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Russell Alan Ward, MD

Orthopedic Oncology, 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 Railroad - Medicare Railroad
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Medicare - Traditional Medicare
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred EPO Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO - Large Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred PPO 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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Scott & White Health Plan - Cigna PPO Network - Out-of-Area Member Plan
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Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Individual/Family
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Scott & White Health Plan - ERS BSW Preferred HMO Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network - Large Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Individual/Family
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Scott & White Health Plan - McLane Group Network
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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 - PPO Choice Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Choice Preferred Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Network-Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - RightCare STAR Medicaid Network
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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 - Texas Statewide PPO
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Scott & White Health Plan - TRS - Active Care Participants Network
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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)
  • Residency: Orthopedic Surgery, Texas A & M Health Science Center (2008)
  • Internship: Orthopedic Surgery, Texas A&m Health Science Center (2004)
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 May 13, 2019, Russell Alan Ward, MD  has reported no outside relationship with Industry that is applicable to this listing.

Reviews(99)
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Oct 29, 2019
can't give a qualified answer to the last question above until after surgery results.
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Oct 22, 2019
Very happy
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Oct 11, 2019
I did feel left out of the conversation I felt more eye contact with he and my daughter I don't know that I felt heard and still why complain i still just dealing with my pain hoping for the best will use all the tips he gave me to feel better
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Oct 10, 2019
he is a very good provider and always answers my questions on terms I can understand
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Oct 9, 2019
Absolutely some of the most professional, intelligent care that I've ever received. (considering my history, that's saying a lot)
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Sep 24, 2019
Doctor was very professional and caring and the staff was very courteous.
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Sep 19, 2019
always professional, friendly and caring.
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Sep 14, 2019
Dr Ward is very concerned about my problem and 100% devoted to getting me healthy. I have great confidence in him.
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Sep 12, 2019
Dr Ward is a wonderful physician
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Sep 12, 2019
Dr. Ward & his assistants are the very best!!! Dr. Ward is supportive and genuinely cares about his patients. Excellent surgeon and physician!! i always highly recommend him to everyone who is looking for an Orthopedic Doctor!
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Sep 12, 2019
Dr Ward satisfactorily explained my symptoms and recommended appropriate PT and medications.
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Aug 30, 2019
Dr Ward and staff are ALWAYS outstanding! Knowledgable, courteous, efficient... We have been with Dr Ward for several years now. He has done wonderful things for my son, transitioning him orthopedically with amazing results over the years I never thought we would have these outcomes for my son physically. I am astonished at where my son is now and we owe it all to him. His staff is always available for my calls and questions and of the upmost professionalism and integrity. Thank you all!
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Aug 29, 2019
Dr Ward is the best!
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Aug 27, 2019
Very easy to talk with. Explained how well I had progressed and what would follow. He shared everything I needed to know. Really an outstanding provider.
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Aug 27, 2019
Dr Ward is a great surgeon
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Aug 27, 2019
kind, good listener, empathetic
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Aug 20, 2019
Dr. Ward has always shown me great respect and appropriate concern. I am thankful to have been referred to him!
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Aug 13, 2019
very pleased with services provided.
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Aug 8, 2019
he was very compassionate and gave me lots of information on my condition
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Aug 2, 2019
Absolutely one of the best I have ever dealt with! He is caring, compassionate, attentive, while being professionally astute. I will recommend him to everyone!'
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Aug 1, 2019
Was very caring and respectful.
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Jul 30, 2019
great service, friendly!
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Jul 26, 2019
Very professional and explained the cause and effect, and how to correct the issue. Dr. Ward is an excellent doctor. I'm fortunate to have his professional care.
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Jul 26, 2019
I have been with Dr Ward for 7 years and his care, concern & treatment is extraordinary one of the best doctors I have ever had
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Jul 25, 2019
explain all course of action giving me the option to go with best. Dr Ward had my best interest and explained the option I went with
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Jul 23, 2019
great experience with staff and Dr Ward
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Jul 23, 2019
very caring. I had a complicated femur fracture which Dr. Ward did an amazing job correcting.
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Jul 18, 2019
Dr Ward was very pleasant ,concerned and through. I felt he wanted what's best for my health and wellness. we got things done and I didn't feel rushed it was a very good experience . Dr ward is a top notch Doctor .
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Jul 18, 2019
Dr. Ward was very caring and showed such great concern for my pain and swelling caused by my illness. He completely covered all options for my upcoming surgery and listened to my input and concerns. I will definitely recommend Dr. Ward to my friends and family.
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Jul 13, 2019
Dr. Ward is a very good doctor and so is his resident
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Jul 2, 2019
Excellent bedside manners, treated me with respect.
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Jun 27, 2019
It was a return visit after surgery with Dr. Ward but I was having some pain and such and he gave me a shot of steroids and today I feel like a new woman wonderful wonderful care thank you
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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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