Dr. Scott D. Farmer, MD

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Dr. Scott D. Farmer, MD

Psychiatry | Male

Central Florida Psych Assocs 2802 Aloma Ave Ste 200, Winter Park, FL 32792 Get Directions
(407) 679-8004

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3.4 based on 62 responses
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Experience with Dr. Farmer
  • Level of trust in provider's decisions
     (60)
  • 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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  • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
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  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
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  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    31 – 45 minutes (58)
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in Orlando, FL |
He is a really great, caring, empathetic doctor, but man does he need to do something about the wait times to see him. It's ridiculous bordering on abusive. If it wasn't so difficult to find a psychiatrist that is accepting new patients, I'd look for another doctor.
in Orlando, FL |
I think the doc is a good listener and he evaluates thoroughly. However, getting an appointment and the wait times are very bad. Many people including myself has sat there as much as four hours. It averages 2 for me mostly. He needs more entertainment in the waiting room. Or at least more comfortable chairs.
in Orlando, FL |
Dr. Farmer... Smart guy, who is in way over his head. I'm not sure what kind of logic is used when it comes to scheduling his patients, but he is one guy & has several patients scheduled at one time. This leads to patients waiting 3-4 hours, to simply have prescriptions refilled. The office staff is ruthless. They are dishonest, and have no consideration for their discepancies that cause miscommunication & missed appointments. I'd try another psychiatrist who is more considerate of time.
in Mount Dora, FL |
My son was a patient of Dr. Farmer. I accompanied my son on 2 different occasions. Office staff is difficult to deal with. Long wait times. 2 hours plus. We adopted our adult son who aged out of the foster care system at 18. We have experienced many doctors and mental health facilities over the last 5 years, including Duke Medical Center in NC. Dr. Farmer's staff and Dr. Farmer have demonstrated their lack of empathy and professionalism. Would not recommend this practice.
in Oviedo, FL |
Dr. Farmer is always late to appointments. I have waited as long as two hours and as little as one hour. It is frustrating to watch his office mates come and get several patients as you sit and wait. When I see him, he simply asks if my meds are working, and if I am lucky he remembers that I need bloodwork every three months. It's like the wal mart of mental health care.
in Sanford |
Dr Farmer is great. BUT wait is always 1 to 4 hpurs. Staff is disinterested, and not cusomer service oriented at all.
in Oviedo, FL |
He is great, but his office staff is rude and disorganized and his wait times is anywhere from 1-4 hours
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Specialties

  • Psychiatry

Board Certifications

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  • Psychiatry

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Stress Disorder (ASD)
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alcohol Withdrawal
  • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
  • Anxiety
  • Anxiety Attack
  • Asperger Syndrome
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Attention Problems
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Bipolar I Disorder
  • Bipolar II Disorder
  • Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)
  • Brain Injury
  • Depression
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Disruptive Behavior Disorders
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Eating Disorders
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Opioid Dependence
  • Panic Disorder
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizoid Personality Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Somatoform Disorders
  • Substance Abuse

Procedures Performed

  • Psychiatric Evaluation

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for Florida.

  • 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 The East, Rmmmc
  • Internship Hospital
    University of North Dakota
  • Residency Hospital
    University North Dakota Affil. Hospital
  • Undergraduate School
    University of California At Los Angeles
  • Other Education
    University of Central Florida

    Completed in 2009

Awards & Recognition

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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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. Farmer's Office & Staff

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Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
31 – 45 minutes

Experience with Dr. Farmer

Level of trust in provider's decisions
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. Farmer's Care Philosophy

My mission is to provide compassionate, evidence-based medical care to my patients. I will achieve this goal by listening to the expressed concerns of my patient, reading all available printed and online information provided to me. I will then clarify any questions I have through specific exploration of the issue. I will bring the full value of my experience and training to inform and guide my selection of an effective treatment. I will enlist my patient in the shared enterprise of improving their mental health. Together, we can amplify the power of mental health care to improve quality of life! We will do this by encouraging full disclosure about medication compliance and distancing oneself from dangerous influences: substances, risk taking behaviors and negative people.