Shivashankar Balasingham, MD - Asante

Shivashankar Balasingham, MD

Shivashankar Balasingham

Shivashankar Balasingham, MD

Patient Rating
4.55 / 5 (Based on 40 reviews) Read Patient Experiences

Infectious Diseases


French and Russian


Asante Infectious Disease – Grants Pass
700 SW Ramsey Ave. Suite 101
Grants Pass, Oregon 97527
Main: 541-789-4505
Fax: 541-789-4502

About this provider


Shivashanker Balasingham, MD, earned his medical degree from Saba University School
of Medicine, Saba, Netherlands Antilles. He completed his internal medicine residency at Bridgeport Hospital through Yale University in Bridgeport, Connecticut. He also completed a fellowship in infectious disease at the University of Miami, Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida. Dr. Balasingham is board-certified in internal medicine and infectious disease.


  • Provides specialized evaluation and treatment for infectious disease in adults

  • Manages a variety of acute viral and bacterial conditions

  • Advises hospital medical teams on prevention and treatment for infectious conditions


Dr. Balasingham delivers skilled and compassionate care to all his patients and their families. Outside work, he enjoys sports and fitness, kayaking, reading, computer games, traveling and discovering new cultures.

Patient experiences

July 14, 2022
Dr. had adept knowledge of and communication about treatment protocols for my health condition.
July 05, 2022
All was good.
June 28, 2022
All the medical services that I've received from the infectious disease unit at Grants Pass have been outstanding and certainly responsive to my specific issues and needs.
May 14, 2022
No one stood out they all were great as a team
April 27, 2022
Very quick appointments. Didn't have to wait long at all
April 24, 2022
They were very knowledgeable and had alternative treatment plan options.
April 17, 2022
The Doctor explains complex medical issues in a way that is easy to understand but doesn't talk down to you.
April 15, 2022
Dr Shivashankar Balasingham was Outstanding in my diagnosis and care in the hospital and subsequently. He explained things in a way I could understand and I respect him for that.He may well have saved my foot from amputation due to my [diagnosis]. Thanks to the Dr.
April 03, 2022
I appreciated Dr. Balasingham's honesty about his level of experience and knowledge which limited his ability to offer me new treatments at my third visit, since I could not tolerate the medications. He is a good doctor, available as a person, listens, and is interested in individual cases/needs. He asked that I seek a second opinion, and I have gotten a referral to another specialist in Oregon. I felt comfortable with him, especially when I saw him in person twice. I was not feeling well due to side effects to treatment when we had the telemedicine appointment, and it was harder to connect. I will see him again after my consult with the other out of town specialist.
February 23, 2022
My calls to the office regarding a question or concern, the nurses & receptionists are always happy to assist or quick to notify my doctor which I appreciate very much! I have the greatest praise and admiration for my care provider as he's always knowledgeable on the most up to date treatments & therapies. He's also very polite & treats me with utmost respect, and on the few times that I've had to reach out to his office for professional advice & guidance he has always gotten back to me promptly.
February 03, 2022
Use of MyChart and Asante medical records office have been excellent to-date. I did not go over latest labs in detail this past visit; seemed very quick, pro forma, not individualized to me...
January 31, 2022
Everything was quick paced. I didn't have to wait at all and my appointment was over in 15-20 minutes.
January 23, 2022
His professionalism, bedside manners, and showed great concern for my health.
January 01, 2022
Both Dr Balasingham and his staff showed care and attentiveness to my medical conditions. Much appreciation.
November 14, 2021
Dr. Shivashanker Balasingham showed extraordinary compassion for my condition and undertook great effort to provide assurances to me in pursing my treatment options.
October 24, 2021
I have not seen provider in person. Difficult to answer "how often" questions as I only spoke to him once.
October 14, 2021
All of my experiences with him and his staff we beyond reproach. I would highly recommend him to anyone who needed his services.
October 13, 2021
the receptionist lucey and the other male receptionist
October 02, 2021
Dr. B was very helpful and educated me about myself and the problems I have been having.
September 22, 2021
His nurse, don't remember her name. As well as the Dr. Himself.
August 16, 2021
My doctor. Don't think much of video/ telephone appointments. I would get rid of them
July 06, 2021
I felt very well cared for during my visit and stay at Asante. My experience was complicated by the fact that my treatment plan included antibiotic infusions for several days at Asante, and the need to transition to home infusions which has occurred for the last 5 weeks. The nursing staff and nursing aids at E Station were wonderfully professional and kind. Dr. Balashingham was patient and knowledgeable, my Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. [NAME] looked in on me several times during my stay, and the discharge planning team, in particular Mother Teresa made my transition to home health care infusion therapy seamless and easy, despite my living in rural California.
June 21, 2021
I was seen quickly and the doctor seemed very knowledgeable about addressing my needs.
March 29, 2021
Very responsive to messages
March 10, 2021
Dr. Balasingham is a wonderful doctor and his staff and everyone that works around him have been just great I enjoy my visits with all of them thanks to all. [NAME]
January 22, 2021
The complete staff and all the doctors did their best and the person could not expect any more than that God bless the staff and doctors thank you
December 24, 2020
Dr B was attentive and thorough. I felt very good about the time spent addressing my medical needs. I would gladly recommend him to friends/family.
December 17, 2020
Dr. Balsingham
December 09, 2020
The kindness this doctor showed me was very comforting while feeling so very sick.
November 19, 2020
Dr Shevashanker Balasingham andStaff excellent to deal with my privilege for me to have.
November 19, 2020
Every part of the appointment was fine
November 19, 2020
They are all respectful and well mannered in his office
November 05, 2020
Dr Balasingham has been great at trying to help me figure out what's going on with me and trying to find a solution to help me. His office staff has been super helpful as well.
October 25, 2020
The nurses and doctors were very helpful during my hospital stay. I appreciated the nurses and hospitalist for their extra attention in my care for a very invasive infection. Getting frequently checked was helpful since it looked like the infection was going to overwhelm me the first two days. I'm Glad the infectious disease physician, Dr. [ ] saw I needed doxycycline in addition to the antibiotics I was already getting. That turned the corner for me. In a post-hospital teleconference, he explained why my hemoglobin had dropped nearly 3 g during the infection.
October 12, 2020
He is a very knowlagable doctor. Shows respect and answers questions.
August 28, 2020
The doctor himself. He was extremely courteous and explained everything and answered my questions completely. He saved my life.
July 13, 2020
The entire staff is courteous, attentive, professional and knowledgeable.
June 30, 2020
The front desk/Ma/nurses have always been so kind and compassionate on the phone.
June 21, 2020
just the doctor and India.
June 08, 2020
India is always very kind, attentive and helpful.
April 12, 2020
excellent doctor has handled everything with the skill' If I had a question he returned my call witgin 1 hour


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