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Dr. Ronald Ward graduated from Loyola University of Los Angeles with a Bachelor of Science Degree in 1968. He attended the University of Southern California School of Medicine and obtained his MD degree in 1972. Dr. Ward started his post-graduate surgical training at Saint Vincent's Hospital and Medical Center in New York City. His second post-graduate year of training was at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Dr. Ward completed his Ear, Nose, and Throat Residency in 1982 at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Oakland, California. He was on staff at the San Francisco Kaiser Permanente Medical Center for 25 years following completion of his residency. He served as Assistant Chief-of-Service and Chief-of-Service. Dr. Ward established his private practice in San Francisco in 2007, now in Larkspur and Pinole, California. Please contact your insurance carrier in advance should there be a question as to financial liability regarding appointments and procedures. Please read your insurance contract especially in area of financial liability, deductibles and whether or not a referral is required from your medical physician prior to being seen by a specialist. Should any questions arise please contact your insurance carrier. Please call me directly or if you wish to make appointment please do so at least 8 to 12 hours in advance. It would be very helpful to Dr. Ward if you could indicate if you belong to a Sub Group or HMO on your insurance registration.
Verified Patient Reviews
Dr. Ward is extremely knowledgeable, and made me feel my health was his utmost concern. He even called me back after the weekend to check on my progress! Thanks, Dr. Ward!
Excellent care. Took the time to talk with me about my condition and I felt comfortable with his advice. Very professional.
He is very kind and experienced.
I absolutely would not recommend Doctor Ward. The bright side of the visit was that there was no wait and he got me in quickly but that's about the only good part of it. He definitely does NOT take Cigna Open Access Plus like the Zoc Doc profile says as I was sent a bill. Extremely disappointed in both this doctor and this service as a whole.
Great Doc. would highly recommend !
Dr. Ward is very easy going and interesting to talk to. Seems very comfortable in his role as a specialist. My sense is he is conservative and safe, which is a big plus when working around someones ear!
Dr Ward was very personable, knowledgeable and reassuring. He made me feel very comfortable. He gave me hope that my diagnosis was curable.
Enjoyed the visit. I got right in and doctor was welcoming and warm. Dr. Ward was thorough and helped me to understand my condition and what I could do to treat it. The only thing was that the office space is kind of small. I am grateful for my visit to Dr. Ward and I would recommend him to others!
Professional & expedient while all aspects of visit were carefully explained.
Dr Ward is very kind and takes his time.
Very through Explained everything Very pleasant worth drive about 50 miles Very clean office
He was such a caring and pleasant man, and very easy to talk to. Explained everything that he was doing and what it meant. I highly recommend him.
Great Guy Great Doctor !
Dr. Ward was really attentive and intelligent on my snoring/nasal passage issue. He definitely knows his field well and is really honest about it; I would recommend him to anyone.
his billing department is a mess. they lost my forms, agreed to accept anthem, keep rebilling me--i paid my extra fee. i am not pleased!
Very impressed. He was very patient and great with my 3.5 year old daughter. A very caring professional and thorough doctor - one that I would definitely recommend!
Very thorough and detailed. Dr Ward is highly experienced, communicated well and provided me specific information on the in-office testing and possible diagnoses. I will definitely see him again for issues that might arise in the future.
Doctor Ward got me in immediately for my ear exam and is working on solving my tinnitus issues. He was very informative and a pleasure to talk with as he didn't make me feel like a patient, but a real person with real concerns.
see above. Appreciated the time & expertise.
He's a wonderful and very thorough doctor. He discovered the cause of my balancing problems which no other doctor had been able to do. He also has a warm personality and excellent bedside manner.
i came for a simple check and he double charge me claiming he ran some sort of a fancy diagnosis on me. never going back there.
On my very first visit to his office, Dr. Ward took his time getting to know me... not only my symptoms, but my feelings, perceptions, and concerns. He treated me like a partner in health.
I appreciated the time he spent with me discussing my health history and profile.
Clean office. Efficient. Pleasant.
Very professional but laid back, put me at ease.
Above all, it was a pleasure to be treated by a medical professional who makes time for and truly cares about his patients. Christian Goepel
The whole experience was great!
Dr. Ward was very friendly and I felt that immediately treat my problem, I am very grateful and comfortable with their service I highly recommend it
Very caring took his time told me exactly what was going on and did some diagnosis that no other ENT's have. The news was not what I wanted to hear but he was upfront with prognosis. I recommend him highly.
I've been his patient for more than 10 years from his office in San Francisco to the current one in Larkspur. This should say a lot!!
Dr. Ward was not only a great Doctor but also a great person. He cares like doctors from 30 years ago.
It went really well! I'm glad to have met him I will recommend him to people in the future
Knowledgable, experienced, I'd recommend him to anyone with a hearing problem before going to a hearing aid dispenser. Don't be thrown off by the fact that his office is in a Laser Surgery center.
Very knowledgeable and thorough. Long drive to see him, but his care is worth it. Would definitely recommend him to anyone.