Meet Our Doctors and Staff

Joseph P. Crawford. M.D., FACS, Medical Director

Dr. Crawford is the Founder and President of Advanced Urology Associates of Florida. He received his undergraduate degree with honors from Ohio State University and his medical degree with honors from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He completed his surgery and urologic training at the Medical College of Virginia, where he was made a Fellow of the National Bladder Cancer Project in 1983.


Dr. Crawford received the Dr. Bradley Gaither Memorial Prize for excelling in Genitourinary Surgery from the University of Maryland in 1980. He is a member of numerous distinguished medical societies and has lectured internationally on his specialty interests. Dr. Crawford has been published in numerous medical journals.

Advanced Urology Associates of Florida was founded in 1989 and has served the patients on the Treasure and Space Coasts since that time with offices in Vero and Sebastian. Dr. Crawford has served as President of Indian River Surgery Center as well as Chief of Surgery at Sebastian River Medical Center.

Trained in both Adult and Pediatric Urology, Dr. Crawford has advanced training and expertise to include urinary incontinence, male and female sexual dysfunction, urologic lasers as well as cryosurgery of urologic cancers.

Dr. Crawford is a board certified urologist in adult and pediatric urology and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. 

Valerie Ann Ward MSN, ARNP
Valerie Ann Ward MSN ARNP

Valerie Ward completed her BS degree in Nursing at the University of Maryland at Baltimore in 1994 and her masters degree in Nursing at Florida Atlantic University in 2006. In 2001, she was Certified in Medical Legal Consulting by the Florida Risk Management Institute and was Board Certified in Gerontological Nursing.

Ms. Ward worked for two years as a Home Health Nurse with VNA and Associated Home Health. She was Assistant Director of Nursing for Indian River Estates and in 2000 became owner and Geriatric Care Manager for VALCARES Management. Ms. Ward was named Director of Nursing for The Place at Vero Beach in 2002. As Director, she managed resident services, including medical needs and an Alzheimer special care unit, and she directed the 24 hour nursing staff.

In May of 2006, Valerie Ward joined Advanced Urology Associates as Nurse Practitioner, providing care to patients with ongoing urological conditions as well as follow up care to post-op patients.

Ms. Ward has 15 years of geriatric nursing experience and, as a Geriatric Nurse Practitioner, is committed to providing excellent care for all our patients, with a special focus on those over 50.



Advanced Urology Associates of Florida

1986 35TH Avenue, Vero Beach, FL 32960 (772) 562-7220
7945 Bay St. #4, Sebastian, FL 32958 (772) 388-0239