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Joel Walz, MD

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About Joel

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.

Professional Memberships

Member of the North Dakota Association of Family Physicians, Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at the University of North Dakota

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.

Locations Altru Professional Center, Altru Clinic | Drayton
  • North Dakota Academy of Family Physicians Physician of the Year 2021
  • Medical School
  • University of North Dakota School of Medicine
    Grand Forks, ND
  • Residency
  • 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
169 Patient Satisfaction Ratings

Our Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to care provider related questions from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Learn more

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Overall Rating

4.9 out of 5
4.9 out of 5 Stars

Access to Timely Care


4.8 out of 5 Stars

Communicates Clearly


4.9 out of 5 Stars

Time with Provider is Meaningful


4.8 out of 5 Stars

Listens Well and is Respectful


4.9 out of 5 Stars


Reviews are collected from our patient experience survey results. Comments may be edited or omitted in some instances, for example to remove protected health information or a reference to irrelevant information. We do not alter any information that would change the meaning or sentiment of the comment.

  • 05/25/2023

    Dr Walz is outstanding. He always listens very well when I explain my health concerns. He and his staff make me feel comfortable and confident when I'm there.

    Rating: 5
  • 05/12/2023

    This is my long term care provider, He knows my health problems and brings a knowledge of these concerns every time I see him.

    Rating: 5
  • 05/10/2023

    Dr Walz takes very good care of me and I always trust him

    Rating: 5
  • 05/10/2023

    Caring and listened

    Rating: 4.75