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John Dorn, PsyD

4.9 out of 5 (68 Ratings)



About John Dorn

Dr. Dorn received his undergraduate degree from the State University of New York, master’s degree in clinical psychology from Marshall University and his doctorate from the Forest Institute of Professional Psychology. His doctoral dissertation concerning cerebral dysfunction in schizophrenia was completed as part of a NIMH funded research program at the University of Chicago Biological Psychiatry Program at the Illinois State Psychiatric Institute, Chicago, IL. Dr. Dorn has subspecialty training and experience in infant and toddler mental health, pediatric, adolescent and adult clinical psychology and neuropsychology, as well as geriatrics.

Dr. Dorn’s clinical interests focus on differential diagnostic testing in the areas of neurodevelopmental disorders (autism, pervasive developmental disorders, genetic syndromes, learning disabilities), attention and learning disorders, neurocognitive aspects of neurologic disorders (strokes, aneurysms, seizure disorders, multiple sclerosis), traumatic brain injuries including concussions, and Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Moreover, Dr. Dorn has extensive experience in the evaluation of talented and gifted children and adults.

Dr. Dorn is affiliated with Southcoast Health (Brain and Spine Center as well its three affiliated hospital sites, Saint Luke’s Hospital in New Bedford, Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River and Tobey Hospital in Wareham. Dr. Dorn is also a consultant at Southcoast Behavioral Health Hospital.

Academic positions have included clinical instructor, research supervisor or adjunct faculty at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, the College of DuPage, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and the Pennsylvania State University.

Additionally, Dr. Dorn is trained as a sports psychologist and has coached both girls’ and boys’ basketball through the high school AAU level. Academic positions have included clinical instructor, research supervisor or adjunct faculty at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, the College of DuPage, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and invited lecturer at the Barnstable (Cape Cod) Police Academy.


Practicing at the following locations:

  1. Southcoast Physicians Group Neurology

    101 Page Street
    New Bedford, MA 02740

    P: 508-979-5557

    Get Directions 41.626616 -70.9383019
  2. Southcoast Physicians Group Neurology

    480 Hawthorn Street
    Dartmouth, MA 02747

    P: 508-973-9180

    Get Directions 41.625282 -70.9559079

Insurances Accepted

Southcoast accepts most major insurance plans. Call the Southcoast patient registration department at 844-297-2952 or your health plan with any questions regarding coverage.

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Patient Comments (19)

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  • Dr. Dorn is just an outstanding, amazing person to be with, who is caring and compassionate and very trustworthy.

  • Simply put this doctor generally seem to care about me. He listened to some of the concerns I had and again generally concerned, seemed very caring, listened very well, didn't push things one way the other and kind of seemed to understand where I was coming from. It was more the better doctor visits I've had in quite some time.

  • Dr Dorn is so compassionate. He makes you feel at ease. He explains the information not only for the patient to understand but the family member as well. Southcoast is very fortunate to have Dr Dorn as a member of their team.

  • Dr. Dorn's pleasant and caring manners inspire confidence. He works well with his staff. I consider myself fortunate to be his patient.

  • Had to wait 6 months for an appointment was a long time

  • The provider listened to my issues fully and answered them all completely cared about my issues

  • Dr Dorn is amazing

  • As you can see from the answer s on the questionaire, I was very pleased with the care, professionalism and time spent testing and reassuring me regarding my problem. I am 95 yrs old and would highly recommend Dr. Dorn.

  • Dr. Dorn is kind.

  • I can't suggest anything. The visit went extremely well. Thanks!

  • Only issue was the 13 months it took to get the appointment.

  • Dr. Dorn, is absolutely terrific. He listens well, he processes things well. He interacts with you well. His knowledge is second to none. It's just an extremely, he's... he's the best.

  • I was late but Dr. Dornu00A0found a way to fit me in.

  • Dr. Dorn is excellent and I am so happy my PCP referred me to him. It has been a great learning experience for me and he takes the time to understand the patient's concerns and speaks to them the patient can understand and relate to. He also listens intently to the patient and responds accordingly. He has given me great insight to my issues and allayed my fears about some others - I felt much better after my sessions with him!

  • Dr.Dorn is the best, he listens to you very carefully and makes you feel comfortable in his office.

  • Provider was kind, patient and knowledgeable

  • Dr Dornu00A0really listened to my heath concerns. He made me feel respected and validated.

  • I was very happy with my experience Thank you

  • Dr. Dorn is a terrific doctor. He's not only super knowledgeable. He went through every aspect of a an extensive survey that I took. He's also just kind of a great human being, you know, is a normal guy and gave a lot of good advice to us at the end of the conversation. Listened, very well, asked us a whole bunch of questions, gave his own opinion opinion where needed. So overall I think he is among the best doctors I've ever had since we moved here,

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