Dr. Clarence E. Ballenger III, MD

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Dr. Clarence E. Ballenger III, MD

Neurology | Male

Coastal Carolina Neurology 445 Western Blvd Ste Q, Jacksonville, NC 28546 Get Directions
(910) 353-0200

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Dr. Ballenger III specializes in Neurology and practices in Jacksonville, NC. He practices at 1 location.

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based on 69 total surveys (12 with reviews)
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Experience with Dr. Ballenger III
  • Level of trust in provider's decisions
  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
  • How well provider listens and answers questions
  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
Dr. Ballenger III's Office & Staff
  • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    31 – 45 minutes (63)
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in Jacksonville, nc |
Ballenger lacks empathy for patients. Does not take time to explain concepts or diagnoses. Requires underqualified staff to step beyond scope of their education. Wife with no medical education has been known to alter medication orders and write prescriptions without consulting Ballenger. If you value your health go elsewhere.
in New Bern , NC |
Dr. Ballenger is the best of the best! He as well as his staff are very professional I've never waited more than 30 minutes & that was 1 time usually I'm in & out. He takes the time to listen to me & answer all of my questions. I would highly recommend him to anyone. Dr. Ballenger is the reason I'm still walking & working! If you truly have something wrong with you he is the best. If you go see him faking thinking you will get meds or out of work you are sadly mistaken, Dr B is a professional!
in Jacksonville, NC |
Dr. B. Is brilliant which can make him a bit hard to understand at times and for that reason he maintains an amazing staff who work hand in hand with him to communicate his expertise to the patient . I have been a patient of his for years and have literally trusted my life to him and his staff many times. I will continue being his patient until he retires. He is not a typical doctor..he cares! He and his staff are the best!
in Doylestown, PA |
Awful was being seen by a unlicensed NP provider the whole time, front desk people laughed at me and my disability, Doctor don't know what he's doing or remember who you are and keeps trying to rediognose you, his wife "office manager" is the most rudest person I ever met. Whole staff are Completely unprofessional and a joke. You have to wait hours for your apt, this doctors office needs to be shut down before they hurt or kill someone.
Atlantic Beach NC |
Would give 0 stars. Went to see him for a brain disease, gave me Meds and sent me for a MRI. Went on Wednesday and the results were sent to him (per hospital) the next morning. It is the following Monday and I have not received a call to discuss results. Called to talk with Dr (I live an hour away) and would not talk to me. Said to make an appointment to review the results a week from today. Who wants to wait that long for results that are important. Do not go to this Dr
in Jacksonville, NC |
Doctor didn't show up for appointment, was lied to and treated like garbage by the receptionist who was more concerned with her personal phone call and her kid coloring at the Reception window. The reception area was a pig-sty, shredded paper from the overflowing shredder. I stormed out after five minutes of the receptionist lies and BS. I immediately drove to the VA office and filed a complaint, against doctor and his unprofessional staff. This Dr is a complete Joke in my opinion!
in Jacksonville, NC |
..kept insisting. I went to fill it, it was $1,600 with my insurance! When I returned he was irate I didn't fill it. Never once did he lay his hands on me to assess my condition, and was difficult to pin down in the room. He also kept insisting I quit working, when I hadn't asked for his advise, only a referral, and then starting yelling at me when I told him I wouldn't stop working. He's squirrly, rude, unprofessional, unclean, untrustworthy, and should be drug tested. Wait 2 hrs! Stay away!
in Jacksonville, NC |
Had a number of appointments with Dr. Ballenger for assessment of spinal injuries and referral to a neurosurgeon. The doctor was late each time, by hours. His staff told me not to schedule an appointment before 10am, because while the office and appointments start at 8, he lives two hours away and doesn't show up until 10. I didn't go to seek prescriptions, or pain control, but he kept pushing meds anyway. He insisted I try griliese, even though I'd already had neurotin with no relief. He ....
New York, NY |
I was lied to about my condition then when I told him I was going to tell the medical board he decided to tell the truth. He told me that Gralise was nothing like neurotin and that weight gain was not attached to that medicine. He lied to me and after working out and eating healthy , I gained 7 pounds in 15 days. I can't deal with a provider I can't trust. It caused me depression, and my nerves went ballistic.
in Havelock, NC |
I had this guy back in 2013 and was doing a bunch of test, his new bern office smelt like an ashtray,(which has since been shutdown) he was unprofessional, kept trying to feed me all sorts of pills I didn't want to take, and to top it off, he did a spinal tap in his dirty ashtray smelling room, and failed, 5 times, I'd upload the picture if I was able, but this guy is a quack. I was in some serious pain after and told the nurse I was done with him, then he came back all mad. what? stay away!!!!!
Should not be allowed to practice medicine. How can you trust a doctor who writes prescriptions for enough opiate pain pills to kill not just a horse, but the ENTIRE stable? Then when he gets you up to the highest possible amount he drops you as a patient because you are now a liability. Stay far, far away from this office if you would like a doctor you can count on and TRUST to not leave you high and dry. Especially when he prescribed 14, 30 mg oxycodone and 4, 80mg OxyContin A DAY, UNO, ONE!
in Jacksonville, NC |
I have nothing but good things to say about Dr. Ballengee and the staff. He truly is a wonderful Doctor and I have faith in his ability! He is extremely caring, he listens, he explains what procedure needs to be done and he is there for his patients!
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  • Neurology

Board Certifications

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  • Neurology

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chronic Pain
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Huntington's Disease
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lyme Disease
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myoclonus
  • Narcolepsy and Cataplexy
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Parkinsonism
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyneuropathy Due to Alcohol and Drugs
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Syncope
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Vertigo

Procedures Performed

  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • EMG (Electromyography)

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for North Carolina.

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  • 0

    No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

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  • 0
    Board Actions

    No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    What are board actions


  • Medical School
    Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med

    Graduated in 1978

  • Internship Hospital
    Mc Ga

    Completed in 1979

  • Residency Hospital
    Mc Ga

    Completed in 1982

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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  • Media & Publications

    Dr. Ballenger III has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Ballenger III's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Neurology
  • Board certified in Neurology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Why Does Experience Matter?

Even specialists specialize. One orthopedic surgeon might do nothing but hip surgeries, while another does nothing but knees. If you want the best possible care, it’s critical to match your medical need with the doctor who truly specializes in treating it.


Patient Satisfaction Results for Dr. Ballenger III

Overall Patient Satisfaction Score

Dr. Ballenger III's Office & Staff

Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
Staff friendliness and courteousness
Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
31 – 45 minutes

Experience with Dr. Ballenger III

Level of trust in provider's decisions
How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients