Dr. Carla Dorsey, MD

Psychiatry  |  
Female  |  
Age 57
Dr. Carla Dorsey, MD
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.

Carla Dorsey MD

833 SW 11th Ave Ste 710

Portland, OR 97205

Contact Information

(503) 720-1893

Dr. Carla Dorsey, MD

Dr. Carla Dorsey, MD

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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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Dr. Dorsey's Experience

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


  • Psychiatry
  • Adult Psychiatry
  • Psychodynamic Psychiatry
  • Psychotherapy

Board Certifications

  • Psychiatry
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*

Conditions Treated

  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • 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


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

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Oregon.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Bowdoin College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1982
  • University of Virginia / Main Campus
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • McAuley Neuropsyc Inst of St Mary's Hosp
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1987
  • McAuley Neuropsyc Inst of St Mary's Hosp
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1990

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Dorsey has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Dorsey's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Dorsey to family and friends
based on 10 total reviews (2 with comments)
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
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
Carla is a great person to deal with, she is always professional and respectful. I appreciate her attention to detail and know she puts max effort into everything she does.
Vancouver, WA |
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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Providence Portland Medical Center
4805 NE Glisan St
Portland, OR 97213
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