Dr. Joseph Walrath, MD

OphthalmologyMaleAge 46

Dr. Walrath
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Georgia Ophthalmologists

4159 Mill St NE Covington, GA 30014

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Dr. Joseph Walrath, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in Covington, GA and has over 18 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Columbia University College Of Physicians And Surgeons medical school in 2003. He is affiliated with medical facilities Northside Hospital and Northside Hospital Forsyth. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Walrath to book an appointment.


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Dr. Walrath was professional, efficient, and very positive during my lid lift. He was successful with improving my vision with a small amount of discomfort. I would highly recommend him!
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Elvera Owens – Mar 12, 2020
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Awesome love my new look and vision is so much better
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Oct 13, 2019
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It's was almost painless, the bruising and swelling was less than we expected.im seeing so much better.evert one says Ino longer look like a Bassett hound.
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Oct 10, 2019
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The results of the surgery were exactly as explained and expected. Dr Walrath and all of his staff, in the clinic and at the hospital, were all wonderful.
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My ptosis repair surgery was a total success. Dr. Walrath is a wonderful person and professional in every sense of the word. His support staff is top notch. I would recommend The Woolfson Eye Institute to my family and friends.
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Aug 16, 2019
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The total experience in Dr. Walrathss office has been excellent. Everyone is very accommodating and answered all questions and concerns Dr Walrath always gave me all the time and care I needed and of course he is an excellent surgeon. I will highly recommend him to anyone and everyone. I am very pleased with the result of my surgery. Thank you Dr. Walrath and staff.
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Jul 24, 2019
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The surgery performed by Dr. Walrath exceeded my expections. My periphal vision as well as upper vision has improved significantly. I would highly recommend him.
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Jul 23, 2019
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Dr. Walrath was wonderful and took his time!
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Brooke – Jun 22, 2019
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My overall experience was outstanding. My recovery time was minimal and I had very little swelling. Absolutely no pain.
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Y.E.T. – Jun 15, 2019
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Excellent results, great experience.
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M.S.M. – Jun 11, 2019
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Total professional and straightforward manner with great results !!
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100 percent success with procedure,.
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Apr 13, 2019
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He was a very caring professional. Was not painful.
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Mar 15, 2019
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Very pleased. My eye looks normal again and I see better out of the eye.
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Very happy with results. Dr. Walrath was highly recommended. .
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Cheryl R. – Feb 26, 2019
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Overall this was an excellent experience. Our time was valued. Wait time was minimal.
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Lou Blevins – Feb 15, 2019
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Awesome Doctor
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Cathy Plavcan – Jan 31, 2019
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Very professional and friendly! Love my results!!!
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Great overall experience, very satisfied.
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About Me

Care Philosophy

I develop individualized diagnostic and surgical treatment plans that address the patients cosmetic and functional needs. A thorough understanding of oculoplastic...Read more

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Oculoplastic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2010
Emory University
Fellowship Hospital
2007
Columbia University Medical Center
Residency Hospital
2004
Mt. Sinai Medical Center
Internship Hospital
2003
Columbia University College Of Physicians And Surgeons
Medical School
1998
University Of California
1996
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Chief Resident, Columbia University Department of Ophthalmology, 2006

Media & Publications

  • >Disorders of the vitreoretinal interface: complications of surgery. In: Midena E. Perimetry and the Fundus: An Introduction to Microperimetry., 2007
  • >Blepharoplasty. In: Bagheri SC,ed. Current Therapy in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, 1st edition., 2011
  • >Lymphangioma. In: Current Ocular Therapy, 6th edition., 2007
  • >Implants in ophthalmic plastic surgery. In: Focal Points, Clinical Modules for Ophthalmologists, Submitted
  • >Magnetic resonance imaging evidence of optic nerve glioma progression into and beyond the optic chiasm., 2008
  • >Diffuse symmetric meningioma en plaque mimicking metabolic disease, Submitted
  • >Compressed helium injury to the orbit resulting in pneumocephalus., 2006
  • >Concepts in eyelid biomechanics with clinical implications., Submitted
  • >Non-surgical treatments of primary, non-melanoma eyelid malignancies: a review., 2011
  • >Perineural spread of distant squamous cell carcinoma to the orbit: case report and review, 2009
  • >Cysticercosis isolated to the orbit., 2003
  • >Metastatic endometrial carcinoma resulting in orbital apex compression., 2007
  • >Bilateral circumferential macular folds in inflicted childhood neurotrauma, 2010
  • >Epstein-Barr virus associated smooth muscle tumors in post transplant pediatric patients: three cases of rare location, and review of the literature., Submitted
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Dr. Walrath has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

What are Dr. Joseph Walrath, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Walrath frequently treats Eyelid Surgery, Eyelid Disorders, and Blocked Tear Duct. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Walrath treats.

Where is Dr. Joseph Walrath, MD's office located?

Dr. Walrath's office is located at 4159 Mill St NE, Covington, GA 30014. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Walrath speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

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No malpractice claims found for Georgia
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Walrath's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Eyelid Surgery
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Dr. Walrath performs Eyelid Surgery more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Walrath performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Eyelid Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Walrath treats Eyelid Disorders more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Walrath treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Blocked Tear Duct
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Walrath treats Blocked Tear Duct more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Walrath treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Walrath's conditions and procedures:

  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Birthmark
  • Blepharitis
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Blind Hypertensive Eye
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Canthoplasty and Canthopexy
  • Canthotomy
  • Chalazion
  • Chronic Dacryoadenitis
  • Conjunctivoplasty
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Dacryoadenitis
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Dentofacial Anomalies
  • Diabetic Cataracts
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Esotropia
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Orbit Evisceration
  • Orbital Decompression and Orbitotomy
  • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Grafts
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma of Head, Face, and Neck
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Tear Duct Surgery
  • Trichiasis

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Locations

Georgia Ophthalmologists

Georgia Ophthalmologists4159 Mill St NE Covington, GA 30014
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Gainesville Eye Associates, Braselton, GA

Gainesville Eye Associates800 Mount Vernon Hwy Ne Ste 130 Atlanta, GA 30328
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Gainesville Eye Associates, Gainesville, GA

Gainesville Eye Associates2061 Beverly Rd Gainesville, GA 30501
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Woolfson Eye Institute

Woolfson Eye Institute800 Mount Vernon Hwy Ne Atlanta, GA 30328
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Woolfson Eye Institute, Cumming, GA

Woolfson Eye Institute, Cumming, GA1505 Northside Blvd Ste 1200 Cumming, GA 30041
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Woolfson Eye Institute, Lawrenceville, GA

Lawrenceville1980 Riverside Pkwy Ste 103 Lawrenceville, GA 30043
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Northside Hospital

Atlanta, GA

79% Patient experience rating, 10% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018)

Northside Hospital Forsyth

Cumming, GA

82% Patient experience rating, 13% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)