Walt Duffy, MD 2017-06-07T13:38:23+00:00

Project Description

Dr. Duffy is the President/Owner/Founder of Alivation. He is Board Certified in child/adolescent and adult psychiatry. He graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, TN. He went on to complete his residency training at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center (DDEAMC) in Georgia and his Child Fellowship in a combined program with DDEAMC and the University of Georgia.

Dr. Duffy performs diagnostic evaluations and provides medication management. He is committed to bringing patients the best, most up-to-date and comprehensive services available. Dr. Duffy’s clinical interests include the majority of diagnoses across the child, adolescent and adult spectrum of disorders. He has extensive experience with ADHD; Asperger’s, autism and other pervasive developmental disorders; behavioral problems; depression; bipolar disorder; OCD, PTSD and other anxiety disorders; eating disorders; traumatic brain injury; sleep problems; Tourette’s and other tic disorders; Alzheimer’s; schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders; alcohol abuse; substance abuse and others. Dr. Duffy especially enjoys challenges in regard to correct diagnosing and medication management. Dr. Duffy currently sits on the Scientific Advisory Board for Addiction of Rivermend Health. Members of the board include many of the world’s preeminent experts in the field of addiction, behavioral health, psychiatry and psychology.

Dr. Duffy also enjoys clinical research and thus established what is now Alivation Research in 2003, making the fullest range of treatments available to patients. His institute has completed numerous stage 2, 3 and 4 pharmaceutical studies involving children, adolescents and adults. Alivation Research works with central IRBs and has been sought out for the excellent enrollment and cleanliness of data it delivers. Dr. Duffy’s interest in research began during residency when he was awarded the Lilly Research Award in Psychiatry.

Dr. Duffy engages in forensic work as well as consultation work with a number of companies. Dr. Duffy and Alivation excel in partnering to determine if certain services/products are ready for patient use and then make sure they are made accessible to patients. He has given numerous local and regional talks in regard to diagnoses and medication management to a variety of professional and lay audiences. To arrange a talk, forensic work collaboration or a consultation with Dr. Duffy please call Alivation at 402.476.6060 or email Dr. Duffy at info@alivation.com.

Originally from Shenandoah, IA, Dr. Duffy and his wife have been married for 30 years and have three sons and two daughters-in-law.