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.

3.9 out of 5 (84 Ratings, 31 Comments)

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
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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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12/31/2014
This provider refused to provide care, or even vocalize a second opinion, upon realizing another physician had been consulted in the interim of this very long-awaited appointment. He lacked a fundamental level of kindness and repeatedly laughed at inappropriate times. He took our time and money, during desperate circumstances, and smugly insisted we seek help elsewhere once he mistakenly perceived himself to be our second choice. A truly devastating, demoralizing experience.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

12/27/2014
We have been very pleased with the outcome of the botox for migraine provided
Providence Health & Services Patient
40

12/23/2014
Dr. Carlini did not introduce himself when he walked in or shake my hand. He did not take time to listen to me and was brusque when I took time to answer his questions. He spoke fast and I had a hard time understanding some of his questions. I felt rushed and unimportant to him. I left not knowing what the next steps would be in my treatment.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

12/17/2014
I have great faith in Dr. Carlini's medical expertise, especially in neurology.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

12/14/2014
All of my concerns were met
Providence Health & Services Patient
70

12/12/2014
Dr. Carlini was very professional and appeared to be extremely knowledgeable, though not particularly warm or personable. He was highly recommended and lived up to my expectations. My major complaint was that it took me four months to get an appointment with him.
Providence Health & Services Patient
20

12/07/2014
Dr was very short with answers, explainations and could not give me direction for medication. He seemed bothered that I was seeking help from multiple sources, which was necessary, since it took a very long time period to schedule my first appointment.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

12/02/2014
he is the best
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

10/26/2014
not one bad experience and Dr. Carlini is the one who finally was able t
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

09/24/2014
1. He listens 2. He explains well in common everyday language. 3. He is reassuring 4. He has a sense of humor 5. He is friendly
Providence Health & Services Patient
50

09/21/2014
eye contact and acknowledgement of hearing questions would be nice and not feeling rushed
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

09/02/2014
all positive
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