Dr. David Walner, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat  |  
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Age 54
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Dr. David Walner, MD
Dr. David Walner, MD is an ear, nose, and throat doctor who practices in Niles, IL. He is 54 years old and has been practicing for 27 years. Dr. Walner is affiliated with Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, Evanston Hospital, Highland Park Hospital and Advocate Lutheran General Hospital.

8780 W Golf Rd Ste 200

Niles, IL 60714

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Dr. David Walner, MD

Dr. David Walner, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • 5 More

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Top Care Areas


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Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
more than 24% of peers
Gastrointestinal Diseases
more than 18% of peers
Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
more than 17% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Walner "Dedicated to the highest standard of care for your ear, nose and throat needs. Our practice has been committed to excellence in patient care since its inception in the early 1970's. Each of our partners has expertise that complements the other and allows us to offer the highest quality of care in all aspects of pediatric and adult Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery. All members of our practice are Board Certified in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery."


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  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Pediatric Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat)

Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*

Conditions Treated

  • Bone Disorders
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Infection
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Headache
  • Hearing Loss
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Laryngitis
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nasal Polyp
  • Nosebleed
  • Otitis Media
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Sinus Disorders
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Snoring
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Tinnitus
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsillitis
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis


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  • Adenoidectomy
  • Airway Reconstruction Surgery
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • Excision of Neck Mass
  • Excision or Destruction of Pharynx Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Frenectomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngoscopy
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Myringotomy
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nasal Surgery
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Surgical Procedures
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Tracheostomy
  • Wound Repair

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

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.


  • University Of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1995
  • Rosalind Franklin University Of Medicine Science/The Chicago Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • Northwestern Center Feinberg School Of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1991
  • University Of Illinois Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1995
  • Chldns Hospital Med Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1997
  • University Cincinnati
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1997

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Walner has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Walner's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Walner to family and friends
based on 17 total reviews (6 with comments)
Dr. Walner's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (6)
in Winnetka, IL |
Dr. Walner helped both of my children get thru numerous ear infections. They had ear tubes done and have been virtually cured. Great doctor. Highly recommend.
Chicago, IL |
Smooth tonsil surgery and recovery for my 5 year old. Nice guy, quick to return calls.
in Lake Bluff, IL |
My 5 year-old had the back of her earring embedded in her ear lobe. It was infected and very painful. When Dr Walner walked in, he did NOT wash his hands or wear gloves before examining her ear! He then began touching the infected area, pushing, prodding until she screamed in pain. He said the ONLY way to get it out would be for her to go to the O.R. under anesthesia. So I consulted a pediatric plastic surgeon. Solution: topical cream, a small injection, a tiny incision and no stitches!
All physicians in our practice use hand washing and / or hand sanitizer prior to and after seeing each and every patient in our office. Many children require procedures under anesthesia if they cannot cooperate in the office; but we do our best to work with all patients to discuss all options for optimal treatment and patient comfort. We are sorry you did not have a good experience in our office; but we are glad things worked out well for your child.
in Chicago, IL |
Wonderful dr, very knowledgeable, explained everything in great detail. Performed surgery on my son and we could not be happier with the outcome
Crystal Lake, IL |
Dr. Walner was very good about explaining all procedures that my child was subjected to. He called me several times at home after hours; once to answer a question, and another time to check to see how my child was feeling.
in Park Ridge Illinois |
Unpleasant experience.Waited over 1 hour to see the DR.Doctor was aware of my child's symptoms (common cold) and proceeded by evaluating him with a tongue depressor.After my child coughed the Doctor responded by making a grossed out look, leaned back, walked away and washed his hands and face like if my child was an animal.His response was not acceptable for a health care professional.This M.D. is supposed to be qualified to work with Peds and I wouldn't refer anyone to go see this guy.Not happy
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Dr. Walner accepts 19 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
    Open Access
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma
    Blue Choice
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Golden Rule
  • Health Net
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Principal Financial Group
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
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    Navigate HMO
    Options PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Walner has admitting privileges

Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
1775 Dempster St
Park Ridge, IL 60068
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Evanston Hospital
2650 Ridge Ave
Evanston, IL 60201
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Highland Park Hospital
777 Park Ave W
Highland Park, IL 60035
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