Carl Walker, MD, is a compassionate and skilled urologist at Spokane Urology in Spokane, Washington, dedicated to providing the highest quality care for all his patients. He is board-certified by the American Board of Urology and offers a full spectrum of advanced treatment options for several urologic conditions. He brings specific expertise in sacral neuromodulation, an advanced minimally-invasive procedure to treat overactive bladder/urinary and fecal incontinence, a highly prevalent and undertreated condition.
Dr. Walker was born and raised in Los Angeles and Orange County before attending Stanford University in Stanford, California, where he finished his Bachelor of Science in biology. He then graduated from medical school at the University of California, San Diego, in La Jolla, California.
Dr. Walker completed his six-year urologic residency at the UC San Diego Medical Center, Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego, and VA Medical Center, La Jolla, California. During his training, he was able to develop proficiency in treating all aspects of urologic disease, including male and female voiding dysfunction, minimally invasive treatments for enlarged prostate, urinary incontinence, urinary stone disease management and prevention, and uro-oncology (prostate, renal, bladder, testicular cancer).
After his residency program, he relocated his wife and three young children to South Bend, Indiana, to start his private practice at South Bend Clinic, where he served as Surgery Department Chair. While on staff at Memorial Hospital/ Beacon Health System, he initiated the Da Vinci robotic surgery program and served as Chairman for the Department of Surgery. During his final years of residency training and early years in practice, he was commissioned as a Lieutenant Commander in the United States Naval Reserve, proudly serving active duty and reservists. He also was appointed Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery at Indiana University Medical School in South Bend.
Dr. Walker has interests in comprehensive men’s health, given significant issues in men’s reluctance to seek timely care for very treatable disorders. He has vast experience in treating erectile dysfunction (ED) and providing vacuum erection device and penile injection training, ED medication monitoring, penile prosthesis placement, and advanced treatments in regenerative therapy for ED and Peyronie’s Disease (i.e. Shockwave therapy).
Dr. Walker believes in the power of exercise, nutrition, and goal-directed lifestyle modifications to improve urologic and overall health. Different approaches in managing common conditions are often needed, and many patients want to participate in making decisions for their health. He also believes the connection between physical health to mental, emotional, and spiritual wellness is one that deserves attention in order to achieve the best health outcomes.
He relocated his family back to Southern California in 2014, providing urologic services in Encinitas and Temecula, California. Following the migration pattern of many Californians, he and his wife have discovered the beauty of the Inland Northwest and look forward to making roots here. In his free time, he enjoys tennis, golf, cycling, paddle-boarding, traveling, church activities, and spending time with his family.