Dr. Carl C. Balog, MD

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Dr. Carl C. Balog, MD

Interventional Pain Medicine | Male

Portland Pain and Spine 12672 NW Barnes Rd Ste 100, Portland, OR 97229 Get Directions
(503) 238-7246

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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.Read more

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Likelihood of recommending Dr. Balog to family and friends
4.6
based on 103 total surveys (27 with reviews)
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Experience with Dr. Balog
  • Level of trust in provider's decisions
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  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
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  • How well provider listens and answers questions
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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Balog's Office & Staff
  • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
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  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
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  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    10 – 15 minutes (100)
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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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Specialties

  • Interventional Pain Medicine
  • Pain Medicine

Board Certifications

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  • 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
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • 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

Procedures Performed

  • 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

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for Oregon.

    What is medical malpractice
  • 0
    Sanctions

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

    What is a sanction or disciplinary action
  • 1
    Board Action

    Dr. Balog has 1 board action

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

  • Medical School
    Semmelweis University Of Medical Sciences (Sote)

    Graduated in 1988

  • Internship Hospital
    Berkshire Med Center

    Completed in 1990

  • Residency Hospital
    Greenwich Hospital Yale University Affil

    Completed in 1992

    University Of California San Francisco

    Completed in 1995

  • Undergraduate School
    Williams College

    Graduated in 1982

Awards & Recognition

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hungarian
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Ukrainian

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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
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Dr. Balog's Office & Staff

Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
Staff friendliness and courteousness
Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
10 – 15 minutes

Experience with Dr. Balog

Level of trust in provider's decisions
How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Balog's 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.