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Dr. Sophie Balzora

Gastroenterologist, Internal Medicine

4.36 (14)

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Biography

Education and Background

Education and training

George Washington University School of Medicine
Specialty
Gastroenterologist, Internal Medicine
NPI number
1487813994

Reviews

4.36 Based on
2 platforms
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5.0 (8)
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3.5 (6)
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Jul 11, 2022 Leslie Harris
Great gastroenterologist- thorough, efficient, and good bedside manner. Very down-to-earth. Saw her for a colonoscopy twice, and she and her team made the situation as bearable as a colonoscopy should be. Also, the best nap I’ve had in a long time. 😊
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Sep 10, 2022 Cathy Gaynor
Dr. Balzora was highly recommended by my internist and I’m glad I took his advice. She is very professional, thorough and straightforward. All of my issues were addressed.
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Aug 29, 2020 Paula Renfroe
I saw Dr. Balzora for a scheduled colonoscopy two years ago. She and her team were informative, knowledgeable, warm, reassuring and kind. I wish I could remember the anesthesiologist's name because I learned from him that the nausea I experienced from a previous surgery years prior was actually a reaction and important info, so he adjusted the type that he used for this procedure accordingly. He was absolutely a gem. Also, the detailed information the entire team provided prior to the procedure was so helpful and easy to follow.
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Jan 7, 2020 Martitia DeWitt Ornelas
I hope you never need a gastroenterologist, but if you do, see Sophie Balzora. Wait time was brief. Her support staff is highly competent and friendly. And Dr Balzora demonstrates all the hallmarks of an exceptionally fine practitioner. She's efficient, thorough, communicates clearly, asks all relevant questions, pays attention to (and remembers) what you tell her, and follows up promptly. Additionally reassuring: she herself is the picture of health - and doctors who model self-care are invaribly most credible and best equipped, to teach it.
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Jan 27, 2020 stan liu
For the past few years I've had the unfortunate pleasure of being plagued with gastrointestinal issues. As a self-proclaimed "foodie" this has been super disheartening. After seeing multiple specialists to no avail, I found Dr. Balzora who meticulously went through potential causes and ruled them out one by one until we found the issue. She is super thorough and just made me feel at ease with everything, even with procedures. I would highly recommend her to anyone in need of a gastroenterologist. I give her two thumbs up as I head off to the lunch i can enjoy because of her. Thank you Dr. Balzora!!!
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Costs with Blue Cross/Blue Shield (any - including Anthem, Empire, etc.)

New patient office visit
up to $783*
Providers charge for an "office visit" when discussing treatment for a specific health condition.

It does not include the cost of tests or procedures, and is based on:
  • medical complexity of the health issue (most visits are low complexity)
  • face-to-face time spent with the provider
  • time spent by the provider documenting the encounter
Minimal complexity
up to $286*
Low complexity
up to $412*
Moderate complexity
up to $623*
High complexity
up to $783*
Colonoscopy (examine rectum and entire colon through rectum)
up to $6580*
Colonoscopy (outside routine screening)
up to $6580*
Colonoscopy, with removal of foreign body(s)
up to $2574*
Colonoscopy, with biopsy
up to $6580*
Colonoscopy, with injection
up to $6580*
Colonoscopy, with control of bleeding
up to $4588*
Colonoscopy, with removal of tumor, polyp, or lesion
up to $6580*
Sigmoidoscopy / Proctosigmoidoscopy (examine rectum and part of colon)
up to $1078*
Upper Endoscopy (examine upper GI tract through mouth)
up to $6580*
Upper endoscopy (esophagoscopy)
up to $1370*
Upper endoscopy (EGD)
up to $6580*
Rectal tests (for constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, fecal incontinence)
up to $1361*
Rectal sensation test
up to $1361*
Anorectal manometry (measures contraction of rectal and anal muscles)
up to $926*
Acid reflux (GERD) tests
up to $772*
Esophageal manometry (esophagus test)
up to $772*
Acid reflux pH test
up to $598*
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Price Breakdown

Typical treatment path for Gastroenterology Consultation
These are the most common services patients usually receive during their Gastroenterology Consultation appointment.
New patient office visit
up to $783*
Providers charge for an "office visit" when discussing treatment for a specific health condition.

It does not include the cost of tests or procedures, and is based on:
  • medical complexity of the health issue (most visits are low complexity)
  • face-to-face time spent with the provider
  • time spent by the provider documenting the encounter
Most common service(s)
Low complexity
up to $412*
Other service(s)
Minimal complexity
up to $286*
Moderate complexity
up to $623*
High complexity
up to $783*

Predicted total:
up to $412*
* depends on your specific insurance (copay, deductible, coverage, etc.)