Dr. James Ball, MD

Dr. James Ball, MD

Pulmonology  |  
Male  |  
Age 62
(17)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. James Ball, MD is a pulmonology doctor who practices in Charleston, SC. He is 62 years old and has been practicing for 35 years.

12 Farmfield Ave Ste A

Charleston, SC 29407

Contact Information

(843) 573-2255

Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

Learn about Dr. Ball

Be confident in your decisions by checking out your provider's top areas of care, education, patient reviews and more. Learn about finding the right doctor for you

Top Care Areas

new

See how frequently Dr. Ball performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Low Blood Oxygen Level
very high
more than 99% of peers
Shortness of Breath
very high
more than 99% of peers
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Ball's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

We're trying something new with Top Care Areas.Was it helpful for you?YesNo

2

Specialties

  • Pulmonology
  • Sleep Medicine
4

Board Certifications

  • Critical Care Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Pulmonary Disease
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Sleep Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
54

Conditions Treated

  • Abscess
  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Lower Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Alkalosis
  • Asbestosis
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bird Flu
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchospasm
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Cough
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • 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 Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Insufficiency
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Swine Flu
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tuberculosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Wheezing

More

Read More
9

Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Respiratory Management
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Thoracentesis

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for South Carolina.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

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

Education

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Ball has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Ball does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Ball and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Dr. Ball's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ball to family and friends
3.7
based on 17 total reviews (3 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (17)

  • 5
    (11)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (5)

Dr. Ball's Performance

Trustworthiness
VERY GOOD
Explains condition(s) well
VERY GOOD
Answers Questions
VERY GOOD
Time well spent
VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
VERY GOOD
Office environment
VERY GOOD
Staff friendliness
VERY GOOD
Average wait time
16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

Moncks Corner, SC |
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,...more
Flag this
Was this helpful?
Mount Pleasant, SC |
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...more
Flag this
Was this helpful?
Horrible
Flag this
Was this helpful?

Visit Dr. Ball

Dr. Ball accepts 3 insurance carriers
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

Hospitals where Dr. Ball has admitting privileges

Roper Hospital
316 Calhoun St
Charleston, SC 29401
View Hospital Profile
Roper St. Francis Healthcare - Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital
2095 Henry Tecklenburg Dr
Charleston, SC 29414
View Hospital Profile

Nearby doctors with similar experience

Critical Care Medicine
(21)
Hospital Medicine
(1)
Pulmonology
(5)
Critical Care Medicine
(3)
Critical Care Medicine
(5)
Critical Care Medicine
(13)
Critical Care Medicine
(14)
Critical Care Medicine
Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Diseases
(3)