About Henri Balaguera, M.D. and Groton Wellness

Henri Balaguera, M.D.

Massachusetts Bioidentical Hormones Specialist, Dr. Henri Balaguera, M.D. specializes in Functional Medicine, Chronic and Infectious Disease, Auto-Immune Disorders, Functional Nutrition, Pulmonary Disorders, Sleep Issues, Cardiovascular & Metabolic Dysfunction, Natural Hormone Replacement, and Preventative Medicine. Dr. Balaguera holds a medical degree from Universidad Industrial de Santander and is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Dr. Balaguera has had extensive experience and training since he received his degree as a Medical Doctor in 1991. He comes to us with over 8 years of experience as senior staff physician at Lahey Hospital and Medical Center Department of Medicine, Division Hospital Medicine, in Burlington Massachusetts. He is trained in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases and has a Fellowship in Immunogenetics. Currently, he is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Balaguera will be a Certified Functional Medicine Physician from the Institute of Functional Medicine. He has a dedicated holistic self-care practice. Mindfulness and meditation are at the foundation of his core values. He will be continuing his clinical research, in collaboration with our team here at Groton Wellness.

Massachusetts Bioidentical Hormones Specialist, Henri Balaguera M.D.’s approach of combining traditional medical training with an in-depth knowledge of Functional Medicine will help patients immensely to receive the best care possible in the 21st century.

EDUCATION

  • 1991 Medical Doctor, Universidad Industrial de Santander

POSTDOCTORAL TRAINING

  • Internship and Residencies:
    • 1993-1995 Immunogenetics Fellowship in Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School
    • 1995-1996 Internship in Internal Medicine, Maimonides Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
    • 1996-1998 Residency – Internal Medicine, Maimonides Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Fellowships:
    • 1998-2001 Clinical Fellowship – Infectious Diseases, Boston University

LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATION

  • 1992 Colombia Medical Licensing Registration
  • 2005 Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • 2009 American Board of Internal Medicine

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

  • 2002-2006 Assistant Professor of Medicine, Universidad Autonoma de Bucaramanga, Colombia
  • 2008-Present Assistant Professor Clinical Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine

MEMBERSHIPS

  • American Medical Association
  • American College of Physicians
  • Infectious Diseases Society of America
  • IFM

About Groton Wellness:

One size doesn’t fit all.

The conventional approach to chronic illness is to make a diagnosis based on obvious symptoms and treat symptoms categorically. At Massachusetts Bioidentical Hormones Clinic, Groton Wellness Medical Center, we are committed to a holistic, integrative, forward-thinking way to provide medical care tailored to each and every one of you. By integrating different types of wellness services and healing modalities, combined with evidence-based medical practice, we employ the knowledge and wisdom of healers of all time to get to the heart of your specific condition and considered care.

We are scientists who understand and can implement “allopathic,” western style medicine, but we are also healers who understand the value of many other modalities. In our integrative medical setting, a broad array of services can be provided to families and people of all ages. Our approach is to focus on assessing the performance of the basic physiologic functions of the body to determine why you carry a specific diagnosis or condition. This individualizes your healthcare rather than placing you in a standard, off-the-shelf, “one-size-fits-all” diagnostic category and treatment regimen.

All for one and one for all.

With the use of innovative diagnostic modalities and the expertise of a group of providers utilizing different methods of healing, we offer a truly integrative and collaborative approach to your health problems/concerns. It is an approach that optimizes physiologic processes, reconstitutes your metabolism and re-balances/awakens your energy fields to help you achieve the highest level of functioning possible.

Are you ready to feel fabulous?

To help you choose the best fit between your individual needs and our offerings, we are happy to provide a free consultation.  During this meeting, your counselor will review your concerns, in depth. She or He will work together with you to discover the most effective means of meeting your goals, in terms of enhanced well being, attention to a particular condition, or recovery from illness.  One thing you can count on: We will listen carefully to what you say and try to pinpoint the best approach to satisfying your purpose in coming to Groton Wellness.