Dr. Richard Ballard MD Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Richard Ballard is an orthopedic surgeon in Ruston, Louisiana and is affiliated with Northern Louisiana Medical Center. He received his medical degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport and has been in practice for 32 years. He is one of 3 doctors at Northern Louisiana Medical Center who specialize in Orthopedic Surgery.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Orthopedic Surgeon: General Orthopedic Surgery

Hospital Affiliation

Northern Louisiana Medical Center

Education & Medical Training

University of Mississippi Medical Center
Residency, Orthopedic Surgery, 1982 - 1987

Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport
Class of 1982

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery

LA State Medical License
Active through 2013

Awards, Honors & Recognition

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

Publications & Presentations

Evaluation of 3 commercially available materials for resolution of white spot lesions.
Ballard, R. W.,Hagan, J. L.,Phaup, A. N.,Sarkar, N.,Townsend, J. A.,Armbruster, P. C.

Application data as an indicator for post-Katrina recovery of LSU Postdoctoral dental programs.
Armbruster, P. C., Strother, E. A., Ballard, R. W., Hagan, J. L.

Methods used by accredited dental specialty programs to advertise faculty positions: results of a national survey.
Ballard, R. W., Hagan, J. L., Armbruster, P. C., Gallo, J. R.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • CareFirst BCBS Maryland POS
  • CareFirst BlueChoice Advantage
  • CareFirst BlueChoice Network POS
  • CareFirst BluePreferred PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Health Net Oregon PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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