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Dr. David Walner, MD

Pediatric Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) •  Male • Age 56

  28 Reviews
Dr. Walner

Ear Nose and Throat Specialists of Illinois / Pediatric Ear Nose and Throat Specialists of Illinois

8780 W Golf Rd Ste 200 Niles, IL 60714
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(847) 674-5585

Dr. David Walner, MD is a pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Niles, IL and has been practicing for 22 years. He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University Of Medicine Science/The Chicago Medical School in 1990 and specializes in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) and ear, nose, and throat.

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Dr. Walner accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Choice Plus POS II
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Assurant Health
AvMed
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Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma
Blue Choice
Cigna
Cigna HMO
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Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
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First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Golden Rule
Health Net
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medicaid
MultiPlan
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PHCS Network PPO
Principal Financial Group
Tricare
TriCare for Life
UnitedHealthCare
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No malpractice claims found for Illinois
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Walner's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Earwax Buildup
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Walner treats Earwax Buildup more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Walner treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Otitis Media
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Walner treats Otitis Media more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Walner treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

Ear Disorders
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Walner treats Ear Disorders more than 88% of his peers

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

Dr. Walner's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Airway Reconstruction Surgery
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Broken Nose
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Common Cold
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dizziness
  • Down Syndrome
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Infection
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Excision of Neck Mass
  • Excision or Destruction of Pharynx Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Frenectomy
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hearing Loss
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Hyperacusis
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngoscopy
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Myringotomy
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nasal Polyp
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nasal Surgery
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Nosebleed
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Pharyngitis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Disorders
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Snoring
  • Surgical Procedures
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Tinnitus
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Tracheostomy
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Wheezing
  • Wound Repair

Dr. Walner's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Walner

3.6

Based on 28 reviews

5 Stars
60.714285714285715%
(17)
4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
3.5714285714285716%
(1)
2 Stars
10.714285714285714%
(3)
1 Star
25%
(7)

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My kids really enjoy seeing Dr. Walner; I highly recommend him; Highly skilled at his profession!
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Dr. Walner was fantastic from start to finish. I felt very confident with his ability to treat my daughter effectively and efficiently from the moment I met him. My daughter had extremely large tonsils (largest many have ever seen). Her speech was being affected. She was only eating soft foods. She had sleep apnea etc. Met with Dr. Walner and he was so wonderful. We had the surgery the following week at Lurie. He was great before and after surgery always keeping me informed. He called that evening to check on her. Called me back the same day when I had a question. My daughter is a new person. Her quality of life has sky rocketed and I have Dr. Walner to thank. If my other children ever have an ENT need then we will definitely be returning to him. You’re in good hands if you choose Dr Walner!!!
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Took my child to see Dr Walner for his ear infection yesterday He was very patient and kind to my 3 year old He explained a plan to me that I understood and answered any questions that I had . I am very grateful that my son has Dr Walner as his ENT
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Very great experience with Dr Walner. Listened to our concerns and answered our questions thoroughly. Would definitely recommend.
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Dr. Walner has performed surgery three times on our two sons. Each time our experience with him was excellent. He is incredibly competent, which is what I want in a surgeon. When I first met him, I wanted him to be warmer and more comforting, but I realized that he is just very focused on patient care. He is straightforward, direct and no-nonsense...again, what I ultimately want in a surgeon. Do not hesitate to use Dr. Walner- our three surgeries could not have been more successful.
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Dr Walner came highly recommended from a top doctor for our family. He preformed two surgeries on both of my children. Tonsils adnoids and tubes. Everything went beautiful and he did an amazing job. He also took time to talk to use to understand everything, we never felt rushed. He also made the kids feel right at home. We also have been to two offices and every staff member we have encountered has been wonderful. thank you Dr Walner and staff for all that you have done for our family.
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We've been using Dr Walner for the past 4.5 years, and have recommended him to our friends and family. He took care of multiple issues for two of our children, operated on them and always did an excellent & professional job. With my kids under his care I feel secure in knowing I'm using someone who is top in his field, cares for what he does, is open and clear about what he does and wont push anything we are uncomfortable with We are now trying to turn the world to get our third treated by him.
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My 17 month went and saw Dr Whalner for excessive ear infections. We went on a Wednesday to his Hoffman Estates office. After seeing my son he scheduled him for tubes and to remove his adenoids. The surgery was set for 7 days later. He was so prompt. The surgery was fast and the end results have been life changing. My son could not hear before the tubes bc the fluid in his ears was so thick. He is a new child that can hear. I am thankful we chose Dr. Whalner. Very prompt and professional.
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Dr. Walner has seen my son since he was 1 year old and has done four minor surgeries to improve my son's hearing and drainage issues. He cares very deeply about delivering medical care and keeps consistently busy. He is straightforward and is focused on the child/patient's needs and being frank about his concerns to the parents. I appreciate his honesty and years of experience and trust him implicitly to care for my son.
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If i could do a zero i would! Please do yourself a favor and get a second opinion before ANY proceedings with this Dr. He is very rude and not comforting at all. He was going to do surgical unnecessary procedures with my child that had absolutly nothing to do with her health conditions! Im so very thankful for our second opinion with a fabulous ENT who took time and said what right procedures need to be done! Parents please think twice about your kids!
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About Me

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 al...

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 Center Feinberg School Of Medicine
Internship Hospital
1990
Rosalind Franklin University Of Medicine Science/The Chicago Medical School
Medical School

Awards

Locations

Ear Nose and Throat Specialists of Illinois / Pediatric Ear Nose and Throat Specialists of Illinois

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Affiliated Dental Specialists, Ltd.

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  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: 8:00am - 12:00pm
    • Sun: closed
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Affiliated Hospitals

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75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)

Evanston Hospital

Evanston, IL

77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)

Highland Park Hospital

Highland Park, IL
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)