Paul Francis Balen, MD
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I speak: English
My gender: Male
Where I practice
Welcome to my Web page. I am happy to have this chance to introduce myself to you and tell you about my practice. I feel very fortunate to work at Kaiser Permanente. I look forward to working with you to care for your health.
I am the son of an ophthalmologist and grew up watching my dad practice in Portland, Oregon. After college, I attended medical school here in San Diego at UC San Diego. In medical school I fell in love with radiology. After a radiology residency at UC San Diego, I went to Duke University for specialty training before returning to California.
About my practice
The practice of medicine offers a unique opportunity to help people in a meaningful way, utilizing medical skills and knowledge. As a radiologist, I read the images of your body ordered by your doctor. My goal is to provide your doctor with the important and pertinent information to help them make the best decisions for you. I am part of the team working to maintain your health. I feel very honored to be entrusted with your care and strive to treat you as I would my own family.
How I thrive
My family is my major priority in life. I enjoy volunteering at my children's school, coaching their soccer teams, taking walks, and gardening. My wife, son, and two daughters are the joy in my life.