Dr. Carla G. Dorsey, MD

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Dr. Carla G. Dorsey, MD

Psychiatry | Female

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

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Dr. Dorsey is a seasoned outpatient adult psychiatrist who has worked around Portland OR for 24 years. She has...
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Experience with Dr. Dorsey
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  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
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  • How well provider listens and answers questions
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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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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!)

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Specialties

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

Board Certifications

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  • Psychiatry

Conditions Treated

Dr. Dorsey says..

Dr. Dorsey has focused on adult outpatient psychiatry for 25 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 better mental health.

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  • 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

Procedures Performed

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.

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

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  • 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.

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

Awards & Recognition

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Specializes in Psychiatry
  • Board certified in Psychiatry
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Dorsey's Office & Staff

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Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
Staff friendliness and courteousness
Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
Under 10 minutes

Experience with Dr. Dorsey

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How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Dorsey says...

Dr. Dorsey is a seasoned outpatient adult psychiatrist who has worked around Portland OR for 24 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 Care Philosophy

In the practice of psychiatry, the answer is always "it depends".  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 findings, Dr. Dorsey and her patient will engage in a discourse about her findings and 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 intent 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.  Above all, Dr. Dorsey feels honored to have found the best path toward helping others in times of need.

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Dr. Dorsey says...

Dr. Dorsey has focused on adult outpatient psychiatry for 25 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 better mental health.

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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.

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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!)