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Dr. Laurie Ballew completed her training in psychiatry at the University of Louisville and achieved board certification in Psychiatry, Psychosomatic Medicine, and Addiction Medicine. Doctor Ballew was on faculty in the Psychiatry and Behavioral Health Sciences department at the University of Louisville for 20 years. After her tenure at U of L Dr. Ballew returned to her home town of Paducah and was the Medical Director of Inpatient and Outpatient psychiatry at Lourdes-Mercy Hospital. In 2019 Dr. Ballew followed her career plan to open a private practice in her hometown.

Dr. Ballew is the owner and Medical Director of Holistic Psychiatry & Healthcare located at 2520 New Holt Rd here in Paducah. She is currently Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Louisville and is Community Faculty of the Western Kentucky Initiative for the University of Kentucky. Dr. Ballew has been awarded Who’s Who in America, Top Doctor by her peers, and Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.

Dr. Ballew sees patients at her practice who are 18 years of age and older. She has added training in Adult ADHD and Geriatric Psychiatry as well as Addiction medicine. Dr. Ballew believes in the holistic approach to treatment, focusing on the entire person, the emotional, physical, and cognitive aspects of patient care. Dr. Ballew’s prayer each morning is asking that she may provide the best to each person that she sees that day.