W. G. Ward, MD
General Surgery
Accepting New Patients
W. G. Ward, MD
General Surgery
Accepting New Patients


Medical care is a collaborative process, a partnership, where my primary responsibility is to inform the patient. Inform them of their disease process and the options available to address that issue. Then we come to a treatment plan together.


Dr. Ward chose to work at OSF HealthCare because he feels that a faith-based outlook on health care is important while the focus remains on the patient and their well-being, not the bottom line.

“Being a patient is an unnerving position to be in, and having been a patient, even with my experience in medicine, I am nervous. I forget the questions I planned on asking, and anxiety replaces reason,” he said. “During an appointment, I try to slow things down and assure the patient I am here to listen and appreciate the trust the patient is placing in me.”

Dr. Ward has a broad background in general surgery, including reflux (heartburn), laparoscopic and open hernia repair, gall bladder disease and surgery, breast surgery, appendectomies, colonoscopies and upper endoscopy, colorectal surgery, colon cancer, general laparoscopic surgery, port placement and removal of lesions and masses. In addition, he was the medical director of a vein center and has treated symptomatic varicose veins for over 20 years.

Dr. Ward moved to Illinois for college and truly loves the values and people of the Midwest. In his spare time, he enjoys gardening, traveling and is a passionate scuba diver and skier.




Board Certifications

Education & Experience

Primary Location

OSF Medical Group - Surgery
1405 West Park Street Suite 200
Urbana IL 61801

Accepted Insurance

Don't see your insurance?

Additional plans may be accepted. If you don't see your plan listed here, call your insurance provider directly to confirm coverage.

  • Aetna
  • Aetna Better Health
  • Aetna Medicare
  • Aetna MMAI
  • Alliance
  • BCBS IL Blue Choice Preferred
  • BCBS IL Med Advantage HMO & PPO
  • Cigna
  • Cofinity
  • Community Partners HealthPlan CPHP)
  • Corvel
  • Employer's Coalition on Health (ECOH)
  • Health Alliance
  • Health Alliance Medicare
  • HealthLink
  • Healthsmart/PPI, Inc./IHG
  • HFN 10 HFN 20
  • HFN CHC-Elite
  • HFN CHC-Premier
  • HFN Platinum
  • Humana Commercial
  • Humana Medicare
  • Humana MMAI
  • Meridian Medicaid
  • Meridian MMAI
  • Molina Medicaid
  • Molina MMAI
  • Multiplan
  • OSF Direct Access Network
  • Private Healthcare Systems
  • United Healthcare Commercial Plans
  • United Healthcare Medicare
  • Wellcare Medicare
  • Youthcare Medicaid