Dr. Renee Ballentine is a family medicine specialist with expertise in diabetes, heart disease and other diseases related to aging.
Ballentine earned a doctor of osteopathic medicine degree from the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific at Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, Calif. She completed an internship and a residency in family medicine at UC Irvine's Department of Family Medicine. She also earned master's degree in public health in epidemiology and biostatistics from UC Berkeley.
Ballentine has had many careers, beginning with her work as a research associate in public health for the Centers for Disease Control following college graduation and even selling real estate with her husband. In her thirties, she took a big leap and entered medical school to pursue her dream of becoming a primary care physician.
“I love working with multiple generations of families, from children to adults, cousins, parents and grandparents,” she said. “Because of my training in osteopathic medicine, my focus is on taking care of the whole person. I’m particularly interested in musculoskeletal problems, prevention, diabetes and geriatric medicine.”