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Dr. Richard Torban, MD

Addiction Psychiatry ·  Male · Age 61

Dr. Torban

Desert Psychiatric Associates

44530 San Pablo Ave Ste 201 Palm Desert, CA 92260

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Dr. Richard Torban, MD is an addiction psychiatry specialist in Palm Desert, CA and has been practicing for 31 years. He graduated from University Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine in 1984 and specializes in addiction psychiatry and psychiatry.


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  • Explains conditions well . Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Low wait times . Patients are usually seen in 10 minutes or less.
  • Trustworthy . Patients said this doctor is trustworthy. See reviews

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(760) 341-8878

Dr. Torban accepts the following insurance:

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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Torban's conditions and procedures:

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Cyclothymia (Chronic Mood Disorder)
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Marijuana Abuse
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychosis
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Tobacco Use Disorder

Dr. Torban's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Torban

4.3

Based on 36 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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I have been a patient for multiple years and he is an excellent Doctor!
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Excellent "bedside" manner. Very attentive, professional and easy to talk to. You'll be in great hands with Dr. Torban!
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Richard Torban is great psychiatrist. Always have a good experience every time I go into a appointment. Listens to what you have to say and stays in great contact to see how much you are progressing. Works with you to find the medication plan you need. I would recommend him to anyone who is looking for some help.
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He may be a good doctor but you better not miss an appointment. He will charge you $125 for a missed appointment and there is absolutely no forgiveness. He doesn't care what your excuse is.
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Dr. Torban is a very compassionate man. He can remember from one appointment to the next what we discussed the previous session, which in some cases three months apart. He is patient and kind. His office staff is very organized and friendly. Always on time, no waiting, and Dr. Torban greets me in the waiting area and takes me back himself. I would recommend anyone seeking the help of a Psychiatrist to anyone whom asks
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Dr. Torban and staff are very professional. I feel at ease with them.
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I have been working with Dr. Richard Torban for years now. I’d sought help from a range of people over the years to deal with intermittent crippling anxiety and depression. Often these interactions just served to increase my anxiety or left me without the tools I needed to get my life under control. Through a combination of empathy, intelligent insights and useful practical training I was able to COMPLETELY solve my issues. Dr. Torban is Intelligent, insightful, flexible and accommodating. No
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I have been a patient of Dr. Torban for a few years now and I strongly recommend anyone looking for a doctor who is professional, attentive, dedicated, and flexible to choose him to be your doctor. Dr. Torban is extremely knowledgeable and accommodating when it comes to finding you the correct treatment/therapy or medication for your medical condition(s). His expertise combined with his courteousness is what makes him one of the best medical doctors I have ever seen.
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he is an excellent physician who knows how to treat his patients and accurately prescribe medication and the right dosages
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Dr. Richard Torban is AMAZING. I’ve been going to him for several years and I would NOT go to anyone other than him. Dr. Torban cares and is active in helping you get better.   He truly does possess EXCELLENT knowledge, listening, compassion, trust and loyalty which is HUGE for me. I HIGHLY recommend Dr. Torban! Please read my YELP review.
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Richard Torban, MD is an addiction psychiatry specialist in Palm Desert, CA and has been practicing for 31 years. He graduated from University Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine in 1984 and specializes in addiction psychiatry and psychiatry.

Specialties

  • Addiction Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry

Board Certifications

Education

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

Awards