Wendy Walker, MD

Family Medicine
8881 M-119 Highway
Harbor Springs, MI 49740 Get Directions
1.866.696.3847
Wendy Walker, MD
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Annual Membership Fee

412.50every 3 months
825.00every 6 months
1,650.00each year

My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness...

Over the years it has been my passion to help people see the big picture of their health; how their blood sugars affect their heart, how their heart affects their activity level and how their activity affects their mind. The way I see it, we are all given a body that will last about 100 years in the best of environments. We as individuals hold the power, working under the guidance of our doctors using nutrition, exercise, supplements and medications, when necessary, to achieve the quality of health that we desire.

I have always been a global thinker when it comes to healthcare. Not only have I been a full-time family physician for over 20 years, I have also served as Chair for a Hospital Board, a Director for a Health Insurance Board and a Director for two Physician Organization Boards. When I went to medical school, I thought that perhaps I wanted to be a Cardiologist. However, I found out that I loved problem-solving and how all the ‘pieces’ of medicine fit together. By taking care of up to five generations in one family, I have developed lasting relationships with my patients and have learned that ‘medicine’ is a small part of overall health. I am excited to offer personalized health care in my new MDVIP-affiliated practice, similar to a concierge practice, located in Northern Michigan. I look forward to not only optimizing treatment for current illnesses, but also preventing disease. I heard it said once that a “good doctor knows what medicines to put a patient on, but a great doctor knows how to get a patient off them”. By using MDVIP’s model of care and through counseling using the annual wellness exam, I am able to be that doctor and help people achieve their ideal quality of health.
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Dr. Walker's Credentials

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Residency:
MidMichigan Regional Medical Center
Midland, MI
Family Medicine 1995-1996

Internship:
MidMichigan Regional Medical Center
Midland, MI
1993-1994

Medical School:
Michigan State University, College of Human Medicine-Upper Peninsula Campus
East Lansing, MI
Doctorate of Medicine 1993

Undergraduate:
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
Bachelor of Science, Biology 1988

American Board of Family Medicine
McLaren Northern Michigan
Best Doctor in Northern Michigan, Petoskey News Review 2015
#1 Doctor with the Best Bedside Manner, Red Hot Best of Northern Michigan, Traverse Magazine 2011
Gold Gavel Award, The Governance Institute 2009
Priority Health Insurance Company
- Quality Committee 2012-present
- Board of Directors 2011-present
Clinical Assistant Professor, Michigan State University, College of Human Medicine 2011-present
Board of Directors Appointed, Answer Health Physician Organization 2017
American Academy of Family Physicians
Michigan State Medical Society
Michigan
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from Deanna in MI March 27, 2018 for Wendy Walker, MD

Dr Walker gives me family medicine as well as specialized health care. Thanks a bunch!!

from Bob and Liz in MI March 14, 2018 for Wendy Walker, MD

Thanks for sharing your time with us. sometimes the best medicine is someone who listens.

from John in MI March 8, 2018 for Wendy Walker, MD

My wife and I are now in our 70's and we have been relying upon Dr Walker for our medical care for many, many years. We have found Dr Walker and her entire staff to be very highly competent and caring in every respect and we feel blessed to be able to rely upon for her-them for our past years and as we move along in life as the older generation .
Respectfully----------John… See more

from Susan in TX March 6, 2018 for Wendy Walker, MD

Not only is Dr Walker an excellent physician, she truly cares about her patients. She will always take the time necessary to explain what you have going on medically and the time for you to express what is going on in your life.

from Carol in MI March 3, 2018 for Wendy Walker, MD

Dr. Walker has been a wonderful doctor and friend! She not only takes time to listen to my health concerns but also wanting to understand all that goes on that may affect one's health. And, if possible, she is very willing to suggest other ways of treatment if drugs are not one's desire. She truly is a doctor who cares about each of her patients.

from mollie in MI March 3, 2018 for Wendy Walker, MD

Thank you Dr. Walker! My whole family loves you! It is hard to believe that we have been together almost 20 years! We appreciate all that you do! You are always there for all of us- no matter what the need. You always go the extra mile and help us to understand our health and how we can be our best selves! LOVE YOU LOTS! THANKS A MILLION!
The Mark Carter Family

from Betty in MI March 1, 2018 for Wendy Walker, MD

Dr. Walker has listened and helped me in all wellness areas. Thank you Dr. Walker!

from Ann in MI March 1, 2018 for Wendy Walker, MD

When we came to Petoskey 13 years ago, I was a mess. I had tried countless anti-depressants and was having trouble finding one that provided relief. I called your office and was told you were not accepting new patients. I cried my eyes out and you were kind enough to take me on. It's been a long journey to reach the point where I feel my meds are at the right level and I can function.… See more

from Mary D in MI February 28, 2018 for Wendy Walker, MD

Long befire she joined MDVIP, I literally begged Dr Wendy Walker to accept me as a patient. I wrote a fan letter to that effect. Happily I have not regretted this shameless begging one bit

from Kim in MI February 28, 2018 for Wendy Walker, MD

Thank you for being so compassionate and thorough. Thank you for caring enough about your practice and patients to take the steps towards prevention! Thank you for being an outstanding member of our community, we are truly blessed to have you!

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