RHEUMATOLOGIST INGRID HALL, MD JOINS OAKLAWN MEDICAL GROUP SPECIALTY CLINIC BEADLE LAKE
MARSHALL – Pittsburgh native, Ingrid Hall, MD, grew up knowing that she wanted to serve others. With father and mother both serving as Pastors in their community, she felt a calling to make a difference in the lives of others and help as many people as possible. And that’s exactly what she set out to do.
“I always did well in science and math and medicine was the place I felt that I could do the most good…make the biggest impact and help as many people as I could,” Hall stated. “I feel like medicine is a calling. It’s something I was born to do. If you can affect someone positively and help their quality of life, it makes life more meaningful.”
Dr. Hall completed her undergraduate work at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, MA, where she graduated Cum Laude with High Honors, majoring in Biochemistry and minoring in Sociology. Following her desire for helping others, Hall attended Case Western Reserve School of Medicine in Cleveland, OH, where she earned her Doctorate of Medicine and went on to complete her residency in Internal Medicine. Upon the completion of residency, Hall pursued her passion for Rheumatology by completing her Rheumatology Fellowship at Case Western Reserve and Metro Health Medical Center. Rheumatology is the study of rheumatism, arthritis, and other disorders of the joints, muscles and ligaments.
“While in medical school, I studied rheumatology in one of my sections and I fell in love with it,” recalled Hall. “I found this weird group of diseases really interesting and I was really excited about it! I had one rotation with a physician who let me actually do procedures and other things to help patients. I felt so useful. I really enjoyed it and rheumatology stuck.”
Following her fellowship, Dr. Hall worked in Ohio as a physician at Mercy Hospital and Hillcrest Hospital for two years. Though she enjoyed her time working in academic setting, Dr. Hall wanted to do more with her skills.
“I decided it was time for a change. I wanted to be more independent and practice in a private setting. Although I loved academia and research, I was ready for something new,” Hall said.
Dr. Hall had fond memories of Michigan as she had attended American Youth Foundation, a week long youth development program that advances leadership skills at Camp Miniwanca in Shelby, MI.
“I’ve always had a good feel for Michigan,” said Hall. “I saw that Marshall was looking for a Rheumatologist, so I inquired about it.”
She spoke at length with Executive Director of Oaklawn Medical Group, Mark Montross and he invited her for an interview.
“After that conversation, I just knew this was where I was wanted to be. I told one of my colleagues, before I even went for the interview ‘that’s where I am going to practice’,” recalled Hall.
A few months later, Dr. Hall and her husband moved to Marshall and she began getting things ready for her new practice.
“To have the chance to start a practice from the ground up and make it my own is exciting,” Hall said. “I have the opportunity to help people who previously had to travel so far to get help for their conditions like rheumatoid arthritis. Now they don’t have to travel anymore.”
When asked what she would like her patients to know about her, Hall responded: “I am very committed and focused on improving their health. I don’t just treat their disease, I treat the whole person. I want them to come to me expecting to be treated as a person…a whole human being.”
Dr. Hall and the physicians at the Oaklawn Medical Group Specialty Clinic in Beadle Lake have come together under one roof to bring convenient, patient-centered medical care to their patients.
“I want patients to know that we’re going to be thorough and complete,” stated Hall. “You really have to look at whole picture to treat any disease adequately. In the Beadle Lake office, there’s more than one specialty and we are going to share information. Good communication is necessary for good medicine.”
Dr. Hall treats a wide variety of rheumatological disorders including: rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, gout, osteoporosis, systemic lupus erythematosus and more.
“Rheumatologists can offer patients a lot of different options when it comes to treating their condition. I encourage people talk with their primary care physicians to see if a Rheumatologist can help.”
When not serving others through medicine, Dr. Hall enjoys spending time with her new husband, Curtis, going to movies, reading books, exploring her artistic side, dancing and spending time with her ten brothers and sisters back in Pittsburgh.
Oaklawn Hospital and Oaklawn Medical Group warmly welcomes Dr. Ingrid Hall to its medical family and the community.
Dr. Hall’s office is located at 14231 Beadle Lake Rd, Battle Creek, MI 49014. To make an appointment, please call: (269) 962-0441.