Shore Physicians Group Adds Endocrinology to its Growing List of Medical Specialties, Welcomes Vijay babu Balakrishnan, M.D.
South Jersey residents seeking treatment for endocrine disorders can now turn to Shore Physicians Group (SPG) with the addition of endocrinologist, Dr. Vijay babu Balakrishnan to its growing roster of physicians. Dr. Balakrishnan will begin seeing patients on July 14 at his practice located at 2605 Shore Road in Northfield, NJ. Patients can now begin making appointments by calling 609-365-5300.
Dr. Balakrishnan is board certified in Internal Medicine and completed his Fellowship training in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia. He underwent his Internal Medicine training in Abington Memorial Hospital in Pennsylvania where he also served as a chief resident. He is an active member of The Endocrine Society, American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists and the American Diabetes Association.
Dr. Balakrishnan is committed to providing the highest quality healthcare for patients with diabetes, including type 1 diabetes requiring insulin pumps, type 2 diabetes, thyroid disorders including underactive and overactive thyroid, thyroid nodules and thyroid cancer, osteoporosis, adrenal disorders, pituitary disorders, diseases of the parathyroid, cholesterol disorders, medical management of weight loss, polycystic ovarian syndrome in females and testosterone deficiency in males.
He is passionate about embracing the latest technology in the field of endocrinology, such as continuous glucose monitoring and newer insulin pumps. Having been trained in Nuclear Medicine at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi, India and administered radioiodine for thyroid disorders, he believes in comprehensive thyroid care and physician performed thyroid ultrasound and thyroid biopsies.
Shore Physicians Group’s Chief Administrative Officer Mark Stephens says, “Our commitment to Treating People Well is expanded even further now that we’ve added endocrinology to our growing list of medical specialties. Treating diabetes is one of Dr. Balakrishnan’s areas of expertise, and with 25 million Americans struggling with the disease and 2 million new cases each year, this is certainly a much needed specialty. Dr. Balakrishnan will play a vital role in helping South Jersey residents manage their illnesses and maintain their quality of life.”
Dr. Balakrishnan’s office hours are 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM on Monday, Wednesday and Friday; 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Shore Physicians Group has offices in Egg Harbor Township, Somers Point, Marmora, Northfield, and Margate, NJ, with providers specializing in Internal medicine, Family practice, Endocrinology, Pulmonary and Critical care medicine, Rheumatology, Neurology and general, laparoscopic, plastic and reconstructive surgery.