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Dr. James Ball, MD

Pulmonary Disease ·  Male · Age 64

Dr. Ball

Harbor Town Pulmonary

12 Farmfield Ave Ste A Charleston, SC 29407

Accepting new patients

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Dr. James Ball, MD is a pulmonologist in Charleston, SC and has been practicing for 36 years. He graduated from Medical University Of South Carolina in 1983 and specializes in pulmonary disease and sleep medicine.


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Dr. Ball's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Emphysema
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Dr. Ball treats Emphysema more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Ball treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Asthma
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ball treats Asthma more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Ball treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Shortness of Breath
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ball treats Shortness of Breath more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Ball treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Ball's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Lower Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Alkalosis
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Asbestosis
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bird Flu
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Bronchospasm
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Eosinophilic Asthma
  • Goodpasture's Disease
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Nodule
  • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
  • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumoconiosis and Pneumonopathy
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Insufficiency
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Management
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Swine Flu
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tuberculosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Viral Infection
  • Wheezing

Dr. Ball's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Ball

3.7

Based on 18 reviews

5 Stars
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1 Star
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(5)

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very professional and easy to talk to.
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Dr Ball has been treating me for 5 years and has literally saved my life several times. He is a very caring and conscientious physician and goes above and beyond. I can’t imagine a finer pulmonologist and I thank God for putting him in my life.
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Dr Ball is a genuine Old Charlestonian eccentric. My wife has a traumatic brain injury and has a difficult time stating concisely what her issues are and frequently Drs do not want to hear from the spouse. Dr Ball's unique style cut through all the lengthy explanation. He quickly, by examination, got to the problem, then thoroughly explained how to use her inhaler correctly. For his specialty, I'd recommend him to anyone.
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I waited a long time. The visit was ok. When I called in as I was asked to do after I finished the prescribed medication, I was only allowed to speak to the receptionist. The blood test result made no sense and the receptionist was reading it off the paper that the doctor had given her. I talked to the receptionist two times and asked to talk to the doctor (the only medical professional available). She called back and told me that he said he was too busy and couldn't call me back.
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About Me

Biography

Dr. James Ball, MD is a pulmonologist in Charleston, SC and has been practicing for 36 years. He graduated from Medical University Of South Carolina in 1983 and specializes in pulmonary disease and sleep medicine.

Specialties

  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Sleep Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Sleep Medicine

Education

Med College Va
Fellowship Hospital
Parkland Meml Hospital
Residency Hospital
Parkland Meml Hospital
Internship Hospital
1983
Medical University Of South Carolina
Medical School
1983

Awards

Affiliated Hospitals

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Roper Hospital

Charleston, SC

80% Patient experience rating, 11% higher than the national average

  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™ (2017)

81% Patient experience rating, 12% higher than the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Pulmonary Care Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2017)