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.