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About Dr. Karen K Ballen

Dr. Karen K Ballen, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Charlottesville, VA. She has 32 years of experience. Her specialties include Hematology & Oncology, Hematology, Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology. She speaks English.

Rating Overview

6 Ratings

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Karen K Ballen is Great. Dr. Karen K Ballen has been rated by 6 patients. From those 6 patients 0 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Karen K Ballen is 4.2 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

University of Virginia Medical Center

1215 Lee St
Charlottesville, VA 22908
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Specialties

Dr. Karen K Ballen has the following 4 specialties

  • Hematology & Oncology
  • Hematology

    A hematology specialist is an expert in disorders of the blood, the blood forming organs and bone marrow. These doctors diagnose, treat and work to prevent diseases that affect the production of blood and its components, as well as the ability of the blood to perform its many functions, such as coagulation and carrying oxygen to the lungs and tissue.
    Hematologists diagnose and treat blood disorders, such as anemia, hemophilia, leukemia, sickle cell anemia, deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism.
    Depending on the condition, hematology specialists may treat a patient with a blood transfusion, stem cell transplantation, bone marrow transplant, radiotherapy, anticoagulation therapy or medication.

  • Internal Medicine

    An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
    These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
    In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.

  • Medical Oncology

    Think of an oncologist as your main physician for cancer care. After being diagnosed, you’ll meet regularly with an oncologist to explore and manage your treatment options, as well as monitor your condition throughout the process. Medical oncologists are extremely knowledgeable in various types of cancer treatment and can recommend the right method for the type and stage of cancer you’re facing.
    They may also refer you to additional specialists throughout your care, but they will always be your home base for questions and support. It’s also worth mentioning that medical oncologists deal mostly with solid tumors while hematologists specialize in cancers that involve blood disorders, such as leukemia.

  • Expertise

    18 Expertise

  • Myeloma
  • Hepatitis C
  • Lymphoma
  • Leukemia
  • Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Bone Marrow Transplant
  • Blood Cancer
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Chronic B-Cell Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Chemotherapy
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Bone Marrow Transplantation
  • Chronic Myelomonocytic Leukemia
  • Cord Blood Stem Cell Transplantation
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia
  • Adult T-Cell Leukemia-Lymphoma
  • Myelofibrosis

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  • Education

    32 Years Experience

  • Dartmouth Medical School

    Graduated in 1986

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Karen K Ballen accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Optima Health
    • Optima Health OptimaFit Direct HMO
    • Optima Vantage HMO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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Locations & Directions

University of Virginia Medical Center, 1215 Lee St, Charlottesville, VA
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