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Russell Alan Ward, MD

Orthopedic Surgery
Accepts New Patients
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About
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
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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
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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
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Bronze
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Gold
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage HMO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Silver
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Choice Plus
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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
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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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Cigna - CAC Plan
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Cigna - Cigna Choice Fund
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Cigna - EPO
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Cigna - Flexcare
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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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Healthscope - DART ACO
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Healthscope - DART ACO Flex
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Humana - ChoiceCare
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Humana - ChoiceCare Preferred Network
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Humana - Commercial HMO Plans
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Humana - Commercial PPO Plans
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Humana - Medicare Advantage Plans (exclude Southwestern Health Resources Network)
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Humana - National POS
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Medicare - Traditional Medicare
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Medicare Railroad - Medicare Railroad
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Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Group-ORX Broad
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Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Individual/Family-ORX Broad
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Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network - Large Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Network-Group-ORX Broad
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Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Group-ORX Broad
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Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Individual/Family-ORX Broad
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Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Choice Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Choice Preferred Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - Cigna PPO Network - Out-of-Area Member Plan
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Scott & White Health Plan - Texas Statewide PPO
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Scott & White Health Plan - PHCS/OPTUM - PPO Network - Out-of-Area Member Plan
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Scott & White Health Plan - 2018 SeniorCare (Cost) Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - McLane Group Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO Network-ORX Broad
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred PPO Network-ORX Broad
Accepts New Patients
Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred EPO Network-ORX Broad
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO - Large Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - ERS BSW Preferred HMO Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - TRS - Active Care Participants Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - 2018 Vital Traditions Medicare Advantage Network (HMO)
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Scott & White Health Plan - SeniorCare Advantage HMO
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Scott & White Health Plan - SeniorCare Advantage PPO
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Scott & White Health Plan - RightCare STAR Medicaid Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - PPO & HSA
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - SEQA & EQA
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Superior - Ambetter Balance Care - Silver
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Superior - Ambetter Essential Care - Bronze
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Superior - Ambetter Secure Care - Gold
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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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Texas Medicaid & Healthcare Partnership (TMHP) - TMHP Medicaid
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Tricare - Tricare Extra
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Tricare - Tricare Prime
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Tricare - Tricare Select
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UnitedHealth - AARP Medicare Complete
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UnitedHealth - Charter EPO
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UnitedHealth - Charter HMO
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UnitedHealth - Charter POS
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UnitedHealth - CHIP
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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
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UnitedHealth - Group Medicare Advantage
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UnitedHealth - Medicare Complete
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UnitedHealth - Medicare Gold
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UnitedHealth - Medicare Silver
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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
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UnitedHealth - NexusACO R
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UnitedHealth - Options PPO
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UnitedHealth - PPO
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UnitedHealth - Secure Horizons
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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
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UnitedHealth - STAR Kids
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UnitedHealth - STAR+PLUS
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UnitedHealth - UHC West Signature Value Gated HMO
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Insurance listings are subject to change without prior notice. Please call the physician's office or health plan to verify coverage information prior to scheduling your visit or procedure. PPO Network Agreements include participating Employers and/or Administrator only. Not all members participating in contracted networks have in network access. Networks include Beech Street, HealthSmart, PHCS and Texas True Choice. In network participation is updated on a monthly basis by the network.
Background
Education
  • Fellowship: Orthopedic Oncologist, University Of Utah Hospitals And Clinics (2009)
  • Residency: Orthopedic Surgery, Texas A And M College Of Medicine/scott And White (2008)
  • Internship: Orthopedic Surgery, Texas A And M College Of Medicine/scott And White (2004)
  • Medical School: Medical Doctor, Texas A & M University (2003)
Certifications
  • Orthopaedic Surgery (General Cert) - 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 Mar 4, 2019, Russell Alan Ward, MD  has reported no outside relationship with Industry that is applicable to this listing.

Reviews(101)
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Jun 27, 2019
two thumbs up
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Jun 25, 2019
Dr Ward is a wonderful Dr.
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Jun 20, 2019
excellent
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Jun 18, 2019
As always Dr. Ward is on top of my special orthopedic issues and is well versed in my disease. He is the reason we moved to Temple.
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Jun 13, 2019
S&W is the BEST.
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Jun 13, 2019
Dr. Ward saved my life. He provided the care I needed to free me of cancer. His care and concern were genuine and obvious. I\'m grateful to have him as my doctor.
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Jun 13, 2019
Dr Ward was very attentive and answered all questions that my son and I had. He had 2 students who were very knowledgeable and professional. The clinic is very well organized and make you feel like you don\'t have to be rushed in and out.
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Jun 13, 2019
Dr. ward is a very nice, caring person who takes time to explain things and answer questions. I have had him as a provider for 5 years and find him to be professional, friendly, knowledgeable, and caring. I would definitely recommend him as a physician to anyone who might need the kind of services he provides.
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Jun 12, 2019
excellent very impressive
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Jun 11, 2019
one of the most caring physicians I have ever used!
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Jun 6, 2019
Dr. Ward & his staff are top of the line
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Jun 6, 2019
the doctor and all his staff paid attention to
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Jun 6, 2019
very professional and courteous
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Jun 4, 2019
very good
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May 30, 2019
Dr. Ward is the best doctor and surgeon I have ever encountered. He is meticulous and detailed when examining my xrays and mris and very thoughtful in determining best plan of care. He listens to all my concerns and takes my wishes and whole health and life into consideration. He is absolutely phenomenal and I am thrilled to have found him.
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May 21, 2019
Dr. Ward has always been genuinely concerned for my wellbeing and gone above and beyond to provide stellar care
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May 21, 2019
great
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May 14, 2019
Dr. Ward seemed extremely knowledgeable about my rare form of sarcoma. He explained the treatment options available in sufficient detail and in a manner I could understand. He was thorough, attentive and compassionate. I was very pleased with this consultation and believe the doctor has my best interests in mind. I have no other experience to compare this doctor to do cannot say that he is "the best ever", but he sure comes close.
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May 11, 2019
He was very nice and discussed injury and explained how I was healing.
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May 7, 2019
Dr Ward is an excellent surgeon ,his bedside manner is very comforting ,he answers all questions asked,he is truly a blessing to all patients needing orthopedic care.
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May 7, 2019
I appreciate the attentiveness that Dr. Ward showed towards me and my condition.
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May 4, 2019
thank u
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May 3, 2019
kind and caring
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May 2, 2019
the best
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Apr 29, 2019
Despite his advanced training and experience, he was humble, offered information about other, more experienced professionals at my request without defensiveness, but also without deprecating his own experience. Also praised highly by another trained colleague. I was very impressed and relieved.
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Apr 27, 2019
i can not express my gratitude and appreciation for the care and service I received at this clinic. Dr Ward not only heard your concern he listened and mad sure he understood what you wanted dor your overall health. Heade sure to explain the treatment plan and end goal. he alway gave realistic view point on the outcome of treatment. He made sure when treating me, I was a part of the treatment plan and our end goals aligned. i can not think of one thing i disliked about the services I have received with Dr. Ward and the clinic staff during the past few momths.
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Apr 27, 2019
Every thing was explained to me in detail about the procedure he just did. and the procedure coming up,very satisfied.
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Apr 25, 2019
Dr. Ward is very professional. He shows concern & consideration in every aspect of his care of his patients. His medical treatment of my condition always gives me relief. Once I saw another doctor while he was on vacation, which was a waste of insurance & time, because I got no relief from the substitute doctor. I was referred to Dr. Ward by a 74yr old woman, whom he did a shoulder replacement on & I promise, she referred me to the best bone & joint doctor ever! Dr.Ward is also very easy to discuss your concerns with also, & his professionalism is to be desired.
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Apr 25, 2019
Very informative
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Apr 18, 2019
Dr. Ward and staff were fantastic
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Apr 12, 2019
good
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Apr 11, 2019
Dr. Ward was very knowledgeable and explained everything to us in a way we could understand. He made me feel very confident in his diagnosis.
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Apr 11, 2019
Totally satisfied with all of my contact, from initial call to set up appointment, to fast, efficient, and friendly check in. My appointment, although I didn\'t get the diagnosis I wanted, Dr. Ward was very kind, honest and straightforward with me. I would definitely recommend him to anyone!
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Apr 11, 2019
took good care of my problem, set my worries at ease
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Apr 8, 2019
Very concerned about your injury and makes sure he answers any questions you may have. He explaines in detail and is very polite.
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Mar 12, 2019
Consistently good.
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Feb 19, 2019
it was outstanding! I wish Dr Ward could be my PCP, but he is a specialist and the best in his field based on my experiences wit Orthopaedic surgeons.
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Feb 14, 2019
very to the point with what was going on and we loved it
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Feb 14, 2019
Dr. Ward and his staff of nurses are Amazing!!!!
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Feb 12, 2019
Dr. Ward is an amazing professional physician who treats his patients with the utmost respect and concern
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Feb 7, 2019
Excellent
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Feb 5, 2019
proffesional
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Feb 5, 2019
very pleased to have met with Dr.Ward .
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Jan 31, 2019
easy to understand explained injury well set next appt
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Jan 30, 2019
Dr. Ward is very nice and and an excellent provider.
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Jan 24, 2019
Dr. Ward is the most professional and caring Orthopedic Surgeon I have ever met. As a past surgical nurse I have worked with many orthopedic surgeons and his is by far the best. He has been very thorough in explaining my diagnosis and including me in decision making. If I need orthopedic care in the future I would having every confidence in Dr. Ward.
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Jan 24, 2019
Provider showed great concern for my health issue and answered every question I had regarding my f/u etc.
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