Gerard Balan is a highly experienced Nurse Practitioner specializing in Psychiatry. Certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, Gerard's expertise spans over ten years and covers important areas such as major depression, anxiety, ADHD, and narcotic addiction. He's had a varied career, working as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), an outreach coordinator for people with severe mental illnesses and intellectual disabilities, and even a tutor. These different experiences have given him a wide-ranging understanding of the complexities of mental health.
Gerard's approach to patient care is both collaborative and empathetic, aiming to work with patients and other healthcare providers to create a comprehensive plan for long-term wellness. He understands that every patient is unique, and he respects their different ethnic, sexual, and socio-economic backgrounds. Gerard aims to help people who may be struggling to function at their best by providing detailed evaluations and creating treatment plans tailored to their specific symptoms and conditions. Outside of his work, Gerard enjoys bicycling, travel, martial arts, cooking, and outdoor activities. He also mentors through the Big Brothers/Big Sisters of the Twin Cities and frequently shares his expertise as a guest lecturer at institutions like St. Catherine's University and the University of Minnesota School of Nursing. With Gerard, you're partnering with a compassionate and dedicated mental health professional who's committed to helping you on your wellness journey.