Laura G. Balmain, M.D.

Laura Balmain, MD

Board Certified Gastroenterologist since 1997

Undergraduate Degree:Texas A&M University 1985
Bachelor’s of Science, (Biomedical Science, Cum Laude)

Medical School:The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas 1991

Internship:University of Alabama at Birmingham Internal Medicine, 1992

Residency / Chief Medical Resident:University of Alabama at Birmingham Internal Medicine, 1995

Fellowship:Vanderbilt University Medical Center Gastroenterology, 1997

Dr. Laura Balmain is a native of the Texarkana area, living her early years in Hooks, Texas, just west of Texarkana. She is a graduate of Texas A&M University with honors in Biomedical Science. She received her medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas. She then completed her internship and residency at The University of Alabama at Birmingham in Internal Medicine. She was chosen to serve as a Chief Medical Resident and staff physician at The University of Alabama at Birmingham. She went on to complete her gastroenterology fellowship at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. She practiced gastroenterology for 5 ½ years in northeast Tennessee, then moved “home” to raise her family, joining Texarkana Gastroenterology Consultants in 2002.

Dr. Balmain practices all areas of gastroenterology and hepatology. She views her medical practice as a ministry and thus strives to meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of her patients. Her devotion to caring for the needs of her patients keeps her motivated to staying abreast of new and innovative treatment options.  She is loved by her patients and was voted Best Doctor 2016 by Texarkana Gazette Reader’s Choice. She also serves on the Board of Directors for Hospice of Texarkana.

Dr. Balmain passionately enjoys spending time with her son Joseph. She has traveled worldwide, doing medical work in Africa, Australia, and Holland. She now enjoys raising cattle on her ranch, gardening, and Bible study. She is very active in her church, serving as Sunday School teacher and choir member. She also devotes a portion of her time to a variety of other ministries including the Northeast Texas Emmaus Community.

For appointments, please call our office at (903) 792-8030 today!


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