Dr. Karl Balch, MD

Dr. Karl Balch, MD

Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 35
Dr. Karl Balch, MD is a joint replacement & reconstruction orthopedic specialist in Bakersfield, CA and has been practicing for 1 years. He graduated from U Of Chgo Div Of Bio Sci Pritzker Sch Of Med in 2010 and specializes in joint replacement & reconstruction orthopedics, sports medicine orthopedic joint reconstruction, and more.

2400 Bahamas Dr Ste 200

Bakersfield, CA 93309

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
more than 23% of peers

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8  Specialties

  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  • Bone & Joint Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Joint Reconstruction Orthopedic Surgery
  • Joint Replacement Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Hip Surgery
  • Orthopedic Knee Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine Orthopedic Joint Reconstruction

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Balch does not have any board certifications listed.

41  Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Fracture
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Hip Bursitis
  • Hip Fracture
  • Infectious Arthritis
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Seronegative Arthritis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Trochanteric Bursitis
  • Wear and Tear Arthritis


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24  Procedures

  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Reconstruction Surgery
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Replacement, Cemented
  • Hip Replacement, Cementless
  • Hip Surgery
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Osteotomy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee Tendon Repair
  • Mini Knee Surgery
  • Osteotomy
  • Steroid Injection
  • Uni-Compartmental Knee Replacement
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

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

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University Of Southern California
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2005
  • U Of Chgo Div Of Bio Sci Pritzker Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 2010
  • Ohio State University
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2011
  • Ohio State University Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2016
  • Virginia Commonwealth Univ Vcu/McV
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2017

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

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Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Balch's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Balch to family and friends
3 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (3)

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  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Balch'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 (2)

I like the internet web page approach to stay in touch and provide info.
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I am so thankful Dr. Balch was my doctor, he is very thorough, understanding and listens to you. I cant thank him enough for giving my life back to me!!
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