It is comforting to know Dr. Walker is there 24/7 even when we are away for 4 months out of the year. Always spends time to talk and ask about how I am doing. I feel like I am having a conversation with a close friend. The annual physical is the most complete I have ever had. Hope she will be be my doctor always.
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
Testimonials from patients of Dr. Walker
Just received Dr Walker’s call reassuring us she will be available if we need her during this virus issue. We cannot tell you how comforting it is to hear from her and be able to count on her during this crisis and also on a daily basis ! Dr Walker has been there for both my husband and myself as different issues arise! She is also right there to encourage us to live the healthiest life… See more
I am NOT melodramatic, nor do I embellish. I am living proof of the knowledge and professionalism of Dr Wendy Walker.
She not only saved my life once but has done so twice.
The first time, she listened as I nonchalantly mentioned some symptoms I was experiencing that involved cysts that I had a past history of. Without going into details, Dr Walker listened and intuitively she… See more
My husband and I travel to Arizona every winter and inevitably I need to see a doctor at least once throughout the winter season. This year I needed a hip replacement and Dr. Walker contacted a local MDVIP dr., obtained a recommendation for an orthopedic surgeon, and also arranged for the MDVIP dr. to perform my pre-surgery physical. Dr. Walker goes above and beyond with both myself and my… See more
We chose Wendy Walker for our Primary Care doctor when our daughter turned 20 and was too old for a pediatrician over 20 years ago. Wendy had just come to serve in rural Petoskey as a young doctor. Her followers grew to a very large number as she was sought after as the best primary care doctor in Petoskey. She became President of Northern Michigan Hospital, is part owner of Little Traverse… See more
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.