Dr. Richard A. Balter MD, Internist
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Dr. Richard A. Balter MD

Internist

4/5(21)
5225 Nesconset Hwy #15 Port Jefferson Station New York, 11776
Rating

4/5

About

Richard A. Balter, MD, FACP, maintains a position at� Port Jefferson Internal Medicine Associates PC, located in Suffolk County�in the state of New York. Dr. Balter has been practicing for over 30 years as a primary care internist�and has been an advocate for office�and hospital based�education for a majority of his career. He was a full time�attending physician at Stony Brook University Medical Center�from 1982-86, and� is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University today. He is affilated with John T Mather and St. Charles hospitals in Port Jefferson.He has additional�expertise� in palliative care and hospice medicine;�including symptom management, relief of suffering, and end-of-life care. Dr. Balter has attained certification from the American Board of Internal Medicine in his fields of interest, and has been the recipient of a Hospital Service Award from� John T. Mather Memorial Hospital, University Hospital Stony Brook, and Joint Commission Advanced Certification in Palliative Care at St. Charles Hospital.

Education and Training

New York University

New York Univ Sch of Med, New York Ny 1978

Board Certification

ABIM Certified in Internal Medicine & Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal MedicineABIM

Provider Details

Male English

Areas of expertise and specialization

HospicePalliative Care

Faculty Titles & Positions

  • Local Public Speaking -
  • Attending Physician, Stony Brook University, 1982-1986 -
  • Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, Stony Brook University -

Awards

  • Fellow American College of Physicians 1986   
  • Recipient of the Theodore Roosevelt Award at John T Mather Hospital 1999   
  • Recognized for Twenty Years of Service SUNY Stony Brook Medical Center 2003   
  • ABIM Certified in Hospice & Palliative Medicine 2012   
  • Joint Commission Advanced Certification in Palliative Care at St. Charles Hospital 2014   

Internships

  • Long Island Jewish Medical Center (Internal Medicine)

Fellowships

  • Georgetown University Medical Center (General Internal Medicine)

Professional Society Memberships

  • ACP, AAHPM, CAPC

Professional Affiliations

  • American College of Physicians

Articles and Publications

  • Has been Published

What do you attribute your success to?

  • Mypassion for primary careinternal medicineas well as the team approach in palliativemedicine.

Philanthropic Initiatives

  • Foundation Board Memberat Developmental Disabilities Institute, Smithtown, NY

Teaching and speaking

  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at SUNY Stony Brook

Favorite Place to Vacation

  • Wherever my next vacation takes me

Hobbies / Sports

  • Family Time, Reading, Hiking

Favorite professional publications

  • Annals of Internal Medicine

Dr. Richard A. Balter MD's Practice location

5225 Nesconset Hwy #15 -
Port Jefferson Station, New York 11776
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New patients: 631-331-1000
Fax: 631-928-7436

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Patient Experience with Dr. Balter


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JOHN T MATHER MEMORIAL HOSPITAL OF PORT JEFFERSONl

75 NORTH COUNTRY ROAD PORT JEFFERSON NY 11777

Head south on Davis Avenue 1215 ft
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Turn right onto Port Jefferson and Patchogue Road (NY 112) 421 ft
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ST CHARLES HOSPITALl

200 BELLE TERRE ROAD PORT JEFFERSON NY 11777

Head south on Davis Avenue 1215 ft
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Turn right onto Port Jefferson and Patchogue Road (NY 112) 421 ft
Continue straight onto Patchogue-Port Jefferson Road (NY 112) 2979 ft
Continue straight onto Main Street (NY 25A) 1922 ft
Turn right onto North Country Road (CR 20) 687 ft
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UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL ( STONY BROOK )l

HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER SUNY STONY BROOK NY 11794

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