Philosophy of Care
Dr. Balsbaugh chose his specialty because he enjoys working with families and taking care of a wide spectrum of medical issues. He has a particular interest in chronic disease management and treating diabetic patients and adolescents. Dr. Balsbaugh believes that collaboration with patients and their families is the key to good health. He tries to understand his patients' perspectives and preferences. His practice is distinguished by warmth, humor and the belief that physicians must be good listeners in order to develop trust and empathy, the foundations of quality patient care.
4860 Y St., Suite 1600
Sacramento, CA 95817
Durham, North Carolina
California Academy of Family Physicians
The Society of Teachers of Family Medicine
Honors and Awards:
Resident Teaching Award, UC Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento, California, 2002
Arthur Kriegler Memorial Prize in Family Medicine, 1995
Graduation with Distinction, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, 1989
Select Recent Publications:
Geraghty EM, Balsbaugh T, Nuovo J, Tandon S. Using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to Assess Outcome Disparities in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes and Hyperlipidemia. J Am Board Fam Med. 2010;23(1):88-96.
Nuovo J, Balsbaugh T, Barton S, Fong R, Fox-Garcia J, Levich B, et al. Interventions to Support Diabetes Self-Management: The Key Role of the Patient in Diabetes Care. Curr Diabetes Rev. 2007;3(4):226-8.
Jerant AF, Levich B, Balsbaugh TA, Barton S, Nuovo J. Walk a mile in my shoes: A chronic illness care workshop for first-year students. Family Medicine, 37(1):21-26, 2005.
Nuovo J, Balsbaugh T, Barton S, Davidson E, Fox-Garcia J, Gandolfo A, Levich B, Seibles J. Development of a diabetes care management curriculum in a family practice residency program. Disease Management, 7(4):314-324, 2004.
Nesbitt T, Jerant A, Balsbaugh TA. Equipping primary care physicians for the digital age: The internet, online education, handheld computers and telemedicine. The Western Journal of Medicine, 176(2):116-120, 2002.
Balsbaugh TA, Chambers CV, Diamond JJ. Asthma-controller medications: What do patients want? Journal of Asthma, 36(7):591-596, 1999.