Joel Walz MD

Joel Walz, MD

  • Family Medicine & Primary Care
701.732.7600 Schedule Appointment


Altru Professional Center

4440 S. Washington St. Main Entrance, Door #13
Grand Forks, ND, 58201

About Me

Joel Walz, MD, is a family medicine physician treating chronic health problems and acute injuries and illness. Dr. Walz is the Public Health Officer for Grand Forks and serves on the Grand Forks Public Health Board engaging in community health issues. He is inspired by improving the quality of life in the patients he sees. In his free time he enjoys bicycling, hiking, snowboarding, salt water reef aquariums and traveling. He is an active member at United Lutheran Church and a confirmation guide.

Philosophy of Medicine

"I feel that patients should partner with their doctor to make health care decisions. I strive to treat the whole person: body, mind, and spirit."

  • North Dakota Academy of Family Physicians Physician of the Year (2021)
Professional Memberships
  • Member of the North Dakota Association of Family Physicians
  • Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at the University of North Dakota


Medical School

University of North Dakota School of Medicine
Grand Forks, ND


University of North Dakota Family Practice Center in Association with St. Alexius and Medcenter One

Board Certification
  • American Board of Family Medicine 
Medical Interests
Special Clinical Interests:
  • Chronic Illness
  • Acute Injuries
  • Community Health Issues