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I have only had good experiences with this Dr. He's helped me a lot and has been a good resource for many forms of therapy not just prescribing medication.
Patient mis diagnosed. Treated for behavior when high anxiety was the challenge. Patient then became psychotic for the first time. severe mental challenges requiring outside influence.
It has been a few years since I have seen Dr. Dorfman. I saw him for a couple of years. It looks like other patients had experiences just like mine. For most of the time I saw Dr. Dorfman, he seemed warm and caring. I felt really good about my treatment. But then things started to change. Sometimes he commented about my appearance or told me that he cared about me. It came across as intense and awkward. Sometimes he shared personal information about his life and relationships that made me uncomfortable. There were also times he would seem a bit off. He came across as annoyed and rushed and would roll his eyes at questions. I finally decided I had to stop seeing him when he was verbally abusive one day with me in an appointment. I felt really hurt and confused. When I finally talked to my counselor about it she helped me to see that this was not a healthy doctor-patient relationship. I am seeing another doctor now and the experience is much better. It makes me sad that other people have had experiences like mine.
I was recommended to Dr. Dorfman by a relative that had family members and multiple friends utilize his services successfully in the past. I made an appointment for my teenager who struggles with depression and social anxieties. She has been in his care for about a year. He has connected with and helped her tremendously. He is understanding and very encouraging. He and his office staff have been very supportive, responsive and effective in times of crisis for our family. He listens extremely well and offers sympathetic, reassuring advice and direction. I feel very grateful for having been introduced to him and his services. I would highly recommend him to anyone that is looking for an intelligent and caring doctor.
Dr. Dorfman is an excellent and innovative psychiatrist. He is not traditional, he is interested, listens and cares about his patients. He works with clients to find a treatment that they are comfortable with. I do not believe you can find a better doctor.
When reading reviews, I always try to take into consideration how rare it is that a person who has had a good experience will actually take the time to leave a review. Generally, you will only have privy to the extremes - the absolutely negative and/or the absolutely exceptional. With that being said, I would rate my experience with Dr. Dorfman as incredibly exceptional. Despite that the rates did increase, I don't mind, it's completely worth it for me. It has taken me many years to find my "right fit". I feel as though I've found it and I look forward to my appointments. It's what works for me, and exceeds what I have been seeking. Further - I'd recommend how critical it is for someone seeking guidance to truly take the time to find their proper fit as well. Otherwise, not doing so may completely make or break your entire experience with counseling and/or psychiatry assistance. Dr. Dorfman is a tremendously knowledgable, inspiring, and devoted person in regards to the success of his patients. It's clear to see. Lastly - to anyone who is seeking someone to talk to in depth to explore issues vs. that last piece/last step of medicinal, "spring board" assistance, I'd recommend a counselor rather than a psychiatrist. A psychiatrist is, like someone mentioned previously, supposed to serve as a great springboard to get you on the right track beyond your counseling needs (to my understanding). Their time isn't necessarily devoted towards your counseling needs as this is what a counselor's purpose is. However, with that being said, I believe Dr. Dorfman goes above and beyond his responsibilities to ensure that his patients are in a great place and on the right track to success and further enlightenment. This is a rare find. I will continue to appreciate the support and guidance that he provides me.
This "doctor" should not be practicing medicine! He is a disturbed man with NO boundaries. I've seen him several times and thought I could deal with awkwardness (he tells me I'm his favorite client and comments on my outfits) I could deal with it. At this last appointment, when I told him my husband and I were going through a tough time, he told me all about HIS relationships and then went into a lot of personal detail. It was so uncomfortable and embarrassing. I didn't go in there to be HIS therapist. I'm not returning and I would NOT recommend him.
He doesn't take any insurances. He was charging $50.00 first, then it went to $75.00. And I have insurance but I thought ok I'll stay. So I got a new psychiatrist closer and a much lower co-pay. He said it takes too long for the insurance companies to pay. My therapist said they are but you don't quit taking it, what about your patients. Its just not fair.
I find myself agog reading the negative reviews. It makes me really want to know what those patients said to HIM that evoked these terrifying reactions- and let's face facts the people writing these reviews probably aren't playing with a full deck. Otherwise we wouldn't be seeking psychiatric help- I'm bipolar/addiction issues/anxiety the whole nine yards. I've been seeing Dr. Dorfman for a long time. I feel like with his skills and efforts he helped save my life from self-destruction. He is extremely intelligent- bookish and might come across socially awkward at first. That might be off putting but he is a very empathetic person. Though, keep in mind, he is a psychiatrist, not a psychologist. If you need more in depth help sorting out your feelings- go see a counselor.In my experience the medication just provides the springboard for the task of doing what it takes to keep it together. It might take some time to find the right course. Where the rules of the office are concerned- he is not a primary care doctor- you won't be seen at the drop of a hat. I don't think that's unusual. If you're really in that bad of a shape go to the ER. Also, you can't short yourself medication and then blame someone else who is helping you try to clean up the mess. I learned that the hard way. I recommend Dr. Dorfman and I feel like I'm sticking up for him here. Note, he's dumping insurance- so that's kind of a drag, but so is insurance.
From the first time I saw Dr. Dorfman, I knew something was a bit wrong. He has no emotion, no sense of caring, and if you do attempt to ask a question that goes against exactly what he wants, I could tell his temper gets full of rage. It was odd at first, but on my last appointment it was abusive, and somewhat scary. Dr. Dorfman went on a personal tirade against me, blaming me for my condition, saying I am a burden upon my loved ones, and upon him. (he's supposed to be a mental health doctor, I know). It was so cruel, so forceful, and so in my face....I was stunned, shaken, and horrified. I've seen many doctors in my time, and he is BY FAR the worst and most unprofessional one ever. Do yourself a favor, bypass this "doctor". Do NOT see Dr. Dorfman. He is a nightmare.
Have been a patient of Dr. Dorfman for a couple years now. He listens, doesn't rush me, doesn't push medications. I moved out of the area, and still will make the drive to his office, until I find another doctor that I feel as comfortable with.
Dr. Dorfman was rude and verbally abusive to my son who has anxiety. The doctor is hostile and has significant anger issues. When my son complained that a prescribed medication made him feel worse, Dr. Dorfman turned on him like a pit bull. IMO, don't go to him; his behavior is extremely unprofessional!
I had been seeing Dr. Dorfman for about 1 year about every 2-3 months, and he appeared to be very nice, caring, and genuinely concerned about my well being, and made me feel like everything was going to be ok. Then one day I was there for an appointment, and he called me back, and he was a different person. He was rude, and impatient, and when I asked a question he would roll his eyes, and respond in an incredibly rude manner. After about 5 minutes into the appointment when I decided I didn't deserved to be treated this way, after all I went to him for help, I simply excused myself from the appointment and walked out. I am canceling any future appointments and currently looking for a new doctor. If you asked me prior to this appt. I would have recommended him, but after this experience I will never again go back. I went there for help so I was very saddened to be treated this way by him.
Most unprofessional doctor I have ever seen. He required constant reminders to figure out what medicine he was prescribing me... At least could have had some consideration for his patients and reviewed their charts for a moment prior to the appointment. Appointments are always started late, as the doctor goes at "his own pace- imagine how long the wait time would be if he actually reviewed his notes!
I am a college student who works two jobs and has a somewhat broken home life. Dr. Dorfman impressed me on my first few visits balancing my medications for the first time in probably two years. As long as I played by their rules, they were "ok" to deal with. Not pleasant, but not a nightmare. Due to a car accident which left me unable to walk for a few weeks, I failed to make an appointment. The office refused to understand, the doctor himself lost his temper with me on the phone. After agreeing to make an appointment for me, they went back on their word and asked me not to return. I had to hear this from a receptionist, the doctor refused to see me. Medically speaking, great doctor. Personality wise, seek other treatment.
I was recommended by my primary Dr. furst appointment went full time. each appointment after was supposed to be 15 minutes (which I'm sure was charged to my insurance company) one lasted 7 minutes another 3. All he was interested in was prescribing medications. (even ones he didn't originally prescribe).He wasn't interested in dealing with the issue only medicating it. it also took 4-5 sessions before I knew my diagnosis. I only found out what it was because I blew up on him in his office. i never went back
-Prescribed the right meds-Asks the right questions-spends enough time-available if I needed himIt seems some folks want a pshychologist rather than a psychiatrist. My expectation with the psychiatrist is to get my info, get me on the right meds and monitor on a periodic basis. He has been a good doctor for me.
I love Dr. Dorfman. He listens what I am feeling and he either gives me advice or changes/increases medications I take. He has never once been rude to me, quite the opposite he always tries to make a positive compliment and for a while I was doing great (until about a weekago) and just says how proud he is of me and how well i am doing. I always feel comfortable talking to him even with the tough things. As for being it for the money is completely outline. i had no coverage and he made arragements that I could afford (not a lot of money for him) which proves to me these previous patients either didn't get medication they wanted or had unrealistic expectations. All in all, I would recommend him.
He is a very rude, offensive, hostile man. I'm surprised he still has patients. I should have looked up reviews on this guy before I went because he is arrogant, contemptuous and a capitalist. All he cares about is his cut of the profit, not the patient.He is the worst doctor and one of the worst people I have ever had the misfortune to meet.
I have been taking my son to see Dr. Dorfman for over 8 years and to 4 different locations. I have nothing but praise for Dr. Dorfman. He has always been available to help us at anytime.His office staff is always kind and professional as is he. I hope I never have to change my son's Dr. because I don't think I would ever find another that is so interested in helping him and makes us feel so comfortable when we have concerns.Thank you Dr. Dorfman, for always being there for us!
if you have any REAL issues, I suggest using another dr., as this one is only concerned about his precious license and NOT in helping the patient. Doesn't answer pager when issues arise!
After seeing half a dozen providers that left me unsatisfied, Dr.Dorfman was a lifesaver for me. He spent an hour and a half with me during my initial visit. He didn't hand me a bunch of forms with standard questions, he spent the time asking detailed questions, and follow-up questions to get a very accurate past medical history from me. He has worked with me to find the right combination of meds that worked for me. Past providers do not even begin to compare to the level of care that Dr.Dorfman has provided for me. It's because of him that I was able to get my life back. He has personally returned phone calls to me within minutes of me caling. He has made me feel 100% comfortable while talking to him. The high level of professionalism, honesty, and care that he provides is unmatched from other providers I have seen in the past. He is an amazing doctor, and I highly recommend him.
I had an appt with Dr. Dorfman for my initial visit with him. I'm new to PA. First, when I arrived in the waiting room, I saw there is no receptionist desk or person there to greet you or tell you where to go or what to do. It's a nice place, but no one to let you know you're in the right place, etc...I've never been to an office with no one to greet you upon arrival. Dr. Dorfman came out to get me for my appt. He was pleasant and brought me to his office. He asked me if I had authorization from insurance. I have never heard of having to get "authorization" before, as I'm new to PA and it must be a PA state thing, so I told him that. He called my insurance right there, only to find out that more phone calls would need to be placed in order for me to be able to have my appt with him. He ended his call with the insurance company and turned to me and said, "We have a problem here. You need to make more phone calls in order for me to be able to speak with you. So, this is now a wasted appt and I'm NOT GOING TO BE PAID!" He was so mad that I (the customer) had wasted HIS TIME. He said it over and over again, "Now I'm not going to be paid." He also said, "And, since I'm contracted through this company, I can't charge you individually. This is a wasted time slot now and I'm not going to be paid." I was so caught off guard by his unprofessional complaining that I was shaking. And what terrible manner to have for patients who are there to see him to be treated for anxiety!!! I said I was sorry to have wasted his time, but that I also had wasted mine by driving the 45 minutes it took to get there only to not have the appt take place. He shrugged his shoulders. He didn't dismiss me, he would have loved to continue complaining. I finally excused myself from his berating. Before that though, he did say I could come back and see him once I got approval if I would pay $150 out of pocket for the "wasted time". Ugh! How rude and out of line. I guess he's great and kind as long as he gets paid. In it for the money or to help people?? Hmmmm....
Was not helpful and was very cold.
He has a rude bedside manner but worst of all he will refuse to refill prescriptions and let be without medications until you make a new appointment, even if being without your medications has ill effects on your health.