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Dr. Prakash Balan MD

Dr. Prakash Balan MD

Cardiovascular Disease Specialist

Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center
(713) 572-8122


Prakash Balan, M.D.
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Medicine, Echocardiography, Interventional Cardiology

Dr. Prakash Balan earned his medical degree at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and completed a residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in cardiology at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. He completed a second fellowship in interventional cardiology at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School. Dr. Balan also holds a law degree from the University of Texas at Austin.

Board certified in internal medicine, adult comprehensive echocardiography, cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology, Dr. Balan’s clinical interests are acute myocardial infarction care, complex coronary interventions, radial catheterization, transcatheter aortic valve replacement, structural heart interventions, deep venous thrombosis, pulmonary embolism and hemodynamic support. A Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, he serves on the faculty of the McGovern Medical School at UTHealth.

Dr. Balan has been in practice in Houston since 2012, treating patients 18 years and older. His practice philosophy emphasizes taking time to listen carefully to patients and treating each one like a member of his family. As part of a group of specialists in cardiac medicine and related areas, he believes that a team approach provides the best possible care to patients.

A resident of the Medical Center area, Dr. Balan is married and has two children. His favorite leisure activities are spending time with his family and exercising.

Physician Details

Medical Education
University of Texas at San Antonio, 2004
Internships & Residency
Rush University Medical Center-Medicine, 2007
Rush University Medical Center-GME, 2011
University of Texas at Houston, 2012
PCP Number
Cities Served
Alief, Barker, Bellaire, Cypress, Fulshear


ZIP Codes Served
77001, 77002, 77003, 77004, 77005, 77006, 77007


Insurance Accepted

  • AARP Medicare Complete
  • Aetna (Most Benefit Plans)
  • Aetna Medicare
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • AHI Healthlink
  • Amerigroup Chip
  • Amerigroup MMP Perinatal*
  • Amerigroup Star
  • Amerigroup Star Plus
  • Amerivantage
  • Beechstreet
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Texas
  • Blue Exchange PPO
  • Cigna (Most Benefit Plans)
  • Coastal Comp Healthnetworks PPO*
  • Coastal Comp Healthnetworks Work Comp
  • Community Health Choice
  • Community Health Choice Chip
  • Community Health Choice Marketplace Kelsey QHP
  • Community Health Choice Marketplace QHP
  • Community Health Choice Star
  • Corporate Remedies Worker's Comp*
  • Corvel Worker's Comp*
  • Coventry Health Care - PPO Network
  • Coventry Medicare Advantra
  • Evolutions Healthcare Systems - PPO Network*
  • Evolutions Healthcare Systems - Worker's Comp*
  • First Health - PPO Network
  • First Health - Worker's Comp
  • Galaxy Health Network
  • Healthsmart
  • Humana (Most Benefit Plans)
  • Humana Gold Choice PFFS
  • Humana Gold Plus HMO
  • Humana HMOx QHP Exchange
  • Humanachoice PPO Medicare
  • Independant Medical Systems
  • Injury Management Organization Worker's Comp*
  • Interplan Health Group (IHG)*
  • Medicaid Traditional
  • Medicare Traditional
  • Medicus International - PPO Network
  • Memorial Hermann Advantage HMO
  • Memorial Hermann Advantage PPO
  • Memorial Hermann Solutions
  • Multiplan
  • OccuNet PPO - PPO Network
  • Olympus (International) - PPO Network*
  • Political Subdivision Workers Comp Alliance*
  • Private Healthcare System
  • Reny Company Worker's Comp
  • Rockport - PPO Network*
  • Superior CHIP/Perinatal*
  • Superior Foster Care Program
  • Texas True Choice - PPO Network*
  • United Healthcare (Most Benefit Plans)
  • United Healthcare Chip
  • United Healthcare Chronic Complete
  • United Healthcare Dual Complete
  • United Healthcare Medicare Advantage
  • United Healthcare Star
  • United Healthcare Star Plus Perinatal*
  • United Healthcare TXMMP
  • US Family Health Plan
  • USA Managed Care Organization - PPO Network
  • USA Managed Care Organization - Worker's Comp*
  • Wellcare
  • WorkLink Worker's Comp