Dr. Robert Ward III, DO

Dr. Robert Ward III, DO

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58 y/o
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I am a third generation osteopathic physician. I have done fellowships in neuromuscular disease and Osteopathic principles, philosophy and practice. I have been honored to serve as faculty at Michigan State University, North Texas State University and Andrew's University. I was born on the east side of Detroit in Mt. Clemens and grew up in East Lansing. After medical school in Ft Worth, Texas I moved back to the Detroit area for my internship and residency. My residency was at Wayne State including Detroit Receiving, the county medical hospital. I have been in BERRIEN County since August 1991 practicing neurology. I served as the President of the American Osteopathic College of Neurology and Psychiatry. I was honored with not only a Fellowship in the College but later being named the Distinguished Fellow of the College. I served in the American Osteopathic Association House of Delegates forming Policies nationwide. I additionally served as President of the BERRIEN County Medical Society and was a member of the MICHIGAN State Medical Society House of Delegates forming policy decisions statewide. I have been the Stroke Director at Lakeland Regional Health Systems for over 20 years I testified in Lansing at the State Capitol to establish fixed MRI units in BERRIEN County I also testified on behalf of epilepsy patients for reform of driving laws in the state. After training in sleep medicine in the late 1980s, I helped establish the first sleep lab in Berrien County in 1995. I am board certified in Neurology with Certificates of Added Qualification in Sleep Medicine and Neurophysiology. The latter includes the performance of EEGs, EMGs and other diagnostic studies. Though general neurology is my main practice focus, sleep medicine, neurophysiology and osteopathic medicine are inseparable from the practice.

Berrien Regional Associates in Neurology (BRAIN)

3950 Hollywood Rd Ste 230

Saint Joseph, MI 49085
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Accepted insurance

  • ADVANTAGE Health Solutions, Inc.
  • Aetna
  • ASR Health Benefits
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • ChoiceCare Network
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MAPFRE Life Insurance Company of Puerto Rico
  • Medicaid
  • Physicians Health Plan of Northern Indiana, Inc.

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Ward III "I try to give patients the time they need to resolve their problem. This creates a longer wait period but patients have my full attention to try and resolve their problem at each visit."
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Specialties

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine
  • Sleep Medicine
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Board Certifications

  • Neurology
    Accredited by: American Osteopathic Board*
  • Neurophysiology
    Accredited by: American Osteopathic Board of Neurology & Psychiatry*
  • Sleep Medicine
    Accredited by: American Osteopathic Board of Neurology & Psychiatry*
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Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Anterior Horn Disease
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebral Vascular Disease
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chorea (Excluding Huntington's Chorea)
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cluster Headache
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Huntington's Disease
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lambert-Eaton Syndrome
  • Low Back Pain
  • Meningiomas
  • Migraine
  • Movement Disorders
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Myoclonus
  • Narcolepsy and Cataplexy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuro-Muscular Conditions
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Nystagmus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Parkinsonism
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polymyositis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyneuropathy Due to Alcohol and Drugs
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Syncope
  • Tension Headache
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Tourette's Syndrome
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects

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Procedures

  • 24-Hour Ambulatory Electroencephalogram
  • Baclofen Pump Therapy
  • Botox® for Blepharospasm
  • Botox® for Cervical Dystonia
  • Botox® for Chronic Migraine
  • Botox® for Upper Limb Spasticity
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Sleep Disorders
  • Evoked Potential Test
  • Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT)
  • Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT)

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0 Sanctions

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Education

  • Michigan State University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1981
  • Univ Of North Texas Health Science Center Texas College Of Osteopathic Medicine, University Of North Texas Health Science Center At Fort Worth
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • Mt. Clemens General Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1987
  • Wayne State University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1990
  • University Of North Texas Health Science Center / Texas College Of Osteopathic Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1986
  • Wayne State University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1991

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Kanev Award National DO (Award for best resident paper), 1990
  • Distinguished Fellow, American College of Osteopathic Neurology and Psychiatry, 2012
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Lakeland Hospital, Niles

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Hospital Quality

2015 Five Star Recipient for Treatment of Stroke

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Dr. Ward III's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ward III to family and friends
4.0
based on 38 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Ward III Says:

I consistently strive to make patients and their families happy. 

Dr. Ward III's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
in Stevensville, MI |
Dr Ward has been a life line for me as well as my family since being diagnosed with MS. Initially I felt like my life was over. He helped us navigate through many trials. He is so up to date and current with exploring new treatment plans and ways to improve my current situation. I am grateful that his expertise is available in my little corner of the world.
in BENTON HARBOR, MI |
Dr Ward is an excellent doctor and he makes you feel like your in very capable hands, being under his care. He has an extensive knowledge of his craft, and a warm and engaging personality.
in Saint Joseph, MI |
We had an excellent experience with Dr. Ward when we took our son -- professional, knowledgeable and spent quality time with us. Lets us know the care plan and his philosophy.
in Niles, MI |
Just moving to the area I was a little nervous about starting over with a new neurologist. Dr Ward was very attentive to my concerns and my history. Didnt seemed rushed at all took his time with me and addressed my husband's questions also. He is very laid back not pompous at all.
in dowagiac, MI |
Alway straight forward and answers all question in an understandablr way
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Dr. Ward III accepts 18 insurance carriers
  • ADVANTAGE Health Solutions, Inc.
    Advantage Health Solutions
  • Aetna
    Aetna EPO
    Aetna POS
    Aetna PPO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • ASR Health Benefits
    ASR
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
    Open Access
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • ChoiceCare Network
    Choice Care (Humana)
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care Network PPO
    Choice Care PPO
  • MAPFRE Life Insurance Company of Puerto Rico
    Choice
  • Medicaid
  • Physicians Health Plan of Northern Indiana, Inc.
  • Principal Financial Group
  • Trustmark Companies
    Trustmark Insurance Company
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
  • US Health and Life Insurance Company

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Hospitals where Dr. Ward III has admitting privileges

Lakeland Hospital, Niles
31 N Saint Joseph Ave
Niles, MI 49120
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Lakeland Medical Center, St. Joseph
1234 Napier Ave
Saint Joseph, MI 49085
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Lakeland Hospital, Watervliet
400 Medical Park Dr
Watervliet, MI 49098
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