Douglas Ballaine D.O has been serving in Santa Rosa area since June 2009. Initially, Doctor Ballaine worked in the home visit arena serving people confined to their homes because of disabilities or frailty. Thus the name of Osteopathic Physician Housecalls (OPH).
On January 1, 2012 Doctor Ballaine opened his practice on Cleveland Avenue and served as a Primary Care physician to many people in the Santa Rosa area who had previously did not have a physician because they had no health insurance. This was particularly important because the Alternative Healthcare Act had not yet materialized.
Doctor Ballaine retired from Primary Care at the end of 2014 and has been performing 215 Consultation Services by telemedicine since. Now that the tax laws have changed many people are opting not to participate in the Alternative Healthcare Act because they find it too expensive and find it difficult to pay their bills especially in light of all the fires that have occurred in the area.
The addition of Medical Consultations, education and advice services is meant to help these people at prices they can afford. Prices have not changed and will remain at $65 per visit on a cash pay basis.
The hope is many will be able to avoid the emergency room on the other hand, this may impress on some people they may need to visit the emergency room. Even more important, the education being offered may help prevent some medical issues altogether. Doctor Ballaine has been asked by many of his 215 patients to provide the services.
Pease call 707-799=6325 to make an appointment
New patients may also call the office to get information on becoming a patient.between the hours 10:30 AM to 6:00 PM.
For those who decide to call the office (even after hours) If There is no answer, please leave a message and we will return your call that day if during office hours.