Walt Larimore

Family Physician and Author

Dr. Larimore is one of America’s best-known family physicians and is listed in the Best Doctors in America, Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, and the International Health Professionals of the Year. 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, where he was named one of the top twelve Family Medicine residents in the nation. He also completed a Queen’s Teaching Fellowship in Nottingham, England. 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 by the American Academy of Family Physicians. In 2000, Dr. and Mrs. Larimore were named Educators of the Year by the Christian Medical Association. The Larimores relocated to Colorado Springs in 2001. 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 has written or edited over twenty books 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." Dr. Larimore co-wrote, with Barb, his childhood sweetheart and wife of over 43 years, "His Brain, Her Brain: How divinely designed differences can strengthen your marriage." He also wrote the health chapter for Coach Joe Gibb’s best-selling book "Game Plan for Life." Dr. Larimore’s most recent health book is "10 Essentials of Happy, Healthy People." Dr. Larimore has also written four novels.