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Samuel "Sam" Wentworth Ward, PT, DPT

UNC Health Provider

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Specialties

Rehabilitation and Therapy
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM 7:30 AM - 6:00 PMClosed Today Closed Today
Accepting New Patients

Location Information

UNC Hospitals Rehabilitation Therapies
1807 Fordham Blvd.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
US
Handicap Accessible
Phone:
Fax:
(984) 974-9789

Hours

Day of the WeekHours
Monday7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

About the Provider

Specialties

  • Rehabilitation and Therapy

Subspecialties

  • Physical Therapy

Provider Details

Type: Clinician, Advanced Practice Provider
Gender: Male

About Samuel "Sam" Wentworth Ward, PT, DPT

I chose a career in physical therapy as a perfect combination between my passions for medicine and physical activity. Being a physical therapist allows me to develop extended and lasting relationships with patients, which in turn lets me tailor treatment to be beneficial and meaningful. I approach every patient as an individual, knowing that progress is best achieved through a tailored plan of care that is specific and meaningful to the person...
I chose a career in physical therapy as a perfect combination between my passions for medicine and physical activity. Being a physical therapist allows me to develop extended and lasting relationships with patients, which in turn lets me tailor treatment to be beneficial and meaningful. I approach every patient as an individual, knowing that progress is best achieved through a tailored plan of care that is specific and meaningful to the person in front of me. While the same intervention can be beneficial to different people for different reasons, there is no one-size-fits-all approach. With that being said, I do believe that everyone, myself included, would benefit from a greater amount of physical activity in their daily life whether it is aimed at improving a specific skill or just staying as healthy as possible. I am always curious and open to working within all areas of adult neurologic physical therapy, and have a special interest in chronic conditions including multiple sclerosis, stroke/cerebrovascular accident (CVA), spinal cord injury, pulmonary rehab and lower limb amputation. Within all of these areas I am focused on guiding the patient through a plan of care that meets them where they are and aims to improve their functional mobility. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, traveling, cooking, and pursuing various recreational passions including climbing, running, and surfing.

UNC Health Affiliations

  • UNC Hospitals

Languages

  • English

Doctorate

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2018 - 2021
  • Area: Physical Therapy

Bachelor of Arts

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2007 - 2011
  • Area: Photojournalism
Rehabilitation and therapy

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Commercial Plans (Other than Aetna Whole Health)
  • Aetna Whole Health (Tier 2)
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage Plans (Other than Aetna Prime HMO)
  • AmeriHealth Caritas North Carolina Medicaid
  • BCBSNC Commercial Plans
  • North Carolina State Employees Health Benefit Plan (Active employees)
  • BCBSNC Blue Home with UNC Health Alliance
  • BCBSNC Medicare Advantage (Other than Experience Health)
  • Healthy Blue Medicaid
  • Carolina Complete Health Medicaid (Centene)
  • Cigna Commercial Plans (Other than Cigna Connect)
  • Cigna Secure Medicare Advantage
  • Contigo Health Plan (WakeMed employees only)
  • Humana Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Humana Medicare Private Fee-for-Service
  • North Carolina State Employee Health Benefit Plan (Medicare Advantage for retirees)
  • Liberty Advantage Medicare Advantage
  • MedCost PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare Commercial Plans
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage
  • UnitedHealthcare Exchange (ACA) Plans
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan Medicaid
  • Veterans Affairs Community Care Network
  • WellCare of North Carolina Medicaid
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