Dr. Robert Balk, MD

Dr. Robert Balk, MD

Pulmonary DiseaseMaleAge 68

Pulmonary Disease

Dr. Robert Balk, MD is a Pulmonologist in Chicago, IL. Dr. Balk has extensive experience in Obstructive Lung Disease and Sleep Apnea. He is affiliated with medical facilities Rush University Medical Center and Franciscan Health Olympia Fields. His office accepts new patients.

Locations

Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine

Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine1725 W Harrison St Ste 54 Chicago, IL 60612
1
New Patient?
(312) 620-1297

Hospital Highlight

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

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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.

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 is experienced in the area of Obstructive Lung Disease. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 5 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Balk
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Emphysema
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
Asthma
Cystic Fibrosis
Normal
Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

Sleep Apnea

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 Apnea specialists.

Dr. Balk is experienced in the area of Sleep Apnea. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Balk
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Sleep Apnea
Normal
Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

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Dr. Balk's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Alkalosis
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Asthma
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Bone Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Emphysema
  • Gallstones
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Nodule
  • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
  • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumoconiosis and Pneumonopathy
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Insufficiency
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation Services
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Management
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Swine Flu
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracentesis
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Viral Infection
  • Wheezing

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Dr. Balk accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO

About Me

Biography

Dr. Robert Balk, MD is a Pulmonologist in Chicago, IL. Dr. Balk has extensive experience in Obstructive Lung Disease and Sleep Apnea. He is affiliated...Read more

Specialties

  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Critical Care Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease

Education

1983
University Ar
Fellowship Hospital
1981
University Mo-Kc Affil Hosps
Residency Hospital

Awards

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?

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

Dr. Balk frequently treats Obstructive Lung Disease and Sleep Apnea. 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

Dr. Balk is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Rush University Medical Center

Chicago, IL

83% Patients that would definitely recommend, 13% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020)

Franciscan Health Olympia Fields

Olympia Fields, IL

59% Patients that would definitely recommend, 11% lower than the national average

1 Award Received