Michael (Mike) Ward, MD

Michael (Mike) Ward, MD

Pediatrics
4.8of 5 | (314) | View Reviews
About our provider ratings

Accepting new patients ARC Buda Ages seen: 0 - 19 Joined ARC: 1998

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 one or two 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.

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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.

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Pediatric Eye Exam

Pediatric Eye Exam

ARC pediatric eye exams check eye health and scan for amblyopia risk factors, blurry vision, farsightedness, nearsightedness, vision loss, and more.

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 doctors 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
    • Chief Resident, Pediatrics, 1997-98
    • Former Board Member, Austin Regional Clinic
    • International Medicine Rotation, Vietnam, 1997
    • Medical Student and Resident preceptor
  • Awards & Honors
    • Austin Monthly Magazine Top Pediatricians 2020
    • Top Docs for Kids 2021, Austin Monthly magazine

Patient Reviews

OVERALL PROVIDER RATING

Rating based on "Did the healthcare provider or doctor provide the care you expected?"

4.8out of 5
  • January 26, 2023

    Doctor needs to run tests instead of going off his gut feeling.

  • January 25, 2023

    We had a great experience per usual!

  • January 17, 2023

    We love Dr Ward! Great bedside manner with kids.

  • January 14, 2023

    I appreciated that the doctor didn’t just prescribe my son another medication but instead recommended further testing in order to make a better informed decision for his treatment.

  • January 13, 2023

    Very informative, patient and answered all my questions

  • January 10, 2023

    Michael Ward and Buda ARC staff is always so friendly and helpful. Our family loves this location