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Patient Reviews

Patient comments (8)

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Michael Balk is Good. Dr. Balk has been reviewed by 25 patients who have provided 8 comments. The rating is 4 out of 5 stars.

Patient Ratings
Ease of Appointment 4.1
Promptness 4.3
Courteous Staff 4.8
Accurate Diagnosis 4.6
Bedside Manner 4.6
Spends Time with Me 4.7
Follows Up After Visit 4.5

Specialties & Research

Dr. Michael Balk, MD is board certified in Cardiovascular Disease.

  • He has special expertise in 7 areas:
  • Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS)
  • Congenital Heart Disease (Patent Ductus Arteriosus)
  • Coronary Disease
  • Heart Block
  • High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
  • High Cholesterol (Hypercholesterolemia)
  • Unstable Angina

Education & Awards

Dr. Balk graduated from University of Pennsylvania , Philadelphia. He has 6 awards.

Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2014)
Patients' Choice Award (2010 - 2014)
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2011 - 2014)
Top 10 Doctor - State (2014)
Top 10 Doctor - City (2014)
Atlanta, GA
Top 10 Doctor - Metro Area (2014)
Metro Atlanta


Dr. Balk has 9 hospital affiliations:

  • Piedmont Hospital 
  • Grady Memorial Hospital 


  • Chinese
  • Spanish

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Additional Information
Dr. Michael Alan Balk MD is a male Internist, has 25 years of experience and practices in Cardiovascular Disease.
Where does Dr. Michael A. Balk practice?
Dr. Michael Balk has 4 office locations.
Dr. Michael Balk practices Cardiovascular Disease near Atlanta, GA.
Additional practice locations include: Cumming, GA and Alpharetta, GA.
See Atlanta Cardiologists.