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About Dr. Eric Walker
Dr. Eric Walker, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Idaho Falls, ID. He has 24 years of experience. His specialties include Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Walker is affiliated with Mountain View Hospital, Eastern Idaho Regional Med Center and Eastern Idaho Regional Behavioral Health Center. He speaks English.
Dr. Eric Walker has the following 2 specialties
- Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
An osteopath is a physician who is trained in the philosophy of osteopathic medicine. These doctors have a D.O. degree which stands for Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, as opposed to M.D. for Medical Doctor.
Osteopathic medicine differs from conventional medicine, which is sometimes referred to as allopathic medicine, in that they incorporate a type of manual therapy called Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) into their treatment in which they manipulate the spine in order to relieve pain when other methods have not been successful. This is reflective of the philosophical difference between the two types of physicians; osteopaths are trained to treat the body as a whole in the belief that the body is structured with the ability to heal itself while medical doctors treat specific illnesses or symptoms.
Overall, osteopaths and medical doctors in the US are both equally qualified to treat patients and they work in the same settings and provide the same treatments.
- Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
A physiatrist is a doctor who specializes in the rehabilitation and physiological treatment of patients with an illness or injury that affects movement.
These specialists have extensive knowledge of the nerves, muscles, bone, and brain. Physiatrists are also experts in pain medication.
Some common conditions that physiatrists treat are rheumatoid arthritis, neurological and spinal disorders and injuries, chronic pain disorders, like fibromyalgia, and musculoskeletal issues, like broken bones and torn muscles.
These physicians also often coordinate a team of other specialists in order to maximize the patient's recovery, such as occupational therapists, speech therapists, neurologists, orthopedists, and counselors.
Dr. Eric Walker has the following 14 expertise
- Back Pain
- Brain Injuries
- Complex Regional Pain Syndromes
- Electromyography (EMG)
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- Muscle Spasticity
- Spinal Cord Diseases
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Spinal Injuries
- Spinal Stenosis
- Sports Medicine
Dr. Eric Walker is Board Certified in 1 specialty
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I was left in pain for years without any real rehabilitation and offered pills as a solution to my problems. I was young and naive and trusted Dr. Walker, but I was never given any real help with my pain through his practice. He just wanted to give me a prescription for this or for that and I'm not one to take pills so his services turned out to be no use to me. It wasn't until I gave up on Dr. Walker and sought a second and third opinion that I found my way to realigning of my bones through chiropractic adjustments that I FINALLY found the relief I so desperately sought from Dr. Walker. Dr. Walker maybe a very handsome and charming man which gives him an added edge in my opinion. I mean hey if I have to go to the Dr. he might as well be handsome and charming right? Sadly he only offers band aids and this was not what I was after. I wanted a solution to my problem not just a temporary fix... If I had to do it all over again I would have said goodbye to my handsome Dr. long ago and then maybe I'd have found my way to a Chiropractor and the relief I needed so much sooner.
Dr. Walker is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
Mountain View Hospital
Eastern Idaho Regional Med Center
Eastern Idaho Regional Behavioral Health Center
Mountain View Hospital
24 Years Experience
University Of Washington School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1992
Tucson Medical Center
Dr. Eric Walker accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
- Altius Provider Directory
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Idaho
- Blue Cross ID PPO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- First Health PPO
- Moda Health Connexus
Regence Health Plans
- Regence ID Preferred Provider Network
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
Locations & DirectionsWalker Spine & Sport Specialists, 2319 Coronado St, Idaho Falls, ID
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