Dr. Carla Dorsey, MD
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Psychiatry | Female

Carla Dorsey MD 833 SW 11th Ave Ste 710 Portland, OR 97205 Get Directions
(503) 720-1893

Care Philosophy

In the practice of psychiatry, the answer is always "it depends" (each person is an individual with a unique history, set of symptoms, and biologic makeup).  Dr. Dorsey, who believes that the strongest healing tool is the doctor-patient relationship, performs a complete evaluation on each patient, including collaboration with other involved professionals.  Based on her evaluation, Dr. Dorsey and her patient will then engage in a discourse about her findings and discuss treatment options so that each patient understands the recommendations and agrees to a treatment plan.  Dr. Dorsey values the confidentiality of her practice, and will only share information at the written consent of the patient.  She prefers to see patients in full (45 - 50 minute) sessions to get to know her patients as well as possible.  Dr. Dorsey is available directly by phone within the working week and promptly refills appropriate medication requests by fax or phone on the day received. Dr. Dorsey loves psychiatry

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Biography

Dr. Dorsey is a seasoned outpatient adult psychiatrist who has worked around Portland OR for 27 years. She has also held various part-time jobs in community mental health settings, private psychiatric clinics, evaluating psychiatric disability claims, supervising junior MD's or PMHNP's, and more. Her area of expertise is psychotherapy with or without medications. Dr. Dorsey is a staunch patient advocate and communicates regularly with other treating professionals. Combining her longstanding love for sciences and medicine with her love of the liberal arts, Dr. Dorsey has found her calling as a practicing psychiatrist.

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Dr. Dorsey's Reviews

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Dr. Dorsey Says:

Dr. Dorsey welcomes patient feedback, in person or over the web.  This information only helps her to hone her skills and better understand her patients.  She is "always open" at 503.720.1893 for further discussion, questions, or feedback.  She especially appreciates an unsolicited positive review (Doc Dorsey does not solicit reviews!)

Dr. Dorsey's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Reviews (1)
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Dr. Dorsey never even bothered to call back AFTER her husband, front end, told us on the telephone we should expect a call the next day. Cleared my calendar and waited for a call that never came. A month later still no call back. I would expect compassion from a person who is pushing her compassionate agenda to at least call back. Unprofessional office. Don't' waste your time! I would give this practice an F-
I am very sorry that I missed making this return call - such behavior is most unlike me and my practice. On rare occasions, a message has been mishandled between my office assistant (husband) and myself. I must assume that this was the case here. It is my practice to return phone calls within 24 hours. Thank you.
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Dr. Dorsey says...

Dr. Dorsey is a seasoned outpatient adult psychiatrist who has worked around Portland OR for 27 years.  She has also held various part-time jobs in community mental health settings, private psychiatric clinics, evaluating psychiatric disability claims, supervising junior MD's or PMHNP's, and more.  Her area of expertise is psychotherapy with or without medications.  Dr. Dorsey is a staunch patient advocate and communicates regularly with other treating professionals.  Combining her longstanding love for sciences and medicine with her love of the liberal arts, Dr. Dorsey has found her calling as a practicing psychiatrist.

Dr. Dorsey's Care Philosophy

In the practice of psychiatry, the answer is always "it depends" (each person is an individual with a unique history, set of symptoms, and biologic makeup).  Dr. Dorsey, who believes that the strongest healing tool is the doctor-patient relationship, performs a complete evaluation on each patient, including collaboration with other involved professionals.  Based on her evaluation, Dr. Dorsey and her patient will then engage in a discourse about her findings and discuss treatment options so that each patient understands the recommendations and agrees to a treatment plan.  Dr. Dorsey values the confidentiality of her practice, and will only share information at the written consent of the patient.  She prefers to see patients in full (45 - 50 minute) sessions to get to know her patients as well as possible.  Dr. Dorsey is available directly by phone within the working week and promptly refills appropriate medication requests by fax or phone on the day received. Dr. Dorsey loves psychiatry

Dr. Dorsey says...

Dr. Dorsey has focused on adult outpatient psychiatry for 27 years, while at the same time working in nearly every setting in which psychiatric patients are cared for.  She is most expert in outpatient psychotherapy, with or without medication management.  Most of her patients come with complaints of mood disorders, anxiety states, poor self esteem, histories of trauma, "road blocks" on their path in life, or other various symptoms and concerns.  Dr. Dorsey feels honored to have helped many patients overcome their barriers to achieve better mental health.

Dr. Dorsey says...

Dr. Dorsey treats adult outpatients with a variety of psychotherapeutic techniques as indicated by her evaluation and discussion with each patient ("it depends").  She is informed and up to date with all psychiatric medication uses; she also shares a love for the practice of medicine in general and stays as current as possible in many fields in which she does not specialize.

Dr. Dorsey says...

Dr. Dorsey welcomes patient feedback, in person or over the web.  This information only helps her to hone her skills and better understand her patients.  She is "always open" at 503.720.1893 for further discussion, questions, or feedback.  She especially appreciates an unsolicited positive review (Doc Dorsey does not solicit reviews!)

Dr. Dorsey's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Psychiatry
  •  Board certified in Psychiatry
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

Awards & Recognition

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Board Certifications

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  • Psychiatry

Conditions Treated

  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Emotional Stress
  • Grief
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Mood Disorders
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Panic Disorder
  • Phase of Life Problem
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Psychological Disorders
  • Relationship Issues

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Virginia / Main Campus

    Graduated in 1986

  • Internship Hospital
    McAuley Neuropsyc Inst Of St Mary's Hosp

    Completed in 1987

  • Residency Hospital
    McAuley Neuropsyc Inst Of St Mary's Hosp

    Completed in 1990

  • Undergraduate School
    Bowdoin College

    Graduated in 1982

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Psychiatry
  • Adult Psychiatry
  • Depression
  • Psychodynamic Psychiatry
  • Psychotherapy

Procedures Performed

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Counseling Services
  • Couples Therapy
  • Medication Management
  • Outpatient Psychiatry
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychological Testing
  • Psychotherapy Services
  • Stress Management