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Dr. David L Walner Is this you?

About Dr. David L Walner

Dr. David L Walner, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Niles, IL, with another office in Skokie, IL. He has 28 years of experience. His specialties include Pediatrics and Otolaryngology. Dr. Walner is affiliated with Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Northshore Skokie Hospital and Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. Dr. Walner has received 1 award. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

26 Ratings with 22 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. David L Walner is Great. Dr. David L Walner has been rated by 26 patients. From those 26 patients 22 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. David L Walner is 3.7 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Ear Nose And Throat Specialists Of Illinois Ltd

8780 W Golf Rd Ste 200
Niles, IL 60714
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Suburban Ear Nose & Throat Ltd

4905 Old Orchard Ctr Ste 630
Skokie, IL 60077
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Dr. David L Walner has the following 2 specialties

  • Pediatrics

    A pediatrician is a doctor who specializes in the regular care of children, as well as the diagnosis and treatment of illness in children. Young patients are often more complicated to treat because they are still growing and developing.
    While pediatricians may sub-specialize in specific therapy areas like oncology, surgery, ophthalmology, and anesthesiology, in general, pediatricians provide services like vaccinations, health exams, and treatment of common ailments and injuries. In addition, pediatricians are trained to handle the complex emotional and behavioral issues faced by children, especially during puberty.
    Pediatricians normally see their patients from birth until the age of 18, although some may agree to treat patients into their early 20s, if requested.

  • Otolaryngology

    An otolaryngologist is more commonly referred to as an ENT, someone that can treat medical issues you may be having with you ears, nose, or throat. This is a physician who is specially trained to diagnose and treat conditions of the ear, nose, sinuses, larynx (voice box), mouth, throat, head, and neck. These doctors treat patients through both medical and surgical means. For instance, an otolaryngologist may treat an obstruction of the nasal passage, caused by malformation of the nose, through rhinoplasty.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. David L Walner has the following 20 expertise

  • Laser Surgery
  • Ear Diseases
  • Pediatric Diabetes
  • Laryngoscopy
  • Tracheostomy
  • Vaccination
  • Esophagoscopy
  • Immunization
  • Pediatrics
  • Sino-Nasal Disorders
  • Otology
  • Physical
  • Airway Obstruction
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Check-up
  • Ear Surgery (Otologic Surgical Procedures)
  • Sinus Infection (Sinusitis)
  • Endoscopy (Endoscopic Surgery)
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Apnea

Board Certifications

Dr. David L Walner is Board Certified in 1 specialty

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Bad Experience

We really had bad experience with this doctor, he did not have time to explain, he was in the hurry. When I asked questions about procedure he wants to do to my son, he said: "one minute", then he left the room and went to see the other patient. Very disappointed...

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Long Friday Wait Times

Dr. Walner assessed my child for ear infection/fluid issues. He was low pressure and nice, but the wait times during both of our visits were horrendous--one hour the first visit, 45 min on the second one Both were scheduled appointments on a Friday afternoon in the Lincoln Park office. Apparently he does surgery at Lurie Children's on Friday mornings, so there were appointment backups both days because of what we were told were "complications with surgery." (Confidence inspiring, right?) If you schedule at the Lincoln Park office, schedule a Monday visit instead. When Dr. Walner saw us, we really had to push for time with him to ask our questions. His bedside manner isn't awful, but it isn't warm and fuzzy. He seems knowledgeable, and definitely probably works best with patients who are prepared with their questions, efficient and focused during the visit. Come prepared, and come prepared to wait. I should also mention that the woman who runs the front desk in LP is SUPER nice, and as helpful as she can possibly be. She's basically a saint for dealing (with a smile!) with all of the frustrated parents waiting for hours with their cranky kids. We have yet to go through the surgery process with Dr. Walner, so I will update this review after that.

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While I do not trust the information on this site, I will say that I am quite happy with Dr. Walner.

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Do not go to Libertyville.

Dr. Walner has a slightly dry personality, but I thought he was very kind with my son. I would not recommend the Libertyville office at all. They will not let patients use the bathroom (so you have to pack up your kids and belongings and walk to a different floor to find one). Bear in mind this is an office for kids (?!). When I commented on the 1 hour waiting time, I was asked if I wanted to re-schedule. Unbelievable.

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I cannot say enough about Dr. Walner

Dr. Walner has treated 2 of my kids, with the third needing tonsils out. His patience, brillance, and dedication have made all of the difference in my life and in the life of my children. I would fully recommend him in the strongest terms!

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  • Awards

    1 Award

  • Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctors

    Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctors

    Castle Connolly is America's trusted source for the identification of Top Doctors. Their physician-led research team reviews and screens the credentials of tens of thousands of physicians who are nominated by their peers annually, via a nationwide online process, before selecting those physicians who are regionally or nationally among the very best in their medical specialties. Castle Connolly believes strongly that Top Doctors Make a Difference™.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Walner is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

    28 Years Experience

  • University Of Chicago Division Of The Biological Sciences The Pritzker School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1990

  • University Of Illinois College Of Medicine


  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. David L Walner accepts the following insurance providers.

  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois
    • BCBS IL BlueCare Direct
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • Coventry Health Care
    • Coventry Health and Life IL PPO
    • Coventry HealthAmerica PPO
    • Coventry IL PPO
    • Coventry PPO Platinum
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • HealthLink
    • HealthLink PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    • Humana National HMO
    • Humana Preferred PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
  • PriorityHealth
    • PriorityHealth Priority PPO
  • Sagamore Health
    • Sagamore Plus
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

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