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Department Family Medicine
Primary Location Southside Medical Building
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Residency - South Pointe Hospital
Family Practice
Warrensville Heights, OH USA

Internship - Meridia SouthPointe Medical Center
Warrensville Heights, OH USA

Medical Education - Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Philadelphia, PA USA

Undergraduate - Washington and Jefferson College
Washington, PA USA


  • Family Medicine - Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Dale Balkovec, DO.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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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 6/5/2021, 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.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

188 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.

Overall Star Ratings
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

25 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2023

Dr Balkavec is a very nice Dr. We took care of my visit very well. I am feeling so much better, Thank you Dr. Balkavek also Thank You to The Cleveland Clinic!!

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2023

My physician always listens to my problems or concerns and.he Is attentive and compassionate

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2023

My doctor always listens to my cares and concerns and I feel he provides me and my family with excellent care

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2023

The virtual visits have made my life easier, as a chronically ill person it has helped so much with me not missing important medical appointments.. Dr. Dale Balkovec has been my primary care physician for a very long time. He is always there always caring and goes above and beyond as a physician. He is a true asset to the Cleveland Clinic team!

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2022

Dr Balkovec very good listener always ready to answer questions

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2022

Dr Dale Balkovec is very knowledgeable and a wonderful person

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2022

This Doctor is one of the most Pleasant I have ever encountered.

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2022

Doctor was wonderful

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2022

Dr Dale is always thorough and answers any questions I have. I had no doubt that he would be the same during this visit. And I was right.

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2022

The Dr and med student both did a wonderful job! They seemed to care a lot about what I had to say!

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2022

Dr. Balkovec is so caring and his knowledge and the way he listens and communicates to you makes him the whole package. Exactly what I have always wanted in a doctor. My adult children have transferred to his practice which means he is also caring for my most precious people. He is amazing and we all love him.

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2022

Doctor listens and takes his time with you

Reviewed on May 27, 2022

I am pleased with Dr. Balkovic

Reviewed on May 25, 2022

I have always been extremely satisfied with the service I have received during my periodic physicals or during any other office visits related to various issues or concerns I have experienced over the years. Dr Balkovec has consistently been forthcoming in providing helpful advice, ensuring that any concerns or issues I have experienced over the years have been addressed, and that any necessary exams or tests have been promptly scheduled.

Reviewed on May 25, 2022

I will definitely continue as a patient of Dr. Balkovec's office - keep up the excellent work!

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2022

Dr Dale is the best He cares and he listens and then he addresses the problem

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2022

Dr. Dale is a awesome physician!! My experience is always great.

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2022

I've been with Dr. Balkovec for about 30 years and they are always pleasant and helpful.

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2022

Dr. Balkovich was kind and respectful.

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2022

Dr Balkovec and his staff are always thoughtful and thorough.

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2022

Dr Dale is amazing.He truly cares about you and makes you feel very comfortable asking any questions.

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2022

Have been seeing Dr. Balkovec for years. He is always very concerned and discusses everything with me as to lab work and medications.

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2022

I have never had any problems with appointments or discussions with Dr Balkovic

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2022

The doctor gives the impression that he really cares about me as a person and isn't rushing to another patient.

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2022

Dale is a Very good doctor.

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