Dr. Walter Barkey, MD, FAAD

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Dermatology Consultation
2256 W Hill Rd, Flint, MI, 48507

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Besides seeing patients himself (appt times on the hour, e.g., 9 am) Dr. Barkey works onsite with three PAs who see their own patients. Wendy Meredith (15 yrs with Dr. B) sees general derm and cosmetic pts. If you are an established patient of hers or wish to see her for an initial consult visit for a general derm issue or to discuss and plan a possible cosmetic procedure (Botox, fillers, IPL, chemical peels) her appt times are M- Th 11:10 and 2:10. Heidi Schultz PAC (13 years surgery experience, 7 with Dr. B) has done over 2000 benign and malignant excisions for Dr. B and also does general and cosmetic derm. Her appt times are Th 9:40 am and 1:40 pm. Rachel Brown (5 yrs with Dr. B) does general and cosmetic derm and her appt times are M/W 8:20 and M/W/Th 1:20. Walter Barkey, M.D. was born and raised in the Flint area. He received his BA from the UM (With High Distinction) where he was Phi Beta Kappa his junior year. He attended medical school at UM where he was a member of the honorary fraternity Alpha Omega Alpha. He did his dermatology residency at the UNC in Chapel Hill where he was chief resident his final year. He became Board Certified in Dermatology in 1983. He moved back to the Flint area in 1983 practicing in Flint Township for 25 years before moving to his current location on West Hill Road in 2008. Dr. Barkey is passionate about patient education. He has personally written over 200 detailed handouts for his patients and made dozens of educational DVDs. He is committed to providing his patients with up to date, thorough, and compassionate care.

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He was very informative and took time to explain in detail.

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The office was beautiful, staff friendly and the Dr was very informative

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Great Doctor. Explained with detail and treatment plan.

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Very informative, took his time with me

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Great Doc, competent staff, beautiful office.

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Excellent

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Dr. Barkey is the best. I've seen him twice (first time was 6 years ago) and he told me things about my first visit that I had forgotten! He is very detailed, takes his time with each patient, and yet the wait has never been long. I think this means he doesn't overbook patients. I can tell he has a true love and passion for what he does. It was truly a pleasurable experience (if that's possible visiting a doctor!) His friendly, professional staff even gently convinced me to get the shingles vaccine which I've been resisting for years!

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He was very concerning & was willing to help me

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Everyone was extremely helpful and kind. Dr Barkey provided excellent information. I will definitely continue to go there,

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Dr. Barkey and his staff were wonderful; very kind and helpful. He took time to explain everything (without being condescending) and checked to be sure I understood his instructions. I have already recommended him to 3 people! I was anxious about doing the skin check but he made it seem like no big deal by chatting as he worked and keeping me covered up except for the areas he was checking.I will definitely see him for future treatment and concerns.

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This is my second visit to Dr. Barkey and was just as impressed as the first visit. I got in and was attended to quickley Dr, Barkey took the time to teach and explain things on a patient level, which was much appreciated.

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He had a great bedside manner and was thorough.

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Very Knowledgeable, took the time to explain everything and answered all of my questions. He is awesome!

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Dr. Barkey was very professional and took time to discuss and explain his findings with me. He sat next to me and had pictures of what was normal and what was not normal for skin lesions. I would highly recommend Dr. Barkey to anyone.

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I thought that Dr. Barkey was nice and also professional. He did do a good job at explaining what was going on regarding the reason I came in, although he didn’t ask me if I had any other questions or concerns or check me for any other abnormalities like moles. We literally ONLY discuss the reason I was there and he did not ask if I had any other questions or concerns, so for a first-time patient I did not feel it was a very thorough check up. My main issue was with the assistant that was in the room, I believe her name is Tisha. She was not friendly, and it made me uncomfortable. Every time I looked at her and tried to politely smile and be friendly she just glared at me as though she was very disinterested and irritated she had to be in the room. I found her to be cold/unfriendly and if I come back to that office I will specifically be asking that a different assistant come in with him because her bedside manner was awful!

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Dr. Barkey took time with me to be sure that I understood the cause of the skin disorder and the treatment. He took pictures for his files. Dr. Barkey's staff is top notch!

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This is a wonderful medical office! Well organized, knowledgeable/friendly staff. Highly recommend!!!

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It was good and informative. he is very friendly and did a grt diagnosis.

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Dr. Barkey is extremely professional and friendly. He prioritizes educating his patients in how they can best care for their own health. I highly recommend him and his office!

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Awesome and very knowlegable Dermatologist!

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Dr is very thorough. I was looked closely at and I was given reading material that explained what I have and how to treat it.

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This was my daughter's first visit as we had a different dermatologist before, and I am so glad I took my daughter to see him! He was very pleasant, and actually "talk" to his patient! Most doctors don't even do that anymore, they're just in and out and you're done before you know it! But Dr Barkey is different.. he explained your concern and is very nice, just really nice person! He/his office even emailed me with the information related to my daughter's skin condition. Highly recommended!

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Great

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Concise, professional, courteous, full of valuable information and a future plan

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Good!

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Great!

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Very professional and thorough. I was very satisfied with his attentive manner and complete explanation of my condition.

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Excellent, professional service by all the staff. They took time to explain everything and answer all my questions!

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Very happy with the dr. He explained everything in great detail. Made me very comfortable and did not make me feel like he was rushing at all. I will recomend for sure. The only thing I would say was a little turn off was the nurse that took us to our room was a litte rude and should probably choice her wording a little different when dealing with kids. My daughter is 14 and when she hands a 14 year a piece of paper to read about warts and tells her you probably not going to want to hear what dr has to say abour them. I just think she could have been a little more nicer and realized you are making a child feel bad for having them.

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Simply the best

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An amazing doctor! Not rushed at all, highly recommend Dr. Barkey

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Doctor was informative, likable, and engaging. Did not feel rushed. Answered all of my questions. Efficient office staff.

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Very happy, everything went well and he answered and explained all my questions.

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The visit was actually really good. I was greeted when I walked in and all the assistance were really nice. The doctor is extremely friendly and listens well. I will most definitely recommend

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Dr. Barkey gave us options for treatment and explained pros and cons of each. He is very kind and explained everything so it was easy for us to understand. Thank you amd your office staff!!

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Dr. Barkey is top notch as he's always been over the past twenty-five years.

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After being warmly greeted by the staff at the desk, I was escorted to the examination room, asked a few questions by a nurse and Dr Barkey came in to see me, told me about my condition, showing photographs and talked about options. He was informative in a way that a lay person could understand.

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Everyone was very kind and patient and courteous. I felt like all my needs were met!

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It a 5 star visit.

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Very professional. Great staff...explained everything and then some. Glad I found a professional dermatology practice.