Dr. Joe Walker, MD

Psychiatrist (G46287 California)

ALUMNI OF: University of Tennessee College of Medicine
LANGUAGES: English
LOCATION: San Francisco Health Clinic, CA
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Expertise

  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Schizophrenia
  • Mood Disorder
  • Clinical Depression
  • Sleep Disorder
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Manic Depressive Disorder
  • Personality Disorder

Treatment Orientation

  • Psychodynamic
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Strength-based
  • Emotionally focused
  • Trauma-focused
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Coaching
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Dialectical

Work experience

  • Acting Chief Medical Officer, Alameda Health System
    October 2015 – August 2016
  • Vice Chair of Board, Alameda Health Partners
    June 2014 – November 2016
  • Vice Chief of Medical Staff, Alameda Health System
    October 2012 – October 2015
  • Chair of Psychiatry, John George Psychiatric Hospital
    2009 – November 2016
  • Chief Compliance Officer, Westside Community Psychiatric Services
    2012 – 2014

Education

  • B.S., 1975, Memphis State University, Memphis, TN
  • M.D., 1980, University of Tennessee Medical School, Memphis, TN
  • Internship, 1981, Pacific Presbyterian Medical Center, San Francisco, CA
  • Psychiatry Residency, 1982 – 1984, Department of Psychiatry, Pacific Presbyterian Medical Center, San Francisco, CA
  • Chief Residency, 1984, Department of Psychiatry, Pacific Presbyterian Medical Center, San Francisco, CA

Affiliations and certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (certified in Psychiatry)
  • Pacific Presbyterian Medical Center (Residency, Psychiatry)
  • University of Tennessee College of Medicine (Medical School)
  • California Pacific Medical Center
  • Alameda Health System

Awards and honors

  • Regional Top Doctor. Castle Connolly, 2014

In-Network Insurance

Tricare Inc
Blue Shield of CA Inc
Healthnet Inc
Alignment Health
Humana Inc
Cigna Inc
Aetna Inc.
MHN Inc.
United Health Care Inc.
Optum Behavioral Health
Medicare Inc
Magellan Behavioral Health
Cardinal Care
BCBS

Dr. Joe Walker, MD is a board certified psychiatrist at SavantCare. He did his residency at Pacific Presbyterian Medical Center and received his medical degree from University of Tennessee College of Medicine. He has worked as a psychiatrist in Los Altos, Santa Monica, San Francisco, San Jose, and La Palma in the last 20 years.

Dr. Joe Walker is affiliated with various hospitals like California Pacific Medical Center and Alameda Health System. He believes that each patient’s care is different and adapts treatment options accordingly. His expertise lies in treating patients having various types of mental issues – ADHD, ADD, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, insomnia, mood disorder, personality disorder, etc.

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.

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