Dr. Christina Ward, MD

Dr. Christina Ward, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 42
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Dr. Christina Ward, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in Saint Paul, MN and has been practicing for 10 years. She graduated from Washington Univ Sch Of Med in 2002 and specializes in orthopedic hand surgery and orthopedic surgery.

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

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

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."

2  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

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

80  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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28  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 and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • 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

3.9
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ward to family and friends
13 total reviews (6 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (13)

  • 5
    (9)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (2)
  • 1
    (2)

Dr. Ward's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (6)

Cause me permanent injuries due to her incompetency.
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I went to Dr. Ward because of her history and because she was listed has a Dr. who helped people with specific issues. This was the worst mistake of my life. I brought her medical records indication my medical history and she dictated her notes with false information. I would never recommend her...more
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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...more
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Outstanding
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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...more
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