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Dr. Barbara G Orrok has the following 3 specialties
- Addiction Psychiatry
- Addiction Medicine
An addiction medicine specialist is a doctor who treats patients with addictions to substances like drugs and alcohol or, in some cases, behaviors like gambling. Many of these specialists also treat the diseases that stem from these addictions.
These physicians are specially trained to prevent and treat the disease of addiction via psychiatric means, or other fields of medicine like family or internal medicine.
A psychiatrist is a doctor with specific training in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness.
He or she can not only provide the counseling necessary to both diagnose and treat a patient, but can also prescribe medication when needed. In some cases, a psychiatrist will only provide the medication and the counseling will be provided by another healthcare specialist, like a certified counselor or psychologist.
Like other doctors, psychiatrists employ diagnostic tools like CT scans and MRI in order to observe the structure and function of a patient's brain.
Once a diagnosis is made, these specialists may use behavior or cognitive therapy in order to address the patient's condition, or a multitude of other types of therapy, in conjunction with or in place of medication.
- Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) / Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Bipolar Disorder / Manic Depressive Disorder
- Sleep Disorders
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Dr. Orrak is the WORST doctor I have ever gone too and I have. a chronic illness! It took weeks to make an appt and then she showed up late for he first patient then overbooked and I waited over two hours to see her and she could care less that she made everyone wait. I had to cancel other appts. because of her. she only wanted to push medication on me. She was sleeping as I was talking. I might have said she was just thinking with her eyes closed but she would ask me the same questions over again. She is the absolute worst. No one should waste their time with her!
Always anticipate a wait time of 30 mins plus. Felt I was treated like an addict rather than someone suffering from ptsd, among other issues, and addiction was a symptom, not the diagnosis. Over prescribed meds. Difference of opinions many times. Ever since normal receptionist left, replacement(s) have been rude, unresponsive, and intrusive. Wait time is annoying, seating is uncomfortable. Dr. Orton, however, is extremely smart, warm, a good listener, and I did trust her for a long time. I will miss her but feel I must go to someone else.
She's a wonderful doctor, and her staff is great - except that she is constantly overbooked. The wait time is ridiculous - even if you call ahead. (The waiting room is very attractive, though.) Her office is homosexual-friendly, which is why we chose her for our stepson. Not only is she kind, but she knows her stuff - I've checked. She's also good at putting medical information into lay terms. Marianne, who is a therapist in her office, is incredible. Very understanding, and (if it's OK with the patient) will bring in the whole family to involve everyone with treatment. I have referred friends to her. She and her staff would get *****Five Stars***** if not for the wait time.
Barbara has no problem spending time with you once you sit on her glider in her office. She however has no regard for the other clients that have been schedualed to see her waiting in the waiting room. Some of these are woman who need to pick up their children from school and that is why they have made an appointment. . Once is forgivable, but frequently rude. Barbara needs to scheduale people in a timely fashion. If she is going to spend an hour and a half with a person, don't scheduale someone for one hour before,( I had 10:30 appointment and was waiting and realized that another client had a 10:00 appointment and wasn't ushered in to the glider until after 11:00) (While I was still waiting a mother a daughter came in and it was sugesste to them they go get lunch because Barbara was running late) By this time I told the 2 not to take to long because I was not waiting any longer. So if you do make an appointment with Barbara, pack a lunch or dinner depending on time of day, bring lots of patience and enjoy your time on the glider because you earned. By the way I was in a really upset mood when I got there, looking forward to a nice productive session but my perspective changes so much, I figured so much out myself so maybe it was a good thing?
36 Years Experience
University of California at San Francisco
Graduated in 1982
Dr. Barbara G Orrok accepts the following insurance providers.
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Locations & Directions1435 State St, New Haven, CT
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