Dr. Gregory Ballard, MD

Dr. Gregory Ballard, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
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47 y/o
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Dr. Gregory Ballard, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Independence, MO and has been practicing for 12 years. He specializes in orthopedic surgery.Read his story

Centerpoint Orthopedics

19550 E 39th St S Ste 230

Independence, MO 64057
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • AvMed
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City
  • Cenpatico Behavioral Health
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CorVel
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Family Health Partners
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Ballard performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Internal Derangement of Knee
very high
more than 99% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Knee
very high
more than 99% of peers
Osteoarthritis
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Ballard's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Ballard's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Ballard "Dr. Gregory Ballard started Centerpoint Orthopedics in 2007. As an orthopedic surgeon he cares for injuries to the bone and joint; including joint replacement, fracture and trauma management. Dr Ballard also has a special interest in sports injuries. He is available for inpatient and outpatient consultations. Dr. Ballard attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine where he also completed his residency."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Ballard "I am a member of Midwest Physicians, an integrated, multi-specialty group that strives to provide high quality, compassionate healthcare in a caring, affordable, timely and accessible manner. Our doctors collaborate with patients, their physician colleagues and other healthcare professionals to help ensure each patient's individual healthcare needs are met."

1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

104  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Injuries
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Myelopathy
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture
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50  Procedures

  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Missouri.

0 Sanctions

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

0 Board Actions

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

Education

  • University of Kansas
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1994
  • University of Kansas / School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2000
  • University of Kansas / School of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2000
  • University of Kansas Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2006
  • Methodist Sports Medicine Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Ballard has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Ballard's Reviews

4.7
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ballard to family and friends
97 total reviews (56 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (97)

  • 5
    (88)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (4)
  • 1
    (4)

Dr. Ballard's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (56)

My wife had a TKR in April. I had an accident in June causing a ruptured quad and other problems with right knee. Dr. Ballard, and his staff, have been, without exception, the most professional and effective team we have ever dealt with for medical issues. We HIGHLY recommend him.
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Dr. Ballard was very attentive and explained things in a way that I understood more easy. He got straight to the point and gave me the options I could choose to move forward. Over all his staff was also very kind and happy even thought they had a lot going on. I would recommend Dr. Ballard in a...more
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A doctor that truly cares about helping a patient achieve pain free living! I am so thankful that I went to Dr. Ballard for my knee problems without his care I would not be pain free today. He is attentive and listens to the patient. His staff is caring and supportive to the patients. I recommend...more
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We are so happy to read this positive review. The team at Centerpoint Orthopedics is filled with many special people, and we know they will appreciate the kind words. We will be sure to pass along!

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So glad I was referred to Dr. Ballard; He's taking care of me and will take care of you.
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Thank you so much for the positive feedback! We take pride in serving the Independence community and appreciate the kind words!

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Dr. Ballard and his staff are simply awesome! He is my and my family's number one choice for all our orthopedic related care! There is no question about it. In 2012, he repaired my torn bicep tendons on my right arm, and I have not had any issues or pain since then. He has excellent bedside...more
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