Dr. Edward Balok, MD

Dr. Edward Balok, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 54
(36)
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Dr. Edward Balok, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Fort Gratiot, MI. He is 54 years old and has been practicing for 24 years.Read his story

4656 24th Ave

Fort Gratiot, MI 48059

Contact Information

(810) 385-3600

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HAP Insurance
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Priority Health

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Top Care Areas

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Diabetic Retinopathy
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more than 99% of peers
Ocular Hypertension
very high
more than 96% of peers
Dry Eyes
very high
more than 96% of peers

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Dr. Balok's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Balok "Building upon a solid foundation has allowed me to focus my attention on providing you with the type of care you demand and deserve. My education and training have laid the groundwork for me to practice safe, effective, advanced patient care."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Balok "My goal in creating Riverside Eye Center is to provide you with a single source for comprehensive vision care, delivered by top experts in the field. I do this because I believe everyone deserves to have access to solutions that will help them maintain clear, healthy vision for life. The ability to give people in my community the gift of better vision makes my practice extremely rewarding."
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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Cataract Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
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Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Anterior Scleritis
  • Aphakia
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Black Eye
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Color Blindness
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Esotropia
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma - Iridogoniodysgenesia
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Hyphema
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Night Blindness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Stye
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vision Impairment
  • Vision Loss
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Procedures

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Contact Lens Exams
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyeglasses
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Soft Contact Lenses
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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

0 Board Actions

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Education

  • Michigan Technological University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1988
  • Wayne State University School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • St John Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1991
  • Wayne State University Kresge Eye Institute
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1994
  • American Academy Of Ophthalmology
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1994

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Balok has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Balok's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Balok to family and friends
4.7
based on 36 total reviews (4 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (36)

  • 5
    (32)
  • 4
    (2)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (2)

Dr. Balok's Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
EXCELLENT
Time well spent
EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

Port Huron |
I wore bi-focal glasses for 40 years and he took care of my a stigma and cataracts and I am now glasses free! Very professional and did what he told me he could do--no more glasses.
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in East China, MI |
Dr. Balok has been my eye care professional for at least twenty years. He is the consummate professional; I trust him completely. Having just completed my second cataract surgery, I am more than satisfied with the outcome. In fact, I'm thrilled to be seeing so well.
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st clair, mi |
Dr. Balok put new lens in both my eyes after cataract surgery. I now have excellent vision in both of my eyes and I couldn't be happier with my results. I would highly recommend him!! Everyone in the office is so nice and professional.
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Ray, MI |
My cataract experience on March 2nd with Dr. Balok(East China office/RDH) is a positive one in all respects. I was at 20/20 at one week after my surgery. Awesome!! His knowledge and ability along with his support staff is top notch. All questions were received and answered pleasantly and...more
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Dr. Balok accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • HAP Insurance
    Preferred PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Priority Health
    Priority PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Balok has admitting privileges

McLaren Port Huron
1221 Pine Grove Ave
Port Huron, MI 48060
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Saint John River District Hospital
4100 River Rd
East China, MI 48054
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