Dr. Christopher M. Walz, MD

Dr. Christopher M. Walz, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat | Male | 41 years old

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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.Read more

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4.6
based on 21 total surveys (3 with reviews)
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in Palm Springs, CA |
I have been a patient of Dr. Walz for about four years. I have a recurring hearing problem in that sometimes I'm almost deaf and at other times my hearing is fine. I swim a lot and it now appears that an ear infection comes after swimming. I saw Dr. Walz a couple of weeks ago and he recommended custom fitted ear plugs. I picked them up last week and they are amazing. No water at all enters the ears when swimming- I'm now in the pool daily and love them. Dr. Walz is the best!!!!
in Palm Desert, CA |
He is consistently a very kind & patient doctor who is thorough. While being Dr. Walz?s patient, I?ve had temporary & semi-permanent tubes put in my ears by Dr. Walz. He & his staff during office visits & procedures made sure to do all they could to keep from aggravating my CRPS. During all the office visits & on the days of my procedures, Dr. Walz has always acted as if I was his only patient, by answering all of my questions no matter how long it took.
in Desert Hot Springs |
After a series of unsatisfactory appointments with other drs in the valley I solicited a stream of referrals from others who had the same condition (nasal polyp) and the outcome of their surgery. Clearly the consensus was dr Walz. He was the most skilled and knowledgable. After less than 45 minutes he accurately assessed the extent and severity of my polyp and was ready to procede to surgery. Soon after I had a successful procedure, and complete recovery. I now breathe normally after 40 years.
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Dr. Walz's Care Philosophy

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.

Dr. Walz's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Ear, Nose, and Throat
  •  Board certified in Otolaryngology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Otolaryngology

Conditions Treated

  • Abscess
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergies
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Deviated Septum
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Infection
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hearing Loss
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukoplakia
  • Lip Cancer
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nasal Polyp
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma of Head, Face, and Neck
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Tinnitus
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsillitis
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Southern California / Keck School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 2002

  • Internship Hospital
    Duke University Medical Center

    Completed in 2003

  • Residency Hospital
    Duke University Medical Center

    Completed in 2007

  • Undergraduate School
    Pepperdine University

    Graduated in 1998

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Procedures Performed

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Endoscopic Sinus 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

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