Dr. Walt Larimore
The comments and feedback from our guests were all glowing and included:
• A tremendous speaker and communicator
• A gifted story teller
• Transparent, genuine, and entertaining
• He had us laughing, crying, and reflecting on the miracle of life and to take a stand for the Sanctity of Human Life
• Best Gala speaker ever!
New Life Solutions
Dr. Larimore Motivates
We have had thirteen Fundraising Banquets and many guests have said that Dr. Larimore was their favorite speaker. He speaks with compassion, wit and authority, all at the same time. He was truly interested in our ministry and spoke for us with genuine passion.
Judy Weber, CEO
First Coast Women's Services
This was our best Gala because of the content of the evening's program. I have three primary goals regarding our Galas - that God is honored, that it is entertaining, and that people walk away educated and with the opportunity to engage in our ministry. Walt was able to achieve all three of these goals in one presentation - and that was unbelievable! He told compelling, relevant stories in a humorous manner, and gave people a respectful yet compelling call to respond and become engaged. As a result, we had our most successful Gala ever! Chris and I have been putting on events for over 35 years. Walt's was the most anointed, heart felt, engaging presentation I have ever heard. I will be singing his praises to all of my CPC friends.
Colorado Springs, CO
Inspiration to Prospective Donors
Dr. Larimore's speaking was a motivating combination of humor, real-life experiences, and the reality of the sanctity of life. What an inspiration to prospective donors he was! Maybe that's why our banquet giving broke our old record by $20,000!
Women's Hope Medical Clinic
Best-Received Keynote Speakers
Dr. Walt Larimore was one of the best-received keynote speakers we've ever had for our Pregnancy Center Directors Conference. The people who taped the conference could barely keep up with requests for copies of his talk!
Julie A. Parton, Ph.D.
Director, Pregnancy Resource Ministry
Focus on the Family
Dr. Larimore has been a practicing family physician for over 35 years (delivering over 1,500 babies). Besides seeing Occupational Health patients at UC Health in Colorado Springs, Dr. Larimore holds an adjunct clinical academic appointment at the In His Image Family Medicine Residency Program in Tulsa.
Dr. Larimore has been listed in Distinguished Physicians of America, The Best Doctors in America, Who's Who in America, Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Who's Who in Science and Engineering, International Health Professionals of the Year, and International Health Scientists of the Year. In addition, Dr. Larimore has been listed in the Guide to America's Top Family Doctors, America's Registry of Outstanding Professionals, and The 2000 Intellectuals of the 21st Century.
In 1996, Dr. Larimore was named America's Outstanding Family Physician Educator (Thomas W. Johnson Award) by the American Academy of Family Physicians and in 1999, he and his wife, Barb, were named National Educators of the Year by the Christian Medical Association.
Dr. Larimore was listed as an inaugural member of the Leading Educators of the World (in the field of family medicine), by the International Biographical Centre of Cambridge, England.
Dr. Larimore served as Medical Director of Mission Medical Clinic from 2008-2012 and as Vice President and Family Physician in Residence at Focus on the Family from 2001 through 2004.
Prior to moving to Colorado in 2001, Dr. Larimore practiced family medicine in Kissimmee, Florida for 16 years. During this time he served over a decade as a volunteer physician for the U.S. Olympic Committee and the Great Florida Shootout Basketball Tournament Hall, being named to their Hall of Fame.
From 1981 to 1985, Dr. Larimore practiced in the small town of Bryson City in the rural Smoky Mountains of North Carolina.
Dr. Larimore completed his Residency in Family Medicine at Duke University Medical Center in 1981 and completed a General Practice Teaching Fellowship at Queen's Hospital in Nottingham, England in 1978. His M.D. degree, with AOA honors, was from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in 1977; and his B.S. degree was from Louisiana State University in 1974.
Dr. Larimore is Board Certified and re-certified (five times) by the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) and has been awarded the Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine by the ABFM.
Dr. Larimore and his childhood sweetheart, Barb, live in Colorado and have been married over 43 years, have two adult children, two beautiful granddaughters, and an adopted cat named Jack.