Dr. Carl C. Balog, MD
-Board Certified in both the American Board of Pain Medicine and American Board of Anesthesiology
-Member of American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, American Pain Society, American Society of Anesthesiologists and Oregon Society of Anesthesiologists
-Studied at Semmelweis Medical University in Budapest, Hungary
-Did his internship at Berkshire Medical Center, a University of Massachusetts affiliate, in Pittsfield, MA.
-Spent residency in Anesthesgiology at the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center, San Francisco, CA.
-Spent residency in Internal Medicine at Greenwich Hospital, a Yale University affiliate, in Greenwich, CT.
“I became very interested in interventional pain management while completing my internship after medical school. Being able to help people get out of pain and back to their normal lives was something that really appealed to me. Today, as a board-certified anesthesiologist and interventional pain management specialist, I offer a wide variety of nonsurgical solutions for chronic or acute pain caused by all types of injuries or disease conditions. In addition, I make my specialized care convenient and cost-effective for patients by performing procedures in the comfort and safety of my state-of-the-art office.”
“Equally important, empathy and understanding are key areas of my practice philosophy. When patients come in and are unable to perform daily activities, I understand how they feel. I focus on their goals, which are to decrease pain and improve function so they can get back to their normal lives.”
Dr. Balog is the head of Oregon Pain Associates, a specialized practice that involves in chronic pain that helps you get back to your active life sooner. Since Dr. Balog started over a decade ago, he's established himself as a leader in interventional pain management. Patients and doctors alike have trusted him a source of pain relief by the hundreds.
At the Oregon Pain Associates, patients are offered a wide variety of innovative methods such as injection therapy, radiofrequency procedures, discography, vertebroplasty, intradiscal electrothermal annuloplasty (IDEA) and more, all towards treating pain. These advanced procedures can help you with your pain recovery without having to resort to invasive surgery.
On top of all that, Dr. Balog and Oregon Pain Associates know that convenience is crucial when dealing with problems like chronic pain, which is why in their first decade of service they've already opened an office in both Portland and Salem, Oregon. They accept most insurance companies and take Worker's Comp. cases. On top of that, with Dr. Balog's certification in anesthesiology, he can perform the operations in-office without need of any outside physicians, meaning you don't have to go anywhere extra, and you get to then recover in one of several personalized rooms that are designed to be comfortable, homey and modern.