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Dr. Joe Walker, MD

Psychiatrist

Professional statement

Joe Walker is a dedicated and diligent psychiatrist serving the communities of San Francisco, San Jose, Los Altos, La Palma, and Santa Monica, CA. Dr. Walker obtained his medical degree from the University of Tennessee. He also completed his residency in psychiatry and internship at Pacific Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Walker is a part of SavantCare. He is board certified in psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Walker was chief resident during his psychiatry residency at Pacific Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Walker treats a range of conditions, and he is eager to help the wider community receive the care they deserve. He is sensitive to the uniqueness of each patient's situation and adapts his consultations and treatment options appropriately to accommodate individual needs and concerns.

In-network insurances

  • Aetna
  • Alignment Health Plan
  • Anthem Blue Cross

Specialties

  • Psychiatrist

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Psychiatry (Psychiatry and Neurology)

Education and training

  • Medical School - University of Tennessee, Doctor of Medicine
  • Pacific Presbyterian Medical Center (Internship)
  • Pacific Presbyterian Medical Center, Residency in Psychiatry

Awards and publications

  • Dr. Walker was chief resident during his psychiatry residency at Pacific Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1427070754

Office locations

SavantCare

490 Post Street, Suite 1606

San Francisco, CA 94102

SavantCare

490 Post Street, Suite 1554

San Francisco, CA 94102

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He was kind and open while providing valuable insight in a straight-forward way.
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I felt very comfortable speaking with Dr. Walker. He was very caring, thoughtful, and a great listener. I would strongly recommend!
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This man is an absolute saint and I feel so lucky to have found him on ZocDoc. I had my first session with him today, absolute professional, extremely thoughtful questions, and authentic empathy for everything I was feeling. I highly recommendDr. Walker to all folks - please do not let the negative reviews regarding the administrative system deter you from scheduling an appointment with him. The admins were very lovely to speak with on the phone and helped with the paperwork afterwards. No biggy.
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It was great. Exactly what I was looking for.
Less than 3 months ago
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After seeing Dr. Walker for the last 3 months, it is more than clear that he is an absolute expert in his field—and as a bonus, is a genuinely caring physician. Unlike many doctors I’ve met, he doesn’t rush you outof his office, and actually takes time to get to know you personally as an individual. He let’s you speak as much as you want about your symptoms, family and medical history, and after my assessment, diagnosis, and treatment, I am very optimistic about the improvements I’ve experienced. He thoroughly provides his expertise through extensive knowledge in his field, offers concrete, actionable recommendations, and offers multiple routes for treatment—but most importantly, he listens to his patients. He’s been kind enough to meet with me on a regular basis to asses and keep track of my progress, address any and all questions, and is an all around great doctor. My experience has been wonderfully positive, and I will continue to work with him to manage my condition. Very grateful to have been lucky enough to be apart of his practice and am happy to be seeing improvement in my symptoms as we continue working together to find the right treatment for my condition. Thank you Dr. Walker for being excellent!
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I was profoundly disappointed by my visit with Joe Walker and my interactions with SavantCare. First of all, they called me repeatedly before my visit until I gave them my credit card information and signed paperwork specifying that I couldbe charged hundreds for cancelling less than 3 days before the appointment. This felt greedy, unnecessary and burdensome on the patient. Next, I was led to believe that I was seeing a psychotherapist when I saw Joe Walker. At the conclusion of my visit, after speaking to him for 45 minutes about my life, he informed me that he was not a psychotherapist and really only handled intake and prescriptions. Even if I'd wanted a psychotherapist, Savant Care has none in San Francisco. So why was I there?? The experience felt deceptive, unprofessional and like a complete waste of my time. I'd really recommend looking elsewhere.
Less than 6 months ago
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Dr Walker was very kind, professional, and helpful!
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no-nonsense, very authoritative (in a great, respectful way), knows what he's talking about and does so with rapport that makes you feel comfortable. can't recommend highly enough.
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Made me feel comfortable and in control of any decisions regarding treatment. I will certainly be seeing him again.
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Genuine, kind and professional. I look forward to my visits with Dr. Walker!
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This place is unprofessional and not on top of their administrative duties. You can't just schedule an appointment on Zocdoc and expect an appointment. They didn't accept my insurance yet they showed up in my search results which means theirZocdoc information was always incorrect or they failed to update it.
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I'm feeling so much better, I'm so glad I found Dr Walker.
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Very kind Dr. and willing to talk through Psychiatric things in a respectable and easy way.
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Dr. Walker was great and very attentive. He took the time to listen to me and my concerns. I highly recommend him
Less than 1 year ago
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Dr. Walker is a true gentleman and very kind and competent!
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For my first session with him, I. Pulsing be happier.
Less than 1 year ago
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Dr. Walker was great. Timely, helpful, interested. Strongly recommend.
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The doctor is great i am sorry to say i cannot see him due to the series of failures by his staff and web site at Savant Care.
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Dr. Walker was my first experience with a psychiatrist. He is actually quite warm in person, and seemed like he would be helpful. That said, working with his administrative service, SavantCare, was really terrible. I was/am in a pretty low placeand in uncharted territory, so I was in the need of support. Responses were slow, the "assistants" were not friendly or empathetic, there was no way to contact Dr. Walker directly in the case of an emergency, and eventually the responses stopped altogether. After suggesting a leave of absence, he agreed to write a letter for me, and then took 5 days to send it. After that, he/they never got back to my insurance company or the State to finalize my Disability after multiple contact attempts, so I've not been receiving pay for 4 weeks. I sent a final plea a week ago offering to pay for any time the process takes him and have heard absolutely nothing. It's all been incredibly disappointing. Even if he is unwilling to go through the disability process, I just wish he would communicate that to me so I can move on and plan for the financial burden. Since then, I've found a new doctor who has been wonderfully responsive and helpful with the intimidating world of medications. His admin is responsive and helpful, and I have his direct line for emergencies. He doesn't do disability paperwork, but since that was never my motivation, I'm just happy to have someone who wants to help. There are good doctors out there.
Less than 1 year ago
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No wait time, Beautiful building, lovely man that is easy to talk to. who could ask for more?
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Great physician! I am an MIT student working in San Fran for the summer so I cant see my regular physician in Boston. I was very impressed with Dr. Walker's knowledge and interest in my health even though I might only be a patient for the summer. Highly recommend.
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It was a good initial consultation. I felt comfortable talking to Dr Walker about my past and some of the goals I look to work on. I look forward to our next appointment.
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Amazing! Dr. Walker is warm and highly skilled. Highly recommend.
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Dr. Walker was incredibly easy to talk to, and his office space is incredibly comfortable. Despite having just met him for the first time, it felt like he truly cares for my well-being. He talked me through side-effects of every possiblemedication and how they could possibly react with current symptoms, which was incredibly helpful and definitely set my mind at ease.
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Had a great experience and the doctor addressed each and every one of my concerns. The interaction was casual yet serious. He explained his thoughts after hearing mine and I couldn't have asked for a better medical professional. Highly recommend.
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It went well.
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Dr. Walker was extremely professional, respectful, and helpful. I was a bit nervous in going to see him but he made me feel very comfortable and overall it was a great experience.
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My visit was very smooth and on time. Dr. Joe wakker attebded to my needs and didn't even keep me waiting for long. He listned to me very carefully and i walked out of there very satisfied and in no time.Excellent service and very professional to the point where i got goosebumps. I highly recommend Dr. walker and i will definitely keep seeing him
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Dr walker is very professional and pleasant to talk to. I definitely recommend recommend him
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