Tuesday, April 26, 2011

This week at MOPS {April 28th}

Dr. Eric Ball: Pediatrician at South Orange County Pediatric Associates

Dr. Ball has been married to his wife, Emily, since December of 2000. Together they have a toddler son, Ethan, who everyday teaches him more and more about pediatrics and childhood development, and baby Julia who was born in May of 2008. The oldest of three brothers, Dr. Ball knew he wanted to be a pediatrician since he was seven years old. He was raised in New Jersey and then moved to North Carolina for college and medical school. He met his wife, an Orange County native, in college and together they moved to northern California for his pediatric training at Stanford University. After a year as chief resident at Stanford in which he supervised the pediatric training of 60 physicians, he, Emily and Ethan moved back to Orange County to be closer to their family. The now live in Irvine, five minutes from Ethan’s maternal grandparents.

Dr. Ball enjoys all aspects of pediatric care, especially early infancy and the toddler years. “Pediatrics is unique in that most of your patients are healthy. The field is a wonderful blend of science, education and interpersonal relationships. The best parts of my day are sitting with new parents and helping to answer their questions, and guiding them through the difficult parenting process.”

When not working in Ladera Ranch, Dr. Ball enjoys spending time with his family. He is an avid SCUBA diver, a huge movie fan and a reasonably good cook. He has also recently taken up running, completing his first half marathon in January 2007.

Monday, April 11, 2011

This week at MOPS

Rebecca Bass-Ching, LMFT
Potentia Founder, Director and Therapist

Rebecca is a therapist, writer and speaker at schools, churches, and organizations on topics related to food and body issues, trauma, identity, relationships and shame. She established Potentia to merge all of her passions while providing resources and outpatient care to those in need of specialized support. Rebecca is currently serving as President of the San Diego chapter of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals and also serves as an expert panelist for FINDINGbalance.com. Rebecca utilizes her previous professional experiences and stays connected to local, state and federal advocacy groups to help improve the quality of care for those suffering from eating disorders and related issues. Prior to her work as a therapist, Rebecca worked as an Aide to a United States Senator in Washington DC and as an Account Executive for an Issue Advocacy Advertising Firm in New York City. She also worked for Young Life's International Division as an Area Director in Z├╝rich, Switzerland, and then as their International Staff Coordinator. Originally from the Midwest, Rebecca still misses the snow and seasons but loves all that San Diego has to offer outdoors year-round: hiking, biking, beach time and water sports, exploring local farmers markets or working out in the park with her beloved boot camp buddies. Rebecca is happily married and the mother of two young children.