CoxHealth Family Medicine Branson West welcomes Elizabeth Ballard, M.D.
Ballard began seeing patients Thursday at the clinic located on Missouri Business 13 in Branson West. Ballard brings with her nearly 18 years of experience in family medicine, urgent care and emergency medicine.
“My mission is to continue to be a family physician, delivering excellent care for the body while emphasizing the human touch for the care of the spirit,” Dr. Ballard said.
She is looking forward to continuing to work in family medicine as she joins the Branson West Clinic, a career she was inspired to pursue since childhood.
“When I was a kid, I loved my pediatrician and I always wanted to do what he did,” she said. “He was my inspiration and he was the reason I became a physician.”
While her pediatrician was her inspiration for going into medicine, she quickly found she enjoys caring for all ages.
“I like the four-generational care,” Dr. Ballard said. “I like treating kids but I also like treating adults. What has surprised me is I really enjoy caring for the older generation too. Family medicine lets me do a variety of things.
“I strive to be a physician who cannot only provide medical care, and help patients make informed decisions about their medical care, but also add a personal touch in that they are not just a number or a disease process. The comment I’ve heard over and over is, ‘You are the first doctor who I feel really hears and listens to me.’ While that kind of quality care already exists at CoxHealth, I plan to continue to provide that level of care here as well.”
Dr. Ballard has successfully completed programs in Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support. She has also supervised and trained medical students in the clinical environment of family medicine as well as established a new family medicine practice in Eureka.
That practice has grown into a two-physician practice serving more than 5,000 patients. She comes to Branson West from St. Anthony’s at Arnold Family Health Care in Arnold, where she has served as a full time Primary Care Physician since 2009. She said for years she has dreamed of living and working in the Table Rock Lake Area.
“Any day on the lake is a good day,” she said.
Dr. Ballard is accepting new patients. To schedule an appointment, please call 417-272-8911.
At CoxHealth Family Medicine Branson West, Dr. Ballard is joining Don L. Brockman, M.D., Thomas J. Legg, M.D., and Ellen G. Chaffin, P.A. CoxHealth Family Medicine Branson West is located at 18452 Missouri Business 13 in Branson West and is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Walk-ins are accepted from 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays. The clinic is closed from noon to 1 p.m. for lunch. CoxHealth Family Medicine Branson West offers an on-site lab and X-rays.