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
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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 (123 Ratings, 37 Comments)

100

07/19/2016
Woman at front desk forgot to check me in - sat for 45 mins - finally spoke with [...] the other frt desk person who apologized & spoke with Dr Carlini so that I could still be seen. This was my annual MS check.
90

07/19/2016
he is extremely knowledgeable about treatments available now for the treatment of migraines and even told us in detail about those that are currently in clinical trial phases.
90

07/05/2016
Dr. Carlini is very knowledgable and extremely thorough in referring me to needed tests.
90

06/29/2016
condition that I needed faster care. they had nothing available for three months.
100

06/07/2016
very good
100

06/06/2016
This visit was one of the best doctor's visit I've ever had! I don't have to see him for one year.
100

05/31/2016
it was hard to get an eval apt. called them in December and soonest opening was in March. then i got a call from his office saying he would be out of town and I had to reschedule to May [...]. 5 month wait.
90

05/26/2016
to the point.
50

05/24/2016
I don't feel he took the time to really listen, I didn't get a chance to ask everything I wanted to asked. He seem rushed. I felt like a number and not a patient.
20

05/22/2016
I think Dr. Carlini is brilliant, but his social interactions are so poor. He never makes eye contact. Stands & types on his computer & when I ask if I can ask a question, he say no, just wait.
70

05/18/2016
Dr referred me for the lab for a blood test. The wait at the lab was interrinable
80

05/08/2016
I thought the provider spent too much time typing rather than looking at me and answering my questions directly.
90

05/03/2016
We were extremely satisfied with our experience with the doctor, but were disappointed that we had to wait 45 minutes after our appointment time to see the doctor.
100

05/03/2016
was a good experience
80

04/25/2016
Dr. Carlini is very intelligent in his field. He definitely knows the information and how to explain it. The only thing I would suggest is that he could spend a little less time at the computer and be a little more personable with the patient. He could also use some more adequate bedside manner skills.
100

04/19/2016
Dr Carlini has taken care of my Multiple sclerosis for many years he is an excellent provider I trust him 100 percent I know he will give me straight answers and explains things [...]. I have had other providers be rude not listen to me and make me feel bad and sad and afraid of speaking up but this has never been an issue at his office I actually look forward to my appointment and I want to mention his assistant [...] she is awesome on returning calls and helping me when I need help with something
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.
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.
90

02/23/2016
Feel safe and well informed
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.
100

02/10/2016
Good.
80

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

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

11/22/2015
He listens, Refills Rx's promptly, is thorough.
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.
90

11/16/2015
long wait.
100

10/25/2015
My experiences were always excellent at this office.
 

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.
 

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

10/07/2015
Dr. hurried
 

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

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