Michael (Mike) Ward, MD

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Pediatrics
4.8of 5 | (214) | 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

Behavioral Evaluation

Behavioral Evaluation

ARC Pediatrics provides behavioral evaluations to gather information to help your child and family.

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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Developmental and Autism Screening

Developmental and Autism Screening

Developmental and Autism screenings are tests that help diagnose developmental challenges in children.

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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Hearing Screenings for School-Age Children

Hearing Screenings for School-Age Children

Hearing screenings are tests to help identify hearing loss in children and its severity.

Lactation Support

Lactation Support

If you choose to breastfeed, your ARC pediatrician, ob/gyn, and care team can provide advice and recommendations. We also partner with Breastfeeding Success (BFS) to help new parents fwith specialized educational materials, classes, and visits with a lactation consultant, as needed.

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Newborn Hearing Screenings

Newborn Hearing Screenings

Hearing loss screenings for newborns help determine if your baby has hearing loss.

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 Immunizations

Pediatric Immunizations

Immunizations are a safe, effective way to protect children from diseases, including some cancers, as well as hospitalization, disability, and death. It is important to maintain routine immunizations during a pandemic or other public health emergency to prevent further outbreaks.

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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 can conduct a screening or refer you to a provider who can determine the kind of help you need and help you access the right resources for your child.

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Pediatric Newborn Visits

Pediatric Newborn Visits

Our dedicated pediatricians offer comprehensive 3-day and 2-week newborn visits designed to ensure the health and well-being of your newest family member.

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Radiology Services

Radiology Services

Radiology services at ARC use imaging to diagnose and treat diseases visualized within the human body. Our full and partial body radiology equipment is a state-of-the-art digital radiology system that offers fast processing, elimination of films, and the ability of our doctors to view images and reports online.

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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
  • February 21, 2024

    We love Dr. Ward! My kids have been with him since they’ve been born, and they always trust him and his team. They’re so comfortable with him and relaxed that going to appointments are a breeze.

  • February 8, 2024

    I love Dr. Ward and his staff!! I will recommend anyone and everyone to him!

  • February 2, 2024

    Dr. Ward is an amazing doctor who is calm, easy going, soft spoken and really listens to concerns. My daughter absolutely loves talking to him about her issues. We know we’ll be heard and he’ll come up with a plan that makes everyone happy.

  • January 31, 2024

    The appointment line I called was incredibly helpful and friendly as well as the front desk.

  • January 31, 2024

    Dr Ward is The Beat!! ARC is lucky to have him on their team!

  • January 25, 2024

    Dr. Ward is wonderful!

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