Dr. Nancy Balin, MD

Dr. Nancy Balin, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 63
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Dr. Nancy Balin, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Northampton, MA and has been practicing for 32 years. She graduated from University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine in 1980 and specializes in ophthalmology.

269 Locust St

Northampton, MA 01062

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • Connecticare
  • Fallon Community Health Plan
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan
  • 6 More

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Balin performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Stye
very high
more than 93% of peers
Glaucoma
very high
more than 85% of peers
Visual Field Defects
high
more than 86% of peers

Dr. Balin'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*

54  Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Esotropia
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Hypertropia
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Nystagmus
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pterygium
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
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13  Procedures

  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Blepharoplasty
  • 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
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

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.

Education

  • 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

3.1
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Balin to family and friends
20 total reviews (6 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (20)

  • 5
    (9)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (2)
  • 1
    (8)

Dr. Balin's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (6)

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...more
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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...more
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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.. ...more
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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...more
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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...more
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