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About Dr. John Balcarek

Dr. John Balcarek, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Huntsville, AL. He has 43 years of experience. His specialties include Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine. Dr. Balcarek is affiliated with Huntsville Hospital and Crestwood Medical Center. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

13 Ratings with 5 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. John Balcarek is Good. Dr. John Balcarek has been rated by 13 patients. From those 13 patients 5 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. John Balcarek is 3.3 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Peak Clinic for Family Medicine

532 Madison St SE
Huntsville, AL 35801
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Specialties

Dr. John Balcarek has the following 2 specialties

  • Family Medicine

    A family practitioner is a doctor who specializes in caring for people of all ages, at all stages of life. Rather than focusing on the treatment of one disease or patient population, family practitioners are often the doctors that people see for their everyday ailments, like cold and flu or respiratory infections, and health screenings. When necessary, family practitioners will provide referrals for conditions that require the expertise of another specialist.
    The doctors may also provide physicals, inoculations, prenatal care, treat chronic diseases, like diabetes and asthma, and provide advice on disease prevention.

  • Emergency Medicine

    An emergency physician is a doctor who is an expert in handling conditions of an urgent and extremely dangerous nature. These specialists work in the emergency room (ER) departments of hospitals where they oversee cases involving cardiac distress, trauma, fractures, lacerations and other acute conditions.
    Emergency physicians are specially trained to make urgent life-saving decisions to treat patients during an emergency medical crisis. These doctors diagnose and stabilize patients before they are either well enough to be discharged, or transferred to the appropriate department for long-term care.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. John Balcarek has the following 7 expertise

  • Check-up
  • Contraception
  • Family Planning
  • Immunization
  • Influenza
  • Weight Loss
  • Weight Loss (non-surgical)

Dr. John Balcarek has 0 board certified specialties

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Reviews

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Dr. Balcarek and Staff Are Fantastic!

Dr. Balcarek and his staff are courteous, professional, and caring! My former family physician retired, and I was apprehensive about started with someone new. Luckily, I picked a winner! Michelle, the Nurse Practioner was able to get my insurance company to approve an excellent psychiatrist to monitor my medication, ans also made an appointment for the Coumadin Clinic to monitor my warfarin. She's also super sweet! I highly recommend Dr. Balcarek and his staff as an excellent family medicine practice!

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The BEST Doctor I've had for health care in several years

Dr. Balcarek is an outstanding care giver. He has a very comfortable bedside manner, is kind, caring and takes pride in his work. He took time to listen and explain things to me, make recommendations, and his skill level seems to be more advanced and up to date than any doctor I’ve ever met. He practices both Eastern and Western Medicine proficiently, incorporating acupuncture, Intramuscular Stimulation, and Herbal therapies that actually work! He was also a hospital emergency care unit physician so he has seen an assortment of trauma and knows how to think quickly and accurately. Each of his staff must be hand picked because they all seemed so very kind, professional and comfortable to be in their care. I had been through 4 primary care physicians under a different insurance plan HMO network and not one of them wanted to take the time to listen and attempt to guide me into better health. I'm feeling better now than I have in years. This man is the best! I would recommend any of my loved ones or family members to him without hesitation.

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Disappointed

Everyone seems confused, from the receptionist to the doctor himself. He also likes to order blood work not covered by your insurance. He ordered a lipid panel on me that when I went to get it drawn was going to cost $150 out of pocket. They told me it is a "fancier" way of testing and insurance companies did not cover it. I came home and researched the specific test and it is recommended for patients with congestive heart failure. Hello! I have no health issues - just wanted to get a general checkup. I also explained to him how my prescription coverage is lacking and requested generics if possible. Every prescription he wrote was for name-brand with only 1 refill, but my next appointment was in 4 months. I know a lot of offices charge for prescriptions without an appointment. I never went back to find out if that was the scam he was attempting to run when I needed refills. Not impressed. Oh, their billing office is atrocious! They waited so long to file my insurance that the time limit had run out and then they tried to bill me. I had received a letter from my insurance company that I was not responsible for the balance, only my co-pay that I had already paid, due to their "untimely filing". They were rude about this when I told them what my insurance company said; however, they did not bill me again once they received a copy of my insurance letter.

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Five Stars

I changed to Dr. Balcarek after my previous family physician joined the club of charging extra out of my pocket. Two visits to Dr. Balcarek and I have been extremely pleased. He has a good sense of humor and very pleasant. His staff was also pleasant.

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awful

do not see him bad awful

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  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Balcarek is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Crestwood Medical Center
  • Education

    43 Years Experience

  • Charles University

    Graduated in 1973

  • Baptist Outreach Services

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Please contact the office for more information.

Locations & Directions

Peak Clinic for Family Medicine, 532 Madison St SE, Huntsville, AL
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