Dr. Richard Torban, MD


Addiction Psychiatry | Male

Desert Psychiatric Associates 44530 San Pablo Ave Ste 201 Palm Desert, CA 92260 Get Directions
Dr. Richard Torban, MD
Dr. Richard Torban, MD is an addiction psychiatry doctor who practices in Palm Desert, CA. He is 59 years old and has been practicing for 33 years.

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Patient Comments (2)
Cathedral City, CA |
First visit was excellent. Listened, took notes, asked appropriate questions and answered all my questions. We will see how my second appointment in 2 weeks goes.
Palm Springs, CA |
I feel blessed that a friend referred me to Dr. Torban- he has provided the best support in treating my conditions-- he and his office staff provide a caring, non-judgemental and professional enviornment. I would look no further if you are indeed seeking to improve yourself, your health and your overall happiness and stability.
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Dr. Torban's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  •  Specializes in Addiction Psychiatry
  •  Board certified in Psychiatry
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Psychiatry

Conditions Treated

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder


  • Medical School
    University Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1984

  • Internship Hospital
    University Of Pittsburgh / Main Campus

    Completed in 1985

  • Residency Hospital
    W Psyc Institute Clin

    Completed in 1988

  • Fellowship Hospital
    W Psyc Institute Clin

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Addiction Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry

Procedures Performed

  • Psychiatric Evaluation