Amber K. Ballard, APRN

  • General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics
4.88 out of 5

About

Personal Statment

 

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

4.88 out of 5
45 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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    June 3rd 2022
    Amber was recommended to me and I can see why! She was incredibly sweet and such a kind demeanor which I appreciate as someone who is nervous about doctor's office.

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    June 2nd 2022
    My only complaint is I felt that this was an unnecessary visit. I had been to the clinic less than a year ago and only had to come in for a prescription refill. I feel like this could have been a phone conversation.

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    May 16th 2022
    Dr. Ballard is very nice and is easy to talk to, but I did feel like the whole process was quite rushed. I reported various issues, but didn't get a lot of feedback from her.

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    May 6th 2022
    Team Blue is my families #1 provider choice.

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    May 6th 2022
    Amber Ballard was awesome! She answered all my questions and did a thorough exam
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      May 2nd 2022
      Really great interaction & interpersonal skills very thorough.
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      March 29th 2022
      Amber is one of the best which is why I still drive over 2 hours to see her.
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      March 15th 2022
      I'd recommend them with no hesitation
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      March 11th 2022
      Amber Ballard was extremely caring and listens regarding my healthcare concerns.
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      March 8th 2022
      She was so concerned and easy to talk to. She actually knew about my condition and is willing and eager to help me. I never felt rushed or a number. I went so smoothly
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      February 18th 2022
      Everything was great!
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      February 18th 2022
      Dr. Ballard was amazing! I would highly recommend her to my peers.
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      February 3rd 2022
      I tell all my co-workers about the Team Blue Clinic
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      January 28th 2022
      Will definitely recommend this provider. You can tell she loves what she does ...caring for people.
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      January 28th 2022
      I can't say enough about Amber Ballard she is a great provider.
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      January 25th 2022
      The care provider was recommended to me by several people and they were right. She is very attentive and professional and very caring.
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      January 21st 2022
      Amber was absolutely excellent. Fantastic listener, problem solver, practice. Make me feel very comfortable right away.
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      January 21st 2022
      Very good
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      January 21st 2022
      Amber was very kind. SHe knew I had hesitations about medication, but talk with me and repeatedly asked about my comfort level with the treatment plan.
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      January 20th 2022
      I am a researcher at UK, so came prepared to my appointment with list of tests reviewed from the literature that would be appropriate for a person my age. Amber gladly read my list, agreed with it, and even added on to It, which is probably going to save my life! I could not be happier!
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      January 18th 2022
      Amber is a wonderful provider! Addresses concerns and questions raised during the visit and has thorough explanations. Would highly recommend her to anyone seeking a primary care provider. She provides a relaxed atmosphere and approaches patients without judgement.
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      January 14th 2022
      Amber is amazing. Excellent/ trusted provider.
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      January 11th 2022
      *Amber was very down to Earth. I'm thrilled to have switched my care over to her.
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      December 20th 2021
      Incredible experience. She was compassionate, thorough and patient.
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      December 7th 2021
      I have been seeing Amber Ballard for 3 years now. She is always very attentive and responsive to my concerns. She is very detailed in her suggested treatment and takes all factors in to account when advising. I do not feel like just another patient when I see her, I feel like one of her patients as she shows compassion in her work and empathy towards her patients. I recommend her to anyone looking for a Primary Care at UK.
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      December 7th 2021
      Amber was a very lovely provider. She is so positive and willing to help. I look forward to having her as my pcp
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      December 2nd 2021
      Was all good. I'm just stressed about the MRI next week.
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      November 30th 2021
      *Ballard, NP is always excellent!
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      November 29th 2021
      Have referred 5 people to her so far!
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      November 22nd 2021
      She is great
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      November 17th 2021
      Amber Ballard is Amazing! I've already recommended her to several people and at least one of them now sees her as a pt!
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      November 15th 2021
      I have recommended Amber to my co workers. I have always felt un judged for anything I bring to the table. She and this office are great!! Thank you guys
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      November 9th 2021
      Amber Ballard is a very good doctor, she listens, she is very kind and knowledgeable
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      November 8th 2021
      Wonderful team .
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      October 21st 2021
      Good
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      October 1st 2021
      Provider discussed my options and allowed me to participate in the decision making.
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      September 30th 2021
      *Amber was kind and considerate, excellent bedside manner, and explained her treatment choices on my terms.
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      September 22nd 2021
      This office is terrible with communication. Very bad.
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      September 9th 2021
      Best provider (Dr) I have had really cared and talked to me
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      September 3rd 2021
      Amber Ballard did a good job reviewing my care, history, and took time to listen to my concerns.
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      August 27th 2021
      I recommend Dr. Ballard to ALL my friends at work, Amber is very attentive and shows much care to me
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      August 27th 2021
      Amber Ballard was wonderful, I liked her a lot and she had some great, helpful information for me
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      August 26th 2021
      I love Amber Ballard, NP - she is the best - gets things done in a caring way. 100% would recommend her!
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      August 23rd 2021
      Amber Ballard is great! I really appreciate how comfortable she makes my Dr visits! She is friendly, clear, sympathetic, and funny.
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      August 17th 2021
      I really like my PCP! She is kind, down to earth, listens, and very knowledgeable. I trust her and feel like she really cares about my wellbeing.