Dr. Carl Balog, MD

Interventional Pain Medicine  |  
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Age 57
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Dr. Carl Balog, MD
Dr. Carl Balog, MD is an interventional pain medicine doctor who practices in Portland, OR. He is 57 years old and has been practicing for 29 years. Dr. Balog is affiliated with Providence St. Vincent Medical Center.

12672 NW Barnes Rd Ste 100

Portland, OR 97229

Contact Information

(503) 238-7246

Dr. Carl Balog, MD

Dr. Carl Balog, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Care 1st Health Plan
  • Cigna
  • CSX Railroad
  • Dept. of US Army Medical Active Duty
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Guardian
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Health Net
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
  • John Hancock
  • 33 More

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Care Philosophy

Low key shouldn't mean low quality. Our office will make you feel comfortable, so we can focus on essentials. We balance the latest research with compassion, injections with humor, and office visits with humility. We are your resource, and we take it seriously.
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Dr. Balog's Experience

Dr. Balog's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine
  • Board certified in Anesthesiology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • Board actions found


  • Interventional Pain Medicine
  • Pain Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Chronic Postoperative Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vertebral Compression Fractures


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  • Cancer Pain Management
  • Celiac Plexus Block
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Neurotomy
  • Chemodenervation
  • Discography
  • Endovenous Laser Treatment
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Facet Joint Nerve Ablation
  • Fluoroscopic-Guided Hip Injection
  • Interventional Pain Management
  • Intradiscal Electrothermal Annuloplasty
  • Intradiscal Electrothermic Therapy (IDET)
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Non-Cosmetic Botox® Injection
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Percutaneous Disc Decompression
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Provocation Discography
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Pump Implant
  • Steroid Injection
  • Supartz® Injection
  • Synvisc® Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Vertebroplasty
  • Worker's Compensation Evaluations


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Oregon.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

1 Board Action
  • Professional Misconduct (1/10/2013)
    Action Taken: Fine
    Summary: Please reference the following Document
    Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    State: Oregon


  • Williams College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1982
  • Semmelweis University Of Medical Sciences (Sote)
    Medical School | Graduated 1988
  • Berkshire Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1990
  • Greenwich Hospital Yale University Affil
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1992
  • University Of California San Francisco
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1995

Awards & Recognition

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hungarian
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Ukrainian

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Balog's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Balog to family and friends
based on 142 total reviews (40 with comments)
Dr. Balog's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (40)
Oregon City, OR |
His staff committed a major HIPPA violation by faxing my records to an unknown source. Lied to me about my insurance company not wanting to pay when truth was they never got the information required for a decision. They ousted me for "behavior" since I called the ins. at the staff's insistence and found out the truth. Refused to send records to other doctors in a timely manner and when we asked for my medical records, they only had a 1/3 of them & even those were 50% from my previous doctor.
in Sherwood, OR |
I have been seeing Dr. Balog and or Joe Knaus for years you couldn't ask for two outstanding Doctor and Physician Assistant repectfully. The compassion they have shows through in every way they take care of you be it thru a procedure, giving out scripts, talking about your problem ir just giving out a hug. I have been to many pain clinics and this one is outstanding. I also want to give out kudos to his medical &office staff especially Trisha they all go the extra mile to help the patient's.
in Portland, OR |
They have given me my life back.
in Portland, OR |
Such a wonderful clinic, serious lifesaver and blessing.
in Portland, OR |
Best office I have been to. Very caring.
in Portland, OR |
Great staff, knowledgeable providers. I really feel like they care.
in Portland, OR |
I see Joe at this office. He is great and so are the staff here.
Horrible practice, with nasty, vindictive, aggressive office manager. When asked to explain an obvious account error, the office worker was unable to give answers. She handled the task with hostility and aggressiveness. She proceeded to inform me I would no longer be a patient of the office, and stated a verified letter would proceed. This has happened to many others, I have lost trust in Carl Balog, his unethical staff, and their true intention. I've never come across anything like this, EVER.
in Beaverton, OR |
Knowledgable, caring bedside manner....excellent Dr! So glad he could help me!
in Portland, OR |
I love him
White City, OR |
Dr. Balog is a great doctor although he is not my doctor he is my little sisters. My sister has Myasthenia gravis a potentially deadly disease Dr. Balog saved my sister s life. The doctors in our home town were giving her medication that could have put her on life support. Dr. Balog immediately knew what she had and gave her the correct medication. We will always be grateful to him . He truly cares about his patients that is rare in this day Thank you Dr.
in Portland, OR |
I found the phone staff could use a little extra training so their answers could be more consistent. It was frustrating at first because it take so long to get in for initial visit. But now that I have been going there for a while things have smoothed out and they are doing a good job. They listen, and that's important when you have carried "chronic pain luggage" around for a long time. I add a positive review based upon my experiences thus far.
in Portland, OR |
Like a second home to me
in Battle Ground, WA |
Once again I have nothing but praise for Dr Balog and all his staff. I always walk out with a smile on my face. I know he is doing all he can to ease my pain while I continue to heal.
in Forest Grove |
I am in the process of moving from Colorado to Portland. I found Dr. Balog online and left my contact information and a short paragraph about my history and needs as they requested. Less than 30 minutes later I received a call from Dr. Balog telling me that he received my email and that he is going to have one of his staff call me and get me in for an appointment. He told me that they were there for me and not to worry. I haven't even seen this doctor yet and I am already impressed.
in Portland, OR |
He is great ... He is always there for us has been for years and could have made it without him...
in Portland, OR |
Everybody here is fantastic,.
in Portland, OR |
My care is always excellent the staff friendly and a real positive experience.
in Portland, OR |
Very caring.
in Portland, OR |
Great clinic and wonderful staff. It's always a pleasure being with them!
in Crescent City, CAGaston oregon |
Patients beware of this Dr and his Office, think real hard before making this your Dr, my husband has been treated cruelly and Unjust, they will leave you high and dry if they want to, for being terminated which we do not agree! there is no way my husband did what they said he did to get terminated! They sent No letter to tell us, didn't find out until the next month! And they refuse to help you in any way! Not Ethical Not Professional No Compassion! The Office is another nightmare!
in Portland, OR |
Love the Drs. They know who you are. They talk to you and not at you.
in Hillsboro, OR |
Office took 6 months to schedule, verified insurance. My only visit, Dr changed my entire pain regimen (new narcotic) ordered injection. Never followed up to see how I was doing, never got injection, no refills for new Rx. Dropped me without follow-up because billing clerk did not want to be bothered with 5-7 day insurance approval process - why was this not done prior to seeing me? Billing clerk accused me of calling her a liar which was surreal, distressing - not true. Problems at this office!
in Portland, OR |
PCP will not help... Come here instead!
in San Francisco, CA |
Good Drs.
in Portland, OR |
I like them.
in Portland, OR |
He is wonderful. I really like him.
in Portland, OR |
Professional. Efficient.
in Portland, OR |
This is the only place I would ever go for pain issues.
in Portland, OR |
Highly recommended to anyone with chronic pain issues.
in Portland, OR |
You guys are pretty good!
in Portland, OR |
Great place to go.
in Portland, OR |
Everyone seems to b nice and caring and I appreciate the feedback I have gotten.
in Portland, OR |
Helped me manage my pain levels and are willing to use different methods to do it.
in Portland, OR |
Very professional!! On a scale of 1-10 I would rate the staff an 11.
in Portland, OR |
He is great.
in Portland, OR |
Friendly staff.
in Portland, OR |
Good people and knowledgeable staff. I feel comfortable in coming here.
in Portland, OR |
Very professional clinic. I enjoy coming to this clinic.
in Portland, OR |
Always very nice.
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Dr. Balog accepts 47 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
    Choice PPO
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Federal Employee Program
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
    Blue Cross and Blue Shield
    Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
    Blue Preferred PPO
    Federal Employee Program
  • Care 1st Health Plan
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Indemnity EPO
    Network Open Access
    Open Access
  • CSX Railroad
  • Dept. of US Army Medical Active Duty
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Guardian
    Guardian PPO
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
    Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
  • Health Net
    Health Net PPO
    Tricare PPO
    Tricare WC
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • John Hancock
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Liberty Mutual Insurance Company
  • LifeWise
  • Lincoln
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • MetLife
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Mutual of Omaha
    Mutual of Omaha PPO
  • National Benefit Plans
    National Benefit Plans PPO
  • National Preferred Provider Network
    National Preferred Provider Network PPO
  • Nationwide
  • ODS Health Plan
  • Pacific Health Alliance
    Pacific Health Alliance PPO
  • PacificSource
    Preferred PSN
  • Pipefitters
  • Premera Blue Cross
    Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Premier Group Insurance
  • Principal Financial Group
    Principal Financial Group PPO
  • Providence Health Plans
    Open Option EPO
    Personal Option EPO
    Preferred PPO
  • Prudential
    Prudential PPO
  • Public Employees Health Plan (PEHP)
    Public Employees Health Plan
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oregon PPO
    Preferred Provider Network PPN
  • State Farm
  • Teachers Retirement System (TRS)
  • Teamsters or other Unions
  • Texas Workers' Compensation
    Texas Workers' Compensation WC
  • Travelers
    Travelers PPO
  • Tricare
    Tricare PPO
  • Union Pacific Railroad Employee Health Systems
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    PacifiCare HMO
    PacifiCare PPO
    United Healthcare
    United Healthcare PPO
  • WellPoint
  • Wells Fargo Insurance
  • Worker's Compensation
    Worker's Compensation WC

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Hospitals where Dr. Balog has admitting privileges

Providence St. Vincent Medical Center
9205 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225
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