Dr. William Ballard, MD

Dr. William Ballard, MD

Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics  |  
Male  |  
Age 52
(44)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. William Ballard, MD is a joint replacement & reconstruction orthopedic specialist in Chattanooga, TN and has been practicing for 22 years. He graduated from University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine in 1990 and specializes in joint replacement & reconstruction orthopedics and orthopedic arthroscopy.Read his story

2415 McCallie Ave

Chattanooga, TN 37404

Contact Information

(423) 624-2696

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
very high
more than 99% of peers
Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
very high
more than 99% of peers
Knee Arthroscopy
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Ballard's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Ballard "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 received the Dean's List Highest Honors and was presented with five academic scholar awards. Dr. Ballard then went to Medical School at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, where he received the prestigious Top Medical Student Award three consecutive years. After graduation, he served his Residency and Internship at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Dr. Ballard then completed his training at Rush Presbyterian Hospital in Chicago with a Fellowship in Adult Reconstruction. The Center for Sports Medicine and Orthopaedics brought Dr. Ballard to Chattanooga, where he has become a leader in his specialty of Total Joint Replacement."

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Ballard ""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 is successful is one thing. Seeing a patient smile as he walks out of our offices, is another." – Dr. Timothy Ballard"
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Specialties

  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Arthroscopy
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Board Certifications

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

  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gout
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Wrist Fracture

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Procedures

  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Fracture Care
  • 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 Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Tennessee.

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 Cincinnati College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • University Ia Hosps Clins
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1991
  • University Iowa Hosps and Clinics
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Rush Presby Hosp
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1996

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

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ballard to family and friends
4.3
based on 44 total reviews (14 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (44)

  • 5
    (36)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (7)

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
16 to 30 minutes
Dr. Ballard Says:

Thank you for taking the time to review. We appreciate all feedback as our goal is to provide the best in patient care. 


Patient Comments (14)

in Abingdon, Virginia
As always, I cannot give Dr. Ballard enough accolades. After moving to Virginia I chose to drive back to have my buddy do my surgery 2 weeks ago. He’s replaced 3 joints now and has always given me excellent care. He exemplifies the best in humankindness. As busy and pressured as he is, his...more
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in Chattanooga
Dr Ballard has great bed side manner. He is very friendly and makes sure u know all information u r gonna need about ur procedure. The nurses are very helpful as well.
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in Cleveland, TN.
Everyone makes mistakes ... this guy's mistakes have left me crippled for life. Look elsewhere if you value your ability to ever walk pain free again. I regret my decision to let him work on me with every step I take. I cannot take a single step without serious pain, and there is no fix for...more
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in Chattanooga
Very caring doctor who will take care of your issues.
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in Dalton, GA
I could never have found a better doctor for my knee replacements. Several people recommended Dr. Ballard when I was having severe knee pain. Dr. Ballard is very professional, caring, honest and sincere. I have recommended Dr. Ballard to several people.
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