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Qualifications and Experience
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.
Verified Patient Reviews
He was very informative and took time to explain in detail.
The office was beautiful, staff friendly and the Dr was very informative
Great Doctor. Explained with detail and treatment plan.
Very informative, took his time with me
Great Doc, competent staff, beautiful office.
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!
He was very concerning & was willing to help me
Everyone was extremely helpful and kind. Dr Barkey provided excellent information. I will definitely continue to go there,
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.
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.
He had a great bedside manner and was thorough.
Very Knowledgeable, took the time to explain everything and answered all of my questions. He is awesome!
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.
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!
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!
This is a wonderful medical office! Well organized, knowledgeable/friendly staff. Highly recommend!!!
It was good and informative. he is very friendly and did a grt diagnosis.
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!
Awesome and very knowlegable Dermatologist!
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.
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!
Concise, professional, courteous, full of valuable information and a future plan
Very professional and thorough. I was very satisfied with his attentive manner and complete explanation of my condition.
Excellent, professional service by all the staff. They took time to explain everything and answer all my questions!
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.
Simply the best
An amazing doctor! Not rushed at all, highly recommend Dr. Barkey
Doctor was informative, likable, and engaging. Did not feel rushed. Answered all of my questions. Efficient office staff.
Very happy, everything went well and he answered and explained all my questions.
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
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!!
Dr. Barkey is top notch as he's always been over the past twenty-five years.
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.
Everyone was very kind and patient and courteous. I felt like all my needs were met!
It a 5 star visit.
Very professional. Great staff...explained everything and then some. Glad I found a professional dermatology practice.
Very clean and professional office. Dr was very personable and spent time to go over my concerns.
Filling out all the forms ahead of time online was pretty cool. But it was a little confusing for the staff.
This is one good Doctor! Great attitude, easy to talk to, explains things in detail, very caring and he really knows what he is doing!!! So glad I went to seen him.
Doctor Barkey seemed to have a very good bedside manner, was very informative, and made me feel confident that I was in good health.
I felt very comfortable with the whole body check up. I'm going to make sure that I keep an annual appointment and I already scheduled one for Jan., 2018! Thank you, Dr. Barkey and staff!
I was very impressed with every part of the process and personnel I worked with. Dr. Barkley was recommended to me by a friend and though I haven't lived in the area for many years, I remembered the Barkey name immediately. I could not have been more pleased! Dr. Barkley is professional, kind, very informative and considerate through every step of the examination and procedure. I will gladly recommend him to any and everyone.
Once in the room with the doctor, everything was great. Dr. Barkey is so calm and patient. Will be going there from now on!!
Great, friendly doctor and staff. Well worth the drive !
Doctor Barkey has a terrific office and all of the staff are pleasant and very helpful. I was taken care of as soon as I walked thru the door. The Assistant came to get me started and was helpful about what was to happen during my time with Dr Barkey. Once Dr Barkey came in to see me I was prepared for him and he also explained what he wanted to do. He gave me both oral information and printed materials and put me at ease. He was thorough and pleasant and I felt that he truly wanted me to know what was going on and what to expect from the samples he took. I am very happy I found him here.
Dr. Barkey was great. Very pleased with our visit!
He is simply the best.
I was amazed how soon I was able to make an appt. and also how fast I was in and out the day of. He was able to treat me (remove some spots and a mole) from my face right then without needing another appt. Very convenient!
it was great
He is knowledgeable, attentive and professional. I was very pleased with the experience. I never felt rushed.
Dr. Barkey is absolutely wonderful and extremely knowledgeable. The entire staff there is also incredible, I highly recommend them.
Dennis. M. This was the most enjoyable and professional doctors appointment I have had in 67 years. From the staff to Dr. Barkley it was excellent. I would not think Dr. Barkley had another patient that day as he took all the time I needed for my appointment and explained everything. A truly wonderful experience.
Dr. Barkey is a seasoned, very professional doctor. My wait time was just 10 minutes, which is appreciated. I did not feel rushed, and felt like he suggested possible causes to my issue, as well as things to watch for in the future. I highly recommend Dr. Barkey, as well as his staff!
Dr. Barkey is very nice as well as professional and explains everything so you can understand. I also liked the fact he didn't push me to have a certain procedure but let me make my own decision. I definitely would recommend him and his staff for anyone needing a dermatologist.
Very knowledgeable and professional. Walter seems to really care for his patients whether it's your first visit, or being a long time client.
Very professional and skilled Doctor. Dr Barkey is thorough with his visits and you don't feel rushed. Excellent Doctor, highly recommend.
very professional and informative
Everyone was very nice and efficient.
Upon entering the waiting room I was greeted with a smile by the girl behind the reception desk, was quickly ( maybe two minute wait) escorted to the examination room and Dr Barkey gave my skin a good look over ( I am 64 and fair skinned) then told me options about my skin and how to take better care of it in a friendly manner. We both smiled when we exited the room.
really liked him
Dr Barkey was very professional & checked me for skin cancer, thoroughly explaining all my moles/spots, what type they were, etc. & what to watch for in the future. He also kindly gave me information regarding my Father's recent Melanoma diagnosis which was appreciated & helpful. I will definitely return to Dr Barkey in the future.
A very professional, caring, knowledgable, and personable individual. He really expresses his concern for his patients. An outstanding doctor and person.
Dr. Barkey is a great doctor, very professional and personable. Feel completely comfortable under his care. His office staff was very professional as well and do a great job taking care of patients.
I was very pleased with my visit. I went to Dr. Barkey after seeing a few other dermatologist throughout the years for atypical mole syndrome and always feeling uneasy after my appointments. For the first time I left my visit 100% happy and comfortable with the approach taken.
Dr. Barkey was amazing! Took his time to explain what I was being treated for. I didn't feel like he was rushing through the visit, which is huge to me. I highly recommend Dr. Barkey for skin care needs!
Great as usual
Dr. Barkey is very professional and thorough in his examination and treatment. He explains things in terms you can understand and answers your questions about your treatment and follow up.
He was very knowledgeable! His staff was very nice, and prompt. I also received background information on all that was discussed! I feel confident that the outcome will mirror how great my appointment was!
Dr.Barkey was very nice and professional, he listened and made me feel that my concerns about my acne are treatable. Will see him again.
Visit went well, very personal.
My visit went very well, Doc is very kind.
Very smart man and knows what he's talking about. First time experience was amazing
Very informative! He set my mind at ease!
He was very professional & caring & kind. He listened to my questions. I was very pleased & satisfied with the office visit. Nice clean waiting room & very easy for me to make an appointment to get in right away. Office waiting time was only 15 minutes!
He has a great bedside manner. I'm very glad I chose his office.
Very friendly office personnel.
Very professional, didn't rush me, answered all my questions, called in my prescriptions immediately, and said I could call him directly if I had any problems.
Dr. Barkey and the staff were all super friendly and truly cared about me as a patient. He talked me through some options and discussed what was best for me personally. He also made sure I had everything I needed including the necessary information and what next steps were.
Dr Barkey and his staff are always professional and polite. I recommend highly.
Dr. Barley was phenomenon. He was very professional, patient, and thorough. I have recommended him to others as well. I was very satisfied.
Dr. Barkey was wonderful and extremely helpful to every concern I had. He took the time to go over each issue I was having, and gave me ample information and treatment for each issue. Besides the wait I had, I would highly reccomend him to anyone in seach of a dermatologist.
Dr Barkey was very thorough. He took his time explaining things. He has seen 4 of my family members for different reasons and each appt has consistently been professional and good. I would recommend him for anyone looking for a dermatologist.
Excellent visit. Professional, courteous-- highly recommend!
Excellent! Highly recommend!
Everyone was very sweet in the office. Answered all of my questions and concerns. Felt very comfortable.
Friendly, thorough, and informative.
Dr. Barkey took a lot of time to give Michael a very thorough examination. He alleviated all our fears and left us with the feeling that he was there for Michael if ever the need arises in the future. His staff was very professional and friendly.
It went very smooth. The staff was friendly and efficient. Dr. Barkey was extremely nice, calming and explained everything. Not only was he friendly, but he solved my issue. Highly recommend to anyone.
Thorough, friendly, informative
Very cognizant of modesty and Dr. Barkey performed a very respectful exam, explaining what he was doing every step of the way.