About Dr. Arvinder S Walia MD

Dr. Arvinder S Walia, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Austin, TX. He has 16 years of experience. His specialties include Psychiatry and Neurology. He speaks English.

Dr. Walia has received 5 awards.

Rating Overview

51 Ratings with 14 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Arvinder S Walia is Great. Dr. Arvinder S Walia has been rated by 51 patients. From those 51 patients 14 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Arvinder S Walia is 3.8 of 5.0 stars.

Location

get directions NORTHWEST PSYCHIATRY
11673 Jollyville Rd Ste 202
Austin, TX 78759

Specialties

Dr. Arvinder S Walia has the following 2 specialties

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Arvinder S Walia has the following 11 expertise

  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) / Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Insomnia
  • Personality Disorder
  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Schizophrenia
  • Mood Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Mental Illness
  • Depressive Disorder
  • Depression

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Only in it for the money

Walia is condescending, arrogant, has ZERO empathy for his patients, and is a blotch on good psychiatrists everywhere. He practices “drive-by” psychiatry (you’re lucky to get 10 minutes, mostly him talking) and he pays NO attention to your input, such as unexpected reactions to drugs). He cancels appointments at the last minute so he can go on a lecture tour, but heaven forbid you get caught in traffic or have an emergency- he’ll.bill you for your lost time and is absolutely merciless about it. His patient manner is execrable, interrupting and talking over you. I’d give him negative stars if it were possible. Avoid like the plague.

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DO NOT GO TO THIS DOCTOR!!!!

No stars! Don't even go to this doctor - he doesn't listen. Your in his office for 15 minutes - tops! He writes you a prescription and out the door you are. He is just about the money and how many clients he can see within the billable hour - even though all clients are charged the entire hour (whether it be through insurance or private pay). I do have insurance and my claims show an entire hour. My last appointment, I canceled to due a family emergency, then was hit with a $100 bill and letter from him stating he cannot see me anymore. Now, when I am trying to pay this stupid bill, I am unable to get ahold of ANYONE in the office - and this has been going on for 2 weeks now. I now will need to go into his office and hope this has not gone to collections yet. DO NOT GO TO THIS JOKE OF A DOCTOR. There are many other better doctors out there that actually sit down, listen to you and care. He quadrupled one of my meds within just 2 wks of taking it! He had me taking blood tests every week and seeing him every week - very unnecessary. And I was a patient of his for only 1 month! He didn't even send the orders to the lab one time and a Saturday morning of mine was completely wasted, then he got upset at me saying that I should have called his office --- on a Saturday? They barely answer during the week as it is. I am STILL trying to pay this bill so I can be done with his hoax of a practice.

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Very Fair

Upon the first office visit with Dr. Waila, he looked at the meds that I was prescribed by another physician and made some adjustments. He then put me on an anxiety med that works more as a maintenance/preventive med, and started weening me off of my daily benzos. I was worried at first, but he knew what he was doing. Benzos aren't meant to be a long-term solution. They are addictive and you build up a tolerance so you need to take more and more to reach the same result. I was very upfront with him about my marijuana use for anxiety relief. He explained that while it may act as a quick fix, it actually can cause your anxiety to be worse in the long run. I followed his advice and stopped using marijuana and I did notice a difference. He did continue to give me a few benzos each month for the emergency panic episodes. Contrary to other reviews, he was always very supportive and even went as far as to tell me that he was impressed with my compliance and ability to ween off the benzos as an everyday med, and stop using marijuana as quickly as I did. I did fantastically on the meds he prescribed. I feel that those who are saying he is cold or that he drops patients for their continued alcohol/drug use, are not being compliant with his plan of care. This is typical for any physician to do if a patient does not bother to listen to their professional advice. Especially, in psychiatry. They aren't going to continue to treat you, especially with meds that have adverse reactions (potentially dangerous) with illicit drugs or alcohol if you show no interest in wanting to quit using. This goes for most psychiatrist. If you go in open minded and willing to make adjustments, then he's the guy for you.

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One Star

He prescribed me medication after the first time I met with him. I found this to be fishy, so I consulted with another psychiatrist and found that he had diagnosed me incorrectly. In addition, the medication he prescribed is highly addictive. Thank god I didn't take it.

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Give me a break!

3rd appointment which I'll admit I missed and they want to charge $100 for a missed appointment fee. Too many other good psychiatrists to go see who are slightly more forgiving. Besides it's going to be 5 minute appointment anyway to refill my prescription.

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  • Awards

    5 Awards

  • On-Time Doctor Award

    On-Time Doctor Award (2009, 2014, 2015, 2018)

    Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.

  • Top 10 Doctor - City

    Top 10 Doctor - City (2014)

    Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2009, 2010, 2018)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • Top 10 Doctor - Metro Area

    Top 10 Doctor - Metro Area (2014)

    Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2008, 2018)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Education

    16 Years Experience

  • Dayanand Medical College

    Graduated in 2003

  • Austin State Hospital

    Residency

  • Dr. Arvinder S Walia Accepts the Following Insurance

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA LocalPlus
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO

More about Dr. Arvinder S Walia

For more information, please visit: www.waliamd.com

Locations & Directions

NORTHWEST PSYCHIATRY, 11673 Jollyville Rd Ste 202, Austin, TX
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