Riley Children's Health

Emma G. Balcer, PA-C

IU Health

Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery

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Emma Balcer, PA-C, is an advanced practice provider specializing in general pediatric orthopedics. As a certified Physician Assistant within Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, she treats conditions including:

  • Fractures
  • Sports medicine
  • Developmental dysplasia of the hip
  • Club foot
  • Gait abnormality

Balcer received her Bachelor of Science in Human Biology degree from Indiana University in Bloomington, and her Master of Clinical Medical Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies from Barry University in Florida. In 2023, she received her board certification through the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and joined Riley Children’s Health.

As a lifelong hoosier, Balcer was passionate about returning to her hometown of Carmel, Indiana and serving the community where she was born and raised. She is dedicated to providing individualized care to fit the needs of each child, and also getting to know your child as more than a patient. By having an open conversation with the patient and family members, she can better understand concerns and help explain your child’s diagnosis and treatment in easy-to-understand terms.

Outside of seeing patients, Balcer enjoys traveling, spending time with family and friends, being outdoors and cheering on her favorite sports team.


Insurance plans accepted by this provider are below.

  • Aetna Medicare Advantage
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Anthem Healthy Indiana Plan
  • Anthem Hoosier Care Connect
  • Anthem Hoosier Healthwise
  • Anthem Medicare Advantage
  • Anthem Medicare HMO
  • Anthem Medicare PPO
  • Anthem Pathway Essentials Network
  • Care Source Healthy Indiana Plan
  • Care Source Hoosier Healthwise
Community Health Alliance
  • Community Health Network - Employee Plan
Community Health System
  • CorVel/Corecare - Workers Compensation
Coventry/First Health
Deaconess OneCare
  • Encore Workers Compensation
  • Health Alliance Medicare Advantage
  • Humana Medicare Advantage
  • Indiana Health Network - Workers Compensation
  • Indiana University - Workers Compensation
  • Indiana University Health - Workers Compensation
  • IU Health Plans Medicare Advantage
Lutheran Preferred
  • Managed Health Services Healthy Indiana Plan
  • Managed Health Services Hoosier Care Connect
  • Managed Health Services Hoosier Healthwise
  • Managed Health Services Medicare Advantage
  • MDWise Excel Healthy Indiana Plan
  • MDWise Excel Hoosier Healthwise
  • Parkview Health Plan Signature Care PPO
  • Point Comfort - Refugee Medical Assistance Program
  • Point Comfort - Unaccompanied Children Program
Select Health Network
Suburban Health Organization
  • The Healthcare Group Encircle
  • The Healthcare Group Encore
  • TriCare Select
  • United DSNP
  • United HealthCare
  • United HealthCare Hoosier Care Connect
  • United HMO
  • United Medicare Advantage
  • United PPO
  • VA - CCN via United Healthcare

Note: Although this listing was accurate at the time of posting, insurances change regularly, and insurance plans listed may not be accepted at all office locations for this provider. Please confirm with your insurance company that this provider is covered by your plan before your appointment.

Specialties & Details


Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery



Indiana University Bloomington, Bloomington, IN

Masters degree:

Barry University, Miami Shores, FL

Hospitals & Affiliations

Hospital Privileges:

IU Health Methodist/IU Health University, IU Health North, Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health

Physician Group:

Riley Physicians, IU Health Physicians


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