Dr. Carl Balog

Pain Management
Portland, OR
38 years experience male

Locations

Portland Pain and Spine

Portland, OR

Address

12672 NW Barnes Road, Suite 100, Portland, OR
Directions

My office hours

Tuesday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
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Practice website

Fax

(503) 238-7248

Insurances accepted

Aetna

Benefit Risk & Management Services

BlueCross BlueShield

Cigna

Great West Healthcare

Health Net

ILWU

Kaiser Permanente Health Plan

Legacy Health

Medicare

MVA

ODS

PacifiCare

Providence Health Plans

SAIF Corporation

Workers Compensation

Berkshire Life Insurance Company of America

Anthem BC Life & Health Insurance Company

UnitedHealthcare

Tricare

LifeWise Health Plan of Oregon

About

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Pain Management, Board Certified

Anesthesiology, Board Certified

Languages spoken

Hungarian, Russian

Doctor Q&A

138 Answers
55 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carl Balog
38 years experience Pain Management
It's possible: The innervation of the SI joint and the pelvis share common pathways. Inflammation of the bladder could sensitize the nerves and cause "referred" pai ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carl Balog
38 years experience Pain Management
Do you snore?: Cluster, migraine and tension-type headaches may produce a headache that awakens an individual in the early morning hours (usually after 4 AM), or is ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carl Balog
38 years experience Pain Management
No, but...: Tramadol is a weak opioid-like analgesic that is infamous for its interactions with SSRIs (anti-depressants) and for causing seizures. Both your phar ... Read More

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Testimonials
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Thank you notes
Nov 27, 2012
Dr. Carl Csaba Balog has excellent working knowledge of pain management and pain mechanisms, as is seen by his answers on this site. His insight into the disease process gives him the skills to be ab...Read More
Nov 27, 2012
I very much endorse this doctor. He has provided exceptional care for his patients over the years. He continues to give compassionate care for chronic pain patients in the greater Portland area.
Nov 27, 2012
I endorse this doctor. Dr Balog is providing a great public service on AVVO.Com. His responses demonstrate knowledge, common sense and sensitivity. Bravo!
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Yes I have tried non opiods as well. What is a discography. I am supposed to be having an ablation but I am very nervous about it
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you very much, i've been stuck for advice being a sunday!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thsnks. You answer was very helpful.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Semmelweis University Faculty of Medicine
Graduated 1988MD

Medical/Graduate school

Williams College
Graduated 1982MD

Residency

UC San Francisco Medical Center

Residency

Greenwich Hospital Association

Residency

Berkshire Medical Center Inc.

Awards

Superb Rating, AVVO
150 Pain Physicians to Know, Becker's Spine Review
Most Compassionate Doctor, People's Choice Award

Affiliations

American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians
Providence St. Vincent Medical Center
Cornell Surgery Center
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