Beyond 100%!!

5/1/2015

Good experience.

4/9/2015

He is interested in me as a patient and never rushes you.

4/8/2015

Good.

3/27/2015

Good.

3/18/2015

From day one, *Dr. Balakrishnan has been #1. Very caring, supportive, knowledgeable, available.

3/12/2015

Very professional service.

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