Department Family Medicine
Primary Location Southside Medical Building
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
Surgeon No


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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

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 6/11/2020, 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

153 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
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

36 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2020

Dr Balkovec is extremely careful with his diagnosis. I appreciate the time he spends asking questions. I truly feel cared for!

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2020

I was relieved to be able to actually see and talk to Dr Balkovec

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2020

My experience was a good one and would like to add that having this great option at this time is what's needed. I would even like this from time to time going forward when this crisis is over. Not living in the area of Dr. Balkovec's office makes this very convenient.

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2020

Dr Dale is excellent his care for his patient s is awesome.

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2020

Great experience. provider was excellent

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2020

Always a good experience with dr balkovic and staff

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2020

My first experience with video web went great. Dr B made comfortable and at ease.

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2020

Dr. Dale Balkovec is an excellent doctor, I wouldn't want to go anywhere else. I have been going to him for 30+ years. Easy to talk to and listens to you. All I can say, I have never met a doctor as good as him.

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2020

Dr Balkovec is the best!

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2020

Always a great visit with Dr Dale.He listen to what I have to say and always makes sure I understand what he is Prescribing for me and how to take it.And before he hangs up he always asks to I have any questions.

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2020

I have nothing but good things to say about Dr Dale and his staff.

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2020

I absolutely trust Dr. Dale. Wonderful bedside manner.

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2020

Dr.Balkovec is as good as they get.

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2020

Dr. Balkovec is a awesome physician. I have been coming to him for several years.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2020

Dr. Dale an staff are always courteous and competent. They are active listeners and provide a pleasant experience.

Reviewed on May 29, 2020

I would always prefer in office visit. Of course, in office is more personal. However, due to the pandemic I appreciate the video visit. Never used zoom before. Doctor Dale and his nurse were very supportive.

Reviewed on May 4, 2020

Dr. Balkovich is the best Family Practice Physician ever. I have been coming to him way before he joined the Cleveland Clinic. He is definitely a caring and extremely knowledgeable physician. I recommend him to all of my friends and family

Reviewed on May 4, 2020

Dr. Balkovich and his staff are the Best and it is an honor to have him as my physician

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2020

Dr Dale is a very nice good and caring Dr. and I would place him in the top 5 family physician in the world

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2020

Dr Dale is a great care provider

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2020

Dr. Balkovic is always engaged in my care - excellent doctor

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2020

office went above and beyond to get me to see doctor.

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2020

Dr.Dale makes the experience easy & stress free. I have been going to him for over 20 years! I also like the home town feel of having offices in multiple locations. I also love the web site and being able to schedule appointments and being able to look at my history.

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2020

Dr. Dale has always been a caring professional and seeks to understand my problem fully.

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2019

I've been seeing Dr. Dale Balkovec for years, and I love my experience in their Garfield office. Everyone is so nice and polite. I'm always able to get an appointment when needed

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2019

Dr Balkovec listened to my concerns and performed needed testing on-site.

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2019

Doctor and nurses will response the same afternoon with information I need.

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2019

Dr. Dale has been my doctor since I was a newborn, he is very respectable and easy to talk to! Best doctor I have ever gone to.

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2019

been going to dr.dale for many years, he's great, and his staff are too

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2019

dr. Dale is great

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2019

I would if any one needs a Doctor

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2019

I would highly recommend Dr. Dale Balkovec. He is awesome Doctor I would highly recommend Dr. Dale Balkovec.

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2019

Awesome doctor & staff!

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2019

Dr Dale Balkovec is fabulous! Everything was great!

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2019

Dr Dale Balkovec is the only reason I use Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2019

Dr. Balkovec & staff..always professional, courteous and respectful.

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