Dr. Ray M. Balyeat, MD

Dr. Ray M. Balyeat, MD

Ophthalmology | Male | 60 years old

Learn about this doctor

Care Philosophy

I understand that most patients in the waiting room of a retinologist have tremendous fear of "going blind". Providing patients with the correct diagnosis and prognosis of their retinal condition is the keystone to my medical practice. Every attempt is made by me with assistance from my staff to provide care with respect and kindness to our patients. I believe that most of our patients leave their appointments with a greater understanding of their condition and a more positive attitude.Read more

Personal Bio

My ophthalmology practice is dedicated to providing high quality diagnostic expertise and both medical and surgical management for diseases of...Read more

Dr. Balyeat's Experience

0ExperienceMatch
Experience Match

See how Dr. Balyeat's experience matches your preferences.

3
Specialties

For the best healthcare for your needs, choose a doctor who specializes in your medical condition.

1
Board Certifications

Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which they practice.

59
Conditions Treated

Check to see that this provider treats your medical condition.

9
Procedures Performed

Check to see that this provider performs the procedure that you need.

Background Check

Check to see if your provider has any malpractices, board actions, or sanctions.

Education

Learn more about where this provider went to medical school, residency, and more.

Awards & Recognition

View information about special awards and recognition for this provider.

Languages Spoken

Check to see what languages this provider and/or staff speak.

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

View memberships and affiliations associated with this provider.

Visiting Dr. Balyeat

Dr. Balyeat accepts 21 insurance carriers

Affiliated Hospitals

Hospital Quality

Check out the quality of care at the 3 hospitals where Dr. Balyeat has admitting privileges.

Hospital Quality Awards

×

Dr. Balyeat's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Balyeat to family and friends
4.1
based on 13 total surveys
Key Survey Insights
  • Trustworthiness
     (13)
  • Helpfulness
     (13)
  • Staff
     (12)
  • Scheduling
     (13)
Experience with Dr. Balyeat
  • Level of trust in provider's decisions
     (13)
  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
     (13)
  • How well provider listens and answers questions
     (13)
  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
     (13)
Dr. Balyeat's Office & Staff
  • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
     (13)
  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
     (13)
  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
     (12)
  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    16 – 30 minutes (12)
Dr. Balyeat Says:

My office staff and I work long hours in a complex and ever changing healthcare environment.  Providing medical services is both professionally rewarding and very challenging.  We are interested in constructive advice from our patients so that we may refine the manner in which we provide services to them.  Please contact us directly if you believe that you have a vital suggestion for change.

Have you seen Dr. Ray M. Balyeat, MD?
Are you Dr. Balyeat?
Make it easy for patients to share their feedback. Also manage your personalized profile!
Get started today!

Compare Dr. Balyeat

Compare this Doctor
View other doctors with similar experience to find the right doctor for you.
View all 10 matches

Dr. Balyeat says...

My ophthalmology practice is dedicated to providing high quality diagnostic expertise and both medical and surgical management for diseases of the retina.  My medical practice therefore emphasizes identification and treatment of diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration, retinal vascular disorders, inflammatory eye disease (uveitis) and retinal detachment.  I am committed to state of the art management for diseases of the vitreous, retina and macula in a community setting.  My educational background which includes fellowship training and a multi-decade commitment to professional development set my medical and surgical practice apart from general ophthalmology practices that claim to offer services for patients with retinal problems.

Dr. Balyeat's Care Philosophy

I understand that most patients in the waiting room of a retinologist have tremendous fear of "going blind".  Providing patients with the correct diagnosis and prognosis of their retinal condition is the keystone to my medical practice.  Every attempt is made by me with assistance from my staff to provide care with respect and kindness to our patients.  I believe that most of our patients leave their appointments with a greater understanding of their condition and a more positive attitude.  

Dr. Balyeat says...

I have built a referral medical & surgical practice with over 20 years of experience managing problems in ophthalmology of considerable complexity.  I was trained in an outstanding residency and very busy fellowship during which time I was intensely exposed to a wide variety of ocular diseases and conditions.  I was committed to continuing medical education (CME) long before the government mandated it and I easily exceed the annual CME requirements of my state board of medical examiners.  I am a member of the American Medical Association (AMA), my state and local medical societies, a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) and a member of the American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS).

Dr. Balyeat says...

I take great care discussing with patients who have surgical problems the risks and benefits of surgical management.  Simply having a surgical problem does not necessarily mean that surgery should be performed particularly if the patient does not perceive a loss in function.  Too many surgeons measure their worth by the number of procedures they perform each year without consideration the needs of the patient.  Whenever possible I involve the patient in the decision making process regarding the appropriateness of surgery and post surgical care.  I have access to state of the art diagnostic equipment within a short walking distance of the exam rooms and I can repair simple retinal detachments in the office by pneumatic retinopexy (PR).  I perform surgery under both general and local anesthesia in the outpatient facility of Tulsa's premier hospital for ophthalmic surgery, St. John Medical Center.  The pre-admission testing, surgery and post-operative care are usually performed in the same unit at the hospital.  

Dr. Balyeat says...

My office staff and I work long hours in a complex and ever changing healthcare environment.  Providing medical services is both professionally rewarding and very challenging.  We are interested in constructive advice from our patients so that we may refine the manner in which we provide services to them.  Please contact us directly if you believe that you have a vital suggestion for change.

Dr. Balyeat'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
  •  Malpractice claims in Oklahoma not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
    What is a recognized doctor
  • Media & Publications

    Dr. Balyeat has no media or publications listed.

Background Check

  • n/a
    Malpractice Claims not available

    Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Oklahoma.

    What is medical malpractice
  • 0
    Sanctions

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

    What is a sanction or disciplinary action
  • 0
    Board Actions

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

    What are board actions

Background Check

Why It Matters: Dr. Balyeat's Board Certifications

Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the... More

  • Ophthalmology

Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Anterior Scleritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blindness
  • Cataract
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Disseminated Chorioretinitis and Disseminated Retinochoroiditis
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Floaters
  • Focal Chorioretinitis and Focal Retinochoroiditis
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Migraine
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Parasitic Endophthalmitis
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemangioma
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Strabismus
  • Sympathetic Uveitis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Oklahoma / Health Sciences Center

    Graduated in 1983

  • Internship Hospital
    University Of Oklahoma / Health Sciences Center

    Completed in 1984

  • Residency Hospital
    Dean McGee Eye Inst/Okla University

    Completed in 1987

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Eye Consultants Of Atlanta

    Completed in 1988

    Piedmont Hospital

    Completed in 1988

  • Undergraduate School
    Duke University

    Graduated in 1979

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships &
Professional Affiliations

Dr. Balyeat does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Balyeat and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your free profile.

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Ophthalmic Vitreous Surgery
  • Retinal Diseases

Procedures Performed

  • Conjunctivoplasty
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Removal of Intraocular Foreign Body
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Scleral Reinforcement Surgery
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

You've got options

We're finding other great Providers for you to consider.