Department Dermatology
Primary Location Beachwood Family Health Center
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Residency - Wayne State University, Department of Dermatology
Dearborn, MI USA

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA

Internship - Detroit Medical Center
Detroit, MI USA

Medical Education - Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, IN USA

Graduate School - Purdue University
Indianapolis, IN USA


  • Dermatology
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 11/26/2019, Dr. Ward has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

262 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

56 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2020

Dr. Ward was easy to talk to and helpful in discussing the concerns I had and advice on what to do!

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2020

will never schedule with dr ward again,felt like I was wasting her time

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2020

Dr listened and gave good advise.

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2020

Dr Ward is an excellent dermatologist. I would highly recommend her without any reservation.

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2020

dr ward was professional, kind and kept me informed of each part of her exam

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2020

Fantastic doctor fantastic staff

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2020

Dr. Ward is very considerate and compassionate and thorough

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2020

the video call did not work . so I don't recommend that. but I'm person with with dr ward was great I will recommend friends and family to her.

Reviewed on May 29, 2020

*Dr. Ward is a pleasure to see.

Reviewed on May 28, 2020

Dr Ward is kind, professional, and very helpful.

Reviewed on May 22, 2020

Doctor was very helpful and thorough.

Reviewed on May 22, 2020

The appointment went smoothly, the Doctor was friendly and I felt comfortable speaking with her as this was my first time meeting Dr. Ward.

Reviewed on May 5, 2020

Dr. word was fantastic! Appeared to be extremely knowledgeable. Was friendly and very kind to me. I will definitely schedule her again

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2020

love Dr. ward! she has helped me with my skin a lot and is so kind and sweet

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2020

used MyChart to email Dr. ward. someone from her office got back to me within the hour. Dr. ward contacted me early the next day.

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2020

Dr. Ward is both pleasant and professional. I felt that during my phone appointment, I was the most important person she was treating that day.

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2020

had a good experience, like the way dr.ward did the procedure

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2020

enjoyed meeting Dr.Ward she was very thorough.

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2020

Dr. Ward was very thorough and explained everything to me.

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2020

Always Excellent and Professional Staff and Physician!!!

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2020

Really enjoy seeing Dr. Ward!!!!

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2020

Dr Ward and her team are the best. They listen to me and educated me when I have questions or I don't understand.

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2020

Dr. Ward has superb bedside manner. She is also very professional. I felt very comfortable seeing her. Also, her medical assistant was excellent as well.

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2020

The physician explained my medical condition and my options. She assisted me in making my decision to have another procedure done to solve another problem I have.

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2020

Dr. Ward is an amazing doctor. I'm so happy to have met her and I definitely trust her with my care in the future.

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2020

Dr. Ward took very good care of me and always answered all of my questions. she monitored my condition thoroughly and made suggestions to speed up my recovery. I am feeling much better than I did when I first came to her office. The staff was always attentive my needs and concerns and I had a very positive experience at the Beachwood office. I would definitely recommend Rachell Ward to friends and family. Thank you.

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2020

Excellent physician and assistant, office staff outstanding.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2020

Dr Ward is wonderful.

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2020

dr ward especially thorough in exam and explanation and questions I had

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2020

Dr. Ward is a model of what every Clinic physician should be re her sensitivity to the needs of the patient

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2020

I called to request an appointment at 1:15 and to my surprise was able to get an appointment the same day at 4:20!The appointment was very close to my home and I was seen almost immediately after check in.Dr. Ward had a calming demeanor yet very professional. I was called the very next day with my biopsy results. This entire experience was A+

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2020

dr ward was excellant

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2020

I simply loved Dr Rachel Ward. she was kind & considerate. She has a wonderful disposition. I'm very happy to have found someone like her for a part of my medical team.

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2020

Dr Ward was very professional & informative

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2019

dr ward was wonderful! she took time to explain everything, was very personable, and very knowledgeable. excellent addition to your stAff!

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2019

first time with dr.liked her a lot

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2019

dr ward was very pleasant enjoyed my experience

Reviewed on Nov 25, 2019

Dr.Ward calling me the next day to inquire how I felt exceeded my expectations.

Reviewed on Nov 25, 2019

Dr Ward's office was maybe the best dermatologist's offices I've ever been to. The staff was wonderful, everyone from the person that answers the phone to the front desk to the nurses in the back. Dr Ward, herself was exceptional. she has a great team going in Beachwood!

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2019

After waiting two months for this appointment, the DR. came in, looked at my concerns, said I had nothing to worry about & I did not need a follow up & then she left the examiner room. so after waiting two months, driving 45 minutes to the facility, waiting in the waiting room, this Dr gave me less than 5 minutes of her time.

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2019

The care provider was very attentive to my problem and seemed to have a real interest in taking care of my concern. She seemed very knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2019

Doctor Ward was very personable. She is the kind of person that one is comfortable being around.

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2019

Dr. Ward was outstanding. She corrected misinformation that had been conveyed to me by another provider and was clear, professional, and kind.

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2019

I would recommend Dr. Ward to anyone.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2019

I felt rushed during my time with the doctor.

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2019

I'm not sure as this is my first visit. it's difficult to say if I would recommend the physician or practice

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2019

Dr. Ward is an excellent addition to the Clinic staff

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2019

Dr. Ward was extremely capable. She promptly evaluated the problem,decided on a course of action, explained it to me and operated.

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2019

Already recommended Dr. Ward to a friend.

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2019

the staff was fine, I felt rushed with the doctor & she barely looked at my scalp (which is what I went in for) told me to use a over the counter medicine & see her in 6 months. also told me I could purchase the treatment for men & it had warning all over it saying NOT For Women, I called & she said it was fine. For what I'm charged I thought she could have taken a few minutes to at least act like she cared.

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2019

Dr. Ward will be my dermatologist for all times!

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2019

Dr Ward is wonderful.. she is pleasant and caring.

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2019

liked Dr Ward very much. she took a lot of time with me.

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2019

She was very easy to talk to and listened to every concern I had. My appointment was at 4 P.M., Dr. Ward was right on time!

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2019

Dr. Ward is an excellent doctor. I look forward to our follow-up!

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2019

Dr. Ward was very informative and helpful. She is calm, courteous, and caring.

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