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Dr. Walter Barkey, MD, FAAD

Dermatologist

Professional statement

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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Specialties

  • Dermatologist

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Dermatology

Education and training

  • Medical School - University of Michigan, Doctor of Medicine
  • St. Joseph Mercy Hospital (Internship)
  • University of North Carolina, Residency in Dermatology

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Dermatology
  • Genesee County Medical Society
  • Michigan Dermatological Society
  • Michigan State Medical Society

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1770524886

Office locations

Walter Barkey, MD, PLLC

2256 W Hill Rd

Flint, MI 48507

Patient reviews
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He was very thorough and explained everything in a clear and informative manner. I like that he showed me what to look for and be concerned with even after the exam part wa over
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He was took time to teach me what to look for and pay attention to on my skin regarding skin cancer.
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Very knowledgeable and kind. He did an amazing job with my 4 year old son and have printed information available for me to take home. The office was clean and the staff were very friendly. We didn’t have to wait longfor our appointment and we’re in and out in less than 45 minuets! I highly recommend this dermatology office to anyone seeking out a doctor in this field!
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I was a new patient and couldn't be happier with the entire experience. Dr. Barkey was easy to talk to and explained everything.
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I found him very knowledable on my disease. Pleasant to speak too! Willing to confer wth other doctors to form a plan on appropriate care for my disease. Going to get back wth me in a week. I was pleased wth my first visit an his caring to help!
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Dr. Barkey was wonderful with my 16 year old son. He was very thorough and made myself and my son feel very comfortable. He also did an exceptiona job of explaining what he was doing and why, while removing something from my son’s neck.
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Dr Barkey is very professional and very knowledgeable. He explains the situation in easy to understand explanation and follows it with helpful brochures to take home.
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He is thorough. And explained what he saw and gave me documents to take home to better understand.
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Very straight forward with everything.
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I have been a patient of Dr Barkey for some years now. The desk staff greeted me warmly with a smile upon arrival, and in no time I was in a room explaing to the Dr. about why I was there.He gave me a thorough evaluation, made suggestions and offered options. His guidance for my skin care and health are very important to me. The staff has always been very professional, but at the same time friendly.
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Super informative, lovely demeanor.
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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 thewait 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 anxiousabout 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.
Less than 6 months ago
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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 orconcerns 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!
Less than 1 year ago
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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 thatanymore, 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!
Less than 1 year ago
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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 alittle 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 is top notch as he's always been over the past twenty-five years.
More than 1 year ago
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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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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 talkedabout 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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