Dr. Carl Balog is an anesthesiologist who resides and works in Portland, Oregon. He has a double-board certification, from the American Board of Pain Medicine and the American Board of Anesthesiology. After achieving his four year degree, he went to medical school abroad at the Semmelweis Medical University in Budapest, Hungary. Following his return he served an internship at the Berkshire Medical Center, which is an affiliate of the University of Massachusetts. He then went on to serve two residencies: one in Internal Medicine at Greenwich Hospital, a Yale affiliate in Connecticut; and the other at the University of California San Francisco Medical Center. Dr. Balog also maintains membership in several medical organizations, including the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, the American Pain Society, the American Society of Anesthesiologists, and the Oregon Society of Anesthesiologists.Dr. Carl Balog’s practice is renowned for its personalized approach to each patient. Every patient who comes in is subjected to a thorough examination, and asked comprehensive questions about the history of their health. What follows, then, is a one-on-one discussion with the patient about the nature of their pain. These steps all allow for a proper diagnosis of the pain’s origin - a vital piece of information, as it determines the nature of the treatments and how long you’ll be looking at them.The staggering statistics on pain suggest that up to 10% of Americans will experience a chronic event that will last them for up to a year, possibly longer. It is a significant factor these days in filings for disability. Dr. Balog specializes in personalized approaches that use minimally invasive procedures to undo the pain and to restore people’s quality of life. This ensures that patients do not become part of this unfortunate statistic, and allows them to resume their lives in a more normal capacity.