Biography: James Walter, DO
- Vice Chairman, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, UH Portage Medical Center
Fellowship | Hand Surgery - Orthopaedic
Hand Surgery - Orthopaedic - Grandview Medical Center - Kettering Health Network (2016 - 2017)
Residency | Orthopaedic Surgery
Orthopaedic Surgery - South Pointe Hospital (2011 - 2016)
West Virginia School Of Osteopathic Medicine (2011)
Davidson College (2007)
Patient Experience Reviews
Everyone at this location is fantastic. Dr. Walter took his time with me and never felt rushed
I love Dr. Walter: he very clearly explained to me how Kenalog injections in my right hand to treat trigger fingers had, at best, a 50-70% chance of success and should I need it, to call him in two months for additional treatment if needed. So farso goodexcept one untreated finger is mildly bothersome and I may call him to ask whether or not to treat it or leave it alone. Excellent doctor, loved seeing him!
Dr.Walters was fine , prompt , listened , talked about what we was going to do , had me bring in my xrays from wellnow gave me shot in my hand / finger ...wouldn't let him do the other 2 fingers cause it hurt way to bad , told me what cream I could use on it to help it out n that if in when I needed him again , to come back !!! Overall was a good experience n very caring respectful doctor !
All good.Been to UH in Ravenna for several issues. Great having such good care so close to home.
Dr. Walter and his entire staff are always very professional, pleasant and caring. I'm scheduled for hand surgery on *** and I know all will go perfect with Dr. Walter and his awesome team at University Hospital!
Every single person in this office is so kind and caring. Everyone is personable and smart and I never leave without having all the information I need.
Always a great visit,thank you for all you do.
V good system in an out fast
They were all very respectful
Dr. Walter is an excellent doctor with a great bedside manner.
Had good experience with this dr.
Good medical facuity
This was a consultation appointment with a hand orthopedic specialist - not someone I see regularly. The doctor and the staff were on-time, courteous, and helpful.
Dr Walters and his staff are very kind and they know me and they are very good with people
Very good experience.
Very good Doctor
I'm a repeat patient of this Dr. Very pleased with the visit and the outcome.
He was excellent and his staff. Very impressed.
*** Dr Walter is a big part of this,the medical advise he gives me when I'm hurting,and me being a good listener I'm back playing at a high level.again thanks for all you guys do
Dr. Walter took the time to answer all of my questions while checking to make sure that the surgical site was healing properly. I will definitely seek care with him should another need arise in the future.
Excellent professional doctor and staff, recomend them highly
Dr Walter did my emergency surgery and my follow up. He did an excellent job.
It was a great relief to hear about the potential surgery in more detail, since it was considerably less severe than I had anticipated.
I was very impressed with Dr. Walters. I had not seen him before it was suggested by my primary care to see him about some shoulder complaints. He was very professional and very clearly explain anything and everything that was done. I will greatly pleased and I would definitely recommend him if anybody else needs this kind of care.
I have had a good experience with this provider two years ago for surgery on right hand. Everything went smoothly and so I have the confidence he will do so again on my left hand. He and his team were so kind and understanding and that means a lot.
University Hospitals is extremely fortunate to have Dr. Walters and his staff on board! Dr Walters definitely contributes to University Hospitals positive reputation in the locations that he practices out of!!!!
The doctor was very professional and cordial. I felt as though my health condition was taken seriously and he offered options that made sense.
He is excellent
Dr Walter examination of the gangly cyst on my hand, take me to the options to have it taken care of in the office or our patient surgery. I appreciate, he spoke to me in a manner that I felt respected, listen to my concerns, I felt totally relaxed and appreciated the explaining the procedure, and I had my appointment all set up for next month for outpatient surgery. Thank you,
My surgery and recovery went very well. After my stitches were removed Dr. Walter inspected the incision and answered all my questions. Every step of the process from diagnosis to surgery and recovery went perfectly thanks to Dr. Walter and the hospital staff.
Friendly and helpful staff and doctor Such a great experience
Dr. Walters and his staff are very professional and attentive to my needs. Thank you.
Very good treatment by the doctor and his entire staff.I am very pleased with the care that I received from this doctor!
Very nice, good doctor and staff
Very polite and caring Dr. And staff.
Great Doctor! My PCP referred me to him, and it was a great move!
*** Dr.Walter gave me pertinent information about my health issue, the surgery and answered all my questions. The hospital staff were great! The surgery and my recovery were excellent. I was loosing the feeling and use of my left hand. Carpal tunnel surgery is considered to be elective, to me It was major, I have the full use of my left hand again. Thank you Dr.Walter!
Everything was great.
He was very nice and is very knowledgeable about my issue.
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As of December 31, 2016, James Walter did not disclose any Outside Relationships with Industry.