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Saturday, August 15, 2009

Meeting Dr. Ball

We met with Dr. Ball a couple of weeks after our initial appointment with Dr. Herbst. At first look, Dr. Ball was not at all what I was expecting. I guess I had pictured in my head that the “leading expert” would be some wise, old, gray-haired man of a doctor and not some “young hippie.”

Well it turns out that first impressions don’t amount to much. Dr. Ball was very friendly, super knowledgeable, and (as you’ll see later) one of the most amazing doctors ever.

I’ve included his bio from the Maternal Fetal Services of Utah website:

“Dr. Ball received his medical degree from Cambridge and Oxford University in England. He completed his residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. Fellowship training in Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Ultrasound at the University of California, San Francisco, followed. Dr. Ball then worked at Washington University in St. Louis, followed at the University of Utah/Intermountain Healthcare where he was the Director of the OB Diagnostic and Treatment Center. He then returned to the University of California, San Francisco, to work as the maternal-fetal medicine specialist with the UCSF Fetal Treatment Center, the birth place of Fetal Surgery.

“Dr. Ball is now the Director of the Fetal Therapy Initiative for HCA and remains an Associate Clinical Professor at UCSF.

“Dr. Ball is Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Maternal-Fetal Medicine by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.”

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