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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 Medical Center - Temple
  • Baylor Scott & White Continuing Care Hospital - 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
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus PPO
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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 Acces
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Cigna - HMO Open Access
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 (89) for Russell Alan Ward, MD

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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
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 25, 2022
Excellent experience. Excellent explanations. Very clear responses to my questions.
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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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Aug 1, 2022
He Is a very knowledgeable physician. He also takes time to explain my treatment and the status of my Illness.
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Jul 29, 2022
Dr . Ward is very knowledgeable. He has a great bedside manner,
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Jul 27, 2022
Very caring
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Jul 26, 2022
Dr Ward is one of the best He is knowledgeable and caringTakes the time to discus issues He and is staff are some of the absolute best IHave seen bar none I highly recommend him and his staff I only wish my other providers were as good As he is
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Jul 23, 2022
Very knowledgeable about his job and the reason you're there for help.
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Jul 22, 2022
Very nice clear about your health
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Jul 21, 2022
Doc Ward is excellent. He's taken care of me for more than 2 years. I truly belief his knowledge and skill saved my life.
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Jul 21, 2022
Dr. Ward is exceptional. He shows he cares greatly. He makes you feel confident about the care he provides.
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Jul 20, 2022
Dr Ward Ward was extremely concerned as always about my well-being and the healing process. He's very professional and deeply concerned about his patients. It is quite obvious that he enjoys what he is doing as he presents himself In a professional manner. He is probably one of the most concerned surgeons that I have encountered. He is not only concerned about the surgery but also the patients welfare.
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Jul 19, 2022
Dr. Ward is an outstanding doctor in every area of a visitation.
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Jul 14, 2022
Dr Ward and his associates remain the best ever. I trust him with my life. I can't imagine going through this journey without him and his nurses. Thank you for having my back!
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Jun 30, 2022
Dr Ward is likely the best overall provider that I have ever experienced in terms of time spent, concern and his expertise.
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Jun 30, 2022
Dr. Ward helped us navigate a very difficult cancer and we are so grateful
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Jun 30, 2022
Great doctor who cares about his patients.
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Jun 25, 2022
Good and pleasant visit
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Jun 24, 2022
Always caring, considerate, and professional.
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Jun 21, 2022
Wonderful and thorough doctor. I have full confidence in him! Job well done! So thankful!
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Jun 20, 2022
Dr Ward and his team of professionals has truly been personally vested in my case from day 1! At this point I consider all of them family. His bedside manner as well as his skilled surgucal ability is beyond like anything I've ever seen or experienced. He told me from the start that he'd never let me go until he was perfectly confident he had seen the entire thibg through and he has remained steadfast in that promise. He's an outstanding person as well as surgeon. Your facility is truly blessed to have him as part of your staff.
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Jun 18, 2022
Makes sure I understand what I need to do to keep improving my recovery from surgery.
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Jun 14, 2022
Very good!!!!
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Jun 14, 2022
Dr. Ward always gives the best care, let's me decide what the best course of treatment works for me and my schedule! Really a wonderful doctor
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Jun 10, 2022
Dr. Ward is an excellent surgeon. I feel very fortunate that he operated and repaired my broken leg.
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Jun 9, 2022
Excellent care
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Jun 9, 2022
Excellent as always!!
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May 31, 2022
Dr. Ward is a fantastic doctor. He thoroughly explains all treatment and procedures. Also, he's a wonderful sport about answering endless questions!!!
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May 26, 2022
Dr. Ward was very patient listening to my concerns and then completely transparent regarding my options and his opinion as to the treatment that would be best. He answered all of my questions and throughly explained.
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May 26, 2022
Dr Ward was very informative and listened to all my concerns
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May 26, 2022
Really took time to assess my condition and explain the options.
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May 24, 2022
He & his staff were excellent for me in this consultation.
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May 24, 2022
Dr. Ward is the best! Great listener, explained options, very knowledgeable, answered all questions and included me in decisions.
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May 13, 2022
Very nice very professional very patient! Answered all my questions!
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May 5, 2022
Dr. Ward spent time listening to me and explaining my options. He was kind and answered all my questions.
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Apr 29, 2022
Very good
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Apr 28, 2022
Very profusely, courteous, and engaged. Dr Ward listens, and is patient. I never felt rushed or that I was just a number.
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Apr 14, 2022
Dr. Ward was very thorough and answered any questions that were asked and I was pleased with the outcome
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Apr 12, 2022
Very good
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Apr 11, 2022
Dr. Russel Ward is the best! His way of listening, explaining and overall discussing the procedure. Its unfortunate that more Physicians can't make the connections he makes with a patient. I have great respect for him as a Doctor and a person.
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Apr 8, 2022
As always, Dr. Ward and his staff were top of the line. I do not think I could have better care provided by Dr. Ward and his staff.
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