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Dr. Joseph W Walters III has the following 2 specialties
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.
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.
- Mood Disorders
- Geriatric Psychiatry
- Bipolar Disorder
- Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) / Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Depressive Disorder
- Mental Illness
- Personality Disorder
- Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Drug Abuse (Substance-Related Addiction Disorders)
- Sleep Disorders
- Clinical Depression
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I went to see Dr. Walters about 3 years ago after referral from 2 of my other local doctors. I have remained under Dr. Walters' care to date, and I have only had favorable experience with him...additionally he has helped immensely with the care of a family member and a friend -- both also very favorable experiences.Dr. Walters genuinely cares for my health/family, and he is quite different from psychiatrists in my past. He was prompt and heavily involved at two very critical times where I nearly was hospitalized...ultimately helping to prevent inpatient care, and getting me back on track. This included some after hour calls and a couple of weekend calls.Only negative---there was a time earlier in the year when they had instability in the front office change, going through several staff. This has no completely been resolved, and the current woman in the front office is exceptional/caring.Overall....only the highest recommendation for Dr. Walters.
This Doctor does not accept any insurance. His rate is outrageous. His demeanor in person is great. I originally had several appointments with him in person and things were great while doing personal one on one meetings.We then switched to phone consults and we both agreed to try a medication change. Unfortunately, I had every bad reaction to the medication I could get. I called his office approximately ten times over a two week period and never once did I get a person on the phone to tell them I needed an emergency consult. So I had to leave voice messages. When I did get in touch with the doctor, he botched two meetings by not being on time. This doctor has an extreme problem with office staff, professionalism in general and clearly does not understand how serious the hippocratic oath that he made when becoming a doctor is. I almost died (literally) due to the medication mis-match and all he did was continue to be late for my emergency appointments. I ultimately had to admit myself in to a hospital where I signed a release for medical records from him and the treating physicians also placed calls to him to get a background on our treatments. Once again, he never sent the records or followed up with the inquiring doctors. This is completely illegal in the medical world.If you're looking for a psychiatrist and choose this firm, I guarantee you'll be taking your life in your own hands. Because this guy doesn't have a clue on emergency treatments of his patients.
On-Time Doctor Award (2015)
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.
Patients' Choice Award (2011)
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.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2011)
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.
16 Years Experience
Medical University Of South Carolina College Of Medicine
Graduated in 2002
Dr. Joseph W Walters III accepts the following insurance providers.
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Locations & DirectionsLowcountry Psychiatric Associates, 25 Clark Summit Dr Ste 201F, Bluffton, SC
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