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Joseph L. Walker, MD

General Surgery

Family Practice


229-524-5590 Ext. 141


Southwest Georgia Healthcare Clinics
804 N Wiley Ave.
Donalsonville, GA 39845


"To have someone put the level of confidence in you that surgery requires is a true privilege," Dr. Josh says, "In turn, I believe in providing my patients with extensive education about their procedure and comprehensive, compassionate care."

Josh Walker is a general surgeon in his hometown of Donalsonville, Georgia. Dr. Walker attended the University of Georgia for his undergraduate education and graduated summa cum laude. He went on to graduate from Mercer University School of Medicine. He completed a 5-year surgery residency at the Medical College of Georgia where he was chief resident in 2008. Upon completion of his residency, Dr. Walker and his family moved to Cooperstown, New York where he completed an abbreviated fellowship in rural surgery. He returned to Donalsonville to join his father, Dr. Charles Walker, and sister, Dr. Sarah Hampton at Wiregrass Medical and Surgical Group (now Southwest Georgia Healthcare Clinics). He earned the distinction of fellow of the American College of Surgeons in 2015.

Dr. Walker is a member of the American Medical Association, the American College of Surgeons, the Georgia Society American College of Surgeons, and the American Hernia Society.

Dr. Walker serves as a preceptor for medical students at Mercer University School of Medicine and the Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine. He also serves as a teaching professor for the South College Physician Assistant Program. He is a medical director for Georgia Hospice Care and serves on the Seminole County Warpath Cancer Board. Dr. Walker was recently appointed by Governor Kemp to the Georgia Board of Health Care Workforce.

Dr. Walker and his wife, Kendra, are active at the First Presbyterian Church in Donalsonville where they teach Sunday school. They have two sons, Jase and Will. Dr. Walker enjoys spending time with his boys hunting and fishing. Their family also enjoys traveling, skiing, and hiking.

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Dr. Walker's mission is to provide his patients with state-of-the-art surgical care in a comfortable, caring environment. He is passionate about surgery and is continuously looking for new developments in the surgical
community that would benefit the patients of southwest Georgia and the surrounding areas.