Ricardo G. Baler, MD, FAAP

UNC Health Provider

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Specialties

Primary Care, General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM 7:00 AM - 6:00 PMClosed Today Closed Today
Accepting New Patients

Location Information

UNC Family Medicine & Pediatrics at Holly Springs
781 Avent Ferry Road
Suite 310
Holly Springs, NC 27540
US
Handicap Accessible
Phone:
Fax:
(919) 552-8955

Hours

Day of the WeekHours
Monday7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

About the Provider

Specialties

  • Primary Care
  • General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine

Provider Details

Type: Clinician
Gender: Male

About Ricardo G. Baler, MD, FAAP

I chose to become a doctor because my father was (and still is) a well-known physician in Buenos Aires, and I always saw his professional experience as extremely positive and rewarding. I believe it is a great privilege to be able to help people and make a difference to somebodys life. My approach to patient care is simply the reflection of my personality. The word care is the key word in my philosophy when treating patients. I want my patient...
I chose to become a doctor because my father was (and still is) a well-known physician in Buenos Aires, and I always saw his professional experience as extremely positive and rewarding. I believe it is a great privilege to be able to help people and make a difference to somebodys life. My approach to patient care is simply the reflection of my personality. The word care is the key word in my philosophy when treating patients. I want my patients to feel that I am not in a rush, that I listen to them, and that I really care about their needs and problems. I have always been particularly interested in the diagnosis and treatment of asthma and allergy in pediatric populations. Outside of work, I enjoy spending as much of my free time with my wife and my four boys. Beyond that, I like watching and playing soccer; I enjoy exercising early in the morning before everyone wakes up, and I love traveling and exploring new places.

UNC Health Affiliations

  • UNC Physicians Network

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Medical School

  • Universidad de Buenos Aires

Residency

  • Maimonides Medical Center, 2006 - 2009
  • Area: Pediatrics

Residency

  • Hospital General de Niños Pedro de Elizalde, 1989 - 1994
  • Area: Pediatrics

Fellowship

  • Universidad de Buenos Aires, 1996 - 1998
  • Area: Allergy & Immunology

Certifications

  • Pediatrics, Board Certified

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Commercial Plans (Other than Aetna Whole Health)
  • Aetna Whole Health (Tier 2)
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage Plans (Other than Aetna Prime HMO)
  • AmeriHealth Caritas North Carolina Medicaid
  • BCBSNC Commercial Plans
  • North Carolina State Employees Health Benefit Plan (Active employees)
  • BCBSNC Blue Home with UNC Health Alliance
  • BCBSNC Medicare Advantage (Other than Experience Health)
  • Healthy Blue Medicaid
  • Carolina Complete Health Medicaid (Centene)
  • Cigna Commercial Plans (Other than Cigna Connect)
  • Cigna Secure Medicare Advantage
  • Contigo Health Plan (WakeMed employees only)
  • Humana Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Humana Medicare Private Fee-for-Service
  • North Carolina State Employee Health Benefit Plan (Medicare Advantage for retirees)
  • Liberty Advantage Medicare Advantage
  • MedCost PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare Commercial Plans
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage
  • UnitedHealthcare Exchange (ACA) Plans
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan Medicaid
  • Veterans Affairs Community Care Network
  • WellCare of North Carolina Medicaid
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