Biography & Education

Biography
Dr. Carlini has expertise in clinical neurophysiology and in the use of botulinum toxin injections to treat a variety of neurologic disorders. Actively involved in clinical research, he has served as a principal investigator in more than 60 clinical trials spanning a wide range of neurologic disorders, including Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, stroke, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, migraine and headache, and neuropathies.

Medical interests:
Dr. Carlini's clinical interests include stroke, epilepsy, migraine, dementia, movement disorders and multiple sclerosis.
Areas of expertise

Neurology

Education
Board certified: neurology

Dr. Walter G. Carlini, a graduate of Harvard University, earned both his Ph.D. in neurosciences and his medical degree from Stanford University School of Medicine. After completing an internship at Oregon Health & Science University, he returned to Stanford for his residency in neurology, followed by a fellowship in clinical electrophysiology.
Languages
  • Italian

Care Locations

920 Royal Ave.
Medford 97504
Fax 541-732-8401
Hospital Privileges

Specialties

Board Certifications
  • Neurology

Reviews

Patient Ratings and Comments
About Our Survey

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey. Responses are measured on a 10-point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5-point scale in order to display results in a 5-star rating. Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments.

4.2 out of 5 (107 Ratings, 33 Comments)

80

03/28/2016
It takes awhile to get to know him. At first I was taken back by his bedside manner but now that I am used to his personality, and because I know he knows his medicine, I feel safe and more comfortable.
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50

02/28/2016
I wish that Dr. Carlini would have stepped away from the computer and actually had some face to face time with me. I understand Epic and the new system but to not even stop typing and engage with me left me feeling like more of a case study then a patient. When a physician ask you questions and has to ask you the same question over because he was so busy typing leaves you pretty dissatisfied. Maybe he should take notes and dictate after the consult.
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90

02/23/2016
Feel safe and well informed
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70

02/19/2016
Dr. Carlini is very knowledgeable; however he lacks bedside skills. He seems irritated, rushed and not compassionate toward the patient and family members. I realize he is extremely busy, so much of this is overlooked for the sake of keeping a good relationship with him. But it is u fortunate. I would not say Dr. Carlini is necessarily a nice person, but I'm sure he is a good doctor.
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100

02/10/2016
Good.
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80

02/03/2016
Doctor always is a hurry. My memory of concerns doesn't keep up with his pace.
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100

02/03/2016
Dr Carlini exudes the highest degree of professional knowledge and expertise.
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100

01/12/2016
Dr. Carlini is amazing. I have complete confidence in his abilities and expertise. Dr. Carlini's nurse is terrific, as well. Perfect combination of professionalism and friendliness from both. Front office people are always a little grumpy and curt, tho. Once you get to the back office, Dr. Carlini and his nurse are warm, kind, great listeners, and they take the time to answer any questions I have.
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50

01/12/2016
I think this provider is very knowledgeable and helped me a great deal with one of the two problems I visited him for starting in 2013. It was a condition he was obviously familiar with. My second problem was ignored for the 2 1/2 years I visited him. It was more vague than my other condition and while it was clearly neurological he said there was nothing he could do, and "Good-by." I have no follow up appointment with him but still have this serious problem.
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11/22/2015
He listens, Refills Rx's promptly, is thorough.
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100

11/18/2015
Dr. Carlini was thorough in his exam, explained the tests he wanted. During the revisit he told me the test results, gave me a handout regarding my condition and discharged me to [...]'s care.
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90

11/16/2015
long wait.
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100

10/25/2015
My experiences were always excellent at this office.
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10/25/2015
I was in lobby for more than 45 mins then in the room I waited for like an hour Dr came in never introduced himself...he received a phone call in his cell phone walked out of room left me waiting another half hour...comes in and didn't even apologized...he never explained anything clearly he seemed to be n a hurry... So disrespectful and bad attitude person. Would never go back to him nor recommend. Worst Dr ever.
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10/19/2015
I felt he was very focused on the health problem and would find out the cause.
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50

10/13/2015
Dr. Carlini runs me through a couple of quick tests and shoos me out the door - does not ask or address any concerns I might have or offer any suggestions. I get the feeling he simply does not have time for me and my health issue.
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10/07/2015
Dr. hurried
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09/30/2015
Thorough and informative, Dr Carlini is in every aspect, an asset and credit to the profession.
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70

09/30/2015
This doctor seems extremely knowledgeable and intelligent. He is very busy and that makes him impatient. I rarely get a chance to finish a sentence, and he answers questions but often ignores follow up questions. I came to him for two conditions. One he took care of very quickly for which I will be forever grateful and impressed. The second condition however was not even discussed, and I specifically brought it up [...]
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20

09/15/2015
He knows his stuff but his bedside manner is the worst we have ever seen. Cold. Impersonal. Short.
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100

09/10/2015
staff very professional and friendly. Dr Carlini always listens are show real concern for my well being. a great assett to your organization
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100

09/01/2015
knows his stuff. [...]
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100

08/09/2015
Doctor Carlini is awesome. He's really helped me with my migraines so much so that I referred him to my niece has migraines. Her doctor wrote her a referral to him.
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40

07/26/2015
This last visit, Carlini was in a better humor. In the previous visit, he was somewhat cross and supercilious. He didn't listen receptively.
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100

07/22/2015
I've appreciated the relationship developed over the years and the sensitivity shown to my individual concerns and needs.
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70

07/21/2015
Seemed unorganized @ times. I thought he would have reviewed my record, test results and comments from the referral he made to Dr. [...]
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100

07/19/2015
Always professional - support staff [...] are amazing!
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07/06/2015
Dr. Carlini came to me HIGHLY rated and he proved his rating the first time I saw him. This time, he again proved his rating by asking insightful questions and actually listening to my answers. He then ordered an appropriate MRI. He is highly respected in his field, and I'm grateful that I got to see him again. I have a lot of odd(weird) medical stuff and he has been able to get to the heart of each matter. If anyone talks about a neurologist around me, I ALWAYS recommend Dr. Carlini, without reservation.
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50

06/07/2015
Neurology is a complicated area of medicine which the provider understands well but the patient is ignorant of. This provider does not provide adequate information to explain problems & ease the patient's mind.
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60

05/31/2015
We have seen Dr. Carlini 2 times. he initial visit he was rude and short tempered. I was very concerned by his behavior. at the follow up visit he was a different person. he was patient kind and compassionate
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70

05/29/2015
It takes entirely to long to get into seeing the Dr. The appointment times runs from 2 to 4 mo. until you can get in to see the Dr. even after you have had the tests that he has recommend, it still takes months to get back in to find out your results. I do not feel that is fair to the patient who is waiting on pins & needles for the results.
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70

05/21/2015
This provider is very knowledgeable and seems very intelligent. He is a rather abrupt person who would score a bit low on a "bedside manner" scale. It takes a bit to insist on getting answers from him but his abruptness doesn't dissuade me from insisting. I don't need to have my hand held and would rather have someone skilled than just comforting. But he is not for the "faint of heart" who might not be as assertive in asking questions and receiving answers. I had an issue the first time I saw him, roughly 2 years ago and I only have an appointment for testing of this condition as of next week.
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100

05/13/2015
I feel I am receiving the best of care possible. I have a good relationship with Dr Carlini and his assistant [...] and when they say they will do something you can consider it is done. I think very highly of them.
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