Psyche Dr. Barbara Strong or Richard Dorsey? (California)

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Psyche Dr. Barbara Strong or Richard Dorsey? (California)

Postby laesquire on Wed Apr 15, 2009 3:47 pm

QME Panel in Psychiatry-

Defense, Applicant or netural?

Dr. Barbara Strong in Moreno Valley

Dr. Richard Dorsey in San Bernardino
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Re: Psyche Dr. Barbara Strong or Richard Dorsey? (California)

Postby jonbrissman on Wed Apr 15, 2009 4:39 pm

Dr. Strong appears to be neutral; she writes a good report.

In two decades practicing in San Bernardino, I have never heard of Dr. Dorsey. I looked him up in the QME database (http://www.dir.ca.gov/databases/dwc/qmeCRIT.asp). He is listed in ten locations, all over the state (Murrietta, Victorville, Santa Ana, Redding, Palm Desert, Eureka, Newport Beach, San Bernardino, Glendale, and Long Beach). What does that tell you?

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Re: Psyche Dr. Barbara Strong or Richard Dorsey? (California)

Postby appliedpsych on Fri Apr 17, 2009 2:02 pm

Jon - what does it mean to you if a QME has more than one office? Please expound.
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Re: Psyche Dr. Barbara Strong or Richard Dorsey? (California)

Postby jonbrissman on Sat Apr 18, 2009 7:26 am

Appliedpsyche, I hope my perspective does not offend you. Here are some purely personal observations on physicians with multiple offices:

I am closely familiar with several AMEs and all of them are buried in work. None of them would consider opening a second, third, or tenth office because they have all the business they can accommodate at their one site. From a business standpoint, if a physician has not established a solid client base to insure that his office time is fully booked, increasing his expenses by opening more offices seems desperate. Further, a physician with multiple offices necessarily decreases the time he has available to evaluate patients because of the time that travel between offices consumes. My sense is that a successful business model entails market saturation for a single location. A physician who has adopted an inefficient business model does not inspire my confidence.

If someone articulates a different perspective, I'll keep an open mind and might revisit my conclusions.

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