Dr. Larimore has been called “one of America’s best-known family physicians.” His MD degree is from Louisiana State University, with AOA Honors, while his Family Medicine residency, with an emphasis in Sports Medicine was at the Duke University Medical Center.
After his training, Dr. Larimore practiced 4 years in the Smoky Mountains before moving to Central Florida to practice for 16 years. From 1993-1994 he served as the President of the Florida Academy of Family Physicians. In 1996, he was named America’s Outstanding Family Medicine Educator (the Thomas W. Johnson Award) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. In 2000, the Christian Medical Association named Dr. and Mrs. Larimore Educators of the Year.
The Larimores relocated to Colorado in 2001, where he first served as Vice President and Physician in Residence at Focus on the Family (2001-2004), and later served as the Medical Director for Mission Medical Clinic (2008-2012), a free, faith-based health clinic for the poor sponsored by over 100 churches and religious organizations in Colorado Springs. Since 2012, Dr. Larimore has seen patients at Concentra Occupational Health and Urgent Care in Colorado Springs.
Besides practicing family medicine, Dr. Larimore is also an author, educator, and medical journalist. He serves on the adjunct family medicine faculty of the In His Image Family Medicine Residency in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Dr. Larimore is a prolific author and has published thirty books, thirty medical textbook chapters, and over 800 articles in a variety of medical journals and lay magazines. His best-selling books include Bryson City Tales, Bryson City Seasons, and Alternative Medicine: The Christian Handbook. His books have garnered a number of national awards, including three Gold Medallion Award nominations, three Silver Medallion Awards, a Retailer’s Choice Award, and a Book of the Year Award from ECPA.
Dr. Larimore currently posts a twice-a-day topical devotional (www.Devotional.DrWalt.com) and a medical and health news blog (www.DrWalt.com/blog) for which he has posted over 4500 articles. He also writes a health column, Ask Dr. Walt, for Today’s Christian Living magazine, as well as a column for Colorado Family Physician.