Roumen D. Balabanov, MD

Roumen D. Balabanov, MD

4.9 
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Northwestern Medical Group

Primary Specialty

Neurology

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Practice Focus Areas

Education

Medical Education:
Sofia Faculty of Medicine - 1991
Internship:
Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University (Sinai-Grace) - 1999
Residency:
University of Chicago - 2002
Fellowships:
University of Chicago - 2004

Languages Spoken

  • Bulgarian

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (Certified)

Faculty Profile

Associate Professor, Feinberg School of Medicine

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Practice Groups and Affiliations

Medical Group:
Northwestern Medical Group
Physician Category:
Northwestern Medicine Physician Network
On Medical Staff At:
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall rating

4.9
4.9 
202 Ratings
  • Friendly & Courteous
    4.9
  • Will Recommend to Others
    4.8
  • Clear Explanations
    4.8
  • Shows Concern
    4.9
  • Includes You In Decisions
    4.9
  • Explains Medications
    4.9
  • Follow-Up Instructions
    4.8
  • Easy to Understand
    4.9
  • Time Spent With Patient
    4.8
  • Confidence in Doctor
    4.9

Reviews from Patients

46 Reviews
November 01, 2019

Dr. Balabanov is excellent and I am happy he is within a 1.5 hour trip to me. His knowledge of NMO is superior and I appreciate his honesty.

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October 18, 2019

I have a lot of confidence & faith in dr. Balabanov.

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October 18, 2019

dr Balabanov is the Best

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August 19, 2019

Dr. Balabanov is an excellent physician and a great person. Always a pleasure

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July 26, 2019

Dr B has seen me grow from the start of this until now. Can't wait to come next year with even more progress!

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July 04, 2019

Dr. B is the best neurologist I have ever seen. He explained more to me about my rare disease and the damage it has caused than any other neurologist. I greatly appreciate the time he took with me.

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June 24, 2019

Dr. B is very thorough. He takes his time and helps me to understand my disease, how it is affecting me, and our plan ahead.

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June 11, 2019

Dr. Balabanov knows his stuff & always answers questions thoroughly.

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June 06, 2019

Dr Balabanov is thorough and thoughtful. I do not mind waiting a few minutes beyond my scheduled appointment time because he provides his full attention during my visit. He exudes positivity and cheerfully answers my questions regarding treatments. I have full confidence in him. He even had his staff call me to the day after my appointment to ensure there was nothing I needed to arrange an upcoming infusion.

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May 17, 2019

Dr. Balabanov, excellent doctor.

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May 05, 2019

I feel incredibly well taken care of by Dr. Balabanov and Dr. Juvenill. They spent an extensive amount of time soliciting information from me about my condition, provided extensive information about their diagnoses, and the future plan for treatment. Dr. Juvenill generously stayed with me for an additional 20 minutes afterwards helping me to process and understand the information shared with me during my appointment. I felt so well understood and cared for.

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April 18, 2019

very good experience

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April 11, 2019

very good experience with doctor and answering my concerns

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April 02, 2019

Dr. B spent the time to answer all my questions. I know he is very busy but I need feel rushed.

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March 01, 2019

I feel very confident on my new journey with this Dr. and his team. I was extremely comfortable. I was also impressed by the amount of time spent with me and with the professionalism as well as the knowledge that was shared with me. I'm excited & grateful to be a patient of Dr. Balavanov.

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February 18, 2019

I was comfortable. He helped me relax with natural conversation then addressing my medical concerns. Felt like talking to a family member. I was so relieved to speak with someone competent about my issue and Dr. presented himself to be more than knowledgable and I trust the process.

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February 17, 2019

Dr Balabanov was very caring in addressing my concerns and attempted to present new solutions to long standing problems, which I appreciate.

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January 24, 2019

I would recommend *Dr. Balabanov to others.

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January 23, 2019

I found Dr. Balabanov to be exceptionally caring and skilled. I feel grateful and relieved to have Dr. Balabanov.

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January 19, 2019

very good

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December 27, 2018

provider broke things down and even showed me what needs to be done instead of telling me

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December 22, 2018

Wonderful, knowledgeable, compassionate, concerned care givers throughout.

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November 21, 2018

I have seen 7 neurologists in four states, Dr. Balabanov is the best of all. My whole family feel I've been very lucky to find him, including my two brothers who are doctors.

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November 18, 2018

Dr B has saved my life in more ways than I can explain. I recommend Dr B to anyone I know.

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October 30, 2018

if I could give Dr Balabanov a rating higher than "very good" I would. He spends plenty of time with us and gives us all the info we need. always leave his office feeling positive.

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October 19, 2018

I love my Dr

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September 28, 2018

I had some real concerns when arriving for my appt. Dr Balabanov was patient, understanding, informative and so helpful.

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September 26, 2018

I adore Dr. Balabanov and trust him implicitly. I recommend him to anyone who listens

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September 20, 2018

could not have been better

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August 17, 2018

excellent

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August 16, 2018

Gave me a clear understanding of what may or may not be causing the symptoms. Ways to treat.

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August 12, 2018

Been with Dr. Balabanov for many years; followed him from his previous hospital. EXCELLENT physician!

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July 20, 2018

Dr. Balabanov is wonderful he made me feel at ease immediately. Best first visit ever.

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June 21, 2018

I have been with Dr B before joining Northwestern and followed him and I have recommended him to couple friends!

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June 07, 2018

good experience, just not the best

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May 30, 2018

He spent a lot of time with me and made me feel like I was his most important patient. He seemed like he genuinely cared.

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May 24, 2018

Total confidence, I have and will always recommend Dr. B! . He makes u feel like your family.

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May 24, 2018

liked that he checked in when receiving infusion and after in the clinic

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May 19, 2018

good

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May 11, 2018

excellent manner, excellent physician!

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May 11, 2018

Drexplain everything very professionaland clear

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May 06, 2018

Great!

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May 04, 2018

Dr. Balabanov spent about an hour with my mother. showed compassion and concern and was very good explaining things and recapping the plan at the end of the visit. One of the best experiences we've had with a physician. thanks!

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April 21, 2018

great bed side manner

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February 09, 2018

Dr. Balabanov is a world-class physician. I followed him from another health system. he is attentive, amazingly responsive and one of the best MS doctors in the world. I cannot compliment him highly enough

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January 18, 2018

I love Dr. Balabonov. He's the best!

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