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Esteemed Physician Joins St. Luke’s Northern Valley Primary Care

Esteemed Physician Joins St. Luke’s Northern Valley Primary Care

Dr. Stanley R. Walker has been welcomed to St. Luke’s Northern Valley Primary Care with offices in Northampton, Allentown and Bath. He comes to St. Luke’s from his own internal medicine/geriatrics practice, bringing 40 years of experience to the patients and staff at Northern Valley Primary Care.

Dr. Stanley R. Walker 

Stanley R. Walker, MD

“I’m excited to be joining Iqbal Sorathia, MD, who was a resident under my tutelage, and his exceptional team of physicians and staff, so that I can see patients in a well-established, high quality, internal medicine and geriatrics practice,” says Walker, MD, FACP, CPE. “By joining Northern Valley Primary Care, new and existing patients will continue to have access to excellent, concierge-type care as the entire team feels as strongly as I do about bending over backwards to deliver the highest quality care for our patients.”

After completing medical school in Europe and the residency program for internal medicine at Hahnemann University/Easton Hospital, Walker served as associate-in-charge of internal medicine and chief of staff at Easton Hospital, as well as teaching internal medicine and geriatrics at Drexel University, College of Medicine for the past 40 years.

Walker recently earned his CPE, or Certified Physician Executive degree – the medical equivalence of an MBA. He studied the laws and quality of medicine and what physicians need to know in a new healthcare climate with ever-changing regulations. The program also strongly emphasizes the value and efficiency of quality medicine and the belief that by providing quality healthcare, the economics will follow.

Iqbal Sorathia, MD 

Iqbal Sorathia, MD

Walker is now able to provide care for patients at two of NVPC’s locations – Allentown and Bath. (NVPC is also in Northampton.) To make an appointment to see Walker, contact St. Luke’s Northern Valley Primary Care at (484) 526-7255 or use the “Make an Appointment” online-scheduling icon on St. Luke’s website under the provider’s photo.  

Media Contact:

Sam Kennedy, Corporate Communications Director, 484-526-4134, samuel.kennedy@sluhn.org

About St. Luke’s

Founded in 1872, St. Luke’s University Health Network (SLUHN) is a non-profit, regional, fully integrated and nationally recognized network providing services at seven hospitals and more than 270 outpatient sites. The network’s service area includes Lehigh, Northampton, Carbon, Schuylkill, Bucks, Montgomery, Berks and Monroe counties in Pennsylvania and in Warren County in New Jersey. Dedicated to advancing health education, St. Luke’s operates the nation’s oldest School of Nursing and 23 graduate medical educational programs and is considered a major teaching hospital, the only one in the region. In partnership with Temple University, St. Luke’s created the region’s first Medical School. Repeatedly, including 2017, St. Luke’s has earned Truven’s 100 Top Major Teaching Hospital designation as well as 50 Top Cardiovascular program in addition to other honors for clinical excellence. St. Luke’s is a multi-year recipient of the Most Wired award recognizing the breadth of St. Luke’s information technology applications such as electronic medical records, telehealth, online scheduling and pricing information. St. Luke’s is also recognized as one of the state’s lowest cost providers in comparison to major teaching hospitals and other health systems.