Gayle Phadungchai Balba, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.8 out of 5 (289 reviews)

Specialities: Infectious Diseases

Languages: English

(877) 665-8072

Clinical areas of focus

  • Cellulitis
  • Clostridium Difficile
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C
  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus Hiv
  • Malaria
  • Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus
  • Mycobacterial Infection
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Prosthetic Joint Infection
  • Sexually Transmitted Disease Std
  • Staphylococcus Infections
  • Travel Medicine
  • Travel Vaccination
  • Yellow Fever Vaccination
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome Aids
  • Acute Bacterial Endocarditis
  • Acute Cerebellitis Ac
  • Anaplasmosis
  • Antibiotic Resistant Infections
  • Aspergillosis Infection
  • Babesiosis Infection
  • Bacterial Endocarditis
  • Bacterial Meningitis
  • Bartonellosis Diseases
  • Brucellosis
  • Cellulitis
  • Cerebral Toxoplasmosis
  • Chagas Disease
  • Chronic Osteomyelitis
  • Clostridium Difficile
  • Coccidioidomycosis
  • Cryptococcal Meningitis
  • Cryptococcosis
  • Cryptosporidiosis
  • Cytomegaloviral Infection
  • Cytomegaloviral Pneumonia
  • Ehrlichiosis
  • Empyema
  • Encephalitis
  • Enterococcus Infections
  • Fever Of Unknown Origin
  • Fungemia
  • Genital Herpes Male
  • Giardiasis
  • Gonorrhea
  • Helminthiasis
  • Hepatitis
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C
  • Herpes
  • Herpes Zoster
  • Herpes Zoster Encephalitis
  • Herpetic Whitlow
  • Histoplasmosis
  • Hivaids
  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus Hiv
  • Infection From A Cat Bitescratch
  • Invasive Fungal Sinusitis
  • Joint Infection
  • Legionnaires Disease
  • Leishmaniasis
  • Leprosy
  • Leptospirosis
  • Leukocytosis
  • Listeriosis
  • Lymphadenopathy
  • Lymphangitis
  • Malaria
  • Maternal Infection
  • Meningitis
  • Meningococcal Meningitis
  • Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus
  • Methicillin Susceptible Staphylococcus Aureus
  • Miliary Tuberculosis
  • Mucormycosis
  • Multisystemic Disseminated Toxoplasmosis
  • Mycobacterial Infection
  • Mycobacterium Avium Complex
  • Mycoplasma Infection
  • Mycosis
  • Needle Stick Exposure
  • Neutropenia
  • Novel Coronavirus
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Osteomyelitis Of The Craniofacial Skeleton
  • Osteomyelitis Of The Foot
  • Osteomyelitis Of The Hand
  • Osteomyelitis Of The Hip
  • Osteomyelitis Of The Lower Extremity
  • Osteomyelitis Of The Pelvis
  • Osteomyelitis Of The Rib
  • Osteomyelitis Of The Scapula
  • Osteomyelitis Of The Shoulder
  • Osteomyelitis Of The Spine
  • Osteomyelitis Of The Sternum
  • Osteomyelitis Of The Upper Extremity
  • Parainfluenza Infection
  • Parasitic Diseases
  • Pneumocystis Carinii
  • Pneumonia
  • Post Infectious Arthritis
  • Prosthetic Joint Infection
  • Q Fever
  • Rickettsia Infection
  • Salmonella Infection
  • Schistosomiasis
  • Septic Arthritis
  • Sexually Transmitted Disease Std
  • Spirochetal Infection
  • Sporotrichosis
  • Spotted Fevers
  • Staphylococcal Meningitis
  • Staphylococcus Infections
  • Streptococcal Infections
  • Streptococcal Meningitis
  • Subacute Bacterial Endocarditis
  • Syphilis
  • Tick Borne Infections
  • Toxic Shock Syndrome
  • Toxoplasmosis
  • Toxoplasmosis Encephalitis
  • Transplant Related Infection
  • Travelers Diarrhea
  • Tuberculosis
  • Typhoid Fever
  • Varicella
  • Varicella Encephalitis
  • Viral Encephalitis
  • Viral Infections
  • Viral Meningitis
  • West Nile Virus
  • Wound Infection
  • Zoonosis
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Procedures I perform

  • Anal Pap Smear
  • Antiretroviral Salvage Therapy
  • Flu Shot Vaccination
  • Hepatitis A Vaccination
  • Hepatitis B Vaccination
  • Hiv Testing
  • Human Papilloma Virus Hpv Vaccination
  • Japanese Encephalitis Vaccination
  • Measles Vaccination
  • Meningitis Vaccination
  • Menningococcal Vaccine
  • Mmr Vaccine
  • Novel Coronavirus Antibody Testing
  • Novel Coronavirus Testing
  • Pneumonia Vaccination
  • Polio Vaccination
  • Post Exposure Prophylaxis Pep
  • Pre Exposure Prophylaxis Prep
  • Rabies Vaccination
  • Shingles Vaccination
  • Tetanus And Diphtheria Vaccine
  • Tetanus Diphtheria And Pertussis Vaccine
  • Travel Medicine
  • Travel Vaccination
  • Tropical Medicine
  • Tuberculosis Tb Test
  • Typhoid Fever Vaccination
  • Yellow Fever Vaccination
  • Zika Virus Testing
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Practice locations

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3800 Reservoir Road Northwest
Pasquerilla Health Center 5th Fl
Washington, DC, 20007

202-444-0086

Fax 877-665-8072

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Insurance

MedStar Medical Group accepts most major health insurance plans. If you are uncertain as to whether your individual health insurance plan is accepted at MedStar Medical Group, please call your insurance company.

  • List of insurance plans we accept
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Aetna USAccess (POS)
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std. & Basic PPO)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • CFBCBS (NCA) Indemnity
    • CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
    • CIGNA POS/Network POS
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • CIGNA Indemnity
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • First Health PPO
    • FIRST HEALTH
    • Tricare Prime
    • Tricare Standard
    • Tricare Extra (Indemnity)
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • MedStar Medicare Choice
    • United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
    • United Healthcare Choice Plus
    • United Student Resources
    • M.D. IPA (HMO)
    • M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
    • Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
    • Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
    • OneNet PPO, Inc.
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • United Healthcare Core Essential (HMO)
    • Optimum Choice
    • United Healthcare Navigate
    • United Healthcare Compass (HMO)
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • Network OA
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • CIGNA EPO
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Open HMO
    • Opoen HMO Option
    • Open EPO Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Open POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus

Education

Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease

Fellowship Program: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (2003)

Residency Program: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (2001)

Internship Program: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (1999)

Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine (1998)

Ratings and reviews

  • Provider explained things understandably

    4.9
  • Provider listened carefully

    4.9
  • Provider gave easy to understand instructions

    4.8
  • Provider knew medical history

    4.8
  • Provider showed respect

    4.9
  • Provider spent enough time with patient

    4.8
  • Aug 20, 2021

    Dr. Balba is WONDERFUL. Her breadth of knowledge, willingness to explore outside-of-the-box treatment options, ability to connect with other experts whenever I come up with weird questions, and overall kindness and responsiveness are unparalleled. I've been dealing with constant and serious medical problems in the last six months and I honestly don't know how I would've managed without Dr. Balba's help and expertise.

  • Aug 20, 2021

    Dr. Balba is 100% present and focused. I love that she spends a generous amount of time and never is rushed

  • Jun 25, 2021

    Dr. Balba is excellent!