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About St. Joseph Health

SJH provides a full range of care facilities including 16 acute care hospitals, home health agencies, hospice care, outpatient services, skilled nursing facilities, community clinics and physician groups. All of our hospital and home health entities are accredited by the Joint Commission. In our award-winning facilities, SJH maintains a "continuum of care," matched to the diverse needs of the urban centers, smaller cities and rural communities who depend on us every day.

Christopher A. Walter, DO

4.8 out of 5 (41 Ratings)
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    (Board Certified)
  • Sports Medicine
Additional Language Spoken
Medical Groups & Affiliations
  • St. Joseph Health Medical Group
  • St. Joseph Health Medical Network
Orthopedics - Petaluma
1496 Professional Drive
Suite 601
Petaluma, CA 94954
Accepting New Patients
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Primary Office

Orthopedics - Petaluma
1496 Professional Drive
Suite 601
Petaluma, CA 94954
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(707) 778-1131
(707) 778-3818
Mon, Tue, Wed 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Secondary Office

Orthopedics - Santa Rosa
121 Sotoyome Street
Suite 101
Santa Rosa, CA 95405
(707) 525-6620
(707) 546-2309

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  • Meet The Doctor

    Specialties & Education

    Primary Specialties
    • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
    • Orthopedic Surgery
      (Board Certified)
    • Sports Medicine
    Education & Training
    • Medical School
      Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
    • Internship
      Orthopedic Internship
    • Residency
      Orthopedic Residency
    • Fellowship
      Sports Medicine Fellowship
    Areas of Interest
    Sports Medicine, Minimally invasive total knee replacement, Minimally invasive partial knee replacement, Fracture management, Anterior total hip replacement, Shoulder instability repair, Meniscal repair, ACL reconstruction, Rotator cuff repair, Comprehensive arthroscopic management of the hip, knee, ankle and shoulder disorders
  • Biography



    Dr. Walter is a board-certified, Lake Tahoe Orthopedic Institute fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon sub-specializing in sports medicine and fracture management. He received his medical degree from Touro University in Vallejo, California, and completed his orthopedic residency at Grandview Medical Center in Dayton, Ohio.

    While he has a special interest in the care of injured athletes, Dr. Walter also offers a comprehensive array of orthopedic services utilizing minimally invasive techniques and a team approach to aid recovery for his patients, including:

    • Sports medicine
    • Comprehensive arthroscopic management of the hip, knee, ankle and shoulder disorders
    • Rotator cuff repair
    • ACL reconstruction
    • Meniscal repair
    • Shoulder instability repair
    • Anterior total hip replacement
    • Minimally invasive partial knee replacement
    • Minimally invasive total knee replacement
    • Fracture management

    Dr. Walter is a native of Northern California.

    When not attending to the needs of his patients, you will find Dr. Walter spending time with his wife and two children, out cycling, skiing, paddle-boarding or hiking.

    The American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery
  • 22-May-2018
    At first he seemed to have a "professional distance" that bothered me but as I got to know him I liked him more and more.
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