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John A. Ballert, MD, FACS

Dr. Ballert’s extensive education has led him to be double board certified in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. His practice consists of skin cancer reconstruction, cosmetic surgery, rhinoplasty, facial trauma, and cosmetic injectables (fillers and toxins). Dr. Ballert’s education includes:

  • Fulbright Fellowship at the Children’s Cancer Research Institute at the Sydney Children’s Hospital and the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia
  • Medical School at the University of Louisville
  • Internship in General Surgery and a Residency in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Virginia
  • Fellowship in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of South Florida
  • Oral Board Examiner for the Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery section of the American Board of Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery

Dr. Ballert then moved to Paducah with his wife Natalie – a Paducah native and Anesthesiologist, and now has a large family with four beautiful kids. Dr. Ballert has practiced facial plastic and reconstructive surgery in Paducah since 2010 and currently is an oral board examiner for the Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery section of the Otolaryngology Surgery Board Examinations. Outside of his medical practice, you can find Dr. Ballert and Natalie at the soccer fields with Anderson, playing basketball with Lucas and Beckham, and at dance and gymnastics with Ainsley.

Julianne Cumbers,

Julianne is a Board Certified Acute Care Nurse Practitioner licensed in the state of KY. She obtained both her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing and Master’s Degree in Advanced Practice Nursing from Seton Hall University in NJ. Prior to entering the field of Aesthetic Medicine, Julianne specialized in Surgical and Post-Operative Medicine. Ultimately, Julianne’s passion is for aesthetics and helping patients feel their absolute best on the inside and out. She has certification and training in cosmetic injectables along with non-surgical skin revitalizing technology. She is passionate about helping people feel their best and be more self-confident. In her free time, she enjoys hanging out with her kids and cooking.

Recently, Julianne had the opportunity to return home to be closer to her family and loved ones. While she is no longer with the practice, she will always have a special place here at Ballert Medical Aesthetics. We will miss her dearly but know that all of her patients will still be well taken care of.

Alexa Payne, MSN, APRN, FNP-C

Alexa is a native of Paducah and a graduate of St. Mary High School. After completing her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of Louisville, she worked as a registered nurse in women’s health and medical, cosmetic, and surgical dermatology. Alexa earned her Master of Science in Nursing from Frontier Nursing University and became a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner in 2015. Since then, she has been employed as a Nurse Practitioner with Dr. Ballert at Purchase ENT/Baptist Health Medical Group. Alexa is very excited to join Ballert Medical Aesthetics and eager to help you look and feel your best. In her free time, she enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends.

Becky Littlejohn

Becky has been a licensed Aesthetician since 2006 and is certified in HydraFacial treatments. She also offers chemical peels and other skincare treatments. Becky is your go-to girl for all things skincare, including education and maintaining skin health. Becky is the biggest Tennessee Titans fan you’ve ever met and loves going to all their home games with her husband and three amazing kiddos.

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