I have seen Dr. Walter on two occasions, both times he as provided me with an accurate diagnosis and have outlined the positives and negatives to using certain types of medication. My first encounter with Dr. Walter was in 2014, when i visited him suffering with migraines, i had seen 3 doctors previously that had suggested different medication but Dr. Walter, said that all i simply needed was more magnesium in my diet, after taking this supplement for roughly a month, my migraines had completely gone, he went as far as to send me documented studies that i read and found very interesting on how and why it works. To this day i take magnesium once every week or so and it has kept my migraines at bay, i haven't had any for roughly two years. My second encounter, today actually, i saw Dr. Walter and he was as professional as ever, i had been in hospital with sepsis, and still not feeling great, he advised another week off of work and did all the necessary checks to make sure that my condition wasn't worsening. I also brought up my fungal nail infection, he told me to avoid taking any antibiotics or over the counter pharmaceutical products as they either have high risk or do not work. Instead he said i should use Tea Tree oil which he himself has seen that i works incredibly well over time, and its not to expensive. I will be requesting Dr. Walter more often when he visits my Practice in Fishponds.
I have seen Dr Walter as a patient on two occasions and will be asking for preference to have appointments with him in future. Dr Walter listened carefully to my ailments without judgement or cynicism. His initial diagnoses were correct and, as he is thorough, he still ordered tests which confirmed the initial diagnoses and treatment plan. He explained the cause of my ailments and made considered suggestions on how to avoid their recurrence, with reference to published literature. I am a research scientist by profession, so I appreciated his effort to ensure he had robust clinical evidence for his suggested treatments. I followed his suggestions and my health has improved as a direct result. It is worth mentioning that I was skeptical of one if his treatments, and told him so in the appointment. I have an ongoing battle with acne and am sensitive to most antibiotics. He suggested a topical antibiotic, another version of which I had already tried and had an allergic reaction to. He responded to my concerns about trying another topical antibiotic respectfully and provided valid reasons why it was worth trying. Fortunately he was right and I didn't react to this antibiotic. The acne did though and has cleared as a result of treatment. Dr Walter's manner may not be to all tastes, but his pragmatism and efficiency suits me very well. Above all, he cares about patients and seems determined to helping us to achieve a healthy lifestyle.
Dr Walter showed a real interest in my health issues; asked many questions to research my dietry and higenic habits and gain maximum insight for the benefit of my diagnosis. In addition to some medicines that proved to be helpful, he offered an ample information on my illness and pointed me to do some more research in my spare time. Now I feel more confident in my healing process and more informed about changes I should make to improve my condition. I would definitely recommend Dr Walter to other patients.
Dr Walter's whole approach to me was efficient and sensitive. He picked up my concerns and was as reassuring as possible whilst immediately making decisions as to the best management. I had an urgent blood test done after my appointment and he thoughtfully rang me from his evening surgery to tell me that there was nothing worrying in the results – it is such a help to patients to knows these things as soon as possible.