About Dr. Walt Larimore
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 four years in the Smoky Mountains before moving to Central Florida to practice for 16 years. From 1993 to1994 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.
As a medical journalist, from 1996 to 2001, Dr. Larimore hosted more than 850 episodes of the daily, live Ask the Family Doctor show on Fox’s Health Network, being awarded the prestigious "Gracie" Award by the American Women in Radio and Television. From 2002 to 2004, Dr. Larimore hosted the Focus on Your Family’s Health’s syndicated radio and TV features.
Dr. Larimore is a frequent guest on a wide variety of television and radio programs and has appeared on The Today Show, CBS’s Morning Show, several Fox News programs, and CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360. He provides medical commentary for radio stations in Chicago, Orlando, Baltimore, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Tampa, Albuquerque, and Ft. Wayne.
Dr. Larimore has written or edited over 20 books and more than 600 articles in a variety of medical journals and consumer 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 more than 35 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, an undated and revised version of his award winning book 10 Essentials of Highly Healthy People. In 2009 he co-wrote his first novel, Time Scene Investigators: The Gabon Virus, with Paul McCusker. The sequel, Time Scene Investigators: The Influenza Bomb released in 2010.