Dr. William Ballard, MD

Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery •  Male • Age 55
  
Dr. Ballard
Accepting new patients

Center for Sports Medicine and Orthopaedics

2415 McCallie Ave Chattanooga, TN 37404

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(423) 624-2696

Dr. William Ballard, MD is a Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Chattanooga, TN and has over 30 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Ballard has more experience with Hip/Pelvic Bones and Knee/Lower Limbs than other specialists in his area. 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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Dr. Ballard accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
Blue Open Access POS
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
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Background Check

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Practice Areas

Hip/Pelvic Bones

Hip surgery includes arthroscopy, fracture repair, resurfacing, and replacment to treat conditions affecting the hip, such as arthritis, dysplasia, and injuries.Compare with other Hip/Pelvic Bones specialists.

Typically treats 98% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 7 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Osteoarthritis of Hip
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ballard treats Osteoarthritis of Hip more than 100% of their peers

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

Hip Replacement
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ballard performs Hip Replacement more than 100% of their peers

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

Hip Resurfacing
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ballard performs Hip Resurfacing more than 100% of their peers

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

Knee/Lower Limbs

Knee and lower limb surgeons perform procedures such as total knee replacement, partial knee replacement, and tendor repair, to treat conditions including arthritis, ligament tears, or bone fractures.Compare with other Knee/Lower Limbs specialists.

Typically treats 84% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 16 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Knee Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ballard treats Knee Disorders more than 100% of their peers

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

Osteoarthritis of Knee
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Knee Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ballard performs Knee Surgery more than 100% of their peers

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

Check Dr. Ballard's experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Ballard's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • 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
  • 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
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gout
  • 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
  • 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
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture

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Dr Ballard was very thorough and nice!! He advised me how to handle the situation but left the decision up to me!!! Highly recommend Dr Ballard
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Very impressed with my first visit. Explained every detail about my problem and and options that were available. Discuss pros and cons about each one. Thank you for a very informative office visit
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Katrina Lee – Jun 14, 2020
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Dr. Ballard is a very compassionate and caring doctor.
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Shirley F. Campbell – May 07, 2020
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Dr. Ballard did total knee replacement on my husband and a hip replacement on myself. He is an awesome dr. Love the fact that he prays with you before surgery and gives thanks to God after surgery. My husband and I had very good results and were told by numerous PT that Dr. Ballard's patients always have great success. Dr. Ballard and his staff are with you throughout the process and are always a phone call or email away. Always willing to answer any questions or concerns. Highly recommend Dr. Ballard and the orthopedic center .
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Allan & Liz Templeton – Apr 29, 2020
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Dr.Ballard is awesome I love him he did the best he could do with what he had to work with Booth knees will need to be replaced he is the only doctor I know that prays for you before surgery I love you DrBallard and Thank you and God Bless you Cheri Jeske
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Cheri Jeske – Apr 10, 2020
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Dr. Ballard is the best! Not only a great doctor with skills to treat patients but a good person. He is straight up about treatment. You know and understand what’s going on with your condition. He is as concerned about cost and insurance coverage as any patient is. I’ve had 3 knee surgeries and by far this was the best experience I’ve had with my doctor. If anyone ask me about him all I can say is he’s a 10 in my book! God Bless
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Barb – Mar 11, 2020
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My first appointment was after a weekend with snow and rain so the office was packed, but they kept 40+ people in order and worked very efficiently to get everyone in as best they could. I loved the time that each person took with me as I worked through the process of being seen from the intake desk to seeing Dr. Ballard. Feeling as if you have finally been heard is a real blessing and although the tough work is to come I know the team they have will be there cheering me on. I would recommend them highly to anyone with pain in their joints that don’t allow them to enjoy life to the fullest!
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rrjohnson2 – Feb 12, 2020
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He did a first rate job of replacing my failed hip prosthetic after another doctor left me with a misaligned and shortened leg from a previous hip surgery. He is the best surgeon in this field.
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Great doctor – Jan 08, 2020
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Needed a hip replacement and Dr. Ballard did an excellent job. He was always very professional.
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Dec 15, 2019
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For knee replacement
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Richard ward – Nov 03, 2019
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Outstanding, excellent surgeon and amazing individual. Dr Ballard replaced both of my knees with total knee replacement ninety days apart. I’m seventy one years old and I can now walk like a young man. Dr Ballard is caring individual and surgeon I am grateful for his time and talent and very proud to call him my friend. Doc you certainly get a five from me.
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Fred Browning – Oct 23, 2019
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He is a professional and caring doctor.
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Barbara – Oct 09, 2019
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Very professional with a sincere care for his patients.
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Doris Perry – Oct 05, 2019
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I have seen over 200 patients of Dr. Ballard’s through the years as a home health PT. I always said that if I needed an orthopedic procedure performed, Dr. Ballard would do it. My visit with him was what I expected. Interest, friendliness and concern. The procedure has not been done yet but I expect excellent results.
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Gerald Cornwell – Aug 28, 2019
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Compassionate, caring and knowledgeable surgeon. I totally recommend Dr. Ballard and his staff.
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G Epperson – Aug 18, 2019
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2nd knee operations with Dr Ballard. Best knee surgeon in town. Highest of recommendations. THANKS DOC!
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Tommy Roberts – Jul 01, 2019
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Excellent doctor who considers his patients as a priority. Show respect to staff and patients. Shows his religious beliefs and prays with patient and family (If patient agrees).
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Martha W Moore in Resaca, GA – Jun 23, 2019
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He is a very good dr you feel kinda rushed a little because they are so busy it would be nice to have everything discussed in writing I don’t agree with the charging of after surgery paper work
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Pam – Jun 16, 2019
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Visit was good just took a little while
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About Me

"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

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

Awards

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  • Does Dr. Ballard communicate via email?

    Yes, 1 patient said they communicate via email

  • Does Dr. Ballard offer telehealth services or virtual visits?

    No users have indicated that Dr. Ballard offers telehealth services or virtual visits

  • Does Dr. Ballard offer an online patient portal?

    Yes, 1 patient said they offer an online patient portal

  • Does Dr. Ballard have free onsite parking?

    Yes, 1 patient said they have free onsite parking

  • Does Dr. Ballard offer weekend visits?

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Locations

Center for Sports Medicine and Orthopaedics

Center for Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics2415 McCallie Ave Chattanooga, TN 37404
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Affiliated Hospitals

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CHI Memorial Hospital Chattanooga

Chattanooga, TN

79% Patient experience rating, 10% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Erlanger Bledsoe Hospital

Pikeville, TN

Hamilton Medical Center

Dalton, GA

70% Patient experience rating, 1% higher than the national average

Highlands Medical Center

Scottsboro, AL

63% Patient experience rating, 6% lower than the national average

Hutcheson Medical Center

Fort Oglethorpe, GA

Parkridge Medical Center

Chattanooga, TN

76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average

Parkridge West Hospital

Jasper, TN

Rhea Medical Center

Dayton, TN

70% Patient experience rating, 1% higher than the national average

Starr Regional Medical Center Athens

Athens, TN

70% Patient experience rating, 1% higher than the national average

Tennova Healthcare-cleveland

Cleveland, TN

63% Patient experience rating, 6% lower than the national average