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June 28th, 2017AMAZING Lung Doc!
Amazing doctor, has taken me from an uncontrolled multi faceted Asthma patient who walked around wheezing like darth vader at 30, to a person who can BREATH even though I have multiple comorbidities, with back up plans for any breathing situation. I have a very rare version of EDS (type 7) and it took me almost 10 years to get diagnosed but Dr. Dorf saw it in a few minutes and even brought it up to me. Told me it was "a rare disease but not one you ever forget from school." He is extremely intelligent. He was even interested enough to do extra research so he could help me treat my specific version of asthma with the difficulties added by the EDS/POTS. Either him or his partner are available as there is always a doctor on call if you have breathing problems and his partner Dr. Cory Hicks, is also extremely nice and seems to be very patient focused. His staff is always willing to bump up an appointment if you're having difficulties or if they don't have a spot open will send a message to the doc or his nurse Jen. I couldn't be happier with how I've been treated as a patient at Chest Med of NM.
July 3rd, 2015
December 30th, 2014He saved my life
June 28th, 2014Horrible bed side manner
Dr. Dorf may be missing a sensitivity chip in my opinion. Patients and patient's family members are most likely not pulmonary specialists ,like Dr. Dorf, so when questions are asked concerning our family and their condition it only seems right to address their questions with respect and sincerity. "I don't have a crystal ball" is not an appropriate response. Of course you don't - but you are a doctor and a specialist. We don't normally spend our time in hospitals but when we do it's for a serious and close to our heart reason. You don't need to sit with us all day everyday but a little more effort on your part to communicate vital information may do the trick. Kindness is contagious, I promise. A high spirit is a healing one.
October 2nd, 2013Great, Effective Patient Care
I have been seeing Dr. Dorf for 10 years. He was referred to me by my pulmonologist in Atlanta who had known him in Chicago years ago. He is both compassionate and effective in his management of patients, many of whom have multiple co-morbidities. While he is always overworked, he makes time to listen to his patients' questions and respond to them with consideration and understanding. When I had an issue that I felt needed to be addressed, I wrote him a letter explaining to him how I felt. At my next visit, he was apologetic, and even though we still had different opinions, he accepted my thoughts and feelings graciously. He has a very dry sense of humor that is sometimes misunderstood by patients that are new, or do not know him very well. I will always be grateful to my doctor in Atlanta for referring me to him, and to him for his excellent care and concern for my health and well-being. Thank you so much!!
August 28th, 2013Observer
The most memorable thing was when Dr. Dorf was asked, "Can an xray show what is behind the breast?" He responded, "You will have to wait 'til her autopsy." The next most memorable thing was the patient before us being forgotten in the waiting room. When the receptionist stated, "They must have forgotten you." The nurse popped out and stated, "No, I didn't." However, the elderly patient responded well it's 2:30 and my appointment was at 1:20." The office is definitely a product of poor customer service and patient care. Kept wondering, why doesn't he retire?
March 4th, 2013
I am very glad I was referred to Dr Dorf. While I did wait about a half hour, once Dr Dorf was in the room, he spent a good amount of time with me, answered all my questions and I did not feel rushed. I felt immediately comfortable with him and said whatever was on my mind. Also, Dr Dorf made an excellent referral for me to another specialist. Thanks for your help, Dr Dorf!
Thank you JD
January 4th, 2012Dedicated Doctor
December 1st, 2010Good, hardworking doctor
This guy is a deeply committed doctor who advocates for his patients, works hard, makes good decisions even in hard situations, and is available in emergencies. I think he really wants to be a doctor and enjoys taking care of his patients. His practice is probably very demanding and stressful but he still manages to deal with patients. fairly and thoughtfully.
Thank you for your kind words. I will always try my best.
July 27th, 2010terrible bedside manner
He has a terrible bedside manner. I am very sensitive about my weight, he did not address that during the visit, but before leaving the room, he turned to my young daughter and said, "Take your mom for a walk around the block." and left. I was humiliated because he did not discuss this issue with me personally.
Maria Sorry that I made you feel humiliated about my comments. It certainly was not my intention. Most patient's have had the lecture about weight loss from myself or others physicians many times and are tired of hearing about it. I do not specifically remember the conversation and I wish you had pulled me aside and mentioned it. I hope you accept my apologySHOW
June 12th, 2009
Dorf is a jerk, his bedside manner is like talking to a zombie. His staff is scared to death of him and will not question a single word Dorf says. If Dorf is seeing so many patients like he says, maybe he needs to cut down and spend more time with fewer patients and quit thinking about dollar signs. I would like someone to tell me why he pushes patients to Kindred Hospital....does he have a financial interest in the place? I believe he does....again...Dorf is a dork.
Dear VR I am very sorry about the way you feel I treated you in the office. I may have been extra tired the day I saw you and was probably sleep deprived. I am in solo practice of pulmonary and critical care medicine. I am not sure you understand what that means. Let me explain it to you. I am the only pulmonologist/criticical care physician available in 4 hospitals. This means I am available 24/7/365. I take two days off a month, but am available to respond to calls or emergencies at any hour or time of the day. I have no reason to lie to you when I tell you how many patients I see or how busy I am. Since I am very concerned about patient care, it is very hard to turn down another physicians request to see a patient when they become ill and need my services. Unlike some office based physicians, mine is not a 9-5 job. My family has suffered but have been very supportive. Concerning dollar signs, there are many other ways to make the same amount of money that require less time and less stress than being a physician. I would love to cut down and see less patients and spend more time with them, but it is hard to say no when someone is sick. I am not financially driven as you may think. When I refer patients to Kindred I advise them of the options available in town that will offer the services they need. I clearly and always let them know that I am Chief Medical Office at that institution. I receive NO financial compensation for referrals. I do tell patients that I am able to follow them at Kindred, and that if they would like me to help care for them while hospitalized, it needs to be Kindred as I do not go to the other long term care facility. We have a very good team approach to patient care in the office and the staff is free to make comments at any time, as they frequently do to help care for patients. I hope this helps as an explanation and wish you better luck with your new physician. I just found this on the internet or I would have responded earlier. JDSHOW
July 18th, 2017
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Dr. Kristina Sanchez
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