J. Ely Walker MD

James Ely Walker, M.D., MPH

Specialty: Emergency Medicine, Addiction Medicine


Dr. Walker hails from southeastern Colorado where his dad is a corn farmer and his mother is a public health nurse. He completed his undergrad at Colorado State University and medical school at CU School of Medicine where he was a member of the Rural Track in addition to being inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society. Dr. Walker has a particular interest in Addiction Medicine and took a sabbatical in 2020 to train extensively in Addiction Medicine. Ely & his wife Kelsey enjoy oversees medical missions and have served in Papua New Guinea, Uganda and the Philippines. If he’s not practicing medicine, you may find him floating the Rio, cross country skiing, mountain biking, running or hanging out with his family.

Medical Education: University of Colorado School of Medicine — Aurora, CO

Residency Training: John Peter Smith Hospital — Fort Worth, Texas

Fellowship Training:

Ventura Primary Care Addiction Medicine Fellowship — Ventura, CA

Mission: With a smile and a helping hand, we provide quality care and service to our communities.

Vision: We will distinguish ourselves as the trusted healthcare destination.
We will provide compassionate healthcare and advocate wellness through innovative access, preventive medicine,
and collaborative partnerships within our diverse community.


Rio Grande Hospital

310 County Road 14
Del Norte, CO 81132
Tel: 719-657-2510
Open: 24/7

Creede Family Practice

802 Rio Grande
Creede, CO 81130
Tel: 719-658-0929

Rio Grande
Hospital Clinic

310C County Road 14
Del Norte, CO 81132
Tel: 719-657-2418

Monte Vista Medical Clinic & Pharmacy

1033 2nd Avenue
Monte Vista, CO 81144
Tel: 719-852-8827
Pharmacy Tel: 719-628-0533

Rio Grande Hospital Clinic at South Fork

52 Jackson Street
South Fork, CO 81154
Tel: 719-873-5494