Dr. Derek Ward, MD

Dr. Derek Ward, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Dr. Derek Ward, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in San Francisco, CA and has been practicing for 9 years. He graduated from Univ Of Ca in 2009 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.


San Francisco, CA 94143

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Chinese Community Health Plan (CCHP)
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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

Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
more than 53% of peers
more than 41% of peers
Low Back Pain
more than 33% of peers

Dr. Ward's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Ward does not have any board certifications listed.

16  Conditions Treated

  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)

2  Procedures

  • Joint Drainage
  • Steroid Injection

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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.


  • Univ Of Ca
    Medical School | Graduated 2009

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Ward has no awards or honors listed.

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
32 total reviews (24 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (32)

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Dr. Ward's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (24)

I highly recommend dr. Ward and his staff. They have made my entire proceedure, from initial consultation thru surgery and follow-up visits, a comfortable and thorough experience. His staff is courteous and caring.
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Dr. Ward is an excellent doctor and surgeon. He is very knowledgeable and explains everything throughly. If you have any questions or concerns after a visit, one of his staff members will get back to you in a timely matter. This office has prepared me for surgery with lots of info prior and follow...more
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Dr. Ward and his team were great. I was home on the same day of my surgery. back at work driving just after 2 weeks
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I would recommend Dr Ward to anyone but his staff and assistants help make the whole process completely satisfying.
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I was referred to Dr. Ward when I was in chronic but moderate pain from arthritis. I was able to get an appointment almost immediately. On our first visit, Dr. Ward discussed all the options. I elected to get a cortisone shot and that helped me for several months. Then I elected to go with...more
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