Eugene ‘Buzz’ Walton II, MD
Fellowship Trained in Primary Care Sports Medicine
After graduating from the University of Georgia, Dr. Walton moved out to the Rocky Mountains to enjoy the vast amount of sports that it offered. After suffering an ACL injury and enduring the long rehab, his quest to become a sports medicine physician began. For over 5 years Dr. Walton worked as a physical therapy aide in both the hospital and clinic settings. It was at this time where he learned the principals of body movement and injury prevention.
Prior to starting medical school, Dr. Walton was an avid runner and triathlete. He completed over 5 marathons as well as Ironman Canada and California. He was also a mentor for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Team in Training where he helped train 16 ordinary people to become Triathletes. During his residency, he 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 is Board Certified in Family Medicine.
Dr. Buzz completed a Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship at the Montana Family Medicine Residency in Billings, MT 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 served as the medical director for the Heart and Sole Run and volunteered at the Montana State Special Olympics.
Realizing the beauty and life style Montana has to offer, Dr. Walton and his family have made the move to Helena, MT to join the family of Performance Injury Care and Sports Medicine. Today, Dr. Walton can be found at local high school, professional, community sporting events and running or mountain biking the trains in Helena. His interests are diagnostic and interventional musculoskeletal ultrasound, injury prevention and recovery, nutrition, weight management and traumatic brain injuries. Dr. Buzz serves as the president of the non-for-profit concussion awareness group “Save the Brain Helena “
Dr. Walton, his wife and two daughters embrace the Montana life style and it reflects in his practice. They love hiking, camping, skiing, running, and cycling, and of course staying healthy.