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Specialty:

Orthopaedic Surgery

Sub Specialty:
Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
Spine/Back/Neck Surgery

Hospital Affiliation(s):
UPMC East
UPMC Presbyterian


Patient Satisfaction Ratings:
3.8 Stars
392 Patient
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LOCATION(S):

University of Pittsburgh Physicians

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Shriners Hospital for Children
1645 W. 8th St.
Erie, PA 16505
Office Phone:
(814) 875-8700
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UPMC at Oxford Drive
600 Oxford Dr.
Suite 200
Monroeville, PA 15146
Office Phone:
(412) 687-3900
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Children's North
2599 Wexford Bayne Rd.
Sewickley, PA 15143
Office Phone:
(412) 692-5530
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Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
4401 Penn Ave.
2nd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
Office Phone:
(412) 692-5530
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BOARD CERTIFICATIONS:

Orthopaedic Surgery, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Education:

MD, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Residency:
Duke University School of Medicine,
Durham, NC

Duke University School of Medicine,
Durham, NC


Fellowships:
University Berne,
Berne, Switzerland

Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children,
Dallas, TX



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May 15, 2017

good

May 08, 2017

Dr did not even exam my child. He never once touched him or looked at him. He didn't check the cast, cap refill ext. never looked for rubbing of the cast or even ask if we had any questions. We drove 3 hours and waited over an hour for 3 min with the Dr to not even examine our child!! Very scary and disappointing! Staff were short with us. No one was friendly!

May 08, 2017

Dr Ward and his staff are EXCELLENT!!!!! They took us right in for x-rays and then immediately into a room. Dr. Ward was in the room with us a minute after we got in there. There was no wait time, everything moves quickly so you are not stuck at the doctor all day. Dr. Ward explains everything easily to understand. Him and his nurse came in to fit him for a brace and she was excellent as well. From start to finish, we weren't even there for a half hour. That is awesome especially with an 18 month old son!

May 08, 2017

very bad bedside manor by the physician. spent 5 mins with us. waited over an hour past our appointment time to be seen.

May 08, 2017

Good visit, just a long wait.

May 08, 2017

Dr. Ward was overall excellent. He seemed a little rushed though. Jacob was not a high risk type of patient and didn't need a lot of attention. Although our need was a "read an xray, give a report" meeting, Dr. Ward seemed distracted. Maybe he was just having a super busy day and didn't have time to transition from one patient to the next fully?? It wasn't a big deal, but you asked.

May 01, 2017

We were seen promptly. Our concerns were addressed. Appropriate measures to ensure recuperation were taken.

April 28, 2017

The doctor talked over me, didn't seem to have the time for me to tell him and first off said you do not need back surgery, and seemed to be "angry" about it. I don't want back surgery, told him if he told me i needed it i would have gotten a 2nd and 3rd opinion. I didn't want to make myself worse and i wanted to know what was wrong, i know now what is causing my spasms. It seemed to me that the doctor thought i was a waste of his time. I would not recommend anyone to him.

April 24, 2017

Wait time was way too long . Appointment was at 2pm, did not get back into exam room until after 3. Did not see dr until after 3 30. Unacceptable and disrespectful to me and my child. I signed her in at kiosk per staff request. Was told her sticker didnt print and she got lost in the shuffle. We should have been put AHEAD of everyone else due to YOUR error. Dr spent 5 whole minutes with us. Bearly even looked at my childs arm. I understand its probably his 10000 broken arm , Its our first. Please remember that

April 24, 2017

this office staff are always extremely pleasant to deal with. They all go above and beyond to make it a smooth visit!