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 , OR 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 out of 5 (102 Ratings, 38 Comments)

 

11/22/2015
He listens, Refills Rx's promptly, is thorough.
Providence Health & Services Patient
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.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

11/16/2015
long wait.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

10/25/2015
My experiences were always excellent at this office.
Providence Health & Services Patient
 

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.
Providence Health & Services Patient
 

10/19/2015
I felt he was very focused on the health problem and would find out the cause.
Providence Health & Services Patient
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.
Providence Health & Services Patient
 

10/07/2015
Dr. hurried
Providence Health & Services Patient
 

09/30/2015
Thorough and informative, Dr Carlini is in every aspect, an asset and credit to the profession.
Providence Health & Services Patient
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 [...]
Providence Health & Services Patient
20

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

09/01/2015
knows his stuff. [...]
Providence Health & Services Patient
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.
Providence Health & Services Patient
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.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

07/22/2015
I've appreciated the relationship developed over the years and the sensitivity shown to my individual concerns and needs.
Providence Health & Services Patient
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. [...]
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

07/19/2015
Always professional - support staff [...] are amazing!
Providence Health & Services Patient
 

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.
Providence Health & Services Patient
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.
Providence Health & Services Patient
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
Providence Health & Services Patient
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.
Providence Health & Services Patient
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.
Providence Health & Services Patient
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.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

04/29/2015
He has always been up front and great
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

04/27/2015
great care
Providence Health & Services Patient
40

04/23/2015
Provider is irritable, arrogant, and prefunctory. Had to ask for a visit summary. Most of the time he spent at a laptop entering data, which is strange since the conversation we had was sparse.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

04/22/2015
Dr. Walter Carlini is a great man and a wonderful doctor.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

04/11/2015
Dr. Carlini and his staff were excellent in all aspects of my visit and care. I was very pleasantly surprised at the thoroughness of his examination and everything about the visit.
Providence Health & Services Patient
50

04/07/2015
I believe DR. Carlini is a good doctor but he does not encourage communication about my disease. I tried to tell him about my symptoms but he didn't seem to want to hear about them. Since I have an unusual autoimmune disorder, he may not feel completely competent regarding it? To be able to share my health concerns and be addressed with compassion would be appreciated. He usually has three tests he performs and sends me on my way. An office visit with Dr. Carlini never feels personal.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

03/06/2015
I am very happy with Dr. Carlini and with my GP. [...].
Providence Health & Services Patient
40

03/06/2015
It seemed as if he didn't want to really help me with my problem nor tell me anything said for me to contact my regular Dr. bout what he was thinking of trying versus telling me nor really wanting to help me in general, (didn't talk with me much just looked at things on computer then left room for brief spell, then came back & said good bye) to me that not helping someone
Providence Health & Services Patient
10

03/02/2015
first appointment was three months out. one week before appointment the office called to cancel and then rescheduled two more months out.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

02/28/2015
Doctor takes time with me, and explained any medical change or medication
Providence Health & Services Patient
20

02/25/2015
The doctor asked questions and then didn't listen to the answers; it didn't sound as though he had read through my papers I submitted to him that day before the appointment, and he disagreed with my current diagnosis and doctor. Didn't take the time to explain anything.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

02/04/2015
Dr. Carlini was the only Neurologist that took a full medical history and didn't say,"I have no idea what's wrong with you and can't help you.
Providence Health & Services Patient
 

01/28/2015
[...] Great doctor, great care provided.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

01/13/2015
I APPRECIATE THAT MY PROVIDER KNOWS ME WELL AND IS WILLING TO ENGAGE IN ADDRESSING CONCERNS/QUESTIONS. VERY WILLING TO PROVIDE RESEARCH INFO, ETC.
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