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

Healthnet
Tricare
AETNA
MHN
Anthem Blue Cross of California
Blue Shield of California (We are not in-network with Blue Shield Covered California)
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Alignment Health
Humana
Cigna
Optum Behavioral Health

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.

Reviews

Very authentic and kind - this man is a professional who really cares.


SavantCare has always been quick to respond to any questions or requests, and are easy to communicate with online. Dr. Joe Walker has been incredibly helpful and easy to work with.


Great initial consultation with Dr. Walker, looking forward to continuing treatment.


Really helpful and extremely kind


Sara and Dr. Joe Walker made for a super easy first appointment. Sara was very helpful scheduling my initial meeting with Dr. Walker and even gave me her cell phone should I have any issues. Highly recommend using Savant!


Dr. Walker was great and very attentive. He took the time to listen to me and my concerns. I highly recommend him


Dr. Walker is incredible professional and understanding. I felt very comfortable communicating my problems to him without feeling any judgement. He's a wonderful doctor, and is the first doctor (of 5) that has actually taken the time to find the underlying issues and treat those with minimal medication.


He was very attentive and knowledgeable. I feel like he truly cared and listened and I felt like I was in good hands.


Lovely Dr. always accommodating, always on time. Easy to visit with no stress attached !


He was kind and open while providing valuable insight in a straight-forward way.


I felt very comfortable speaking with Dr. Walker. He was very caring, thoughtful, and a great listener. I would strongly recommend!


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 recommend Dr. 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 bigg


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 recommend Dr. Wa...lker 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


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 out of his office, and actually t...akes 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!


It was great. Exactly what I was looking for.


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