Eugene “Buzz” Walton II, MD
Board Certified in Family Medicine
Fellowship Trained in Primary Care Sports Medicine
After graduating from the University of Georgia, Dr. Buzz Walton moved out to the Rocky Mountains to enjoy the vast amount of sports in the area. After suffering an ACL injury and enduring the long rehab, his quest to become a sports medicine physician began. For over five years Dr. Walton worked as a physical therapy aide in both the hospital and clinic settings. During this time he learned the principals of body movement and injury prevention.
Prior to medical school, Dr. Walton was an avid runner and triathlete. He completed more than five marathons as well as Ironman Canada and California. He was also a mentor for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Team in Training, helping train 16 people to become triathletes.
During his family medicine residency at the Medical Center of Central Georgia, Dr. Walton was the resident team physician for Mercer University Athletics in Macon, Georgia. Before starting his fellowship, Dr. Walton worked in both the rural hospital and emergency room setting, where he became known as “Dr. Buzz.”
Dr. Walton completed a primary care sports medicine fellowship at the Montana Family Medicine Residency in Billings, where he earned his Certificate of Added Qualifications in Sports Medicine. He served as team physician for Rocky Mountain College and Montana State University at Billings athletics. He also served as the medical director for the Heart and Sole Run and volunteered at the Montana State Special Olympics.
Realizing the beauty and lifestyle Montana has to offer, Dr. Walton and his family made the move to Helena to join Performance Injury Care & Sports Medicine. His interests include diagnostic and interventional musculoskeletal ultrasound, injury prevention and recovery, nutrition, weight management, and traumatic brain injuries.
Dr. Walton serves as president of the non-for-profit concussion awareness group Save the Brain Helena. He also provides coverage for local high school athletics as well as professional and community sporting events.
Dr. Walton and his wife and two daughters embrace the Montana lifestyle and it reflects in his practice. They love hiking, camping, skiing, running, cycling, mountain biking, and of course staying healthy.
Fellowship: Primary Care Sports Medicine, Montana Family Medicine Residency, Billings, MT, 2013
Residency: Family Medicine, Mercer University/Medical Center of Central Georgia, Chief Resident, Macon, GA, 2011
Medical School: St. Matthew’s University School of Medicine, Grand Cayman, BWI, 2005
BS: University of Georgia, Athens, GA, 1994
Board Certified, American Board of Family Practice with Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine
- Diagnostic Ultrasound
- Joint Injections
- Common Injuries
- Neural Prolotherapy
- Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)
- American Medical Society for Sports Medicine
- American College of Sports Medicine
- American Academy of Family Physicians
- Chair person for Save the Brain Helena
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