Dr. Christina Ward, MD

Dr. Christina Ward, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery  |  
Female  |  
Age 41
(13)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Christina Ward, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery doctor who practices in Saint Paul, MN. She is 41 years old and has been practicing for 15 years.

401 Phalen Blvd

Saint Paul, MN 55130

Contact Information

(651) 254-7400

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthPartners
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • 6 More

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Top Care Areas

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Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
very high
more than 89% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
high
more than 85% of peers
Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
high
more than 81% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Ward "I am a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon with subspecialty training in hand surgery. I enjoy taking care of patients of all ages with hand and wrist problems, and I have a special interest in hand and wrist trauma. I work closely with our wonderful hand therapists to help our patients decrease pain and regain function. Although I am a surgeon, I will work with you to understand your condition and all of your operative and nonoperative treatment options."
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Finger
  • Broken Neck
  • Bunion
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Distal Radius Fracture
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Finger Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rupture of Ulnar Collateral Ligament of Thumb
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Thumb Basal Joint Arthritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Ulnar Nerve Entrapment at Wrist
  • Ulnar Nerve Injuries
  • Ulnar Neuropathy
  • Wrist Disorders
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Injuries
  • Wrist Pain
  • Wrist Sprain

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Procedures

  • Arm Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Joint Drainage
  • Neuroplasty
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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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

  • Grinnell College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1998
  • Washington Univ Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 2002
  • University Of Iowa Department Of Orthopaedic Surgery
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2007
  • Univeristy Of Iowa Department Of Orthopaedic Surgery
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2008

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
3.9
based on 13 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Ward's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
I have a severe injury to my wrist, hand and nerves. She did my surgery. Continued to have problems. I ended up out of state to be evaluated the one of the countries best hand surgeon. I was told that my surgery by Dr Ward caused me permanent medical problems. Sure didn't need that on top of everything else that is going on with my wrist/hand!!
in Minneapolis, MN |
I have cubital tunnel syndrome and have been suffering with it for over a year. No amount of PT I did worked. I eventually ended up in the hands of Dr. Ward, and I am extremely grateful that I did. Dr. Ward suggested that I consider release surgery even though I was nervous and scared about the prospect of surgery at such a young age. She guided me through it and with her expertise, and after two months post-op, I can confidently say she has given me my life back. Thank you, Dr. Ward.
in Prior Lake, MN |
Outstanding
in Blaine, MN |
Everything I have needed to improve my ability, both left and right hands, to live a more comfortable life has been improved with her care. She explained things well and the surgeries on my hands and elbows went good. Her staff was professional and attentive. Her behavior a a doctor was very professional and the use of humor great. I say see her for your surgery.
in St. Paul |
Wonderful surgeon.
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Dr. Ward accepts 15 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota
    Blue Cross Accord
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • HealthPartners
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Medicaid
  • Providence Health Plans
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • Ucare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare
  • Wisconsin Physicians Service
  • Worker's Compensation
    Worker's Compensation WC

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Hospitals where Dr. Ward has admitting privileges

Regions Hospital
640 Jackson St
Saint Paul, MN 55101
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