Amber K. Ballard, APRN

  • General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics
4.92 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 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

4.92 out of 5
43 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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    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.
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      Best APRN in the system
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      Exceptional Doctor
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      Amber is amazing! She listens and takes her time. She is an asset to UK!
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      I love Amber Ballard. She always listens to my concerns and provides holistic care!
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      Amber is an excellent provider. Competent and thorough. Great communication.
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      Amber is great! My wife and I both love her!
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      Kind, warm, caring and positive energy! Love her!
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      There was not a clear answer for my situation, but would have appreciated for any provider to dig a little deeper and offer other labs or options.
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      I have never had a bad experience. Don't have to wait very long .
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      I've seen Amber quite a few times now, and have been seen by other doctors at the clinics. Amber is by far my favorite one. She listens and is very attentive to my concerns.
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      Amber did an excellent job listening to my concerns and also including me in my care plan. She took the time to understand my needs and work together on a plan that would work for me.
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      I really enjoyed my visit with Amber Ballard. She was very thorough and helpful in discussion about a body system that was hardly discussed by other doctors I had which was extremely helpful in making sure I'm at optimal peak of health.
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      She was excellent
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      Tiffany (RN) did the pre exam and she was great. And Amber is always very attentive.
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      Amber Ballard is wonderful! She listens to everything and offer excellent health advice.
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      Very happy with Amber!
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      She refers me to other doctors but doesn't tell me until I get the call from them for an appointment.
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      Amber is fantastic! She listened to me and worked with me to come up with a good plan to address my issues and concerns. She was thoughtful and considerate and took the time to educate me on the risks and benefits of the treatments I asked about.
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      Amber is amazing! I will stay with her as long as she continues to practice.
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      Amber was the best provider I have had at UK. I felt heard, I felt at ease with her. I trust her with my care. When I explained reactions I had to various medicines, she did not dismiss my experiences, as had happened so often, but instead agreed caution was needed.
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      Amber is an amazing provider, she made me feel extremely comfortable to voice my concerns and immediately had solutions.