Dr. Ward Hamlet, MD

Dr. Ward Hamlet, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery  ·  
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Age 50
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Dr. Ward Hamlet, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in Fort Wayne, IN and has been practicing for 19 years. He graduated from David Geffen School Of Medicine At UCLA, University Of California, Los Angeles in 1993 and specializes in orthopedic hand surgery and orthopedic surgery.Read his story

5050 N Clinton St

Fort Wayne, IN 46825

Contact Information

(260) 484-8551

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Top Care Areas

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Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
very high
more than 99% of peers
Trigger Finger Release
very high
more than 99% of peers
Ganglion Cyst
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Hamlet's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Hamlet "Ward P. Hamlet, M.D. is an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in surgery of the hand, elbow, shoulder, and microvascular reconstruction. A board certified surgeon, Dr. Hamlet joined Ortho NorthEast in 1999. Dr. Hamlet received his undergraduate degree in molecular biology from the University of Arizona. In 1993, he earned his medical degree with honors from UCLA School of Medicine in Los Angeles. He served his general surgery and orthopaedic residencies at UCLA Medical Center until 1998. He then completed an additional year of fellowship training in hand, elbow and microvascular surgery at the Indiana Hand Center in Indianapolis. Dr. Hamlet also has a special interest in microvascular reconstruction, tendon and bone reconstruction and work-related conditions of the upper extremity, including carpal tunnel syndrome. Dr. Hamlet is a diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners and a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Because of his extensive training, Dr. Hamlet has achieved a Certificate of Added Qualification in surgery of the hand and upper extremity. Dr. Hamlet has published manuscripts in several orthopaedic journals and has given presentations and lectures nationally as well as regionally here in northeastern Indiana. Dr. Hamlet enjoys activities with his two children Jonathan and Elliana including water skiing, snow skiing, tennis, and hiking."

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2  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

2  Board Certifications

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

60  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture

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41  Procedures

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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

  • University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1989
  • David Geffen School Of Medicine At UCLA, University Of California, Los Angeles
    Medical School | Graduated 1993
  • UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, Ca
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1994
  • UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, Ca
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1998
  • The Indiana Hand Center, Indianapolis, IN
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1999

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Hamlet has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Hamlet's Reviews

4.3
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Hamlet to family and friends
72 total reviews (38 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (72)

  • 5
    (56)
  • 4
    (3)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (12)

Dr. Hamlet'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 (38)

Our experience with Dr. Hamlet and his staff was positive in every way. The Ortho NorthEast set up was efficient in every aspect. Dr. Hamlet's nurse and PA were in the exam quickly and Dr. Hamlet followed with timely, easily understood counsel. The entire experience (with a "hurting" shoulder...more
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Have seen Dr Hamlet for several years and always try to use him for any hand or shoulder problems. Great bed side manners and very soft spoken.
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He saw my daughter for congenital trigger thumb. He was very kind and direct. He explained the condition so even I could understand. Not only that, but he took the time to explain how the most cost-effective way of treating my daughter would be. I got the feeling that he not only cared about my...more
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Very personable and extremely knowledgeable/effective care providing doctor. Highly recommend!
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Excellent care by Dr. Hamlet and his staff. Listens to what I had to say.
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