Janice Walker, MD
I am a family medicine physician at Memorial Healthcare System. I care for patients with everyday illnesses and injuries, as well as hypertension, hyperlipidemia, diabetes mellitus and hypothyroidism . Routine physical exams and women's healthcare including Pap smears are also provided in my practice.
My parents inspired me to become a doctor. I grew up in Jamaica, where there was no shortage of motivation. In prep school at age 9, I became fascinated with the heart, its complexity and its interconnectedness with various systems in the body. I marveled at this tremendous gift of life and felt driven to pursue medicine with a focus on preventing conditions that can compromise health. I chose family medicine as my specialty because I feel it’s the best way that I can deliver comprehensive care for people of all ages.
Now, my main goals when working with patients are to prevent illness and help them to attain and maintain good health. As the patient's main contact for health concerns, I assess and treat various conditions while developing trusting and long-lasting relationships. I work collaboratively with other physicians and those in the community who have a vested interest in optimizing health and well-being. Having a team like we do at Memorial that can address various components of a patient’s care is crucial.
At Memorial Primary Care, we do our best to be available to our patients in a variety of ways. We provide same-day or next-day appointments and can be reached by phone or electronically through MyChart.
I love making a positive impact on the lives of the patients I work with, especially when adjustments in their lifestyle are the driving force of change. I’ve had patients who were able to reduce or stop medications thanks to dietary changes, consistent exercise regimens, the ability to manage stress and getting adequate rest. This means so much not only to the patient but also their family. This, in turn, impacts the community at large — all by helping one person at a time.
Related Medical Services
- Medical College Of Wisconsin, 2002
- Medical College Of Wisconsin, 2003, Family Medicine
- All Saints Family Medicine, 2006, Family Medicine
- American Medical Association Physician Recognition Award with Commendation in Continuing Medical Education, 2010
- American Academy of Family Physicians
- American Medical Association
- American College of Lifestyle Medicine
- Florida Medical Association