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Dr. Walter Duffy, MD

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry •  Male • Age 58

  
Dr. Duffy

Premier Psychiatric Group LLC

5539 S 27th St Lincoln, NE 68512
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Dr. Walter Duffy, MD is a child & adolescent psychiatry specialist in Lincoln, NE and has been practicing for 31 years. He graduated from Vanderbilt University School Of Medicine in 1989 and specializes in child & adolescent psychiatry.


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Dr. Duffy accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna PPO
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First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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Dr. Duffy's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Duffy performs Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) more than 100% of his peers

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

Autism
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Dr. Duffy treats Autism more than 100% of his peers

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

Impulse Control Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Duffy treats Impulse Control Disorders more than 100% of his peers

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

Dr. Duffy's conditions and procedures:

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alcohol-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
  • Anorexia
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Bulimia
  • 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
  • Factitious Disorders
  • Family Psychotherapy
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Hypochondriasis
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Mania
  • Nondependent Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Marijuana Abuse
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Opioid Dependence
  • Pedophilia
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychiatric Medication Therapy
  • Psychogenic Disorders (incl. Psychogenic Pain)
  • Psychosis
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Psychotherapy and Psychophysiological Therapy (incl. Biofeedback)
  • Psychotherapy for Crisis
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Somatoform Disorders
  • Speech, Language and Learning Disorders
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)

Dr. Duffy's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Duffy

1.9

Based on 41 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
4.878048780487805%
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1 Star
70.73170731707317%
(29)

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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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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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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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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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Pretty much what others here have said; Alivation Health is incompetent and prioritizes profit over patients.
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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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Excellent Doctor! Very kind, caring and compassionate!
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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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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.
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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.
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Biography

Dr. Walter Duffy, MD is a child & adolescent psychiatry specialist in Lincoln, NE and has been practicing for 31 years. He graduated from Vanderbilt University School Of Medicine in 1989 and specializes in child & adolescent psychiatry.

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

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78% Patient experience rating, 9% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2018, 2017)