Donald Walker, NP-C - Asante

Donald Walker, NP-C

Donald Walker, NP-C

Patient Rating
4.62 / 5 (Based on 253 reviews) Read Patient Experiences

Nurse Practitioner

Services offered

Geriatric Services and Primary Care

Locations

Asante Family Medicine – 628 N Main
628 N Main St.
Ashland, Oregon 97520
Main: 541-201-4930
Fax: 541-201-4931

About this provider

This provider is currently only accepting new patients who are enrolled in AHNPlus through their employer’s health plan.


Don Walker, NP-C, builds trusting relationships with his patients and their families and enjoys learning real-life history from his patients. He is a board-certified nurse practitioner with a special interest in caring for elderly adults.

Services

  • Manages complex conditions and geriatric health concerns
  • Serves as a support and advocate for families and caregivers

Asante Care Management

Our care team approach puts you at the center of care by connecting you with community resources, creating an individualized care plan, coordinating transportation when needed and following up to ensure your health care needs are met.

Education and training

Education

University of Arkansas - Fayetteville, Doctor of Nursing Practice
Saint Louis University - Missouri, Master of Science in Nursing
University of Arkansas - Fort Smith, Associate Degree in Nursing
University of Phoenix - Arizona, Master of Health Administration

Certifications

  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
  • Post-masters certificate in adult/gerontology primary care to provide advanced nursing care for adults of all ages.

Patient experiences

July 24, 2022
This was my first time seeing Donald Walker. He was wonderful. I'm very happy with him
July 22, 2022
Don Walker [ ]
July 21, 2022
Dr. Walker has been excellent. My former doctor retired last year and I was nervous I wouldn't find a doctor I liked. But I have been very pleased with Dr. Walker's knowledge and care.
July 21, 2022
Dr. Walker is fantastic. I know he is not an MD but he is a doctor to me. I wouldn't trade him as a doctor for anything. He's quick, always knowledgeable, and just as nice as can be. Also the girls in his office are adorable. And I'm talking about adorable compared to all of the other amazing and adorable healthcare providers in this area. Dr. Walker and his team are exceptional. I trust them completely.
July 18, 2022
I'm a new patient and all my interactions with Dr. Walker and staff have been outstanding considering the nightmare Covid has affected the medical field. Dr. Walker is the best primary care doctor I've had in quite some time. Please try to retain him in the system.
July 18, 2022
he was super attentive, well informed, patient, and clearly dedicated to my health
July 14, 2022
They are all great!
July 11, 2022
EVERYONE was exceptional with my experience with Asante - especially Donald Walker. He is thorough, listens to my needs, follows through with his referrals, and seems to have an extensive knowledge of my needs, and insight about solutions to treatment. He is also relatable. I feel like I am treated like a person with respect. He has an excellent bedside manner. All of the other staff I have encountered at his office and on the phone have also been kind, personable, and helpful.
July 08, 2022
I can't say enough good things about Don and his assistant, Shayla. They are both treasures and wonderful.
July 07, 2022
All the staff.
July 06, 2022
Don Walker and his assistant Shayla were extremely attentive, knowledgeable, helpful regarding my care. They spent plenty of time answering my questions and explaining my health issues. I felt like a valued patient and I am very confident being under their care!
July 03, 2022
Dr. Walker and his assistant /RN
July 02, 2022
Donald Walker is fairly new to me and may be the most informed an conscientious PCP I've ever had. He's always professional but I feel he is very easy to talk to and it seems he really cares about my issue and listens to my ideas as well. Thank you for recommending him for my PCP!
July 01, 2022
Friendliness and courtesy of all staff while being very professional.
July 01, 2022
I sent a note thru MyChart about my concerning health and got immediate response from Don's staff. Very impressive.
July 01, 2022
Walker was exceptional in everything.
June 29, 2022
I appreciate the entire team working with Dr. Walker.
June 29, 2022
My provider is attentive and spends time with me
June 28, 2022
Dr. Walker
June 28, 2022
I saw Don for a follow up from an Urgent Care visit. He is not my regular provider, but I was very impressed with the time he spent listening to my problems. He was compassionate and empathetic, I very much appreciated this. I wish he could be my PCP!
June 28, 2022
Dr Walker heard about my dissatisfaction with having my care moved to Talent. He made room on his patient list for me. He listened to me describe my current symptoms and methodically sought a diagnosis.
June 28, 2022
I usually only visit the office once a year for follow ups on meds and things like that. Since last year there is a whole new group of people working at this facility. I was a little nervous meeting the new team. There was no reason for that. Everyone was super friendly and professional. The receptionists were super friendly. Shayla was my nurse, and she was so friendly and such a joy to work with. She asked all the right questions and didn't make me feel rushed at all. Now Mr. Walker was like a breath of fresh air. I have to say of all the doctor I have seen in the last 10 plus years he was the most relaxed yet professional, friendly and courteous person I have seen at Asante. He made me comfortable, and he didn't not rush me at all and answered all of my questions, even the little ones. I have to be honest I can't wait for my next year's appointment. I'm super pleased
June 28, 2022
Every single person I encountered was amazing. Always a great experience.
June 28, 2022
Don Walker
June 28, 2022
Don Walker and his assistant Shayla have been excellent. I feel very comfortable with them both.
May 20, 2022
All are super!!! No complaints on anyone I love all I the office
May 10, 2022
I am a new patient from out of state. So far, everyone has been very courteous and respectful.
April 30, 2022
Don Walker and his entire staff deserve 5 Stars for their compassion, concern, and professional expertise.
April 28, 2022
Dr. Walker & reception were great.
April 07, 2022
Don Walker, first visit with him. He was personal & put me to ease. He took time to hear my concerns of medical issues. He quickly set up [service]. Don put interest of getting on the course of good wellness. I feel & hope I will have him as my care provider for continue care.
April 06, 2022
Dr. Walker has been excellent. I recently had to find a new pcp because mine retired. I have been very happy with Dr. Walker in all facets since.
March 29, 2022
Thus was my first visit with him. He listened
March 19, 2022
All involved
March 18, 2022
Donald Walker is the exception in that he doesn't have an 'agenda' with me... he listens and works with me.Mary, the receptionist, is personable and considerate.April, one of Walker's nurses is calm, thorough, and makes me feel human and heard.
March 18, 2022
Don and Shayla
March 17, 2022
Dr. Walker was very kind and listened with care as he went over recent labs with me, current medications, and health goals. He was able to provide clear answers and options to my questions.
March 13, 2022
I believe her name was Sherly? I'm sorry, not good with names. Also Dr. WALKERS MA. She's always very nice and helps answer any question I have.
March 13, 2022
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March 10, 2022
Bethany
February 23, 2022
Don Walker has been excellent. I trust him.
February 21, 2022
Mary at the front desk was very helpful and patient.
February 21, 2022
Donald Walker really listened and addressed my concerns so that I was able to get the care I needed.
February 18, 2022
Mary at the front desk was very patient and helpful in dealing with insurance and registration issues. Thank you!
February 18, 2022
For the past four years Doctors have changed at both Talent Asante and Ashland Asante. I was assigned back and forth as needed. I have only seen Donald Walker once and he made arrangements for blood tests and bone density test. I was very pleased at that because I have to take [Rx] as I do not have a working [ ] and keeping levels correct is important. Only days after seeing Dr. Walker his nurse called to check on me and see if I was doing fine. I have not had a Doctor/Nurse call to check on me in years. I am very impressed with the level of care I am getting at Ashland Asante with Dr. Walker & staff.
February 18, 2022
Donald Walker and staff
February 17, 2022
Dr Walkers nurse, she was friendly and completely took time to be sure I was ok to leave the office after my pimple was cleaned out and that I was not upset.
February 17, 2022
Dr.[ ]
February 16, 2022
Don Walker was knowledgeable and great and was the first provider that I've ever seen that let me know there were treatment options for my condition.
February 16, 2022
Receptionist were great at the office and I really enjoyed meeting Donald Walker a very good healthcare nurse practitioner so I have switched back to the office where I feel much more comfortable
February 15, 2022
On two occasions I called in for help because I was new again to Regence/Asante. I called the general 800 number. Both times those assisting me were very helpful, friendly and patient with me. One of the best call in for help of any kind I've experienced
February 14, 2022
Mary is always very helpful.
February 13, 2022
Dr. Walker listened to me something my regular Dr, has not done in 2 years
February 06, 2022
Lady came in and talked about home life problems
February 04, 2022
Everyone was very helpful. The clinic was very busy and I had to wait a bit past my appointment time. Otherwise I would give the clinic an outstanding review.
February 03, 2022
My Chart access.
February 03, 2022
The provider himself Donald Walker
February 03, 2022
Both Donald Walker and his medical assistant (I don't know how to spell her name, Shayla?) were outstanding. I am especially grateful that, after I found out my Rite-Aid pharmacy in Klamath Falls was closed for three days, the medical assistant recommended a pharmacy called Medicap in Talent and sent my prescription for antibiotics to them, which they filled right away. Also this pharmacy had a drive-up window to pick up the prescription which was important to me. I was very happy with the pharmacist at Medicap and very very grateful to the medical assistant at Asante for recommending them. She is an outstanding employee!
February 02, 2022
Even though I had to have a video/audio appointment, Donald Walker made me feel like I was in his office, face-to-face!
February 01, 2022
I met Don for the first time last week. He is great, caring, concerned and interested. Thanks
February 01, 2022
The three nurses in the prep for my hernia surgery were extremely respectful and professional in preparing me for surgery. Everyone in the ER when I showed up for being constipated.
February 01, 2022
Mary at Donald Walker's office, front desk, was very helpful in bird-dogging a referral to a specific specialist for my partner, who is also a patient of Donald Walker.
January 25, 2022
The office staff are great, and I really like everyone I have met there. They genuinely cared about me.
January 24, 2022
All of the Asante medical providers have a difficult job during this pandemic and deal with other factors/changes over the last 6 months. I have received the best care with Don Walker and previously [ ] and all staff. I am confident that I am receiving the best care and am very grateful.
January 01, 2022
Walker and his team are excellent.
December 29, 2021
Dr. Walker went above and beyond in my case to determine what was happening to my body sending g out [service] and getting to the problem to help my situation. THANK YOU DR. WALKER. I'm feeling better and better every day
December 17, 2021
Donald Walker. This was my first visit with him and I found him to be a good listener, well informed regarding my health history, and answered my questions. Also he has a very pleasant manner.
December 17, 2021
Yes, Don Walker. For a first time visit, Don made me feel safe & at ease. He knew my medical history, really listened to what I had to say, and provided feed back on my health that made me feel motivated to do more & better. Don is a wonderful addition to the Asante team and I look forward to partnering with him on my healthcare.
December 16, 2021
I've seen Don Walker for only one appointment, as I was assigned to him when my primary care NP Annette [ ] left Asante. I'm experiencing new issues of [diagnosis]. He was very helpful and spent about 25 min. with me discussing medication options. His personality was reassuring and he put me at ease while discussing problems that are normally a bit uncomfortable to discuss, especially with a new doctor. He seemed very knowledgeable and I think he cares about truly helping his patients
December 10, 2021
I always felt that my questions and concerns were promptly addressed. The appointments never felt rushed or impersonal.
December 09, 2021
Don Walker and his assistant were excellent. I truly felt cared for.
November 29, 2021
My previous FNP had left the practice and this was my first time appointment with Donald Walker. He was warm, professional and interested in my health. He took all the time I needed to have my questions answered. I feel confident that I will receive excellent care from him.
November 29, 2021
I thought that my first NP [NAME] was absolutely excellent. Saw her in May & received a notice that she was no longer with you & that Asante had assigned me Don Walker NP as my PCP. Luckily, I liked him very much & appreciate having him. Especially like having a care provider here in Ashland. I worked at [ ] for 35 years & do not want to be cared for under that system, so I am very happy with Asante.
November 27, 2021
Donald walker
November 27, 2021
My visit was a first visit to establish new pcp. I was impressed with Dr Walker ( yes I know he is NOT MD but NP but he is PHD!!. so Dr Walker he is to me.)He is Asante and his office is close to my home. So those were reasons I picked. I was delighted with staff and Dr Walker. Staff was organized, efficient, and very courteous. Dr Walker had my records, listened to my concerns; responded to my concerns. This first visit was crucial to me. I had had my previous pcp for over 20 years. Unfortunately my insurance company and Dr [NAME]' Doctor group had dispute about compensation.Also, a lot has changed in my health issues over last 22 years. This old engine needs lots of maintenance and has some very baffling little quirks. I have the impression that Dr Walker is a man with a compassionate personality bonded with a strong intellect, and inquiring mind.Perfect for working with me to investigate and treat the quirky reality of being in my [AGE]s heading to my [AGE]s.
November 25, 2021
I am delighted to have Donald Walker as my Primary Care Provider. He listened to my questions and answered them with respect and clarity. I did not feel rushed during my visit. I felt encouraged to continue my current health practices and given direction towards improving my already good health. His nurse, Shayla, was also very encouraging and respectful.
November 24, 2021
I was treated very well by the staff here at my last visit.
November 12, 2021
Jennifer [ ] & Don Walker
November 06, 2021
I have seen Donald Walker only once. Everything was delt with in a perfect way.
November 04, 2021
Tracy [ ] was very caring and careful to explain every part of the procedure (ear lavage) before proceeding. I was extremely impressed by her dedication to providing patient care.
October 29, 2021
Donald Walker is the best!!! I didn't know what to expect meeting him for the first time, but he far exceeded my expectations. He's professional, kind, a good listerner and I left feeling that my health mattered. I will definitely want to see him again.
October 28, 2021
Been to the office 3 times don't know the names of the personell Natasha comes to mind as super nice to set up an appointment after they got some test results
October 19, 2021
This was my first visit to this office and everything went very well. Not applicable to this office what I'm hearing in the local news about Asante and general firing employees for not getting the Covid vaccine is very troublesome and has me thinking that I need to go back to my previous provider outside of Asante
October 11, 2021
Donald Walker was kind and compassionate during my visit and listened to my health needs. The front desk person was also very understanding.
October 08, 2021
Jennifer [ ]
October 01, 2021
Very nice and helpful
September 23, 2021
This was my first visit with Donald Walker because my normal primary doctor moved to the ER off of Barnett. When I did my zoom visit with him he was very understanding and heard what I had to say. He didn't try to push his opinions or a decision on me, but offered information to help me make a decision. He was very nice and I am considering making him my primary doctor.
September 22, 2021
Dr Walker
September 22, 2021
Contacting me about a change was in provider assignment, listing options, and setting up an appointment with the new provider.
September 16, 2021
Donald Walker specifically advised me that I was eligible for the COVID-19 Pfizer booster as of the day I went in for my visit. I had not asked about this because I thought I could not get the booster until October.
September 15, 2021
Everyone did the best they could, and that is the best I can expect.
September 09, 2021
Donald Walker didn't an excellent job. I felt so lucky to get an appointment with him the morning after I called to see my previous doctor who I didn't know had retired.
September 08, 2021
Thank you,Doctor was more than I even hoped!
September 06, 2021
Donald Walker, NP
August 24, 2021
Overall complete professional service
August 18, 2021
All staff, nurses, and Don always pleasure to interact with.
August 18, 2021
This happened just once that I needed a prescription re-filled. I now live in Eugene and have not been able to find a primary care provider. Dr. [NAME] was out of town, and the staff asked me to do the telephone video with Donald Walker. One time, one video, but he came to my aid and prescribed the Prednisone until I can find help here in Eugene. Thanks to everyone who helped me.
August 17, 2021
FNP DON WALKER IS ONE OF THE BEST MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS I HAVE EVER BEEN FORTUNATE TO HAVE BEEN ASSOCIATED WITH!!! HE IS A CARING, EXTREMELY INTELLIGENT MEDICALPRACTITIONER WHO MAKES ONE FEEL AT EASE WITH HIS APPARENT AND SINCERE CONCERN FOR YOU!!! IN PARTICULAR; UPON HEARING OF MY RECENT DX OF A LIVER CANCER; HE IMMEDIATELY & APPROPRIATELY ASSISTED ME IN ATTAINING A MUCH SOONER APT WITH AN ONCOLOGIST; WHICH GREATLY RELIEVED MY ANXIETY, AND THAT OF MY WIFE!!!!!! HAVING WORKEDIN MANY CLINICS, & HOSPITALS; FNP DON WALKER IS ONE OF THE MORE CARING, BRIGHT AND ECLECTIC MEDICAL PROVIDER I HAVE EVER BEEN ASSOCIATED WITH.
August 10, 2021
Always impressed by how well Dr [NAME] and Donald Walker take time and listen well
August 05, 2021
I had my first visit with Mr. Walker. I am new to Ashland. I had a great visit.
August 04, 2021
Everyone was courteous and helpful.
July 29, 2021
I felt comfortable.
July 28, 2021
I changed from Dr [NAME] to Dr Walker. Dr [NAME] didn't do any follow up on medication or why Medicare did want to do a bone test. She was always in a hurry to move on. I moved over to dr Walker and in just one appointment I was given answers to my questions and a conversation on how I felt and I need to come back in a year or soon if need be. I felt he cared and he knew what he was talking about.
July 28, 2021
Dr.s Crum and Walker their medical assistants and the front office staff
July 22, 2021
Attention to detail
July 22, 2021
Dr. Walker filled in for Dr. [NAME] when I needed care quickly. He listened to me explained things to me and gave me two referrals to other doctors to get second opinions. I appreciated that he took the time with me and the advise he gave me.
July 22, 2021
Everyone I have come in contact with. I live this clinic. Everyone is so friendly, Dr. WALKER is very knowledgeable, concerned about your health, and really listens to you. Best Dr. I've had in over a year
July 08, 2021
My primary care doc was on vacation. I saw Donald Walker because I was concerned about some symptoms. His examination was thorough and he prescribed an appropriate, helpful medication. I appreciated his professionalism and his care.
July 05, 2021
Donald Walker is engaging and helpful and better than the MDs I have had for private care
June 26, 2021
In my most recent visit everything went as expected and my concerns were taken seriously and answered.
June 24, 2021
Both Dr. [NAME] and Donald Walker.
June 23, 2021
The entire staff does their job and does it well! I feel like I'm among friends when i go the Mira Mar Clinic!
June 18, 2021
Dr. Donald Walker was professional and thorough in evaluating my medical problem. He then had specific solutions to offer, and he went to great care in detailing a plan for me to follow. He also wrote a very specific referral to Asante Imaging office for me to have a CT scan done promptly. All his efforts were greatly appreciated.
June 18, 2021
Donald Walker always listened to me and his explanations were easy for me to understand. I really like him.
June 17, 2021
Finally! A provider that helps fit needs that arise unexpectedly and can see you if your provider is booked. Very nice addition with Donald Walker, DNP. Mr. Walker was extremely knowledgeable, kind and informative. I had answers within the same day after lab and x-ray!
June 10, 2021
Everyone has been very helpful when I have called to get an appt. or advice.
June 09, 2021
Everyone is always helpful and informative.
May 29, 2021
Receptionist was very good.
May 28, 2021
I felt Don Walker went beyond what I expected when I had need for services
May 28, 2021
Very good
May 28, 2021
Don Waljer did a thorough job; did not make melee rushed
May 26, 2021
Don walker has been excellent. I am quite satisfied with him as my GP.

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