Dr. Fred Jackson Ballenger MD Nephrologist

Dr. Fred Ballenger is a nephrologist in Roanoke, Virginia. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Carilion Medical Center and Lewis-Gale Medical Center. He received his medical degree from Wake Forest School of Medicine and has been in practice for 39 years. Dr. Ballenger accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 12 doctors at Carilion Medical Center and one of 9 at Lewis-Gale Medical Center who specialize in Nephrology.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Nephrologist: General Nephrology

Hospital Affiliation

Carilion Medical Center
High performing in Nephrology

Lewis-Gale Medical Center

Education & Medical Training

Carilion Health System (Roanoke VA)
Residency, Internal Medicine, 1975 - 1976

VA Medical Center (Salem VA)
Residency, Internal Medicine, 1976 - 1978

Carilion Health System (Roanoke VA)
Fellowship, Nephrology, 1978 - 1979

University of Virginia
Fellowship, Nephrology, 1979 - 1980

Wake Forest School of Medicine
Class of 1975

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified in Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified in Nephrology

NC State Medical License

VA State Medical License
Active through 2012

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Publications & Presentations

Proteinuria in a patient with diabetes.
Kunaparaju, S., Okafor, C., Cathro, H., Bhola, V., Ballenger, F. J., Rosner, M. H.

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Anthem HealthKeepers HMO/POS
  • Anthem KeyCare PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • Coventry Carelink Health Plans PPO
  • Coventry Virginia - HMO
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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