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Walter Ray Elliston, MD

Psychiatry
Accepts New Patients
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About

Dr. Elliston is a board-certified psychiatrist who has been in practice for over 18 years. His clinical interests include mood and anxiety disorders, ADD/ADHD, and integrative/complementary medicine.

As a past college athlete himself, Dr. Elliston has worked extensively with professional athletes from multiple sports to identify and treat issues that are affecting them both on and off the field.

Dr. Elliston has been nominated multiple times by his peers for D Magazine’s “Best Docs.”



LanguagesEnglish
Ages SeenAdults, Geriatrics
Hospital Affiliations
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Plano
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Frisco
Insurance Accepted
*Accepted plans and benefits may vary by location.
INSURANCE PLAN
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Aetna - HMO
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Aetna - Open Access Elect Choice
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Aetna - Open Access HMO
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Aetna - Open Access Managed Choice
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Aetna - QPOS
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Aetna - US Access
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Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance - DFW ConnectedCare
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Choice Plus
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Choice PPO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Federal Select PPO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage - EFH Retirees
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage - Oncor
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First Health - First Health PPO
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Healthscope - DART ACO
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Healthscope - DART ACO Flex
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HealthSmart - HealthSmart PPO
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HealthSmart - HealthSmart Preferred Care EPO
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HealthSmart - HealthSmart Preferred Care GEPO
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Humana - ChoiceCare Preferred Network
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Humana - Commercial PPO Plans
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Humana - Medicare Advantage Plans
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Imagine Health - EPN
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Medicaid - Traditional Medicaid
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Medicare - Traditional Medicare
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PHCS Network - Beech Street of Texas PPO
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PHCS Network - Private Health Care System PPO
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred EPO Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO - Large Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO Network - Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred PPO Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - PPO & HSA
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - SEQA & EQA
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Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Individual/Family
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Scott & White Health Plan - ERS BSW Preferred HMO Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network - Large Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Individual/Family
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Scott & White Health Plan - McLane Group Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Network-Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - SeniorCare Advantage HMO
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Scott & White Health Plan - SeniorCare Advantage PPO
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Scott & White Health Plan - TRS - Active Care Participants Network
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Superior - Ambetter Balance Care - Silver
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Superior - Ambetter Essential Care - Bronze
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Superior - Ambetter Secure Care - Gold
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Insurance listings are subject to change without prior notice. Please call the physician's office or health plan to verify coverage information prior to scheduling your visit or procedure. PPO Network Agreements include participating Employers and/or Administrator only. Not all members participating in contracted networks have in network access. Networks include Beech Street, HealthSmart, PHCS and Texas True Choice. In network participation is updated on a monthly basis by the network.
Background
Education
  • Medical School: Southern Illinois University-Springfield Il (1997)
  • Education: Southern Illinois University (1997)
  • Residency: Psychiatry, Texas A&M Health Science Center (2001)
  • Residency: Psychiatry, University of Colorado HSC (2000)
  • Internship: Psychiatry, University of Colorado HSC (1998)
Certifications
  • Psychiatry - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology/Psychiatry
Industry Relationships

Baylor Scott & White Health’s vision is to be the most trusted name in giving and receiving safe, quality, compassionate healthcare. As part of that vision, Baylor Scott & White Health is committed to dealing honestly, fairly and with integrity in all matters to provide exemplary patient care, broaden medical knowledge, train the next generation of physicians and support outside relationships that promise public benefit.To that end, Baylor Scott & White Health physicians may collaborate with health care industry partners such as pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device companies (collectively referred to as Industry) to help develop medical breakthroughs, or provide medical expertise or education.To promote professional and commercial integrity in such matters, physicians who are employed, contracted for administrative duties or performing research with Baylor Scott & White Health seek advanced approval for certain new Industry relationships, and report their Industry relationships and activities to the Office of Corporate Compliance annually for review.

Baylor Scott & White Health publicly discloses reported payments to these physicians and their immediate family members of $5,000 or more from Industry companies with which the physicians interact as part of their professional activities.The information on this website may differ somewhat from information on other publicly available databases due to different reporting periods, definitions, or reporting requirements.Patients may visit CMS’ Open Payments Database for more information, and should feel free to speak with their physician about relationships with Industry.

As of May 11, 2020, Walter Ray Elliston, MD  has reported no outside relationship with Industry that is applicable to this listing.

Reviews(90)
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May 8, 2020
I had hoped this physician provided analysis with frequent verbal meetings for therapy, not just medication. However I have confidence in his work with me.
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Apr 1, 2020
He takes time to listen and understand. He is knowledgeable and compassionate.
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Mar 11, 2020
Dr. Elliston is a wonderful doctor: caring, knowledgeable, compassionate. He never talks down to me. I followed him from his past practice and pay out of pocket to see him. Yes. He is that good! Thank you, Dr. Elliston!
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Mar 10, 2020
The personnel at this office, and the doctor, are exceptional in their attitude, care, expertise, and professionalism. They are all very kind, and caring. always smiling and encouraging.
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Feb 19, 2020
Excellent Medical Care by Dr. Elliston. Thank you. God Bless.
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Jan 28, 2020
great care as always
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Jan 24, 2020
The best - professional, efficient and effective, current in his field, personable, has never dodged or not answered a question, makes sure I understand and agree with treatment plan. This is what high quality health care looks like.
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Jan 14, 2020
I always have a good experience with Dr. Elliston. He has really helped me over the past ten years.
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Jan 6, 2020
Dr Elliston took extra time to listen to me, answered all my questions, and did not rush me.
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Dec 29, 2019
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Dec 20, 2019
great all the time
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Dec 20, 2019
I have been with Dr. Elliston for over 10 years. he has always done right by me. he has me stable and happy. what more can one ask.
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Dec 5, 2019
It's been a positive experience for me. The follow ups was thorough .
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Dec 5, 2019
Dr. Elliston saved my life. He listens and explains the ECT procedure. I've been a patient of his since 2013 and will continue.
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Dec 5, 2019
great staff & Doc, but I waited in exam room at least 20 min for Doc came in.
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