K. Kyle Ballew, DPM, FACPM
Why I Belong to ACPM
"Many years ago, when our profession was in the genesis of efforts to gain parity with our allopathic colleagues, the idea of “board certification”, in an effort to have a credential that was parallel to other medical specialties, was developed. Although a wonderful tool, for unforeseen reasons, it tended to leave out many of our fellow podiatrists. 

The American Board of Podiatric Medicine certification offers certification with a broader focus of interests while still maintaining high standards of knowledge across many areas of Podiatric Medicine. As an individual, I enjoy a general practice of podiatric medicine that encompasses many different areas of podiatry. Diplomates of this Board are invited to join the American College of Podiatric Medicine, to be a part of an organization that supports a broad array of interests within our field. Educational topics cover a wide range of interests that are taught by experts in that particular area. This is more in line with what I need for the way that I practice.

I enjoy being a part of a subset of podiatric physicians that have a similar mindset as my own when it comes to the way we like to practice. The administration and executives are very approachable and I have found them to be very helpful when I have reached out to them. I would encourage any podiatrist that would like to be supported, in a broad range of practice, by competent, friendly and like-minded people, to become a part of the American College of Podiatric Medicine."
- Dr. K. Kyle Ballew
Dr. Ballew, a Waco, Texas native, has served Central Texas for 33 years. After selling his large group practice, he returned to solo practice in his hometown. He attended McMurry University in Abilene, Texas, where he was a member of the football and track teams.

Dr. Ballew, a graduate of the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine, completed two residency programs and is board certified by the American Board of Podiatric Medicine. Dr. Ballew has served for more than two decades as a board member, as well as President, of both the Texas Podiatric Medical Association, and the Texas Podiatric Medical Foundation.

Nationally, he has represented Texas podiatrists to the American Podiatric Medical Association in their House of Delegates since 2000. His service won him the prestigious Texas Podiatric Medical Association’s Distinguished Service Citation in 2012. His work was instrumental in starting two indigent clinics in Mexico. He continues to serve on many committees within podiatry.

Beyond the world of podiatry, Dr. Ballew has a wide variety of hobbies and interests. He is a Rotarian and a member of the Methodist Church. He enjoys studying astrophysics, and he’s a “rock hound” with a collection of rocks and sand from all over the world. He also collects knives, an interest he inherited from his father as a young boy, and wooden boxes. Additionally, Dr. Ballew is proud of his Choctaw and Cherokee heritage and enjoys learning about these cultures. 
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