Dr. John Walker, MD

Orthopedic Hand SurgeryMaleAge 62

Dr. Walker
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SportsMED Orthopaedic Surgery and Spine Center

4715 Whitesburg Dr SE Huntsville, AL 35802

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(256) 319-8500

Dr. John Walker, MD is a Orthopedic Hand Surgery Specialist in Huntsville, AL and has over 37 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Walker has more experience with Hand/Wrist, Elbow, and Spine than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University of Alabama At Birmingham medical school in 1984. He is affiliated with medical facilities Crestwood Medical Center and North Alabama Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Walker to book an appointment.


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Frequently Treated by Dr. Walker

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Walker treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Walker treats other conditions, please contact the office at (256) 319-8500.

Hand/Wrist

Hand and wrist conditions including arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, Dupuytren's contracture, and fractures or sprains, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.

Dr. Walker typically treats 76% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 11 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
Trigger Finger
Hand Conditions
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Normal Frequency
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Elbow

Elbow surgeons perform proceduras including arthroscopy, replacement, resurfacing, or tendon repair to treat conditions affecting the elbow, such as arthritis, dislocations, and hyperextension.

Dr. Walker typically treats 64% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Elbow Sprain
Elbow Injuries
Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Spine

Spine specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the bones of the spine, including degenerative spine disease, herniated discs, stenosis, and fractured vertebrae, with treatments including medication, physical therapy, and surgery.

Dr. Walker typically treats 63% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 13 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
Neuroplasty
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Spinal Fusion
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High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Dr. Walker's conditions and procedures:

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement

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Dr. Walker accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Dental Blue 100/200/300
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO

Dr. Walker's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Walker

4.5

Based on 19 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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1 Star
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Dr Walker very successfully performed carpal tunnel and capital tunnel procedures on my left elbow/hand. All office visits have been very professional and Dr Walker is an excellent communicator. Highly recommend!!
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Outstanding Doctor – Mar 13, 2020
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First time to see Dr. Walker and he was great! Took his time discussing my problem and I never felt like he was in a rush. Explained things very well and was very personable. I would highly recommend him.
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K. Mayfield – Nov 05, 2019
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Dr. Walker is simply amazing His experience, skills, bedside manner, and compassionate care make him the best choice for hand care in North Alabama. His team of Tanya Staats (LRNP), along with Regina (surgery scheduler) and Kerry (nurse) all work well together to provide top notch care for those of us blessed to be his patients.
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Debbie L – Sep 23, 2019
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I have been blessed with great doctors. Now I can add Dr.Walker to my list. He was was so professional but very relaxing at the same time. Dr.Walker explained everything is ways I understood. I also love the fact he wants to fix the problem as quick as possible. Thank you Dr.Walker for such a great experience.
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
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Ruth Topete in Florence , AL – Sep 13, 2019
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Dr. Walker was willing to spend as much time as I needed to explain my surgery and recovery issues. He is extremely knowledgeable, as well as being an excellent surgeon. Do not hesitate to entrust your needs to this man. You will not be disappointed.
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Jim Ganoe in New Market, AL – Sep 20, 2017
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Dr. Walker is professional, kind, thourgh, just simply the best hand and wrist Dr. In Hsv! His nurse Rebbeca is also the most professional and kind nurse I've seen in years! Thanks for taking care of my hands!
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Theresa in Hsv, AL – Sep 01, 2017
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Dr. Walker was amazing with my daughter! She had a broken arm and I was able to get a same day appt with him. She received excellent care and her arm healed perfectly! He had a great bedside manner and answered our MANY questions. He made me and my nervous 5 year old feel very comfortable. We could not be more pleased with the care Dr. Walker provided. I highly recommend him!!!
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Aug 28, 2017
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I really feel that Dr. Walker cared how miserable I was having had two surgeries to correct damage to my elbow & ligaments & having been in a splint all summer not being able to use my arm or hand for anything. He treated me with the utmost concern even personally taking me over to x-ray with him holding my arm & elbow in place so that it would not move on one occasion. Dr. Walker's staff of Rene', Jeffery & Michelle really worked to keep me in splints & dry. Wonderful team effort!
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Betty-Ann Bowersox in Meridianville, AL – Aug 26, 2017
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dr walker was the best man that I've eve met in my life, back home in florence al, the Drs their were gonna remove my hand(but not Dr.Walker), he admitted me, kept me for 41 days and performed 29 surgeries. But hey I have my hand and Dr Walker was not only the best but a blessing
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Bridgette Denise Stout Gean in Florence, AL – Mar 16, 2016
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About Me

Biography

Dr. John Walker, MD is a Orthopedic Hand Surgery Specialist in Huntsville, AL and has over 37 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Walker has...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

1992
University Ala School Med Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1991
University Ala School Med Hospital
Residency Hospital
1985
Vanderbilt University
Internship Hospital
1984
University of Alabama At Birmingham
Medical School

Awards

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What are Dr. John Walker, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Walker frequently treats Hand/Wrist, Elbow, and Spine. See all practice areas where Dr. Walker specializes.

Where is Dr. John Walker, MD's office located?

Dr. Walker's office is located at 4715 Whitesburg Dr SE, Huntsville, AL 35802. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

SportsMED Orthopaedic Surgery and Spine Center

SportsMED Orthopaedic Surgery and Spine Center4715 Whitesburg Dr SE Huntsville, AL 35802
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    • 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: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Athens Office22423 US Highway 72 Athens, AL 35613
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    • 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: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Crestwood Medical Center

Huntsville, AL

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

North Alabama Medical Center

Florence, AL

62% Patient experience rating, 7% lower than the national average