Dr. Mark Balles, MD

Dr. Mark Balles, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
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Age 59
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Dr. Mark Balles, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Portland, ME and has been practicing for 27 years. He graduated from SUNY Upstate Med Univ in 1984 and specializes in ophthalmology.

195 Fore River Pkwy Ste 480

Portland, ME 04102

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care

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Top Care Areas

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Macular Edema
very high
more than 92% of peers
Macular Hole
very high
more than 92% of peers
Retinal Hemorrhage
very high
more than 90% of peers

Dr. Balles's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

55  Conditions Treated

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Cataracts
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Nearsightedness
  • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
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10  Procedures

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Eye Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Removal of Intraocular Foreign Body
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Maine.

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.

Education

  • Amherst College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • SUNY Upstate Med Univ
    Medical School | Graduated 1984
  • S U N Y Upstate Medical University Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1985
  • S U N Y Upstate Medical University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1991
  • Director Retina Service, Univ Of Minnesota
    Other Education | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Balles has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Balles' Reviews

2.9
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Balles to family and friends
7 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (7)

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

Dr. Balles' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    GOOD
  • Answers questions

    GOOD
  • Time well spent

    GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    GOOD
  • Office environment

    GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    FAIR
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

A+ Doctor. After having a less than satisfactory experience with another retina specialist in the Portland area, I was so relieved to have found Dr Balles. Was able to get in right away and see him. He treated me for a torn retina. Dr Balles is experienced and talented, and works with a very...more
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My experience with Dr. Balles was a most positive one in treating my diagnosis of vitreous floaters. I am very happy with the outcome. Dr Balles and his teams in the office and at Mercy Hospital are professional and are highly recommended.
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