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
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Very good experience
Amber Ballard is amazing. I'm so thankful for her!
I called with an issue I needed help with right away. The receptionist (scheduler - Michelle maybe?) was WONDERFUL!! She worked her magic and got me in to see Dr. Ballard much earlier than I thought and was so pleasant and helpful. Everyone in this office is great and I send all my UK people to Team Blue South!!Are you happy with the care you received from this provider?
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