Dr. Craig Ball, MD
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Dr. Craig Ball, MD


Ear, Nose, and Throat | Male

73710 Alessandro Dr Palm Desert, CA 92260 Get Directions


Dr. Craig Ball, MD is an ear, nose, and throat doctor who practices in Palm Desert, CA. He is 67 years old and has been practicing for 40 years.

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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 board certification on record with Healthgrades
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  Sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for California.

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  • 2

    Dr. Ball has received 2 sanctions

    What is a sanction or disciplinary action
    • 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
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  • Medical School
    University Of Texas Medical School At San Antonio

    Graduated in 1977

  • Internship Hospital
    Valley Memorial Hospital

    Completed in 1979

  • Residency Hospital
    White Memorial Medical Center

    Completed in 1982

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

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