Dr. Michele Ballou, MD

Dr. Michele Ballou, MD

Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Diseases •  Female • Age 63

  
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Dr. Michele Ballou, MD is a Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Disease Specialist in Low Moor, VA. Dr. Ballou has more experience with Obstructive Lung Disease, Interstitial Lung Disease, and Respiratory-tract Conditions than other specialists in her area. She is affiliated with medical facilities LewisGale Hospital - Alleghany and Lewisgale Medical Center. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Ballou to book an appointment.


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Jackson River Internists Inc

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(540) 862-6710
Jackson River Internists Inc1 Arh Ln Low Moor, VA 24457
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I recommend Dr. Ballou to anyone that wants a doctor that will set down with you and talk you about your health problems. She also takes time to answer your questions. She doesn't rush through the exam. I have had doctors in the past that were in the room less than 5 minutes and if you had questions you better trip them in order to slow them down leaving the room. The waiting time is a little longer than I like but in the end it is worth the wait.
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Excellent care. Has helped me with asthma and my heart condition.
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Practice Areas

Obstructive Lung Disease

Obstructive lung disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions including COPD, emphysema, asthma and cystic fibrosis that cause blockages or narrowing in the airways of the lungs, making breathing difficult.Compare with other Obstructive Lung Disease specialists.

Typically treats 92% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ballou treats COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Ballou treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Asthma
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ballou treats Asthma more than 95% of their peers

Dr. Ballou treats this condition more than 95% of their peers

Pulmonary Function Test
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ballou performs Pulmonary Function Test more than 91% of their peers

Dr. Ballou performs this procedure more than 91% of their peers

Interstitial Lung Disease

Interstitial lung disease specialists diagnose and treat a range of conditions that cause scarring of lung tissue due to autoimmune disease or environment exposure to harmful materials.Compare with other Interstitial Lung Disease specialists.

Typically treats 78% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 5 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ballou treats COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Ballou treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Pulmonary Function Test
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ballou performs Pulmonary Function Test more than 91% of their peers

Dr. Ballou performs this procedure more than 91% of their peers

Emphysema
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ballou treats Emphysema more than 86% of their peers

Dr. Ballou treats this condition more than 86% of their peers

Respiratory-tract Conditions

Immunologists diagnose and treat conditions such as pneumonia, bronchitis, and COPD that affect the respiratory system, including the nasal passages, bronchi and lungs.Compare with other Respiratory-tract Conditions specialists.

Typically treats 75% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 8 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Asthma
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ballou treats Asthma more than 95% of their peers

Dr. Ballou treats this condition more than 95% of their peers

Lung Nodule
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ballou treats Lung Nodule more than 93% of their peers

Dr. Ballou treats this condition more than 93% of their peers

Sinusitis
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ballou treats Sinusitis more than 84% of their peers

Dr. Ballou treats this condition more than 84% of their peers

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Dr. Ballou's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Lower Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Alkalosis
  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Asbestosis
  • Asthma
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bird Flu
  • Breath Testing
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Bronchospasm
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pharyngitis
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Cough
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Emphysema
  • Endocarditis
  • Eosinophilic Asthma
  • Fungal Infections
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Mass
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Nodule
  • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumoconiosis and Pneumonopathy
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Eosinophilia
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Management
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Swine Flu
  • Syncope
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Hypertension
  • Wheezing

About Me

Biography

Dr. Michele Ballou, MD is a Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Disease Specialist in Low Moor, VA. Dr. Ballou has more experience with Obstructive Lung Disease, Interstitial Lung Disease, and Respiratory-tract Conditions than other specialists in her area. ...Read more

Specialties

  • Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Diseases
  • Pulmonary Disease

Board Certifications

Education

Eastern Virginia Medical School
Fellowship Hospital
1985
Eastern Virginia Medical School
Residency Hospital
1983
Eastern Virginia Medical School
Internship Hospital

Languages

  • Farsi
  • English

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LewisGale Hospital - Alleghany

Low Moor, VA

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Lewisgale Medical Center

Salem, VA

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)