The Sally Balin Medical Center
Located on Baltimore Pike in Media, Pennsylvania, The Sally Balin Medical Center is a state of the art medical facility specializing in Dermatology, Cosmetic Surgery and Longevity Medicine. Dedicated to Sally Balin, mother of Arthur K. Balin, MD, PhD, the center opened its doors in December 1997.
The Center contains outpatient examination and treatment areas, patient lounges, a recovery area and special facilities for phototherapy, as well as various types of lasers.
In addition, we have comfortable areas for individuals having cosmetic consultations and treatments with our aestheticians. The Center also includes research laboratories for molecular biology, biochemistry, cell culture and pathology. A library, conference room and classrooms are also available to our staff for ongoing educational activities.
Dr. Balin has treated patients from all over the world who want expert care in a comfortable, convenient, accredited center. Our staff is committed to making a positive process for all of our patients. To our out of towners, we provide information to easily plan your travels to our center. Click here for our Out of Towners guide..
Initial Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgical Consultations
Regardless of the diagnosis for which you have been referred, it is our policy to perform a complete full-body skin examination at the time of your initial consultation. Not only is a full skin examination for skin cancer screening a basic health necessity for everyone on at least an annual basis, a thorough skin check gives us a great deal of important information about your skin. For more detailed information for new patients click here.
We accept numerous health insurance plans for medically necessary Dermatologic services. Cosmetic treatments are not covered by health insurance and payment is required at the time of service or treatment.
HMO's require referral, and it is the patient's responsibility to obtain one from his or her primary care physician. Patients must have an active referral on file with us.
Dr. Arthur Balin
ARTHUR K. BALIN, MD, PhD, FACP
Arthur K. Balin, MD, PhD, PC is a leader in dermatologic and cosmetic surgery.
Dr. Balin is one of the few doctors in the United States to have seven board certifications: Dermatology, Dermatopathology (the identification and analysis of skin diseases on a microscopic level), Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine, MOHS Micrographic Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology (specialized treatment of skin cancers), Dermatologic Cosmetic Surgery and Anti-Aging Medicine.
Dr. Balin received his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia in 1974. He received his PhD in biochemistry from the University of Pennsylvania in 1976. Following his residency in the Department of Internal Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Balin did residencies in Dermatology and Dermatopathology at Yale University, in New Haven, Connecticut. He received his training in Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Balin also was an Assistant Professor at Rockefeller University in New York City. Dr. Balin began his practice of dermatology in Chester, Pennsylvania in 1981.
World renowned, Dr. Balin is also the author of several books for professional audiences and numerous articles in medical journals. Dr. Balin is co-author with Dr. Loretta Pratt, of THE LIFE OF THE SKIN, which was published in 1997 by Bantam Books. Dr. Balin has been the Executive Director and Treasurer of the American Aging Association for over 10 years and was Editor-in-Chief of its journal for 8 years.
Dr. Balin began his practice of Dermatology in Chester, PA in 1981 in the same office where his father, Benjamin Balin, MD, practiced general medicine and then weight control.
One of Dr. Balin's many goals in life was to develop a comprehensive skin treatment center with all of the amenities we currently have under one roof including a research laboratory.
"Dr. Balin was very helpful with explanations and a very skillful surgeon. I could not be more satisfied with the office's practices, helpfulness, and results."
"I have been extremely pleased with all of the staff here at the Sally Balin Medical Center. Everyone has been very thoughtful and supportive through my procedures. The staff here far surpasses any medical personal I have dealt with in the past at other facilities. Thank you for all your help."
"Dr. Balin is the most respectable, knowledgeable doctor I have ever met. I would never go anywhere else! He is a magician with a needle and thread. You can always find a time to fit into your schedule. He works all the time! I feel lucky to ever have found Dr. Balin!"