Dr. Brad Ward, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 54
(16)
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Dr. Brad Ward, MD
Dr. Ward is a board certified neurosurgeon that specializes in treating complex spine and brain conditions with a patient centered approach. He is highly regarded by his patients, Dr. Ward listens closely to your problems and takes the time to explain all of the risks and benefits of the various treatment options. When surgery is necessary, it is performed in the least invasive way possible to shorten recovery times and reduce pain. Dr. Ward's interest in medicine began at an early age. His father was a veterinarian and as a high school senior in Mississippi, he became an EMT. That work exposed him to patient care and the inner workings of a small hospital, leading him to pursue a career in medicine. During medical school at the University of Mississippi, Dr. Ward worked with a group of neurosurgeons for a summer and the experience convinced him that he wanted to specialize in neurosurgery. Dr. Ward joined The Center's team of expert neurosurgeons in 2001.

2200 NE Neff Rd Ste 200

Bend, OR 97701

Contact Information

(541) 382-3344

Dr. Brad Ward, MD

Dr. Brad Ward, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareSource
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Choice Health
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Health Net
  • HealthPlus
  • HealthPlus Amerigroup
  • 24 More

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Top Care Areas

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See how frequently Dr. Ward performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Low Back Pain
very high
more than 96% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 96% of peers
Spine Disorders
high
more than 83% of peers

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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
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Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebral Vascular Disease
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Extradural Hemorrhage
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rasmussen's Syndrome
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease

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Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Brain Surgery
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Oregon.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Mississippi State University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • University Of Mississippi
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • University Hospital, Jackson, Mississippi
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Ward has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Ward's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ward to family and friends
2.6
based on 16 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Ward Says:

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Dr. Ward's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
in Portland, OR |
Shortly after having my back fused 2 years ago I lost my insurance. I have been in pain ever since but Dr Ward won't see me because even though he and hospital got over $80,000.00, I still owe $260.00. He always seemed pompous when I met with him and spent as little time as possible with me. Said he couldn't see how I could still be in pain after 3 surgeries. Well news flash, I am. Good friend asked for recommendations for back surgery, I told him not to go to Dr Ward.
Hi, We are sorry your experience didn't meet expectations, please contact us at communityrelations@thecenteroregon.com if we can help resolve the issue. Thank you for your feedback.
in Bend, OR |
I've been in Medical for 15 years and the entire experience was absolutely negative. I waited 50 mins in a waiting room, all for a PA to come in and spend 8 minutes with me, then waited for another 15 minutes for Dr.Ward to come in and say he can't help me because I'm pregnant. He did prescribe me a brace that doesn't work for pregnancy. That's the reason why I came to see him. I wanted to see what options I have. His demeanor and his professionalism has a lot to be desired.
Hi, We are sorry your experience didn't meet expectations, please contact us at communityrelations@thecenteroregon.com if we can help resolve the issue. Thank you for your feedback.
in Bend, OR |
Dr. Brad Ward I am writing this, because I can not contain my anger and outrage over your demeanor towards my brother, David Howey, when you spoke with him on the phone July 15th. You all but called him a liar concerning his symptoms. I do not know if this is from experience with drug seeking patients or your character in general. I think the last time he used pain pills was in 2005, when he had his back surgery. David has rarely missed work and thus has built up hundreds of hours of sick
in Mount Vernon, OR |
Very friendly, explained my options before surgery, helped in making my final decision. I?m very happy; I am no longer in pain.
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Dr. Ward accepts 38 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • American Republic
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
    Medicaid
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • CareSource
    Medicaid
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
    Medicaid
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Choice Health
    First Choice Health PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
    GEHA
  • Health Net
    Health Plan of Oregon PPO
    Medicaid
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • HealthPlus
    Medicaid
  • HealthPlus Amerigroup
    Medicaid
  • HealthSmart
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
    Medicaid
  • Humana
  • Husky Health
    Medicaid
  • inHealth
    Medicaid
  • INTotal Health
    Medicaid
  • LifeWise
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medicaid
  • Medico
  • Midwest Health Plan
    Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
    Medicaid
  • Mutual of Omaha
  • ODS Health Plan
  • PacificSource
    Preferred PSN
  • Peach State Health Plan
    Medicaid
  • Providence Health Plans
    Personal Option EPO
    Preferred PPO
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Preferred Provider Network PPN
  • Simply Healthcare Plans
    Medicaid
  • State Farm
  • Staywell (Wellcare)
    Medicaid
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Medicaid
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
  • Wellcare of Georgia
    Medicaid
  • Worker's Compensation
    Worker's Compensation WC

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St. Charles Bend
2500 NE Neff Rd
Bend, OR 97701
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