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Dr
Balle

Dr. Larry Balle, M.D., M.P.H.

Dr. Larry Balle received his bachelor's degree at Texas A&M University in College Station, TX with a double major undergraduate degree in Biomedical Sciences and Entomology. He graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine with dual degree, a medical degree and Master of Public Health with a focus on Epidemiology and in particular substance abuse. He completed his residency at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX at the Texas Medical Center, where he was Chief Resident.

Dr. Balle holds a specialty certificate of added qualifications in primary care sports medicine and is licensed to practice medicine in Arkansas and Texas. Prior to joining AOS as a sports medicine physician, he finished his sports medicine fellowship at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Northwest Campus Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship in Fayetteville, AR.
Professional
Experience

Professional Experience

Currently, Dr. Balle provides sports medicine care and game coverage for the University of Arkansas Razorbacks and many area high schools. He also provides mass event coverage and gives evidence-based sports medicine lectures. His focus encompasses comprehensive sports medicine care including regenerative medicine ("stem cell" therapy), diagnostic and therapeutic ultrasound, concussion and return to play protocol, sports optimization, as well as muscle, tendon, and bone injuries. 
Dr. Balle has a special interest in cell therapy and regenerative medicine, platelet rich plasma and bone marrow aspirate, healing injuries naturally through your own body's cells and growth factors. While in fellowship training, he trained extensively in regenerative medicine and office-based ultrasound procedures that heal injuries without surgery. He also has an interest in the musculoskeletal mechanics and how to adjust or adapt athletic mechanics to recover from and prevent future injuries.

Associations

  • American Medical Society of Sports Medicine
  • American Academy of Family Physicians

Interesting Facts

  • Dr. Balle was drawn to Northwest Arkansas through a long-time friendship with Dr. Wagner that began in medical school.
  • He has provided sports medicine care and coverage for University of Arkansas, many area high schools, and local events such as Joe Martin Stage Race, Hogeye Marathon, Professional Bull Riding and others.
  • He enjoys spending time with his family and dog, Magnolia, a Newfoundland Pyrenees mix.
  • His hobbies include gardening, hunting, fishing, and grilling on his smoker.
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