Dr. Martin Balish, MD

Dr. Martin Balish, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 53
(8)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Martin Balish, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Portland, OR. He is 53 years old and has been practicing for 24 years.

9135 SW Barnes Rd Ste 961

Portland, OR 97225

Contact Information

(503) 292-0848

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
  • Bakery & Confectionary Union Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • 19 More

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Top Care Areas

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Blepharitis
very high
more than 90% of peers
Glaucoma
high
more than 75% of peers
Ocular Hypertension
normal
more than 74% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Balish "My practice philosophy is to provide each patient with personalized treatment, utilizing the most advanced vision correction technology, in a safe and reliable manner. Eye care goes beyond vision - it is about the quality of my patients' lives."
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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cornea & Refractive Surgery
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Board Certifications

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

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anisocoria
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Anterior Scleritis
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Esotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Hypertropia
  • Hyphema
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Procedures

  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Contact Lens Fitting Services
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Glaucoma Treatment
  • Intraocular Lens Implant Surgery
  • Iridotomy
  • LASIK
  • Laser Surgery
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Refractive Lens Exchange
  • Refractive Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Oregon.

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

  • University Of Wisconsin / Madison
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1986
  • University Of Wisconsin Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1993
  • Legacy Emanual Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1994
  • Or Health Science University Casey Eye Institute
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1998

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Balish has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Balish's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Balish to family and friends
4.5
based on 8 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Balish's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
in Beaverton, OR |
I've been seeing Dr. Balish 2 to 3 times per year for about 10 years. I have glaucoma and under his care we been able to keep the pressure well under control. I think he does an excellent job at answering questions and I never feel rushed. His assistants have also been very capable and have given me prompt service if I need a prescription refill. Also the wait time is very good, about 15 minutes, much better than other ophthalmologists I've seen.
in Portland, OR |
Sadly, my experience with Dr Bailish was poor. He performed Lasik surgery and said I would have exceptional vision afterwards. For a year after that surgery I had large halos around all lights and by the end of that year, my near distance was already fading. He did agree to undo the surgery and said I would have near binocular vision once it was finished. This did not happen. I still see halo's, I have lost my near sight and am wearing readers again. I asked for a refund but was denied.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Balish accepts 28 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • American Republic
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
    Open Access
  • Bakery & Confectionary Union Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • First Choice Health
    First Choice Health PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
    GEHA
  • Health Net
    Health Net PPO
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
  • LifeWise
  • Medico
  • Meritain Health
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • ODS Health Plan
  • PacificSource
    Preferred PSN
  • PHP-Physicians Health Plan
  • Providence Health Plans
    Personal Option EPO
    Preferred PPO
  • Pyramid Life
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Preferred Provider Network PPN
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • TriWest Champus
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    PacifiCare HMO

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Hospitals where Dr. Balish has admitting privileges

OHSU Hospital- Marquam Hill
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd
Portland, OR 97239
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Providence Portland Medical Center
4805 NE Glisan St
Portland, OR 97213
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Providence St. Vincent Medical Center
9205 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225
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Tillamook County General Hospital
1000 3rd St
Tillamook, OR 97141
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