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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Residency - South Pointe Hospital
Warrensville Heights, OH USA
Medical School - Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Philadelphia, PA USA
Undergraduate - Washington and Jefferson College
Washington, PA USA
Research & Publications
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Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.
To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.
As of 6/8/2016, Dr. Balkovec has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.
Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.
* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.
189 Patient Satisfaction Reviews
The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.
Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.
The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.
|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||4.9|
|Knows Medical History||4.7|
|Time Spent with Patient||4.8|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.3|
18 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Nov 18, 2016
I always dreaded going to the doctor but once I get there, the staff and especially the doctor makes me feel relaxed and comfortable.
Reviewed on Nov 7, 2016
I love my doctor Dale Balkovec and staff they always take great care in my health and well being.
Reviewed on Nov 2, 2016
I've had countless of good experiences to try and name any but can never say that I have had a bad one.
Reviewed on Sep 14, 2016
Reviewed on Aug 12, 2016
I've always recommended Dr. Balkovac and will continue to do so. He is knowledgeable, addresses concerns with compassion, and very friendly & funny to ease children.
Reviewed on Jul 1, 2016
Dr. Dale and his staff have always been great!
Reviewed on Jun 8, 2016
Reviewed on May 31, 2016
Reviewed on May 17, 2016
Concern about my treatment and follow up care has never been a problem
Reviewed on May 16, 2016
I was concerned that my current prescriptions might not be applicable to me anymore, but Dr. Balkovec assured me that these pills are still the best for me since they seem to be working well.
Reviewed on May 11, 2016
Reviewed on May 4, 2016
I am satisfied with my doctor & staff, and totally comfortable at my visits. Feels like family.
Reviewed on Apr 27, 2016
I began seeing Dr. Balkovec after my previous care physician retired. The transition was very smooth and I am now VERY happy going to see doctor for my regular check-up visits.
Reviewed on Apr 18, 2016
Always the BEST ....
Reviewed on Apr 13, 2016
The experience is what I expect.
Reviewed on Mar 30, 2016
He anticipates our concerns.
Reviewed on Mar 22, 2016
GREAT JOB & GREAT EXPERIENCE !!!
Reviewed on Feb 18, 2016
Dr. Dale made me feel at ease and listened to what I had to say. Showed me he is a caring physician.
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