Dr. Joseph Walrath, MD

OphthalmologyMaleAge 47

Dr. Joseph Walrath, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in Covington, GA and has over 19 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.

Dr. Walrath

Georgia Ophthalmologists

4159 Mill St NE Covington, GA 30014
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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Dr. Walrath's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Eyelid Disorders
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Dr. Walrath treats Eyelid Disorders more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Walrath treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

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

Blocked Tear Duct
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Walrath treats Blocked Tear Duct more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Walrath treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Walrath's conditions and procedures:

  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • B-Scan Ultrasound
  • 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
  • Eye Examination
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Farnsworth Lantern Test
  • 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
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Grafts
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma of Head, Face, and Neck
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Tear Duct Surgery
  • Trichiasis
  • Ultrasound, Eye
  • Vision Screening

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Dr. Walrath's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Walrath

4.9

Based on 142 ratings

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This guy has many glowing reviews because he writes them himself. I canceled my appointments after he admitted this to me.
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  • Staff wasn't friendly
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Nov 16, 2021
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Dr. Walrath is AMAZING!!! I would HIGHLY recommend him!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Robin – Sep 17, 2021
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Takes care of you from beginning to end! Great service and very friendly!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Sep 13, 2021
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I had a cyst removed from my eyelid, and was in and out in 30 minutes. It is the day after, and I have no pain. Most doctors have you come for consultation, come back for the procedure, and return for a check up; in the interest of time (and copays), I have a great appreciation for one and done!
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  • Wait times
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Sep 08, 2021
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After a disastrous eyelift in Florida, I googled all my complaints and the internet came up with this guy. I drove the 400 miles to see him. He really listened. I was so impressed, I booked a revision with him, drove home and then drove back for the surgery. I'm so glad I did! I couldn't be happier. I don't cry anymore when I look in the mirror. Save yourself the drama and just go to this guy in the first place. Even in a 10X magnification mirror, you can't even tell I have a scar. Miraculous! Flawless work.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Mary – Apr 09, 2021
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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!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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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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Aug 28, 2019
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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!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Y.E.T. – Jun 15, 2019
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Excellent results, great experience.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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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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May 03, 2019
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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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Mar 11, 2019
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Very happy with results. Dr. Walrath was highly recommended. .
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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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
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Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

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

Media & Publications

  • Lymphangioma. In: Current Ocular Therapy, 6th edition., 2007
  • 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
  • Diffuse symmetric meningioma en plaque mimicking metabolic disease, Submitted
  • Concepts in eyelid biomechanics with clinical implications., Submitted
  • Epstein-Barr virus associated smooth muscle tumors in post transplant pediatric patients: three cases of rare location, and review of the literature., Submitted
  • Compressed helium injury to the orbit resulting in pneumocephalus., 2006
  • Metastatic endometrial carcinoma resulting in orbital apex compression., 2007
  • Non-surgical treatments of primary, non-melanoma eyelid malignancies: a review., 2011
  • 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
  • Cysticercosis isolated to the orbit., 2003
  • Perineural spread of distant squamous cell carcinoma to the orbit: case report and review, 2009
  • Bilateral circumferential macular folds in inflicted childhood neurotrauma, 2010
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What are Dr. Joseph Walrath, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Walrath frequently treats Eyelid Disorders, Eyelid Surgery, 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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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 Institute LLC1980 Riverside Pkwy Ste 103 Lawrenceville, GA 30043
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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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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Walrath is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Northside Hospital

Atlanta, GA

81% Patient Experience Rating, 12% higher than the national average

5 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)

Northside Hospital Forsyth

Cumming, GA

82% Patient Experience Rating, 13% higher than the national average

7 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)