Michael Walker, ND
Midwestern Regional Medical Center
"The most inspiring moments of my work are when patients take knowledgeable action to better their health. I believe all patients should feel firmly in charge of their health and care."
- Michael D. Walker, ND
- Doctorate, Naturopathic Medicine - Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, Tempe, AZ
- BA, History - Yale University, New Haven, CT
- Currently Completing: Naturopathic Oncology - CTCA at Midwestern Regional Medical Center, Zion, IL
Practicing Since: 2013
“The team at CTCA constantly works to improve patient care,” says Michael Walker, a naturopathic resident at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) outside of Chicago. For Walker, providing quality care means building a relationship with each patient.
After earning a bachelor’s degree in history from Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, Walker turned his focus to healthcare. He completed medical prerequisite coursework at Bellevue Community College in Washington, and then earned a doctorate degree in naturopathic medicine from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, Arizona.
During his naturopathic training, Walker completed clinical rotations in community medicine, oncology, geriatric care, endocrinology and intravenous therapy. He also served as a teaching assistant in human biology and completed additional training in kinesiology and physical medicine therapeutics. He joined CTCA in October 2013.
Walker is a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians and the Illinois Association of Naturopathic Physicians.
The integrative, team-based approach at CTCA attracted Walker because it offers patients options. “Patients empower themselves when they reach out to all members of their care team,” he says.
When he’s not at CTCA, Walker enjoys spending time with his family and traveling. He plays sports and remains active, including at his family’s annual reunion, which always includes a half marathon or other athletic challenge.