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My life was better for having known you. My Doctor, my friend. There's non other Docs like you. So personable, joking. So full of life. When your office called with the news of your passing I went into hysterics. The thin scar on my wrist will be a constant and pleasant reminder of you . Greatest surgeon, great friend. I miss you still after all this time! Godspeed Bob!!

Posted by: Donna Finn - Leander, TX - Friend   Feb 23, 2018

I lived in Wichita, Kansas, when I met Dr. Walter's at the Wichita Clinic in 1979. An angel, indeed!

Posted by: Caroline Kelly - Wimberley, TX - Friend   Nov 08, 2017

Dearest Family,
This is so what I did not want to find out about Dr. Walters! My heart is heavy with sadness! He was an awesome person!

I met him in 1979 at the Wichita Clinic when I dislocated my wrist. I was a 22 year old red-headed female starting a new career as a semi-truck driver. I was so totally devastated when Dr. Walters called me and told me my wrist would have to be surgically repaired, I screamed and

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Posted by: CAROLINE KELLY - Wimberley, TX - Friend   Sep 19, 2017

For some reason today I was thinking about some of the great doctors we have had here in Wichita, KS and Dr. Walters popped into my head. He did surgery on my hand in the 80's before he left Wichita. He was a wonder surgeon, very caring and kind to his patients. I am so sorry to see this even though it is 7 years after his death. He was a wonderful contribution to medicine all those he treated. May his soul rest in peace. He surely is in God's hands.

Posted by: Karen Lehman - Wichita, KS - Acquaintance   Apr 18, 2017

The best doctor I have ever had or could hope to have. The injury ended my football career but he helped me realize that there was so much more to life. Thanks to Dr. Walters my wrist may not be as great as what God blessed me with but I can say it is the best that man can do. I remember him calling me to visit even after my wrist was as good as it could be. He simply

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Posted by: Terrance - Tyler, TX - Patient and Friend   Jan 23, 2016

I just found out I have a mild case of carpul tunnel. The first thing I thought was that I would go see Dr. Walters because he saved my hand in 2006. I am so very sad to find out he passed away. He was extremely kind and an amazing doctor. I had a mysterious infection under my fingernail. After several rounds of antibiotics he told me in a very caring way that I would need to have my fingernail

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Posted by: Debby Jacobvitz - Austin, TX - Patient   Jul 17, 2015

I was a patient of Dr. Walters , probably 4 or 5 visits over four or five years. The last two or three times I saw him had to do with a "trigger finger".
He injected a steroid into a very inflamed area of my hand. He told me that it was going to hurt, and it did! I held my hand dead still. When he was done, I looked up at him and he had a tear in his eye.

A doctor that feels the pain of his patient.

Bob McElhaney

Posted by: Robert McElhaney - Austin, TX - Patient   Apr 28, 2015

I had the pleasure of working with Dr. Walters when he was a physician at the Wichita Clinic. I was a medical records clerk assigned to the Orthopedic floor. Some of my fondest memories of working at the Wichita Clinc are those of climbing in and out of the back of Dr. Walter's station wagon looking through piles and pile of medical records. He was so dedicated to his patients that he used all of his time at the clinic

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Posted by: Diana Eslinger - Wichita, KS - Co-Worker   Apr 23, 2014

Our beloved son John, then only six years old, was Dr. Bob's patient shortly after he opened his Austin practice. John had Proteus Syndrome which caused abnormal growth of tissue and bones. Two fingers of John's right hand were grossly enlarged and immobile. Dr. Bob devised a surgical plan to almost remodel those fingers so that they would appear more normal. I will always remember how kind Dr. Bob was to John and to us.
I was thinking of him

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Posted by: Sharon Banscher - Springfield, VA - mother of patient   Oct 03, 2013

I was just updating my medical records and discovered that Dr. Walters passed away. He performed surgery on my hand in 2008. While visitng him for hand therapy post surgery, I found out I had breast cancer. Her was so kind and caring. I could tell he was a wonderful family man with all the beautiful family photos in his office. My condolences to the family.

Posted by: Jenny Lace - Asutin, TX - patient   Jun 07, 2013