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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

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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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

277 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

53 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 21, 2021

Love staff and Dr. Balkovec

Reviewed on May 12, 2021

Dr. Balkovec has a wonderful manner, took the trouble to answer any questions I had regarding my overall health or test results, followed up with insightful comments about recent treatment I had undergone and make some good recommendations regarding my diet.

Reviewed on May 12, 2021

Dr. Balkovec has been my primary physician for over 18 years now, since I first moved to the Cleveland area in 2003 and, after moving away for a few years, upon my return to Ohio in 2008. I have always been extremely satisfied with his office and the quality of their service in helping handle any issues that have arisen over the years, and, when necessary, recommending specialists for unique concerns. Thanks to their early identification of an issue that arose during some routine tests, I was able to address a cancer issue in its early stages. Thanks for all of their efforts over the years!

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2021

dr dale is a great doctor and always there to help

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2021

I Love working with Dr. Balkovec and his staff. They are very helpful and tolerant of my many questions.

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2021

Dr. Balkovec is one of the few doctors that I have been to who actually listens to my health concerns. The staff also shows respect and is very personable when I speak to them both over the phone and in the office.

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2021

always have a good experience when I see Dr Balkovec

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2021

Dr Balkovec and his staff are awesome all the time. they never make you feel like you are bothering them!

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2021

great doctor

Reviewed on Dec 23, 2020

Dr. Dale is such a wonderful person. Very knowledgable about my health problems and I know I can trust him with my treatments.

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2020

I love my doctor and nurses, they are very nice

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2020

Dr. Dale is the best

Reviewed on Dec 17, 2020

the best Doctor and Staff. EVER

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2020

i would gladly recommend my physician to others if he was not in Garfield Hts. Family and friends are all west siders. Even the Independence location would be better.

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2020

dr.balkovic,and,his staff are the nicest people that care about people health,and,well being!

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2020

Always recommend *Dr. Balkovec he's the best primary care doctor I've had.

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2020

I am very pleased with my experiences with Dr. Balkovec and his staff. They are very professional, and are willing to do anything to accommodate me.

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2020

Dr. Balkovec is always very professional. He answers all my questions right away and usually has the answers that fit my specific situation.

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2020

Great physician, great staff ...

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2020

Dr Balkovec is very professional and friendly.

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2020

Took me right away no waiting on time. Doctor always polite.

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2020

Dr. Balkovec always listens, considers the symptoms and prescribes the right course of action. I felt better within days of seeing him and doing as instructed. I've NEVER had a bad experience with him.

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2020

Dr. Dale is a great Dr., he listens when you talk to him, I appreciate that

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2020

Dr Dale B is amazing. he sits and listens to you and make sure you say everything you need to say to him. always smiling and always asking is there anything else you need to tell me. he always ask about the family how everybody's doing and when he leaves the room he shakes your hand tells you have a great day take care and if you need something please don't hesitate to call him.

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2020

Dr Dale is awesome I drive 45 minutes just to see him.

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2020

I had a very good experience. Everyone was very nice. Dr Balkovec is the best. Primary care Dr.

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2020

I feel very confident and trusting having *Dr. Dale Balkovec as my Doctor.

Reviewed on Sep 3, 2020

Dr Balkivec always takes the time to listen to all your concerns and answers all your questions. He's always smiling and very kind and polite.

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2020

Awesome staff at Dr. Balkovec's office.

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2020

I have been seeing Dr. Balkovec for about 20 years. Have all the confidence in the world in him.

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2020

The appointment was easy to set up and attend, and Dr. Balkovec addressed all my concerns/questions, prescribed a suitable treatment, and let me know what to expect with regards to when it should start working.

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2020

This was my first virtual doctors appointment. Dr. Balkovec did an excellent job and his nurse Arlene and Melissa explained the procedure and helped me set up the virtual appointment. They were so nice, patient and very helpful. I was very pleased how this all worked out. Thank you to Dr. Balkovec and his staff.

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2020

completely pleased with my visit with Dr Dale

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2020

Also saw a physician assistant in training; She did a good job also. Then I saw Dr. Dale.

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2020

Dr. Dale Balkovec is always attentive to all my questions and concerns.

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2020

*Dr. Balkovec & his staff are always so helpful, respectful & attentive.

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2020

I always feel confident & comfortable when seeing *Dr. Balkovec. I feel that I can ask him anything I have a concern about. Also - I never feel rushed & he answers all of my questions.

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.

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