Laurie Ballew, Ed.D., D.O.
Director, Inpatient Unit, Norton Hospital
Dr. Ballew provides outpatient psychiatric services at the Veterans Administration Medical Center Community Based Out Patient Clinic (CBOC). She received her undergraduate degree in English and Psychology and a master’s in Speech Pathology from Murray State University. Dr. Ballew completed her post graduate doctoral training in Speech Pathology and Program Development from Vanderbilt University. She obtained her medical degree from the University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences in Des Moines, Iowa and completed her internship in Family Practice at Broad lawns Medical Center. Dr. Ballew completed her psychiatric residency training at the University of Louisville where she served as Chief Resident. She received her board certification in Psychiatry and Neurology in 2000, certification in Addiction Medicine in 2006 and certification in Psychosomatic Medicine in 2009. Dr. Ballew lectures to medical students and residents on psychiatric emergencies, bipolar disorder, alternative therapies and medical issues in psychiatric disorders. She has received a number of awards for her teaching efforts and was recently named a Distinguished Fellow by the American Psychiatric Association.