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Dr. Vernon Dorfman, MD

Psychiatrist

Professional statement

Pls. contact office for fee schedule for initial psychiatric evaluation. Brief medical follow-up with/without therapy or stand-alone psychotherapy. Pls. note we require 24 hr. notice for rescheduling and cancellations. Dr. Dorfman specializes in ADD / ADHD, Sleep Disorders, Anger Management, Depression, Anxiety, and Medication Reviews. Dr. Dorfman performs IPE's for various organizations. Continuing Education includes journals. lectures, workshops, tapes, meeting, and marketing research. Courses in General Psychiatry at New York University. In 1983 at Harvard, 1984 Interview Techniques at Harvard, 1984 Psychopharmacology, 1984, 89, 92, 94, 2005 Complimentary Psychiatry at Harvard, 2005. Recent work in Forensic Psychiatry. child Psychology Seminars on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Children and Adults (Dr R. Barkley, Nov. 1991). Gave regular consultations and Seminar on Psychopharmacology to Social Workers and EAP staff. Investigate evaluations for insurance companies. Attend Dr. Stephen Stahl's comprehensive Psychiatry Psychopharmacology seminars and teleconferences.

In-network insurances

  • Cigna

Specialties

  • Psychiatrist

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Psychiatry (Psychiatry and Neurology)

Education and training

  • Medical School - Stanford University, Doctor of Medicine
  • Bergen Pines County Hospital, Residency in Psychiatry
  • Beth Israel Medical Center, Residency in Psychiatry
  • Beth Israel Medical Center (Internship)

Professional memberships

  • American Psychiatric Association

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1396861894

Office locations

Vernon G Dorfman, MD

3475 Sheridan St, Suite 203

Hollywood, FL 33021

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Excellent doctor. Thoroughly listened to my needs and concerns and offered sound advice.
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Dr. Dorfman is the best psychiatrist in Broward Co. Having met most of them through professional interactions, I can say Dr. Dorfman is knowledgeable, helpful, and most importantly he is a genuinely compassionate provider. You will feel cared for. And that's what your mental health needs most.
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Very kind and patient. I informative!!
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Dr. Dorfman is a great listener and effectively treats his patients. Great doctor!
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Dr Dorfman was great very professional great bedside manners very patient in asking the right questions., he has a way of talking you you to make you comfortable.
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Dr Dorfman listened, took the time to really find out what bothered me in a very pleasant manner. Prescribed medication does really help me a lot.
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Dr. Dorfman, MD, was a superb psychiatrist. He listened and gave necessary, on-target therapeutic advice. I rated Dr. Dorfman a full set of five stars!
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Very sharp, very warm, excellent.
More than 1 year ago
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Genuinely caring & helpful. I am so happy to have found Dr Dorfman. Highly recommend.
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Sincere, personable, attentive, informative, knowledgable
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My visit to Dr. Dorfman was truly exceptional. His practice is very welcoming and professional indeed. I recommend him to anyone.
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Very friendly and knowledgeable. Would definitely recommend him to anyone in the area
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Great doc. Easy to talk with.
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Very personable, extremely courteous and friendly.
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He was very professional and cordial. He made the atmosphere very homey so that I was able relaxed and comfortable. He amaibla as well.
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Dr. Dorfman is the best in his specialty. He is extremely knowledgeable, thorough and cares about his patients. It is very easy to pen up to Dr. Dorfman and I highly recommend him!
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Verybsatisfied with my first visit. I will go again.
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Small family-run practice. The office staff and the doctor are very accommodating, they will really go out of their way to help make your care most convenient for you.
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Dr. Dorfman is a very kind and a good listener.
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Dr. Dorfman is by far the best doctor I have been to, and I have seen quite a few since I was a teenager. I honestly can't stress enough how knowledgable, kind, compassionate and what an expert in his field heis. It is a rarity to find such a doctor, so if you are considering making an appointment, I urge you to do so. He listened, observed, took extensive history and made me feel very much at ease. I literally left feeling like a weight had been lifted off of my shoulders. Additionally, Dr. Dorfman spent all the time that was needed and did not rush me in and out of the office, which I have found is the case with previous doctors, and is a hot button for me. You will not find a better doctor in Florida, so feel very blessed when seeing Dr. Dofrman.
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He listened to everything I had to say and made me feel comfortable. I did prescribe one medication but also gave me a list of vitamins and supplements that may also help me. I would feel comfortable returning to him.
More than 1 year ago
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He was very easy to talk to with a great and comforting sense of humor, will absolutely recommend!
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Dr. Dorfman is very professional, knowledgeable, personable, and thorough. The office is very welcoming, relaxing, and private. His practice is a refreshing contrast to the "wham bam, thank you ma'am" cold services that are around today. Dr. Dorfman is the real deal.
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Dr. Dorfman is very friendly and asks a lot of questions on your first visit to get to know you. However, he is a bit patronizing and tends to try to convince you that you need more medication than you think/want.That said, I've never had to wait to see him and he is overall a kind doctor. He doesn't accept my insurance anymore, or else I would likely continue to see him.
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He is a great specialist on ADD and very professional and personal.
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Vernon Dorfman is attentive and takes the time to listen and get to know you better. He is lighthearted and makes you feel at ease. As a patient of his, he has made me feel comfortable and less nervous in hisjovial approach as a psychiatrist, something I haven't found in other people of his profession. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for a great psychiatrist!
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Dr. Dorfman is great. I have seen him twice so far and it's always been very pleasant. He knows a lot about medication and is the perfect choice if you're looking for medication management.
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As always, very satisfied.
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I came in from out of town to see the doctor and it was a great experience!
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Dr. Dorfman is amazing. He is very down to earth and makes you feel at ease, with what might other be a very uncomfortable visit. This is my first time seeing a psychiatrist (anxiety) and he has been such a greatresource and support. He spends time, asks the right questions and educates you.
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WONDERFUL DOCTOR, AND WONDERFUL PERSON
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Great Dr. with a lot of experience and always open to help and improve mental health on his patients.
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As somebody who was always left with a bad taste in their mouth with previous psychiatrists, Dr.Dorfman was a breath of fresh air. He takes his time to get to know you as a person and understand your needs. Dr.Dorfman explainedthe medication he prescribed thoroughly and also recommended vitamins to use in conjunction with the prescription which I really appreciated. When you go in to Dr.Dorfman's office you are treated as a human being and you can tell right away he genuinely cares about your well being. 5 stars across the board.
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Dr. Dorfman is personable, insightful, and he's always up to date with all of the latest advances in his field. He has been my doctor for the past 6 years, even after moving an hour away last year. Highly recommended !
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Very comforting atmosphere and a very personable. He made me feel very at ease. I highly recommend him.
More than 1 year ago
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Just such a friendly doctor ad really listened to me, had reviewed my history obviously before I saw him, and that was cool. I really liked him, would definitely recommend Dr. Forman!!
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Dr. Dorfman was very personable, welcoming, informative, and intelligent. He really went out of his way to provide excellent care. I highly recommend him.
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Very knowledgeable and friendly. I felt he was genuinely concerned about my welfare.
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Absolutely amazing!
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Excellent and very nice!
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Upon arrival I was immediately greeted by an exuberant Dr.Vernon, truly, a welcome that inspires a newcomer. The combination of professionalism, good vibes, and a relaxed disposition that Dr.Vernon brought to the table produced a harmoniousmilieu in which, collaboration, discussion, and analysis, could all take place in comfort and with ease.
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Wonderful and caring doctor.
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Very professional , understanding and very nice warm personality which helps when you are being treated by a psychiatrist
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Dr. Dorfman was friendly, smart and professional. I'm happy I made the switch to him and I will continue seeing him.
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Very personable, sharp, and insightful. Even though this was my first visit and some time had to be spend on necessary paperwork, Dr. Dorfman wanted to get to the crux of the matter and not waste time. I liked that. Ialso liked him and felt very comfortable (more than I thought I would be) talking to him. I'm glad he's in my insurance network and plan on continuing to see Dr. Dorfman. Based on my initial visit, I would have no hesitations, whatsoever, recommending him to others. (Date seen : April 2015)
More than 1 year ago
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Wonderful person and caring individual
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Dr. Dorfman is a great doctor. I love his personality and his attentiveness to my mental care!
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He is great!
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Dr. Dorfman is an extremely professional and informative doctor. I highly recommend his services.
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The experience was very pleasant. Everything went very smoothly and I am very happy with the results so far.
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