Rapides Community Health Center

2200 North Bolton Avenue, Alexandria LA 71303

Phone: 318-693-1311 Fax: 318-693-1313

After-Hours Phone: 318-693-1311

Monday – Friday: 8:00am – 5:00pm

Joan Walker, MD - Medical Director

Dr. Joan Walker, a native of Natchitoches, earned her undergraduate degree in Biology from Grambling State University. She earned her Doctorate in Medicine from Louisiana State University Medical School in New Orleans, LA, and completed her Family Medicine Residency at Baton Rouge General Medical Center.


Dr. Walker's former place of service was OMC in Natchitoches where in addition to serving as a staff physician, she was Associate Medical Director. Prior to her appointment at OMC, she served as lead physician of the Womens' Healthcare Department at the VA in Pineville, LA. In her spare time, Joan enjoys traveling, working in her flower beds, and spending time in the park with her miniature poodle, Lizzie.


Dr. Walker joined the Winn Community Health Center team in October 2021. Her clinical skill-set coupled with a passion for healthcare and wellness makes her well suited to provide quality primary care to all ages.

Traci Gray, AGNP-C