Dr. Nancy Balin, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Female  |  
Age 62
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Dr. Nancy Balin, MD
Dr. Nancy Balin, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Northampton, MA. She is 62 years old and has been practicing for 37 years. Dr. Balin is affiliated with Cooley Dickinson Hospital.

Balin Eye & Laser Center

269 Locust St

Northampton, MA 01062

Contact Information

(413) 584-6666

Dr. Nancy Balin, MD

Dr. Nancy Balin, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • Connecticare
  • Fallon Community Health Plan
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan
  • Network Health
  • Northeast Health Direct
  • Private HealthCare Systems
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • UniCare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Dr. Balin's Experience

Dr. Balin's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Ophthalmology
  • Board certified in Ophthalmology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Entropion
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Hypertropia
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Migraine
  • Nystagmus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pterygium
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage


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  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Massachusetts.

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 Pennsylvania School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1980
  • St Joseph Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1981
  • Albany Memorial Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1984
  • Precept Dr Collis
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1986

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Balin has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Balin's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Balin to family and friends
based on 20 total reviews (6 with comments)
Dr. Balin's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (6)
in Agawam, MA |
Dr. Balin and Dr. Brown are amazing doctors. I just had PRK surgery on August 11 and even though my eyes are still healing and adjusting, my vision is so much better already! I've been a prisoner to glasses and/or contacts since 3rd grade (I'm 45). I had been on the fence about vision correction surgery for years. After finally deciding to bite the bullet and go for a consult, my fears were quickly put to rest. The entire staff is very compassionate and thorough. They never made me feel rushe
Waited 35 minutes before being called in. Technician did eye exam. Saw Dr. Balin at end of visit for no more than 5 or 6 minutes. She gave me several diagnoses without explaining them then left abruptly. Very unprofessional demeanor. Definitely not recommended..felt like an assembly line operation.
Northampton, MA |
I made a cosmetic surgery appointment.... staff kept trying to get billing info and I kept saying this was cosmetic and self pay. Then, they tried to do standard screening vision tests... and I kept explaining this was a cosmetic consult .... Dr. Balin was then abrasive and unhelpful.. Never had this kind of experience before with cosmetic eye surgery.
in Hadley, MA |
Usual wait in the office while patients proceed to the clinic area. No big deal. First encounter with staff is an eye exam (Jennifer) which is fine. Then drops in eyes and ten min. wait. Dr. Balin comes in and asks a few questions and looks at the eyes through a scope to see if anything is new and reports that all is fine and see again next year. Very pleasant. A busy place but also efficient.
in North Granby, CT |
The care I got from Dr. Balin and her staff was excellent. I had cataract surgery with implants of multifocal lenses. Dr. Balin thoroughly explained the process and pros and cons of various alternatives. She was very willing to answer questions and did not rush through the appointments. Her support staff were knowledgeable and friendly. The procedure itself was completely painless and I am extremely satisfied with the results. I would highly recommend her for anyone needing eye care.
in Leverett, MA |
Dr. Balin performed cataract surgery on both eyes (one per month). Her staff was very professional, did measurements and tests several times prior to the surgeries to be certain that the new lenses would fit and be the best to correct my vision. For the left eye, which needed a Toric lens due to the great amount of astigmatism, the measurements and visual acuity were extremely necessary. Both surgeries went extremely well. No pain; no problems. I can see amazingly well. Just need readers.
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Dr. Balin accepts 15 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Aetna PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts HMO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna HMO
  • Connecticare
    Connecticare HMO
  • Fallon Community Health Plan
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
    Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
  • Medicare
    Special Needs Plan SNP
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
  • Network Health
    Network Health HMO
  • Northeast Health Direct
    Northeast Health Direct PPO
  • Private HealthCare Systems
    Private HealthCare Systems PPO
  • Tufts Health Plan
    Tufts PPO
  • UniCare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    United Behavioral Health HMO
    United Behavioral Health PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Balin has admitting privileges

Cooley Dickinson Hospital
30 Locust St
Northampton, MA 01060
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