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About Dr. Michael R Balm

Dr. Michael R Balm, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Springfield, OR. He has 27 years of experience. His specialties include Clinical Neurophysiology, Neurology and Psychiatry. Dr. Balm is affiliated with McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center and Sacred Heart Medical Center. Dr. Balm has received 2 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

18 Ratings with 5 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Michael R Balm is Great. Dr. Michael R Balm has been rated by 18 patients. From those 18 patients 5 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Michael R Balm is 4.1 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Oregon Neurology Associates

3355 Riverbend Dr Ste 410
Springfield, OR 97477
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Specialties

Dr. Michael R Balm has the following 3 specialties

  • Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Neurology

    A neurologist is a physician who diagnoses and treats disorders of the nervous system which is comprised of the brain, spinal cord and nerves. These doctors do not perform surgery, but refer patients to neurological surgeons when they determine that surgical intervention is necessary.
    Some of the conditions that neurologists diagnose and treat are epilepsy, aneurysms, hydrocephalus, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke, spinal disc herniation, and spinal disease.
    In addition to using diagnostic tests like MRI, CT scans, EEG and EMG, neurologists also employ neurological testing to gauge muscle strength and movement, balance, reflexes, sensation, memory, speech, and other cognitive abilities.

  • Psychiatry

    A psychiatrist is a doctor with specific training in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness.
    He or she can not only provide the counseling necessary to both diagnose and treat a patient, but can also prescribe medication when needed. In some cases, a psychiatrist will only provide the medication and the counseling will be provided by another healthcare specialist, like a certified counselor or psychologist.
    Like other doctors, psychiatrists employ diagnostic tools like CT scans and MRI in order to observe the structure and function of a patient's brain.
    Once a diagnosis is made, these specialists may use behavior or cognitive therapy in order to address the patient's condition, or a multitude of other types of therapy, in conjunction with or in place of medication.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Michael R Balm has the following 9 expertise

  • Epilepsy
  • Migraine Disorder
  • Electromyography
  • Headache
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Migraine Disorders
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Stroke

Dr. Michael R Balm has 2 board certified specialties

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Board Certifications

Dr. Michael R Balm is Board Certified in 2 specialties

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Reviews

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Dr. Balm, very nice visit.

Dr. Balm gave me a through examination. He took his time and explained everything to me. He gave me options to think about. I am VERY pleased with my visit to Dr. Balm

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Four Stars

I really like Dr. Balm and that is a night because I am mistrusting with Doctors. Had too many bad experiences. He was very thorough and treated me with respect. He was knowledgeable and supportive.

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The Worst ever

I asked the WORST office staff in the world to add to my medical records the DNA test results for my LGMD diagnosis, and they wanted me to pay $500+ to just add what was discovered to my file.

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disinterested doctor, abrupt staff

If you have migraine, avoid this guy--because he clearly doesn't want to bother. After two years, no adjustments in medications, no interest in new studies or treatments, doesn't ask how you're doing--two minutes and out the door every 6 months. Didn't even ask about a 50 pound weight loss. Made one phone call to his office in two months and nobody wants to bother to adjust treatment orders.

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doctor great, receptionist rude

Dr. Balm spent a lot of time with me and seems very knowledgable. The receptionist is what makes me hesitate to return. She is sarcastic and made me feel very self-conscious, and not just on one occasion .

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  • Awards

    2 Awards

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2018)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2018)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Hospital Affiliations

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

  • Education

    27 Years Experience

  • Mayo Medical School

    Graduated in 1991

  • Mayo Clinic And Medical School

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Michael R Balm accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • Health Net
    • Health Net OR PPO
  • ODS
    • Moda Health Community Care Network
    • Moda Health Connexus
    • Moda Health Synergy Network
  • PacificSource
    • PacificSource PSN
    • PacificSource SmartChoice
    • PacificSource SmartHealth Oregon Members
  • Premera
    • Premera LifeWise Connect
  • Providence Health System
    • Providence PPO
  • Regence Health Plans
    • Regence OR Preferred Provider Network
  • UHC West
    • UHC West SignatureValue HMO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

Locations & Directions

Oregon Neurology Associates, 3355 Riverbend Dr Ste 410, Springfield, OR

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