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Dr. Jennifer Balentine, MD

Ophthalmologist

Portland, OR

About Dr. Jennifer Balentine

Dr. Jennifer Balentine is an ophthalmologist treating patients in Portland, Oregon, and the surrounding communities. She holds certification from the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a member of professional organizations including the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Oregon Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Medical Association, and the Oregon Medical Association. For her undergraduate degree, Dr. Balentine attended Washington University in St. Louis. She completed a master’s degree in computer science at the University of Illinois. Dr. Balentine pursued her medical degree at the Health Sciences University of the University of Colorado. Patients visiting Dr. Balentine can receive a full range of eye-care services. She provides general eye consultations, comprehensive, dilated-eye examinations, and prescriptions for eyeglasses and contact lenses. Treatment is also available for issues including eye misalignment, allergic eye problems, double vision, eye tumors, cataracts, cornea problems, and eyelid problems.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Adventist Health
  • Aetna

Specialties

  • Ophthalmologist

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Ophthalmology

Education and training

  • Medical School - University of Colorado, Doctor of Medicine
  • Oregon Health & Science University (Internship)
  • Presbyterian/Saint Luke's Medical Center (Residency)

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Oregon Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Oregon Medical Association

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1962482638

Dr. Jennifer Balentine's office location

Northwest Eye Associates

2222 NW Lovejoy St., Suite 504

Portland, OR 97210

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One of the most capable in the industry. She is excellent in every regard. Very professional, yet kind and with a great"bedside manner".
Less than 1 month ago
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Dr Balentine and her staff were friendly and professional for my general eye exam.
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This was such a pleasant surprise. Jennifer is professional and listens. She did a good examination and answered all of my questions. I did not feel hurried. The office was quiet, no TVs blaring, and very clean. The staff were alsoprofessional, polite, and helpful. Everything that is important to me.
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A pleasure!
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Everyone in the office is extremely professional.The person who did the testing etc was very good explaining every procedure and putting me at ease. Dr.B is great and very knowledgeable.She did both of my husband ‘s cataracts and he is thrilled with the result.
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I really appreciate how well the office runs- very efficient. I feel that I got a really comprehensive exam
Less than 1 year ago
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Very good.
Less than 1 year ago
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Dr Ballantine is always warm and friendly, but also professional. Her office staff are also friendly and efficient.
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Dr. Balentine and staff were personal and made me feel very comfortable for my first appointment! Highly recommend her services
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She's great!
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Always a pleasure to see Dr. Balentine. Very thorough, explains everything clearly and listens carefully...Highly recommend.
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Great experience! Very friendly, knowledgeable and professional staff.
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I wish that every doctor's office ran as efficiently as Dr Balentine's. They are always on time, professional and willing to go that extra step.
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Excellent client service all the way around. Very short wait, and they apologized even for the short wait. Excellent doctor, Dr.'s assistant, and staff.
Less than 1 year ago
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Thorough, good listening skills, excellent explanations
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Thoughtful advice. I didn’t feel at all rushed.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr Ballentine listened intently to my concerns and gave me multiple treatment options, weighing the risks and benefits of each. I highly recommend her.
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Dr. Balentine was professional and thorough. She was on call, yet spent time asking questions and listening to my concerns. She gave e clear recommendations. I was very impressed. I recommend her to anyone who wants an ophthalmologist who communicates well and performs a careful exam.
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Great to be welcomed as a new patient. Dr. Balentine and her staff are efficient and listen very well. Going back!
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Very professional staff and doctor.
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Well taken care of, examined, and a friendly experience.
More than 1 year ago
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Very knowledgeable and professional and yet still warm and friendly! Staff and doctor were all pleasant and very good at setting me at ease and answering my questions.
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Thorough, efficient, and consummately professional. Dr Balentine's practice employs the latest technology to assess the health of a patient's eyes. She takes time to explain her recommendations simply and clearly. I felt I was in good hands!
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It's been 2 years since i saw Dr Balentine but the service and care was as i remembered.
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Dr. Balentine is always well prepared for my visits. She has reviewed my old records as well as info gathered by her assistant and it feels like I was there a week ago, not over a year ago. She remembers thingsabout me and rather than a generic 'how are you', i get 'how are you enjoying retirement or how is your family'. She is an excellent clinician who explains complex things simply, and a kind person. Her staff is also very friendly and competent.
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Dr Balentine is always thorough and informative and very knowledgeable
More than 1 year ago
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Excellent physician withstood communication skills.
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Dr. Balentine is very thoughtful. My visit with her was short mostly because there weren't any issues with me. I do appreciate the time she took to understand concerns of mine that ended up not being issues, according to her. Shealso explained to me in detail, at my request, how she was evaluating my optic nerves. I appreciated her level of detail in her explanation.
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Dr. Balentine is a very kind and helpful person. I am very happy with her as my ophthalmologist. I like the way they run their office. I was a few minutes late due to heavy traffic and ice on the roads.No problem! I was ushered right in, and had my exams. They get right down to business and everything is done efficiently. Yet, they still have time for the personal touch. Well done!
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She is extremely warm and understanding. Gave me a variety of options from the "Cadillac" to the "Volkswagen" and the pros and cons of each. I scheduled immediately for the rest of my family to see her. The parking is validated too, which is nice!
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The office was put together nicely. The front desk receptionist was amazing, and very polite. The nurse that checked me in had great bedside manners, and was very funny "Go Cougs!" and finally the Doc (Jennifer Balentine) was amazing, and verysensitive to my concerns, and gave me some great options. 10/10 visit, will totally go back again.
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I have total confidence in Dr. Balentine. She comes highly recommended and she made me feel at ease, as I do need cataract surgery. Her assistant (Linnea) was very thorough and professional.
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Dr. Balentine helped explain my condition in a simple yet comprehensive way, and she answered all my questions. Her manner put me at ease. I would highly recommend her.
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I have been seeing Dr Balentine for over 10 years. She's always friendly and very helpful! Wonderful optometrist!
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She is personal, caring and thorough
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It was very worthwhile. She was educational and patient while addressing my concerns.
More than 1 year ago
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As usual, she was thorough, professional and really helpful with my issue.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Balentine and her staff could not have nicer or more professional. I'm new to the area, so it was a pleasure to find the "right" doctor so quickly.
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I was referred by another doc to get Dr. Balentine's expert opinion on the eye component of my overall and chronic discomforts. She listened carefully to my description of my experience, asked a few clarifying questions, and responded conciselywith a professional opinion. She (1) answered my question about the eye symptoms and (2) suggested seeing a neurologist about things that were not likely eye-related. Finally, she examined both eyes, looking for any obvious irregularity (about 10 minutes, comfortable). Then Dr. Balentine asked for my referring doctor's contact info so that she could forward her opinion to add to my medical records. The total appointment was about 30 minutes, attentive, efficient, and I got peace of mind knowing that my eye symptoms had been professionally assessed. Office clean, quiet, exam room pleasant, and friendly staff too.
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Always thorough, informative, on time, and pleasant.
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Everyone is very professional and prompt balanced nicely with caring environment,
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Terrific office, kind, professional and personable.
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Highly professional. Friendly procedures from obviously competent medical staff and doctors. William L.
More than 1 year ago
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I was VERY impressed. I admit I was a little worried about what kind of experience I'd have, as I found Dr. Balentine and Northwest Eye Associates on the internet, and had no personal knowledge of either. I was just alittle nervous cuz, you know, it's my EYES. Kind of important. But she and her team are pros! Very competent. Very communicative. Very cordial. She is now My Eye Doctor : )
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Dr. Balentine and her assistant were excellent at explaining everything and making me feel welcome.
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She and her staff are very professional. The appointment was thorough and well managed. Excellent
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I really like and respect the doctor and the staff that she has built. Because of having diabetes and a severe childhood eye trauma, I am especially aware of my visual health and she provides the right mix of knowledge, technology,and flexibility in providing a range of solutions to fit my budget.
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I like Jennifer Balentine, her medical assistant (Leanna, maybe misspelled?), and Diedra, the office manager. Each handles their sphere of responsibility with courtesy and efficacy. I'm happy with being a patient in this practice.
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Dr. Balentine was kind, caring and knowledgeable. The office was tidy and clean and the whole visit was excellent and gave me the information I needed. I would definitely recommend her to a friend.
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