Dr. William Ballard, MD

Reconstructive Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 56

Dr. Ballard
Accepting new patients

Thomas S Templeton MD

2415 McCallie Ave Chattanooga, TN 37404

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(423) 697-2044

Dr. William Ballard, MD is a Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Chattanooga, TN and has over 32 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine medical school in 1990. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as CHI Memorial Hospital Chattanooga and Erlanger Bledsoe Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Ballard to book an appointment.

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Affiliated with CHI Memorial Hospital Chattanooga Chattanooga, a highly rated hospital.

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No malpractice claims found for Tennessee
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Dr. Ballard's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Osteoarthritis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ballard treats Osteoarthritis more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Ballard treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
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Osteoarthritis of Knee
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ballard treats Osteoarthritis of Knee more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Ballard treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Knee Replacement
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ballard performs Knee Replacement more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Ballard performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Bi-Compartmental Knee Replacement
  • Computer-Assisted Total Knee Replacement
  • Image-Guided Knee Replacement
  • Minimally-Invasive Knee Replacement
  • Minimally-Invasive Total Knee Replacement
  • Minimally-Invasive, Quad-Sparing Knee Replacement
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Uni-Compartmental Knee Replacement
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Dr. Ballard's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Sprain
  • Humerus Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Meniscus Surgery
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Myositis Ossificans
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Unicompartmental Hip Surgery
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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Dr. Ballard accepts the following insurance:

Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
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Humana
Choice Care PPO
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MultiPlan PPO

Dr. Ballard's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Ballard

4.7

Based on 117 ratings

5 Stars
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(108)
4 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
6.837606837606837%
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Very informative and on time and easy to talk to.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jim – Dec 13, 2021
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Super nice guy and his staff is very professional and helpful. I would definitely recommend him to anyone wanting knee surgery.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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G Bible – Oct 27, 2021
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After three years on crutches, he was a blessing! I am pain free and off crutches. Thanks to Dr Ballard I have my life back!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Karen Gabbard – Oct 27, 2021
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Love Dr Ballard. I would recommend him. He is very efficient, kind and caring. I admire his faith in prayer His office staff should be more efficient I waited 30 minutes for him and then had to get an X-ray that the staff should have already done!!
What went well
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Sep 29, 2021
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My wait time was minimal and I felt that my time was valued. The staff was approachable and friendly. Dr Ballard was friendly and engaging. He explained my condition in a clear and understandable manner. He explained my options and was genuinely concerned about my situation. I give him high recommendations.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Sabrina – Aug 18, 2021
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This was one of the nicest doctor visit I have had in a long time. Dr. Ballard took the time to listen and to show concern about me as a person not just another patient. This is very important to me since I am on my own insurance plan. Totally examined and explained what he was going to present and for future. He did not rush during my time with him. Focus on me instead of paper work/computer. Thank you Dr Ballard
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Nancy Christensen – Jul 18, 2021
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I have seen orthopedists my entire life since age 14, which is 65 years ago. Only one other was equally highly competent and Dr Ballard is by far more personable. I highly recommend him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Mary Ann Lavin – Jul 14, 2021
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Removed scar tissue from knee replacement.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Marvin – May 25, 2021
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I highly recommend dr Ballard he is very professional and courteous I had both knees replaced in 2012 took a while but they are better
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Chuck Peels – May 23, 2021
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Dr.Ballard did knee replacement surgery on me & he was AWESOME. When I went to him for appts., he thanked me for letting him take of me. He makes sure you understand what he tells. He has very good manners & respects his patients & has very good patience. I would say the same about any provider that I have seen. Sincerely
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Connie Frazier – Apr 23, 2021
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Pleasurable visit
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Apr 19, 2021
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Love this guy. He’s a wonderful doctor and a good man. He took care of my hip pain in an understanding and competent manner. As I grow older I’m glad to have found such a good doctor and facility to help with any joint ailments. Highly recommend.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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P Day – Mar 07, 2021
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Dr Ballard treats his patients with genuine care and concern. Listens to you carefully and he involves you in the decision making of your treatment plan!
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Feb 04, 2021
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Dr. Ballard informed me what was happening with my knee and clearly explained his recommendation for treatment. I felt comfortable to ask him questions.
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Jan 13, 2021
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Dr. Ballard is a wonderful surgeon! I especially liked that he prayed with me before surgery. He is compassionate and understanding and always took care of my needs immediately.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Sieglinda Hoodenpyle – Dec 03, 2020
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Dr Ballard performed double knee replacement. He is an excellent surgeon and person! I especially liked that he prayed with me before surgery.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Steve Walsh – Nov 06, 2020
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After the original doctor left the practice Dr Ballard crew worked me in. Very professional caring staff. Dr Ballard is humble caring and knowledgeable.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Office environment
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Pete Friedman – Nov 04, 2020
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I met Dr. Ballard 17 years ago when he replaced my mother’s knee. He also since then, has replaced my husband’s knees and two of our neighbors. All are doing well. I now have had mine replaced and I’m doing very nicely. I appreciate Dr. Ballard and his hard work and dedication and his staff.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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davis – Oct 29, 2020
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On my first visit Dr Ballard xrayed my knees and told me he could help me. And 1 year later and I’m not going to say it’s not tough, but you have to push through it and ask the Lord to help you and I know Dr. Ballard went above and beyond his ability to fix my knees. I have told everyone that sees my scars on my knees about him and how it’s helped me. Thank you for helping me through this time in my life, Dr. Ballard
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Timothy Goins – Oct 28, 2020
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Dr Ballard is the most kind, considerate and caring Dr I have ever known. He is a true Christian, as he always thinks of others and wants the best outcome for his patients. His surgeries bring him to work in the wee mornings and then he checks on those patients later in the day before ever heading home in late evenings. He has great bedside manner and truly cares for those he comes in contact with.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Care Philosophy

"It gives me great satisfaction to replace worn joints with ones that will provide patients with years of easy movement. Having a surgical procedure that...Read more

Biography

A native of Ohio, Timothy Ballard began his undergraduate studies at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. During his four years at Wright State, he...Read more

Specialties

  • Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

University Iowa Hosps And Clinics
Residency Hospital
1996
Rush Presby Hosp
Fellowship Hospital
1991
University Ia Hosps Clins
Internship Hospital
1990
University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine
Medical School
,

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Is Dr. William Ballard, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. William Ballard, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Ballard frequently treats Osteoarthritis, Osteoarthritis of Knee, and Knee Replacement. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Ballard treats.

Where is Dr. William Ballard, MD's office located?

Dr. Ballard's office is located at 2415 McCallie Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37404. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Practice

Thomas S Templeton MD2415 McCallie Ave Chattanooga, TN 37404
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Center For Sports Medcn/Ortho

The Center for Sports Medicine and Orthopaedics2400 N Ocoee St Cleveland, TN 37311
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Center For Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics

Center for Sports Medicine and Orthopaedics4725 BATTLEFIELD PKWY Ringgold, GA 30736
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Ballard is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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CHI Memorial Hospital Chattanooga

Chattanooga, TN

78% Patient Experience Rating, 9% higher than the national average

7 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)

Erlanger Bledsoe Hospital

Pikeville, TN

Hamilton Medical Center

Dalton, GA

72% Patient Experience Rating, 3% higher than the national average

Highlands Medical Center

Scottsboro, AL

71% Patient Experience Rating, 2% higher than the national average

Parkridge Medical Center

Chattanooga, TN

76% Patient Experience Rating, 7% higher than the national average

4 Awards Received

Parkridge West Hospital

Jasper, TN

Rhea Medical Center

Dayton, TN

66% Patient Experience Rating, 3% lower than the national average

Starr Regional Medical Center Athens

Athens, TN

71% Patient Experience Rating, 2% higher than the national average

Tennova Healthcare-cleveland

Cleveland, TN

60% Patient Experience Rating, 9% lower than the national average