Dr. Richard Torban, MD

Dr. Richard Torban, MD

Addiction Psychiatry  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 59
Dr. Richard Torban, MD is an addiction psychiatry specialist in Palm Desert, CA and has been practicing for 30 years. He graduated from University Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine in 1984 and specializes in addiction psychiatry and psychiatry.

44530 San Pablo Ave Ste 201

Palm Desert, CA 92260

Contact Information

(760) 341-8878

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California

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Dr. Torban's Experience

Dr. Torban's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Addiction Psychiatry
  • Board certified in Psychiatry
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

2  Specialties

  • Addiction Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry

1  Board Certifications

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

10  Conditions Treated

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder

1  Procedures

  • Psychiatric Evaluation

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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.


  • University Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1984
  • University Of Pittsburgh / Main Campus
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1985
  • W Psyc Institute Clin
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1988
  • W Psyc Institute Clin
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Torban has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Torban's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Torban to family and friends
20 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (20)

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Dr. Torban'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 (4)

Best doctor I've come across! I would recommend him to anyone in need. Excellent patient care, takes as much time as needed to explain in detail treatment plans, medications, etc. Staff is helpful, kind and courteous. This doctor is not only great, but he truly cares.
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I have zero idea of why Dr Torban has any bad reviews. I have been seeing him for several years and would not consider seeing anyone else. We converse not only about my issues but family, travels, etc. Dr Torban and his staff are kind and helpful. I have always enjoyed our sessions because he...more
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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.
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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...more
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