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MD, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Duke University School of Medicine Durham, NC Duke University School of Medicine Durham, NC
University Berne Berne, Switzerland Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children Dallas, TX
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Tim Ward, MD, was born and raised in Pittsburgh, attending Catholic grade and high school in the Knoxville section of Pittsburgh. He spent 2 years in college at Penn State University followed by medical school at the University of Pittsburgh. He considers J. Leonard Goldner, MD, former chief of orthopaedic surgery at Duke University Medical Center, to be his most important professional mentor and role model. Dr. Ward has recently completed a fellowship in adult spinal surgery and has primarily restricted his current clinical practice to pediatric and adult spinal surgery, although he continues to consult and treat selected pediatric hip and foot disorders.
Dr. Ward has been married since 1979 to Bobette Ward, MD, herself a physician specializing in geriatric medicine. Tim and Bobette live in the Squirrel Hill section of Pittsburgh and are the parents of six children. Dr. Tim Ward spends his non- working hours attending various sporting activities that his children are involved in and maintaining an interest in personal fitness and political science.
Patient comments are gathered from our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and are displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.
Total Comments: 59
Dr. Ward is an expert in his field and greatly appreciated. His only area of growth would be to have increased interaction with the patient--it's all business. One or two questions about the patient's current life would greatly increase engagement and take very little time.
Dr. Ward acted like wee were wasting his time. He spent less than 10 min with our son and determined he could do nothing for him. The whole appointment was a waste of our time.
I have nothing but good things to say about Dr. Ward. He was very good at explaining the procedure and recovery to my child. He would talk directly to my son and treat him with respect. I would highly recommend him to anyone.
Excellent, wonderful surgeon, not the best bedside manners.
The exam room floor was in need of cleaning. Otherwise a quick, good experience.
did a great job very happy with the results
Disappointed with the follow-up visit - no follow-up x-rays were given, physician did not ask about my child's level of pain or if there were any questions or concerns. Never touched my child or looked at her cast - only briefly reviewed the x-rays given in the ER and told me to schedule an appointment in 4 weeks to remove the cast. Total time for the appointment was approximately 5 minutes. A nurse and resident were present in the room and did not introduce themselves. This "appointment" could have been given over the phone or not at all - I didn't learn anything new that wasn't already told to me in the ER. And the worst part is my insurance company will be billed and I had to pay the co-pay. And I had to drive over an hour to get to Children's, so I didn't appreciate the inconvenience.
Dr. Timothy Ward's surgery skills demonstrate exceptional knowledge required for his field of medicine. He listens to you so well you can almost hear his brain thinking out loud and is ever vigilant to your physical movement which also provides a diagnosis. Dr. Ward 's diagnosis will give you the confidence you need to make your own personal decision. My electrical shocks were immediately terminated after surgery. If you are hesitant about postponing neck surgery don't. We all have a window of opportunity, use your's wisely. My Dr. Ward guide you.
Very good experience in all areas
Appreciated the frank honesty.
my daughter has been diagnosed with a slight scoliosis and uneven leg length wish two of her pcp's agreed could be causing her hip pain. This Dr did not notice scoliosis or think her uneven leg length mattered. When asked if a lift in her shoe might help, he told us to get one at the drug store if we want. Once he informed us that she did not have a disc problem that he needed to correct surgically, he seemed totally uninterested in recommending other remedies.
Dr Ward is excellent! We were in and out of our appointment in no time. He answered all my questions and gave us tips on how to care for him after the spica cast was removed.
Dr. Warde was not courteous. He was fast and abrupt and it seemed his biggest concern was if I was referred or if I referred myself. He didn't have any insight or suggestions and it was truly a waste of my $25 co-pay.
Dr. Ward is one of the best doctors I know of.
Dr Ward is an amazing surgeon.
I was used to having a different Dr who did my surgery and he is no longer with your practice, Dr Ward was ok but didn't meet my expetations as far as questions I had
Everyone we dealt with from the trauma team at the hospital to the staff at the office was exceptional and should be rewarded for this above and beyond level of care. I can't even put into words how well were treated while in the hospital. I will tell everyone I know about our exceptional care at Children's Hospital.
Dr. Ward is fantastic!!!!
Dr. Timothy Ward is a great doctor! He always answered our questions thoughtfully and in a way that we could understand completely. He helped my daughter tremendously and would highly recommend him to friends and family!
the doctor appeared to be in a rush and i felt the visit was a waste of time
Dr. Ward came across very rude and unprofessional.
This was our first time to Children's Hospital. I was impressed as to how quick we were in and out. I was very please with Dr. Ward. I look forward to our visit in five weeks.
would have liked md to give more detailed response regarding what surgical procedures were performed, over all prognosis, and better explanation of current level of healing process. things seemed very rushed.
Everyone we met was great
Doctor Ward is the best there is.
I love dr. Ward..thank you for doing what you do!
Dr. Ward was receptive to, and informed about, an exercise program to work on my daughter's scoliosis situation. While it may not have been recommended if I hadn't asked about it, his knowledge and receptivity to the idea of PT with a Schroth trained therapist was fantastic. We are much happier to try this active route rather than heading directly to a passive brace situation. Dr. Ward was sympathetic toward my daughter and explained the situation well. He came highly recommended and I certainly understand why.
I have had only good experiences at Dr Wards office. He is the best.
Staff was awesome. That says it all.
Very brisk and impersonal. Appeared to be overwhelmed with patients.
Never looked at us. Either looked at the computer or his intern. Very arrogant. Did not take the time to explain anything. Gave his opinion and said follow up with someone in a year. VERY disappointed he did not further explain my son's diagnosis.
I am extremely disappointed in the level of care my son received. Dr. Ward spent less than 10 min with us and didn't touch my son once. He didn't ask about my son's level of pain and did not listen when we answered the few questions he did ask. It felt like we were brushed off and like my son's pain was insignificant.
Dr. Ward did a wonderful job, speaking directly to my child during our visit. He would listen to his concerns as well as myself. He was very sympathetic and also showed us differently scenarios related to my son's problem.
Not only does Dr. Ward have excellent technical and historical expertise, but his willingness to explore and implement new treatment options (Schroth therapy, new braces) make him exemplary in his field.
Very courteous and responsive.
He was wonderful, and addressed all of our concerns.
I consulted Dr.Ward for a second opinion because I trust his integrity and honesty. He spent time with me explaining my medical issue and possible solutions. I was pleased with his care and the courtesy of the office
The entire experience was absolutely wonderful, we are really happy with our first experience at Childrens
quick and easy
The office people, doctor, and nurses in the department were wonderful.
I was very pleased with the way Dr. Ward took his time to thoroughly explain my health concern to me in a way that I felt at ease with my problems.
Dr. Ward is the best! Back surgery was 27 years ago - obviously, it has lasted to the present time.
I have been having health concerns for a year which is why I scheduled an appointment with a specialist. I was made to feel like I was dumb for making the appointment. I was in the exam room for less than 10 mins and no care at all was expressed. Waste of my time off from work to come to the appointment and waste of my time in general. Very disappointed.
Dr. Ward is great! Excellent doctor I would defiantly recommend him.
Not very happy with the time spent and lack of concern the dr. had for my concerns with my child. Very dismissive of questions and concerns.
Dr. Ward has eased my mind about my child's condition and the outcome that is expected. He is always so kind and very knowledgable.
I referred Dr ward to my sister since he and his staff were so professional
Dr. Ward performed a spinal fusion for me on 5-31-06. No pain, easy recovery, and nine years with no problem.
Dr. Ward was extremely personable, caring and easy to talk to about my concerns for my child. He was knowledgeable and answered all of my questions.
Staff was excellent at the office and in the same day surgery ward. They smiled and put me at ease. Another staff made sure I had the right appointment and even checked with the other staff to be sure she gave me the correct information. Doctor Ward was respectful and seemed very knowledgeable about what treatment my son needed. All hospital nurses and staff were attentive and made sure we were comfortable and my son was given the best care I could have asked for.
Dr. Ward was very responsive to issues I had with the original Orth Dr. that saw my daughter in the ER. I was satisfied that any and all issues would be addressed and felt we are in good hands going forward.
My daughter is very comfortable with Dr. Ward. He has been treating her since infancy, and she thinks the world of him.
our visit was very rushed
Doctor Ward, has been and still is very professional in his approach to my issues yet has a deep concern that I am to understand everything in terms that are understandable while at the same time educating me on how my body works and what happens when things go wrong. He allows for questions and I feel very confident in asking even the simple questions of such a professional. We have seen him for many family issues and I am grateful to be under his care again. Such peace of mind and body had come all ready from just one visit. I am confident whatever the out come of this new challenge I will be guided and help by his knowledge and care.
He was rude and no bed side manner
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