Our Physicians

Our experienced specialists offer complete diagnostic and surgical care to patients of all ages in one convenient central location.

Dr. Stuart Barton

Otolaryngologists Rancho Mirage | Dr. Stuart Barton, MD Dr. Stuart Barton’s special interests include treatment of hearing loss and balance disorders www.dizzystop.com, office and surgical management of sinus disease, snoring and nasal congestion, thyroid and minimally invasive parathyroid surgery, pediatric surgery including tonsils and tubes.

Dr. Barton received his B.A. from the University of California at Los Angeles and his M.D. from the University of Southern California. He completed his residency training at UCLA, division of Head and Neck Surgery.

After competing military service, Dr. Barton founded Desert ENT in 1971. He has served as Chairman of the Department of Surgery and President of the Medical Staff at Eisenhower Medical Center. Dr. Barton is a member of the American Society of Head and Neck Surgery and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology, and is a member of the Clinical Faculty of UCLA.


Dr. Quinten M. VanderWerf

Otolaryngologists Rancho Mirage | Dr. Quinten M. VanderWerf, MD Dr. Quinten M. VanderWerf’s special interests include cosmetic and functional nasal surgery, surgery for the aging face, and reconstruction following facial skin cancer removal.

Dr. VanderWerf received his B.S. in chemistry from the University of California at Davis and his M.D. from the University of California at Los Angeles. He was chosen to continue at UCLA for residency training in the Division of Head and neck Surgery. In addition to extensive training in head and neck surgery/Otolaryngology, he received advanced training in cosmetic and reconstructive facial plastic surgery.

Dr. VanderWerf has been in practice at Desert ENT since 1999. He is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. VanderWerf is certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology.


Dr. Christopher Walz

Otolaryngologists Rancho Mirage | Dr. Christopher Walz, MDDr. Christopher Walz graduated cum laude with honors in Biology from Pepperdine University. He received his M.D. from the University of Southern California School of Medicine where he graduated with highest distinction. He completed his residency in Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery at Duke University where he mastered the latest techniques and advances in the specialty.

Dr. Walz joined Desert ENT in 2007. He is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Walz is certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology.

Dr. Walz takes special interest in voice and swallowing disorders, nasal and sinus surgery, minimally invasive thyroid and parathyroid surgery, and head and neck oncology.



Dr. Mark Wilson

Otolaryngologists Rancho Mirage | Dr. Mark Wilson, MDDr. Mark Wilson is a native of Michigan who completed undergraduate degrees in Chemistry and Biochemistry at Michigan State University.
He then obtained his Master’s degree in Physical Chemistry at Harvard University prior to returning to Michigan for his medical training.

He received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Michigan, and then entered General Surgery internship at the Henry Ford Hospital, completing his residency in Head and Neck Surgery there as well.

Dr. Wilson joined Desert ENT in 2015. He is Board Certified in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery and Allergy. Professional affiliations include the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy and the American Rhinologic Society.



Kari Moeller, MS FNP-C

Board certified Family Nurse Practitioner Rancho Mirage | Kari Moeller, MS FNP-CKari Moeller, MS FNP-C is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She earned her Masters of Science and Family Nurse Practitioner Certification from Georgetown University in Washington, DC.

During her studies at Georgetown University, she had clinical experiences in urgent care, family practice, geriatrics, internal medicine and pediatrics. She completed her undergraduate studies at INHOLLAND University in the Netherlands in 2004; she is fluent in Dutch. She has worked in multiple settings including medical surgical, cardiac, intensive care, Hospice and was a partner, and manager of a successful concierge nursing company in the valley. She is a well well-versed, competent and compassionate provider.

She joined Desert ENT in February 2016. Professional affiliations include the California Association of Nurse Practitioners, and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. She is an invited speaker for Georgetown’s 2GU investor’s day in New York City.


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