Radha Balagani, MD

Specialty: Family Medicine

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Advocate Medical Group

77 Rand Road

Des Plaines, IL 60016

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Office: 847-298-0310

Fax: 847-298-5939

Meet Radha Balagani, MD

About me

  • TeluguHindi
  • Primary Care
  • AsthmaExcisions of Skin and Subcutaneous LesionsFracture CareHigh LipidsPediatric CareWomen's Health
  • https://www.advocatehealth.com



  • Kurnool Medical College
  • R.L.S.S. Hospital Roice
  • Baer Hospital
  • Government General Hospital
  • Kurnool Medical College

Board certifications

  • Family Medicine

Hospital affiliations

  • Advocate Children's Hospital - Park Ridge
  • Advocate Lutheran General Hospital

Insurance accepted

  • AAH Preferred – Team Member Plan
  • AAH Select – Team Member Plan
  • AARP Medicare Advantage Access HMO
  • Aetna Better Health Premier Plan MMAI
  • Aetna Coventry (Aetna Medicare) HMO
  • Aetna EPO
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Managed Choice (MC) POS
  • Aetna Medicare HMO
  • Aetna Medicare POS
  • Aetna Medicare PPO
  • Aetna Medicare Value Plan PPO
  • Aetna NAP - PPO
  • Aetna Open Choice PPO
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna Premier Care Network
  • Aetna Select
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Aetna State of Illinois HMO
  • Aetna State of Illinois Open Access Plus
  • Aetna State of Illinois PPO
  • Aetna Value Performance Network
  • Beech Street Network PPO
  • Benefit Plan Administrators (BPA)
  • Benefits Services and Systems, Inc
  • Blue Advantage HMO
  • Blue Cross Community FHP
  • Blue Cross Community ICP
  • Blue Cross Community MMAI
  • Blue Cross HMO Illinois
  • Blue Cross Med Select PPO
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage HMO-POS
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Blue Cross Medicare Supplement PPO
  • Blue Medicare Advocate Health HMO
  • Blue Precision HMO
  • BlueCare Direct
  • Cigna APWU Health Plan Open Access Plus
  • Cigna EPO
  • Cigna Health Partners POS
  • Cigna Healthspring True Choice PPO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna NALC Health Benefits Plan
  • Cigna Open Access Plus
  • Cigna Open Access POS
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • Cigna-HealthSpring Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Cofinity PPO
  • Coventry / FirstHealth
  • Coventry Health Care HMO
  • Coventry Health Care Open Access POS
  • Coventry Health Care POS
  • Coventry Health Care PPO
  • First Health Network PPO
  • FirstHealth / Coventry Personal Care
  • Galaxy Health Network PPO
  • Great West Healthcare - Cigna EPO
  • Great West Healthcare - Cigna PPO
  • HealthLink PPO
  • HealthSmart Preferred PPO
  • HST Care Connect EPO
  • HST Care Connect PPO
  • Humana Choice POS
  • Humana Community Select HMO
  • Humana HMO
  • Humana Illinois CCN HMO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Humana Medicare Choice PPO
  • Humana Medicare Gold Plus HMO
  • Humana Medicare Supplement Plan
  • Humana MMAI
  • Humana National HMO
  • Humana National POS
  • Humana National POS - Open Access
  • Humana POS
  • Humana PPO
  • Medicare
  • Meridian
  • Meridian MMAI
  • MultiPlan PPO
  • SEIU – Local 4 HMO
  • SEIU – Local 4 PPO
  • Tricare Prime
  • UFCW Local 1546 Health and Welfare Fund (UMC)
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Advantage Value HMO - POS
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Complete HMO
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Complete Plan 1 HMO
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Complete Plan 2 HMO
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Supplement
  • UHC National Railway Carriers & United Transportation Union Health and Welfare
  • UHC Railroad Employees National Health & Welfare Plan
  • UHC/ AARP Medicare Advantage Choice PPO
  • UniCare PPO
  • Union Health Services, Inc.
  • Union Medical Care PPO
  • United Health One Golden Rule
  • United Healthcare Charter HMO
  • United Healthcare Choice Plus PPO
  • United Healthcare Choice PPO
  • United Healthcare Core PPO
  • United Healthcare Group Medicare Advantage PPO
  • United Healthcare Indemnity
  • United Healthcare Medica
  • United Healthcare Medicare Complete Assure PPO
  • United Healthcare Navigate HMO
  • United Healthcare NexusACO OA
  • United Healthcare NexusACO R
  • United Healthcare Options PPO
  • United Healthcare Oxford
  • Wellcare Health Plans HMO

Ratings and reviews

Overall rating

based on 326 patient ratings.


July 18, 2020 7:12 PM


July 16, 2020 10:40 AM

I felt my doctor did not care about my concerns about issues I am currently experiencing - would like to change doctors.

July 14, 2020 8:20 AM

Good experience.

July 11, 2020 6:46 AM

Extremely concerned as always, for me to aim for best possible health, though faced with inherited and lifestyle negatives. Very thorough examination of my circulation which helped my heart specialist a few weeks later, who had to use a Zoom Video visit.

July 11, 2020 6:46 AM

Dr Balagani is working parallel to Advocate Heart Specialist Dr. X in order to provide excellent care.

June 29, 2020 6:33 PM

Dr. Balagani is thorough and compassionate. He is the best Physician anyone could have.

June 29, 2020 6:33 PM

I feel all my medical needs are being addressed by Dr. Balagani.

May 19, 2020 10:38 AM

Dr.Balagani is very experienced and he knows all the details about my overall health.

May 14, 2020 8:16 AM

Dr. was very patient and made me comfortable over the phone & video.

May 5, 2020 4:18 PM

The doctor was able to help with my issue and gave me advise on what to look for and what to do as well as what to do if issue got worst. I was very satisfied and Dr. Belagani's knowledge of my issue was on target. Thank you Dr. Belagani!!

March 28, 2020 2:20 AM

refused to listen to my concerns. never had this poor of a health care experience. doesn't appreciate how long it's taken me to see him despite being my PCP. I haven't seen him in 10 months because he's full. no empathy. bad bedside manners.

March 16, 2020 2:53 PM

listened well to my concerns, explained thoroughly his medical opinion on why I was experiencing my symptoms and had solution to resolving my symptoms.

March 16, 2020 2:53 PM

very good experience, would recommend to family & friends

March 2, 2020 6:21 PM

Good experience with the doctor and staff except the nurse. The nurse came across very stuffy. Not open to conversation and made some big judgement statements that were very offensive. Courtesy and a smile would allow for a more welcoming nurse to make the office visit more appealing and comforting.

February 25, 2020 2:27 PM

Well taken care of.

February 25, 2020 2:27 PM

Good expreience.

February 25, 2020 9:38 AM

I have been a patient of his for quiet a while along with my husband. If I didn't like him or felt uncomfortable, I would have changed doctors already. I think he always has my best interest at heart.

February 25, 2020 9:38 AM

Bad thing - did you ever try and call to make an appt??? Worst experience ever. If I need an appt, I either make it when I am at his office, or I drive over to the office and make it. I have been told on more than one occasion that he "doesn't work here" anymore and I was once told when I had to change an appt due to the fact he wasn't going to be in, the girls asked ME - well, why is he not going to be there? I said, IDK, not my business I just need to reschedule. She then told me, well, I wish these dam doctors would tell us where they are going. I had to hang up and re-call. I would LOVE to work that call center. Personally feel that was a BIG MISTAKE making patients go through them instead of directly at the doctors office.

February 18, 2020 9:17 AM

Dr Balagani is awesome!!! the ultimate professional

February 18, 2020 9:17 AM

great experience

February 8, 2020 8:42 AM

Dr. Balagani is a very good and caring dr.

February 4, 2020 12:36 PM

Very well.

February 4, 2020 12:36 PM


January 28, 2020 1:35 PM

I've been with this doctor for 20 years and always a good experience.

January 27, 2020 7:51 PM

Dr. Belagani is a very thorough provider and I appreciate his expertise.

January 22, 2020 11:12 AM

Dr. Balagani has been my primary care physician for over 25 years. He has always been incredibly knowledgeable and professional. It is always nice to see him.

January 20, 2020 2:39 PM

Dr. Balagani is the best! I call him Dr. God. he always addresses my concerns with care and professionalism. And the ladies his support team are also courteous and professional. The registration ladies are wonderful. Overall, I'm very pleased with the service I receive when I visit Dr. Balagani.

January 17, 2020 5:43 AM

I do not like to call for an appointment because the staff making appointments are rude and ask too many questions then cannot get you an appointment for weeks.

January 15, 2020 8:14 PM

I found it helpful. My questions were answered. Instructions were clearly given. (I didn't answer a previous question about visiting a specialist. I have made an appointment, but won't see the specialist until February 2020.)

January 15, 2020 8:14 PM

A good visit. Helpful. No complaints.

January 13, 2020 1:27 PM

Dr. Balagani is and always has been wonderful

January 8, 2020 6:43 AM

Dr. Bulaghani & nurse were very helpful and informative. very professional. Provided wonderful care.

January 8, 2020 6:43 AM

He listened to me and helped me, which was wonderful.

December 22, 2019 10:10 AM

During my visit with this provider I have mentioned my mental health concerns to the RN, increasing anxiety and depression and an interest in starting medications. The doctor did not address this topic at all. I have also mentioned severe hair loss and the doctor suggested I take biotin which always causes me to break out which I have told him and he completely disregarded, stating Biotin does not do that despite this being my experience every time I take it.

December 10, 2019 8:49 AM

Understanding and kind

December 10, 2019 8:49 AM


December 1, 2019 10:41 AM

Good experience as usual

November 30, 2019 1:03 PM

I am with him for years, he take care of his patients.

November 30, 2019 1:03 PM


November 30, 2019 9:42 AM

Very courteous and punctual provider

November 30, 2019 9:42 AM

Treats with respect and dignity

November 26, 2019 12:16 PM

It was good experience with the health issue I had.But disappointed because I requested referral and didn't get it

November 26, 2019 12:16 PM

The Doctor is very knowledgeable, but dont give referrals

November 23, 2019 12:49 PM

Very good.

November 23, 2019 12:49 PM

All good.

November 23, 2019 7:37 AM

The nurse was rude and lukewarm. Both nurse and Doctor did not spend enough time to help me understand how to properly care for my condition. Staff in the lobby were friendly and attentive, which in my experience is the only good thing about this visit.

November 23, 2019 7:37 AM

The entire experience just put a bad taste in my mouth. I do wish these people would consider doing some other professions that don't require interaction with people, especially sick patients. it's already difficult for people going through an illness and then to be treated with such indifference by the nurses/medical assistant and doctor. Advocate needs to do so much better.

November 18, 2019 11:00 PM

I've been with Dr. Balagoni for over 30 yrs. He knows my history better than I do. He is always specific when talking about any problems and makes sure I totally understand whats going on. He also listens very well to any concerns you have. Hope to have him for another 30 yrs.

November 11, 2019 10:33 PM

it was as usual good. blood test and flue shots were done for yearly check up.

November 11, 2019 10:33 PM

good experience.

November 11, 2019 7:40 PM

I always have great to talk with my doctor

November 3, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Belagani is a very caring physician. We have dealt with him before. We are always pleased.

November 2, 2019 7:00 PM

very satisfied with visit

October 29, 2019 7:00 PM

Pleasant visit all the question were answered.

October 24, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Balagani is the best provider for me in the last 19 years.

September 18, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Balagani is always a pleasant visit.

August 3, 2019 7:00 PM

I have been with Dr. Balagani as my Primary Care Physician off and on (insurance coverage) fornigh onto the past 30 years. I have nothing but great respect for him as a person, a physician and long time acquaintance. He is in my opinion a REAL DOCTOR with very knowlegeable insight into the entire physical makeup of a patient.

July 31, 2019 7:00 PM

I ASKED FOR A 1/2 hr. visit with office girl & got a 1/4 hr. that's not enough time, 1/4 hr. gives little time to discuss matters!

July 29, 2019 7:00 PM

To whom it may concern. Dr. Balagani is very good to me and my husband, he is the best with both of and I have been, with him for about 14 years would not change for some one _____. I have follow him to all the places he has moved to.

July 23, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr Balagani....has been our family doctor for almost 20 years,,,I trust him all my decisions related to the health and care of my family... Highly recommended

July 21, 2019 7:00 PM

We sometimes have trouble understanding each other, he doesn't always listen.

July 14, 2019 7:00 PM

I was in a car accident. ER doctor expressed concern for my concussion. Recommended no screens. Saw Dr Balagani two days later and he said I will have headache for two weeks "that's just the way it goes". Told me to go back to work (I use a computer all day.)

June 16, 2019 7:00 PM

Very satisfied

June 10, 2019 7:00 PM

Great doctor, beautiful facility, excellent staff. X & X were the best!

June 7, 2019 7:00 PM

Horrible experience with this doctor. He initially told me he was running very late and I can discuss one concern and I have 15 minutes. Then he didn't listen to my concerns, had uneducated answers, incorrectly took my blood pressure (my main concern). Now I am walking around with a bp 160/120 until I can see another doctor Monday.

May 25, 2019 7:00 PM

Thorough examination, great rapport.

May 17, 2019 7:00 PM

Not good.

May 17, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Balagani listens well and made sure I received results of my x-ray promptly. he had recommendations about what to do & not do to make my sprain heal.

May 12, 2019 7:00 PM

I had a sinus infection and Dr. X was booked so they suggested the doctor I saw. I agreed because all my records ar3 at this location. glad I did doctor was pleasant, thorough and knowledgeable and would see him again if sick and my doctor not available.

May 12, 2019 7:00 PM

excellent all good

May 10, 2019 7:00 PM

good.no problem

May 8, 2019 7:00 PM

Thank you Dr. Balagani for your medical concerns for my current health conditions. Also, thank you for your personal follow up on my blood work.

May 3, 2019 7:00 PM

dr Balagani seemed distracted the whole visit. no eye contact and he seemed in a hurry to move on to his next patient.

April 28, 2019 7:00 PM

They told me to be at there 15 minutes before my appt but its irony because the door was closed till 7 am UGH

April 22, 2019 7:00 PM

I had just had open heart surgery 10 days before. he was unaware of the proper diagnosis and surgery I had, and was very insensitive to the pain I was in at the time of his examination. he tried to pull up the back of my shirt to listen to my lungs which caused severe incisional pain, rather than asking me to unbutton my blouse first which would have made it easy to perform his exam. he also repeatedly asked me to lay flat on the table, which was impossible because of the incisional pain. when my daughter explained these aren't possible and are causing me pain and making me actually cry, he just kept repeating himself

April 22, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Balagani is a good/excellent doctor! I picked up on records - 1 not there and not his fault - I believe-

April 21, 2019 7:00 PM

very good

April 21, 2019 7:00 PM

provider and nurse never showed patience.They always said limited time.they are not patient centric

April 14, 2019 7:00 PM

The receptionist at the front desk help me so well and the manager from Dr. Balagani talk to me and tell me what should I do and know what to do about my diet & exercise.

April 10, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr. Balagani is great I travel far to visit him because I trust him and he is always helpful kind and he helps me.

March 25, 2019 7:00 PM

I love Dr Balagani I have been seeing him for 20 years.

March 19, 2019 7:00 PM

Good experience, thorough, friendly, concerned about my symptoms and how to treat them.

March 15, 2019 7:00 PM

The doctor was very nice and knew what the problem was.

March 13, 2019 7:00 PM

Dr Balagani is the best DR

March 13, 2019 7:00 PM

I felt my needs were met.

March 11, 2019 7:00 PM

I don't know if Dr. Balagani wasn't feeling well or had something on his mind this day. He was not at all friendly which is not normal for him. He spent most of the visit on the laptop typing. which that is normal and I don't like that part of the visits. It is like they are not present for the visit. I felt very uncomfortable with him this visit. I didn't even get to discuss other stuff I needed to address. I just wanted to get out of there.

March 10, 2019 7:00 PM

I needed my blood pressure medicine so I called the doctor for a refill and they said I had to come in. So I made an appointment for the next week but was out of my medication. It took over a week for somebody from your office to get back to me with my refills. Totally unacceptable the worst office my wife and I have ever dealt with

March 4, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Balagani is our doctor for a while and he is THE ONLY REASON we come to AMG Des Plaines. Before him the office is BELOW our expectation.

February 24, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Balagani, Thank you for taking such good care of us.

February 17, 2019 6:00 PM

it was all good

February 15, 2019 6:00 PM

it was fine, i went for my annual physical, my wife and i like Dr. Balagani, we believe he respects his patients and their well being.

February 5, 2019 6:00 PM

Thank you again for helping me. I learn something during each visit.

February 5, 2019 6:00 PM

Treat body as holistic. If I have pain two place on the same leg, you, not oly look at one, and ignore the other. Don't say that you don't have time. Or I have to make two appointments

February 1, 2019 6:00 PM

Dr. Belgani is a excellent physician. always nice and calm. willing to listen what you have to say. explain everything simple and detail. prescribe medication only if needed. I have white coat syndrome but I to see Dr Belgani because I trust him! thanks

February 1, 2019 6:00 PM

quick response and good provider

January 31, 2019 6:00 PM

very disappointed with the way you enter and check in. there is no rhyme or reason for forming a line. people walk ahead of you when they see an open desk. the clerks can't keep track of it. there is no privacy when you enter and check in anyone can hear your private information. I am very pleased with Dr Balagani for many years and this is the reason I come to this facility. if you could improve the check in process it is very impersonal.

January 29, 2019 6:00 PM

During my physical I asked to have my testosterone levels checked as part of my blood work, but apparently due to a cost, this wasn't done. I never received the results so I had to call. They told me over the phone that my kidney function was "high" and that I needed to drink more water. When I asked what the "high" rating meant they didn't know. Providing results without explanation is pointless. Very disappointed, I didn't get the test I wanted and wasn't provided "care" for the results.

January 29, 2019 6:00 PM

I am a little concerned that, even with multiple visits, Dr. Balagani seems to not pay attention or more importantly, not give appropriate care for my situation. I am thinking of switching doctors or simply move out of the Advocate Medical Group if this continues. I need a more proactive and improve care and attention to some of my issues I come to the doctor for. It has been several weeks and even after multiple visits, while my throat bacterial infection has resolved, the viral infection has not been tested nor attended to and I am just going on a waiting game while my situation is not resolving fully.

January 29, 2019 6:00 PM


January 28, 2019 6:00 PM

This survey is only focusing on the staff. Which is ridiculous b/c the incompetency lie in those at the corporate level that are implementing changes! Advocate is so large & impersonal, I no longer feel like I'm at a physician's office until I am in the room with the physician. Making a call to the clinic is ridiculous. I need to have at least 15 min. to waste to sit on hold. The clerks are forced to speak like robots and follow a script instead of using their brains. Perhaps hold times wouldn't be as long if I didn't have to speak to "Stepford" Advocate personnel.

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