Joseph D Walrath, MD Ophthalmology

Joseph D Walrath, MD

Atlanta, GA 30328 (7 other locations)
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Patients’ Perspective

  • Friendly staff
  • Trusted diagnosis
  • Good bedside manner

About Joseph D Walrath MD

Joseph D Walrath, MD is a health care provider primarily located in Atlanta, GA, with other offices in Cumming, GA and Stockbridge, GA (and 5 other locations). He has 19 years of experience. His specialties include Ophthalmology.

Joseph Walrath has received the following awards:


Dr. Joseph D Walrath has 8 locations

Woolfson Eye Institute 800 Mount Vernon Hwy NE Ste 120 Atlanta, GA 30328
Woolfson Eye Institute 1505 Northside Blvd Ste 1200 Cumming, GA 30041
Woolfson Eye Institute 7454 Hannover Pkwy S Ste 120 Stockbridge, GA 30281
Georgia Ophthalmologists 4159 Mill St NE Covington, GA 30014
Gainesville Eye Associates And Eye Center 2061 Beverly Rd Gainesville, GA 30501
Woolfson Eye Institute 1980 Riverside Pkwy Ste 103 Lawrenceville, GA 30043
Woolfson Ambulatory Surgery Center 800 MOUNT VERNON HWY NE STE 100 ATLANTA, GA 30328
Gainesville Surgery Center 1945 Beverly Rd Gainesville, GA 30501


Dr. Joseph D Walrath has the following specialty

Specialty Expertise

Dr. Joseph D Walrath has the following 10 areas of expertise

  • Glaucoma
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Vision Issues
  • Eyelid surgery (Blepharoplasty)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Eye Pain
  • Eye Exam
  • Cataract
  • Blindness
  • Lasik Surgery


5 Awards

  • Vitals Preferred Provider

    • Vitals Preferred Provider Award
      • Preferred Provider badge recognizes providers that are committed to transparency, responsiveness and great service to patients, and have earned a high patient satisfaction rating.

  • Patients' Choice Award (2020, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014)

    Patients' Choice Award 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.

  • On-Time Doctor Award (2020, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014)

    On-Time Doctor Award 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 (2020, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2014)

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition 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 5th Anniversary Award (2020)

    Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award The Patients' Choice Award - 5 Year Honoree is a recognition granted only to those doctors whose ratings have reflected excellence in care for five years in a row. Only 1% of all doctors in the United States are bestowed this honor by their patients.


19 Years Experience

Columbia University College Of Physicians & Surgeons

Graduated in 2003

Dr. Joseph D Walrath Accepts the Following Insurance

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Aexcel PPO
  • Alliant Health Plan
  • Ambetter from Peach State Health Plan
  • Ambetter Superior Health Plan
  • Anthem Blue Open Access POS Alternate Network
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS GA Blue Choice HMO
  • BCBS GA Blue Choice PPO
  • BCBS GA Blue Open Access POS
  • BCBS GA BlueChoice Option POS
  • Blue Open Access POS Plus - GA
  • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • Coventry CoventryOne - GA
  • First Health PPO
  • GA Ambetter
  • Georgia - place
  • Humana Atlanta HMOx
  • Humana Choice POS
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Humana National POS
  • Humana Preferred PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Pathway X HMO
  • UHC Choice Plus POS
  • UHC Compass HMO
  • UHC Navigate HMO
  • UHC Navigate POS
  • UHC Options PPO

More about Dr. Joseph D Walrath

Dr. Joseph Walrath is a board-certified ophthalmologist, member of the American Association of Ophthalmology and Georgia Society of Ophthalmology, and a fellowship-trained oculoplastic surgeon. Originally from Ohio, he graduated summa cum laude from Case Western Reserve University with a B.S. in Chemistry, and went on to complete a Masters Degree in Chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Walrath attended medical school at the Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons in New York, and completed residency training in ophthalmology at The Harkness Eye Institute at Columbia University, where he was elected Chief Resident for 2006-2007. Over the course of his training he developed a passion for surgery of the eyelids, eye socket, tear drains, and surrounding tissues. After practicing in Manhattan and training ophthalmology residents at Columbia University, he relocated to Atlanta to complete an Oculoplastics Fellowship at Emory University. Dr. Walrath was subsequently invited to join the Emory medical faculty as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology, Division of Oculoplastics, where he practiced until August of 2011. After a brief period of employment with plastic surgeons at Paces Plastic Surgery, Dr. Walrath is now the director of oculoplastics at the Woolfson Eye Institute, a multi-specialty ophthalmology practice. Recent Publications: McCord CD and Walrath JD. Concepts in eyelid biomechanics with clinical implications. Submitted to Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Sept 2011. Walrath JD. Implants in ophthalmic plastic surgery. In: Focal Points, Clinical Modules for Ophthalmologists. American Academy of Ophthalmology Submitted May 2011, revised Aug 2011. Walrath JD, Hayek B, Wojno T. Blepharoplasty. In: Bagheri SC,ed. Current Therapy in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, 1st edition. Elsevier Health Sciences, 2011: Chapter 108. Epstein-Barr virus associated smooth muscle tumors in post transplant pediatric patients: three cases of rare location, and review of the literature. Submitted to The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, Aug 2011. Jung SJ, Walrath JD, Hudgins PA, Wojno T. Diffuse symmetric meningioma en plaque mimicking metabolic disease. Submitted to Orbit, Sept 2011. Murchison AP, Walrath JD, Washington CV. Non-surgical treatments of primary, non-melanoma eyelid malignancies: a review. Clin Experiment Ophthalmol. 2011;39(1):65-83. Airiani S, Fine HF, Walrath JD, Chiang MF, FlynnJT. Bilateral circumferential macular folds in inflicted childhood neurotrauma. Retinal Cases & Brief Reports. 2010; 4(1):23-24. Walrath JD, Engelbert M, Kazim M. Magnetic resonance imaging evidence of optic nerve glioma progression into and beyond the optic chiasm. Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2008;24(6):473-5.

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