Dr. Eric T. Walchak, DO

Dr. Eric T. Walchak, DO

Cardiology | Male | 48 years old

It is important to me that my patients receive personal, compassionate and thorough care that is of the highest quality. As a cardiologist, I view patients as a whole instead of list of symptoms. I actively listen to questions and concerns patients may have and educate them on how to improve their health – and stay well. I have a special interest in treating hypertension and helping patients achieve their blood pressure goals.Read more

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I understand the value of a physician-patient relationship and feel it is important to have open communication with patients. I believe treatment requires looking at the overall health of my patients and not just the present condition or issue.Read more

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I appreciate and welcome all positive and constructive feedback. Your comments will help me continue to provide the best care for my patients.

in Alto, Michigan 49302 |
Dr Walchak has taken excellent care of me. He is very easy to talk with and explains his findings very clearly. I really appreciate his expert treatment and highly recommend him.
in Grand Rapids, MI |
I belive I may have one of his fist patience dr. Walczyk put in my stance in 2005 is Ben my heart doctor from that day on. I feel that dr. Wall check and myself I'm more than doctor patient I feel he is also a friend. And I would recommend dr. Walczyk to all my friends and family.
Grand Rapids, MI |
We would recommend Dr. Walchak to anyone who is looking for a Cardiologist who is very kind and interested in all your cares and concerns. Questions are answered and conditions discussed in terms that are easily understood . He takes time to listen.!!!!! We both said to each other when we got to our car" He is such a nice man and he knows what he is doing". We are thankful for him.
I work with Dr. Walchak and I would recommend him in a second. He is a very thoughtful person with great integrity which he incorporates in his excellent patient care and work environment. Not to mention he is very intelligent. I love picking his brain and he always comes back with the latest statistics. He is someone I would send my family members and friends to!
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Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Hypertension
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Nuclear Cardiology
  • Vascular & Interventional Radiology
  • Vascular Medicine

Board Certifications

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  • Cardiology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Interventional Cardiology

Conditions Treated

Dr. Walchak says..

As an osteopathic physician, I understand the importance of overall wellness in helping people feel better and stay healthy. I educate my patients on how proper nutrition and fitness plays an active role meeting their healthcare goals.

I am also designated as a specialist in clinical hypertension by the American Society of Hypertension (ASH), the first and one of the only physicians to receive this designation in West Michigan. This designation identifies and recognizes my expertise in the management of clinical hypertension and related disorders.

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  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS)
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripartum Cardiomyopathy
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thrombosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Compression
  • Venous Hypertension
  • Venous Insufficiency

Procedures Performed

Dr. Walchak says..

I use a hands-on approach to performing a wide variety of diagnostic and interventional cardiac procedures, including tilt testing, cardioversion and cardiac nuclear stress tests.

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  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Carotid Artery Stent Placement
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Venous Sclerotherapy

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    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    Michigan State University / College Of Osteopathic Medicine

    Graduated in 1997

  • Internship Hospital
    Ingham Regional Medical Center

    Completed in 1998

  • Residency Hospital
    Ingham Regional Medical Center Mi State University College Osteo Medicine

    Completed in 2009

  • Fellowship Hospital
    General Cardiology-Ingham Regional Medical Center

    Completed in 2003

  • Undergraduate School
    Michigan State University

    Graduated in 1991

  • Other Education
    Interventional Cardiology-St. Vincents Hospital Indianapolis

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Specializes in Cardiology
  • Board certified in Cardiology, Internal Medicine and Interventional Cardiology
  • Malpractice claims in Michigan not available
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Walchak says...

It is important to me that my patients receive personal, compassionate and thorough care that is of the highest quality. As a cardiologist, I view patients as a whole instead of list of symptoms. I actively listen to questions and concerns patients may have and educate them on how to improve their health – and stay well.

I have a special interest in treating hypertension and helping patients achieve their blood pressure goals.

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Dr. Walchak's Care Philosophy

I understand the value of a physician-patient relationship and feel it is important to have open communication with patients. I believe treatment requires looking at the overall health of my patients and not just the present condition or issue.

×

Dr. Walchak says...

As an osteopathic physician, I understand the importance of overall wellness in helping people feel better and stay healthy. I educate my patients on how proper nutrition and fitness plays an active role meeting their healthcare goals.

I am also designated as a specialist in clinical hypertension by the American Society of Hypertension (ASH), the first and one of the only physicians to receive this designation in West Michigan. This designation identifies and recognizes my expertise in the management of clinical hypertension and related disorders.

×

Dr. Walchak says...

I use a hands-on approach to performing a wide variety of diagnostic and interventional cardiac procedures, including tilt testing, cardioversion and cardiac nuclear stress tests.

×

Dr. Walchak says...

I appreciate and welcome all positive and constructive feedback. Your comments will help me continue to provide the best care for my patients.