Dr Walker gives me family medicine as well as specialized health care. Thanks a bunch!!
My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness...
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.
Dr. Walker's Credentials
MidMichigan Regional Medical Center
Family Medicine 1995-1996
MidMichigan Regional Medical Center
Michigan State University, College of Human Medicine-Upper Peninsula Campus
East Lansing, MI
Doctorate of Medicine 1993
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
Bachelor of Science, Biology 1988
#1 Doctor with the Best Bedside Manner, Red Hot Best of Northern Michigan, Traverse Magazine 2011
Gold Gavel Award, The Governance Institute 2009
- 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
Michigan State Medical Society
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
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.
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
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
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
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!