Dr. Walter Duffy, MD

Child & Adolescent PsychiatryMaleAge 59

Dr. Duffy
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Premier Psychiatric Group LLC

8550 Cuthills Cir Ste 100 Lincoln, NE 68526

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(402) 476-6060

Dr. Walter Duffy, MD is a Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Specialist in Lincoln, NE and has over 32 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Duffy has more experience with Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Psychotic Disorders, and General Mental Health Disorders & Therapy than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Vanderbilt University School Of Medicine medical school in 1989. He is affiliated with Bryan East Campus. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Duffy to book an appointment.

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Duffy

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Neurodevelopmental Disorders

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ADHD and-or ADD
Conduct Disorder
Autism
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Psychotic Disorders

Psychotic disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions that cause severe mental symptoms and disconnection from reality, such as schizophrenia, delusional disorder, and substance-induced psychosis.Compare with other Psychotic Disorders specialists.

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Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
Schizophrenia
Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
Schizoaffective Disorder
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General Mental Health Disorders & Therapy

General mental health includes management, treatment and prevention of mental illness through risk factor screenings, counseling, group therapy, and wellness support.Compare with other General Mental Health Disorders & Therapy specialists.

Dr. Duffy is experienced in the area of General Mental Health Disorders & Therapy. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Anxiety
Major Depressive Disorder
ADHD and-or ADD
Bipolar Disorder
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Dr. Duffy's conditions and procedures:

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
  • Amphetamine and Other Psychostimulant Dependence
  • Anorexia
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Binge Eating Disorder
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Bulimia
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Confusion
  • Conversion Disorder
  • Delusional Disorder
  • Developmental and Learning Disorders
  • Dissociative Disorder
  • Dissociative, Conversion, and Factitious Disorders
  • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
  • Drug-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbances of Childhood and Adolescence
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Hypochondriasis
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Mania
  • Marijuana Addiction
  • Nondependent Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Amphetamine or Related Acting Sympathomimetic Abuse
  • Nondependent Antidepressant Abuse
  • Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Marijuana Abuse
  • Nondependent Opioid Abuse
  • Opioid Dependence
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Medication Therapy
  • Psychogenic Disorders (incl. Psychogenic Pain)
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Psychotherapy and Psychophysiological Therapy (incl. Biofeedback)
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophreniform Disorder
  • Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Dependence
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Somatoform Disorders
  • Speech, Language and Learning Disorders
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)

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Dr. Duffy accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO

Dr. Duffy's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Duffy

2.0

Based on 42 ratings

5 Stars
19.047619047619047%
(8)
4 Stars
2.380952380952381%
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
4.761904761904762%
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1 Star
69.04761904761905%
(29)
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What went well
  • Office environment (20)
  • Wait times (20)
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (11)
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (29)
  • Appointment was rushed (28)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (28)
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Avoid at all cost, it is a pill mill operation only out to make a buck. How the AMA doesn't take his license away is amazing. Can I give him less than 1 star. He needs to lose his license
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Dec 19, 2019
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My son saw Dr. Duffy for ADHD related issues. We would consistently spend 45-60 minutes at Alivation Health and only spend 5 minutes with Dr. Duffy. It seemed to me that Dr. Duffy and his practice was primarily concerned with seeing as many patients as humanly possible in one day. The time spent with Dr. Duffy was always rushed and I felt like the primary concern was our insurance’s check, not my son. His bedside manner was less than great and at one point he even seemed annoyed that we scheduled an appointment with him and not the physician assistant that worked under him.
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Oct 02, 2019
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I established the best psychiatrist at Alivation Health which Dr. Duffy owns. Like always, Dr. Duffy drove him away because of his greed. They try to force you to go to their psychiatrists when I want to see Dr. Bryan Beals, who left the business. NONE of the staff will NOT let you know where Dr. Beals or other therapists go. He is the worst psychiatrist ever. His greed supersedes good patient care.
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
8 people found this helpful
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Unhappy ex-patient – Sep 18, 2019
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Do NOT go here! Their #1 priority is profit . . . not you. You will likely see someone different every time you go in. Dr. Duffy will then persuade you into every expensive test they have to offer (and even charge you $50 to put a swab in an envelope and mail it). They will then use those results, rather than establish a healthy rapport with you, to determine which prescriptions they will give you. I almost lost a daughter because of it. TRUST ME: go somewhere else!
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Apr 11, 2019
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Pretty much what others here have said; Alivation Health is incompetent and prioritizes profit over patients.
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Apr 08, 2019
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Horrible!! He runs nothing but a pill mill!! While their try to clean up the opioid crisis they also need to look at this doctor! He prescribes Allderall to almost everyone! Tells them it helps people with anxiety! He’s running a phoncie scheme and needs stopped!
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Mar 13, 2019
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Excellent Doctor! Very kind, caring and compassionate!
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JH in Hastings – Feb 20, 2019
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They over medicate-it's like a pharmacy candy store. Duffy doesn't even look up from his computer, doesn't make eye contact, just prescribes medications by the handful. Don't trust him.
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Lincoln, NE – Jan 29, 2019
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Duffy spends as little time as possible with patients. You can have an appt scheduled with him and the bulk of your time will be with a random person who may be an unlicensed medical student. Duffy and staff will want to do TMS no matter your condition/ability to afford it; if you're not interested in TMS, they're not interested in you. They think a pharmacogenetic test gives them all the answers and don't listen. Without a computer, they don't know your name. His practice = McDonalds of psych.
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Sara – Jul 25, 2018
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Makes good use of your insurance and charges for everything they can sell you on. Kicks you to the curb with his out of pocket prices when he doesn't have an insurance company to rip off anymore. All my opinions but trust the negative reviews on this guy and his practice.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
8 people found this helpful
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Lincoln – Apr 02, 2018
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I scheduled regular appointments for 18 months with Heather Nielsen N.P. During this time she prescribed about 8 different kinds of medication that were all ineffective. After questioning her judgment today, during my latest appointment, she suggested that I look for treatment elsewhere. Allivation Health is nothing but a prescription-writing facility. It is led by Dr. Duffy, a psychiatrist who does not see his patients enough to make an accurate diagnosis.
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Lincoln, NE – Oct 17, 2017
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I went here for years. I actually credited them with saving my life multiple times. I was seen there the end of June 2017,& when I went to make my next appointment (approx. 3 weeks later), the receptionist informed me I had been terminated from their office due to my bill. When I asked why I had not received a letter or a phone call, She told me that they had sent me a letter and it was returned. I had to go off an antidepressant cold turkey and ended up in the hospital.
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Lincoln NE – Aug 18, 2017
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I highly recommend Dr. Duffy in terms of psychiatric care. I cannot speak to the effectiveness of all of the staff underneath him, although many if not most of them are more than helpful when requested. Nowhere is part of the U.S. are facilities available with the capabilities that are had in Dr. Duffy's facility, Premier Psychiatric. In addition to basic psychiatry services, a whole array of alternative options are available for those that are unable or unwilling to medicate.
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Andrew in Rural Nebraska – Feb 16, 2017
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Very good Salesman!
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Dr. Walter Duffy in Valley, NE – Dec 17, 2016
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This is my third year at premier psychiatry and I've seen Dr Duffy once and only because the nurse practitioner required his authorization. This is my only interaction with him and it lasted 15 seconds therefore I cannot objectively review him. The key to success with any issue that is as important as one's being is to find the root cause of the problem and work with the therapists, at premier or elsewhere, and use medication as the bridge. These reviews are "quick fix" personal issues; IMO.
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John in Lincoln, NE – Sep 21, 2016
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Specifically scheduled out to make sure I got to see Dr. Duffy. Arrived for my appointment and was told he was at the Omaha office for the day. Was told not to worry as all records are kept on their computer system. Met with a different provider who spent a majority of the time reading notes on computer. Very awkward experience.
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Lincoln, NE – Jun 03, 2016
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We drove an hour to see him, based on a recommendation from a physician we respect. Not only did we NOT even see Dr. Duffy, with whom we had an appointment, they assigned us to an associate who was putting in his last day. Obviously Dr. Duffy does not need our business as he couldn't even be bothered to see us at our first appointment. See someone else.
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Wendy B. in Gretna, NE – Apr 01, 2016
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Dr. Duffy and his staff talk down to you and make you feel as if you are stupid. There are difficult to make appointments with and are not willing to give leeway on giving refills to last a patient until their scheduled appointment making the patient involuntarily go withdrawal from their mental health medication. The practice itself is a mess. So many of his providers have left that I have seen a different one at every appointment.
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kf in Lincoln, NE – Mar 25, 2016
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Walter Duffy, MD is a Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Specialist in Lincoln, NE and has over 32 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Duffy...Read more

Specialties

  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Board Certifications

  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry

Education

D D Eisenhower Army Med Center
Residency Hospital
Med College Of Ga Hospital and Cli
Residency Hospital
1989
Vanderbilt University School Of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Walter Duffy, MD offer telehealth services?

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What are Dr. Walter Duffy, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Duffy frequently treats Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Psychotic Disorders, and General Mental Health Disorders & Therapy. See all practice areas where Dr. Duffy specializes.

Where is Dr. Walter Duffy, MD's office located?

Dr. Duffy's office is located at 8550 Cuthills Cir Ste 100, Lincoln, NE 68526. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Practice

Premier Psychiatric Group LLC8550 Cuthills Cir Ste 100 Lincoln, NE 68526
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Bryan East Campus

Lincoln, NE

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

2 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)