Dr. Robert Balk, MD

Dr. Robert Balk, MD

Pulmonary DiseaseMaleAge 66

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(312) 620-1297

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Dr. Robert Balk, MD is a Pulmonologist in Chicago, IL. Dr. Balk has more experience with Sleep-disordered Breathing and Obstructive Lung Disease than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities Rush University Medical Center and Franciscan Health Olympia Fields. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Balk to book an appointment.


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(312) 620-1297
Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine1725 W Harrison St Ste 54 Chicago, IL 60612

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Dr. Balk is affiliated with Rush University Medical Center Chicago, a highly rated hospital.

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  • Practices at Top Hospital Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ See hospitals
  • Hospital Satisfaction Patients said they were highly satisfied at this doctor's hospital. See hospitals

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No malpractice claims found for Illinois
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Balk

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Balk treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Balk treats other conditions, please contact the office at (312) 942-6744.

Sleep-disordered Breathing

Sleep-disordered breathing specialists diagnose and treat conditions, such as snoring or obstructive sleep apnea, in which breathing is interrupted during sleep, resulting in symptoms of fatigue, irritability and high blood pressure.Compare with other Sleep-disordered Breathing specialists.

Dr. Balk treats at a


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Sleep Disorders
Sleep Apnea
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Obstructive Lung Disease

Obstructive lung disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions including COPD, emphysema, asthma and cystic fibrosis that cause blockages or narrowing in the airways of the lungs, making breathing difficult.Compare with other Obstructive Lung Disease specialists.

Dr. Balk treats at a


frequency compared to similar providers

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COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
Pulmonary Function Test
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Dr. Balk's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Alkalosis
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Emphysema
  • Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Nodule
  • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
  • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Insufficiency
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Management
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tuberculosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Viral Infection

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Dr. Balk accepts the following insurance:

Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health America PPO
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Priority Health
Priority PPO

About Me


Dr. Robert Balk, MD is a Pulmonologist in Chicago, IL. Dr. Balk has more experience with Sleep-disordered Breathing and Obstructive Lung Disease than...Read more


  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Critical Care Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease


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Fellowship Hospital
University Mo-KC Affil Hosps
Residency Hospital


Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Robert Balk, MD?

Call (312) 620-1297 to make an appointment as a new patient, or (312) 942-6744 for existing patients or other inquiries. Click here for more information.

Is Dr. Robert Balk, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Robert Balk, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Balk's profile to make an appointment.

Does Dr. Robert Balk, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Robert Balk, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Balk frequently treats Sleep-disordered Breathing and Obstructive Lung Disease. See all practice areas where Dr. Balk specializes.

Where is Dr. Robert Balk, MD's office located?

Dr. Balk's office is located at 1725 W Harrison St Ste 54, Chicago, IL 60612. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Does Dr. Robert Balk, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Balk has not yet indicated whether they offer telehealth services. Please contact the office to check for availability/eligibility.

Affiliated Hospitals

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Rush University Medical Center

Chicago, IL

80% Patient experience rating, 11% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020)

Franciscan Health Olympia Fields

Olympia Fields, IL

55% Patient experience rating, 14% lower than the national average