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
Overall, great experience.
I called the morning of my appt. to see if there was an earlier time available, the receptionist was amazing. She talked with the nurse, and was able to fit me in almost 3 hours sooner than my original appt. *Amber Ballard is always so helpful! She takes her time, and answers all my questions!
amber is a great provider! she always listens to all my concerns and helps come up with the best plan to help me get to feeling better
Addressed my concerns in a prompt manner. Thanks!
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