Arden Ballard, II, MS, PA-C, ATC

Physician Assistant, Photographer, and Father in New Orleans, LA

Arden Ballard, II, MS, PA-C, ATC

Physician Assistant, Photographer, and Father in New Orleans, LA

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I've called New Orleans home for the majority of my life, and it's a blessing to start giving back to the community that has built me into the man I am today: resilient, hard working, courageous, passionate... I hope that I can leave a dent on this city--a dent big enough to show my appreciation for New Orleans.

I'm a Physician Assistant by trade. I worked VERY hard to become the professional I am now, and it's great to now be able to enjoy other hobbies and passions alongside a great career.

Speaking of hobbies... my wife, Katherine, pokes fun at me for the overwhelming amount of hobbies and interests I have! From photography to motorcycle racing, music, sports, service... I should probably narrow it down a bit! Currently, I'm one of the 8 male "flag guys" at the New Orleans Saints games. The next time you go to a game, check out that guy carrying the huge flag up and down the sidelines as our boys in Black and Gold score Touchdowns. That's me!

I also serve as my fraternity's Chapter Advisor at Louisiana State University. I LOVE being able to guide young men and help bring them the success that Theta Chi Fraternity brought me as an undergraduate.

One of my most passionate "work" experiences include my involvement with professional Motocross. I've been a provider for the Asterisk Mobile Medical Unit for over 10 years--we serve as the trackside medical staff for Motocross and Supercross races around the country. It's a thrilling experience and one that I cherish.

I've had a lot of amazing opportunities thus far--working with professional motocross racers and pro football players, running on the Saints field when that game-winning field goal soared through the uprights, And just this year, I was able to help deliver my own son. My wife and I welcomed Kayden to the world in April, 2015.

I got Married in April 2013 to a woman who stole my heart and showed me that God truly does make companions for each and every one of us. She's perfectly exceptional and unique. And I love her beyond measure. She and I adopted a terrific German Shepherd/Golden Retriever mix named Sadie. She's pretty awesome too!

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  • Work
    • Ochsner Sports Medicine
  • Education
    • MS--Philadelphia University, Philadelphia, PA
    • BS--Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, LA