Treatment & Services
- Acute Care Medicine
- Cardiovascular Health
- Complete Physical Examinations
- Comprehensive Care Of The Adult Patient
- Diagnosing Asthma
- General Internal Medicine
- Heart Failure Management
- Home Nebulizer
- Internal Medicine
- Men's Health
- Osteopathic Manipulation
- Outpatient Care
- Pap Test
- Peak Flow Meter
- Presurgical Testing and Assessment
- Preventive Medicine
- Reproductive Health
- Smoking Cessation
- Treating Asthma With Bronchodilators
- Women's Health
Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- Abdominal Pain
- Addison's Disease
- Adult Medicine
- Alzheimer's and Dementia
- Atherosclerosis (vascular)
- Coronary Artery Disease
- Estrogen Replacement Therapy (ERT)
- Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD)
- High Cholesterol
- Hypertension - High Blood Pressure
- Kidney Infections
- Metabolic Syndrome
- Primary Care
- Pulmonary Disease
- Thyroid Disease
- Urinary Tract Infection
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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Residency - Northwestern University, Foster McGaw Medical Center
Chicago, IL USA
Medical School - State University of New York Upstate Medical University
Syracuse, NY USA
Undergraduate - Williams College
Williamstown, MA USA
- Internal Medicine
Research & Publications
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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 1/7/2019, Dr. Bal 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.
57 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||5|
|Knows Medical History||4.8|
|Time Spent with Patient||4.9|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.9|
5 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Aug 17, 2018
dr Bal's nurse Missy is an excellent and most wonderful person.... she is friendly and caring... she and the doctor make an excellent pair....
Reviewed on Jun 14, 2018
Dr Bal is an outstanding example of what this organization should continually strive for. The experience in seeing Dr Bal is just different. You know that he actually cares. He listens, his diagnosis is always correct, and he explains. He will even help out when you really need him. I will never forget what he did for my Father when we had to bring him up North from Florida. I am sure there are not many physicians that would have done what Dr Bal did. My family will never forget. Please model all of our physicians after Dr Bal.
Reviewed on Feb 28, 2018
Provider seemed to really care and always asks about my concerns and quastions. Very caring and does not rush me out of examination. Very thorough.
Reviewed on Jan 29, 2018
It is always a pleasure to see *Dr. Bal. He is professional & personal. He treats you like a human being.
Reviewed on Jan 17, 2018
*Dr. Bal is compassionate, kind and well-informed about medications, medical problems etc. The gals in his office are a joy - treat you with respect and kindness.
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