Pamela H. Ballard, MD| Physical Medicine And Rehabilitation | MedStar Health

Pamela H. Ballard, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.8 out of 5 (123 reviews)

Specialities: Physical Medicine And Rehabilitation

Languages: English

(202) 829-2632

About me

Attending, Spinal Cord Injury and Disease Program.

Selected by area physicians as a 'Top Doctor' in Washingtonian Magazine.

Pamela Ballard, MD, is a board certified Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation specialist. She is the Medical Director of the Spinal Cord Program and chair, Credentials and Professional Standards Committee at MedStar NRH. As director of the Spasticity Clinic, she has expertise in spasticity management including pharmacologic management, botulinum injections and baclofen pump. She is Co-Director of the Male SCI Fertility Program and has special interests in neuromuscular, musculoskeletal and trauma rehabilitation.

She is a fellow of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, a diplomate of the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and certified by the American Association of Electrodiagnostic Medicine.

Before coming to MedStar NRH she was Director, Inpatient Rehabilitation Consultation Service at the MedStar Washington Hospital Center and medical consultant to the Outpatient Head Injury Program at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore. She is a graduate of the Howard University, School of Medicine and completed her residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Sinai Hospital/Johns Hopkins Hospital. She completed her undergraduate studies at Howard University, graduating Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in physical therapy. She worked as a registered physical therapist prior to her medical career.

Clinical areas of focus

  • Botox For Spasticity
  • Brain Injury
  • Electromyography
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Rehabilitation
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Spasticity
  • Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation
  • Stroke Rehabilitation
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Arthralgia
  • Arthritis
  • Back Muscle Injury
  • Back Pain
  • Brain Injury
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Neck Sprain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Radiculopathy
  • Repetitive Stress Injury
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Injury
  • Sciatica
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Spasticity
  • Sports Related Injury
  • Stress Fractures
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Work Related Musculoskeletal Disorders
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Procedures I perform

  • Balance Rehabilitation
  • Botox For Spasticity
  • Electromyography
  • Gait Analysis
  • Joint Injection
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Rehabilitation
  • Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
  • Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation
  • Sports Injury Rehabilitation
  • Stroke Rehabilitation
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Practice locations

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102 Irving Street Northwest
Suite 1332
Washington, DC, 20010

202-877-1621

Fax 202-829-2632

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Fax 202-829-2632

Insurance

MedStar Medical Group accepts most major health insurance plans. If you are uncertain as to whether your individual health insurance plan is accepted at MedStar Medical Group, please call your insurance company.

  • List of insurance plans we accept
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Aetna USAccess (POS)
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std. & Basic PPO)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • CFBCBS (NCA) Indemnity
    • CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
    • CIGNA POS/Network POS
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • CIGNA Indemnity
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • First Health PPO
    • FIRST HEALTH
    • Tricare Prime
    • Tricare Standard
    • Tricare Extra (Indemnity)
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • MedStar Medicare Choice
    • United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
    • United Healthcare Choice Plus
    • United Student Resources
    • M.D. IPA (HMO)
    • M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
    • Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
    • Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
    • OneNet PPO, Inc.
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • United Healthcare Core Essential (HMO)
    • Optimum Choice
    • United Healthcare Navigate
    • United Healthcare Compass (HMO)
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • Network OA
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • CIGNA EPO
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Open HMO
    • Opoen HMO Option
    • Open EPO Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Open POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus

Education

Residency Program: Johns Hopkins Hospital (1990)

Residency Program: Sinai Hospital of Baltimore (1990)

Internship Program: Howard University Hospital (1987)

Medical School: Howard University College of Medicine (1986)

Ratings and reviews

  • Provider explained things understandably

    4.8
  • Provider listened carefully

    4.8
  • Provider gave easy to understand instructions

    4.9
  • Provider knew medical history

    4.8
  • Provider showed respect

    4.8
  • Provider spent enough time with patient

    4.8
  • Mar 15, 2022

    Very good and detailed visit

  • Mar 8, 2022

    Time is sometimes wasted discussing unnecessary or irrelevant procedures. Also feel her knowledge is at times very limited in certain areas such as in dealing w/neurologic issues.

  • Mar 1, 2022

    Good & positive experience.