Dr. Robert Balk MD Internist

Dr. Robert Balk is an internist in Chicago, Illinois. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Rush Oak Park Hospital and Rush University Medical Center. He received his medical degree from University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Medicine and has been in practice for 36 years. He is one of 37 doctors at Rush Oak Park Hospital and one of 98 at Rush University Medical Center who specialize in Internal Medicine.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Internist: Critical Care Medicine

Education & Medical Training

University MO Kansas City Affiliated Hospitals
Residency, Internal Medicine, 1978 - 1981

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Fellowship, Pulmonary Disease, 1981 - 1983

University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Medicine
Class of 1978

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified in Critical Care Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified in Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified in Pulmonary Disease

IL State Medical License
Active through 2014

MO State Medical License
Active through 2013

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Publications & Presentations

Achieving Optimal Outcomes in the ICU: Knowledge, Skills, and Behaviors
2013 8 16

Methotrexate-induced lung injury
Balk RA

Executive Summary: Developing a New, National Approach to Surveillance for Ventilator-associated Events.
Magill, S. S.,Klompas, M.,Balk, R.,Burns, S. M.,Deutschman, C. S.,Diekema, D.,Fridkin, S.,Greene, L.,Guh, A.,Gutterman, D.,Hammer, B.,Henderson, D.,Hess, D. R.,Hill, N. S.,Horan, T.,Kollef, M.,Levy, M.,Septimus, E.,Vanantwerpen, C.,Wright, D.,Lipsett, P.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Alabama PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Florida BlueCare HMO
  • BCBS Florida BlueSelect
  • BCBS Florida NetworkBlue
  • BCBS Florida Preferred Patient Care PPO
  • BCBS Illinois PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • Coventry Florida - Employer Group HMO/Open Access
  • Coventry Florida - Employer Group PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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