Early in my life, I knew I wanted to be a nurse and care for people. I became a Neonatal ICU nurse and loved watching the little ones grow and defy odds on a daily basis. We nurses were advocates for these children, as well as their families. During this time, I decided I wanted to be a Nurse Practitioner so I could care for and advocate for my patients along the entire lifespan – from newborn to elderly.
I thoroughly enjoy getting to know and care for my patients. The most rewarding experience as a provider is to help patients and witness their progress as they improve their health, overcome obstacles and reach their goals.
Great medicine treats and cares for the whole person. Proverbs says, “A joyful heart is good medicine,” and I truly believe that laughter and love is the greatest medicine. As a Nurse Practitioner, I want to consider the whole person - spiritually, physically and mentally – to help them achieve optimal health and live a full and happy life.
BSN, Eastern Kentucky University
MSN, University of Kentucky, College of Nursing
Certifications and Special Training
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Family Nurse Practitioner
i cannot say enough GREAT THINGS about dr. Ballard and her crew...they have always listened to what i have to say, and always show compassion and empathy...Dr. Ballard is the best Dr. i have ever had in my 59 years of life.... i tell all of my fellow employees what a wonderful dr. she is and how wonderful the lil blue clinic is.
Very friendly and personable; quick and efficient.
Overall great visit.
I left IMG to start coming to the Blue Clinic because I had trouble getting appointments with my provider or getting a call back but the Blue Clinic has been like a breath of fresh air. I've been Very impressed with Amber Ballard APRN and the clinic in general. They take the time to listen, discuss, and help. I've never had a problem getting in when I needed to and they treat me with respect. Great job Blue Clinic!
I always have an excellent experience at Team Blue clinic. I usually see the same faces from front desk staff to nursing staff. the team is friendly and takes time to listenAre you happy with the care you received from this provider?
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