Dr. Carl Balog, MD

Interventional Pain MedicineMaleAge 61

Dr. Balog
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Balog Regenerative

9370 SW Greenburg Rd Washington Bldg Ste 6 Tigard, OR 97223

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(503) 238-7246

Dr. Carl Balog, MD is a Interventional Pain Medicine Specialist in Tigard, OR. He is affiliated with Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Balog to book an appointment.

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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No malpractice claims found for Oregon
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Balog's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Balog treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 86% of his peers

Dr. Balog treats this condition more than 86% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
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Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
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Dr. Balog treats Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome more than 85% of his peers

Dr. Balog treats this condition more than 85% of his peers

Osteoarthritis of Spine
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Balog treats Osteoarthritis of Spine more than 82% of his peers

Dr. Balog treats this condition more than 82% of his peers

Dr. Balog's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Celiac Plexus Block
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Neurotomy
  • Chemodenervation
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Discography
  • Endovenous Laser Treatment
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Facet Joint Nerve Ablation
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fluoroscopic-Guided Hip Injection
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Interventional Pain Management
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intradiscal Electrothermal Annuloplasty
  • Intradiscal Electrothermic Therapy (IDET)
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Non-Cosmetic Botox® Injection
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Percutaneous Disc Decompression
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Provocation Discography
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Pump Implant
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Supartz® Injection
  • Synvisc® Injection
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vertebral Compression Fractures
  • Vertebroplasty
  • Worker's Compensation Evaluations

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(503) 238-7246

Dr. Balog accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Choice PPO
Anthem
National (BlueCard) 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
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
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
Prime
Standard
Tricare PPO
Union Pacific Railroad Employee Health Systems
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
PacifiCare
PacifiCare HMO
PacifiCare PPO
United Healthcare
United Healthcare PPO
WellPoint
Wells Fargo Insurance
Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC

Dr. Balog's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Balog

4.4

Based on 160 ratings

5 Stars
80.625%
(129)
4 Stars
5.625%
(9)
3 Stars
1.25%
(2)
2 Stars
0.625%
(1)
1 Star
11.875%
(19)
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What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (142)
  • Listened & answered questions (141)
  • Office environment (141)
What could be improved
  • Long wait times (16)
  • Difficult to schedule appointment (15)
  • Staff wasn't friendly (13)
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My provider is closing her office Dec 1 & she gave me Dr Balog as a referral. She had spoken to him previously to verify the new patients she would be sending to his practice. I called & requested an appt approx. Sept 1st. I was told by his staff that he would have to look over my file first to see if he was willing to take me as a new patient, it would take about a week. They would call me back to schedule a new patient appt. or not. I never heard back. After speaking to my provider she sent my file to Dr Balog Oct 1st. Still no call back. I called yesterday Nov 10 to attempt to schedule an appt. I spoke with reception, she placed me on hold & I was disconnected. Took a couple of try’s to get back in contact. I was told they had just received my file and were going to call me in the afternoon to set an appointment. I asked how far out would be scheduling & she did not want to answer. I asked to speak with the Doc. She got angry & hung up on me. Never called to schedule appt.
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
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Cheryl Hill – Nov 10, 2020
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You guys are amazing!
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Feb 14, 2020
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This office is the most courteous and respectful office I have ever been.
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Oct 12, 2019
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Folks at this clinic are both kind and professional. I have talked with other chronic pain patients who experience the opposite. I am stable on my medication and am not treated as a drug seeker. On the flip side, I do not and would not give them any reason to think otherwise. I am grateful for this beyond expression.
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Sep 03, 2019
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Dr balog does seem to be a very nice man and he did preform procedures that helped me but be careful because he will give you ask much main oils as you want. I'm sure some of you love hearing that but it almost destroyed my life and it took 4 years for me to get back to normal and restart my career. It was pure hell and I'm still on suboxone. Going to Dr balog was easily the worse choice of my entire life. I was in pain but they tripled my dose within 4 months to 120mg oxy a day. Don't do it!
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Apr 18, 2019
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All in Dr. Balog's office show their compassion. Dr. Balog has a keen curiosity for fining new and hopeful pain relief, the latest interventions for pain, and shares that hope with his patients. You will find relief at his clinic, and hope in a future without pain. You will feel comfort and kindness from every staff member. You will be believed and relieved. Your quality of life will be restored.
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Mar 19, 2019
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I've been under the compassionate care of Dr. Balog, Joe and their wonderful staff for one year. I'm so grateful for these providers; they treat me with dignity and respect which are traits that we chronic pain patients sorely need. I adore Nikki, the medical receptionist, who is always there for an empathetic or kind word no matter how busy she is. Norma and Trisha are the medical assistants that I work with, both make me feel valued as a patient and human being.
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Sheryl in Portland, OR – Mar 01, 2019
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I sustained an elbow injury in Feb 2018, which resulted in lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow). This continued for 18 weeks despite anti-inflammatories, total rest and physical therapy. It was debilitating as it was my dominate arm. I could not turn a door knob, hold a cup of coffee etc. Dr Balog recommended Tenex treatment to the tendon involved. The treatment took 20 minutes and it has been 2 weeks today. I am PAIN FREE. I am in shock and awe on the effectiveness of his recommended procedure.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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David Ciaverella in Portland , OR – Jul 03, 2018
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I with Dr. Balog for 2.5 years & thought this doc was different. April i going on vacation to Nicaragua, flight left 8am. 5am leaving to airport, in my kitchen i turned my foot, POP, compound spiral fracture my leg. 5 days in hospital, day I got out i was called by Drs office for random pill count. I had one day to come in 60 miles. Told office i couldnt make it. Day before my next appt i was discharged. BALOG Won't prescribe 2 me till i get into new pain doc, he wants me 2 go through withdrawal
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
5 people found this helpful
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Damon in Kelso, WA – May 25, 2018
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The office staff is very good and friendly...always follow up and make you feel they are really looking out for your best interests. Dr. Balog is the best of all the doctors I have worked with and his referrals are equally qualified and personable. Nothing but great things to say about Balog and the staff... top notch
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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J. Bowling in Portland, OR – May 01, 2018
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Dr. Balog and his staff are supremely professional, knowledgeable, compassionate, and wonderful. I appreciate they way they consistently make the best decisions to assist me with my health. The entire office could give classes on compassion and care!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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C.A.G. in Portland, OR – Apr 27, 2018
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Dr. Balog is an amazing doctor and his staff is just as amazing. They go out of their way to make sure the whole patient is taken care of.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Cameron Maldonado in Portland, OR – Apr 12, 2018
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Makes me feel comfortable and well cared for.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Brandon H in Portland, OR – Apr 05, 2018
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His assistant lied about my insurance coverage & made me pay $1500 for a procedure I had. After insurance paid, I didn’t get refund. No return phone calls, a month later, so I wrote Dr Balog a kind letter explaining his associate’s conduct and asking for my refund. He knew I was a low income single parent. He sided with his assistant, said he would not see me again, after 2 years of care. I was hurt he wouldn’t listen and I was left w/out care. Unfair & Unprofessional. No accountability.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Bekind Always- S. Damm in Portland, Oregon – Jan 17, 2018
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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.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Oregon City, OR – Aug 07, 2017
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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.
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What could be improved
No results
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Sue in Sherwood, OR – Jul 16, 2017
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They have given me my life back.
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T. Garner in Portland, OR – Jun 16, 2017
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Such a wonderful clinic, serious lifesaver and blessing.
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Jessica Strutton in Portland, OR – Jun 15, 2017
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Best office I have been to. Very caring.
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Lisa16327 in Portland, OR – May 20, 2017
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Great staff, knowledgeable providers. I really feel like they care.
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Valerie86 in Portland, OR – May 19, 2017
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About Me

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,...Read more

Biography

BALOG Regenerative was founded on the principal that the body contains the necessary substances needed to accelerate your healing and health. We integrate...Read more

Specialties

  • Interventional Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology
  • Cosmetic Medicine
  • Pain Medicine

Education

1995
University Of California San Francisco
Residency Hospital
1992
Greenwich Hospital Yale University Affil
Residency Hospital
1990
Berkshire Med Ctr
Internship Hospital
1982
Williams College
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English
  • Hungarian
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Ukrainian

Awards

  • Editorial Board, Pain Physician, 2008-prese

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Carl Balog, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Balog has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Carl Balog, MD accepting new patients?

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Does Dr. Carl Balog, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Carl Balog, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Balog frequently treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement), Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome, and Osteoarthritis of Spine. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Balog treats.

Where is Dr. Carl Balog, MD's office located?

Dr. Balog's office is located at 9370 SW Greenburg Rd Washington Bldg Ste 6, Tigard, OR 97223. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Carl Balog, MD speak?

Dr. Balog speaks Russian, Spanish, and Ukrainian. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Balog Regenerative

Balog Regenerative9370 SW Greenburg Rd Washington Bldg Ste 6 Tigard, OR 97223
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Providence St. Vincent Medical Center

Portland, OR

80% Patient Experience Rating, 11% higher than the national average

20 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020)