About Dr. Walter T Rathkamp MD

Dr. Walter T Rathkamp, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Freeland, MI. He has 23 years of experience. His specialties include Family Medicine. He speaks English.

Dr. Rathkamp has received 3 awards.

Rating Overview

12 Ratings with 5 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Walter T Rathkamp is Great. Dr. Walter T Rathkamp has been rated by 12 patients. From those 12 patients 5 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Walter T Rathkamp is 3.5 of 5.0 stars.

Location

get directions FREELAND FAMILY MEDICINE PC
7340 Midland Rd
Freeland, MI 48623

Specialties

Dr. Walter T Rathkamp has the following 1 specialty

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Walter T Rathkamp has the following 6 expertise

  • Check-up
  • Weight Loss
  • Contraception
  • Influenza
  • Family Planning
  • Immunization

Board Certifications

Dr. Walter T Rathkamp is Board Certified in 1 specialty

See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience.

Reviews

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One Star

Dr. is a real jerk. Self asborsed and cocky. Can not handle complicate cases. Very nasty attitude at times. Would not recommend

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13+ YEAR PATIENT

Dr Rathkamp is a good doctor, knowledgeable, cordial. His newer staff with McClaren is far better than his former staff. Some were slightly unprofessional and seemed unconcerned, esp. the younger Deb. I always hoped she'd never answered the phone or have to service me during a call or visit. The retired Debbie was the best staff member and very very warm. She saved the day. Every staff member should've learned from her. He is very popular so it's difficult to get in for appts. Every time you call u are immediately placed on hold like calling the pizza place. They answer, then say, "please hold." It's been years since I wasn't put on hold. The wait can be up to 5-6min on hold. Often get the answering service when office should be open, but told they're out to lunch, or closed early, or opening in 15 min. Often takes weeks and 2 months notice for annual physical. He often sends u to MedEx because he can't fit you in. He hasn't had a PA in months which makes seeing him even more difficult til u have to wait for weeks even if pain or seems severe. The staff apologizes then says, Doctor says go to walk in clinic. Its been very difficult to see him over the past year and I dont want to leave because of my history with him and his expertise, but hard to have a primary physician who u cant get in to see them when u need them, at least within a few days. Walk in clinics are more expensive. Wed and Fridays are half days at that. Staff still needs customer service training badly. I don't think he has a clue or realistic assessment of his staff because he is so busy. He's great, but staff and overall professionalism at the office needs a makeover.

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Five Stars

Absolutely love the entire staff! He is very caring, generous and sweet with the kids. Very knowledgeable!

Easy Appointment
Promptness
Friendly Staff
Accurate Diagnosis
Bedside Manner
Spends Time with Me
Appropriate Follow-up
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Five Stars

very good

Wait time
10.0 minutes
Easy Appointment
Promptness
Friendly Staff
Accurate Diagnosis
Bedside Manner
Spends Time with Me
Appropriate Follow-up
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Five Stars

This doctor is wonderful as long as you have a sense of humor. He is not very good at emotional or sensitive situations. He tends to joke. I have that personality too so he is great in my book.

Wait time
5.0 minutes
Easy Appointment
Promptness
Friendly Staff
Accurate Diagnosis
Bedside Manner
Spends Time with Me
Appropriate Follow-up
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  • Awards

    3 Awards

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2011, 2014)

    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

    Patients' Choice Award (2011, 2014)

    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

    On-Time Doctor Award (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.

  • Education

    23 Years Experience

  • Wayne State University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1996

  • Saginaw Cooperative Hospital

    Residency

  • Dr. Walter T Rathkamp Accepts the Following Insurance

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois
    • BCBS IL PPO
  • BCBS Michigan
    • BCBS MI Blue Care Network HMO Group Enrollees
    • BCBS MI PPO Plans Group Enrollees
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • HAP
    • HAP Preferred PPO
  • PriorityHealth
    • PriorityHealth HMO
    • PriorityHealth Priority PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

Locations & Directions

FREELAND FAMILY MEDICINE PC, 7340 Midland Rd, Freeland, MI
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