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About Dr. Arvinder S Walia

Dr. Arvinder S Walia, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Austin, TX. He has 15 years of experience. His specialties include Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Walia has received 5 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

49 Ratings with 13 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Arvinder S Walia is Great. Dr. Arvinder S Walia has been rated by 49 patients. From those 49 patients 13 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Arvinder S Walia is 3.8 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Northwest Psychiatry

11673 Jollyville Rd Ste 202
Austin, TX 78759
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Specialties

Dr. Arvinder S Walia has the following 2 specialties

  • Psychiatry

    A psychiatrist is a doctor with specific training in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness.
    He or she can not only provide the counseling necessary to both diagnose and treat a patient, but can also prescribe medication when needed. In some cases, a psychiatrist will only provide the medication and the counseling will be provided by another healthcare specialist, like a certified counselor or psychologist.
    Like other doctors, psychiatrists employ diagnostic tools like CT scans and MRI in order to observe the structure and function of a patient's brain.
    Once a diagnosis is made, these specialists may use behavior or cognitive therapy in order to address the patient's condition, or a multitude of other types of therapy, in conjunction with or in place of medication.

  • Neurology

    A neurologist is a physician who diagnoses and treats disorders of the nervous system which is comprised of the brain, spinal cord and nerves. These doctors do not perform surgery, but refer patients to neurological surgeons when they determine that surgical intervention is necessary.
    Some of the conditions that neurologists diagnose and treat are epilepsy, aneurysms, hydrocephalus, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke, spinal disc herniation, and spinal disease.
    In addition to using diagnostic tests like MRI, CT scans, EEG and EMG, neurologists also employ neurological testing to gauge muscle strength and movement, balance, reflexes, sensation, memory, speech, and other cognitive abilities.

  • Expertise

    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

Reviews

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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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Great Dr. , but...

Bottom Line: It is my opinion that he has an expert knowledge of medications. He found a "cure" for me. I went to him for 5 years, and was very satisfied. You must know however that he is very black and white, and formal. If you prefer someone soft and fuzzy he is not the dr. for you. At one time charged a fee if you were late to your appointment (don't know if he still does?) The upside to that is you never a wait in the lobby for more that 5 min. Awesome. After 5 years of treatment he dropped me as a patient on account of my alcohol use. As far as I know he has no substance abuse training. I refused to discuss the quantity of my alcohol use with a dr. not licensed in that area of expertise. He had a problem with that. (which is completely his right).At times I go 2 weeks without drinking. My husband thinks that I am fine. He said , If he thought I had a problem, he would tell me. I don't know how it works? Will another Dr. accept me? Or have I been black balled? If I can not find a dr., I will have to ween myself off Lamictal. I do not know how. It is a dangerous process. You must have dr. supervision. Dr. Walia did not give me instructions. Dropped me like a hat.

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  • Awards

    5 Awards

  • 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.

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

    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.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2010, 2009)

    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.

  • Patients' Choice Award (2008)

    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.

  • 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.

  • Education

    15 Years Experience

  • Dayanand Medical College

    Graduated in 2003

  • Austin State Hospital

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Arvinder S Walia accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA LocalPlus
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
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Locations & Directions

Northwest Psychiatry, 11673 Jollyville Rd Ste 202, Austin, TX
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