Biography & Education

Biography

As a family nurse practitioner, Karen Ballard enjoys focusing on each patient's unique needs. "I listen carefully to patient concerns and do my best to help solve any issues," she says. 

Karen had more than 20 years as a registered nurse before becoming a family nurse practitioner. She spent many years working in cardiac and oncology nursing. 

After earning her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from San Diego State University, Karen completed her master's degree in nursing from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Wash. Karen is a board-certified family nurse practitioner. 

Born in California, Karen moved to Oregon in 1990. In her free time, she enjoys reading, gardening, knitting, and spending time with her husband and two adult children. 

Areas of expertise

Family medicine

Education

Bachelor of Science, nursing: San Diego State University, Calif.
Master of Science, nursing: Gonzaga University, Spokane, Wash.

Karen is a board certified family nurse practitioner. 

Languages
  • English

Care Locations

417 SW 117th Ave.
Suite 200
Portland 97225
Fax 503-216-1810
Affiliated Facilities

Specialties

Board Certifications
  • Family nurse practitioner

Reviews

Patient Ratings and Comments
About Our Survey

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey. Responses are measured on a 10-point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5-point scale in order to display results in a 5-star rating. Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments.

4.6 out of 5 (70 Ratings, 14 Comments)

100

04/24/2016
The provider was excellent and I have recommended her to others. The provider took my pain issues seriously.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

04/12/2016
they have always been good-positive
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

03/01/2016
Appreciated being asked politely if I was ok with a trainee's participation.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

02/24/2016
Thorough thoughtful provider
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

02/09/2016
Karen Ballard is a phenomenal PNP, she was thoughtful and professional, I feel very confident moving forward that my health is in good hands.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

02/03/2016
Karen Ballard has a wonderful "bedside" manner - she listens, understands and communicates options clearly. Not everything is "fixable" and she is compassionate and forthright in these situations, offering options for treatment to minimize discomfort.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

01/20/2016
[...] I was very late, but was seen anyway without any difficulty.
Providence Health & Services Patient
40

01/17/2016
Lack of information known about knee care. Didn't get good idea of what was wrong with my knee. Had to go to urgent care to get more info.
Providence Health & Services Patient
80

12/08/2015
Like her alot [...]
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

10/26/2015
I have referred my grandchildren to Karen B. I would not be going to her if I did not receive the very best service.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

10/20/2015
The intake person at the front desk was awesome along with Karen Ballard.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

10/14/2015
I enjoy seeing Karen. She knows my history, discusses treatments and options and takes my preferences into account when planning my care.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

07/28/2015
Karen is very caring and attentive there is nothing I feel uneasy about descussing with her, she is very up-front and honest, I almost feel like I am her only patient.
Providence Health & Services Patient
80

06/21/2015
I had to wait in waiting room forever and ended up being there for 2 hours.
Providence Health & Services Patient