Provider Spotlight – Beth Ballard MD

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Dr. Beth Ballard joined The Youth Clinic in 2000 after completing medical school and her pediatric residency training at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver. Dr. Ballard is originally from St. Paul, Minnesota and graduated Magna cum Laude from the University of St. Thomas with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology. Dr. Ballard is Board Certified and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

What is your favorite outdoor activity to do in Colorado and why?

My favorite outdoor activity depends on the weather. In the winter, I am a huge skier. In the summer I love to hike and tubing on the lake.

Do you have any pets, how many and what are their names?

I have one dog named George.

Are you from Colorado? If not, where did you grow up? 

I, like most people from Colorado, did not grow up in this state. My home state Minnesota! 

What is your favorite restaurant in Colorado?

Colorado has amazing food but my favorite is The Melting Pot

If you could have lunch with anyone dead or alive, who would it be and why?

I would love to have lunch with Mother Teresa. 

Why you chose your job? 

I chose pediatrics because I love spending time with kids. Their enthusiasm, curiosity and authenticity is a joy to be around.

Why do you enjoy working at The Youth Clinic?

I enjoy the Youth Clinic because I am surrounded by people committed to taking care of children.  The bar is set very high for all providers at The Youth Clinic which pushes me to continue learning and growing as a pediatrician. One of the most rewarding parts of my job is helping children and families with special needs reach their individual potentials.

What advice do you have for your patients/audience?

My advice for parents is to relax and enjoy your children.   Parents put so much pressure on themselves to be perfect.  Kids who are loved will generally find their path in life and turn out just fine!