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Rachel Balloch

Dr. Rachel Elise Balloch, DPM

PodiatryFoot & Ankle Surgery
Accepting New Patients
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Rachel Balloch

Dr. Rachel Elise Balloch , DPM

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OVERVIEW

Dr. Rachel Balloch acquired her medical degree from Des Moines University. She then went on to complete a 3 year, trauma-based foot and ankle surgery residency from University Hospital--UMDNJ, a level 1 trauma center. After her training, she was asked to stay at the trauma center full-time as an attending surgeon, where she trained residents and treated patients.

Dr. Balloch specializes in the treatment of the pathology in the Foot and Ankle including Trauma, Pediatrics, Congenital Deformities, Diabetic Limb Salvage, and Sports Injuries.

Dr. Balloch was voted Top Doctor in her specialty in 2016, 2018, and 2019. She also received the Patient Care Excellence Award for outstanding patient care from St. Francis Hospital in 2016, 2017, and 2018. Here is what some of her patients have to say about Dr. Balloch:


“Dr. Balloch was extremely kind and supportive. She was very amiable and had a keen insight and expertise. She is an excellent diagnostician and completely understands her field and was very calming.”

“Dr. Balloch was absolutely perfect. On time, kind, friendly, listened intently, and provided care that I desperately needed.”

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PATIENT'S PERSPECTIVE

Explains conditions and treatments
Takes time to answer my questions
Provides follow-up as needed
Office cleanliness

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RATINGS AND REVIEWS

Dr. Balloch's Rating
28 Ratings with 17 Reviews
Patient Perspective
5.0 Explains conditions and treatments
5.0 Takes time to answer my questions
5.0 Provides follow-up as needed
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100 Simsbury Rd Ste 209, Avon, CT, 06001
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4.0 Scheduling flexibility
Advanced Foot & Ankle Specialists
100 Simsbury Rd Ste 209
Avon, CT, 06001
17 REVIEWS
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"In June 2020 I had bunion surgery and Dr Balloch utilized the "Minimally Invasive Bunion (M.I.B) Plating System" by Trilliant Surgical. We had met a number of times prior to the surgery discussing my options for success. At the time she used this surgical solution it was relatively new without any patient information support for me to reference. I was scheduled for surgery in April 2020 but had it delayed 2 months due to the pandemic. Three years later, this was one of the best choices I have ever made. Dr Balloch was phenomenal, and I highly recommend her to anyone needing the care of her specialty. "
  • September 4, 2023
"Love her. She’s so great. "
  • October 1, 2022
"Dr Balloch is the third podiatrist I have seen to fix a repeatedly infected wound on the ball of my right foot. The other podiatrists apparently did not actually address the root problem. Initially I did not mention my concern about the wound staying reddish around its edge. Dr Balloch, on her first (and last) effort to solve the infection upon seeing the wound, decided to go deeper. This thoroughness enabled her to address the WHOLE PROBLEM that first visit, and it has healed beautifully. I cannot compliment Dr Balloch enough."
  • July 27, 2022
"Dr. Balloch successfully diagnosed and treated a tendon issue in my ankle. We tried non-invasive approaches before settling on surgery. She was kind, honest, efficient, and professional. The communication from Dr. Balloch and her staff was top notch and I knew exactly what to expect and do throughout the process. I was seen promptly at every appointment and well taken care of by the wonderful office staff. I would highly recommend Dr. Balloch and am very very pleased with the results of her care."
  • February 14, 2022
"Dr. Balloch is amazing! She explains things thoroughly, has a wonderful personality, makes the patient feel comfortable and offered me the most non-invasive solution! I've gone from being in extreme pain and having to limit my activity, to having little to no pain, and being able to go for long hikes, in two months! I only wish I had found her earlier! "
  • February 5, 2022
"Dr. Balloch recommended the Swift therapy over surgery for my son's warts on his feet, cleared them up in less sessions than anticipated without surgery with the potential for immunity build up to possibly prevent further recurrences. The office staff is excellent as well."
  • December 7, 2020
"Dr. Balloch is a truly wonderful DPM. In addition, members of her staff are very professional and helpful. I'm thrilled with my results for in only 3 visits I am walking miles again. "
  • December 2, 2020
"Dr. Balloch has had me as a patient for almost two years. I came to her after numerous failed attempts with plantar warts on the bottom of my foot. The plantar wart on my foot had been there for nearly six years, but would never completely go away. Before seeing Dr. Balloch, I tried many home remedies- the duct tape method, the OTC wart removers and another foot doctor. These attempts lasted momentarily, or did not work at all. The previous foot doctor I saw only relied on acid treatments, and never went to the efforts Dr. Balloch did. Upon my first visit to her, she said "If you do not give up on me, I will not give up on you". These words stuck in my head, and I entrusted her with getting rid of the plantar wart, which had since multiplied into three spots on the bottom of my foot. She initially started with a more aggressive approach with acid treatments and debriding the areas. After a few visits, I had explained to her that I also have Hashimoto's which is an autoimmune disease. ...
It was then that Dr. Balloch presented me with the option of SWIFT treatments which she advised would possibly take 3-4 treatments. With each treatment received, we saw more and more progress with the locations of the warts but my body required more than the average patient. In total, my foot required 8 SWIFT treatments. For someone who is unsure of these treatments, they are very effective and I preferred these over the debriding and acid treatments because the SWIFT treatment is not messy. Dr. Balloch also had me obtain prescription-grade acid for home treatments to apply during the time between each appointment. Dr. Balloch is extremely professional and the dedication to her patients comes naturally. I am very grateful to say that I no longer have any plantar warts thanks to the dedication Dr. Balloch put in. I would recommend her to anyone who is in need of a foot specialist! "
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  • November 23, 2020
"Listens to your problem, takes time to answer questions and works with you to develop a plan! "
  • November 5, 2020
"Without hesitation, call this physician if your situation warrants it - she is a consummate professional and you won’t regret it. I found Dr. Balloch following three other foot/ankle specialists and, unlike my other experiences, she completely put me at ease."
  • October 1, 2020
"I actually enjoyed seeing Dr. Balloch despite the issues I was having with my foot. She is energetic, dynamic and made me comfortable from our first meeting. I saw her consistently over the course of a year due to plantar's warts. I had been told she had treatment option known as SWIFT that would take care of the issue quickly however it was not covered by insurance so I opted for the traditional salicylic acid and scraping method to start. After several months it it just wasn't doing the trick and ultimately we moved to SWIFT. Truthfully, it is quite a painful treatment as you are essentially burning off the warts, but after 4 session the issue that had been plaguing me for months was finally gone. Dr Balloch, her office manager Ashley and her PA Lori are a great team and I would recommend speaking with them for any podiatry issues."
  • September 16, 2020
"My teen Swift treatment to clear up plantar warts over 4 sessions. Was so much better than the burning method we had done previously. Dr Balloch and everyone in the office were patient, kind and caring. Treatment was successful. Highly recommend."
  • August 31, 2020
"Dr. Balloch has done a wonderful job of keeping my feet healthy so I can stay active. Her office staff is helpful and efficient. I hight recommend."
  • July 19, 2020
"Dr. Rachel Balloch helped my daughter with plantar warts. She recommended the swift therapy and after three treatments the plantar wart was gone. We highly recommended her and swift therapy to all those who suffer from any type of wart. "
  • July 17, 2020
"We were referred to Dr. Balloch by a family friend. I had been receiving treatment thru a different medical practice and went to see her to get a second opinion, She concurred with the other doctor, ans her demeanor and professionalism was such that I decided to have her perform the recommended ankle fusion to resolve the severe pain and lack of motion I was experiencing. The surgery went extremely well and the follow-up care was superb. Dr. Balloch combines excellent knowledge with a caring demeanor, superb surgical skills and a good sense of humor. She makes you feel comfortable and no question is too insignificant. At this time, as a result of her care I am pain free and walking well. I would recommend her strongly to anyone."
  • June 3, 2020
"I feel fortunate to have had Dr Balloch as my foot surgeon. Her surgical skills, bedside manner and her staff were all top notch. She has my highest recommendation."
  • April 27, 2020
"Had sever Achilles tendon pain, and she treated me with the PezioWave device, which completely reduced pain and helped increase my range of motion! Dr. Balloch is the best."
  • January 20, 2020

LOCATIONS

100 Simsbury Rd Ste 209
Avon, CT, 06001
  • Accepting New Patients
  • Medicare Accepted
  • Medicaid Accepted
Mon8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tue8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wed8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thu8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Fri8:30 am - 5:00 pm
SatClosed
SunClosed
  • Accepting New Patients
  • Medicare Accepted
  • Medicaid Accepted

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Medical School
Des Moines University
Graduated 2005

INSURANCE PLANS ACCEPTED  (9)

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  • Aetna HMO
  • Anthem BCBS
  • CIGNA PPO
  • Cash/Self pay
  • Connecticare
  • Harvard
  • MEDI-CAL MEDICARE
  • Oxford
  • Workers Compensation

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