Dr. Joseph Walker, MD

Dr. Joseph Walker, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 75
(6)
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Dr. Joseph Walker, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Reno, NV and has been practicing for 41 years. He graduated from Creighton University School Of Medicine in 1968 and specializes in neurosurgery.

5590 Kietzke Ln

Reno, NV 89511

Contact Information

(775) 323-2080

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • ChoiceCare Network
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Dimension Health
  • 12 More

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Top Care Areas

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Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 93% of peers
Low Back Pain
high
more than 86% of peers
Spondylosis
high
more than 84% of peers

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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
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Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease

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Procedures

  • Brain Surgery
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Nevada.

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.

Education

  • Creighton University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1968
  • Atlantic City Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1969
  • Jefferson Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1970
  • University Nc
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1976
  • University Nc
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1977

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Walker has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Walker does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Walker and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Dr. Walker's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Walker to family and friends
4.7
based on 6 total reviews (2 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (6)

  • 5
    (5)
  • 4
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  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Walker's Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
EXCELLENT
Time well spent
EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
GOOD
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

in Reno, NV |
He was direct and to the point. He took the time to explain everything and answer my questions.
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New York, NY |
Doctor Walker removed my benigh tumor iin 2004 ,I am 73 and still here. Love him!
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Now Accepting New Patients
This provider offers the following appointment availability:
Next Day
Dr. Walker accepts 21 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
    Medicaid HMO
  • Assurant Health
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
    Beech Street (Multiplan) PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
    Blue Cross and Blue Shield
    Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
    Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
    Federal Employee Program
  • ChoiceCare Network
    Choice Care (Humana)
    ChoiceCare Network HMO
    ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Dimension Health
    Worker's Compensation
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Golden Rule
  • Health Net
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • Hometown Health Plan
    Medicare Advantage - Freedom Basic PPO
    Medicare Advantage - Value Basic HMO
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
    Amerigroup
    Medicaid HMO
  • MultiPlan
    Kaiser PHCS Network PPO
    PHCS Network
  • Mutual of Omaha
  • Premera Blue Cross
    Heritage Signature
  • Tricare
    Prime
    Standard
    TriCare for Life
    Tricare HMO
    Tricare PPO
    TRICARE Prime Overseas
  • UnitedHealthCare
    AARP MedicareComplete SecureHorizons Plan 1 HMO
    AARP MedicareComplete SecureHorizons Plan 2 HMO
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Options POS
    Options PPO
    Secure Horizons
    Secure Horizons PPO
    United Healthcare
  • Universal Health Network
    Univera Healthcare
    Univera Healthcare PPO
    Universal Health Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Walker has admitting privileges

Renown Regional Medical Center
1155 Mill St
Reno, NV 89502
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Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center
235 W 6th St
Reno, NV 89503
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