Dr. Christopher Walz, MD

Dr. Christopher Walz, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 42
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Dr. Christopher Walz, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Rancho Mirage, CA and has been practicing for 11 years. He graduated from University Of Southern California / Keck School Of Medicine in 2002 and specializes in ear, nose, and throat.

39000 Bob Hope Dr Ste W301

Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

Contact Information

(760) 340-4566

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Walz performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Ear Ache
very high
more than 99% of peers
Outer Ear Infection
very high
more than 99% of peers
Larynx Conditions
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Walz's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Walz "I believe that the most important part of coming to see a physician is that the patient feels comfortable and is able to communicate their symptoms and concerns effectively. Once a detailed history is obtained, delivering the appropriate medical and/or surgical treatment in an efficient and friendly manner is our goal at Desert, Ear, Nose & Throat."

1  Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

1  Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*

67  Conditions Treated

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18  Procedures

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • ENT Surgery
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Frenectomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Parathyrodectomy
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Tonsillectomy

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Pepperdine University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1998
  • University Of Southern California / Keck School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2002
  • Duke University Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2003
  • Duke University Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2007

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Walz has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Walz's Reviews

4.7
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Walz to family and friends
27 total reviews (8 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (27)

  • 5
    (24)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (2)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (1)

Dr. Walz's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (8)

Dr. Walz was very personal and more important he extracted an item that got lodged in my ear effectively and it did not hurt at all! He was kind to get me in on the same day as well. Excellent knowledge, great tools and thoughtful person! His staff was as efficient and kind as he is and very...more
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This guy is unbelievable as a person and a practitioner! Great.
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Very nice doctor. Pays attention. Very gentle. Gives all the time needed.
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I have the highest respect for Dr. Walz. I had a thyroid cancer problem, and because of previous medical issues with fusions in my neck, causing me to have keloid and scar problems, he felt he should refer me to another surgeon, which he did. In addition, he said he would be happy to provide...more
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I have had ear dysfunction problems since i was a child. Seeing many doctors that couldn't figure out what my problem was and how to treat it was a miserable process. I endured many uncomfortable sicknesses throughout my life as well as surgeries to try to fix the problems. I have never seen a...more
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