St. Mary’s Hospital & Medical Center
Internship, Family Practice – completed 2002
University of Washington School of Medicine
University of Washington
Post Graduate, 1997
Brigham Young University
Raymond Ward has strong ties in Bountiful—he is a graduate of Woods Cross High School and currently a Utah Legislator in the House of Representatives. He represents House District 19, which includes most of Bountiful. Dr. Ward is currently a Family Practice Physician and Urgent Care Provider at Ogden Clinic. In his free time, Dr. Ward likes running, reading, writing, Sudoku, and music. He is married with three children and speaks Spanish fluently.
This blog post is part of Ogden Clinic’s Health Inspired, Life Inspired series. Health Inspired, Life Inspired highlights physicians who serve their communities in diverse ways.
Dane Olsen was 17 years old and a senior in high school when a friend invited him to go on an ATV ride after school. The ATV rolled over on him, crushing his right leg. He was hospitalized for ten days, enduring a number of surgeries during that time. Dane took OxyContin to help him cope with the pain. It was after this time that Dane’s mother, Terry Olsen, noticed a change in Dane’s personality. Dane’s OxyContin use had transformed into heroin addiction.https://blog.ogdenclinic.com/2017/03/08/the-fight-against-opioid-and-drug-addiction-in-utah/
Dr. Raymond Ward has been a member of the Utah House of Representatives since 2014. In this episode of The Scope, he shares what motivated him to become involved in the legislature and some changes he'd like to see in our state this year.
Along with Dr. Ward’s family medicine services, he has a special interest in helping people who struggle with narcotic addiction. Dr. Ward discusses his treatment plans to help patients mitigate their narcotic dependence.
Families are facing hard choices with the EpiPen price hike. The cost of the life-saving allergy pen has increased over 400% in recent years, causing many families to hold onto expired product or go without allergy protection. Dr. Ward talks about how this burden can be solved.
Dr. Raymond Ward at Cope Family Medicine | Ogden Clinic treats drug addiction as a medical condition and enjoys helping patients get their life back on track. In this video, Dr. Ward discusses the benefits of Suboxone compared to the frequently prescribed Methadone treatment for narcotic-dependent patients.