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Dr. Carlos Ballestas

Family Medicine
Boca raton, FL
22 years experience male

About

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Family Medicine

Dermatology

Geriatrics

Licenses

United States: Florida

Doctor Q&A

15 Answers
39 Agrees
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlos Ballestas
Family Medicine 22 years experience
Possible infection: you should definitely see your doctor and have it checked out. this could be underlying cellulitis or another bacterial infection and may require a course of antibiotics
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlos Ballestas
Family Medicine 22 years experience
Possible infection: there may be more to it than just acne. you may have an underlying infection. you should consult your doctor and have this evaluated as soon as possible
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlos Ballestas
Family Medicine 22 years experience
Pilar cyst: this sounds like its a pilar cyst (sebaceous cyst). they can apear anywhere on the skin but most commonly on the scalp. they are mostly benign but can grown in size and become painful or significantly more noticable. they can easily be removed in office with no deformity except for a scar. If it is grown you may want to consider removing it, but its not dangeroud

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Testimonials
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Ballestas is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Ballestas is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Jan 6, 2015
Thank you for your response. I will worry less. :)
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!
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This was very helpful. Thanks!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of the North Faculty of Medicine, Colombia
Graduated 1999MD

Residency

texas tech university
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