Ratings for Dr. Natalie Ward
Simply put she is an arrogant doctor that doesn't care about her patients. She runs her practice for efficiency and gives everyone as little time as possible. She pretends to listen but really doesn't care. She thinks she knows what is best for you and gets upset if you don't agree. She doesn't practice collaborative care I find her rude.
I have been with Dr. Ward since she took over from Dr. Cribb, who took over from Dr. Smythe. Since meeting Dr. Ward my opinion has changed for the worse. She is even more brash, arrogant and rude. Her attitude towards patients is one of superiority. She thinks she knows everything and feels confident in her quick assessment. Yet, she has failed to diagnosis my ailments correctly when has led to severe complications in my health and a life threatening situation. The only way I have been diagnosed correctly is by other health care professional who have done the testing that Dr. Ward did not bother to do. Dr. Ward is quick to enter and leave the examining room which I have felt is an expression of her desire to revenue generate. She is rude and just recently instead of reviewing my labs, told me I could come pick them up to review them on my own. Luckily, I was able to do so because quite frankly with a doctor like her, one has to be well-informed about one's own health matters. She simply doesn't care about patients. I am tired of her condescending and haute approach to patient care.
I have been going to Dr. Ward since she took over this practice from Dr. Cribb. As she has had more children, her professionalism has decreased. She no longer takes the time to listen to what my issues are and I have had 6 appointments over the past year each of which was for the same issue and I left the office feeling I was the problem and with no hope of a solution. I would love to change doctors but since I have been at this practice for over 35 years the costs to "move" my chart somewhere else is cost prohibitive. I really would not recommend this doctor to anyone unless you are pregnant. She should just stick to maternity patients as this seems to be her only interest.
Dr Ward is hands down the best doctor I have seen. I'm surprised by some negative comments on here as she was nothing but punctual, caring, and pleasant. Some comments mention she is arrogant which is shocking. She is to the point but I appreciate her frankness as she is a MD not a therapist. I would highly suggest dr Ward, she is brilliant, caring, and doesn't waste your time.
Dr. Ward should stick to maternity patients. She practices verbalizes ageism "at your age (63) pain is normal. I have had to use the walk-in clinic in my area for 4 problems as I was told she was not available for 3 weeks and none of the other doctors in the practice were available for at least 8 days. I was also told not to come to the office when describing my condition as "it might be contagious". She doesn't listen even to the first 10 words and when I wrote it down the next time she glanced at the note and threw it on the floor. When I gave an opinion as to what might be wrong at one point she said "Oh, are you a nurse?" I have received two prescriptons for pharmaceuticals that I had and allery to as I had previously told her.
Dr. Natalie Ward was my doctor for years and just all of a sudden got snotty and just didn't seem to care anymore. She had me overdosed on narcotics and did nothing to help my present symtoms. I had since changed doctors and gotten taken off most of the narcotics and an in a safe situation now and do not miss the mean treatment that I was suddeny given
I am really surprised by the negative reviews of Dr. Ward. I've seen her for years and always found her friendly and helpful. Yes, she is concise and direct, but I much prefer that to vagueness and late appt times! She is always punctual, which is important to me with two little ones in tow. She saw me thru my first pregnancy and birth; and was awesome. She totally championed what I wanted (no c-section) when the OB's wanted otherwise. She was on mat leave for my 2nd and I missed having her care. She is genuine and frank, and I feel like I can say/ask her anything. You do need to be prepared with your questions, but I think that's the only way she can stay on schedule. But if you have concerns, she's 100% willing to listen.
Natalie has an air of superiority about herself that she is the most knowledgable about the body of the patient in the room and as a result comes across as rude and condescending. She does not like to be asked questions, there is no discussion, preferring you to sit and wait for her to tell you what she thinks is best for you, and then its end of story, out the door. She doesn't seem to understand that there is supposed to be a respectful relationship between the patient and doctor not a dictatorship. I would never recommend her to anyone...your better off going into a walk in clinic.
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