Dr. David Walner, MD

Pediatric Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat)MaleAge 58

Pediatric Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat)

Dr. David Walner, MD is a Pediatric Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Niles, IL and has over 32 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University Of Medicine Science/The Chicago Medical School medical school in 1990. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Advocate Lutheran General Hospital and Evanston Hospital. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. David Walner, MD

Suburban Ear Nose and Throat Specialists Limited

8780 W Golf Rd Ste 200 Niles, IL 60714
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available
Telehealth services available

Accepting new patients

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Care Philosophy

"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 th..."

- Dr. David Walner, MD

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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No malpractice claims found for Illinois
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Dr. Walner's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Ear Ache
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Dr. Walner treats Ear Ache more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Walner treats this condition more than 89% of his peers

Earwax Buildup
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Dr. Walner treats Earwax Buildup more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Walner treats this condition more than 88% of his peers

Otitis Media
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Dr. Walner treats Otitis Media more than 82% of his peers

Dr. Walner treats this condition more than 82% of his peers

Dr. Walner's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Adenoidectomy
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Audiometry
  • Broken Nose
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Common Cold
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Sleep Disorders
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES)
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hearing Screening
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Home Sleep Study
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Malignant Otitis Externa
  • Maxillary and Malar Fractures
  • Middle Ear Implant Candidacy Evaluation
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral and-or Facial Cleft
  • Oral Cancer Screening
  • Orbital Fracture
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngitis
  • Proctogram
  • Rhinoseptoplasty
  • Salivary Gland Cyst
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep Study
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Scan
  • Tinnitus
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Ultrasound, Thyroid
  • Vertigo
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Wheezing
  • Wound Repair

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(847) 824-4375

Dr. Walner accepts the following insurance:

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National (BlueCard) PPO
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Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Cigna PPO
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Golden Rule
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Preferred PPO
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Principal Financial Group
Sagamore Health Network
Sagamore Plus
Tricare
TriCare for Life
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Options PPO

Dr. Walner's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Walner

4.0

Based on 55 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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Really attentive, patient, and informative
I’ve always really enjoyed our visits with Dr. Walner. We did not have to wait long at all, they were very informative, friendly, never felt rushed. We enjoyed the practice so much we switched to their office which is 30 minutes away to do audiology testing because I trust them so much and valued his feedback. Going to their practice for a hearing test meant we would be able to confer with the doctor right away about the results which is invaluable.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Apr 22, 2022
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Doctor is great!
Dr. Walner is very knowledgeable and explains things well when we have a question or concern. He is thorough, and makes sure my child is getting the care he needs. However, the Hoffman estates clerical staff needs some help. I never got a confirmation call, which resulted in information missed that was needed for my appointment. When checking out, the lady seemed to not care about my needs, and almost charged me more than my copay because she never checked her notes or our information. Clerical staff was not helpful, and almost rude or short when checking in and checking out.
What went well
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
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Feb 08, 2022
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Dr. Walner was patient in hearing us out . We were happy with his diagnosis . He was helpful in extending his services.
What went well
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Aug 16, 2020
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Nice bedside manner. Patient with my daughters questions. All around good experience!
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
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Aug 16, 2020
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Incredible! Very fun and playful with my baby and answered all my questions!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Karen Nielsen – Aug 15, 2020
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There may not be a warm disposition, hugs and cuddles! Lol! We are now in a pandemic so people are not looking for that anymore anyway! I love Dr. Walner. He was matter of fact and to the point! After he performed my son’s adenoidectomy, his support staff was amazing, (they are very personable and make kids feel comfortable). To my surprise, he called us between 9-9:30p that night to follow up on my son! I was highly impressed! In all my years I have Never had a doctor follow up after hours! Thank you Dr. Walner! Procedure went exactly as he explained and we are so happy with the outcome!
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Jay – Aug 14, 2020
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Both of my kids have gone to Dr. Walner for years. He is very patient and thorough and has taken issues seriously that I just knew were causing problems, but that other doctors had previously dismissed outright. He can tell what's going on immediately and is very thorough in explaining conditions, options, his recommendations, and what to expect. He is great at setting kids at ease before an exam or surgery. And, one thing I really appreciate is that he is very responsive to phone calls when we have had ear infections crop up on vacation. Dealing with the office staff isn't always my favorite experience. It's not always clear who you are talking to or even which office you are talking to, and some staff members are super great and helpful, while others are terse and unhelpful, so that part can be frustrating. But I do think it's gotten a little better in the past few years. And i wouldn't change doctors due to office staff. We are really happy and comfortable with Dr. Walner.
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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G.M. – Jul 29, 2020
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Dr. Walner quickly found my daughter’s problem. He was quick and knowledgeable and my daughter feels so much better after seeing him! I highly recommended!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Michelle Foszcz – Jul 22, 2020
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Dr. Walner was amazing from the start. Very calm and caring with my scared son. We ended up needing surgery and I can’t imagine having a better doctor or staff. Thank you!
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Oliver P. – Jul 08, 2020
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Dr. Walner is phenomenal! He performed our son's ear tube surgery and we have seen wonders sense. He takes the time to really educate parents on all aspects of pre and post op clinical information. Highly recommend!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Ashley T. – Jun 13, 2020
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He is straight and to the point, he doesn’t explain in layman terms and talks very fast, but he knows what he is doing and a VERY good doctor. He doesn’t rush into invasive tests or procedures, he will work to get to root of issue and treat before going to bigger and better. Also, he mindful of costs and ways to help patient control out of pocket expenses. Which is nice. I will take needs improvement on bedside, for competency and solid sound medicine any day.
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R. L. – May 23, 2020
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Personally I did not like him for my son & I am glad he’s not his doctor. When he went to go look in my sons ears, he moved his head roughly to the side. My son hasn’t seen him before so he was crying because he was a new doctor/face to him so I thought he’d be more sincere but he wasn’t. I would not recommend him. We like Dr Casper but because of the situation we had to see Dr Walner. Hoping when I have to take my son back again in August we won’t have to see him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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May 05, 2020
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Dr. Walner is always very kind and gentle when taking care of my daughter. At the same time, he is swift with his care, and gets right to the point. He explains things well and advises us as he would a family member. We are 100% happy with and 100% confident in Dr. Walner!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Kali J. – Apr 29, 2020
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He took his time with us and answered all our questions. Made us feel safe and that health precautions were being followed.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Apr 29, 2020
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Poor bedside manner. Rather than asking me to provide consent to obtain my medical records from PCP, he told me to call my PCP to gather my medical info and then call his office with my lab and previous test results. I got the impression that he had no interest in looking into my medical records nor treating me.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Apr 29, 2020
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Very soft-spoken, gentle and nice with my child.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Deb – Mar 14, 2020
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I took my son to r/o the need for a tonsillectomy. Dr. Walner was great with him.
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Mar 04, 2020
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My son love dr Walner. Even though he scopes him he now sits for him because he knows he is in good hands
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Santino – Mar 04, 2020
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Dr. Walner has seen both of our boys over the last three years and is exceptional. He is proactive in his approach to remedy ENT deficiencies but also ensures all steps are taken to create a comprehensive treatment plan. Our oldest had his adenoids shaved and tubes put in at 10 months old and his tonsils removed at 2.5 years old due to hearing and breathing issues. Both times, Dr. Walner performed the operations flawlessly. Our son was back to himself the following day! Our 20 month old goes in this month for tonsils, adenoids and tubes and we again have full confidence in Dr. Walner's abilities. It was Dr. Walner who recommended a sleep study which revealed 96 partial/full breathing obstructions overnight, prompted the tonsil removal at such a young age. Thank you, Dr. Walner and ENT Illinois!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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The Starck Family – Feb 13, 2020
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Dr. Walner made a positive impact on my child's quality of life. He is polite and friendly without being condescending. He is honest and will not try to schedule unnecessary appointments. I trust Dr. Walner with my child's ENT healthcare and can't think of any higher praise.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Feb 13, 2020
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Care Philosophy

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...Read more

Biography

Dr. Walner specializes in Pediatric ENT.  He has been in practice for over 20 years with a great deal of experience in all aspects of ear, nose and...Read more

Specialties

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

Board Certifications

Education

1997
Chldns Hospital Med Center
Fellowship Hospital
1997
University Cincinnati
Fellowship Hospital
1995
University of Illinois Hospital
Residency Hospital
1995
University of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign
Undergraduate School
1991
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Internship Hospital
1990
Rosalind Franklin University Of Medicine Science/The Chicago Medical School
Medical School
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What are Dr. David Walner, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Walner frequently treats Ear Ache, Earwax Buildup, and Otitis Media. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Walner treats.

Where is Dr. David Walner, MD's office located?

Dr. Walner's office is located at 8780 W Golf Rd Ste 200, Niles, IL 60714. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Suburban Ear Nose and Throat Specialists Limited

Suburban Ear Nose & Throat Specialists Ltd.8780 W Golf Rd Ste 200 Niles, IL 60714
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Practice

Lincoln Park Office1460 N Halsted St Ste 506 Chicago, IL 60642
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4905 Old Orchard Ctr Ste 630 Skokie, IL 60077
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Walner is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Advocate Lutheran General Hospital

Park Ridge, IL

72% Patients that would definitely recommend, 2% higher than the national average

24 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)

Evanston Hospital

Evanston, IL

76% Patients that would definitely recommend, 6% higher than the national average

14 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020)

Highland Park Hospital

Highland Park, IL

14 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020)

Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

Chicago, IL