Dr. John Ward, MD

Dr. John Ward, MD

Pain ManagementMaleAge 71

Pain Management

Dr. John Ward, MD is a Pain Management Specialist in Noblesville, IN. He is affiliated with Riverview Health. His office accepts new patients.

Locations

Riverview Health Physicians Neuropsychology

Riverview Health395 Westfield Rd Noblesville, IN 46060
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New Patient?
(317) 762-7101

At a Glance

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  • Low Wait Times Patients are usually seen in 10 minutes or less.

Dr. Ward's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Ward

4.6

Based on 29 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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Great listener
On time, X-ray was fast after visit.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
What could be improved
No results
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Ann Green – May 24, 2022
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He was very kind. He made things easy to understand.
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
No results
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Apr 18, 2022
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I would like to commend Dr. Ward and his medical team for the professional way in which they handled my procedure. He was very thorough in the interview and explained the problem in ‘lay terms’ so it was easy for me to understand. Although I was anxious because I’ve never had an epidural, he put my mind at ease. He and his staff had my best interest in mind as they talked me through the whole process. He was exceptionally concerned about my pain level as he administered the potion and stopped when I told him it hurt, waited a few seconds before he proceeded. His nurses made me comfortable and at ease. I feel very blessed that I was referred to him. I’m getting better every day. Thank you, Dr. Ward!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Pat Bell – Apr 02, 2022
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Dr. Ward and his staff are great. He takes time to listen and offer suggestions. He learns his patience problems and finds solutions. His staff is excellent in working through insurance to get thing approved very quickly. He is straight to the point on what needs to be done for pain improvement, and explains things so the patient understands. A doctor is only as good as the information the patient provides. He had reviewed my records and listened very carefully to my problems on the first visit. He is very supportive and he and I work as a committee for the plan to my improvement. Dr. Ward has followed up with phone calls himself to check on pain status and possible next steps. I could not ask for a better doctor and the support that I have received.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Mark S. – Nov 29, 2021
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I went to this Dr for chronic pain. He was extremely rude and arrogant. He actually told me if I quit drinking caffeine my pain would go away. I've met CNAs that knew more about medicine than this jerk.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Daniel Pearson – Nov 25, 2021
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Absolutely wonderful Dr. who takes TIME a d LISTENS to everything! I have never had a Dr. take so much time in listening and explaining everything in such great detail so that I can understand! He also cared enough to provide information for resources. I missed Taki g the Riverview Hospital Survey so wanted to at least be able to get a review out there for others to know that he's very trusting, caring and EXTREMELY THOROUGH!!!!! I APPRECIATE his time and recommendations!!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Mary Featheringill – Nov 19, 2021
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I couldn't be more pleased with my first visit with Dr. Ward and his staff. On time, very thorough examination and took time to explain what was going on with my back and the plan of action to try and eliminate my pain and discomfort. Highly recommend.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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John Sturges – May 03, 2021
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Even if your case is complex and other Dr’s give up he is always there to try something to offer you pain relief. There is nothing worse for a pt than to think your Dr has given up. He has never made me feel like he will give up. Highly recommend Dr. Ward . And his nurse Angela is so nice and efficient.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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JD – Apr 22, 2021
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So far I've had 2 appointments with Dr. Ward. Both were on time, and the staff was awesome. During my 2nd appointment I received steroid injections. They went exactly as Dr. Ward had explained. He takes the time to tell you in detail what is wrong and what he plans to do to help. I would recommend him to anyone.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Suzi F – Apr 06, 2021
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Yes! I already have.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Carol Nash – Apr 05, 2021
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The visit was on time they took me to back ask about the medicine I was on blood pressure then within minutes i took in the room Dr. Ward came in he got his stuff ready then he gave me the shot THANK-YOU girls are great i come home lay rest of the day next day the pain is gone.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Teresa E Johnston – Feb 21, 2021
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The staff are very nice Dr. Ward listens!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Feb 04, 2020
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Dr. Ward always give a detailed explanation of my problem. He offers suggestions as to fix or offers a referral to another doctor.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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JGD – Jan 21, 2020
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He has helped me to be able to function
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Donna Bailey – Nov 20, 2019
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I trust Dr. Ward emphatically. He was there in my hardest days and kept me going. He explains clearly, is kind, does an excellent job, and has a wonderful staff.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Tricia Waddey Newton – Oct 25, 2019
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Amazing Doctor, takes his time to listen and thoroughly explain everything.
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Aug 27, 2019
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Consistently busy, yet Dr Ward is always authentically zen, a rarity. Wish more doctors made the effort to be present in the moment and listen...especially helpful for a longterm pain patient. Support staff all pulling in same direction. Appreciated communication skills of entire team. Excellent experience...and consider myself rather tough and discerning as former healthcare provider.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Aug 24, 2019
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Dr. Ward is very compassionate and he takes the time to talk with you and answer all your questions during the consultation. I was afraid during the injection, but he talked to me throughout and made sure I was ok and did not feel any pain. The injection did not actually hurt. It was more my fear of the unknown. I honestly can't say enough good things about Dr. Ward. I'm moving around better as I wait for my back surgery. His staff is also wonderful.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Amy P in Westfield, IN – Jun 14, 2019
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Dr Ward is kind and compassionate. He went out of his way and gave me a procedure that relieved my agonizing pain from a fractured disc. Even though I was there on the wrong day to receive the procedure, Dr Ward would not let me leave in pain. He performed the procedure anyhow. I could never thank him enough.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Earl Tharp in Arcadia, IN – Sep 25, 2018
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I like that Dr Ward takes the time in consultation to answer any question/concerns you may have. I also like the thorough way he explains what he sees going on, and gives recommendations or referrals.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Diana Harding in Noblesville, IN – Mar 02, 2017
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Dr. Ward's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Steroid Injection
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ward performs Steroid Injection more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Ward performs this procedure more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Epidural Steroid Injection
Spinal Nerve Block
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ward performs Spinal Nerve Block more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Ward performs this procedure more than 96% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Lumbar Medial Branch Block
  • Nerve Root Block
Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ward performs Epidural Block, Facet Blocks more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Ward performs this procedure more than 95% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Epidural Block
  • Facet Block
  • Transforaminal Epidural Block

Dr. Ward's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Breast Cancer
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Gallstones
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Lung Cancer
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Ventral Hernia

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(317) 762-7101

Dr. Ward accepts the following insurance:

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Balanced Blue Access-IN PPO
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Blue Preferred --IN HMO
Blue Preferred --IN POS
Blue Preferred Plus-IN POS
Blue Preferred-IN HMO
Blue Traditional-IN
Bronze Blue Access-IN PPO
Bronze Blue Access-IN PPO Plus
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Gold Blue Access-IN PPO
Gold Blue Access-IN PPO Plus
HealthSync Options-IN POS
Healthy Indiana Plan PPO
Lumenos Plans-IN
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Pathway-IN HMO-POS
Platinum Blue Access-IN PPO
Silver Blue Access-IN PPO
Silver Blue Access-IN PPO Plus
The Christ Hospital Health Network (TCHHN)-IN
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Preferred Plus POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Sagamore Health Network
Sagamore Plus

About Me

Care Philosophy

My goal is to take time to listen and understand your concerns so I can clearly evaluate and diagnose your condition to determine the most appropriate treatment plan.

Biography

Dr. John Ward and the staff at Riverview Interventional Pain Center specialize in treating persistent and chronic pain. A graduate of University of Dublin...Read more

Specialties

  • Pain Management
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Interventional Pain Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Pain Medicine

Education

1987
University Of Chicago
Fellowship Hospital
1986
University Of Chicago
Residency Hospital
1984
University Of Chicago
Internship Hospital

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Dr. John Ward, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Ward frequently treats Steroid Injection, Spinal Nerve Block, and Epidural Block, Facet Blocks. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Ward treats.

Where is Dr. John Ward, MD's office located?

Dr. Ward's office is located at 395 Westfield Rd, Noblesville, IN 46060. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Ward has not yet indicated whether they offer telehealth services. Please contact the office to check for availability/eligibility.

Affiliated Hospitals

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Riverview Health

Noblesville, IN

75% Patients that would definitely recommend, 5% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received