Dr. Karen Ballen, MD

Dr. Karen Ballen, MD

Hematology  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 58
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Dr. Karen Ballen, MD is a hematology specialist in Boston, MA and has been practicing for 27 years. She graduated from Dartmouth College in 1986 and specializes in hematology and oncology.

0 Emerson Pl Ste 118

Boston, MA 02114

Contact Information

(617) 724-1124

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Massachusetts
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Ballen's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Bone Marrow Biopsy
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ballen performs Bone Marrow Biopsy more than 79% of her peers

Dr. Ballen performs this procedure more than 79% of her peers

Blood Disorders
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Dr. Ballen treats Blood Disorders more than 70% of her peers

Dr. Ballen treats this condition more than 70% of her peers

Acute Leukemia
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ballen treats Acute Leukemia more than 63% of her peers

Dr. Ballen treats this condition more than 63% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia, Adult
  • Acute Myeloblastic Leukemia Type 1
  • Acute Myeloblastic Leukemia Type 2
  • Acute Myeloblastic Leukemia Type 3
  • Acute Myeloblastic Leukemia Type 4
  • Acute Myeloblastic Leukemia Type 5
  • Acute Myeloblastic Leukemia Type 6
  • Acute Myeloblastic Leukemia Type 7
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Leukemia, Lymphocytic, Acute, L1
  • Leukemia, Lymphocytic, Acute, L2
  • Leukemia, Lymphocytic, Acute, L3
  • Leukemia, Myeloid, Aggressive-Phase
  • Leukemia, Myeloid, Philadelphia - Negative
  • Leukemia, Myeloid, Philadelphia - Positive

Dr. Ballen's conditions and procedures:

Acute Leukemia
Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia
Acute Myeloid Leukemia
All Lymphoma
Anemia
Autoimmune Diseases
Bladder Cancer
Bleeding Disorders
Blood Disorders
Blood Disorders in Pregnancy
Bone Cancer
Bone Disorders
Bone Marrow Biopsy
Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
Brain Cancer
Brain Disorders
Breast Cancer
Breast Diseases
Cancer
Central Nervous System Lymphoma
Cholangiocarcinoma
Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
Coagulation Defects in Pregnancy and Postpartum
Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
Esophageal Cancer
Esophageal Diseases
Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
Gallbladder Cancer
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Graft vs Host Disease
Gynecologic Cancer
Head and Neck Cancer
Hodgkin's Disease
HPC Transplantation (Stem Cell Transplant)
Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
Laryngeal Cancer
Larynx Conditions
Leukocytosis
Lung Cancer
Lymphocytosis
Lymphoma, Large Cell, Anaplastic
Lymphoma, Large-Cell
Lymphosarcoma
Mantle Cell Lymphoma
Mast Cell Diseases
Melanoma
Multiple Myeloma
Myelodysplastic Syndromes
Myeloproliferative Disorders
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Neutropenia
Nodular Lymphoma
Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
Pancytopenia
Plasmapheresis
Pleural Cancer
Polycythemia Rubra Vera
Pregnancy-Related Disorders
Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
Prostate Cancer
Pulmonary Disease
Purpura
Reticulosarcoma
Retina Diseases
Secondary Hypertension
Secondary Malignancies
Sickle Cell Disease
Skin Cancer
Small Intestine Cancer
Soft Tissue Sarcoma
Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
Stomach Diseases
Thoracentesis
Thrombocytosis
Thrombosis
Urinary Disorders
Uterine Cancer
Uterine Diseases
Vascular Disease
Venous Embolism and Thrombosis

About Me

Biography

Dr. Karen Ballen, MD is a hematology specialist in Boston, MA and has been practicing for 27 years. She graduated from Dartmouth College in 1986 and specializes in hematology and oncology.

Specialties

  • Hematology
  • Oncology

Board Certifications

  • Hematology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Oncology

Education

1992
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1989
Beth Israel Hosp/Harvard Med School
Residency Hospital
1987
Beth Israel Hosp/Harvard Med School
Internship Hospital
1986
Dartmouth College
Medical School
1992
1989
1987
1986

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I was a patient of Dr. Ballen at Mass General Hospital from December of 2012 until she transferred to the University of Virginia. Dr. Ballen performed a miracle with me and because of her I am still going strong going on my 5th year. I would definitely recommend her to anyone.
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Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
KeyCare PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Choice Advantage
Blue Preferred PPO
CareFirst Maryland POS
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
Southern Health PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

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