Ward Jeffery C

Jeffery C. Ward, M.D.


Specialties
  • Hematology
  • Medical Oncology
Accepting New Patients
21632 Highway 99
Edmonds, WA 98026
425-673-8300
425-673-8301

General Information


Biography

Additional Information

President, Washington State Medical Oncology Society; American Society of Clinical Oncology Clinical Practice Committee Member; Medicare Contractor Advisory Committe Member for Oncology


As a student at the University of Washington School of Medicine, Dr Ward did a student rotation at, what was then, Stevens Hospital. That experience established a foundation for understanding the value of community based medicine, and his career has been focused on advancing state-of-the-art cancer care in a compassionate and accessible setting. It drives the personal care he gives his patients and a dedication to his profession.

It is this focus that has led him through 19 years of service as Medical Director of Providence Hospice of Snohomish County and an eight year term as Chairman of the Stevens Hospital (now Swedish Edmonds) Cancer Control Committee, firmly believing that great oncology care requires a team approach across a continuum of care settings. In addition, Dr. Ward has a natural talent for making complicated oncology topics easy to understand, and takes them from the bedside to a local newspaper column.

It's in his daily interactions with patients that Dr. Ward maintains his zeal and focus. In his first newspaper column a decade ago, Dr Ward, while acknowledging the excitement and intrigue in the science of cancer, wrote;


"...it is the patients themselves who teach me the most important lessons. My patients remind me day after day that there is more than one way to beat cancer. The human spirit is more resilient than the human body and the ability of individuals to rise above the adversity of the moment never fails to impress me that it is not how long we live, but how we live that determines our legacy."

Specialties
  • Hematology
  • Medical Oncology
Education Background
Medical School: University of Washington School of Medicine
Residency: University of Minnesota
Languages
  • English

Publications

Clinical Experience

Specialties
  • Hematology
  • Medical Oncology
Clinical Interests
  • amyloidosis
  • anemia
  • b12 deficiency anemia
  • blood clotting disorder
  • bone tumor
  • brain neoplasms
  • cancer
  • cancer chemotherapy
  • cancer during pregnancy
  • cancer genomics
  • cancer of pancreas
  • cancer survivorship
  • colorectal malignancy
  • egfr mutation
  • endocrine complications of cancer therapy
  • head and neck cancer care
  • hellp syndrome
  • hematologic malignancies
  • hemochromatosis
  • hemolytic uremic syndrome
  • heparin induced thrombocytopenia
  • hereditary spherocytosis
  • histiocytosis
  • hormone replacement therapy
  • hypogammaglobulinemia
  • idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura
  • iron deficiency anemia
  • leukemia
  • leukopenia
  • lymphoma
  • maternal hematologic disorders
  • myelodysplasia
  • myelodysplastic syndrome
  • neutropenia
  • palliative care
  • pancytopenia
  • paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria
  • petechiae
  • plasma cell dyscrasia
  • polycythemia
  • pulmonary metastases
  • purpura
  • renal cancer
  • rh incompatibility
  • sarcoma
  • secondary polycythemia
  • splenomegaly
  • teratogen exposure
  • testicular cancer
  • thalassemia
  • thrombocytopenia
  • thrombophilia
  • thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura
  • unknown primary cancer

Reviews

Patient Ratings and Comments
 

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey. Responses are measured on a 10-point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5-point scale in order to display results in a 5-star rating. Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments.

4.8 out of 5 (73 Ratings, 16 Comments)

100

08/27/2016
Very thorough in explanation of my platelet count. Good recommendation about options.
100

06/13/2016
Dr. Ward is an exceptional physician that I have ever met. Very caring, understanding, compassion.
100

05/24/2016
I have the most respect for Dr. ward. he listens to my concerns, ties in my history, and brainstorms solutions.
100

05/10/2016
Dr. Ward was pleasant.
100

05/04/2016
Throughout all the treatment & visits. The staff & Dr. Ward were the best!!
100

05/04/2016
Dr Ward explains everything so I can understand
100

05/01/2016
Dr Ward is attentive and acknowledgable. He answers my questions to my satisfaction.
100

04/26/2016
Dr.Ward very easy explain me problem that I understand very fast. Thank you Dr Ward.
100

04/13/2016
He explained how my medication was working in my body - so some big words were used but he did his best to help me to understand.
100

03/15/2016
I have been Dr. Ward's patient for 23 years. He has cared for me through 3 major cancers (still working on the third one.)
100

03/08/2016
A true professional when dealing with patients. My wife and I were very scared upon hearing I was diagnosed with […] cancer. We had no idea what that meant. Your straight forward explanation of what that means and what we could expect during treatment could not have been handed better and left us with a feeling that yes, there could be a positive ending.
100

03/08/2016
Dr. Ward has taken care of me for over 15 years. I am a 20 year survivor of breast cancer and have had a few scares along the way. He and his staff have always moved quickly to address my concerns and perform follow up care. I am very lucky to have him.
100

02/03/2016
Dr. Ward and I have a long history together and understand each other's approach to my health care. I've always trusted his opinion regarding my health issues and appreciate his respect for when I have differing desires/plan of care. We have developed a "team" approach to my health care, which I appreciate! Ultimately, I should be in charge of my health care and Dr. Ward is great at facilitating my "plans".
100

01/18/2016
DR Ward is very good at explaining things. He writes it down.
90

12/09/2015
I had a good experience with Dr. Ward and other staff. I have already recommended him to a friend who needs a great oncologist.
100

11/23/2015
Care for physical AND emotional AND personal health extended - I am a whole person and Dr. Ward extends 'whole care.
21632 Highway 99

Edmonds, WA 98026
425-673-8301