Michael (Mike) Ward, MD

Pediatrics
4.8of 5 | (335) | View Reviews
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Accepting new patients ARC Buda Ages seen from 0 to 19

About Michael (Mike) Ward, MD

  • Dr. Ward particularly enjoys teaching pediatric residents and medical students, woodworking with his father, running with his wife, and spending every possible free moment with his three daughters. He has an active household that includes a set of twins and a pair of labs. He has run two marathons and is married to Mai Duong, MD, also an ARC pediatrician. He is a member of a church and has participated in health-related trips to Mexico.

My goal in caring for my patients and their families is to partner with them in reasonable ways that educate, encourage and empower each one to become a confident caretaker of his or her own health.

Services

Circumcision

Circumcision

Circumcision is a surgery to remove the skin covering the end of the penis, called the foreskin, and is most often done 1 or 2 days after a baby boy’s birth. ARC Pediatricians are available to perform the procedure and answer any questions you may have about the procedure.

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Flu Shots

Flu Shots

A Flu vaccine can help prevent flu-related visits to the doctor each year. CDC recommends everyone 6 months and older get vaccinated every flu season.

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Fluoride Varnish for Children

Fluoride Varnish for Children

Regular dental care should begin by 1 year of age, with a dental check-up at least twice each year for most children. Some children may need check-ups more often.

Immunizations and Schedules

Immunizations and Schedules

Immunizations help provide immunity to children and adults before they are exposed to potentially harmful diseases like hepatitis B, measles, mumps, polio and more.

Pediatric Eye Exam

Pediatric Eye Exam

A pediatric eye exam can detect abnormalities like amblyopia, when the brain fails to process inputs from both eyes and, over time, favors one eye over the other, leading to a lifelong deficit in binocular vision.

Pediatric Meet & Greet

Pediatric Meet & Greet

Preparing for your baby's arrival is an exciting time that can raise questions about the health care your child will receive. A free ARC Pediatric Meet & Greet is an excellent opportunity for you to learn about our practice and inquire about an individual doctors' philosophy of caring for infants, children, and teens. 

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Pediatric Mental Health

Pediatric Mental Health

When you have concerns about your child’s mental or behavioral health, your ARC pediatrician will help you determine the kind of help you need and will help you access the right resources for your child. 

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Telemedicine Visits

Telemedicine Visits

ARC offers telemedicine visits for primary and specialty care. Doctors can quickly evaluate you for a new health issue or follow up with you via a phone call or video visit from the comfort of your home.

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Well-Check Exam

Well-Check Exam

A well-check exam focuses on maintaining your child’s health and is a time to discuss preventive care. Our doctor's cover growth, development, immunization updates, health, safety, nutrition, physical fitness, puberty, acne, learning, behavioral questions, and family and social concerns.

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Locations & Hours

Credentials

  • Board Certifications
    Board Certified in Pediatrics
  • Medical School
    The University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX, 1994
  • Residency
    University of Arizona Affiliated Hospitals, Tucson, AZ, 1997
  • Education
    B.S. Biology, Baylor University, Waco, TX, 1990
  • Professional Positions
    • Medical Student and Resident preceptor
    • Chief Resident, Pediatrics, 1997-98
    • International Medicine Rotation, Vietnam, 1997
    • Former Board Member, Austin Regional Clinic
    • Austin Monthly Magazine Top Pediatricians 2020
    • Top Docs for Kids 2021, Austin Monthly magazine

Patient Reviews

OVERALL PROVIDER RATING

Rating based on the helpfulness of the doctor's nurse and/or medical assistant (MA)

4.8out of 5
  • November 29, 2022

    Everything went fast and smooth. All staff friendly and kind

  • November 29, 2022

    Quick and patient with us ❤️

  • November 29, 2022

    Our first time at this ARC clinic and LOVED it! This is our new ARC main pediatric clinic and we couldn’t be happier!

  • November 28, 2022

    Dr.Ward is the best! My kids love him and he always keeps me calm

  • November 28, 2022

    After hours registration and nurses were rude with my concern

  • November 24, 2022

    Dr. Ward squeezed us in during a busy day, I am so appreciative!!