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About Dr. Mary C Ball
Dr. Mary C Ball, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Muskegon, MI, with another office in Madison, WI. She has 34 years of experience. Her specialties include Family Medicine and Geriatric Medicine. Dr. Ball is affiliated with Mercy General Health Partners. Dr. Ball has received 3 awards. She speaks English.
Dr. Mary C Ball has the following 2 specialties
- Family Medicine
A family practitioner is a doctor who specializes in caring for people of all ages, at all stages of life. Rather than focusing on the treatment of one disease or patient population, family practitioners are often the doctors that people see for their everyday ailments, like cold and flu or respiratory infections, and health screenings. When necessary, family practitioners will provide referrals for conditions that require the expertise of another specialist.
The doctors may also provide physicals, inoculations, prenatal care, treat chronic diseases, like diabetes and asthma, and provide advice on disease prevention.
- Geriatric Medicine
A geriatric specialist is a physician who treats the elderly population and the conditions that most commonly affect them. These doctors have special training in the effects of aging on the body and mind of a patient.
Geriatric specialists treat common ailments faced by senior citizens, such as frailty, incontinence, memory problems, arthritis, senility, decreased functioning and more.
In addition, geriatric specialists keep abreast of the different medications that an elderly person is prescribed to treat their more complex health issues in order to decrease adverse side effects and avoid dangerous drug interactions.
- Cognitive Issues/Testing
- Alzheimer's Disease
- Urinary Incontinence
- EOL Care
See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience.
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Mary is a great doctor, but when she left her Family Practice to go for additional training, she gave patients a short notice leaving some of them in panic mode. She was also not honest about her possible departure in months leading up to her acceptance into training when asked by patients about possible exit/retirement. Hopefully this will be different when she retires.
Doctor is very experienced and is a caring person. The doctor has a strong personality that can be misunderstood as uncaring. She listens well, gets to know the patient, and answers questions. I trust this doctor and feel comfortable asking questions and discussing things with her. She is attentive to the patients needs. As far as bedside manner goes I believe I have seen the doctor at her very best and at her very worst and have concluded she is a very good doctor with all of her strengths and weaknesses. My overall health has improved greatly under her care.
This doctor has to be the worst doctor I've ever been to. She has absolutely no compassion and exudes a cold and prickly attitude. She has a strong, gruff attitude that conveys 'don't question me'. I don't think she ever smiled once in all the encounters I had with her. Always seems to be rushed and does not have time for you or your questions. In addition to her terrible bedside manner she even used a wrong diagnosis code for a procedure that I needed. Had it not been corrected by the tech I would've had to have had it redone correctly a second time. Even her office staff is unfriendly. This is a doctor and practice that seems to be all about the business of healthcare / making money, rather than the health and well-being of her patients. All in all, a terrible practice.
Bridges to Excellence: Physician Office Systems Recognition Program
This program is designed to recognize practices that use information systems to enhance the quality of patient care. To obtain Recognition, practices must demonstrate that they have implemented systematic office
Patients' Choice Award (2014)
Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.
NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home
The patient-centered medical home is a way of organizing primary care that emphasizes care coordination and communication to transform primary care into what patients want it to be. Medical homes can lead to higher quality and lower costs, and can improve patients' and providers' experience of care.
Dr. Ball is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
34 Years Experience
Michigan State University College Of Human Medicine
Graduated in 1984
St Marys Medical Center
Dr. Mary C Ball accepts the following insurance providers.
- BCBS IL PPO
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- PriorityHealth HMO
- PriorityHealth Priority PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
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Dr. Mary C Ball is similar to the following 3 Doctors near Muskegon, MI.