It has been my absolute pleasure working for Dr. Balourdas for the past six years. I am the clinical and work comp coordinator. As the clinical coordinator it is my responsibility to obtain authorizations and arrange for treatments or outside referrals recommended by the doctor. I will help by answering any questions you may have regarding your prescribed treatment and care to insure all your needs are cared for. In my spare time I enjoy playing soccer and softball, reading, fishing, and most of all spending time with my family. I welcome you to our office which is in a charming historical house in Mission Hills. I look forward to meeting you and assisting with your healthcare needs.
I work primarily on the business aspects of our practice. You will see me at the front desk but my primary duties are to handle the various aspects of the practice that aren’t directly related patient care. I will help you with your insurance coverage issues. I have know Dr. Balourdas since soon after he finished his Orthopedic Hand training. At that time I worked as a Certified Hand Therapist and we shared the treatment of many mutual patients. I so enjoyed working with Dr. Balourdas and appreciated his skills and care for his patients. I figured he would be a great husband and father so we got married! We are blessed with three wonderful teenage children.
TREATMENT THROUGH TEAM WORK
Preventative medicine and proper management of your condition are our top priority. We devote our practice to patient care and education. Our goal is to teach you how to recognize and control the early symptoms of conditions involving the hand and upper extremity. Early treatment can prevent more extensive and expensive intervention. When conditions arise which require surgery, our focus is on speedy functional recovery. This requires informed and enthusiastic patient participation. We offer a wide selection of reading material to help explain specific disorders involving the hand and upper extremity.
Patient Involvement: My staff and I work as a team. It is our goal to provide a comfortable atmosphere in which you will receive medical treatment. You will be informed of the most advanced technology and knowledge available regarding diagnosis and treatment of the condition or injury involving your hand and arm. As doctor and patient, you and I will discuss the best treatment for your condition, and, together, we will decide the best course of action for you. Your treatment is also likely to involve the input and care of a specially trained Hand Therapist.
Continuity: To ensure continuity of your care, we are pleased to provide your primary-care physician and your referring physician with reports of your consultation and follow-up treatment.
Office Locations: Our office is located in Mission Hills. There is ample, convenient street parking.
Hospitals: Dr. Balourdas has privileges at Sharp and Coast Surgery Center.
Appointments: Dr. Balourdas has scheduled appointments and handles emergencies throughout the week. Elective surgical procedures are scheduled primarily on Tuesday and Friday. We do our best to accommodate your busy schedule, but occasionally unexpected emergencies do arise. If Dr. Balourdas is delayed due to surgery or an emergency at the hospital, we make every effort to contact you prior to your appointment to minimize your inconvenience. We realize your time is valuable, and we want your experience in our office to be a pleasant one.
Emergencies: Dr. Balourdas is available for emergencies 24 hours a day. After office hours and on weekends, our answering service takes your call and quickly relays any messages or emergencies directly to Dr. Balourdas. If Dr. Balourdas is out of town, another qualified physician is always on call. If your situation is critical, dial 911 or go directly to the emergency room closest to you.