Biography & Education

Biography

Dr. Walter Carlini’s decision to become a neurologist stemmed from his fascination with the biology of the nervous system. In his practice, he emphasizes the scientific approach to medicine and enjoys figuring out the “diagnosis puzzle.” He has a straightforward approach to medicine and caring for his patients. “I want to provide as much time for my patient as I can and provide the best medical care possible,” he says.

Dr. 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. Dr. Carlini's clinical interests include stroke, epilepsy, migraine, dementia, movement disorders, and multiple sclerosis.

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.

Areas of expertise

Neurology

Education
Undergraduate degree from Harvard University
Doctor of Philosophy degree in neurosciences from Stanford University School of Medicine
Medical degree from Stanford University School of Medicine
Internship at Oregon Health & Science University
Residency in neurology with Stanford University School of Medicine
Fellowship in clinical electrophysiology at Stanford University School of Medicine
Languages
  • English
  • Italian

Care Locations

920 Royal Ave.
Medford, OR 97504
Fax 541-732-3407
Hospital Privileges

Specialties

Board Certifications
  • Neurology

Reviews

Patient Ratings and Comments
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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. These comments are the views and opinions of patients and are not endorsed by or necessarily reflect the views of Providence.

4.3 out of 5 (140 Ratings, 44 Comments)

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09/30/2017
Dr Carlini is a great provider! I think you should give him a pay raise!
100

09/21/2017
Dr Carlini is a no non-sense, very thorough, and caring diagnostician and care provider. I saw a number of physicians with my problems prior to being referred to him almost three years ago, who either mis-disagnosed or couldn't help me. Carlini did the proper testing, diagnosis and has worked on meds over time in an attempt to alleviate my symptoms as best he can. Even with some alternative nutritional therapy. I am VERY pleased with Dr Carlini.
20

09/06/2017
Dr. Cereveli Was late, not familiar with my case, and told me to "pat less attention to the numbness, pain, and tingle in my extremities. He presented as a typical poor mannered , inconsiderate neurologist.
100

08/29/2017
All aspects of visit proved excellent.
50

08/21/2017
Office staff seemed not really interested regarding concerns about my medical records and where they were or wern't and how to access them so needed to start from scratch on giving all medical info from last ten years.
90

08/10/2017
Very short visit and dr referred me back to my primary care dr.
100

07/31/2017
Dr. Carlini was professional and very through with his exam. He was polite caring and I am happy to have him as my Nuerologist keeping my essential tremor at bay so I can enjoy sewing and life much better.
100

07/28/2017
Took a long time to get appointment after referral from my primary care provider.
30

07/25/2017
Had a bad fall - fx arm. My daughter called his office multiple times and no one called us back. On [...] visit he explained what probably happened. For 10 days I could only shuffle across room & after initial fall I fell 2 more times. I was scared to death.
80

07/06/2017
Pleasant staff, seen quickly.
90

07/05/2017
Takes too long to see doctor. I understand though.
40

06/28/2017
This provider was a let down, we expected much more information than what the NP had already gone over with us or information we researched. The handout was years old and no current (new) information given. Would not accept handwritten logs, only wanted iphone logs that aren't available to us. Send us back to NP for trial medications that I have already had poor or no results with.
100

06/21/2017
Took 4 months to get an appointment.
90

06/08/2017
long wait for appt
100

06/07/2017
he keeps me up-to-date on information relevant to my condition.
100

06/05/2017
Dr. Carlini listened and was very concerned about my overall health. Very nice and polite. Very professional!
80

05/31/2017
took several times before I was able to get medical records.
60

05/29/2017
I waited five months from referral to appt . I don't feel I received an explanation for my symptoms or a plan of action going forward.
60

05/15/2017
Waiting time is far too long......Dr. Carlini seemed unprepared...His assistant was absent .....
100

05/10/2017
Dr Carlini is great, explains everything thoroughly so you have a full understanding. I would highly recommend him to anyone that needs to see a neurologist.
100

05/02/2017
I love Dr. Carline and his MA. They're kind, courteous, answer questions, help when I need it. I've had botox for migraines from other providers in a different state. Not at all like here.
90

04/28/2017
I have zero complaints. [...]
100

04/17/2017
It takes a long time to get an appointment.
100

04/17/2017
I like my care provider. But I get nerve talking to him, so I forget to tell him, how bad my legs and my back is doing, and that I fall and loose my balance more.
50

04/05/2017
He seemed surprised I can still read and comprehend books & magazines.
90

03/22/2017
Dr.Carlini is very knowledgeable about medical issues he is in my opinion the best in his field. that being said he could be a little more personable with his patients. Overall on a scale of 1 to 10 id give him a 9
100

03/15/2017
been seeing Carlini to manage my seizures and meds since 2014 always attentive and great MD, however, recently a change in front office staffor. the usual staff for whom did a wonderful job, are not absent. [...]
80

02/27/2017
Dr Carlini is a bit socially awkward, but I can tell he is a very knowledgeable man in this profession and I'm grateful for that.
100

02/15/2017
[...] Dr. Carlini's nures is incredibly efficient and compassionate. He is brilliant, on top of all medical information.
40

01/25/2017
Dr.Carlini is somewhat cold in his bedside manner. He did not listen to my questions or fully address my questions. He took no interest in my opinion of my medical condition, and dismissed most of my questions and opinions.
70

01/20/2017
he is super knowledgeable about my condition, just doesn't have a great 'bedside' manner...but I will get used to it. Maybe he was having a stressful day :)
90

01/20/2017
Very pleased with this doctor.
100

01/05/2017
Dr. Carlini was very considerate of my needs concerns.
90

12/27/2016
He is very knowledgeable about in his field of MS
100

12/12/2016
Dr Carlini is a very gifted health care provider. I'm very fortunate to have him as my doctor!
100

12/10/2016
What was most impressive was the amount of time Dr. Carlini spent with me, which was probably 30 minutes or more. He showed serious concern about my neurological issue. He asked me many questions and gave me clear explanations for all my inquiries.
50

11/27/2016
Very disinterested - matter of fact, no bedside manner.
90

11/25/2016
Extraordinarily long waiting period to get an appointment.
100

11/14/2016
Dr. Carlini, [...] & the other office staff were very responsive, accommodating and professional
100

11/09/2016
Dr Carlini is extremely knowledgeable in neurological diseases, he keeps up with advances in medicine/medications. He explains differences and side effects in a way you can understand. He puts you at ease when asking a question, he answers it completely and never gives vague answers.
100

11/01/2016
I always have a great experience with Dr. Carlini.
30

10/31/2016
he is an excellent doctor with tons of knowledge. he just doesn't talk to me.
50

10/27/2016
Original provider had moved and this was the first time seeing this provider.
100

10/26/2016
other than being so over booked the wait was 30 + minutes it was extremely positive Dr. C was very polite and knowledgeable