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About Dr. Patrick J Ward MD

Dr. Patrick J Ward, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Blue Ash, OH. He has 22 years of experience. His specialties include Medical Oncology. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

24 Ratings with 8 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Patrick J Ward is Good. Dr. Patrick J Ward has been rated by 24 patients. From those 24 patients 8 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Patrick J Ward is 3.2 of 5.0 stars.

Location

get directions ONCOLOGY HEMATOLOGY CARE INC
4350 Malsbary Rd Fl 1
Blue Ash, OH 45242

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Specialties

Dr. Patrick J Ward has the following 1 specialty

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Patrick J Ward has the following 10 expertise

  • Lymphoma
  • Leukemia
  • Bone Marrow Transplant
  • Cancer
  • Myeloma
  • Breast Cancer
  • Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Myelofibrosis
  • Chemotherapy
  • Blood Cancer

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Dominic F. Ciafardini

I happen to be doing some research for a friend and needed some information on Dr. Patrick Ward, Oncologist with OHC. In the information I found I was astounded by the characterization of Dr. Ward, the office staff and the OHC Center. I am sorry to hear the comments of the previous reviewers for this is not the Patrick Ward and staff that I know appreciate and respect. I tried to read between the comment lines to see why their treatment was so much different than mine. I believe that the underlying motivation for such negative comments have to do with the concern the reviewers had for their family member that were experiencing the tragedy of dealing with a devastating medical problem. Comments of these reviewers reveal the anxiety they themselves are dealing with and tend to blur the actions and care being taken for their friend or family member. I have been a patient of both Dr. Ward and the OHC staff for over four years. Having not only to deal with one variety of Cancer but another more critical. than the first. We must stop and think about the Physician and staff whose job daily is to deal with patients that already arrive with little hope after being told they have a serious life threatening issue. Most Doctors in this field have the most unpleasant task of offering straight forward answers that are not well received because we have all believed that every Doctor will "fix" every problem, which is a lie we have been telling ourselves for longer than I can remember. Good Doctors are honest with their patients. That honesty in many ways is not what the patient wants to hear. What can we ask of these good people who have to deal every day with knowing that many of their patients will not fare well in their battle with Cancer. How difficult is it for all of them to know that they will win some but will not be able to save all. An incredibly difficult psychological challenge for all who deal with Cancer patients. I have known Dr. Ward for approximately five years. He has always treated me with great care, honesty and concern. I consider him my partner in my personal battle against health issues that he did not create but will fight the good fight with me. As to the staff in the office and the OHC staff in general, I have never met a finer group of people. I am still being treated there every other month. I am always greeted by friendly faces and tender care. The registration staff treats everyone with kindness and efficiency. The Nurses are truly wonderful and make every effort to see that treatments are professionally administered with not only precision but compassion and care. Volunteers support their efforts with kindness and offer their time to make the patients treatment experience better. I am truly saddened that the previous reviewers feel that these people and services did not meet their expectations but I challenge them to find a better place, staff and Doctors that would provide better hope for the patient.

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He Gives Up after Treatment Doesn't Work

This doctor Diagnosed my mother in-law with Stage 4 cancer, proceeded with treatment which started to work or at least hold it off for a while but then it didn't When the doctor realized that she wasn't worth his time anymore he told her she might have 6 months to a year and has been ignoring any ailments that pop up blaming the cancer. Not even bothering to check it out to see if its something that can be managed so she can be made comfortable. She has had to go to her PCP for help and found several things that couldn't have been managed with the proper care to make her comfortable. She is now having to do more radiation on 2 spots on her body again because he ignored it. I have never been so disappointed in how a doctor has treated a patient. No compassion. He made his money off all her treatments and now is throwing her aside when there is nothing more he feels is necessary to be done. I would suggest getting any doctor but this one if you happen to get an opinion from him.

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Dissatisfied!

Office Environment: From the moment you walk into the office, the environment is cold and caustic. The reception staff is most unpleasant...in fact, I've never seen anyone smile. I am unclear as to why an ONCOLOGIST's office would not be approachable and many patients are terminally ill and facing the end of life. Dr. Ward and his nursing staff is unprofessional to say the least. He tries to impress his patients with using SAT/ACT vocabulary, but it misses the audience as in our situation, my father had difficulty hearing. This is not the audience to impress with sophisticated language as the patients are scared and not in a frame of mind to have a doctor pontificate during the appointments. Appointments are dreaded as the usual wait for the doctor or one of his nurse practitioners is well over an hour. It is very dissatisfying to have a doctor rarely see his patients and sends in his unfriendly, inconsistent nurses to send mixed messages. After spending about 2 hours for an appointment, you get to spend several more hours in the chemotherapy area. They are slow and not friendly as well. It can take another hour or so to begin the pre-medication for treatment and several minutes to hours in between IV bags. It is an ALL day appointment. They are not apologetic or empathetic. In fact, Dr. Ward is only interested in giving you his chemical concoction as he serves as a bartender in his spare time. He is NOT interested in the overall care of his patients!!!! Communication: There is virtually no communication between Dr. Ward and his patients. He NEVER returns phone calls no matter what the situation presents. We were told we would see him weekly, but may have a nurse practitioner from time to time. That is a farce because you will wait an hour to see his flunky staff who take their cues from the doctor. What a disgrace to medicine; especially for an oncologist. Do not enter, Pass go, or place your loved one in his care.

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Dissatisfied!

Office Environment: From the moment you walk into the office, the environment is cold and caustic. The reception staff is most unpleasant...in fact, I've never seen anyone smile. I am unclear as to why an ONCOLOGIST's office would not be approachable and many patients are terminally ill and facing the end of life. Dr. Ward and his nursing staff is unprofessional to say the least. He tries to impress his patients with using SAT/ACT vocabulary, but it misses the audience as in our situation, my father had difficulty hearing. This is not the audience to impress with sophisticated language as the patients are scared and not in a frame of mind to have a doctor pontificate during the appointments. Appointments are dreaded as the usual wait for the doctor or one of his nurse practitioners is well over an hour. It is very dissatisfying to have a doctor rarely see his patients and sends in his unfriendly, inconsistent nurses to send mixed messages. After spending about 2 hours for an appointment, you get to spend several more hours in the chemotherapy area. They are slow and not friendly as well. It can take another hour or so to begin the pre-medication for treatment and several minutes to hours in between IV bags. It is an ALL day appointment. They are not apologetic or empathetic. In fact, Dr. Ward is only interested in giving you his chemical concoction as he serves as a bartender in his spare time. He is NOT interested in the overall care of his patients!!!! Communication: There is virtually no communication between Dr. Ward and his patients. He NEVER returns phone calls no matter what the situation presents. We were told we would see him weekly, but may have a nurse practitioner from time to time. That is a farce because you will wait an hour to see his flunky staff who take their cues from the doctor. What a disgrace to medicine; especially for an oncologist. Do not enter, Pass go, or place your loved one in his care.

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One Star

He is very nasty. Does not like his patients to learn about their diseases and how to manage it . Writes snarky comments in patients charts ( like a school girl would) and when asked reasonable questions about treatment options makes notes impermanent records that patients was non complient with treatment and numerous other embellishments.

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  • Education

    22 Years Experience

  • Ohio State University College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1997

  • Ohio State University Medical Center

    Residency

  • Dr. Patrick J Ward Accepts the Following Insurance

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Anthem
    • Anthem Blue Access PPO
    • Anthem Blue Preferred HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois
    • BCBS IL PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • Coventry Health Care
    • Coventry HealthAmerica PPO
  • HealthSpan
    • HealthSpan Access PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    • Humana Preferred PPO
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
    • MMOH SuperMed POS Select
    • MMOH SuperMed PPO Plus
  • Sagamore Health
    • Sagamore Plus
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

More about Dr. Patrick J Ward

With a PhD in drug design, Dr. Ward worked extensively at Ohio State on developing new therapies for breast cancer. He continues that work today in his role as Oncology Hematology Care’s principal investigator for the NSABP (National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project). “I feel that clinical research represents cutting-edge care. We are excited by our ability to deliver this care at OHC.”

Locations & Directions

ONCOLOGY HEMATOLOGY CARE INC, 4350 Malsbary Rd Fl 1, Blue Ash, OH
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