Medical Professionals On A Mission

The medical professionals at Ballard Gynecology are dedicated to maintaining your gynecological and reproductive health.  Our staff is here to work with you from adolescence to adulthood and beyond.

You’ll be seen promptly and professionally by our dedicated medical staff. For skilled medical professionals that are there through all stages of your gynecological and physiological health, call Ballard Gynecology today!

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Mark C. Ballard M.D

Mark C. Ballard M.D. is a board certified gynecologist and obstetrician who is dedicated to your gynecological and reproductive health.

Having graduated from the University of South Dakota’s School of Medicine, Dr Ballard is skilled in caring for your every health concern in how it relates to both obstetrics and gynecology.

Ever since completing his residency at Keesler Medical Center in Biloxi, MS, Dr Ballard has been on a mission to make it easier for you to maintain your gynecological and reproductive health.

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Our nurse, Kayla was born and raised in western South Dakota. She is a graduate of New Underwood High School and Western Dakota Technical Institute. Kayla started working for Dr. Ballard in 2008 and has been providing our patients with compassionate nursing care ever since. She currently serves on the advisory board for the nursing students at Western Dakota Tech and is also a member of the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses.

Kayla lives on a ranch east of Rapid City with her high school sweetheart and their 2 kids. She enjoys participating in local running events, helping with her kids’ baseball team, and spending time with her large extended family.

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Ashley Hillard P.A.-C  

Ashley lives in Rapid City with her husband Phil. She graduated from Stevens High School, did her Undergraduate education at USD and went to her Physician Assistant program in Lincoln Nebraska. They enjoy spending time with their families, going hiking and riding bikes and spending time with their dog Jude. Ashley loves to read, cook, watch movies and be outside as much as she can.

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Shelby, CNA

Shelby completed her Certified Nurse assistant training in 2017 shortly after joining the Ballard Gynecology team. Shelby is from North Dakota and graduated from Minot High School. She attended Headquarters Academy of Hair Design and graduated in 2011 as a licensed Cosmetologist. In 2014, she moved to Rapid City with her boyfriend who is a student at School of Mines and Technology. 

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Dixie has been doing health-care billing for about 30 years in one capacity or another. She works part time for Ballard Gynecology in clinic billing and posting payments. Dixie was born and raised in California, lived in Texas for 8 years, but made her home here in the Black Hills 1989.  While she misses being near the beach, she prefers the lifestyle here to anywhere else she’s been. When Dixie is not working, she likes to hang out with her family and friends.  She also has a pet family of 3 Dachshunds and two cats.

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Lisa joined the Ballard Gynecology team in 2017.  She works as a biller and coder. She lives in Rapid City with her son.