Dr. Walker was raised in Salt Lake City, Utah and received his Bachelor's degree in biology, with emphasis in neurobiology, from the University of Utah. He received his medical and surgical training through the military. He attended medical school in Bethesda, Maryland at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, graduation in 1990 and was commissioned a Lieutenant in the United States Navy. He completed his internship in General Surgery at the Naval Hospital in Oakland, California. He then served for two years as a General Medical Officer on the U.S.S. Carl Vinson (CVN-70), a nuclear aircraft carrier. Following this, he served as Battalion Surgeon for the 2nd Battalion, 11th Marines, 1st Marine Division at Camp Pendleton, California. After serving at sea and with the Marines, Dr. Walker completed residency at the Naval Medical Center in Portsmouth, Virginia from 1994 to 1998. He was the Chief Resident from 1997 to 1998. He was honored as an outstanding teacher during his residency. From 1998 to 2004 Dr. Walker served as a Staff Otolaryngologist at the Naval Hospital in Great Lakes, Illinois. He was the Otolaryngology Department Head and Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Medical Staff. He also served as Director for Surgical Services during Operation Iraqi Freedom. He held appointments as a Clinical Assistant Professor at two Chicago area medical schools. After leaving active military service he continued serving in the Naval Reserve. In July of 2011 he retired after 25 years of active and reserve service in the United States Navy at the rank of Captain (0-6). Dr. Walker has lectured nationally and internationally on examination of the ear. He continues to give annual instruction at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and Midwestern University in Downers Grove, Illinois. He is an attending physician for rotating medical and physician assistant students who frequently accompany him in his practice. He is married and has four children. Dr. Walker enjoys blues music, is a former Scoutmaster for the Boy Scouts of America, and is an avid outdoorsman.
Dr. Walker and his staff pride themselves in being friendly and thorough. They take the time to explain every aspect of your care including the diagnosis, procedures, and follow up care. Dr. Walker has been serving patients nationally for over 25 years. He understands that many patients have anxiety about doctor visits. He strives to alleviate this anxiety with information, expertise, state-of-the-art facilities, kindness, and outstanding patient care.
Dr. Walker'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
Ear, Nose, and Throat
Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*
Why It Matters: Dr. Walker's Board Certifications
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Conductive Hearing Loss
Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Head and Neck Cancer
Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
Loss of Smell and-or Taste
Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
Vocal Cord Nodule
Vocal Cord Polyp
Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
Ear Plastic Surgery (Otoplasty)
Ear Tube Placement
Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
Head and Neck Surgery
Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
Sleep Apnea Surgery
Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
0 Malpractice Claims
No malpractice history found for Colorado.
What is medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice is issued when negligence by a doctor causes injury to a patient. For example, a doctor may improperly diagnose, treat or medicate outside the standard of medical care. The three types of malpractice are: a settlement, an arbitration award, or a judgment.
If my doctor has malpractice history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact the quality of care you receive. Claim settlements and arbitration awards may occur for a variety of reasons, which should not necessarily reflect negatively on the doctor's professional competence or conduct. You may want to use this information to start a discussion with the doctor about his or her history and specific ability to provide healthcare for you.
How far back does Healthgrades malpractice history go?
Healthgrades reports details of a doctor’s malpractice history when the doctor has at least one closed medical malpractice claim within the last five years, even if he or she no longer practices in that state.
For which states does Healthgrades collect malpractice history?
Healthgrades collects malpractice information from California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact your quality of care. Sometimes multiple states report the same claim. If a provider practices in a state where data is unavailable, please reach out to your local state legislature to help make this data publicly available.
No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
If my doctor has sanction history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades sanction history go?
Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
Uniformed Services Univ Of Hlth Sciences
Medical School | Graduated 1990
Internship Hospital | Completed
Naval Medical Center
Residency Hospital | Completed
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications
Dr. Walker has no media or publications listed.
Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
Memberships & Professional Affiliations
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