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Russell Alan Ward, MD

Orthopedic Oncology, Orthopedic Surgery, Hip Surgery, Joint Replacement

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About Russell Alan Ward, MD

Serving all people by providing personalized health and wellness through exemplary care, education and research.

LanguagesEnglish
Ages SeenAdolescents (ages 12-18), Adults, Geriatrics, Children (ages 3-11), Infants and Toddlers (ages 0-2), Newborns (0-28 days)
Hospital Affiliations
  • Baylor Scott & White Continuing Care Hospital - Temple
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Temple
Insurance Accepted
*Accepted plans and benefits may vary by location.
INSURANCE PLAN
ACCEPTS NEW PATIENTS
Aetna - Aetna Signature Administrators
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Aetna - Choice POS II
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Aetna - Elect Choice
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Aetna - Health Network Only
Aetna - Health Network Option
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Aetna - HMO
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Aetna - Managed Choice
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Aetna - Open Access Elect Choice
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Aetna - Open Access HMO
Aetna - Open Access Managed Choice
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Aetna - Open Access Select
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Aetna - Open Choice PPO
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Aetna - QPOS
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Aetna - Select SM
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Aetna - US Access
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Access PPO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Extended PPO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus HMO-Group
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus PPO-Group
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred EPO Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO - Individual Marketplace
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO Network - Group
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred PPO Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW SeniorCare Advantage HMO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW SeniorCare Advantage PPO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - PPO & HSA
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - SEQA & EQA
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - Covenant Preferred HMO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Group
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Individual/Family
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - ERS BSW Preferred HMO Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - Hendrick Health Employee Plan
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Group
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Individual/Family
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - McLane Group Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Choice Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Choice Preferred Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Network-Group
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - Pyco Industries Employee Plan
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Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance - DFW ConnectedCare
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Bell County Public Health District - Bell County Public Health District
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Bronze
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Gold
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage HMO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Silver
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Choice Plus
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Choice PPO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Essentials
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Essentials Access HMO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Premier
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Premier Open Access HMO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Federal Select PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage - EFH Retirees
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage - Oncor
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - ParPlan
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - STAR Kids
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Traditional
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Brookshire Brothers - Brookshire Brothers Employee Plan (Nexcaliber)
Cigna - CAC Plan
Cigna - Cigna Choice Fund
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Cigna - EPO
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Cigna - Flexcare
Cigna - HMO
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Cigna - HMO Open Access
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Cigna - HMO/POS
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Cigna - LocalPlus
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Cigna - LocalPlusIN
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Cigna - Network
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Cigna - Network Open Access
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Cigna - Network POS
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Cigna - Open Access Plus
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Cigna - POS
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Cigna - POS Open Access
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Cigna - PPO
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Consolidated Association of Railroad Employees - Self-Insured Employee Plan
Coventry - Coventry/First Health
Envolve Vision - Envolve Vision
EyeMed Vision - EyeMed Vision
First Health - First Health PPO
FirstCare Health Plans - BSW Plus HMO
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FirstCare Health Plans - BSW Plus PPO
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FirstCare Health Plans - BSW Preferred HMO Network - Group
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FirstCare Health Plans - CHIP
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FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Access PPO Network
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FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Advantage Dual SNP (HMO SNP)
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FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Select HMO Network
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FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Select Plus HMO Network
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FirstCare Health Plans - Hendrick Health Employee Plan
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FirstCare Health Plans - Pyco Industries Employee Plan
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FirstCare Health Plans - STAR Medicaid - MRSA
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Galaxy Health Network - Galaxy Health Network
Gladney Center - Gladney Center
Healthscope - DART ACO
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Healthscope - DART ACO Flex
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HealthSmart - ACCEL Network
HealthSmart - HealthSmart PPO
HealthSmart - HealthSmart Preferred Care EPO
HealthSmart - HealthSmart Preferred Care GEPO
HealthSmart - Preferred Network
Humana Behavioral - Tricare Members Only
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Humana - ChoiceCare
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Humana - ChoiceCare Preferred Network
Humana - Commercial HMO Plans
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Humana - Commercial PPO Plans
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Humana - Humana Preferred
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Humana - Medicare Advantage Plans (exclude Southwestern Health Resources Network)
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Humana - National POS
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Imagine Health - EPN
Independent Medical Systems - IMS Network
Magellan - CHIP
Magellan - Navigator Networks
Magellan - Pinnacle Networks
Magellan - STAR
Magellan - STAR Kids
Magellan - Summit Networks
Medicaid - AmeriGroup
Medicaid - Oklahoma Medicaid
Medicaid - Parkland HealthFirst
Medicaid - Superior HealthPlan
Medicaid - Traditional Medicaid
Medical Development International - MDI
Medicare Railroad - Medicare Railroad
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Medicare - Traditional Medicare
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Midland Memorial Hospital - Employee Benefit Plan
Mother Frances Hospital Regional - Self-Insured Employee Plan
OccuNet - Occupational Networks of Texas, Inc.
Optum - United Behavioral Healthcare/Optum
PHCS Network - Beech Street of Texas PPO
PHCS Network - Private Health Care SYstem PPO
Reny Company - Workers Comp
Rockport - Workers Comp
Sedgwick Preferred Network f/k/a Southwest Medical - Workers Comp
Superior Vision - Superior Vision
Superior - Ambetter Balance Care - Silver
Superior - Ambetter Secure Care - Gold
Superior - CHIP
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Superior - CHIP Perinate
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Superior - Foster Care
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Superior - STAR
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Superior - STAR+PLUS
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Three Rivers Network - Three Rivers Network
Tricare - Tricare Extra
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Tricare - Tricare Prime
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Tricare - Tricare Select
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TriWest - VA-PCCC
United Behavioral Healthcare/Optum - United Behavioral Healthcare/Optum
UnitedHealth - AARP Medicare Complete
UnitedHealth - Charter EPO
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UnitedHealth - Charter HMO
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UnitedHealth - Charter POS
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UnitedHealth - CHIP
UnitedHealth - Choice +HMO
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UnitedHealth - Choice EPO
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UnitedHealth - Choice HMO
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UnitedHealth - Choice Plus POS
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UnitedHealth - Core Choice Plus POS
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UnitedHealth - Core EPO
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UnitedHealth - Core HMO
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UnitedHealth - Dual Complete Medicare Advantage
UnitedHealth - Group Medicare Advantage
UnitedHealth - Medicare Complete
UnitedHealth - Medicare Gold
UnitedHealth - Medicare Silver
UnitedHealth - Navigate EPO
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UnitedHealth - Navigate HMO
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UnitedHealth - Navigate HMO+
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UnitedHealth - Navigate POS
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UnitedHealth - Nexus ACO OA
UnitedHealth - Options PPO
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UnitedHealth - PPO
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UnitedHealth - Secure Horizons
UnitedHealth - Select +
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UnitedHealth - Select EPO
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UnitedHealth - Select HMO
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UnitedHealth - Select Plus POS
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UnitedHealth - STAR
UnitedHealth - STAR Kids
UnitedHealth - STAR+PLUS
UnitedHealth - UHC West Signature Value Gated HMO
University Mary Hardin - Baylor-Employee Benefit Plan
Your rights and protections against surprise medical bills

Insurance listings are subject to change without prior notice. Please call your physician's office or your health or insurance plan to verify coverage information prior to scheduling your visit or procedure. Not all members participating in contracted networks have "in network" access. In network participation may change from time to time without prior notice. Independent providers (which could include, for example only, anesthesiologists, radiologists, pathologists, emergency medicine physicians, advance practice professionals, and other independent providers of health care services) may deliver part of your care, and such providers may be considered out-of-network on your health and insurance plans even if the Facility may be considered in network. If you desire additional information as to the providers who may be involved in providing your care, you can either ask your treating provider (who may know some of the specialists or groups who could be involved) or you can request a list of Facility-based physician groups by calling the following toll free number: (877) 810-0372. This list is updated annually and is subject to change without prior notice.

Background

Education
  • Medical School: Medical Doctor, Texas A and M University School of Medicine (2003)
  • Internship: Orthopedic Surgery, Texas A and M College of Medicine/Scott and White (2004)
  • Residency: Orthopedic Surgery, Texas A and M College of Medicine/Scott and White (2008)
  • Fellowship: Orthopedic Oncologist, University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics (2009)
Certifications
  • Orthopaedic Surgery - American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Industry Relationships

Baylor Scott & White Health’s vision is to be the most trusted name in giving and receiving safe, quality, compassionate healthcare. As part of that vision, Baylor Scott & White Health is committed to dealing honestly, fairly and with integrity in all matters to provide exemplary patient care, broaden medical knowledge, train the next generation of physicians and support outside relationships that promise public benefit.To that end, Baylor Scott & White Health physicians may collaborate with health care industry partners such as pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device companies (collectively referred to as Industry) to help develop medical breakthroughs, or provide medical expertise or education. To promote professional and commercial integrity in such matters, physicians who are employed, contracted for administrative duties or performing research with Baylor Scott & White Health seek advanced approval for certain new Industry relationships, and report their Industry relationships and activities to the Office of Corporate Compliance annually for review.

Baylor Scott & White Health publicly discloses reported payments to these physicians and their immediate family members of $5,000 or more from Industry companies with which the physicians interact as part of their professional activities. The information on this website may differ somewhat from information on other publicly available databases due to different reporting periods, definitions, or reporting requirements. Patients may visit CMS’ Open Payments Database for more information, and should feel free to speak with their physician about relationships with Industry.

As of Aug 25, 2020, Russell Alan Ward, MD  has reported no outside relationship with Industry that is applicable to this listing.

Reviews (94) for Russell Alan Ward, MD

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Jan 5, 2023
Dr Ward is very thorough, professional and personal every time. Explains clearly so I can understand what I need to do as well as how I'm doing with my progress.
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Jan 5, 2023
Very thorough and interested in my welfare. Answered questions thoroughly and was not rushed.
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Jan 5, 2023
Great Doctor.
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Dec 29, 2022
I like how he's a visual doctor he shows you exactly what he is going to do during your surgery. Out of all the doctors I have seen for my situation he's the only one who showed me that he cared and was willing to do everything he can to get me better.
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Dec 23, 2022
HE THE BEST DR I HAVE SEEN IN LAST TEN YEARSTHROUGH - PATIENT- TAKES THE TIME TO EXPLAIN THINGS AND THE MOST HELPFUL DRS I'VE HADI VALUE HIS INPUT AND ADVICEGREAT WITH PATIENTS AND HAS A GREAT STAFF HE HAS A GREAT TEAM AND HE INSPIRES CONFIDENCEWISH ALL YOUR DOCTORS WERE AS GOOD AS HIM
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Dec 20, 2022
Very thorough with explanation. Great "bedside " manner.
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Dec 20, 2022
He was patient, kind and honest. I have felt safe and comfortable.
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Dec 18, 2022
Very good information
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Dec 15, 2022
Dr. Ward let's me know exactly what's wrong and how he will try and fix it.Love having a Dr. Be upfront when there's a problem
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Dec 13, 2022
Gives explanations where I understand and is very caring. I believe that he is a very good doctor and BSW is very lucky to have him on staff.
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Dec 13, 2022
81 yr old BK amputee, ankylosed elbow, malaligned femur, broken sternum, mangled hands, etc.,etc., I've been seen by a large array of orthopods. I can say, without reservation, that Dr. Ward stands head and shoulder above those afore mentioned Dr's. He speaks to you on an adult level without implying, as many do, that what he's explaining is probably going over your head. I find Dr. Ward to be pleasant, interested, and throughly professional. Highly recommend him to all requiring orthopedic medical assistance.
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Dec 8, 2022
Excellent provier
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Nov 30, 2022
He listened and addressed my issues and offered suggestions on home treatment. Asked me to contact them if I had any other problems. He actually looked at my injury and gave advice.
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Nov 29, 2022
Kind and encouraging
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Nov 23, 2022
Always the very best of care and an awesome Dr.
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Nov 23, 2022
God bless him for he's the only one that knows
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Nov 19, 2022
One of the best and finest physicians I have ever met. His manner was polite and interested, he carefully answered my questions and expanded my understanding of my medical issues, and I would gratefully look forward to any future appointment needed.
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Nov 17, 2022
Great surgeon. Very pleased with results. Dr. Ward is the best!!
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Nov 11, 2022
He answered all my questions and concerns very professional And knowledgeable
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Nov 10, 2022
Nice Dr showed true concerns for me
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Nov 8, 2022
Dr. Russell Ward was very polite and professional as he explained all that is entailed in my up and coming surgery.
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Nov 8, 2022
Dr. Ward is exceptional. His knowledge, kindness, bedside manner, professionalism, & love for my son clearly show every time we are there.
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Nov 4, 2022
Great help
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Nov 3, 2022
I have a history with Dr. Ward as he performed surgery some years ago. He is an outstanding physician and was very concerned about what was happening with me.
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Oct 25, 2022
When a Provider genuinely cares about their patient, one can sense that. Dr. Ward has been one of the best Providers I've had the pleasure becoming a patient of!
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Oct 23, 2022
Dr. Ward was very friendly, informative, and made my son feel comfortable with the procedure.
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Oct 19, 2022
Very straight forward and informative kind and caring doesn't cut corners very good service
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Oct 13, 2022
My visit with him was pleasant and comfortable; and he was thoroughly professional, courteous, compassionate, and honest. I was not hesitant to open up to share with him my anxieties and concerns. He assured me I was healthy enough to undergo hip replacement surgery which was my first option. I left his office feeling relieved and grateful. His staff also made sure VRI was accessible to facilitate our communication (voice/interpreting). His nurses were helpful and gracious.
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Oct 12, 2022
Very personable, answered all of my questions
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Oct 11, 2022
Clear and professional
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Oct 9, 2022
Showed me mt x ray and explained to me good
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Oct 7, 2022
K I have to say that Dr. Ward is amazing, not just physically but medical knowledge also. I have been to other providers but this is by far the best surgeon I have come across to be able to explain everything in simple terms & pros & cons of surgery.
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Oct 7, 2022
Dr. Ward was the most personable doctor I have met in any experiences I have had. He took time to listen and then explain options for treatment. I particularly liked that he asked if I needed anything more before he left the office visit.
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Oct 5, 2022
Unbelievable!!!
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Oct 4, 2022
I was verry good.Explain an understanding.
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Oct 4, 2022
He is very thorough & very good.
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Sep 29, 2022
Dr Ward is very personable, has a personality and mannerism that makes the patient fell both very comfortable as well as confident with him. He explains what the problem is and how to fix it in layman terms that are clear and understandable to patient n caregiver. Considers both patient and family when explaining the situation and makes sure different options and goes through and gives what happens if different options are used. Very impressed with him as well as his staff
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Sep 29, 2022
I was seen quickly, everyone was so nice, felt very welcomed with it being my first time there. Dr. Ward was excellent!
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Sep 22, 2022
Willing to address patient concerns.
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Sep 15, 2022
Great
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Sep 6, 2022
Dr. Ward always treats me with respect and is very caring. He is a wonderful doctor.
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Aug 25, 2022
Excellent experience. Excellent explanations. Very clear responses to my questions.
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Aug 25, 2022
Consult related to rotator cuff repair with restricted external rotation. Dr Ward was courteous and informative and completely open with his advice and candor with my predicament.I highly recommend everyone to use him.
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Aug 24, 2022
Caring and thouthful
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Aug 23, 2022
He took the time to explain to me what it was that I had and what my options were. He was very kind and knowledgeable.
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Aug 21, 2022
Dr ward was a really nice dr and was to the point about what I went to see him about. I saw a student dr before dr ward he made all the decisions before we saw dr ward. The student dr was nice he told us he already saw my x rays and this is what he recommend that he talk to dr warn about what he thinked.
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Aug 16, 2022
Dr. Russell Ward probably has to be one of the best providers I have had dealings with. When this injury happened my PCP asked if I had a specific Dr I wanted to use and I chose Dr Ward!In 2017 I had broken my arm and was going thru a LOT in my personal life (I had just buried my grandson and was told my daughter only 1 month to live) and he was the most compassionate person ever!!!! If I could give him 100 stars I would!
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Aug 16, 2022
He is a good communicator. Skilled surgeon, and has a competent manner about him. I trust his judgment and care.
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Aug 11, 2022
Clearly Dr. Ward has an in depth understanding of my needs and provided a thorough assessment of the condition of my total reverse left shoulder. He demonstrated an interest in my history and the reasons for the final fix, the revision of a left hemi-arthroplasty to the total reverse. He is the first physician in the Bone Institute to do so and has requested that I follow up in two years which is exactly what my original surgeon wanted. If I should have to revisit this surgery Dr. Ward is who I would request.
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Aug 11, 2022
Very professional, informative, and concerned
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Aug 10, 2022
Informative and concerned
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Aug 9, 2022
He is one the sharpest Dr I have ever dealt with !! But his best asset is his caring for his patient!!!
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Aug 3, 2022
Informative and thorough
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