Dr. Craig Ball, MD

Dr. Craig Ball, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 69
Dr. Craig Ball, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Palm Desert, CA and has been practicing for 36 years. He graduated from University Of Texas Medical School At San Antonio in 1977 and specializes in ear, nose, and throat.

73710 Alessandro Dr

Palm Desert, CA 92260

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Dr. Ball's Experience

Dr. Ball's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • No malpractice claims found
  • Sanctions found
  • No board actions found

1  Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Ball does not have any board certifications listed.

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

2 Sanctions
  • Professional Misconduct (3/10/2017)
    Action Taken: License Reinstatement with Restrictions and/or Terms and Conditions
    Summary: Please reference the following Document
    Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    State: California
  • Professional Misconduct (12/31/2007)
    Action Taken: Surrender
    Summary: Dr Craig James Ball; License # G38467

    Nature of Complaint:

    The Physician committed professional misconduct by falsifying his malpractice insurance coverage for his practice at an ambulatory surgery center.

    The Physician altered his malpractice coverage certificate he had received while covered under a master policy at a local hospital. The policy stated 'no coverage for private practice'. The Physician had his sister-in-law alter the certificate and he submitted the altered certificate as proof of his malpractice insurance coverage.

    The Physician also failed to meet the standard of care in his treatment of a patient that he performed liposuction. The Physician took an excessive amount of total apirate with resulting skin necrosis, scarring, and permanent contour irregularity resulting from his errors in judgement and errors in technique. He violated the privacy of the patient and orchestrated the creation off threatening letters to two physicians.

    Action Taken:

    The Board has accepted the Physician's Surrender of his license to practice medicine in the State of California.

    State: California
0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University Of Texas Medical School At San Antonio
    Medical School | Graduated 1977
  • Valley Memorial Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1979
  • White Memorial Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1982

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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