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Dr. Robert Balk, MD

Pulmonary Disease*
5.0 (5)
Map Pin Small Chicago, IL
Accepting new patients
46 years of experience

Overview of Dr. Robert Balk, MD

Dr. Robert Balk, MD is a Pulmonologist in Chicago, IL. They specialize in Pulmonary Disease, has 46 years of experience, and is board certified in Critical Care Medicine. They graduated from UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI / KANSAS CITY CAMPUS and is affiliated with Rush University Medical Center and Franciscan Health Olympia Fields. Dr. Balk, completed a residency at University Mo-Kc Affil Hosps. Patients rated Dr. Balk an average 5.0 star rating.

Dr. Balk works at Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine in Chicago, IL. They frequently treat conditions like Shortness of Breath along with other conditions at varying frequencies. They are accepting new patients and accept Aetna, Anthem and Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield as well as other major insurance plans. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment and to confirm all accepted insurance plans.

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Dr. Balk's Office Locations

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    Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
    1725 W Harrison St Ste 54, Chicago, IL 60612 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (312) 942-6744

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  • Rush University Medical Center
  • Franciscan Health Olympia Fields

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Shortness of Breath
Respiratory Failure
Sarcoidosis
Asthma
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Bronchiectasis
Bronchitis
Chest Pain
Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
Chronic Sinusitis
Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
Diaphragmatic and Hiatal Hernia
Emphysema
Interstitial Lung Disease
Partial Lung Collapse
Pleural Effusion
Pneumonia
Pulmonary Embolism
Pulmonary Hypertension
Sleep Apnea
Pulmonary Rehabilitation Services
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Adrenal Gland Cancer
Alkalosis
Aspergillosis
Asphyxia and Hypoxemia
Barrett's Esophagus
Bone Cancer
Brain Injury
Breast Cancer
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Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis
Central Cyanosis
Cholecystitis and Gallstones
Chronic Bronchiolitis
Chronic Bronchitis
Colorectal Cancer
Cough
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Crohn's Disease
Cystic Fibrosis
Empyema
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Gallstones
Hiatal Hernia
Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
Ileus
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Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Influenza (Flu)
Intestinal Obstruction
Low Blood Oxygen Level
Lung Cancer
Lung Nodule
Malignant Pleura Secondary
Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
Mycobacterial Lung Infection
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Osteosarcoma
Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
Pleura Cancer
Pneumoconiosis and Pneumonopathy
Pneumonitis
Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
Pulmonary Edema
Pulmonary Eosinophilia
Pulmonary Insufficiency
Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
Secondary Malignancies
Stomach Cancer
Swine Flu
Systemic Sclerosis
Thyroid Cancer
Traumatic Brain Injury
Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
Viral Infection
Wheezing
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Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
Bronchoscopy
Bronchoscopy with Robotic Assist
Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
Respiratory Management
Thoracentesis
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    Specialties*
    • Pulmonary Disease

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    Years of Experience
    • 46 years of experience
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    Languages Spoken
    • English
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    NPI Number
    • 1134173503
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    Education & Certifications

    Fellowship
    • University AR
    Fellowship
    Residency
    • University Mo-Kc Affil Hosps
    Residency
    Medical Education
    • UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI / KANSAS CITY CAMPUS
    Medical Education
    Board Certifications
    • Critical Care Medicine, Internal Medicine and Pulmonary Disease
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    Dr. Robert Balk, MD is accepting new patients on Healthline FindCare. You can check to see if Dr. Balk is offering online scheduling or call the provider’s office for more information.

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    Dr. Balk works at Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine in Chicago, IL. View the full address on Dr. Balk’s profile.

    Dr. Balk has seen patients for Shortness of Breath, and more. You can see other conditions treated by Dr. Balk on their profile. Please call the provider’s office to confirm all visit reasons.

    5 patients have reviewed Dr. Balk. The overall rating for this provider is 5.0. You can read verified reviews and ratings and leave your own review based on your experience with Dr. Balk.

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