Christopher B. Walls, DNP, APN, NP-C was born and raised in Woodbury, Tennessee, and relocated to Chattanooga in 2000. He attended Chattanooga State, where he completed an Associate of Science in Chemistry and the Emergency Medical Technician program in 2004, and an Associate of Applied Science in Nursing in 2006. As a Registered Nurse (RN), he worked in the Emergency Department and Intermediate-, Medical-, and Shock Trauma Intensive Care Units within the Erlanger Health System and Memorial North Park Hospital and Skyridge Medical Center. He provided care to terminally ill patients while working as a RN for Hospice of Chattanooga. During this time, he continued to further his education and pursued multiple advanced degrees.
In 2009, Dr. Walls completed a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at East Tennessee State University. He attended the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, where he received a Master’s of Science in Nursing with a Family Nurse Practitioner concentration in 2011, and a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree in 2013. He is licensed in the state of Tennessee as an Advance Practice Nurse and qualified to practice as a Family Nurse Practitioner, with board certification through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program.
As a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), Dr. Walls is highly educated to provide primary care to patients across the lifespan. Since passing Boards in 2011, he has been in active practice in the Chattanooga area. He accepted a position with Comprehensive Medical Care, P.C. (CMC) in December of 2011 and worked as a FNP within the company’s Pediatric, Family, and Internal Medicine offices. In May of 2015, he briefly joined Medical Arts Plaza Family Practice in Jasper, Tennessee. Shortly thereafter, he began the process of establishing Walls Advanced Practice Healthcare, P.C. and opened his first, solely owned, primary care clinic, Scenic City Family Practice in December of 2015.
As a FNP, he provides expert health services as a primary care provider by offering a distinct, holistic approach to healthcare. He considers the whole patient and all of his or her needs: physical, psychological, social, economic, and others. In this multifaceted role, he evaluates patients, make diagnoses, orders and interprets diagnostic tests, writes prescriptions and manages health conditions.