Amber K. Ballard, APRN

  • General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics
4.89 out of 5

About

Personal Statement

 

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 17:22 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.   

 

Training & Education

Degree

BSN, Eastern Kentucky University
MSN, University of Kentucky, College of Nursing

Certifications and Special Training

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Family Nurse Practitioner

Insurance Information

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Ratings & Reviews

4.89 out of 5
50 Reviews

The star rating is a calculation based on feedback from our patients using our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Learn more about our survey process. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

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    I love Dr.Ballard. She actually listens

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    Amber is tremendous! I feel extremely confident that I'm receiving excellent care!

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    Everyone was great, and Dr Ballard is the best doctor I've seen. Shes quick and to the point for quick visits, but is also willing to listen if you need more time to talk with her about your issues. She is the first doctor I've had that I feel comfortable with and I'm very grateful for her. Thank you to Dr. Ballard and all of the staff!

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    Amber truly listens to my concerns and always makes me feel included in any decisions about my care.

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    LOVES Amber Ballard!!
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      I'm so grateful to have found Amber Ballard. She's excellent.
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      Ms. Ballard is very thorough and empathetic
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      I use to see this provider for years a while back then she left that practice. Once I found out where she went to I started seeing her again. She really cares and listens. She knows all of my medical history. She tends to my needs right away and also refers me to specialists if needed. She has great bed side manners.
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      . .Ms. Ballard was caring and attentive. My son later had contact with her and he followed her directions by getting me leggings. They have really helped prevent further swelling.
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      Amber Ballard is always caring and never rushes me out.
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      I cannot say enough positive things about Amber. She is incredible. Being a healthcare professional myself, I am always thoroughly impressed by how well she listens, how thorough she is, and how every base is covered. I am in the very best hands with Amber. I wouldn't want anybody else as my primary care provider!
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      Amber Ballard, APRN is a top-notch healthcare provider. She's always easy to speak with and has never put a foot wrong.
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      We made an initial plan of treatment and it is ongoing
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      Dr. Ballard has an excellent manner which makes me feel comfortable talking earnestly.
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      Amber was very kind and listened to my concerns without judgement.
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      The nurse, April, who prepared me for my visit with Amber was very gracious and caring. She listened well and helped me to become at ease during my visit. Amber never made me feel rushed and also listened and asked questions to help us make a good decision together regarding next steps.
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      Amber makes me feel comfortable and at ease. Really enjoy her and so glad I was able to get her as my pcp.
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      Amber Ballard is a great listener. I trust her with my health and life.
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      Amber is great and knowledgeable and shows interest in my concerns and suggests what the best solutions are for my care.
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      Amber was wonderful, so kind and friendly and compassionate. She listened to my concerns, answered all my questions, and was so patient. I never felt rushed or dismissed. She was lovely and I'm so glad I have found my new primary care provider!
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      I REALLY liked Amber and look forward to having her as my PCP.
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      Amber Ballard is the best Doctor at UK!!
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      Amber is an excellent provider. She always addresses my concerns and discusses her recommendations with me thoroughly.
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      Amber us amazing. So glad I have the opportunity to establish care with her again.
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      Amber was very thorough and kind.
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      Amber took her time in listening to my concerns and helped develop a reasonable plan of care. She is personable, knowledgeable and caring.
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      Dr. Ballard is great! She always makes me feel at ease, is willing to listen to all my concerns and willing to do tests to explore all possible options. I never feel rushed and she doesn't judge if you have questions or tried to do your own research. 10/10!
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      Amber was very sweet and understanding of my problem and provides great care and beside manner.
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      Amber was great. Took her time and listened to all my concerns. Made decisions about my care including my input 100%.
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      Amber Ballard was extremely helpful and showed great concern for my issues. Very happy with her care.
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      Amber Ballard, NP is amazing.
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      She took her time and provide information about my elbow,she even shows me her personal band that she uses and recommended to me...
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      Amber Ballard can't be beat. I've not had great service with Workers Comp and spoke with her about my unresolved elbow pain. She was very concerned and jump started the process of moving my care forward. I can't say enough how much I appreciate it because Corvel did not communicate well at all. Didn't answer emails or calls. Never felt I was cared for during that process but Amber did her job and gave me hope I wouldn't suffer forever.
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      Amber is amazing!
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      I will be looking to move my Mother's care here
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      Love Amber she is so thoughtful. I never feel like I am a number when I see her. Plus we laugh and that's the best laughter...
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      I LOVE AMBER!
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      I've recommended *Amber repeatedly and will continue to do so!
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      I had to find a new PCP and was referred to *Dr. Ballard. She was nice, attentive, helpful and I had the impression she had all the time in the world to answer my questions.
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      *Amber was an excellent. Listener and I really felt like I was heard.
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      Amber is a true professional and I'm very happy with her! She has helped me health wise in my ways!
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      Amber is great! She has always listened to me from the first time I was seen as a pt.
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      I was told, once my labs came back-the next step would be imaging. I have called again to get imaging set up and the nurse never mentioned that. Instead scheduled me out 3 weeks for another appt for the same issue in which I will need to schedule imaging then. I don't see the need to wait 3 weeks for an appt, then wait another amount of time for imaging
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      Asked questions and held conversation to get a better idea of what I was looking for during the visit and was ready to respond with any questions I had.
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      Amber is great at listening to my concerns and allows me to be involved with my plan of care.
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      Amber was excellent! Very personable and listened to my concerns
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      I felt very comfortable and at ease to bring up any topics I wanted to. She addressed all of my questions clearly. The appointment also didn't feel rushed or like she was in a hurry to get to the next patient.