Dr. John Dorman, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 53

Neurosurgery

Dr. John Dorman, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Odessa, TX and has over 29 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX in 1994. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Foothills Hospital and Good Samaritan Medical Center. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. John Dorman, MD

West Texas Neurosurgery

8050 E Highway 191 Ste 212 Odessa, TX 79765
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(434) 580-4700

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No malpractice claims found for Texas
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Dorman's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Dorman treats Low Back Pain more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Dorman treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Dorman treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Dorman treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
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Neuroplasty
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Dorman performs Neuroplasty more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Dorman performs this procedure more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Dorman's conditions and procedures:

  • Astrocytoma
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Injury
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminoforaminotomy
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Medulloblastoma
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Schwannoma
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

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Dr. Dorman accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Whole Health Colorado Front Range
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
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Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
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HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
LocalPlus
First Health
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Preferred PPO
Kaiser Permanente
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO

Dr. Dorman's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Dorman

3.6

Based on 30 ratings

5 Star
57%
57%
4 Star
7%
7%
3 Star
3%
3%
2 Star
7%
7%
1 Star
27%
27%
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Best Neurosurgeon in West Texas
Dr. Dorman performed an L 4-5 Laminectomy and a cyst removal in mid December. I was in a lot of pain and had a lot of nerve compression on my left leg. I was pain free immediately after surgery and I got discharged from the hospital on the same day. I definitely recommend Dr. Dorman. He is the best Neurosurgeon in the area. I feel great and I have zero pain. Thank you Dr. Dorman, you are the best!!!!!!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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C. G. – Jan 11, 2023
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Top Neurosurgeon in Midland/Odessa
Dr. Dorman and his staff went above and beyond in all aspects of my care. Dr. Dorman performed a peer to peer with my insurance provider to obtain approval for necessary surgery. Very friendly staff. Kathy worked diligently on my case from star to finish. I had a wonderful experience.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Oct 06, 2022
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Perfect Resolution
Had a bulging disc in L5, Dr Dorman performed a laminectomy. The surgery was perfectly successful and I have a zero pain level as a result m. I have recommended and will recommend Dr Dorman for any neurological surgery required. Thank you so much Dr. Dorman.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Keith – Jun 30, 2022
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Pain free!
I am pain free for the first time in 20 years!!! Dr. Dorman is incredible! His staff is amazing. I felt cared for and they heard me for the first time. I will recommend him to anyone needing surgery. His aftercare is wonderful. Midland Memorial Hospital cared for me after surgery as if I were family. If you are in pain please let them help you. I am so pleased and happy with them all.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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ROBERTA BETH JONES – Jun 16, 2022
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Back surgery
John Dorman did back surgery on my wife & it was a very special experience! The 10 inch long scar on her back looks perfectly straight & can barely be seen! Great job Dr Dorman!!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Johnny Slocumb – May 28, 2022
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Weird experience. Office staff was unorganized, paperwork missing, doctor was rude. The wait was forever and I was the first appointment, so they're super overscheduled. And when he did come in, he acted like he just didn't care to explain the condition of my spine to me. Now it's too late for the best result from surgery, so I'm not a candidate because he didn't know why my doctor sent me.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
1 person found this helpful
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Jul 18, 2021
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Although I found Dr. Dorman to be an extremely competent surgeon, there is a serious disconnect with patient relationships. Upon completion of my husbands surgery, he called me from the OR to let me know surgery went well. Total time of call = 44 seconds. Then he forgot to tell the nurses that I was in the waiting room, necessitating me waiting *3 hours* after surgery was completed to see my husband. Kept stating that he did not have biopsy results back, but referred us to an oncologist. Why if no results back, would we be referred to an oncologist???? I feel he just didn't want to share the results, and pawned that job off on the oncologist.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
1 person found this helpful
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D. Stille – Mar 18, 2021
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Absolutely could not have asked for better care. Dr. Dorman is the epitome of professionalism. Highly skilled with great attention to detail. I am thankful that I found him. Excellent results. Has been a long time that I have felt this good..
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M.L – Feb 08, 2021
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Everything went well I’m very pleased how my surgery went
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N.A – Dec 02, 2020
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Everyone was so very nice, all the staff. Didn’t have to wait very long, and visit by nurses, his nurse ask questions, very concern about my back injuries. Dr. Came in and gave me hope on doing surgery on my back, the only doctor who has given me hope. Cared about my condition, my pain, and let me decide if and when he could do the surgery. Been in pain for 2years, all the doctors want to give pain pills but not talk about what Iwant, my pain. Dr. Dorman is kind, caring, the Lord led him to me!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Diana Mann in Wickett, TX – Sep 06, 2018
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Very nice, listens and cares about his patients.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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Teresa in Midland, TX – May 02, 2018
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Dr. Dorman did an excellent job, would gladly recommend him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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Pecos, TX – Apr 22, 2018
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I highly recommend Dr. Dorman. He is very kind and his office staff is very friendly. He was very honest with me about my condition and took good care of me. The waiting room was very crowded and I did have to wait longer than I thought but I'm glad I went to see him anyway.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
7 people found this helpful
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Jan 01, 2018
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Very very impressed with Dr. Dorman. He's thorough, cares, conservative approach.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
7 people found this helpful
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Odessa, TX – Mar 20, 2017
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Recommend by my primary care Dr Weldon Butler
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Ruby in Pecos, TX – Apr 11, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

My goal as a physician is to provide the best care to my patients so they can get their lives back. This includes a conservative approach at first, with...Read more

Biography

Dr. Dorman is a native Texan and has been practicing in Texas since completing his neurosurgical residency in 2003 in Albuquerque, NM. He received his...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Education

2003
Univ NM
Residency Hospital
1995
Eastern VA Med Sch
Internship Hospital
1994
The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX
Medical School

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What conditions does Dr. John Dorman, MD treat?

Dr. Dorman frequently treats the following conditions: Low Back Pain, Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement), and Astrocytoma. See more on Healthgrades.

What is Dr. John Dorman, MD's office address?

Dr. Dorman's office is located at 8050 E Highway 191 Ste 212, Odessa, TX 79765. You can find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Is Dr. John Dorman, MD affiliated with any hospitals?

Dr. John Dorman, MD is affiliated with Foothills Hospital and Good Samaritan Medical Center.

How much experience does Dr. John Dorman, MD have?

Dr. Dorman has over 28 years of healthcare experience.

Does Dr. John Dorman, MD receive good ratings from patients?

There is a star rating of 3.6/5 for Dr. John Dorman, MD. Patients say that the provider listened & answered questions well. See all patient feedback on Healthgrades.

Locations

West Texas Neurosurgery

West Texas Neurosurgery8050 E Highway 191 Ste 212 Odessa, TX 79765
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    • Mon: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Dorman is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Foothills Hospital

Boulder, CO

78% Patients that would definitely recommend, 8% higher than the national average

7 Awards Received

Good Samaritan Medical Center

Lafayette, CO

82% Patients that would definitely recommend, 12% higher than the national average

7 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2022)

Platte Valley Medical Center

Brighton, CO

70% Patients that would definitely recommend, Equal to the national average

2 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)