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Dr. Francisco Ward, DO

Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine ·  Male · Age 55

Dr. Ward

Dr. Francisco Ward, DO is a neuromusculoskeletal medicine specialist in Columbia, MD and has been practicing for 27 years. He graduated from Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine / Midwestern University in 1992 and specializes in neuromusculoskeletal medicine, pain medicine, and more.


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(410) 644-8500

Dr. Ward accepts the following insurance:

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Blue Choice Network POS
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Dr. Ward's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chest Wall Pain Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Chronic Postoperative Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hand Conditions
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT)
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Tension Headache
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

About Me

Care Philosophy

At Seton Pain & Rehabilitation Center, our mission is to optimize the care and quality of life for patients with musculoskeletal pain or neurological impairments by providing high quality rehabilitation and multi-disciplinary holistic pain management services.

Specialties

  • Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine
  • Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy
  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Board Certifications

  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Education

Good Samaritan Hospital
Residency Hospital
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Residency Hospital
1992
Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine / Midwestern University
Medical School
1992

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Ward's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Ward

2.4

Based on 37 reviews

5 Stars
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1 Star
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Poor office staff, horrible customer service
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Bad doctor.
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I have referred people. Dr Ward is wonderful he has a vast knowledge of procedure and besides pain medicine he offers alternative medicine like CBD. I couldn't even hardly walk when I first started seeing him. Not only am I doing better he helps to manade my pain and went far beyond that taking real time to explain CBD that has helped with seizures and anxiety. He is very busy but one of the most compassionate Dr's out there.
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Doctor Ward has been my doctor since my hip and back issues began. He is the best doctor that I have encountered that has helped me. His office is very clean and comfortable and staff very courteous.
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Dr Ward is an excellent doctor. He needs to find better staff. You can NEVER get them to answer the phone to make an appointment.
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Honest and caring
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Dr. Ward will provide a variety of simple adjustments and options for pain management that are not standard, but are functional. He cares for his patients with chronic pain, and has provided me with ways to become even just slightly more functional. He spends the right amount of time with his patients and gives them the dignity of allowing them as much time as they need to come to a resolution for the day’s appointment instead of being coaxed out after 15minutes.
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There is so much I can say about this doctor and his practice. Originally, when I first started seeing this doctor, I was satisfied. As time went on I became more and more frustrated with the way his office conducts business and how I was treated by Dr. Ward. When calling his office, you have to call several times throughout the day to get a live person, when visiting his office for an appointment, plan to be there at least 4-6 hours.
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Dr. Ward and staff, are very cordial as well as professional. On my first visit Dr. Ward took my medical information and ran numerous tests. On the follow up visit Dr. Ward explain a program of treatment regarding my pain issue that works best for me. It's been almost a year and I'm very satisfied with progress of my condition.
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Want to be treated like a drug seeker right out of the gate? Then this is your guy!
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I have seen Dr Ward many times over the years. He has successfully treated me for disk degeneration, worn cartilage in my knees and broken vertebrae. I would highly recommend his services. He is warm and congenial and speaks with his patients as people. He takes his time with patients and treats them individually with passion and concern. I have never felt I was on an assembly line like at other Dr's offices. I highly recommend Dr. Franscisco Ward.
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